Saturday, November 26, 2005

Oh my....

I called my grandparents this afternoon and got into a conversation with my gran about the X-factor and made a shocking discovery.

My granny, a woman in her 70s with a very dodgy hip is a serious Chico fan.

I just don't know what to say...but hee hee.

For the Americans and people from other countries on my blog (or those who consider themselves too cultured to watch the X-factor)...the X factor is the UK equivalent of American Idol. You know the set up, two judges gush and coo over the participants, Simon Cowell sneers mockingly, 'Really, it was like a very bad karaoke performance. I don't know why you are in this competition, ' and the audience boo.

Chico used to be a stripper, in the run up to the show he performed in Ozzy Osbourne's house and ran into the pool with a microphone. Even the prince of darkness himself said he was mad. He has a certain cheesey charm about him. Simon described last week's performance as, 'Horrifically brilliant.'

He is fun and I enjoy him being on the show - but my gran, a fan?!?!

10 comments:

Rach said...

I saw the X Factor for the first time this evening. Horrific! But Chico is horrendous!!

Rachxx

ash said...

I don't watch this crud myself, but unfortunately Radio 1 think I need to know about it in the mornings on the way to work. Not because I think i'm cultured... I got no culture... just because I like my music not created for profit.

pedantry, but isn't American Idol the US version of the british Pop Idol? and Xfactor is a copy of Pop Idol which Simon Cowell set up to make more money than he did from Pop Idol? (hence the law suit?)

Contemplative Activist said...

Well if you want to be pedantic - I was just explaining the genre of program young Ashley.

You've been spending too much time with RobertB methinks ;)

Martin said...

At least she's not a fan of Journey South. Now that would be tragic.

SinnaLuvva said...

I'm puzzled by Ash's comment: "because I like my music not created for profit" ... hence she listens to Radio 1, the home of commercialism!

The Blind-Winger Jones said...

It's a bit of harmless nonsense. True talent always shines through, and the manufactured people who've overstretched themselves usually disappear before too long.

Go go Granny !!

postliberal said...

I wouldn't go near watching it ;P But funny review was written a while ago, so somehow I've managed to become vague familiar with this Chico guy. Aparently "It's Chico time!"

Oh believe me, unless you've listening to Atlantic 252 you've never heard truely debased commercialism!

Martin said...

I'm pleased to note that Ash is a girl again.

The facial hair in the picture obviously just isn't cutting it, mate...

Contemplative Activist said...

Hee hee - yeah, Ash, you're going to have to grow a beard gurl-friend

Sinna Luvva - you made my day :D

ash said...

what must a guy do?! maybe i need a new avatar with "i have a willy" written on it!

radio one... well... it's not my car. plus, they don't have adverts, so it's less commercial.