That's a very harsh judgement, not ALL of those on here surely are, really, mentally ill?
Many deluded for sure.
Though I accept that with the odd woman for Scotland last year, it's hard to imagine anyone less suited for sudden fame.
However, I also loathe this type of thing, anything with Simon Cowell involved will always be wrong to me.
I go to lots of gigs, buy lots of music, so of course, the likes of fourth rate karaoke Cowell will never have anything for me.
What I find more disturbing, was a survey showing showing (I forget the actual number) a portion of young people when asked about their career aspirations, answered waiting to be discovered.
Huh? Wonder where they got that idea from?
If you think you do have a genuine talent, singing, songwriting, acting, writing, whatever, you go and DO it.
You just know anyone who says that, has nothing to offer.
The net can help you, with music for example, sod the record companies, at least at first, put it on the web, keep trying, then if you are lucky, when they come calling, you are in a stronger position.
This has happened.
I know some will say, what about (insert choice of X Factor winner) this one?
I say, even a stopped clock, is right twice a day.
While I don't watch this show, reading an article about the first ever winner, a male singer, where he is now, back to where he was.
What happened? Seems he had ideas of his own, beyond Cowell's stock cliche of boring over covered songs.
He was soon persona non grata.
However, surely Jeremy Kyle is a much more malignant presence?
[Edited 2010-08-26 11:15:09]