posted on September 25, 2012 at 4:03 am
PI readers, are you fans of the show The X-Factor? The British version of the show created stars such as singer Leona Lewis and groups like One Direction. Nigel Lythgoe and Simon Cowell brought The X-Factor over to America to find the next big thing in music. Now, Britney Spears and Demi Lovato are joining The X-Factor‘s cast of judges.
There seems to be an epidemic of talent shows on TV that feature celebrity judges. Mariah Carey is going to be a judge on American Idol with Nicki Minaj. And then we have The Voice, which features Christina Aguilera, the lead singer of Maroon 5’s Adam Levine, Cee Lo Green and country singer Blake Shelton.
In addition, don’t forget about America’s Got Talent, hosted by Nick Cannon and judged by the panel of Piers Morgan, Howie Mandel and Sharon Osbourne. All of these shows are showcasing the bravest, craziest, best and worst talent.
These shows are fairly new to society–except for the old show Star Search, in which Britney Spears actually competed when she was younger. In fact, she was defeated by a male singer and came in second place!
Some of the best artists have come from competitive shows. American Idol was a sensation when it first started and Kelly Clarkson, Carrie Underwood, Jennifer Hudson and Ruben Studdard, among many others, have become stars from TV competitions.
Simon Cowell commented on new judge Lovato and said:
At 20 years old, she’s been through it all–and is a bit of a rebel, which I like–but she’s very open about her problems…she’s not embarrassed to talk about what’s happened in her life. You look at Demi and how she has her life together, a No. 1 single ['Give Your Heart a Break'] this week and people really like her. She’s a survivor! (Life & Style Magazine)
How do you feel about the new X-Factor show that just aired? Are you happy with the choice of judges? Do you think these “talent shows” shows are interesting or disappointing, or are you indifferent?
[Source: Life & Style Magazine]