British singing competition in which contestants sing cover songs to try and impress judges and voting viewers.
It's time to face the music
Did You Know?
The series has divided opinion among music legends. Paul McCartney
called it "not a bad thing" which "gives some people an opportunity, it gives them confidence, it gives them work". However, Elton John
, despite appearing on it in 2013, described it as "a cruise ship show" which is "cruel" and "no way to find talent". Similarly, Sting
called it a "soap opera which has nothing to do with music" and had "put music back decades". See more
[to a bad auditionee
You couldn't win this competition even if you were the only one in it!
Version of X Factor