The X Factor (2011– )

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In this American version of the hit UK show, Simon Cowell and his fellow judges search for a singer who has the "X factor".

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In this American version of the hit UK show, Simon Cowell and his fellow judges search for a singer who has the "X factor".

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Judges' Egos Take This To The Cellar
27 October 2011 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Over-produced and just plain dumb. The focus is not the performers, but the panel of judges who are the real drama here. Albeit, lame drama. Get past the auditions, which seemed to last an eternity, and you are left with a "competition" that is comprised of judges clashing egos. For the most part the talent is not front and center, the performance is lost in lights and smoke and dancers and orchestration that takes the eye and ear to everything but the singer. At least with American Idol the focus really is on the performer. There is some true talent on this show (not the judges, no way). But they are being lost to the infighting and strutting of the judges. I'm not watching it anymore.


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