Is the recent X Factor scandal the final nail in the coffin?By Editor
It seems like every year TV critics find reason to criticise the once untouchable behemoth that is X Factor. Be it the novelty acts like Wagner that Louis Walsh insists on taking to live shows, the apparent declining level of talent each year or the borefest that was the two-year stint where Gary Barlow reigned supreme with his onslaught of winging and sighing, there was a feeling that the show wasn’t to be permanent fixture on Saturday forever.
Except then Simon Cowell announced his return, and for some reason optimism reared its head again and many of us got excited that the upcoming series was going to be a return to the legendary era of contestants like JLS, One Direction and Olly Murs.
But now a scandal has come out regarding the picks for the judge’s house section, and cast ugly shame upon the flagship show – something that might ruin the program for good.
According to The Sun, loyal audiences at Wembley Arena were flabbergasted as they watched producers tell the four judges who to take through and who to discard. Following this, the crowd allegedly booed loudly over a singer’s performance until the show’s compere Ian Royce pleaded with those complaining, highlighting their rudeness.
The tabloid report that he said: “This act don’t deserve that booing, this is there opportunity so you give them the same respect you’ve given every other act tonight. This is their big moment make sure you give it to them!”
The show, which is set to return in the latter part of this month, will now have to hope the British public have short memories, or the newly revitalised judging panel of Simon Cowell, Cheryl Fernandez-Versini and Mel B may not be enough to get the good ship X Factor going again.
What do you guys think? Are you over singing competitions are you hungry for more?