Xfactor is shite

Let me open this post with the wise words of one of my heroes, Dave Ghrol who said , and I quote ““When I think about kids watching a TV show like American Idol or The Voice , then they think, ‘Oh, okay, that’s how you become a musician, you stand in line for eight f****** hours with 800 people at a convention centre and then you sing your heart out for someone and then they tell you it’s not f****** good enough.’ Can you imagine?” he said to Sky magazine back in March.”

I’ve been watching this show , by accident as the child wanted to watch it and I see these people who try so hard, only to be told by those mainly in .”pop” music, that they just aren’t good enough this year, it just boils my fucking blood.

The husband and I have had a heated debate tonight, he says those who audition should know that it’s all about pop where I say , those who are young and want to make a career no matter what the genre, will still audition but will more or less never get through or will be manufactured in to the image that they are looking for, to get a chance.

I am really surprised at Sharon Osbourne considering that she managed Ozzy for so many years but she’s become quite the sell out anyway, and it disappoints me considering how much of a contribution Ozzy has had to music, that she will dismiss someone who goes against the norm.

Don’t get me wrong, what I have seen tonight, some of these singers have reduced me to tears and are absolutely bloody amazing, they should be celebrated for their talent. But please don’t allow them to go through due to the quota they have to fill, only to disappoint them in the final stages.

I cast my mind back to a song by NIN(Nine Inch Nails, for those unfamiliar), called “Hurt”… Johnny Cash covered this song, a few years back but because NIN weren’t “popular”amongst normal folk, people didn’t realise this and assumed he was taking about his late wife, June . I had a discussion on FB about this with someone who had no idea but continued to disagree whilst looking like a tit but as I provided proof and evidence that the song had been written many years before, all she could say was ” well I bet he sang it cause of his late wife” WTF!? This is what shows like this breed! No actual appreciation for those with talent and who actually wrote their own songs! Oh the rage!!!

Now I leave you with this, a song by the Foo Fighters:

My Hero

Too alarming now to talk about
Take your pictures down and shake it out
Truth or consequence, say it aloud
Use that evidence, race it around

There goes my hero
Watch him as he goes
There goes my hero
He’s ordinary

Don’t the best of them bleed it out
While the rest of them peter out
Truth or consequence, say it aloud
Use that evidence, race it around

There goes my hero
Watch him as he goes
There goes my hero
He’s ordinary

Kudos, my hero
Leaving all the best
You know my hero
The one that’s on

There goes my hero
Watch him as he goes
There goes my hero
He’s ordinary
There goes my hero
Watch him as he goes
There goes my hero
He’s ordinary

*felt this song was appropriate.

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