Believe it or not, Fox is said to be in talks with Simon Cowell to bring back The X Factor for a fourth season in 2015.
I guess we can expect this from a network stupid enough to pay more than $50 million for "Utopia," a show no one wanted to watch. A little earlier this year, Fox ran "I Want To Marry Harry," an even stupider show, which was canceled after just four episodes.
I wouldn't care about the judging panel so much if they would just cut down on the spectacle. Too many numbers look like a Las Vegas extravaganza, with flashing lights, a gyrating supporting cast of dozens of background singers and dancers, and ear-splitting music that drowns out the contestants' voices. I also wish the audience could be given a few pointers on good manners before the show starts. It isn't necessary to scream all the way through a performance.
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zuzu, when's the last time you heard anything about... , well, about... what-the-hell-was-his-name who won? Sometimes the losers win bigger than the winners. We've seen it happen many times. Like Jennifer Hudson, for example. Adam is better known than most Idol winners.
In matters of style, swim with the current; in matters of principle, stand like a rock. – Thomas Jefferson
His name was Kris Allen, and I think he was greatly embarrassed by his win. The loss didn't hurt Adam as much as it hurt the credibility of the show. Never before or since has another singer created as much excitement on the show, but the whole season was like a dirty political campaign. First there were the smear tactics practiced by Gokey's church members, who plastered the Internet with photos of Adam kissing another guy, and then there was the ballot stuffing by the sponsors, when AT&T representatives attended the finale watching parties in Arkansas and distributed brand-new phones with the capability to cast thousands of votes in seconds. These phones were not distributed in any other state.