Posts by: Tim Greene
It looks to have been coming for quite a while for poor Simon Cowell, but the wheels finally seem to have fallen off….in quite a big way! Year on year we seem to have witnessed numbers dropping from his flagship shows such as Britain’s Got Talent and X Factor. Where they were dropping off, they were still doing the biggest numbers across TV with highlights such as Susan Boyle and Leona Lewis helping to make the show the most popular programme for years! This year however has seen the BBC finally come up with a singing competition to rival that of the X Factor/BGT contingent and it seems to have stolen the lime light. The show in question is ‘The Voice’, which appears to have been developed and planned for a couple of years in waiting for the right time to release it. With a new take on the talent show format ‘The Voice’ judges Tom Jones, Jessie j, Will.i.am and Danny O'Donoghue decide whether to take the contestants through to the next round without seeing what they look like.
For the second week running The Voice on BBC has out done Britain’s Got Talent and it looks like it will continue to do so as people are getting bored with the repetitive format of BGT. The Voice attracted an average audience of 10.7 million viewers taking a massive 46% share of the TV watching public. By comparison, the fourth episode of ‘Britain’s Got Talent’ attracted an average audience of 9.6 million viewers, a 38.0% share, on ITV1.
Cowell anticipated the threat and decided to put himself back on the judging panel for the new series. This emerging threat of the BBC, appears to have forced ITV to make an executive decision to move BGT to a later start time to avoid the clash with ‘The Voice’. The show will start at 8.30pm from this weekend.
Simon Cowell is now in despair and looks to be going slightly off the wall to say the least. Recent reports have quoted him as lashing out at contestants in last year’s X Factor, calling them the “worst ever”. Cowell has predicted his shows could get a “kick up the ass” from rival BBC singing contest The Voice.
With this all going on for the media mogul it seems as though things are going from bad to worse! Recent tabloid news of affairs with Danni Minogue to other weird questionable behaviour such as he uses black loo roll in his bathroom and owns a feature in his garden that gives the illusion that he can walk on water. This is not to mention the drip in his US bedroom which he uses every Saturday afternoon to pump magnesium, B vitamins and pure vitamin C into his bloodstream…...No wonder he looks so cool!
Only time will tell if Mr Cowell can pull another hit out of the bag with rumours circulating of an idea for a new music show called In The Mix — a competition to find the best disc jockeys in both America and Britain. The DJs would play music to up to 3,000 clubbers who would vote with their claps and foot stomps….