The Eagles On 'American Idol' And 'X Factor': 'They've Turned It Into "Glee"'

04/25/2013 03:35 pm ET
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The Eagles are not fans of singing competition shows, specifically "American Idol" and "The X Factor."

"The nature of these shows is such is that they make everybody want to be big and big for the camera and big for the audience and you know, for myself I would just as soon somebody just stood there and sing the damn song," band member Glenn Frey told The Hollywood Reporter.

"Yeah, they've turned it into 'Glee,'" Don Henley added, referencing Ryan Murphy's musical dramedy on Fox.

Multiple "Idol" contestants have covered the Eagles' songs, including Season 1 runner-up Justin Guarini, who performed "Desperado." "The X Factor" Season 1 winner Melanie Amaro also performed "Desperado" during her time on the show.

For more from the Eagles, including their feelings on Frank Ocean, click over to THR.

"American Idol" airs on Wednesdays and Thursday at 8 p.m. ET on Fox.

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