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james1,553 posts since 22 Sep 2007
When watching the X Factor Final back then I was wondering if a neater way to close the show, would be to follow the format of Eurovision. Where the host wraps up, and then the credits are played over the final performance of the winning song. Just a thought....
Brekkie27,128 posts since 4 Jan 2003
HTV Wales Wales Today
When watching the X Factor Final back then I was wondering if a neater way to close the show, would be to follow the format of Eurovision. Where the host wraps up, and then the credits are played over the final performance of the winning song. Just a thought....


Always hate the way they crash to a plug for either the tour or the auditions for next year - it just kills the atmosphere and takes a bit away from the winner. If they insist on running the promo at the end it would be better if they let the credits roll first then air the promo after that, but really in both cases a plug from Dermot to visit the website for details at some point during the show would be sufficient.

I do find it quite odd though they can sell thousands of tickets for the tour in arenas across the country - yet opt to give away the tickets for the final itself when they could actually make a small fortune.
Shouldn't that have been posted in the "John Logie Baird has Invented Television" thread?
peterrocket1,261 posts since 5 Sep 2001
The vast majority of the final tickets are given to Talk Talk as part of the sponsorship package, presumably with the agreement they're free but it's up to Talk Talk how they distribute them.

Same goes for tickets to the live shows themselves, few are actually given away through Applause Store - the rest go to corporates, suppliers and family of contestants etc.
deejay2,537 posts since 5 Jan 2003
Central (South) Oxford
When watching the X Factor Final back then I was wondering if a neater way to close the show, would be to follow the format of Eurovision. Where the host wraps up, and then the credits are played over the final performance of the winning song. Just a thought....


It's a good thought, but one that doesn't fit in with ITV's strict end credit guidelines. Witness Dancing on Ice for example, where just as the skater takes to the ice for their lap of honour, the credits crawl across the bottom of the screen and ITV pres slap a full-sound trail across the live picture.
Two minutes regions...