It is tragic I know, but I have been sucked into X-Factor (someone please kill me now!)
On Saturday I spent the early part of the evening playing Guitar Hero, rocking to tunes like Song 2 and Sympathy for the Devil, whilst I waited for dinner to cook (a very tasty chilli-con-carni if you must know!). Once it was ready, we switched on the TV whilst we ate (experience has taught me that Guitar Hero drums and mince-based dinners do not mix!) – X-factor happened to be on….
Now in general I do not watch a lot of TV (other than F1) – there are a few specific shows I record to watch at my convenience, such as Hustle, Apprentice and Survivors (oh and Holby City, but that is a different story!), but generally I have better things to do with my time. So I was rather horrified, and quite ashamed, to admit that I was totally hooked within 10 minutes of watching X-Factor. The thought of having to wait a day to get the results was almost (again to my eternal shame) unbearable.
Sadly it would seem that the next twelve Saturday evenings are now pre-booked. What is frustrating to me though is that there is no logically reason why I should like such mindless nonsense:
- I don’t watch much TV
- I do not much like the style of music
- I cannot stand the format – the voice over music (with appropriate cord changes) is especially annoying
- The judge’s houses are clearly not their houses but rented for the occasion
- It is all probably fixed anyway (as that annoying Katie has links to Simon Cowell and Song BMG) – http://www.anorak.co.uk/256750/tv/how-the-x-factor-and-sony-bmg-fixed-it-for-katie-waissel-aka-katie-vogel.html
- You are not even necessarily hearing what the contestants actually sound like, as auto-tuning was used for the auditions – http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-11056050
- I will never in a million years buy a single or album relating to the show
- I still have better things to do with my time
But, like an addict, I will be back for more on Saturday……….
(for the record my money (not literally) is on Cher or Matt Cardle)