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The X Factor 2018

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

  1. An All-Star Edition would make me watch again, to be honest, and it would be a nice farewell season to end the show with (which of course won't happen).
     
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  2. I would love the all-star edition. They did that with AGT and it was fantastic.
     
  3. I read Matt Richardson’s tweet before I saw any news story. He made it sound like the show has been completely cancelled.

     
  4. I am here for this if only to see Ruth Lorenzo and Saara Aalto on the same show.
     
  5. RhythmNative

    RhythmNative Moderator

    All Stars with former contestants from The X Factor and BGT (the singers obviously) could be pretty good.

    You could stick the odd soap star in that you know could sing (like Steph Davis), but I really don’t need to see Loose Women and footballers on it for comedy value.

    I wouldn’t scrap the auditions either. There’s enough former contestants to pack out a couple of arena based audition shows. And part of the surprise would be who is going to step out next.

    If you do a pre-announced cast and straight into the Live Shows like Strictly, you lose that shock value.

    And please get rid of “Overs”. The vast majority will be over 25 anyway by virtue of being All Stars. Just have three judges; Female Soloists, Male Soloists and Groups. And bring back the Bottom Two sing off and judges eliminate.
     
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  6. That would actually probably make me watch it again to be honest. Also I know it would never happen, but if they are doing an All Stars then I would want the 'All Stars' panel of Simon, Cheryl, Dannii and Louis.

    Also I wonder if this is in response to the surprise success of The Masked Singer in the US, Simon wanting to beat a potential UK launch of that with his own Celebrity singing talent show.
     
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  7. They've done Celebrity X Factor before and it was a disaster. I know that was years ago, but Simon said it would never happen again. I was hoping that would be true.

    All Stars is something I'd be up for watching. Especially as you could probably include winners in it. I mean what is Leon Jackson doing these days?

    I am sure you'd get the likes of Jedward along for the ride too.

    What potential All Stars haven't burnt their bridges with the show or Simon?

    Obviously as Loose Woman and ITV darling Stacey Solomon would do this.
     
  8. 360

    360

    Well this is unexpected and interesting news. I'd tune in for an All-Stars version but only providing they could encourage a decent array of former X Factor alumni to return. Like, they would need a strong line-up and it may be difficult to sway them relative to the usual contingent of the eager public hopefuls. For example, would someone like Diana Vickers return? She wasn't a winner but did have the spark of a moderately successful (albeit short) career so could they get her? Same goes for most of everyone who'd be eligible.

    Also if Jedward returned it'd be the TV moment of the year. Their Britney Spears/Oops I Did It Again performance was the most hilarious and legendary thing I've ever seen.
     
  9. Having a quick look back on google there is quite a few contestants that genuinely would excite me to see come back. From the search these are some of the potential names I could see possibly returning. I do think they could have a ratings winner here if they get it right with their choices.

    Diana Vickers
    Amelia Lily
    Louisa
    Stacey Soloman
    Sam Bailey
    Ruth Lorenzo
    Laura White
    Mary Byrne
    Saara Alto
    Cher
    Fleur
    Joe McElderry
    Leon Jackson
    Matt Terry
    Aidan Grimshaw
    Ray Quinn
    Jedward
    Wagner

    I could also see someone like Aston taking part but as a soloist. Also get Gamu.

    Anyone got any good group suggestions?
     
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  10. They've all disbanded I think, but Union J, Only The Young, 4th Impact, The Cutkelvins and Reggie n Bollie would be good. I'd personally love to see The Risk/Nu Vibe and Miss Frank, but that's just me.

    Also, looking back at X Factor Groups, Belle Amie really did crawl so that Little Mix could run.
     
  11. Who I want to see :

    Leona Lewis
    Alexandra Burke
    Diana Vickers
    Rebecca Ferguson
    Ella Henderson
    Tamera Foster
    Cher Lloyd
    Amelia Lily
    Fleur East
    Louisa Johnson


    Who we’ll probably get :

    Ruth Lorenzo
    Saara Alto
    Lucy Jones
    Rachel Adedeji
    Janet Devlin
    Misha B
    Hannah Barrett
    Lola Saunders
    Lauren Murray
    Stacey Solomon
    Grace Davies
    Holly Tandy


    Joe McElderry
    Matt Cardle
    Marcus Collins
    Jahméne Douglas
    Ben Haenow
    Matt Terry
     
  12. Yeah there’s no way the Leona’s or Alexandra’s of this world will do this - maybe a guest performance on the results show. That said, your more realistic line up is still decent and I’d totally watch that.
     
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  13. Let's put Sam Callahan there too so he can do another GT shoot.
     
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  14. And George Shelley as a solo artist.
     
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  15. If it's an Allstars version, it would include international contestants too. Totally here for Samantha Jade, Dami Im and the queens of X-Factor Australia to come and wipe out the UK competition.
     
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  16. I want:

    Alexandra Burke
    James Arthur
    Leona Lewis
    Louisa Johnson
    Matt Cardle
    Ruth Lorenzo
    Rebecca Ferguson
    Little Mix
    Ben Haenow
    Fleur East
    Diana Vickers
    Laura White
    Sam Bailey
     
  17. From Popbitch...

    News broke late last night that Simon Cowell has halted production on this year's edition of X Factor because he's had the extremely fresh idea of giving his ailing franchise a "dramatic overhaul". The usual tabloid suspects are already spinning the Syco line that this is all definitely Simon's idea, but the actual story is a little different.

    Network bosses at ITV have been wanting to pull X Factor after last year's ratings massacre but are finding it hard to wriggle out of the contract. Not least because Cowell has a hostage in the form of Britain's Got Talent, a show that ITV can't afford to lose.

    ITV tried to offer him a bigger, more prestigious deal for BGT earlier this week if he'd only do the decent thing and stick the bullet in X Factor, but he's not budging – and he's got contract law on his side.

    So now we all have to suffer the consequences as he improvises his Plan B.

    Curious how Cowell's most loyal lapdogs are now casually reporting that Syco's contract with ITV runs to the end of this year – when as recently as November they were insisting that X Factor wasn't in crisis and was under contract to run until 2022.
     
  18. They really need to do what they do with Got Talent. Have the live shows over the October Half Term week especially if they do a celebrity version.
     
  19. 360

    360

    The plot thickens...

    Yep, this all sounds entirely believable and what were seeing was pure spin. The problem with the X Factor last year wasn't just the ratings annihilation but also a huge lack of interest and even media coverage compared to previous years, even just compared to the year before, or the year before that. X Factor has faded significantly and ITV probably saw the writing on the wall. It'd be interesting to see who wins out but it seems because of the contract Simon will get his way. X Factor All Stars version here we come I guess.
     
  20. I am going to be really disappointed if they just do a Celeb version, I really want an All Stars now. The potential of this has actually generated some excitement in me again about X Factor after years of not watching.
     
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