Review: X Factor 2017 so far

The X Factor has been on our screens since 2004 and since that night in September, the show has become part and parcel of British life and television history.

Series 14 of the music competition is well underway now with the final (thankfully) next weekend, when an act will win and we’ll probably never hear of them again. So far there have been a minority of X Factor competitors whose names we still remember. Leona Lewis, One Direction, JLS (although they’ve been obliterated now), Little Mix, James Arthur and Alexandra Burke. After 14 series.

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Some winners, namely Sam Bailey, have gone on to greater things than producing an album. They’ve even made Christmas adverts for Peacocks with no-hoper joke acts like Jedward, Honey G and Wagner. So, really, winning the show has become completely hit and miss.

This year’s series has been bone dry. There’s Grace, who’s always singing her own songs and never fails – which gets annoying. Then there’s Kevin Davy White, whose version of Whitney Huston’s I Will Always Love You was like watching your parents flushing your favourite childhood goldfish down the loo.

Nobody on the show this year has been outstanding to me – not even Rak-Su who have been totally over-hyped for the past few weeks.

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Perhaps Simon Cowell should have put The X Factor on hold for a few years like Ant and Dec did with Saturday Night Takeaway. Rejigging the format of the show each year is getting old too, Si. Just give it a rest after this one and we’ll see you in 2020?