This week marked the beginning of this year’s X Factor auditions (yes, the X Factor is still going after 11 years, and no, Simon Cowell hasn’t aged a day..the magic of botox and hair dye). As you may have heard over the last few weeks, there have been a few changes to the line up in terms of judges and presenters. Here’s a Mazifur’s opinion:
Nick is someone who appeals to the younger audience of teenagers to late-30s which could give the show a whole new feeling. He’s someone who knows a lot about up and coming music seeing as he hosts his own Radio 1 breakfast show, and he will certainly be a bit more 21st century than Louis Walsh.
Rita is a bit of a wild card in my opinion. Whilst she may be a part of popular culture with her songs constantly being played on the radio or on adverts and whatnot, I don’t know if the X
Factor is really the place for her at the moment. I also think she’s a little too similar to Grimshaw in terms of audience/musical opinion, but Grimshaw is much more well known, and arguably, better liked than her.
Caroline Flack and Olly Murs
These two were chosen by Cowell due to their chemistry on screen. They previously presented The Xtra Factor and will definitely be better than Dermot O’Dreary.
As for Flack, there’s something about her I don’t really trust about her, possibly a bit of hidden bitchiness, maybe the fact she dated Harry Styles and sold her autobiography off the back of it. Hmm.. She’s also the only person working on the show who has no previous background in the music industry other than dating famous singers. Stacey Solomon or Zayn Malik would’ve been better substitutes.
Olly, on the other hand, is just an all round nice guy and having been a product of the X Factor will be great as a
presenter. He’s the kind of person you’d have round for dinner with your gran, basically. He appeals to the family audience which is what the X Factor needs.
Rochelle and Marvin
This celebrity couple will be ideal. Having appeared as a presenting couple on ITV’s This Morning, they have had experience working together before, and they have a brilliant dynamic – they just come across as a lovely couple. They also, of course, have experience working in music, (Rochelle was in The Saturdays and Marvin was in JLS, also a product of the X Factor).