Last minute tips for the X Factor NZ judges?

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Ronan Keating paid the X Factor NZ judges a visit today as the first filmed auditions kicked off in Auckland this week.

 

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  • http://www.facebook.com/david.i.batten Dave Ian Batten

    Good luck getting viewers.

    • Mat

      New Zealand’s Got Talent didn’t seem to have any problems. I imagine a show devoted to singing and minus the juggling clowns would have an even better shot.

      • http://www.facebook.com/david.i.batten Dave Ian Batten

        Look, here’s my point. The difference between New Zealand’s Got Talent and The X Factor, is that NZGT’s prize is just money. The X Factor’s prize is a recording contract. And although a recording contract sounds nice, I don’t think it’s a good idea.

        • http://www.facebook.com/reganjcunliffe Regan Cunliffe

          I thought so too… however, Sony assured me when the show was announced that it would be different this time: http://www.throng.co.nz/2012/09/can-sony-get-it-right-this-time/

          • http://www.facebook.com/david.i.batten Dave Ian Batten

            I understand, but why have an international show finding a “star” when we know what happened last time with NZ Idol?

          • http://www.facebook.com/david.i.batten Dave Ian Batten

            Although, with better judges, maybe we’ll get it right this time round.

          • Natalie

            Does it really matter that much whether you find a viable superstar or not?. Obviously none of the NZ Idol winners or any of the finalists had anything resembling a musical career, but the show was watched by a lot of people and people were really excited by it, so I wouldn’t say it was a total failure. If you get a good mix of personalities, then it should provide people with entertainment and then it’s up to the winner and their management as to how far they can take their career.

          • http://www.facebook.com/david.i.batten Dave Ian Batten

            “Good personalities”? Okay, let’s see. Jason Gunn, Stan Walker, Bic Runga, Craig Parker, Mike King, Simon Barnett, Tamati Coffey, Robyn Melcom. There. My list of “Good Personalities”.

        • Mat

          Fair call.

          I think alot of it will be up to the NZ voting public too. I know having a story is a big part of these kinds of shows, but I think the tendency in this country is to go for the quiet humble church singing brown face. And sometimes that works, but all too often it just isn’t marketable on a wider national and international level. Someone like Evan from NZGT would have been a perfect contestant in the X Factor. Having a mentor like Daniel Beddingfield mentor him would have done him wonders. That’s the kind of music which is really dominating alot of the international music scene.

          But Dave, yes, I do take your point , Im hoping we will be get surprisingly good production , akin to Top Model.

      • bobscoffee

        Don’t know about that. Some people watch FOR the juggling clowns.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=684221341 Trevor Ashman

    I’m looking forward to X Factor NZ…..can’t be too far away now :)

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=684221341 Trevor Ashman

    Natasha Bedingfield tweeted on Twitter that she is heading for New Zealand today so um…I guess Natasha will be helping out Daniel with the bootcamp :)