So I went to see the X Factor audtionees yesterday in Birmingham. I was dragged along by my girlfriend and had to queue for 3 hours. Was it worth it? Well...Yes!
I'm not usually interested in the yearly talent contest that seems to have less relevance every year, but I have to say that I was surprised by just how good some of the auditonees were. One particular 'Bingo Hall Singer' actually gave me goosebumps! I'd say that yesterday there was every chance I witnessed the birth of this year's winner...but who knows? All I can say was that The X factor may just be worth watching again this year.
If only to see the new judges, Kelly Rowland, Gary from Take That, Tulisa from N'Dubz, and Louie - Potato! - Walsh were on good form and had the crowd constantly in hysterics, especially Gary Barlow, who's dry and sardonic remarks would seem more suited to a comedian than a host.
But what you really want to know: is which Judge was the meanest. Well, surprisingly, I would have to say hands down that it was Gary Barlow. He pulled no punches and I think there may be at least two suicides this week from the naive dreams that he happily shattered. Still it was great entertainment.