So Now X Factor Is Over.

Hey Folks,

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So now X Factor is over for one more year.

Although Matt Cardle will receive a £1m recording contract,  there is only one real winner here, and that is the talented Mr. Simon Cowell.
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It has been estimated that 2o+ million of us watched the show last night….and have paid an estimated £6m+, for the privilege of voting!

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There are reports that the ITV advertising income is incredibly lucrative, being sold at a rumoured quarter of a million pounds per 30 seconds, which would have been somewhere in the region of £25m for the weekend!

What phenomenal sums of money to be talking about, in a world of recession

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Personally I did not enjoy the finalists section of the show as much as I have in the past, mostly because of the interference with the judging process and the way that the four judges push hard for certain contestants….calling then geniuses and superstars and unique talents when they are not.

Now that so much profit is involved I feel that Simon has totally lost the sharp edge that he first became so popular for….now I find him to be anodyne and wishy-washy at best!

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I never thought I would say this, but I don’t like to feel manipulated and irritated, so given the way I feel at present…. I may not bother reporting on X Factor next year!

However we will see, I expect I might have forgotten about it by then and it is amusing to see the first auditions where peoples’ hopes triumph over the reality that they actually cannot sing at all.

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Shame really, as I think a lot more people now feel less prepared to be interested, or to believe that the best acts will always have impartial judging and an equal chance to win.

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There was the revelation about technical enhancement of the televised singing of the most promising audition acts, to make them sound better.

Very good natural singers, liked by the public, not being chosen at the judges houses because other people made better television regardless of their poorer quality.

Two singers being excused the fact that they forgot their songs this year at judges’ houses, when in the past that was not the case

Good acts being thrown out at judges’ choice, to blatantly keep unpopular acts who had been in the bottom for weeks.

People being bought out of contracts before the show began.

Talk of the favourite acts being given an unfair amount of their mentor’s time, while other acts felt ignored.

Changes made to voter’s choice, in favour of a sing-off, to save an unpopular act.

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There have been so many protests and different complaints to Ofcon this year.

In fact it has been reported that they are now going to be subject to an Ofcon check into breaking the broadcasting rules about the promotion of commercial products, this being because Dermot said that viewers should download guest singers’ somgs.

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The most recent complaint is said to be beause the show tried to hire musicians in a way that contravened employment law.

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There is only one thing we, the viewers, can say to all of this really….Baaaa Baaaa Baaaaa!

….and pass the mint sauce.

What do you think?

J.

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