First of all, let’s get this out of the way – yes, I watch X Factor. Even though I’m always banging on about authenticity, about being natural, unconventional and genuine – I’m a regular viewer.
Mostly because I’m a parent of two highly active little boys, and at the end of a long, busy Saturday it’s pretty much all I can cope with !
But also because it’s masterful reality TV – or at least it was once. In the last couple of years the “Britain’s Got Talent” – style melodramatic music, over-cooked personal sob-stories and blatant attempted manipulation of the viewers has really started to stick in my throat. But despite myself, I still watch.
Last night however, they went too far. Several (if not all) of the acts were blatantly auto-tuned.