OK. Last Saturday's 'X Factor'. Where do I start? Alright. We'll start at the beginning. That first bloke from Essex, the one with the blond hair and fake tan; just one word - why??? Was I listening to a completely different programme or something? I mean, I know I've got a slightly blocked left ear but I'm absolutely positive it hasn't turned me tone deaf. He couldn't sing! Oh, sorry, I almost forgot - he's the "entertainment value" contestant, isn't he? Potential fodder to be cut before Boot Camp even begins, or maybe not... After all, there's usually a novelty contestant thrown into the mix somewhere along the way, isn't there? Although, I have actually heard rumours that we won't be seeing many of those this year. Hmm... we'll see...
Anyway, back to last Saturday's programme... What the hell was going on with those auditions in Newcastle???? Mind you, I shouldn't have been surprised that they'd decided to make the north east look as if it was a "talent free zone", as Nicole Scherzinger so nicely put it. How dare she! We gave the world Cheryl Cole... OK. That's not a great example of the talent the north east can turn out, but Ant and Dec are always good value!!
My mother was actually so disgusted at 'X Factor's' portrayal of us here in the north east that she's refusing to watch it anymore, whereas me and my hubby actually found it hilarious! Because we know that we aren't all weirdo's and attention seekers with a worrying delusional streak that makes some people think they sound like Whitney Houston. We just provided a large slice of the entertainment on Saturday night, that was all. I'm sure some pretty decent singers turned up to Newcastle Arena for those auditions, but they don't make as good telly as some bloke with a carrier bag containing his packed lunch who absolutely murdered Journey's 'Don't Stop Believing' (understatement of the year - I still think he only turned up for a bet, at least, that's what I'm hoping), and some girl who, really, should not have been allowed anywhere near those auditions. Not only was her outfit questionable, but her voice... it was making me ears bleed! What was her mother thinking? Hadn't she heard her daughter sing before? Did she honestly think that sound was a pleasant one? She got four no's - unsurprisingly. All I can say is, thank the Lord for the young lad at the end of the show who actually managed to make a Tulisa song listenable. And proved that we north easterners do have talent! ;-)
If you like films such as the 'Final Destination' series (which I'm a huge fan of) then you might just like 'The Cabin in the Woods' - a movie which has seemingly turned that genre right on its head.
OK. That's me done here for today I think. Time to get back to the 'Only Fools and Horses' weekend on GOLD and maybe do a little bit of reading. It's a typically rainy Bank Holiday Monday so a cup of tea wouldn't go amiss either... oh, and seeing as tonight's TV appears to be just as dismal as the past couple of evenings, it looks as though we'll be watching another movie. So, what do we fancy this time...?