Farty's Fortunes

Sunday, 21 November 2010

X Factor Drops Singing From Show

In a move that has shocked absolutely no-one, X Factor producers have announced that contestants will no longer be required to sing on the show. Not even miming like the celebrity guests plugging their new singles.

It is widely believed that the reason behind the move is to make more time available for Simon Cowell to pontificate about Louis Walsh's absolute and total lack of any musical taste whatsoever. Not to mention his rapidly-darkening hair colour, whiny voice and propensity to go off on one at the slightest provocation.

Insiders on the show have also pointed out the potential savings to be made by not having to pay any royalties to copyright holders, but since Cowell's record company, Sony BMG, already owns every song ever written, past, present and future, this theory has been widely discounted.

Former Pop Idol winner and Girls Aloud member Cheryl Cole, who has previously mimed live on the show herself, is said to be delighted at the news, as it gives her the opportunity to spend even more time fighting with the other judges and verbally abusing the contestants in front of the cameras.

Irish judge Louis Walsh, who manages Westlife, Boyzone and some pop groups, is understood to be disappointed that he will no longer be able to pull out his rulebook and claim that Cher's song wasn't actually a Beatles number as it was a solo hit for John Lennon.

Critics were quick to point out that the change will allow people with the musical ability of a dead sheepdog to win the show, but hurriedly withdrew their objections when they noticed that karate expert Wagner was standing staring at them.


john.g. said...

I'd rather stick pins in my eyes than watch that crap!

Mr Farty said...

My name is Mr Farty and I'm an X Factor addict.

john.g. said...

Sad! *shakes head in disbelief*

Guyana-Gyal said...

As long as I'm not on the receiving end of Simon Cowell's criticisms, I like him. I have an old auntie who likes his sarcasm too.

I once had a boss who was sort of like Simon but I used to laugh and argue back.

Mr Farty said...

GG - I watch the show as much for Simon's comments as for the acts. You never know what he's going to say next.