I can hardly bear to watch this rubbish but i do, every bloody Saturday, because I’m just a crowd following, wine drinking zombie.
I find myself shouting at the TV like a loon, i find myself developing an intense dislike for people i have never even met, i find myself willing people to fail because it makes for more interesting TV, i find myself enjoying the elimination because – you know what, life’s a bitch and sometimes you just gotta deal with that.
What really bewilders me and makes me extra shouty is the pre-recorded clips.
‘I’ve wanted to be a pop star since i was 6 months old bla bla bla’ – cue image of contestant performing at a family BBQ. Can’t everyone dig out one pathetic photo of them dressed in 80’s pop star ensemble holding a hair brush? Didn’t everyone want to be a pop star at some point?
‘This is the only thing i want to do, this is my last shot, i can’t go back to my job of plucking chicken carcases bla bla bla.’ Crikey, well sorry but people gotta work, gotta live, gotta eat. Not everyone gets to live their dream.
If i could sing, if i was prettier, if i was younger, if i had a more of an interesting personality they hey you know what, i would love to be a pop star too.
Hell, i would love to be in 1 Direction as i reckon they are living the life of Riley right now but i’m not a teenage boy for starters and no amount of whinging on camera to millions of viewers is going to change that.
You’re not good/original enough poppet. Them’s the breaks. soz.
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Love the photo! … Curious though, what were you singing? =)
I have a strong suspicion it was Gold by Spandau Ballet – my all time karaoke fave :)
“I’m just a crowd following, wine drinking zombie” – ha ha made me laugh. I agree with everything in this post. And I LOVE the photo :)
Thanks – photo from my hen do. good, but very drunken times! :) x
Ha ha this is a brilliant post! I cant stand to watch X factor, it seems so fake and I think it’s giving younger generations nothing to aspire to! X
Very true – even if you win you don’t get anywhere anyway!
I love X Factor but came to it quite late. I only started watching three years ago when I was pregnant with CK so I’m still not jaded by it. I wouldn’t be a pop star for love nor money but give me a behind the scenes producer role (more power and money/less fame and press) and I’d be made up.
Ha ha – i actually feel sorry for famous people, no idea how you actually live a life like that!
I suspect we’d all love a job that involves being paid vast sums of money to follow our passions, whatever they are! I just feel sorry for the contestants – what a way to have your dreams shattered!
Don’t hate me if I say that I actually genuinely love X Factor! ;) I didn’t when I was cool and went out but since I am a Mum it is my fave. ;) x
I won’t – i actually love it too, in a weird, love/hate sort of way. I can’t stop watching it!
If I’d ever told my mum I was auditioning for x-factor, she would have told me quite firmly “forget it love, you can’t sing for toffee” so I’m always curious as to why someone has never politely said to some of the acts, maybe singing isn’t for you! Great post x
Thanks! I know that’s exactly what i think – tough love! x
Love ur comment that’s so true u feel like shouting that last them on the tv
Thanks :)) x
U in 1 direction how fab lol, dreams we can all hold on to a singing dream I will never become a singer but we can dream lol. I enjoy the auditions they r the funniest bits tbh
lol lol i love that picture what a classic .. maybe we will see you next year on the box lol xx
X Factor is our go-to Saturday night programme during the winter. We love pausing the show after every song and pretending we are the judges! Does that make us sad?! But I do agree with you totally about the blah blah clips – so unoriginal!! Thanks for linking to PoCoLo x