X Factor contestants fall into two categories. The first is gorgeous, talented people who can make Robbie Williams’s Angels or that Celine Dion song from Titanic actually sound half decent. These are people the public should engage in collective flagellation over for ignoring for so long and ITV should be congratulated for bringing them to our attention. There are usually two of these and they are eliminated in the second round after initial wild enthusiasm from the judges because they are discovered to be Tony Hadley or Sonia trying to get much needed media attention.
Sunday, September 24, 2006
The Y Factor
Why do people subject themselves to ritual humiliation year after year, appearing on shows like the X Factor when they plainly have never, ever sung before? Have they all had common sense bypass surgery? Would it not have been more prudent to take those first faltering steps towards tunefulness in the privacy of their steam-filled bathroom where the combination of condensation and porcelain creates an echo that makes you sound quite good?