Let’s get one thing straight, I never, ever watch the X Factor.
I don’t like the way the contestants are treated, I don’t like the way they rig the competition and, worst of all, I don’t like the way they take artists with genuine talent (well, about 50% of them anyway) and then mould them into tedious reality TV clones.
Then, when they’ve made their dosh and milked the person for all they’re worth, they cast them aside, and they end up touring Butlins, Pontins and working men’s clubs until they too get usurped by the next onslaught of ‘stars’, and their dreams are in tatters.
No. 25 my friends, No. 25.
Never change who you are for anyone. Not even portly, puppet master Simon Cowell, the twisty, greedy bastard.
Andrea Faustini is currently in the final 6 for the boys category and ‘Judges Houses’ airs this weekend, and I have to say that I hope he doesn’t make it.
Because he’s just too good for that shower.
Listen to the above and you’ll hear why.
His voice, his conviction and this song inspired me this weekend and I hope it does the same for you, m’darlin’s.
I’m nearly broke, and at the mercy of some vindictive old bitch who hates me, I have to sell up and move to somewhere, I’m having to walk away from 2 years free therapy, I have no idea what my future holds and I’m afraid.
But guess what?
The only crumble is this house is a rhubarb and ginger one, and that’s the way it’s going to stay.
I did 8 of my challenges yesterday, and two of you have joined me so that’s gladdened my heart more than I can say.
Namaste and take care x