'Wait until the braces come off': Dicko says 14-year-old Shiane isn't ready for X Factor

Ian "Dicko" Dickson has criticised the parents of teenaged X Factor finalist Shiane Hawke.

Speaking to 2UE radio, the former Australian Idol judge said he believed the 14-year-old is "not ready" to face public scrutiny.

"She's wearing [braces] ... she can't enunciate the songs properly," he said.

"Why on Earth didn't her mother wait a year until the braces came off?”

While Dicko conceded that it would be eight years before Shiane found her "real self and her real voice", her father Andrew has said she's "coping well".

"As long as it's fun and an adventure, then it's all good," Andrew told the NT News.

And what an adventure: Reports have surfaced that Shiane might be rubbing shoulders with a very special guest tonight.

According to News Limited, Pink has touched down in Australia three days before her scheduled arrival, and might perform on tonight's show, jetlag and all!

Pink is visiting the country until early October to promote her new album The Truth About Love, which has just become this year's fastest-selling album locally. Click here to preview it.

Sofia Vergara Condones Paying For SexSofia Vergara Condones Paying For Sex Kendra Wilkinson Shows-Off Baby Bump In BikiniKendra Wilkinson Shows-Off Baby Bump In Bikini Justin Bieber Stops By Drake Bell's Album Release PartyJustin Bieber Stops By Drake Bell's Album Release Party Andrew Garfield Defends Justin Bieber's BehaviorAndrew Garfield Defends Justin Bieber's Behavior Kristen Stewart & Robert Pattinson Could Have Awkward Run-InKristen Stewart & Robert Pattinson Could Have Awkward Run-In
  • TV Guide

  • Sydney (Change region)
  • Tonight
  • Now/next
Watch full seasons and catch-up on the latest episodes free!
The Block- Free TV Episodes OnlineWATCH IT FREEThe BlockFans v Faves
AUS | Reality
Love Child - watch tv shows onlineWATCH IT FREELove ChildSeason 1
AUS | Drama
Fat Tony & CoWATCH IT FREEFat Tony & CoSeason 1
AUS | Drama
2 Broke GirlsWATCH IT FREE2 Broke GirlsSeason 3
USA | Comedy
Most clicked
TV Ratings
Official top 10 | 2/3/2014-8/3/2014
Show title
1.My Kitchen Rules - Mon7
2.My Kitchen Rules - Tues7
3.My Kitchen Rules - Wed7
4.My Kitchen Rules - Sun7
5.The Block: Fans v Faves - Sun9
6.Love Child9
7.The Block: Fans v Faves - Tues9
8.The Block: Fans v Faves - Mon9
9.Fat Tony & Co9
10.Downton ABbey7