Apparently, the X Factor is a fix.
This breaking news has adorned the front pages recently. Apparently, one of the producers (or something, my interest waned immediately after I realised this came as a shock to some people) was seen coming onto the judges panel and advising Louis “I Think Jedward Was A Good Idea” Walsh on how to cast his vote. If anything, this is less a scandal and more an excellent idea, in my humble opinion. Let’s be honest, the guy clearly doesn’t know what constitutes good singing. His biggest claim to fame was Westlife after all, and I’d say they were mediocre at best.
People are now starting to realise that The X Factor is less a talent show than it is a sad quest for ratings. I don’t think I’m alone in the opinion that no legitimate talent show would allow such monstrosities and Jedward, Frankie Cocozza, One Direction and “Generic Young Lad Who Can’t Sing But Happens To Be ‘Cute’ In The Eyes Of Mindless Little
S heep Girls #200403″ to pass the application stage, let alone make it to the live finals and, god forbid, earn stardom. Then again, whatever qualification constitutes celebrity status these days is very low par and uninteresting anyway, so this isn’t too hard to believe.
On a similar note, no legitimate talent show would allow such musical geniuses as Cheryl Cole and Louis Walsh to be judges anyway. At least Tulisa Contostavlos and Gary Barlow actually have musical talent and therefore valid judgement, such as it is. I mean, come on. Louis Walsh thinks Jedward are a good act (I really can’t stress this point enough), while Cheryl Cole can’t sing, can’t (as far as I’m aware, if proven wrong I’ll revoke this point) make music of any description, can’t produce music and is by no stretch of the imagination an “artist”.
I’ve always been somewhat aware that this travesty of a TV show was a fix. Not to begin with, I’ll admit, but it very quickly became obvious. I’m really quite disappointed that this revelation actually shocked anyone at all. I just hope people managed to realise that it was always more about the Judges themselves than the contestants; if you’ve ever watched the show, you don’t need me to point out reasons why that’s true. It’s pretty obvious.
To wrap this up, don’t watch The X Factor. You’ll just be playing into their selfish, greedy hands.