I’m excited about 2013: The X Factor New Zealand is coming and it will be the biggest production TV3 has ever made. Dominic Bowden has been signed on to host the show and will return to New Zealand with an enormous wealth of experience having been in the US and worked on The Voice and The X Factor as well as hosting a prime time TV show over there.
However, the pressure really will be on TV3 to make The X Factor work. New Zealand has a terrible record when it comes to producing artists that go on to have successful careers at home, let alone abroad. Making sure artists who actually have “the x factor” will require a serious judging panel with the ability to spot it.
It should be pointed out that The X Factor‘s judging panel isn’t just about judging. More important than the role of judge is the role of mentor. Finding people who can help steer artists in the right direction towards stardom is imperative.
With that in mind, I’ve come up with three names who I think would provide international experience to an X Factor New Zealand judging panel and would have more than just financial reasons to come down under: Continue reading »