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X Factor

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by printdust, Sep 22, 2011.

  1. printdust

    printdust New Member

    Anyone watch it or did it sneak up on you and you missed it?
    Naturally they'd pit it against Survivor.

    It's America's Got Talent, with Simon on the panel, basically.

    How many different ways can you have talent shows anyway?

    The $5M recording contract vs. American Idol's $1M one is a big difference, plus lowering the age to 13.

    If you watched it, did you like it more than Idol?
  2. imjustagirl

    imjustagirl Active Member

    I think it's more The Voice than it is AI or AGT. The four individual teams led by a judge? Plus, it's still all singing, isn't it?
  3. printdust

    printdust New Member

    I didn't watch the voice ... all I know about that is they were initially judged by voice alone without seeing who they were. America's Got Talent was a Simon toy...that's why I mentioned that. You'd think that with a new production he'd tweak it somewhat from anything he's done. The Super Bowl commercial deal is a neat addition though.
  4. imjustagirl

    imjustagirl Active Member

    It's not a new production. It's been on the air in England for several years (Leona Lewis won it, I believe).
  5. printdust

    printdust New Member

    New in terms of American TV.
  6. Matt1735

    Matt1735 Well-Known Member

    Saw it. Liked the fact they auditioned in front of an audience and not just the judges... don't need the shock value of a 40-year-old man stripping in front of an audience with kids...
  7. Care Bear

    Care Bear Guest

    I said it on another thread, but I cannot get over how much L.A. Reid and Randy Jackson look alike.
  8. bumpy mcgee

    bumpy mcgee Well-Known Member

    I'm told it's similar to Idol. except the judges drink out of Pepsi glasses and not Coke.
  9. DanOregon

    DanOregon Well-Known Member

    surprised about the relatively meager ratings - it isn't like people weren't aware this show was coming. Or maybe that's the point.
  10. lisa_simpson

    lisa_simpson Active Member

    These Miami auditions have been rather meh; so many people who have talent, but aren't quite good enough to push through. It will be very interesting to see the judges actually mentor some of these people who have potential but clearly need direction. Where Idol is detrimental to the contestants is that they're getting advice from different people, with differing perspectives on the industry, every week.
  11. ifilus

    ifilus Active Member

    @SteveLevitan Steve Levitan
    It's extremely gratifying that a scripted comedy finally beat an overhyped karaoke contest. Thank you, #ModernFamily fans!
  12. Pancamo

    Pancamo Active Member

    Pepsi paid $60 miilion. The panel is AI all over again. Simon, Paula, woman with long dark hair and like Carr Bear said, LA as Randy. The only difference the sweater that LA wears aren't obnoxious.
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