Another thing, how many of these contestants would you actually buy an album from? Olly - nah he's more stage presence, may do OK in concert ticket sales, Joe - nah, he's more of a theatre guy, sign him on a theatre production, maybe sales would go up, Danyl - dunno, a bit too nasally, Stacey - no way! Lovely personality but average voice, Jamie - nah, stage performance guy. In the end nobody can really sell so why bother? Why bother with someone who is going to bring like 5 minutes of entertainment and then disappear from the face of the earth! The "biggest" thing this show has made - Leona Lewis, even she seems to be losing it a bit - I wonder where she'll be 5 years on? Basically I kind of hate the X Factor brand - I don't hate the contestants or the judges, I hate the brand that it has made.
Olly and Joe in the final, congrats - like I didn't predict that 6 weeks ago. I'd almost like the show more if it just said - ok this week we are voting 4 of you off - bye bye! Just do something different - PLEASE! It's just same old auditions and bootcamp, then same old song and theme for the live shows. There needs to be a new show in town to brighten things up as it's just becoming monotonous. Anyway I hope Joe and Olly do well in their careers, I guess Joe will go into theatre and Olly will do a few gigs around the country and then think about an album - anyway congrats to you guys and good luck in your future careers - hopefully you won't be forgotten like the whole morgue of past X factor contestants!