When I first heard talent Midas Simon Cowell was bringing another rebooted (dare I say remastered) singing show, The X Factor to the states, I wanted to leave New York to bunk with Snooki. Seriously. I wanted to say cheers to the friggin’ weekend and get bombed Jersey Shore style to make it go away. Okay, so falling into a vat of John Barleycorn is not my idea of a good time, but have you seen that do Snook’s got goin’ on? I mean, I’m from Long Island, so I can endure a few rabid squirrels nesting in my curls for the sake of humanity, not to mention my sanity.
Well, no one has the guts to toss their eight balls to the wall and declare to most of the world, “Are you kidding me? You suck! “ Well, I do. Geez, people, didn’t it occur to any of you as you were crooning in the mirror and it cracked that you don’t have an ounce of talent? We all want to be musical superstars, but we all weren’t given the gift to belt it out… not even with vocal life support compliments of auto tunes. So we live vicariously through the singing competitions that have saturated our television screens of late. We still scream, shriek and shout into our makeshift mics and pretend we are at Madison Square Garden performing to a sold-out venue. However, reality sets in – or someone was prepared with smelling salts, and you realize it is just you, the screen and Simon Scowl… oops, I mean Cowell.
Finally, the wait is over and the U.S. version of The X Factor debuted, so what did you think?
As for the performers, Marcus Canty had me laughing so hard tears were falling. When he dramatically fell to the floor, I had to rewind the DVR several times to get all of the laughs out of my system (and because it was just crazy).
Stacey Francis belted out Natural Woman and there is no doubt that she can sing, but she over did it. Less is more would have been a better decision and made her appear more humble.