X Fac­tor long past its sell-by date

Evening Telegraph (First Edition) - - Uk World Today -

I SEE the X Fac­tor has been hold­ing au­di­tions in Dundee again.

No doubt another batch of starry-eyed, young (and not so young) wannabe pop stars will have at­tempted to “own” or “smash” a time­less clas­sic in the fu­tile pur­suit of star­dom.

The X Fac­tor and other sim­i­lar so-called tal­ent shows are now past their sell-by date.

The mil­lions of view­ers who tune into these pro­grammes are al­most as gullible as the per­form­ers whose mis­guided dreams will quickly turn to dust.

Yes, the pro­duc­tion is slick but it’s a sad in­dict­ment on so­ci­ety that we fall for this type of stage-man­aged hype.

Fed-up viewer.

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