The Jedward Effect
Ah, Simon Cowell’s empire is about to come tumbling down! The X Factor’s credibility as a ‘talent contest’ could be thrown into question as it emerges that the act that got the most votes last weekend were…yes, you’ve guessed it – John and Edward!
Not only did the Irish twins get the most votes from the public, but apparently they are miles ahead of any of the other (talented) acts. Oh dear. What a disaster! I can totally see Jedward winning the show. The British public love backing the underdog – we almost see it as our duty. Look at what happened when Big Brother decided to throw a non-celebrity into Celebrity Big Brother. Chantelle ended up winning the whole show thanks to huge public support.
Ok, so the twins win X Factor…and then what? Will we actually buy music sung by two kids who sound like strangled cats? Will they get a Christmas Number One??! Surely not! Would YOU buy their album? What has come to light here is the fact that we all watch the programme but we don’t all pick up the phone and vote. Teenagers, above all teenage girls, vote. Adults don’t vote – we just watch the show and then shout and throw things at the TV when things don’t go our way! So now we’re narked off. Meanwhile, another very narked off individual will be Simon Cowell. What will he do if a fundamentally UNtalented act win his hit talent show? What message will that send out to the world? And how does he feel now that his act, Danyl Johnson, was nearly a direct casualty of the Jedward effect? Who would’ve thought a couple of Irish twins would open up such a can of worms!