The X Factor

In Praise of the TV Talent Show Weirdo


Kate Bush took to her blog this week to write a letter in support of one Liam Tamne, a contestant on the UK version of The Voice. Tamne was voted off the show by resident musical antichrist, despite a performance that seemed objectively better than that of his competition, to much voluble protest from his fans. Frankly, if doesn’t like you and Kate Bush does, you’re probably doing something right, and Tamne will hopefully go on to have a successful and productive career. What it all boils down to is more proof that the most interesting thing about shows like¬†American Idol,¬†The X Factor, and The Voice is rarely the winners.
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