THE X FACTOR (UK) “2011 Auditions Round 1? Review

THE X FACTOR UK "2011 Auditions Round 1? Series 8 Episode 1 – Bon voyage Saturday nights! See you in 2012! The X Factor UK returns this weekend sans Simon and Cheryl (oh yeah, and Danni) and packed with three new judges representing the NEW GENERATION (or so the awesome big loud voice tells me) and Louis Walsh, who is still on the judging panel, and still on the end.

Poor Louis. Even when Simon left to pursue his megabucks kareoke venture in America, Louis was unable to chair the judging table, and instead the task fell to Gary Barlow. Barlow is an acclaimed singer, songwriter, lead of superstar UK manband Take That and the most qualified judge on a tablewhose standard has lifted substantially since the early days when the only musical qualification you needed was a relative in the industry and the inability to move the muscles in your face. So why is Barlow the dullest judge there? He sounds like an old fart with his look of extreme contemptuousness cranked up to max volume, rolling his eyes at the hapless acts who dare attempt to use The X Factorstage to wean fifteen minutes of fame. He references The X Factor as if its a sacred Mecca of music and not a really popular kareoke show which will obsess the nation for the next four months, and then be forgotten about forever. All of Britain is now asking themselves, Cheryl who? Read More...


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