Originally Posted by skyehill
Diamond sounded great early on. Now she sounds like total garbage. They all sound like garbage, to be honest. Some of that due to their own inability to sing, and partly due to horrendous sound technicians. At least on The Voice the singing has been top-notch on a weekly basis, but more importantly The Voice isn't an embarrassment of a show. It's quite fitting that The Voice has carried NBC to #1 for the first time in over a decade whereas X Factor has dragged FOX into last.
Nice qualifier. Somehow I can make it past the "horrendous" sound to be able to tell who the better singers are. You say that X Factor has dragged FOX down, but the argument could be made that FOX hasn't done X Factor any favors with scheduling snafus and lackluster advertising for the show. Meanwhile, there is an American Idol commercial on every 15 minutes. It looks like Fox is making one last effort to try to prop up Idol, or maybe Fox just has nothing else to promote.
The two biggest problems with X Factor right now are Britney Spears and the hosts. Neither helped the ratings, which is the sole reason they were chosen to be on the show. The host last year was better (shockingly), and I'm sure he would have been much smoother in his second year had they kept him around. Meanwhile we have Mario and Khloe fumbling around....