..

Sting Calls X Factor Appalling

Written by:
Jordan Bach
Published on:
Nov/11/2009
Sting X Factor

Recording artist Sting has come out bashing X Factor, the popular British singing contest, calling the show "appalling".  X Factor is one of the most wagered on television shows currently.  He also took a moment to bash judge Simon Cowell.  Looks like Sting won't be appearing as a mentor on American Idol any time soon.

The singer, 58, told London's Evening Standard that the Saturday night show was "a soap opera which has nothing to do with music".

He added: "I am sorry but none of those kids are going to go anywhere, and I say that sadly."

And he compared the show to TV Karaoke.

Sting said the singers who participate in the X Factor, created by Cowell in 2004, were "humiliated when they get sent off".

He added: "How appalling for a young person to feel that rejection. "It is a soap opera which has nothing to do with music. In fact, it has put music back decades. Television is very cynical."

Irish online bookmaker, BoyleSports.com, has been offering odds on the X Factor.

To Win Outright:

Selection

Price

Olly Murs

15/8

Danyl Johnson

10/3

Joe McElderry

4/1

Stacey Soloman

9/2

Jamie Archer (Afro)

14/1

John & Edward Grimes

16/1

Lloyd Daniels

66/1

 

 

 

Next Elimination:

 

Selection

Price

Lloyd Daniels

13/8

John & Edward

13/8

Jamie Archer

5/1

Stacey Soloman

12/1

Danyl Johnson

12/1

Joseph McElderry

25/1

Olly Murs

33/1

 

Jordan Bach, Gambling911.com 

Entertainment News

Latest Dancing With The Stars Opening Odds - 2019

Latest Dancing With The Stars Opening Odds - 2019

The premiere of Dancing with the Stars airs Monday night, and there are tons of fun ways to bet on the season while watching.

America's Got Talent Final Betting Odds - 2019

America's Got Talent Final Betting Odds - 2019

The two-night finale for AGT is this Tuesday and Wednesday, and America's darling Kodi Lee is also pegged as the favorite with the oddsmakers.

Bet on Area 52: Latest Odds

Bet on Area 51: Latest Odds

Gambling911.com has your Alienfest betting odds, and more specifically, wagering that pertains to Area 51.

Odds to Win Emmy Awards 2019

Odds to Win Emmy Awards 2019

Gambling911.com has your Emmy Awards odds for 2019.

Bet on These Hilarious DWTS Props - 2019 Season 28

Bet on These Hilarious DWTS Props - 2019 Season 28: Will Spicer Say "Trum", Lamar Odom Overdose Reference, More

The premiere of Dancing with the Stars airs Monday night, and there are tons of fun ways to bet on the season while watching.

Syndicate