Can we trade 'Idol' for 'X Factor' please?
By April MacIntyre Sep 1, 2009, 1:57 GMT
X Factor way more fun than Idol
Britain's "The X Factor" is way more interesting than "American Idol."
Witness the latest "almost" star from Staffordshire, a man who puts to rest an ugly rumor that British men may be lacking in certain endowments.
All over the Internet you will find 50 year-old "X Factor" contestant Steve, who has “a loving feeling deep inside” and a bulge to rival John Holmes.
Judge Simon Cowell is much more palatable on the UK version of the similarly premised talent show. He is joined by Louis Walsh, and Dannii Minogue and Cheryl Cole round out the female judges.
Here is Jamie Archer, a 33 year-old Londoner who made an impression in Birmingham auditions; he rocks a Kings of Leon song: