People in developed countries watch television an average of 27 hours per week. Absolute hits of airtime around the world are the talent show! Among them and popular today British show X-Factor!
Main star of any talent show - is the man who invented this contest! So, well known Simon Cowell - is a creator of competition "X-Factor". In any talent show there are a few constants stars - the judges. And Simon Cowell is the most famous and highly paid referee in the world.
He judges not only his own show: Long before he began to judge "Pop Idol" and "American Idol". Simon Cowell is "the most evil judge in the world." Known for his catchphrase "Do not want to seem rude, but ..." and further analysis should be offensive not only performances and talents, but also their appearance. As a rule, he doesn't finish his speech as his voice is being drowned by other judges and the audience. The Times called Cowell "toxic waste". That's why he is so famous and gets so much money: only one for one season of "American Idol" he is paid $ 33 million.
"X Factor" is the second child of the mentioned below Simon Cowell. And some said that the show bears the imprint of an unpleasant personality of its creator and known as "factor of cruelty". Here are encouraged not only to deliberate rudeness and sarcasm of the judges, but also conflicts among the contestants. The contest is only with songs, but the song should be chosen and the shows of jury favorites are removed and installed with a great care. Intrigues and scandals in the UK "X-factor" - one of the favorite themes of the local press. Nevertheless, the competition digs musical talent and gives the winner a start in life in the form of one million pounds sterling. Not on hand, of course and as an attachment to the further promotion career.
Leona Lewis - is the best ads of "X Factor" show. Lovely London girl in early childhood delirious music and the parents did not spare funds for realization of her dreams. Leona studied at three music schools, has mastered the different musical instruments (from piano to guitar), attracted to jazz and blues, and then switched to popular music. After graduating from high school made a demo album of her own songs, but her creativity is not interested in any of the studio.
She has lost faith in her abilities and decided to go to university to acquire the "peaceful" occupation. But Leona boyfriend persuaded her to take part in the "X factor". Shy girl somehow survived the qualifying round (where the judge mocked the participants as they want) and won the 2006 season. And in 2007, her debut album "Spirit" was sold in 6,5 million copies.
Now Leona Lewis is a multiplatinum singer with a planned world tour for 2010. She cannot afford to abandon the fee of one million dollars for a small presentation (that is how much she was offered a part in the opening of seasonal sales in the famous London department store Harrods).
X-Factor is the vocal competition, or other words an interactive reality TV talent show. Originally broadcast on British channel ITV. Shaw is the original for an international franchise, which is bought by almost every country (top-rated in Denmark, the Netherlands, India, Portugal, Colombia, Spain and Italy). The project has become the biggest television talent competition in Europe. The winner receives a contract with the label Syco worth 1 million.
During the contestants selection is recorded primarily vocal, but also the appearance, personal characteristics and choreographic skills. The most important argument - the favor of spectators.
The competition was divided into three categories: singers 16 - 24 years, singers from 25 years and older vocal groups and duets. Later, the age limit lowered to 14 years.
The competition takes place in several stages:
1. Listening, being producers: they decide who will evaluate the judges (in the last season came to a casting over 200 000 interested)
2. Listening by the judges
3. Accommodation in special homes (suburban villas)
4. Visit to the homes of judges
5. Final live concerts
Judges of all three X-factor seasons:
- Simon Cowell - music executive and TV producer,
- Sharon Osbourne - music manager and TV personality
- Louis Walsh - music manager
- Paula Abdul (only 3 series) - pop singer, dancer and TV personality
- Dannii Minogue (few series) - pop singer
X-Factor presenters and coaches: Kate Thornton, Dermot O'Leary, Brian Friedman, Yvie Burnett, Peter Dickson and Enn Reitel. These people became an inevitable part of the show, providing it participants with vocal, choreography and actors skills.
On 29 May 2006 The X Factor organized a Battle of the Stars - celebrity special edition of The X Factor, which screened on ITV. Among popular singers were: Michelle Marsh, Nikki Sanderson, Matt Stevens, Lucy Benjamin, Gillian McKeith, Chris Moyles, Paul Daniels and Debbie McGee, James Hewitt and Rebecca Loos, and "The Chefs", a quartet of celebrity chefs comprising Jean-Christophe Novelli, Aldo Zilli, Paul Rankin and Ross Burden.
The winner of this unusual show edition became Lucy Benjamin.
The final sixth season of the British show "X factor" have watched over 15.5 million viewers. Thus, the episode was broadcast in the slot at 19:30-21:30 Sunday, December 13th, brought the proportion of 53% (4 +), and at the peak (time of announcement of the winner, 21:15) - 19 million viewers. Such indicators are the highest in the history of the show in the UK.
Until last Sunday in record numbers for the fifth season finale was considered "X factor", which gathered 13.2 million viewers (14 million at the peak). However, most rating shows on British TV remains "Britain's Got Talent", the third season finale is May 30 gathered 17.3 million viewers (19.2 million at the peak), becoming the most successful program on TV since 2004 (presentation England at Euro 2004).
Show became very popular and has a bunch of awards. It is translated from September 2004 to the present day.