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.
"...hilarious..." The Daily Mail
|A Brief History of TV Talent Shows||p. 7|
|Making a Good Impression at the Audition||p. 12|
|Song Choice||p. 32|
|Hometown Glory & Local Support||p. 42|
|Never be in a Band||p. 51|
|Making Friends with Other Contestants||p. 59|
|Sob Stories||p. 65|
|Time to Start Crying||p. 79|
|Give the Impression of Being a Grafter||p. 92|
|Be so very Humbleà But have Passion, Passion, Passion||p. 107|
|Don't be too Quirkyà But don't be too Dull Either||p. 111|
|Being the Underdog||p. 127|
|Never be "The One to Beat"||p. 134|
|Talk in Clichés||p. 140|
|And Finally||p. 144|
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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