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The X Factor 2018

Discussion in 'The X Factor' started by bichard, Jan 13, 2018.

  1. It's The Sun...
     
  2. It struck me the other day that, while all of the "X-Factor Dying Hype Machine" focuses on "Nicole or Cheryl, they won't work together" each year, I find it more strange that in all these series, Cheryl and Sharon have never shared a panel...
     
  3. And this is part of the reason X Factor isn’t doing well. People need a break from the show. Stories like this mean it’s in the press all year round and people are sick of it before the show even starts.
     
  4. Apparently Dermot's now confirmed Cheryl's return.
     
  5. 360

    360

    Though I enjoyed 2017's series, particularly the focus on original songs with Grace and Rak-su, I'm not that hyped for this year's one. Cheryl potentially returning is great, but I doubt she'll boost ratings. Just feels like it has been years since the X Factor was popular and relevant and now its fading away.

    That said, I'm probably a hypocrite, since when it starts I'll end up tuning in anyway, like every year.
     
  6. Aidan Martin will release "Punchline" as a single on March 27.
     
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  7. It's 2018.
     
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  8. 360

    360

    Amazing! Loved that song and loved his performance of it. Hope it's not too late for it to have an impact. He may not have become a great live show contestant but that track is emotive and wonderful.

    Awesome it's getting a release. Looking forward to hearing a studio version of it.
     
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  9. So?
     
  10. Is New Direction the b-side?
     
  11. No idea, just read about the release on FB.
     
  12. Sorry I was being silly because of his performance here...
     


  13. Shove me to the side, my jumpsuit-and-fake-eyelashes queen.
     
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  14. According to The Sun Nicole has been 'axed' and Louis and Sharon although originally contracted are likely to be terminated too. Simon apparently wants a shake up and if I had it my way he shouldn't be back either, he works on BGT but no longer X Factor imo.

    Craig David, Louis Tomlinson, Cheryl, Alesha, Kylie, Mariah Carey are among the rumoured names.

    It is going to take a serious reboot to make me tune in again I think, it has just become so stale sadly and it is more than just the judging panel.
     
  15. Don't Kylie and Mariah both have tours at the end of 2018? As much as I'd love to see one of them on the panel, it seems unlikely. I can't see Alesha doing it either. If they bring Cheryl back, I want them to try and get Mel B back - that was an amazing pairing.
     
  16. Yeah I liked Mel and Cheryl together too and she clearly still has a good relationship with Simon as she still judges AGT, but once again it would be the show looking back instead of trying something new.
     
  17. They need to do some proper audience testing of format changes this time around. Completely misunderstood viewing habits last year, and introduced too many duds.

    Mammoth episodes don’t work anymore. Higher number of shorter eps please. Get some auditions on YouTube / Facebook and put a few contestants through to boot camp or judges houses based on viewcounts (don’t worry if people don’t appear in auditions episodes - nobody watches them all anyway). Get a songwriter on the panel. Do more duets between contestants. Dial down the drama.
     
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  18. This show is shit now. Nothing can save it.
     
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  19. And the cycle starts again...
     
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