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Simon says no to auto-tune for ‘X-Factor’

August 29, 2010 1 comment

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After fans flooded message boards last Saturday, complaining contestants of ‘X-Factor’ voices had been altered, Simon Cowell wants all auto-tune technology removed from the show so the authentic sound of contestants can be heard.

Simon wants audiences of ‘X-Factor’ to trust the show and says …

“People have got to be able to trust ‘The X-Factor’ — we are not faking anything,” Cowell told the British press.

“People love this show, millions watch it every week and we absolutely respect that. We never take it for granted.”

A spokesperson for ‘X-Factor’ said …

A spokesman for the show said that Auto-Tune was used to “deliver the most entertaining experience possible for viewers” and that the judges never critiqued contestants based on the “corrected” versions.

Simon was a former judge of the popular U.S. version of American Idol and is now working on a U.S. version of ‘X-Factor’ to debut on Fox in the fall of 2011.

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Oprah wants her final show to take place in an open-air football stadium

August 28, 2010 Leave a comment

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Daytime talk show titan Oprah Winfrey wants so conclude her 25 years on television with a star studded finale next September.  She wants the finale to take place in an open air stadium.

Chicago’s weather can be unpredictable and Oprah tells TV guide …

“I don’t know if that’s going to happen. You can never count on Chicago weather.”

After her season final, Oprah will go to Discovery to run her own network.

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