- Makes your hair stand on end
So is it all just an over-rehearsed script? A singing soap opera, orchestrated
to keep the viewing figures up and the phone lines buzzing? Talk of drugs
and ‘goings-on’ in Boot Camp and regular flare ups between the judges.
Louis Walsh has been given the ‘over-25s’, when he really wanted to manage
He said: “I was not happy, but I’ve come to terms with it now and said
sorry to the guys for overreacting. It was the shock of not getting the
groups because I was really passionate about them.”
This follows on from his well-publicised sacking and reinstatement as
an X-Factor judge, earlier in the year. Meanwhile, Sharon Osbourne is
rumoured to have said she won’t do another X-Factor series, but has signed
a 3-year deal to continue with ‘America’s Got Talent’.
Simon Cowell the master spin doctor; whose Mr Nasty image can deliver
gold dust like Leona Lewis the 2006 winner; or convince out of tune hopefuls
that they have talent because viewers sympathise with the cringe factor!
So why does anyone care what Mr Nasty thinks? The man who savours and
nurtures his image with such immortal statements as:
like the fact that we’ll see so much disappointment over the week.
I love that. Disappointing 250 people - great way to earn a living!”
N’s one redeeming feature is that he can spot raw talent with his eyes
shut! Anyone watching him sit spellbound by Leona’s performance in the
final, knows it’s not just about the money. Feeling the hairs stand up
on the back of your neck when someone sings is 100 percent X-Factor.
Talking of hair raising experiences – we thought we would give Louis and
Sharon an image makeover to show Simon they can still identify with the