James2 - 4:43 pm on Dec 16, 2010 (gmt 0)
probably worth noting that today's artists have to sell about a quarter of the records they did in the 60's to get a number 1
does anyone take x factor seriously? really? it's a tv show, it's not for music and i think most people realise this. where are past winners? nowhere except the odd one which is rare. they're not finding talent, they're doing tele.
they're all just singers doing covers as has been mentioned. it's kareoke with a sob story thrown in for a bit of drama. i blame facebook for making everybody think they're a celebrity. the media aren't to blame as they must follow public trends to stay alive
someone defined facebook as a method of finding out what people you hated at school ate for lunch
i've watched two x-factors in my life, both recent episodes and i saw the beatles get raped repeatedly. i had to watch some of it from behind the sofa.
while i'm ranting, why is cheryl cole famous? why does her opinion matter? was it her abh record when she beat up that girl in a toilet or the ones she mimes to? or for marrying a footballer and getting a divorce?
the x factor is totally scripted. love him or hate him, and i despise him, simon cowell is incredibly media savvy. 'it's immoral to let a sucker keep their money' and he's rinsing pretty much all of the suckers so fair play at the end of the day