Sunday, 21 September 2008

X Factor

Last night Jo came round for supper and we watched 'The X Factor". I've completely missed it this year and last night was the final auditions. Usually I am glued to the audition stage because it's so damn funny!! All those people who genuinely think that they can sing and stand a chance - folks with delusional tendencies. I can sing - a bit - but I would never, ever, ever , ever put myself through the humiliation and shame of going on that programme - because I can only sing a bit - and hold no delusional views about how good a singer I am - I'm pretty crap really and it's something I do for myself and my own pleasure!!!

I was laughing my head off at some of the entrants last night. Every year the show brings out the latest attempts a re-creating the next boy band of the decade. Last night it was the turn of the "Wannabees" (seriously - that was the best name they could come up with....hopeless!) who said they were going to be next best thing to the Beatles........Errrrrm, No! They were shite and wouldn't even be as good as a woodlouse!!!

One person completely murdered Eva Cassidy's 'Somewhere over the Rainbow' (and quite frankly should have been shot) ...then there was a girl called Yvonne who cringe-ingly begged Simon for a place (you just wouldn't beg would you?) It's full of freaks and nutters - great TV though. I really love it when people get rejected and then get annoyed with Simon and start having a go...do they really think that he's going to be upset and bothered by what they say - or change his mind? Some fat bird with teeth missing and half her scuzzy family outside who has no chance of anything apart from maybe a part time job at Aldi starts to tell Simon Cowell (multi millionaire pop impressario) that he's wrong and she's the best thing to hit the music scene since Julie Andrews - come on people!!! Hilarious!!!! And then in comes Mother and starts having a go as well - very very funny!!!

One young man called Dwayne who was a childhood friend of Leona Lewis sang a Stevie Wonder song and was truly amazing - he got through. When he sang it made all the skin on my arms go goose-pimply!!!

....There was of course the usual round of people with sob stories...why would you tell the judges about the recent loss of your Nan, or your Mum unless you wanted it to influence their decision? Doh!

And finally - there was amazing Betty. 80 years of age and looking like a Pearly Queen. She did a very funny rendition of "We're having a Gang-bang...we're having a Ball" and got through to the next round!!!

I really like Simon Cowell - mainly because he's so honest (and you all know how I feel about that!) He's also a very very clever chap - he knows how to keep people interested in his programmes!!!

4 comments:

  1. Sorry Trace but Simon Cowell is just a total tosser. If he is so good at spotting talent how come the useless twats that win X-Factor have one album out and then vanish?

    It happens because he is spending zero cash on a useless band that gets a big record deal and then goes nowhere, but he does not mind as he gets a massive fee for signing them up!

    I suppose in some way you could call him clever. He is making pots of cash by being rubbish at his job!

    Seriously, I can spot talent better than he can. There are people who play in local pubs in Sheffield who are better than all the people that have won X-Factor combined!

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  2. Sorry Trace but Simon Cowell is just a total tosser. If he is so good at spotting talent how come the useless twats that win X-Factor have one album out and then vanish?

    It happens because he is spending zero cash on a useless band that gets a big record deal and then goes nowhere, but he does not mind as he gets a massive fee for signing them up!

    I suppose in some way you could call him clever. He is making pots of cash by being rubbish at his job!

    Seriously, I can spot talent better than he can. There are people who play in local pubs in Sheffield who are better than all the people that have won X-Factor combined!

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  3. Simon notices talent (Leona Lewis) and also notices what sells, ie. the cheeky girls, and same difference. He knows the business, and it works, it makes me laugh when people have a go at him telling him he knows nothing, he hasnt got all that money by sitting on his arse!
    Also, the sob story the other night made me cry...I'm such a girl sometimes!

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  4. Simon notices talent (Leona Lewis) and also notices what sells, ie. the cheeky girls, and same difference. He knows the business, and it works, it makes me laugh when people have a go at him telling him he knows nothing, he hasnt got all that money by sitting on his arse!
    Also, the sob story the other night made me cry...I'm such a girl sometimes!

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