TV Tonight joined with other media in the audience for Seven’s first live performance show of The X Factor at Fox Studios.
With so much on the line, Seven is pursuing maximum coverage for this one. In attendance were press from The Daily Telegraph, Sunday Telegraph, The Sydney Morning Herald, Sunday Herald Sun, The Age, TV Week, Woman’s Day, Fairfax, Fairfax radio, Austereo and more.
The stage looks amazing and dwarfs what TEN used for Australian Idol. It’s so big it leaves some 16 year old solo singers struggling to claim the space.
But the audience loved some acts, notably 32yo James McNally, already looking like the Adam Lambert of the contest.
The cheering audience gave the show all it wanted, even if some were expected to stand in the wings.
In attendance too were Seven publicists, plus Kylie Gillies, Michael Pell, Ada Nicodemou, Rebecca Breeds and Luke Mitchell. But the warm-up man admitted he didn’t watch Home and Away in favour of ABC News. Ooops.
The production values of the show, with pyrotechnics, billowing smoke, dancers and more helped dress the show on a competitive night.