I may hate it now, but I will readily admit, I was once an X Factor addict- hooked by the bitchy judges, tacky music choices and eager, excitable contestants.
But I have moved on. I was about 11 when I realised how incredibly bland and utterly forgettable the singers are. Honestly, try and name all the contestants from last year. £100 says you can’t do it.
And the wierd thing is, despite being almost as exciting as a cardboard factory in winter, the judges rave about the contestants! This week, one of the judges- Gary Barlow- got so fired up about one particular contestant that he actually threatened to leave the show if she got voted off! Talk about getting a bit overexcited?
Sami Brookes- the contestant who Gary almost sacrificed his job for- wasn’t even that great. She sang loudly (which, in the judges’ eyes, qualifies as brilliance), danced badly and looked like an unconvincing transvestite with all that make up and glitter the producers must have thrown on her.
Best stick to bartending, I think...
Even the ones who try to be original inevitably fail. I think that probably says something about society and television. That only the stick thin, attractive and untalented can ever make it. What’s worse is that we, as viewers, seem to condone this belief. So I urge you, please!
Do NOT watch The X Factor!