It's very clear that Dalton wasn't invited by anybody and since 2010 nobody else has heard of him. From the reaction of the crowd and judges, plus nearly all the guest artists it's very clear that Dalton will be a star. Lots of singers will want to work with him. Very different to many X-Factor acts.Thriller wrote:Dalton won the Jamaican equivalent of this show in 2010 probably invited by the team then.
Acacia and Aaliyah are the only ones with a shot at a hit in today’s market.
Dalton and Scarlett might be able to each get a top 10 album if promoted properly but I don’t see longevity in any of them. We’ve seen many great male vocalists win this and The Voice and they all go one way (aside James Arthur as an exception but he’s hardly racking up smash hits).
If I was Simon, I’d rest this for a year and relaunch Popstars The Rivals. It’d be interesting to launch a new boyband and girl group for the streaming era.
James Arthur was a success because he survived from being in the bottom two, when the ridiculous phone vote system had the two best singers in the bottom two and the worst singer topping the vote all series till that disaster, when the best singer was chucked out! The judges that series were devastated at the result but they all thought James would get the boot, when they threw it open to the public vote. James didn't. The following weeks everyone was so shocked they picked up the phones and made sure James won.
Boyband's and Girl Groups for the streaming era?
They only really worked for the download era, with fans getting the record in the first week.
The streaming era so far has seen solo acts topping the chart, generally ones that do there own material. He would be better resurrecting Pop Idol, with the strict instruction that the contestants must be able to write their own songs.
Whatever we think, X-Factor will be back next year because they have been marketing during the series for the next set of contestants to audition.
I just hope they get rid of that JUST EAT lot. They were really annoying this year.