The Xfactor has been back on our screens for a while now and it’s fair to say that the judges are getting comfortable. For anyone who might have missed the Xfactor over its long 10 year run, the format of the show consists of a singing contest that is judged by a panel of ‘music experts’. The 2014 panel line up is this: Louis Walsh, Simon Cowell, Mel B and Cheryl Fernandez-Versini (Cole). Simon and Louis are both music managers and have successfully managed a number of high profile bands in their careers. Mel B was a singer in the 90s girl band phenomena Spice Girls and Cheryl’s rise to fame was found in Girls Aloud.
So for the last few week the judges have been travelling the UK for the open auditions, looking for the next person who might have the Xfactor but who are they to really judge? For instance Cheryl made her rise to fame with the pop band Girls Aloud. Girls Aloud were a sensation selling out concerts and putting their name on any brand that would have them. However their fans were mainly the younger audience, an audience that was yet to grow up and learn to define good music from bad.
Cheryl then left the band to become a solo artist, unfortunately though she could never go completely solo because of her good friend auto tune. Her good friend auto tune has practically carried her entire solo career that and her shining talent in lip singing. All of Cheryl’s real live performances have been met with criticism due to her not being able to sing her own songs. The criticism got so heavy at one point that she even admitted that she was going to take singing lessons to her improve her live performances.
If it wasn’t for the fact that Cheryl was once the Xfactor’s sweetheart then it’s hard to believe that she would have made the sales that she did on her solo adventure. During her first stint on the Xfactor she was heavily promoted and gave several ‘live performances’. So it does make you wonder doesn’t it how she could possibly judge others on their talent. In one of this year’s episodes Cheryl referred to a women as ugly because of her desperation to get into the singing contest. She pouted about sulked about the fact that the other three judges had put this women through, who to her defence could actually sing.
When the Xfactor was due back on the television all the judges were subjected to give interviews about the up and coming season. Most of the judges spoke about how they were looking forward to finding talent and getting back on the road but Cheryl chose to spend all her interview time talking about how she had made Simon Cowell beg her to come back. There was interview after interview of Cheryl basically saying the same thing and it was all me me me.
Cheryl doesn’t have the right to judge anyone on their singing abilities, she got lucky with her career. She managed to make her way into a successful auto tuned pop band who were rinsed for their millions. There young hopefuls going on the Xfactor today are looking for the same opportunity that she got and she just throws them away.