‘The X Factor’ UK notes: 4th Power becomes 4th Impact; Simon Cowell’s apology, Lauren Murray’s comments
We’ve got a variety of stories to dive into today following this weekend’s crazy episode of “The X Factor,” but we are going to start off here with something that has become somewhat-common over the past few years: A name change for a group.
While some may have already heard the news, it has not been revealed on the show just yet: 4th Power will now be known as 4th Impact after a copyright issue surfaced that caused a necessary change-up. We did like the original name better in all honesty, will “Impact” certainly is the right word to describe the power of these ladies’ voices.
The most notable name change for legal reasons has to be Rhythmix becoming Little Mix, which we actually think was one of the best things to ever happen to them since the latter name has way more personality than the original ever did. Triple J eventually became Union J, which was mostly the result of George joining the three guys with J names.
Lauren Murray on Six Chair Challenge – Kudos to Lauren for being honest about how terrible this part of the competition truly is. Here is what she had to say on the subject to Digital Spy:
“For me, that was the worst part of The X Factor so far and I think they should get rid of it next year. Unless they get bonuses for giving people heart attacks! They should get rid of it…”
Unfortunately, they probably won’t change anything because producers love the drama, the angst, and the fury of it all. You’ve got the audience acting like they are watching Gladiators in an arena, and you also are pitting people directly against each other. It’s cruel, and that is obviously the point.
Simon Cowell is sorry – Why? He was basically horrible to the Overs after learning that he has them for the second straight year. He posted a series of tweets last night explaining that he did directly apologize to them for his reaction. We get it in a sense: While many Overs do win, there are not that many of them that are easy to market as future stars. Still, don’t you have to at least try to be nice? Having successful winners is what does eventually bring the show further credibility.
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