Will Young: The X Factor is too predictable

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 20 June 2014
Will Young

Will Young

Will Young thinks current talent shows like 'The X Factor' are too predictable and he preferred it when 'Pop Idol' was being aired because it oozed innocence

Will Young thinks 'The X Factor' is too predictable.

The 35-year-old singer admits he "f***ing loved" early TV talent shows like 'Pop Idol', which he won in 2001, because of their innocence and believes contestants appearing on Simon Cowell's current ITV singing programme are too aware of their future.

Speaking to Digital Spy, he said: "Everything evolves. 'Pop Idol' looks like 'Eurovision' from the 1970s now, but I f***ing loved it.

"People know the possibilities [now]. I didn't know the possibilities, so it genuinely was really exciting. It's always different when there's a knowingness to it. It is what it is."

Meanwhile, Will, who is currently writing his sixth studio album and is planning to release it in 2015, admits even after 13 years in the industry, his passion for creating music hasn't been diluted.

He explained: "I'm [making music] that is more exciting than ever. I think if I was just doing the same thing, I would be bored. It would feel like a long trudge if you were like, 'Oh God, here we go again', but it actually just gets better and better. It's flown by."

'The X Factor' is set to return to screens this autumn with Simon, Louis Walsh, Cheryl Cole and Mel B all confirmed for the judging panel.

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