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X factor is in crisis

We are not here to gloat. After all X Factor has provided some of the great music moments of the last decade with every winner going to become a household name and some great music being written, sort of.

So let’s gloat.

The current series is in a crisis, viewing figures are tumbling and the current crop of karaoke chancers are even worse than usual. The so called judges vary from some bloke called Loius Walsh who looks like he has wandered onto the wrong programme and waves his hands about like a pensioner confused about crossing the road to Gary Barlow who is not exactly riveting TV and has apparently had his ‘witty’ off the cuff remarks written for him by a script writer. The are also two women judges whose names no- one can remember and do all the pretending to be emotional stuff that only a soggy coach potato could be fooled by.

There is talk of crisis meetings and confusion and viewers deserting one of the most cynical and manipulative shows of all time to the far more popular Strictly Come Dancing. X Factor which is still branded as a music programme by the easily deluded is on a dramatic slide and one insider told us could be axes unless there were drastic changes…

X Factor in a crisis
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Award winning journalist and boss of Louder Than War. In a 30 year music writing career, John was the first to write about bands such as Stone Roses and Nirvana and has several best selling music books to his name. He constantly tours the world with Goldblade and the Membranes playing gigs or doing spoken word and speaking at music conferences.


  1. Most of the Xfactor has been aweful to date. Especially this time round, I simply cannot bear to watch it as I think it is a deep insult to the music industry. Get rid of it please and bury the concept once and for all. Cowell’s done very well out of it and good on him, but enough is enough now, it’s embarrassing.

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