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How to Win X Factor : The Must-Have Manual for All X Factor Contestants - Keeley Bolger

How to Win X Factor

The Must-Have Manual for All X Factor Contestants


Published: 15th September 2009
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Since it was first screened in 2004, the "X Factor" has become essential weekend viewing, with regular TV audiences of over 12 million - but the question remains, how do you win? How do you impress the judges, the cruel Simon Cowel, the twinkly Louis Walsh, the beautiful Cheryl Cole. Is it the singer or the song? Is it the presentation? The support from your friends? Your background? Your attitude? Or is it the hairstyle or the well timed tears?

TV writer Keeley Bolger takes a light-hearted look at the show, the controversies over vote rigging and the supposed rivalry between the judges and contestants and offers her tips - not all of them obvious - on how to win the coveted title. She also delves into the history of TV talent shows and profiles the judges and previous winners of the "X Factor".

About the Author

Keeley Bolger is a London based freelance journalist who has written extensively about X Factor, TV music and pop culture.



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      Comments about How to Win "X Factor":

      I bought this book as a joke to give to my brother. The contents alone warrant a giggle. Great for a funny present.

      On a serious note, the book covers what you would expect. Probably what you already know. They like people with a story etc.

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      "...hilarious..." The Daily Mail

      Acknowledgementsp. 4
      Introductionp. 5
      A Brief History of TV Talent Showsp. 7
      Making a Good Impression at the Auditionp. 12
      Song Choicep. 32
      Hometown Glory & Local Supportp. 42
      Never be in a Bandp. 51
      Making Friends with Other Contestantsp. 59
      Sob Storiesp. 65
      Time to Start Cryingp. 79
      Give the Impression of Being a Grafterp. 92
      Controversiesp. 97
      Be so very Humbleà But have Passion, Passion, Passionp. 107
      Don't be too Quirkyà But don't be too Dull Eitherp. 111
      Being the Underdogp. 127
      Never be "The One to Beat"p. 134
      Talk in Clichésp. 140
      And Finallyp. 144
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      ISBN: 9781849380591
      ISBN-10: 1849380597
      Audience: General
      Format: Paperback
      Language: English
      Number Of Pages: 144
      Published: 15th September 2009
      Publisher: Omnibus Press
      Country of Publication: GB
      Dimensions (cm): 19.8 x 12.9  x 1.2
      Weight (kg): 0.3
      Edition Number: 1