Louisa Johnson X-Factor

X-Factor Winners Song Bombs As Badly As The Show

This years X-Factor bombed – badly.  Simon Cowell’s “talent” show has suffered from falling ratings despite a total revamp.

This years X-Factor final attracted fewer than 6-million viewers.  To put that into context the 2010 final which featured One Direction attracted 18 million viewers.

This years season was won by Louisa Johnson who released a cover of Bob Dylan’s “Forever Young” as her winners single.  Over the years we have become used to the X-Factor winner scoring the Christmas No 1.  According to the Official Charts Company Johnson’s song has entered the UK chart at No 9.

The chart is topped by Justin Bieber who holds the top two spots on the Christmas chart and has three of the top five singles.

One can only hope that the terrible ratings on this years X-Factor and the failure of the winners single may mark the beginning of the end for a show that is widely blamed for killing the UK music industry.

The BBC report that Johnson’s song is the lowest ever chart entry for an X-Factor winner.

Only Steve Brookstein and Joe McElderry (who?) previously failed to claim the top spot with their winners’ singles in their first week.

Both initially had to settle for a number two slot, in 2004 and 2009 respectively, though both tracks did subsequently climb to pole position.

I for one hope that the dismal performance of both X-Factor and the winners single will see the end of a show that I detest.

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Hi, I am Alan. I live in Broadstone, Dorset with my wife, Shirley, my son, Ryan and two dogs called Bailey and Jasper. I have recently retired after working in the Armed Forces and in Public Service since 1977 so I now have a bit more time to do the things I love. Music is a huge part of my life and always has been. I have a broad taste in music and can find something to enjoy in most styles of music. I have always been attracted to music which has something to say, is outside the mainstream and is perhaps a bit rebellious. I guess my early influences were late 1970's Punk and new wave bands, especially those who came out of Northern Ireland where I grew up. I loved Stiff Little Fingers, The Undertones, Rudi, Starjets etc but also bands like The Ramones, The Clash, The Jam and so on. I like singer songwriters including Van Morrison, Springsteen, Neil Young & Bob Dylan and in recent years I have become more interested in folk and acoustic music but I also love the sort of high drive energetic Folk/Punk music delivered by bands like The Levellers, Leatherat, Ferocious Dog and many others who frequent the UK Festival scene. I have long since lost the desire to spend my holidays laying around in the sun and these days am much more likely to be found in a muddy field somewhere in the UK during the festival season.

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