N-Dubz' Dappy: X Factor is unfair
- Bang Showbiz
- 6 August 2011
N-Dubz' Dappy has slammed 'The X Factor' as ''unfair'', as it makes it harder for more talented acts to get noticed
N-Dubz' Dappy has slammed 'The X Factor' as "unfair".
The 'Spaceship' hitmaker - whose cousin and bandmate Tulisa Contostavlos is judging the show alongside Gary Barlow, Kelly Rowland and Louis Walsh - thinks the coverage the ITV1 talent contest offers aspiring singers makes it more difficult for others to get noticed.
He said: "For 'X Factor', you have to stand in a queue and you're not famous but after that first audition you get people coming up to you asking for pictures for the next six months - whether you win or lose. So you're famous coming out of that one audition. The broadcasting is massive for that.
"The point is, we have to struggle for what, six or seven years just to get two people to come up to us and ask us for a picture.
"I had this girlfriend once upon a time and I went to meet her at the airport. I paid this boy five pounds for him to come up to me and ask me for an autograph in front of her. How about that?"
Dappy also admitted was "intimidated" by putting his own music up against the likes of previous 'X Factor' contestants Olly Murs and Matt Cardle in the charts.
He added to The Sun newspaper: "We're all fighting to get to the same place in the chart. When X Factor come out I got slightly intimidated, like, 'Oh boy I can't really release a record right now, can't we push it back a little bit more?'."