Lauren Laverne on The X Factor: 'I won't go home and listen to One Direction'
'10 O'Clock Live' presenter Lauren Laverne has shared her opinion on the televised vocal contest 'The X Factor' and admitted that while it's great for ratings it doesn't produce the best music.
Speaking to London's Evening Standard newspaper, she explained how talent shows are important for the future and longevity of television, but added that she's not so much a fan of the groups they put together:
"The emphasis of 'The X Factor' is on the televisual aspect; on that level you can’t fault it."
"The music is incidental and I don’t have a problem with it — but obviously I’m not going to go home and listen to One Direction."
Despite having been discovered on the programme, heartthrobs One Direction have gone on to enjoy an incredibly successful career and the music video for their new single, 'Live While We're Young', has racked up almost 4 million hits in 24 hours.
Watch the lads' brand new video here:
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