Wild At Heart
Have you heard about “The X Factor”? I don’t mean the comic book spin off of the X-Men but the music show in Britain which was a replacement (due to copyright issues with the name) for the show “Pop Idol” (of which “American Idol” spun off from). I like this title better because it actually refers to that undefinable "something" that makes for star quality while the world “idol” always makes me think of Frankie Avalon and various other 50’s teen idols. The format of the show is different from its competitors such as Idol as instead of an act been solely judged by the judges; the finalists are mentored by a judge. Each judge is assigned a category and then aids the contestant with song selection and styling, whilst the judge also judges the contestants of the other categories. The British version is most notable for launching the career of Leona Lewis.
Simon Cowell’s new show of make it or break it competition and it’s hitting the small screen this fall and they are looking for contestants. Solo singers, vocal groups and anyone over the age of 12 will have the chance to win a $5 million recording contract with Sony music. If you think you’ve got what it takes, auditions start soon. Be sure to visit http://www.fox.com/thexfactor for a step-by-step guide for your audition. Make sure you read carefully so you know everything you need to before you show up. You need to be prepared. The closest they are going to be to Detroit is Chicago on April 26th and April 27th at the Sears Center Arena. Best of luck! You can also call their toll free information line at 1-855-345-5678.
Running a bit tight on schedule so here is a look at some upcoming shows for the week.
Wednesday (3/23) – Po Girl @ The Ark
Thursday (3/24) – Taddy Porter @ Machine Shop (Flint)
Friday (3/25) – Kem @ Fox Theatre, Little Anthony & the Imperials @ Motorcity Casino
Saturday (3/26) – British Sea Power @ Pike Room
Take care and have a great week.