There seems to be a lot of fuss at the moment around the X-Factor. I don’t know if you’ve seen the Facebook group Rage Against the Machine for Christmas No. 1, it’s basically reacting against the whole X-Factor winner having a Christmas no. 1 every year.

I do applaud the effort of the group – I joined, and I’ll probably buy the Rage Against the Machine single – but it does make me think. The whole X-Factor thing has rather passed me by this year. And last year. And the year before that. The reason? I don’t watch it. I don’t really care about what’s in the charts – I mean, it’s not as if the rest of the charts is full of fantastic music! I like what I like – I listen to my own music, or Spotify, or the radio, and generally whatever dross there is in the charts, or the X-Factor, doesn’t affect me.

Now, I’m not condoning the X-Factor – I would be very happy if it got pulled – but it just seems that all this is giving it yet more attention. If you really hate the X-Factor, the best thing you could do would be just to ignore it. That, or assassinate Simon Cowell 😉


4 responses to “X-Factor”

  1. Interesting thoughts – but have you read these ones?


  2. That’s a different take on it, not sure I agree 100%.

    But I guess it’s similar to the point I’m making: if you’re bothered about the X-Factor, don’t watch it. Live and let live!

  3. True but beating a fixed vote with a fixed vote?

    I don’t bother with the X-Factor or the charts… but for the same reasons don’t want to be constantly pestered to buy a single to help a fix…

  4. It’s not so much about beating the vote, it’s about a protest against X-Factor really. But, it is just a bit of fun, no point over-thinking these things 😉

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