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Has the X Factor ran out of talent? Fans only hear eight minutes of singing in hour long show!

Has the X Factor ran out of talent? Fans only hear eight minutes of singing in hour long show!

You’d normally expect talent shows to be full of music, however critics have blasted X Factor bosses after the singing show contained just eight minutes of singing!

Fans have openly criticised the show online with many claiming they feel short changed after the hour long Saturday night programme only showed a tiny eight minutes of the contestants singing.

And it seems Simon Cowell is beginning to worry too, as a source tells The Mirror: “Simon always wants the singers to be bigger and better than the previous year. But that’s simply not happening. It’s almost as if the well of talent has dried up.”

This comes after Simon said last year’s series was “sub-standard” and added: “There wasn’t enough raw talent. It won’t happen again. The selection process has to be better.”

Despite Tulisa insisting the show is “all about the music,” judge Nicole Scherzinger was bitterly disappointed with the auditions in Newcastle saying: “It’s a Talent-Free Zone. I expected more.”

ITV bosses will already be concerned as the new series’ ratings slump to just 8.1 million for this years’ launch - losing almost three million viewers from last year. 

Richard Holloway, executive producer of the show admitted the X Factor will only succeed if there’s enough talent in the final stages to keep viewers interested.

Did you watch the show at the weekend? And do you think the X Factor is running out of talent?

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