I often have little outbursts of stuff that annoy me. I am a music freak at the end of the day. I listen to a hell of a lot of music, and when I come across cack, then it really annoys me. Nothing annoys me more than the Xfactor, and is has done for a number of years.
Sting is a well respected musician right? He is talented, and written some truly epic songs in his career, as a solo artist and ofcourse with the Police. Sting mentioned recently that the Xfactor is taking music back a couple of years;
Rock star Sting has called the X Factor “televised karaoke” and said judges like Simon Cowell have “no recognisable talent apart from self-promotion”.
The singer, 58, told London’s Evening Standard that the Saturday night show was “a soap opera which has nothing to do with music”.
He added: “I am sorry but none of those kids are going to go anywhere, and I say that sadly.”
“In fact, it has put music back decades. Television is very cynical.”
The singer, whose Fields Of Gold is a staple of talent show auditions, went on to say that X Factor encouraged contestants to “conform to stereotypes”.
He added: “They are either Mariah Carey or Whitney Houston or Boyzone and are not encouraged to create any real unique signature or fingerprint.
“That cannot come from TV. The X Factor is a preposterous show and you have judges who have no recognisable talent apart from self-promotion, advising them what to wear and how to look. It is appalling.
“The real shop floor for musical talent is pubs and clubs, that is where the original work is. But they are being closed down on a daily basis. It is impossible to put an act on in a pub.
“The music industry has been hugely important to England, bringing in millions. If anyone thinks the X Factor is going to do that, they are wrong.”
I don’t know about you but I couldn’t agree with the guy anymore. It is self promotion and finding acts that have succeeded in the past and they believe they can still continue their legacy. JLS are a prime example of this. I have no idea how they are successful. It really just makes me so confused.
Since when did boybands return to the limelight? Aren’t they not the most dated of all the acts they are trying to reproduce? Go back to the mid 90s and take a gander at all them from Backstreet boys etc.
Yet somehow, someway, the general public have fallen head over heels for JLS. I mean they could have easily produced in a factory alongside Barbie and Ken. They didn’t win the Xfactor last year, however they found themselves number one in the charts beating Cheryl Cole.
I am not into pop music, and I do not like the charts, but it makes my skin crawl knowing that “act” is number one. No matter how long they stay there, whos is buying their albums? Who actually likes their music? Who is inspired by their music? I never want to meet a JLS fan.
If its teeny poppers, and young girls, then not a lot has changed. Boybands were (thank god) a dieing breed. Yet somehow, in the year 2009 they have somehow resurfaced back from the dead. The amazing thing is, from doing some research JLS have appealed to both male and female audiences!
The “everybody in love” single is the lamest thing I have ever seen. From the video where each member has a girl that comes and hugs them after they finish their verse as everyone goes to watch them dance like losers in what looks like a barn?!
I don’t get it, I really don’t. The lyrics have been manufactured, and the video has airbrushed them to look like characters out of a pixar film. Sting was too right. Could you imagine 4 boys who instead of dancing around like Destiny’s Child played guitar, bass, drums and sang, i.e. a Beatles style band. How far would they get on the Xfactor? Could they even GET on the Xfactor?!!? Probably not.
Their audience are people who stay in on Saturday night to watch this trash tv show. Or worse, the people who sit in the audience. Its a sad dieing trend that I have no connection with, and I love music sooooo much! Maybe I am of a small minority who thinks this way? But like take the lyrics of a JLS song, and do you connect with it on a serious level, and get inspired? Or do you think “My god, who wrote this, and why are they singing along.”
Sucks balls big time.