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‘X Factor’ teaser reel given to press

THE X FACTOR: L-R: Paula Abdul and Simon Cowell at the Los Angeles taping of THE X FACTOR airing on FOX. CR: Ray Mickshaw / FOX.

THE X FACTOR: L-R: Paula Abdul and Simon Cowell at the Los Angeles taping of THE X FACTOR airing on FOX. CR: Ray Mickshaw / FOX.

After a gazillion promos, “The X Factor” has given the media a 12-minute teaser reel with the opener of the show introducing the judges/coaches. Then we see samplings of bad/good singers.

There’s a sassy younger girl and a 42-year-old single mom who is doing this as her last chance at glory.  There’s one contestant with way too much attitude. Otherwise, it’s too brief to really judge whether the coaches are going to work in combo or individually. Okay, we already know Paula and Simon quite well so that’s a given.

And if you enjoy raucous crowds booing or cheering contestants in a ridiculously over the top way (like “America’s Got Talent,”) this is for you.

We’ll have to wait til Sept. 21 to see the entire first episode and see how this all plays out.

-And there’s another singing show, too, on NBC: “The Sing Off” gets its first full blown season after two shorter December stints. Here’s what one would call a massive group sing on Pink’s “F-in Perfect.”

49 comments Add your comment

JTesla

September 8th, 2011
4:02 pm

I’m looking forward to it, but the crowd? The Paula-Simon dynamic? I don’t know.

Deirdre

September 8th, 2011
4:09 pm

Looking forward to both X Factor and the Sing-off(although Nick Lachay kind of annoys me as the host)I love Ben Folds as a judge, though. As for X Factor…if the first episode annoys me(yes, I’m easily annoyed) I might tape it. That way I can FF through Simon and Paula AND the obnoxious audience.

Harriett

September 8th, 2011
4:31 pm

I will watch X Factor, but probably won’t get invested in The Sing-Off. I have other shows to watch and that may interfere.

Sam-A

September 8th, 2011
4:46 pm

Honestly, I’m quite tired of “reality” shows. “Idol”, “Top Chef”, “Food Truck Race”, “Amazing Race”, and “NY Housewives” are about as much as I can take!

Sam-A

September 8th, 2011
4:47 pm

Oh, forgot “House Hunters”.

Sam-A

September 8th, 2011
4:49 pm

Much prefer “Closer”, “Castle”, “NCIS”, “Pretty Little Liars”, “Walking Dead” etc. Good murder mystery trumps a bunch of crazy nuts and totally untalented wannabe’s any day of the week!

Harriett

September 8th, 2011
5:00 pm

See y’all tomorrow. Thanks for the updates, Rickster!

Rickster

September 8th, 2011
5:16 pm

Everyone have a great evening. I gotta get home soon ’cause Papa Johns is going to ring the door in an hour. :-)

Nutmeg

September 8th, 2011
5:36 pm

I wish Ben were a little less sexist, but he does clearly know his music. Of all the music competitions, The Sing Off is where I hear the best music. I’ll give X-Factor a listen.

Yesterday, I was in the car about an hour and heard Kris Allen’s Heartless on Star 94. Today, I was in the car even less and heard Kris’ Live Like You’re Dying. Still getting that airplay, eh?

JTesla

September 8th, 2011
6:05 pm

Kris who?

Impressive list of shows. Let’s see I’ve got “Idol”, “Hell’s Kitchen”, “Doctor Who” and I’ll give “X-Factor” a try.

I should become a hermit.

Nutmeg

September 8th, 2011
6:14 pm

Kris–you know, the guy who beat the guy with the really good voice a couple’a seasons ago on Idol. >:)

Harm

September 8th, 2011
9:41 pm

My Radio & TV Talk Blog has been added to my favorites!
Now I’m gonna go visit our new home!

Seth T

September 9th, 2011
2:11 am

There is a proliferation of talent shows, ready to cash-in on the success of Idol. The Pop Star/Rock Star/ Country Star is a highly desired rainbow to chase. I’ve tried to help a couple young singers chase it myself. This year we’ve had The Voice, The Next Superstar on CMT ( Nigel was involved in this production), The Glee Project, Kara & Jewell’s songwriter show that flopped, etc. Now comes the X-Factor.

Now there is a show upcoming on “The Hub TV Network”, with mentors the likes of Adam Lambert, Leona Lewis, Brandy, Colbie Caliat and others. It’s called Majors & Minors, with the prize a record contract and tour. I think it starts 09/23. Oh well, AGT will have gotten-over all the high school musical dance groups by then.

Deirdre

September 9th, 2011
7:11 am

Morning!

Thanks for the info, Seth but I don’t think I get The Hub TV network. I do agree that we’re being inundated by singing competitions all because of Idol’s success and we’re all going to get pretty sick of them pretty fast.

Highlander

September 9th, 2011
7:15 am

I liked The Voice and I’ll give X-Factor a shot but AGT has really started to annoy me. Beside the fact that Lys Agnes (sp?) didn’t make the final, I’m getting tired of seeing all the dance groups that do basically all the same moves but with different costumes and music. And they have so many “acts” that could never sustain a 90 minute show!

Mercedes S.

September 9th, 2011
7:33 am

Good Morning!

I like disease disaster movies as much as the next guy, but “Contagion” was a disappointment. Interesting premise – how a pandemic spreads from Patient Zero and on – but so detached and nonengaging you don’t really care when director Steven Soderbergh dispatches one Oscar-winning actress after another. Gwyneth Paltrow, Kate Winslet, Matt Damon, Jude Law, Laurence Fishburn,Marion Cotillard and Jennifer Ehle star.

Deirdre

September 9th, 2011
7:46 am

Highlander, I can’t get into AGT at all this year. It puts me to sleep.

Mercedes, thanks for your take on Contagion. The AJC review compared it to Soderbergh’s Traffic in it’s ability to step back and watch the nightmare rather than become part of it. Seems like there are pros and cons to that approach.

Mercedes S.

September 9th, 2011
7:54 am

And as for “Creature”… worst movie of the year! Shoddy and clueless. Movie starts with girl wading naked in a crocodile-infested swamp. Yes, she’s First Victim. She has some kind of bracelet on her left arm; a bracelet that jumps from one arm to the next and back again in those two minutes she has before she’s gobbled up.

Sad to see good-looking, decent actor Mehcad Brooks in this mess. He was Tara’s love interest Egg in season two of “True Blood”.

Deirdre

September 9th, 2011
8:00 am

In Idol news, it has been confirmed that Adam Lambert will appear on Project Runway this season.

Harriett

September 9th, 2011
8:18 am

I like AGT, but do not ask me to explain. I can’t. And, Highlander, I loved Lys Agnes and voted for her, but that Cher act on Tuesday cost her dearly. I really wanted her to have success, but now I am on the Landau bandwagon.

Rickster

September 9th, 2011
8:55 am

As I was heading home, I was making a turn onto Lawrenceville Hwy. I could see a “panel truck” (the kind that delivers cookies, bread, etc.) waiting for the light to change so it could continue.

There were pictures of a young, well-dressed African-American male’s all over the truck. And across the truck it said “The Skibowski Way.”

The dude was a contestant from one or two seasons ago. Made it to Hollywood, but didn’t do much except (if I remember correctly) really irk a lot of us.

Rickster

September 9th, 2011
8:58 am

Will “the guy who came in second to Kris Allen (you know, Kris) they guy who won?” be on PR as an entertainer or as a contestant? :-)

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September 9th, 2011
9:01 am

LOL….I like how you all are deluded into thinking American Idol started the whole thing. Simon Fuller’s Karaoke Contest only made the American pop music scene more of a joke than it was starting to become on it’s own.

Deirdre

September 9th, 2011
9:14 am

Then how did it start, hotshot? If not lusting after the millions of dollars that Idol rakes in every year as the #1 show on TV, what made almost every other network including Fox go after a piece of the pie?

Deirdre

September 9th, 2011
9:18 am

This is a copy of a letter that linny sent to Rodney yesterday:

I have a hard time believing that they would “close down” a successful, fun, entertaining, and enlightening at times, blog such as AI. Does it cost money to have 2 blogs instead of one? Does it change readership to have two? Does it change ANYTHING except how you manage your own work time? Do they think somehow you are wasting your time with the AI blog? Seven successful years, AND doing other reporting AND the R/TV blog as well — we all think you’re doing fantastic at managing your time and your efforts. And if they even THINK they’re getting “rid” of that crazy bunch of bloggers at the AI blog…well, Rodney, my man, they’ve got a HUGE ‘nother think coming!!!!

From what i read, we’ll all just move down the block to the R/TV blog and move in, lock-stock-and-barrel!!!

I think she pretty much said what we’ve all been thinking.

Woodpappy

September 9th, 2011
9:54 am

I think that Mo would correct you all by saying Ted Mack’s Original Amateur Hour started it all on his television set.

Harriett

September 9th, 2011
10:15 am

And, then there is my favorite, Woodpappy–Arthur Godfrey’s Talent Scouts on the television set.

Branch Loveless

September 9th, 2011
10:26 am

Dear Rodney,

Please thank your POS new editor for the cyber kick to the scrotum for me. How did he/she/it arrive at “oh yeah, let’s kill the Idol blog. No one will care”.

I crawl back from three weeks away due to personal stuff (death of my beloved feline daughter @ 15yrs, 9+months; father facing carotid artery surgery; fave aunt diagnosed with lung cancer; another aunt depressed about heart/liver ailments and wanting to quit dialysis; mother worried about both her sisters, etc) to find out AI Buzz is going away. How wondrous.

Anyhoo, guess I got back in time for the goodbyes, huh. Appreciate you man. I may try to go back and see what else I missed since Aug 18th. Or maybe Deirdre can provide a Cliffs Notes version.

Thanks for the blog, Rodney. Hate to see it go.

Branch Loveless

Harriett

September 9th, 2011
10:29 am

But, Branch! We are just moving down the street to Rodney’s other blog.

Deirdre

September 9th, 2011
10:51 am

BL, sorry for all that’s going on in your life and my sympathies for the loss of your beloved cat.

We blogsters will still be together however on the radio and tv blog. All you need to do, after this blog closes down, is look for the latest thread concerning ANY singing competition show and we will be camped out there until the next thread comes along.

It ain’t over yet!

Sam-A

September 9th, 2011
11:00 am

Branch: Having lost my beloved 13 year old Poodle last year, I can feel your hurt and pain. So sorry, as well, for the problems your aunts and father are having, I have a beloved aunt, and can’t imagine her gone from me, so just hope your fine ladies come thru in good stead! Getting older is hell – hard to feel our own pains, and to see the ones we love on that dreadful slide.

As Deirdre said, don’t give up yet – they’ll have to shut down the whole paper to get rid of us! Even talking about a get-together some fine day.

Harriett

September 9th, 2011
11:01 am

Branch, I got called away before I could send my condolences regarding the death of your pet and all the other trauma that is going on in your life right now. Perhaps knowing this isn’t all really going away may at least bring some light. So sorry.

JTesla

September 9th, 2011
11:06 am

Sorry about the bad news of the last three weeks Branch.

Branch Loveless

September 9th, 2011
11:12 am

Harriett- I’ve visited the other blog several times; didn’t really love it (except for the few Dagmar Midcap threads). Maybe because I live away from Atlanta and am not all that into the Atlanta tv/radio scene and personalities. Also, prepare to defend Rodney a lot: folks say some cruel stuff about our man there.

Thanks for the condolences. Much appreciated.

Branch Loveless

September 9th, 2011
11:17 am

Deirdre- thanks for the kind words. Just seems everything is piling on and then the news of the blog’s demise was like putrid icing on a soured cake, y’know?

Not sure how Idol and Voice, et al will fit in with all that other stuff on the other blog. Guess time will tell, huh.

Harriett

September 9th, 2011
11:17 am

Well, Branch, as linny said, we will do a wholesale invasion and whip that blog into shape. Also, Rodney is going to give us an Idol thread and leave it up for us to comment on. We don’t have to join the fray over local tv.

Branch Loveless

September 9th, 2011
11:21 am

Sam-A – a thanks to you for sharing the pain. Some would think it silly but glad there are those who understand. It does help.

If my father can sucessfully go through surgery (next week or week after), that would be a great thing. My one aunt is vowing to fight the cancer with a passion, but it already has such a hold on her I don’t know how much she can do. We’ll see.

Getting older? Yeah, it sucks.

Branch Loveless

September 9th, 2011
11:24 am

JT – thanks. I really didn’t mean to put all my personal stuff out there but when I started looking at the last few threads to see what was going on, it just kind of came out.

Thanks for listening.

Harriett

September 9th, 2011
11:25 am

Branch, most of us here can share your pain, having gone through various versions of what you are currently experiencing. So, please know you have many friends here who care about how you are feeling.

Sam-A

September 9th, 2011
11:28 am

Branch: there are a few of us here who don’t have “pets”. We do however have 4-legged children, who we love with the same depth and passion as other family members!

23 years ago, I had a “year of a lifetime” in a very bad way. Lost my Poodle of 15 1/2 years on 12/26/87, my father on 1/27/88, my grandmother on 3/28/88 and an uncle a few weeks later. Talk about 3 months in Hell!

But, as much as it hurts, you do eventually get better. Life is really crazy sometimes.

Deirdre

September 9th, 2011
11:40 am

BL, is your dad getting his artery cleaned out? My dad had that and he got through it just fine.

Sam-A

September 9th, 2011
11:41 am

Anyway, we’ll all send good thoughts your way, hoping your father will come out of his surgery like a champ.

Branch Loveless

September 9th, 2011
11:42 am

4-legged children, Sam-A? That is spot on, I must say. That’s why I phrased it my “feline daughter”; because that is how I felt about her.

As for your “year of a lifetime”: wow, how does a heart withstand that many hits in such a short time?

I’m looking forward to the better. I can deal with crazy life, it’s that death/illness part that messes me up…

Branch Loveless

September 9th, 2011
11:46 am

D- yes, that is what they are supposed to do, barring any complications.
His artery is like 90% blocked on the left side so the doctor said that something more invasive may need to be done. Not really sure what that is; hoping the cleaning thing works.

Rickster

September 9th, 2011
12:24 pm

Geez Branch… when it comes to tough months… yours ranks pretty near the top of the list.

Rickster

September 9th, 2011
12:28 pm

At the risk of being insensitive… (but humorous) Branch’s month sounds like a country song.

Branch Loveless

September 9th, 2011
12:40 pm

Hey, Rickster. Don’t think it is insensitive at all. However, if you are referring to “year of a lifetime” that actually is from Sam-A’s post about a hellish time in her life 23 years ago.

And that does sound like a country song.

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Branch Loveless

September 9th, 2011
2:19 pm

New thread – - – - enjoy ‘em while you can!