This is Simon Cowell’s American Idol-like show in the UK. Unlike American Idol (whose rights are owned by Rupert Murdoch, who also owns MySpace, a competitor to YouTube), the X Factor has its own channel on YouTube. The outrageous video above seemed to me pretty staged. The singer in the video below is pretty good. Th X Factor UK just joined YouTube this month. I’m sure it will get a lot of views.
News: I was interviewed in an op-ed published in the Columbus Dispatch about the study I conducted on the presidential candidate videos on YouTube. As you might have guessed, the hot topic of conversation was Ron Paul.