British singing competition in which contestants sing cover songs to try and impress judges and voting viewers.
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British singing competition in which contestants sing cover songs to try and impress judges and voting viewers.

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It's time to face the music

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Louis Walsh has appeared in every season until season 12. See more »

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Simon Cowell: [to a bad auditionee] You couldn't win this competition even if you were the only one in it!
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Referenced in Lorraine: Episode dated 21 October 2016 (2016) See more »

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The ZZZZZZ Factor
1 November 2004 | by See all my reviews

What can you say about yet more "talent show" drivel? I watched this (not out of choice) at a friend's house and it is everything one has come to expect from the wannabe genre. And when I say 'wannabe' I'm also referring to the judges, whose idea of musical excellence is woeful. While I'm on the subject, from what corner of obscurity was Sharon Osbourne plucked? With the somewhat dubious honor of managing her rock dinosaur husband Ozzie, a certain ill-advised body has decided she has the ability to comment and advise on the pros and cons of the next (laugh) big thing. This is third rate entertainment of the worst kind. I didn't quite have to be tied down to suffer watching it, although a little whiskey-induced concussion might have helped to soften the blow. Not to be recommended.


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