The Sex Pistols once spoke of "The Great Rock N Roll Swindle" and whilst that and this dross can hardly be compared, you have to admit that, when it comes to these pop idol/American idol puppets, the idiot sheep fans who buy the singles are getting ripped off at every turn, almost as much as the poor gullible fools who enter into the contests in the first place.
Harsh? Hmm, check these fun UK chart facts out (thank YOU, Wikipedia!)
Hearsay - scrapped after two years. Band members LOATHED by general public (only last week Myleene Klass was attacked by a group of kids. I haven't laughed so much in ages). 2 years makes Hearsay look like the Rolling Stones in comparison, when you consider..
Gareth Gates - dropped after second album.
David Sneddon - dropped after third single.
Michelle McManus - dropped after second single.
Steve Brookstein - dropped after FIRST single.
And yet they just keep on coming, and the salivating, mindless drones who are basically TOLD what to buy keep on buying these horrid, ghastly attempts at music. That is, of course, until their pea-brains forget who they are and they move on to the next manufactured idiot that gets put in front of them.
A bit like Sam and Mark. These two porky losers didn't even WIN the damn contest but they still get record deals (um, doesn't that defeat the purpose of the whole sorry show?)
And guess what happened? The first single, a terrible cover of "A Little Help From My Friends" (a cynical ploy - get a sure-fire hit single with a Beatles song) got to number one because the scum actually remembered who they were, but that attention span couldn't last until this travesty, single number two. This one stiffed big time, and poor old Sam and Mark were binned.
And it's going to continue of course. And who's to blame? Not Simon Cowell - he's a businessman, he's out to make money (and he makes a PACKET). No - YOU'RE to blame, if you bought any of these laughable excuses for pop "stars" CD's. And you should damn well be ashamed of yourself.