This week’s carry on has really got me going off the whole X Factor thing. I’ve talked about the sob stories on here before so you all know I think they’re unnecessary. If they cut all that out of the programme they could get in twice as much singing! Anyway, this week I think they’ve really gone stupid on the X Factor and surely everyone now just thinks it’s a bit of a joke. I’m talking, of course, about old Frankie Cocozza.
In the last few weeks they’ve been increasingly trying to make out that he’s a real rebel – going out drinking and trying to be a proper ‘rock star’ (I’ve seen better rock stars in Chorlton, and that’s saying something!). But it’s so obvious that it was all just a ploy by the programme makers to try and make it a bit more interesting. After all, if they were that bothered about him going out so much and behaving badly they just wouldn’t have shown it on the programme! That they did just shows how desperate they are for controversy and, more importantly, the publicity that comes with it.
The judges keep saying ‘this is a singing competition’ but I’m beginning to think that’s just the programme trying to justify itself. It’s not a singing competition, it’s a programme that tries to get your attention by creating ‘dramas’ and fooling us that we should care about them. Well I don’t – I just want to hear some decent singing and for that reason I say good riddance Frankie!