A British music competition to find new singing talent, contested by aspiring singers drawn from public auditions.
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Louis Walsh ...
 Himself - Judge (325 episodes, 2004-2014)
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 Himself - Presenter (246 episodes, 2007-2014)
Peter Dickson ...
 Himself - Voice Over / ... (173 episodes, 2007-2015)
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 Herself - Judge / ... (153 episodes, 2008-2015)
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 Herself - Judge / ... (148 episodes, 2004-2013)
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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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Louis Walsh has appeared in every season except 1. See more »

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It's obvious the judges make their decision before the contestant starts performing. 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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Featured in The Wright Stuff: Episode #16.85 (2011) See more »

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Very Addictive
12 December 2004 | by (Wallsend, England) – See all my reviews

OK, first of all, I was NOT gonna watch this show, not after the disaster of Pop Idol and Michelle McManus (yes I got caught up in the hype!) This time, I got hooked! With talent like Tabby, Cassie, VWS, and others, well you had to watch it! I was surprised at one of the Finalists being there, but voted like mad for Steve (cos the ones I wanted had gone!) It was nail-biting TV, and at least with Sharon Osbourne, you got honesty! One of the highlights was her emptying a glass of water over Simon Cowell... or was it two glasses? I'm pleased for Steve, after working the clubs and pubs (been there, seen it, got the T-shirt) he deserves a go at "fame"! No-one really has lost, because Sharon has Tabby and Cassie under her wing, Louis has G4.. no doubt VWS will get a record, Rowetta I think should too!

One last comment about the judges... Love em or loathe em, they do know the business!! Let's hope also that Steve will be more of a success than Michelle McManus, and please, please..... no mention of Hear'Say.


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