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The X Factor – Starts Tonight On SEVEN at 7.30pm

Last year The X Factor was THE singing reality TV show on our screens and tonight it kicks off again on Channel Seven.

However this year it is contending with the hangover from the mega successful The Voice. The two shows are different and the advantage to this format is we do tend to get to know the singers more as they sing each week in the live shows until they are eliminated.

As with any of these talent shows it depends on the talent. The judges of Ronan Keating, Guy Sebastian, Mel B and Natalie Bassingthwaite proved that they had the right chemistry last year, and also the on stage talent they are promoting looks looks promising as well.

At the moment the promos are tending to skew towards the younger contestants. They will be as young as 14 years of age. As yet no 14 year old has made it to the live show rounds and it will be interesting to see if they can handle the pressure. Above is a glimpse of Bella who has now quit school to be on the show. She must have made it to the  live shows.

Also here is an interview I did with Natalie Bassingthwaite at the Astra Awards where she talks about whether The Voice will impact on the show and the talent they saw at the audition rounds.

Personally I think there is room for both shows in the reality TV singing market and there has been enough of a break between The Voice and The X Factor to ensure the viewer did not get singing overload.

The X Factor Australia starts tonight on SEVEN at 7.30pm and Tuesday and Wednesday this week at 7.30pm


1 brain dead dave { 08.20.12 at 1:52 pm }

This is my preferred “talent” reality show during the year.

The sets, pyro shock and awe and production values are generally pretty good, making the mediocrity of the acts that much more bearable. The bedazzling mix of colour and sounds kind of anaesthetizes the viewer to the shortcomings of the contestants to some extent.

This is the show after all that unearthed the ‘international superstar” Altijan Juric.

The Voice got boring quickly and was tarred by nepotism.

2 A.P { 08.20.12 at 2:20 pm }

I agree. Even though the Voice was popular, I hated it and turned off after the novelty of the blind auditions was over. It no longer held my interest and was boring.
The X-Factor is much more enjoyable so I’m looking forward to it to see if we can find another Altyian!!!!!!
I predict however , that a group will win this year for something different, it worked for One Direction didn’t it?