The X Factor Australia – Why Are We Not Getting Local Talent?
Mel B aka Scary Spice is now strongly rumoured to have signed on for the Australia version of The X Factor. She will replace Kyle Sandilands. This will make it two english judges on the show, which to me shows a cultural cringe.
One theory could be that Simon Cowell wants to control who is cast, however how are we expected to get behind the local talent on the show if no one has any faith in the local talent already in the industry?
The panel if the rumours are correct will consist of Guy Sebastian, Natalie Bassingthwaite, Ronan Keating and Mel B. Mel B when she mentored the singers on one of the shows last year was fine but not that memorable.
Do the big stars pull bigger ratings? Personally I like to have a bit of undiscovered talent on the show. Remember when Dicko hit our screens on Australian Idol and was embraced and loved by the viewing audience.
There must be one local music industry person who has the charisma to do the role. A behind the scenes guy or girl. I know I constantly suggest Roger Davies, P!nk’s Australia manager, but he has been around a long time and would give a different perspective.
What about some male or female stars in music? Some examples of people I would at least audition are Simon Day from Rat Cat, Tim Freedman from The Whitlams, Chrissie Amphlett now she would definitely rock it. Or because she is over 50 has she hit some magically can’t be on TV barrier?
What do you guys think? The TV industry is so small here why not at least try give the locals a crack at it.
The Sunday Telegraph announced Mel B will start filming after the birth of her third child.