I wrote a blog about this time last year about how massive the X Factor is here in the UK. Nothing much has changed since then. It is said that X Factor is losing millions of viewers but I think it's still as popular as ever.
We've all heard about wild-child Frankie getting spectacularly booted off the show. I heard about it, like most news, from Twitter. News travels so fast across social networking sites. So fast that we knew about it before Kelly Rowland - a judge on the show - even did. Proof: this video below.
The X Factor said that Frankie had broken a "golden rule" so he had to leave. At first I thought this "golden rule" that he had broken was bringing some girl back to the house where all the contestants live during the show. That wouldn't be very shocking. But no; he had apparently taken cocaine. He is 18 years old. That is around two years older than me. To think that in two years time I could potentially appear on X Factor and be taking drugs seems impossible. Actually, it is impossible - have you heard me sing?!
I never liked Frankie as a contestant. He couldn't sing and looked like a tramp version of Justin Bieber with his awful matted hair. Harsh, but true. He was known as the guy who had tattoos of girls names on his bum, as he showed the world on his first audition. Everyone on my Facebook timeline shared my opinion. My mother though liked him. This is weird as I imagine the people at X Factor HQ wanted his target audience to be teenage girls. Speaking as a teenage girl I think we can tell that a boy who is slowly going off the rails would be no good for us. Talking about not-so-squeaky-clean teenage stars, what do you think of the fact that Justin Bieber could have fathered a child with a female fan? I think it's true. Either way I think it's definitely dented his perfect reputation.
Thanks for that Sherlock
I don't think Frankie's going to struggle achieving fame and fortune. In my opinion he's made. He hasn't won the X Factor but most winners aren't very successful anyway. Runners-up always do better. He won't be releasing any singles soon but after a year or so we'll hear be hearing from him again. He cannot sing but his voice sounds good on recordings as proven on the M&S TV advert but which he has now been removed from because of this scandal.
People have said that he's ruined his career. He hasn't. His career will be better because of what has happened. He's wasted a great opportunity in being part of the X Factor but for him it's not the end of the world. Just a word of warning though Frankie: look at Amy Winehouse. He's young though. He could change his attitude, if he wants to.
To answer my question at the start of this post. Frankie Cocozza is a star.