I for one was not surprised at the farse X Factor has become. People being picked for the publicity they would generate (good/bad) and not talent. Let us start with the Judges roles:
Cheryl – being picked to mentor the girls again. She started with girls, then boys and now girls again. Where is that fair!! Should she not have the groups or over now?
Then there the girls she put through – clearly of all three, Rebecca is the only one that can sell records. Reminds me of Leona(both in talent and humility). Then there is Cher who in fairness gave a very good first audition, but that is where it ends. The second audition was all over the place and too identical to the first and the final one was a mess regardless of her having a sore throat. It got too predictable (try rapping initial stages and then a little bit of singing) to me this was hiding the fact that she did not have a range and was a one track pony.
Do not get me started on Katie………….the I want to be famous at all cost. Blew her first audition but was put through to bootcamp where she did not fare any better and then blew the last audition and these are the people Cheryl picked. I have never rated Cheryl much although liked her but now it is very clear that the programme is nothing but a farse. My advise to the talented Ms TreyC, Anastacia, Kerri and Gamu is to send demo tapes to record companies and keep at it until someone says yes and not bother with going through a farse like the X Farsetor.