X Factor blog: Steve Brookstein’s open letter to The Sun
14:14 31 October 2011
This week Steve Brookstein says there’s a new judge in town and he wields more power than the famous Red Top...
Dear The Sun,
I am writing this letter to inform you that it’s over. Your power to manipulate the nation is at an end. There is a new kid in town and his name is Twitter. He watches The X Factor with me and he makes me laugh. He makes the show bearable. He exposes the show for what it is and picks up on things that I miss. He doesn’t always get it right but he is the most honest judge on the panel.
The X Factor is now wholly dependent on his mood. All the while he enjoys mocking the show it will continue to exist but once he has had enough then The X Factor will go the way of Noel’s House Party. It is that simple.
No longer are the public blind to the manipulations created within some sectors of the media by PR to keep us entertained. The show is being played with and you are unable to help prevent its downfall.
The X Factor is like a magician who has had all his tricks exposed and the only way he can work is by creating miracles and as we know this is impossible.
In a YouGov poll 55% said The X Factor should be axed and 22% think that bringing back Cowell will save the show. Just one in five of The Sun readership thinks bringing him back will save the show but that doesn’t stop you printing:
“A source said: “The basic fact is that viewers miss Simon Cowell.”
When the spin doctors are so deluded they can’t see the problems with the show it has no chance of crawling back from the edge of the precipice.
Is The X Factor really banking on Simon Cowell? That’s like asking Tony Blair to come back and save the nation. It won’t work. Twitter will judge him too. His botox and eye-liner will unearth some of the nation’s darkest wit. On second thoughts – bring him back.
The show hasn’t got worse it’s just that people are waking up to what the show is all about thanks to the new judge, Twitter.
Twitter tells me that Gary Barlow is quickly losing all the goodwill and credibility gained over the years thanks to Frankie Cocozza.
It never ceases to amaze Twitter that the judges can tell acts how great they are at the first audition, second audition, boot camp and judges houses but when they get to the live finals the judges realise they are “dreary” or “a secretary who sings at the weekends”. You would think that these acts would improve after “expert” mentoring.
Twitter doesn’t forget what has been said. You can’t pull the wool over his eyes and he is nobody’s fool. He told me that Sophie would go and Twitter he was right.
Don’t blame the acts that these judges have chosen. It’s as much their fault as it is a clerk’s fault for the banking crisis. Blame the judges, blame Cowell, blame the producers but shame on you for blaming the people following a dream and doing their best.
So bring back Simon Cowell but remember the only judge people really want to hear from is Twitter and the destiny of the show is now firmly in his hands.
Tweet of The Week:
@fletcherchriss “Alexandra Burke is the worst caretaker manager since Alan Shearer #xfactor”
And as Twitter would say…”That is all.”
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