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X Factor Sucks don't get me started
X Factor is it really that bad?
X Factor sucks but as far as TV talent shows go. It is about as entertaining as gets, unfortunately. This is where we have come to as a species.
Who are these 'Judges' and why do these contestants seek their approval?
Have you ever wondered why so many seemingly talentless people put themselves through the humiliating spectacle of the auditions.
This part of the show is in fact the most entertaining part of the whole thing.
The self delusion of these 'Acts' beggars belief. It's a social watchers dream come true.
You have to ask: 'is this show the right place to expose their talents to the public'.
it used to be that you had to actually practice your art or talent before inflicting it on the public.
The internet and web, have given us countless millions of YouTube videos with talents looking for a wider audience. There are some very creative people out there... but not many.
It seems that the good old fashioned family TV talent shows, are still alive and kicking and still giving us plenty of laughs.
As TV battles for relevance in the web based entertainment era; old school entertainment TV shows like X Factor and Britain's Got Talent still attract big viewing figures. These shows are regularly in the top 10.
People do like talent shows. There is no getting away from that fact. But please let us have some people that have actually practiced a little, like the ladies in the following video.
The Revolving Door of Judges
X factor contestants...The Other Talent
'This is the one opportunity in my life; to win' (16 yrs old) 'I've wanted this all my life' (11 yrs old)
The wannabe pop-stars make these assertions, as if saying the words alone are sufficient to get them a place on the show. It usually does, if they have a smidgen of talent and look cute.
Alternatively they looks hideous, sound awful and can be used for their spectacle value. Like a modern day freak show. In this overtly politically correct world. This kind of show is where the public can laugh openly at these misguided people without the guilt.
It is a TV show which can be highly entertaining. More for the spectacle of people who 'think' they can sing, rather than the actual talent that emerges sometimes.
The vast bulk of these 'talents' believe that they are owed, nay entitled to become a pop star, and join the long line of useless piles of tripe, that have been foisted on the public, by these talent shows. It can be hilarious when they get a reality check from the judges.
In their attempt to get into "boot camp". These talents screech at the tops of their voices and butcher so many old favorite songs. That it can become painful to watch.
When a songwriter writes a song. It has a melody. This seems lost on many of the contestants.
The Search for More Money
In some kind of hideously sadistic selection process, they are gradually reduced to a few that can at least carry a tune in a bucket.
Those that are rejected try to leave with a little dignity; Those that made it, stand and wait, until the next cull.
This year has produced some good singers. However it is up to the public to decide who will win ultimately.
This is the power of dreams.
Instead of realizing that the judges, have little in the way of real power to decide, which act succeeds, as it is a public vote. The judges do try their hardest to keep people that can sing in the show.
The public however often vote with their cash, and buy the records of people that have actually lost in the contest. This has happened several times. It is, getting them exposure, so in that respect everyone wins.
What about the downright untalented
Talent like scum will always rise to the surface. These poor hapless delusional fools are willingly being exploited by these TV talent shows. Because they want to be famous. They assume that being famous equates to making a fortune. This is rarely true. Some just want to be famous. As if It is an end in itself.
While it used to appear to be a bit of fairly harmless, mindless fun. It seems that the game has changed. The auditions phase is still very funny.
It becomes a bore, when they try to 'make' a pop star, out of someone that 'looks' like a pop-star, this is when x factor sucks big time. We are subjected to weeks of the same 'artistes' who lose themselves, in an increasingly managed profile.
How many x factor winners can you remember?
It is a clever method to develop a fan-base, but it seems these fans are fickle and do not stick around long term. The winners seem to fade faster than a Primarny t-shirt.
It is shaping up to be quite an interesting show this year, with some great female singers. Who knows who will win. The public will decide.
X Factor 2012 Contender Meltdown
It's Now Up To The Public Vote
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Will You Watch X Factor 2012
It's your chance to vote
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Ex XFactor Contestant reveals all below
- experience of the x-factor audition process
Many of you dream of being the next x factor finalist and if you are prepared to spend a lot of money, queue for hours in the cold and wet to find you are not even seeing the real judges, or to get knocked back and then watch loads of bad singers sai