A British music competition to find new singing talent, contested by aspiring singers drawn from public auditions.
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Louis Walsh ...
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A British music competition to find new singing talent, contested by aspiring singers drawn from public auditions.

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It's time to face the music

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Series winners: Steve Brookstein (series 1), Shayne Ward (series 2), Leona Lewis (series 3), Leon Jackson (series 4), Alexandra Burke (series 5), Joe McElderry (series 6), Matt Cardle (series 7), Little Mix (series 8), James Arthur (series 9), Sam Bailey (series 10), Ben Haenow (series 11), Louisa Johnson (series 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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I just don't understand
26 September 2008 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

I simply don't understand how anyone could possibly find this show in any way successful. How can people stand for the auditionees being abused by the judges? I may be no expert but I don't believe that someone should be allowed come onto the show with some false hope or dream in their head and then be punished for it. Aren't they human beings too? Is it right that the judges can laugh at their performance and then criticise them for making some effort? Quite simply if people like Simon Cowell are going to be allowed to insult other people like this, then I don't know what the world's coming to. Just because a person is idle or boastful about 'having the X Factor' is it right for judges to display a similar type of behaviour? Is this a way of saying that other people don't have feelings the same as anyone else? In any case not all the auditionees behave like that and I don't believe that they should be hurt in such a cruel way.


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