Where are the X Factor morals?


The television show known as the X Factor is renowned for its discovery of raw talent, and kick-starting careers from every angle.

            Being an avid watcher of the X Factor, I’ve always enjoyed it; but lately I have begun to see the reality of what the show actually entails.

            The auditions are- for many watchers- the favoured part of the TV series, and in all fairness, the auditions are a vital part in ‘finding the stars’. But, in finding these stars, they have to sieve through the good, the bad, and the plain ridiculous of auditionee’s- and that is what makes up the bulk of the entertainment.

            I am not going to sit back and be a hypocrite and write that I don’t enjoy these particular auditions; but it is the direction of the moral compass that makes me doubt the moralities behind the show.

            A fact that is not commonly known is that before auditionee’s get to the stage that we see in front of the judges, they face two previous auditions; the first in front of a member of the production team, and if successful, a second in front of a more senior production member.

            Personally, I’ve always wondered how people that aren’t so talents can be so delusional about their singing potential- delusional enough to stand in front of thousands of people and four world famous celebrities, and have the confidence in themselves that they all seem to possess. However my mind was certainly changed when I found out that the ‘comedy’ acts and the auditionee’s that the judges heavily criticise and the nation laugh at, have already had their hopes placed high on a pedestal and their confidence boosted.

            As already stated, I’m not going say I don’t enjoy watching the auditions of the X Factor- the good and the bad ones, but things like this just make me think about our society, and the way we respect one another.

            The X Factor may change people’s lives for the better, but that doesn’t get away from the fact that the show would not exist without the laughter of the public at other’s misfortunes.

            Where are the morals in that?


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