For those of you following the X Factor UK the Unreality TV blog has posted spoilers. The Boot Camp shows kick off, which are basically the X Factor version of the Idol Hollywood rounds.
The auditioners get whittled down to 12: 3 groups, 3 over 30’s, 3 boys and 3 girls. Each group is assigned a mentor from the judges’ panel.
Each week, the contestant will work with their mentor on song selection, performance, clothing selection–the whole 9 yards. It is up to that mentor to not only help the contestant advance, but mold them into a viable recording artist.
Yes, it is very manipulative. And often really bombastic and cheesy. Check out the picks. after the jump.
I’m really surprised at the group Simon Cowell will be mentoring..
…because from what I understand, Louis Walsh often gets stuck with the groups. Last year, the groups were all voted off pretty fast.
Notice how the judges put together a supergroup of individual contestants…
I’m glad Matt Cardle made it through. He might end up being my favorite. And Storm Lee? Really? If Simon continues to mock him, it’ll be good TV…
Simon Cowell: Groups
New Direction – boyband consisting of solo entrants Liam Payne, Louis Tomlinson, Harry Styles, Zany Malik and Niall Horan
An unnamed girl group put together at bootcamp, consisting of Rebecca Creighton, Sophia Wardman, Geneva Lane and Esther Campbell.
Louis Walsh: Over 28
Dannii Minogue – Boys
Cheryl Cole – Girls