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Re: Brian & Roger.....noooooo........
Posted by: Jack ()
Date: November 15, 2009 04:40AM

Well, Addy - Sting would seem to agree with you:

Cheers,
Jack.

PS. Ivar - got your message, working on it!

http://tv.msn.com/tv/article.aspx?news=441795&GT1=28103

Sting slams British talent show
Nov. 13, 2009, 8:48 PM EST

(WENN) -- Sting has launched a bitter tirade against British talent show "The X Factor," insisting the judges "have no recognisable talent apart from self-promotion."

The musician insists the show is filled with talentless wannabes, who are exploited by TV bosses in a bid to boost ratings, and he's adamant the performances are no better than "televised karaoke" and have nothing to do with discovering real talent.

He says, "I am sorry but none of those kids are going to go anywhere, and I say that sadly. They are humiliated when they get sent off.

"How appalling for a young person to feel that rejection. It is a soap opera which has nothing to do with music. In fact, it has put music back decades. Television is very cynical.

"I was looking at televised karaoke, where they (contestants) conform to stereotypes. They are either Mariah Carey or Whitney Houston or Boyzone and are not encouraged to create any real unique signature or fingerprint."

And Sting reserves his harshest criticism for music mogul Simon Cowell and the rest of the programme's judging panel.

He adds, "'The X Factor' is a preposterous show and you have judges who have no recognisable talent apart from self-promotion, advising them (contestants) what to wear and how to look. It is appalling.

"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."



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Brian & Roger.....noooooo........ 214 Addyeddy 11/15/2009 03:10AM
Re: Brian & Roger.....noooooo........ 126 Tom G 11/15/2009 03:25AM
Re: Brian & Roger.....noooooo........ 122 Dan 11/15/2009 10:16AM
Re: Brian & Roger.....noooooo........ 135 Tom G 11/15/2009 10:49AM
Re: Brian & Roger.....noooooo........ 129 Dan 11/15/2009 03:41PM
Re: Brian & Roger.....noooooo........148 Jack 11/15/2009 04:40AM
Re: Brian & Roger.....noooooo........ 137 stevebme 11/15/2009 03:42PM
Re: Brian & Roger.....noooooo........ 115 Frazzle-Batt 11/15/2009 09:00PM
Re: Brian & Roger.....noooooo........ 117 Addyeddy 11/15/2009 09:20PM
Re: Brian & Roger.....noooooo........ 126 Frazzle-Batt 11/15/2009 10:58PM


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