Discussion in 'The X Factor' started by Matgo, Jan 8, 2021.
I guess they need something to fill the void in their Autumn schedule.
I assume this is to be in a virtual audience?
Same as the last 5 years then.
"the true daddy"? A gay intern at work again?
That page has been up for ages. I don't think there is going to be a series this year. Dermot said in December "'It definitely won't be next year, so it will probably be back in 2022.'"
I know everyone says that nothing can save The X Factor and 99% of me would agree. It was embarrassing how unwatchable it became.
However I do think they’re missing a trick by not tapping into the Nostalgia-Factor. It’s the only that can save a nearly-dead show.
It is now over a decade (how did that happen?) since The X Factor’s glory days, which is enough time to serve something of a nostalgia package. Remind people why it was so huge and such a national talking point at one time. Do a ‘Best ever performances/contestants/judges’ countdown show. Do a documentary about the most successful contestants and what made them so successful. Do an All Stars series with Queens Diana Vickers and Cher Lloyd and Ruth Lorenzo! Bring back Cheryl & Dannii.
I don’t know. It just feels like they’re missing out on the most obvious thing.
The only thing I'd be interested in now is an All Stars series, The celeb one was shite and I didn't bother with that rushed group one so can't comment but the regular format is stale, Throw money at some of the big past contestants and flesh it out with Kelly Peakman, Ablisa and Debbie Stevens.
She was good wasn’t she? Let’s face it. And that is the truth of the matter.
I believe the reason they scrapped the idea of an Allstars show was that they couldn't find enough of the good contestants who were prepared to do it.
Whilst I think it'll continue to be difficult for the show to make stars, I'm not convinced the show is dead as a television programme yet. Everyone makes out that nobody watched it anymore, but if you discount the mess that was the Celebrity series, the last regular edition in 2018 was still able to pick up 7 million viewers on a good week - more than The Voice and virtually anything else ITV has to offer on a weekend, and nobody seems to have any issue with the fact that continues on pointlessly every year.
With the right judging panel, good production values, tweaks to the format and some luck with finding some decent contestants, the show is worth bringing back.
That's what they get for chewing them up and spitting them out.
The Voice on ITV is one of the cheapest high profiles shows they can produce. 2 Live shows, and the rest can be pre recorded in bulk instalments. X Factor's commitment to 8 (ish) weeks of live shows, an arena final, high profile judges and 'mentoring' makes it a far more costly endeavour to produce.
In an era when you can become a global superstar through short form social media videos and build your own platform. I don't know what the show can do to adapt or change with the times. I'm not sure how they could change the system, Big Band week just doesn't hit like it used to.
All true, but I was talking more about the perception that TXF was a waste of time because nobody watches it anymore and that there's no point in flogging a dead horse etc.
I think because The Voice never had amazing ratings since it started and definitely not since it switched to ITV it's not viewed as a flop. It's viewed as light hearted entertainment.
The X Factor at its peak was the biggest show in the UK and produced multiple stars capable of worldwide hits.
So getting Voice like ratings just isn't seen as good enough for it.
They should invite back people that got to Judges houses but not live shows, Beats trying to work auditions around restrictions and might be finally justice for Queens Gamu and Melanie McCabe.
The show died when the Louis, Simon, Cheryl, and Dannii panel was disrupted. Why Simon would ruin the show when it was at an all time high?
I disagree, it seemed to work well when Simon left and Gary Barlow took over, the wheels truly came off when Sharon returned, followed by Simon the following year. Instead of moving forward the show kept sinking back in on itself.
Anyone know where I can watch the Dannii Piers Morgan Life Stories uncut in good quality?
I don't think he particularly fancied going back and forth across the Atlantic every week (as Len Goodman and Bruno Tonioli did for several years doing Strictly/Dancing With The Stars). He prioritised getting X Factor off the ground in the US, and it might even have worked out for him had The Voice not stolen his thunder by launching six months ahead of it. And it wasn't just him; Dannii was still on Australia's Got Talent and had recently become a mother so wanted to settle in one place, and she wanted that place to be Australia (who could blame her?)
I can see the show returning in 2022, with Dermot, Cheryl, Simon and Louis back (I doubt Dannii), a Girls Aloud performance for the 20th anniversary, etc.
The show would need an overhaul though. Maybe take some pointers from Little Mix: The Search which felt more "old school" and focused on finding and developing popstars and less about making people cry, laughing at people, etc.
Did anyone see UK Drag Race last week? Jessie Ware would make a great judge/mentor.
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