Blue's Antony Costa snubs One Direction: 'They found fame too easily'
Singer Antony Costa, who made a name for himself in popular boyband Blue, has admitted that he feels One Direction have been handed a life of luxury because they went through the X Factor to get noticed.
Speaking to Yahoo! OMG, Costa explained that his former group did things the "right" way by building a fan base from scratch and performing all over the country in tiny venues and newer pop acts don't deserve such fast success:
"It's a different story for One Direction, Blue came through the right route. We had to work hard to build up our fan base in pubs and university gigs."
Despite criticising the purpose and aim of talent shows like The X Factor, Costa added that if Blue hadn't been so well-received he would have been tempted to apply:
"X Factor is about the contestants not the music. It's like, someone only performs if they have something to promote."
Watch Blue's music video for 'Breathe Easy' below:
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