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The X Factor UK 2014

Discussion in 'The X Factor' started by MrJames, Feb 7, 2014.

  1. Cheryl started quite well and picked probably the most interesting people in her category but she lost interest when the show and public clearly valued the dullards over potential stars like Steph. When she's fired up and wants her acts to succeed she is a much better judge.
  2. Olly is 'in talks'.
  3. I actually thought Cheryl was at her best last series. Mel started off well and then veered into a ironically-enjoyable troll figure before ultimately becoming a younger, female Louis, barking stock phrases ("Light and shade!", "On point!") and having zero consistency. If one or the other were to come back, I'd have to opt for Cheryl, though obviously a complete overhaul would be nice.

    That said, I don't think any combination of judges is really going to draw people to a massive degree, the format is just too tired at this point. The best they can do is look to find the best possible line-up of contestants, choose more relevant/current songs and tone down the obvious, heavy-handed overproduction, which will at least invigorate the show for the audience that's sticking with it. However, given the fact that they actually seem to be courting an older, more conservative audience, I can't see what incentive the producers would have to ditch the relentless ballads and tired old tropes, unfortunately.
  4. I can't imagine Olly Murs fronting primetime Saturday night ITV, even with Caroline's help. He's always come across as a little bit inarticulate to me.
  5. I think what The X-Factor needs is stop all this 'who's judging this year' nonsense. In the long run, it damages the brand because it's never out of the papers. People are tired of seeing it mentioned every other day in the papers, it feels like the show never truly goes away. When the show finishes in December, that should be it until it starts again the following Summer.

    They should just do what Fox do with Idol, get the host and judges for the following season locked in within weeks of the previous season ending.
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