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 😉