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X Factor: Cher ‘Lies’, Cheryl ‘Mimes’ And Why It’s All Make Believe

by | 25th, October 2010

X FACTOR’S Cher Lloyd – a shoo-in to play the young Dot Cotton in the EastEnders movie – was the winner in waiting until Simon Cowell created One Direction and got them kitted out in Justin Bieber’s hair.

Cher is being billed as talent. But the X Factor is not a talent show. The X Factor is bit of telly, with characters, a plot, editing, styling and scripts. Cher says she wrote her own raps. This video below says she’s wrong.

Katie Waissel knows the BMG hierarchy and Dermot O’Leary’s manager. The rest you’ve seen before as extras on various other shows. Cheryl Cole mimes and there is no irony in her then judging others singing ability because – you – see – Cheryl has just been on the telly to weep about her private life and the media intrusion.

Cheryl Cole is not a great talent spotter and musical mentor. Dannii Minogue isn’t either. Nor is Louis Walsh. Nor is Simon Cowell. They are TV presenters we watch because there is something about them that we find interesting.

Just today the Sun stells us that Simon Cowell and Walsh have been in a “bust up“. Cowell calls Walsh a “Mosquito“. Walsh says he and Si “had a row“. The Sun’s front page tells of “bitter in-fighting”.

Cheryl can’t go on Piers Morgan’s show to weep because she’s
“tearful”.

And the show goes on because we the viewers want it to. And we will get the postars we deserve…



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