Friday, February 7, 2014

FOX CANCELS XFACTOR USA AND SENDS SIMON COWELL BACK TO THE UK



WHOOP! THERE HE GOES!!! Fox officially announced the cancellation of XFactor USA! Simon and Fox decided to part ways due to Simon’s XFactor UK pleading for his return. I knew it was going to happen as soon as the prize went from 5 million to 1 million last year. Talk about recession! but to me, it really made no difference, because XFactor USA spends more time promoting the show than catering to the winner. Exhibit A thru Z 

Season 1 & 2 Winners Melanie Amaro and Tate Stevens
   

These were the official winners for 2011 and 2012 but the promotion spent to ...PROMOTE them (i.e videos, appearances, tv spots, etc) were equivalent to the loose change i forgot to retrieve from my jeans before placing them in my parent's washing machine. In fact, some thought that Fifth Harmony were the actual winners of season 2, since we see them more than Tate Stevens' cowboy hat.


Season 3 winners Alex & Sierra

The year when Mario kicked Khloe Kardashian to the curve, was the same year Fox chose to pocket 4 million dollars and let the first duet to win XFactor USA fight over 1 million big ones. UGH! Shame

Even tho XFactor USA can still go on as a 3 judge panel - Fox TV's entertainment guru Kevin Reilly released a statement to the press, basically stating "no show like XFactor can go on without Simon, all the other judges are rubbish." I guess they forgot their other show American Idol, which fell under the same category, being that Simon left in 2010 (after 9 seasons.) Four years later, they're still crushing dreams without the help of Mr. Cowell