Thriller wrote:There's something about the show this year that feels... empty. I don't know if it's just me but if they took it off air next week I would barely notice or care. This weekend's auditions were 95% dross.
I know what you mean
One of the things it might be is that the audition room looks the same everywhere they go. It's like they have lost interest in where a contestant comes from. You get an Irish accent, then somebody from Scotland, then a somebody from Liverpool and then Americans all in one episode!
You see thousands turn up to the place, there still seeing people in the night, but there is no context. It would help if we knew how many were sent to bootcamp, even a number for that day. They could have a caption for the contestants "audition 256 Manchester" for example.
Even some indication like they sat through 180 auditions without sending one through to bootcamp.
What's more off putting is the contestants talking to each other. It seems fake, there's a camera crew infront of them and they talk about being nervous!