Noel Gallagher Attacks X Factor And Dannii Minogue

by | 14 October 2008

Noel Gallagher has attacked X Factor and criticised one of the show's judges.

In an interview with the Radio Times, the Oasis guitarist claimed the ITV reality show had "nothing to do with music".

"If somebody is dangling this carrot of 'fame and fortune' in front of a check-out girl from Barnsley who can sing like Britney Spears then they're going to go for it," the 41-year-old said.

"But it seems to bring on instant mental illness. You're going in at the top, with a number one that sells 750,000 or whatever and you've got someone like Dannii Minogue telling you you're really talented - and if there's one person in the room who wouldn't know talent if it kicked them in the a**e it's Dannii Minogue.

Gallagher claimed that the lifespan of an X-Factor contestant is limited, telling those on the show they would end up "trying to sustain your profile by going on celebrity shows."

"Instead of instant fame and celebrity and all your ex-boyfriends and girlfriends coming out of the cupboard and your family being ripped apart, the prize ought to be, 'I'll introduce you to someone who might introduce you to someone who might, if you're very lucky, know a producer who'd record one of your songs'.

"That's the only way to make any money," he added.

14/10/2008 16:26:27


Tags: Noel Gallagher - Britney Spears - Dannii Minogue


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well i am actually a HUGE fan of the Minogue sisters especially Dannii, and as for that comment about cheryl and Dannii having 'basic voices' and they 'sound exactly the same' i have to completely disagree with you. dannii has the most unique voice i have ever heard( and as well as Kylie's) and cheryl-well im not interested in her so i dont really care. but come on give Dannii a break-her sister had breast cancer and so did her best friend, and you coulnt even imagine how hard that could of been for her.And for the other comments like 'can any one even remember any of her songs' WELL I CERTAINLY CAN I CAN NAME ALMOST ALL OF THEM-THANK YOU VERY MUCH!!!!!!!!!! and Dannii DOES deserve to be a pop star and whether people like it or not SHE IS POPULAR AND ALWAYS WILL BE
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