I can’t even begin to tell you how much I hate The X Factor. I would go as far as to say that I believe it’s the worst television programme ever created. I’ve never actually watched it but inevitably you see and hear excerpts on various other shows and every year I find myself staggered at the total lack of talent on display. This year, an Ewok came third. Seriously. Peter Kay tried to spoof TV talent shows recently but it wasn’t necessary – they mock themselves with their own absurdity. You can’t invent any act that is more ridiculous than the ones that already exist. The only X Factor winner to have any sort of success is Leona Lewis and she’s incredibly overrated. The others have achieved precisely nothing for obvious reasons.
The term X Factor, to me, means someone with a special ingredient that elevates them above the average. Someone with an engaging personality, someone who thinks for themselves and has something to say. Trouble is, anybody with any of these qualities would never apply to be on such a show in the first place. The judges are basically panning for gold in a sewage outlet.