While several former contestants spoke out against The X Factor, others said their time on the reality show was a fantastic experience
Former X Factor star Mary Byrne said she had « no problems at all » with the show amid revelations from former contestants that there was an abuse of power behind the scenes. </ Irish pop stars Jedward wreaked havoc when they embarked on a Twitter tirade criticizing The X Factor and Simon Cowell, claiming contestants were mistreated during the competition.
The twins who did it in 2009 Made it to the live finals, claiming that « every contestant on X Factor was a slave to the show and paid zero while making millions! » 2010 runner-up Rebecca Ferguson called for a parliamentary investigation into the mistreatment of Talents through the music industry, adding that better protection against « bullying » agents and managers is needed.
While several former contestants have spoken out against The X Factor, others have said their time on the reality show has been a fantastic experience.
Mary Byrne who impressed viewers with her captivating appearances on the 2010 series shocked and when Tesco became known, Mary spoke on Newstalk about her experience on the show and said she was « treated very, very well ».
She told the audience, « I have no problems with The X Factor at all . Yes it was hard work. Yes, you had to sign contracts. And yes, the companies took some money away from you, but I made money too.
She continued, “I am saddened by anyone who is disappointed with what happened to them, but from my point of view we were told everything. We have had everything explained to us. We had our own agents, lawyers, the crew was great for us and Simon himself.
Brendan Murray, who finished fifth on the 2018 series, reiterated her views and agreed that he can’t fault « X Factor. » « .
The Tuam native shared, » Overall, I had a really good experience. They treated me really well on the show.
When asked about the contestants who are now accusing The X Factor of abuse, Brendan said, « This is the music business. You get knocked and you get some crooks on that Hit ways that will try to take advantage of you.
« But in my experience I can’t blame anyone or anything. I can’t fault X Factor. If anything, X Factor helped me, ”he added.
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