Genuine question, Brekkie: how did Sam Bailey kill its credibility?
She's of the Pop Idol karaoke mould, the rush an album out for Mothers Day kind of artist compared to the very credible acts of Little Mix winning in 2011 and James Arthur in 2012 (plus Ella Henderson having success too), which seems to be steering the show in a more credible individual artist direction rather than just looking for a half decent singer.
The same thing happened after the 2017 series which had practically weekly original performances from Raksu and Grace, yet 2018 seemed to be back to looking for people who could sing Abba one week, Motown the next.
I do think if the show returns properly next year they need to look at the American Idol revival and how they just took the bloated elements out and essentially went back to basics. Have felt for a while the shows middle stages, which used to be it's strength, have actually become a problem, and they need to get from auditions to live shows quicker. The Six Chair Challenge has certainly had it's time (again, credibility killed because the judges didn't follow the rules and kept bringing people back etc.) and personally think Judges Houses is tired as well. I'd go right back to basics for a middle stage really and take inspiration from BGT and Pop Idol before that and just have a live heat for each category and have the public select the 3/4 to move on to the live shows.
Last edited by Brekkie on 23 September 2019 8:18pm - 2 times in total
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