The X Factor

TV review by Emily Ashby, Common Sense Media
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age 10+

Simon Cowell's Idol follow-up lags behind original.

Parents say

age 11+

Based on 7 reviews

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age 10+

Based on 13 reviews

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age 18+

Professional Scammers: Not Contest. It's a Reality Show

The X-Factor (and I wouldn't be surprised if it was all similar shows) is a overglorified scam focused on creating drama and embarrassing vulnerable people (some of these people also include the disabled). A lot of it (if not every single part) is faked. One big example is the case of Zoe Alexander (the girl they said looked like Pink - her story can be heard on YouTube) Professional Scammers: Not Contest. It's a Reality Show

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age 14+

All about the judges!

The new lineup of Judges has ruined the show for me. Robbie Williams clearly doesn’t like the limelight to be on anyone else but him. His wife is just another opinionated American and Simon Cowell is boring. The only seemingly genuine one is Louis. I tried to watch because I used to love the stories behind the participants but I will be turning off for the rest of the series.

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