X Factor 2012: Tulisa Contostavlos explains why she thinks allowing acts with managers to audition was a good idea…
The X Factor judge was asked at yesterday’s press launch how many singers with managers had made it to bootcamp and what she thought about the relaxing of rules, which formerly forbid them from entering.
The blonde beauty told us:
‘I don’t know the exact number because it’s not a general question that we ask, but there has been a change in the rawness of the musicians.’
The N Dubz star said that more auditionees were playing their own instruments and writing their own music this year and added:
‘They were bringing out guitars and writing their own songs.’
Tulisa thinks that show bosses made the right decision when they changed the rules to allow those with representation to try out and explaining her reasons, she continued:
‘What people forget is just because someone has a manager or experience in the music industry doesn’t mean they are any less deserving to be on this show than a normal person, with a normal job who’s had no experience.
There are so many talented people out there with managers and it’s not any easier for them to make it. I had a manager for seven years of my career before I got anywhere at all so I think it’s about being fair.’
‘This year we opened the doors and now we have got some real, home grown talent…more than ever.’
The X Factor returns tomorrow night and on the first show at least, the stage seems packed with supermarket workers, students and fast food outlet employees and not with semi professional performers.
Are you looking forward to it’s comeback and do you think allowing those with more experience to take part will work?
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