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Head-2-Head TV Show Review: The X-Factor vs. American Idol

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By Jeremy Whitley
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Professional Review comparing american idol and the x-factor in a head-to-head formatIn the year 2002, the world was introduced to a true heavyweight TV show in American Idol. It was one of the first standouts among the tide of reality competition shows, which have since become a staple of American television. And yes, it has been ten years since Kelly Clarkson and Justin Guarini first took the stage and set off the rolling string of fireworks that has been American Idol. For the past decade, American Idol has attracted some of the biggest celebrities from inside and outside of music, it has set an array of ratings records, and has launched the careers of several of the most popular musical acts performing today.

However, the man who made the show got fed up with it. He decided it had grown stale and left the show to create something new. He wanted something bigger, better, and more consequential. Simon Cowell walked away from the most successful show on television to create something new. Now that thing is here and it’s called “The X-Factor”.

The X-Factor premiered on Wednesday, September 21st. The question is, did Simon Cowell top himself or walk away from his most successful venture?

 

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posted on Sep 22, 2011 at 4:52AM

Head-2-Head TV Show Review: The X-Factor vs. American Idol

Introduction

By Jeremy Whitley
 

Professional Review comparing american idol and the x-factor in a head-to-head formatIn the year 2002, the world was introduced to a true heavyweight TV show in American Idol. It was one of the first standouts among the tide of reality competition shows, which have since become a staple of American television. And yes, it has been ten years since Kelly Clarkson and Justin Guarini first took the stage and set off the rolling string of fireworks that has been American Idol. For the past decade, American Idol has attracted some of the biggest celebrities from inside and outside of music, it has set an array of ratings records, and has launched the careers of several of the most popular musical acts performing today.

However, the man who made the show got fed up with it. He decided it had grown stale and left the show to create something new. He wanted something bigger, better, and more consequential. Simon Cowell walked away from the most successful show on television to create something new. Now that thing is here and it’s called “The X-Factor”.

The X-Factor premiered on Wednesday, September 21st. The question is, did Simon Cowell top himself or walk away from his most successful venture?

 

simon cowell moved on from american idol to launch the x-factor
 


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7 Comments So Far …

  1. johnO johnO says:
    I think the yellow ticket and 'you're going to Hollywood' has a far more appealing conclusion to each contestant's apppearance. X Factor really fell flat there.

  2. Jeremy Jeremy says:
    I understand what you're saying, the ceremonial aspect of it is nice, but I have to say, forty thousand cheering fans applauding your auditions makes up for that to me

  3. JJizzle JJizzle says:
    I like the X-Factor show better because the singers are different ages but dont we have enough singers? will the world topple off its axis if too many people sing at once?

  4. Betty Betty says:
    The X-Factor should have brought back Brian Dunkleman.

  5. WarrenG WarrenG says:
    It's weird, but I find Simon and Paula far more identifiable than Steven Tyler and J. Lo. AI did better in the ratings, but it's just b/c it's reached a level of fame that ensures a set amount of viewers. If AI stopped contestants from singing altogether for the next 3 seasons, the name alone would continue to draw viewers in the millions.

  6. Jaime92 Jaime92 says:
    X-Factor=DUD!

  7. Lisa B Lisa B says:
    Interesting comparison... I like your approach. FWIW... I'd take the old AI or the new Xfactor.

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