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The X Factor – Mel B Knows How To Get Publicity


The X Factor kicks off on Channel Seven tonight at 7.30pm  with a two hour episode showing the auditions. Expectations are high that this year the show will go stratospheric in the ratings.

Considering it is going head to head tonight with Farmer Wants A Wife, and The Renovators the Seven executives will be disappointed if it does not win its time slot.

Guy Sebastian said in an article this weekend that the talent is better this year, and hinted that season one talent sucked.

But that is standard new season publicity that the new season’s talent is “best ever”.

New judge Mel B also shows how to get publicity for the show by bagging out the other judges, by calling them boring and dishonest.

In an article in the Herald Sun she said:

MEL B has slammed her fellow judges on The X Factor, labelling them dishonest and boring.

The former Spice Girl has taken aim at Ronan Keating, Natalie Bassingthwaighte and Guy Sebastian in the lead-up to the return of the Channel 7 talent show.

Mel B joined this year’s X Factor after appearing as a guest mentor last series. The 36-year-old has been filming alongside Keating, Bassingthwaighte and Sebastian since late May and isn’t impressed.

“I don’t care much for the other judges,” Mel B says.

“Ronan thinks he knows it all (and) Natalie is just too nice and really dishonest.

“Guy could just be boring, like ‘get on with it. Keep it moving, brother’.”

Natalie Bassingthwaite talks about what Mel B says on this interview on Sunrise this morning.


Also an interesting article was in the SMH yesterday about how Guy and Natalie have been cast as tough judges, and how judges in reality shows must fulfull a role.

The X Factor – the auditions will be on four nights this week, before it drops back to a two night a week show.

1 comment

1 brain dead dave { 08.29.11 at 3:34 pm }

Guy says the talent is better this year.

It’ll be just as bad,which is why I’ll be watching.