Discussion in 'The X Factor' started by Shockbox, Apr 2, 2017.
I'm strangely upset about this.
So what do we think about the proposed changes?
My favourite thing about this is that they are filming auditions in Thorpe Park to "win back the viewers". WTF?!
I don't think reduced live shows is the way forward as they have always been my favourite part of the show. I really hope they cut down on the 6 Chair Bloody Challenge though as that always brings the series to a grinding halt for about 8 hours.
No novelty acts sounds like a good idea. They just make a mockery of the whole thing. If the show doesn't care about finding real talent, why should the audience? Honey G going through over the many good contestants who got ditched at Judge's Houses was a real jumping the shark moment.
As usual, they seem to be making the wrong changes! I appreciate that the revamp with Grimshaw, Murs etc was not without problems, but it was at least a step in the right direction. Simon Cowell needs to remove himself from the panel, he can't offer anything more, much like Louis and Sharon ran out of steam years ago. I quite liked having room auditions Saturdays, with arena auditions on Sundays, it gave some structure and variety to the scheduling. Somehow 6 chair challenge needs to be done faster, without skipping over it. Would be fun to see more of the process involved in making up a few bands from various cast-offs at bootcamp. Perhaps the soloists could skip bootcamp and go straight to 6 chair? Judges Houses is still my favourite stage, but they could maximise its potential by using it for online content (the contestants' second songs, travel blogs etc). Reducing the live shows is silly, as you don't leave enough time for acts to grow, or decline.
Double eliminations is a terrible idea, that year the rugby was on was terrible and led to Only The Young's unfair elimination without even the chance of a sing-off (yes, I'm still not over that).
I wonder what the basis is for making these decisions - financial? Sponsorship from Thorpe Park?
I thought ITV said a couple of years of ago that X Factor was all about the live shows?
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No that was stupid. Why bother watching the Saturday night when you could just watch the Sunday and see if they get through?
I can understand why they are cutting down on live shows. Last year's live shows were an absolute chore but that's to do with the lacklustre song choices and staging.
They should keep room auditions and bootcamp. Cut the 6 chair challenge. I don't know anyone who enjoys that. Judges house stays and then live shows. If they are having double eliminations then there should be a sing off on both nights.
The show is due to start end of August so this means that the show must be ending earlier this year - late November/early December?
Do you mean one elimination on a Saturday night and one elimination on a Sunday night (i.e. the day after)? I think that would add tension to the show. I don't like two eliminations in one programme.
Honey G was one of the best things about last year's series and I don't care what people say. When half the other acts are relying on sob stories and going on an emotional journey you need someone out there having fun and offering a bit of musical variety.
I love that she still has people shook all these months later, even if her new single is rather shit. When will Olly Murs etc.
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This really doesn't have anything to offer - it seems to focus on cutting most of the things I like (although I would be quite happy to see the six chair challenge disappear)
I always say I'm never going to watch the show, and then end up watching it. I think the last few years it has gone a bit downhill. I liked Gity last year, she had something to offer. Other people I liked were Tamara and Misha B. Misha however hasn't really been mainstream in a few years. In terms of the judges, I think Cheryl and Nicole were the only ones I really liked on the show. Sharon is alright, but she just is wacky nowadays. Louis just need to go from the panel IMO.
Viewers aren't ever going to be won back, and these pointless changes year after year are just driving them further away.
6 chair challenge is definitely here this year (I seem to be the only one who likes it, they should just use that as the audition process).
The one thing they could change that would actually improve the show so of course they keep 6 Chair Bloody Challenge!
I hope they have cut it down from 8 hours at least. The show just grinds to a halt that weekend with all the over the top theatrics.
Six chair challenge is great and better than the sing-a-song-in-a-church-hall thing they used to do. I'd just like live shows with better song choices.
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