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  • User Avatar360 { Looking forward to X Factor this year. Can't really think of what kind of act they'd like to win, given what they currently have on their roster and are still pushing. 5AM will be pushed until they drop so they have boybands covered for the next while. Louisa Johnson is still getting all the help under the sun to become 'a thing'. Matt Terry is ready to launch at some point as a potential successor for Olly Murs, or whatever direction they decide to pursue with him. I'd expect them to avoid Overs after their overexposure in the last few years. Little Mix are UK's premier girl group now so I wouldn't expect them to support a group that could be competition. So right now my bet would be on them going for a likeable big-voiced and versatile black girl to fill the Leona-and-Alexandra-shaped hole. Only caveat is that might conflict with Fleur East if she gets a second wind. Alternatively; they might go for a Rylan/Stacey Solomon-like type who would be a sob story/sympathy feelgood winner, but would use the platform to diversify into TV presenting or something, so they don't have to run the risk of pouring money into a music career which then struggles to make it back, given the changing landscape of music consumption these days. } – 8 June 2017 at 12:10 am
  • User Avatarmarkovs { Nothing makes XFactor worth watching. Tired, boring and produced no talent in years. Time to come to an end imo } – 7 June 2017 at 12:22 pm
  • User AvatarAlan { Cant argue with any of that. I didnt catch a huge amount of this year's semis and final but the little I did see gave me the impression that they were leaving the public in little doubt as to who they should put through. We can analyse staging, running order and mind games all we like but for me judges comments remain the most obvious way of steering the public towards making the "correct" choices. Generally speaking the public played ball although it is interesting that Cowell has reportedly said that they will go back to the judges votes in the semis next year. Maybe he was miffed that his golden buzzer act needed the wildcard to make the final. Or perhaps he realised that some of the staged drama was missing this year. Personally Im looking forward to the manipulation being ramped up in XFactor this series. It's the only thing that makes it worth watching. } – 6 June 2017 at 10:55 pm
  • User AvatarSagand { The market didn't wait for them to come second, they were no long favourite half way through their song. The market remembered suddenly to win a talent show you need a talent, a sob story can draw attention to a talent but doesn't convert to many votes without one. The BGT market consistency overestimates solo singers too, with the over saturation of singing competitions now it would take something really special to win as a solo singer. } – 6 June 2017 at 9:38 pm
  • User AvatarStoney { Were favourites from the moment they appeared on the audition show until they came 2nd in their semi. Thankfully I swerved them. } – 6 June 2017 at 5:39 pm
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