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Old 08-09-2013, 12:18
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Have to admit that one of my guilty pleasures last year was watching Rylan's performances on x-factor. The show has always catered to those who enjoy some light comic relief and Rylan filled that slot well. The problem was, the public didn't take to him immediately in the way they did Wagner or Jedward. That first week with Carolynne he was bottom 2, she was incredibly talented and he could barely carry a note. In the interest of keeping the comic relief, they sent her packing, to preserve the short term interests of the show - to keep it fun that series.

However, Rylan has made a mockery of the show and process and made people aware how engineered the show is - and always has been. Rylan's new career as a tv presenter shows he had zero interest in music and was just using the show as a platform to get famous, further mocking the little integrity x-factor now has. With declining ratings, I wonder if the 'rylan effect' has meant people are less likely to commit to the show this year.
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Old 08-09-2013, 12:32
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Have to admit that one of my guilty pleasures last year was watching Rylan's performances on x-factor. The show has always catered to those who enjoy some light comic relief and Rylan filled that slot well. The problem was, the public didn't take to him immediately in the way they did Wagner or Jedward. That first week with Carolynne he was bottom 2, she was incredibly talented and he could barely carry a note. In the interest of keeping the comic relief, they sent her packing, to preserve the short term interests of the show - to keep it fun that series.

However, Rylan has made a mockery of the show and process and made people aware how engineered the show is - and always has been. Rylan's new career as a tv presenter shows he had zero interest in music and was just using the show as a platform to get famous, further mocking the little integrity x-factor now has. With declining ratings, I wonder if the 'rylan effect' has meant people are less likely to commit to the show this year.
Wondering who the Joke act will be this year... ??
Rylan is without doubt the worst act ever put thru to the lives.. worse than Jedwards and the looney bloke forgot his name the druggie fella with wild hair..?
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Old 08-09-2013, 12:38
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The funny thing is that as much as everyone slates him, he has probably done the best for himself out of all of last years finalists.
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Old 08-09-2013, 12:39
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I really hope there is'nt going to be one. Rylan was just pathetic last year which turned a lot of viewers away from the programme.
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Old 08-09-2013, 12:53
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The funny thing is that as much as everyone slates him, he has probably done the best for himself out of all of last years finalists.
I wouldn't disagree with this - ironically, that's the worst thing that could have happened for x-factor. Keeping him in the public view is a constant reminder to the public what a joke the x factor has become - especially when real talent like Carolynne and Ella Henderson went before him.

Rylan has left an unfortunate smear on the x-factor franchise for a lot of viewers.
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Old 08-09-2013, 12:56
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I wouldn't disagree with this - ironically, that's the worst thing that could have happened for x-factor. Keeping him in the public view is a constant reminder to the public what a joke the x factor has become - especially when real talent like Carolynne and Ella Henderson went before him.

Rylan has left an unfortunate smear on the x-factor franchise for a lot of viewers.
The fact that he was put through at the expense of far better singers just made a mockery of the whole show. I would not think they will make the same mistake this year.
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Old 08-09-2013, 12:58
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I don't think he was as bad as Jedward and Wagner

But I do think many viewers switched off
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Old 08-09-2013, 12:59
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He's no worse than John & Edward, Wagner or Diva Fever.

I stopped watching series six after John & Edward beat Lucie.
I stopped watching series seven after Katie beat Treyc.
I stopped watching series nine after Rylan beat Carolynne.

Any stupid decisions will make me switch off. If the show is just going to chase after headlines, thinking it will boost ratings, then I certainly won't help them with that, and I'll do the exact opposite of what they want the viewers to do.

The X Factor format is so good, it really doesn't need acts like Rylan to help it. The Voice is all about talent, yet it doesn't interest me at all because the format is absolute rubbish. If The X Factor focused on a good, talented cast for the live shows, nothing can beat it.
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Old 08-09-2013, 13:24
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He has left skid marks all over this show - it will never recover not does it deserve too
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Old 08-09-2013, 13:43
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The show has never had credibility ffs!
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Old 08-09-2013, 14:35
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The show lost the majority of its credibility once Jedward were put through auditions. The X Factor was on top form after its 2008 series because of how amazing the talent was - the five female solo acts were all incredible in their own way as well as the great Austin and JLS. Everyone was anticipating the 2009 series because of the bar set by the previous one yet Simon and the producers manage to screw it up from series 6 onwards because on the huge focus on novelty acts as opposed to the talent. That's one of the reasons why series 8 was one of my favourite seasons ever. Other than Frankie (who thankfully got kicked off the show), there were no talentless acts at all.
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Old 08-09-2013, 14:58
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Not only that, the wildcard vote royally backfired as well, voting wise so I don't believe we'll be seeing that twist again.
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Old 08-09-2013, 15:03
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Have to admit that one of my guilty pleasures last year was watching Rylan's performances on x-factor. The show has always catered to those who enjoy some light comic relief and Rylan filled that slot well. The problem was, the public didn't take to him immediately in the way they did Wagner or Jedward. That first week with Carolynne he was bottom 2, she was incredibly talented and he could barely carry a note. In the interest of keeping the comic relief, they sent her packing, to preserve the short term interests of the show - to keep it fun that series.

However, Rylan has made a mockery of the show and process and made people aware how engineered the show is - and always has been. Rylan's new career as a tv presenter shows he had zero interest in music and was just using the show as a platform to get famous, further mocking the little integrity x-factor now has. With declining ratings, I wonder if the 'rylan effect' has meant people are less likely to commit to the show this year.
XF's credibility as a format was destroyed by Simon Cowell, the moment when he had it in his hands to send home Jedward after weeks of criticising them mercilessly, but instead, he sent it to deadlock, thus meaning they survived to create more headlines for his show.

If XF was really about singing, he should have sent them home when he had the chance.

If Simon Cowell doesn't take XF seriously, why on Earth should Rylan or any of the others?

I say good luck to Rylan & all of them, if they can make money out of XF, even if music isn't their first love.
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Old 08-09-2013, 15:10
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I don't think he was as bad as Jedward and Wagner

But I do think many viewers switched off
I think Rylan was an 'Only Way Is Essex' type fame hungry wannabe. He saw the X Factor as a great means of getting on telly and making a name for himself. As the OP said, he had absolutely ZERO genuine interest in making music. That ridiculous reaction to him getting through at judges houses was him just acting up to the cameras - it got him in the papers and was the catalyst. As soon as he inevitably got voted out in the end, he was straight on Big Brother to further his 15 minutes of fame. He knew if he kept himself in the limelight some idiots like Channel 4 would give him a TV gig. So job done, some might respect him for it but I don't, it's desperately shallow to seek fame and TV to such an extent.

You can argue Wagner & Jedward were just as bad joke acts, but Rylan is truely unique is the way it was all planned out. It's so pathetic.

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Old 08-09-2013, 15:10
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As people have said already, you could make a case for the show being a farce back as far as Jedward really. Rylan's case was no different.

Also viewing numbers seem to be up so far as well from last year, so it be that much of a big deal to most people. I'm personally keeping the mentality that if anything happens that's ridiculous, I'll deal with it at that point. Until then I don't see why I should let past series' bs distract my enjoyment of this series so far. So I'm not really seeing the show as smeared to be honest.
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Old 08-09-2013, 15:27
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'This show' and 'credibility' should never be used in the same sentence.
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Old 08-09-2013, 15:32
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Oh get over it. He actually brought fun, entertainment and the "X" factor to the show. It would have been axed a long time ago if it weren't for acts like him.
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Old 08-09-2013, 15:46
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It's absolutely nothing to do with Rylan when we've had Chico, Jedward, Katie, Wagner, etc before.
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Old 08-09-2013, 15:52
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It would be nice that the 'twist' this year is no comedy characters getting through to the lives
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Old 08-09-2013, 16:05
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It's absolutely nothing to do with Rylan when we've had Chico, Jedward, Katie, Wagner, etc before.
Spot on.

I don't know how anyone can lay the blame for the lack of credibility in XF at Rylan's door.

XF lost it's credibility long before Rylan ever pitched up on the show.

Simon Cowell is the one responsible for the lack of credibility & nobody else.
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Old 08-09-2013, 17:04
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XF's credibility as a format was destroyed by Simon Cowell, the moment when he had it in his hands to send home Jedward after weeks of criticising them mercilessly, but instead, he sent it to deadlock, thus meaning they survived to create more headlines for his show.

If XF was really about singing, he should have sent them home when he had the chance.

If Simon Cowell doesn't take XF seriously, why on Earth should Rylan or any of the others?

I say good luck to Rylan & all of them, if they can make money out of XF, even if music isn't their first love.
1) X Factor is first and foremost TV then a singing show.

2) Cowell does actually care considering that he signs the winner onto his label and any others he considers potential money makers. That year (as much as I loved Lucie) he clearly didn't think Lucie could win/was a potentially good artist so he thought she was expendable in exchange for some more headlines.
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Old 08-09-2013, 17:36
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I wouldn't disagree with this - ironically, that's the worst thing that could have happened for x-factor. Keeping him in the public view is a constant reminder to the public what a joke the x factor has become - especially when real talent like Carolynne and Ella Henderson went before him.

Rylan has left an unfortunate smear on the x-factor franchise for a lot of viewers.
Its a TV show on Saturday and Sunday night. I don't want all the acts being good.

I really hope we get an act like Jedward or Wagner or Rylan or even Christopher Maloney this series. The show needs them, otherwise its just boring for me.
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Old 08-09-2013, 17:40
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The show lost the majority of its credibility once Jedward were put through auditions. The X Factor was on top form after its 2008 series because of how amazing the talent was - the five female solo acts were all incredible in their own way as well as the great Austin and JLS. Everyone was anticipating the 2009 series because of the bar set by the previous one yet Simon and the producers manage to screw it up from series 6 onwards because on the huge focus on novelty acts as opposed to the talent. That's one of the reasons why series 8 was one of my favourite seasons ever. Other than Frankie (who thankfully got kicked off the show), there were no talentless acts at all.
Jedward were fantastic for that series. I don't get this mentality of thinking there is some big credibility issue with a TV entertainment show.

The only reason I watch X Factor and not the Voice is because The Voice doesn't have these acts. I find it boring and I don't care for acts who are fantastic or good.

Its not the point of the show for me anyway.
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Old 08-09-2013, 17:44
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Has he any idea what an idiot he looks with those enormous teeth?
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Old 08-09-2013, 18:12
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They need to give the joke acts a rest for this year. If they must have a "how do they keep getting through" act then it should be in the vein of Daniel Evans or Katie Waissel.
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