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I May Be Finished With Reality-Talent Shows

After getting through the first night of Simon Cowell's new show X Factor, I couldn't help but feeling a little deja vu. That is to say I thought I was watching American Idol all over again, with a few minor exceptions.

The lack of originality is what really got to me, so I decided to do a comparison list for you, to rank the differences .

AI Format: Back stories, backstage interviews, talent's hopes of a bright future, a talent performance followed by a judge critique and possible advancement to the next round.
XF Format: Back stories, backstage interviews, talent's hopes of a bright future, a talent performance followed by a judge critique and possible advancement to the next round.

AI Simon Cowell's Energy Level: near his exit, it dropped to a 3
XF Simon Cowell's Energy Level: Closer to a 8, with full snarkyness intact.

AI Format: Private humiliation of bad performers.
XF Format: Public humiliation of bad performers. Tryouts are held in front of a live audience.

AI Categories: Solo singers, male & female, 16-28.
XF Categories: Seems like anything goes, but they did divide it into Boys, Girls, Over 30 & Groups.

AI Performances: Potential candidate howls, holds a note for too long, gets upset when they are criticized.
XF Performances: Potential candidate howls, holds a note for too long, gets upset when they are criticized.

AI Simon Cowel & Paula Abdul count: 1 + 1
XF Simon Cowel & Paula Abdul count: 1 + 1

AI Host: Ryan Seacrest
XF Host: British version of Ryan Seacrest

AI Showings Of Simon's chest hair: Too much.
XF Showings Of Simon's chest hair: Still too much.

AI Annoying British influence: Simon Cowell
XF Annoying British influence: Simon Cowell, New host Steve Jones, Judge Cheryl Cole. Note Cole has already been replaced by Nicole Scherzinger of The Pussycat Dolls.

In all, that's not a lot of difference for me. I may give it one more shot, before going back to watching Modern Family, which shares the same time slot.


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09/22/2011 7:25AM
I May Be Finished With Reality-Talent Shows
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