Returning: The X Factor
Seven decides to take Nine's singing juggernauts head on.
News Corp reports Seven will launch the show at 6:30pm on Sunday July 13, in place of House Rules.
It continues Monday and Tuesday nights at 7:30pm.
However the article “Kyle and Dannii Minogue in prime-time TV battle” has a handful of errors in it, aside from the headline typo.
Firstly, it incorrectly states the Minogue sisters will go head to head, when in fact it will launch against The Voice: Kids, minus Kylie (presumably they will be head to head on night 2).
It also states “Not since Young Talent Time, which was screened on Channel 10 in the 1970s and ’80s, have we seen the Minogue sisters share the Australian screen.” Technically they won’t actually be sharing the screen, they are on opposing networks. In any case Kylie actually joined sister Dannii for The X Factor only last year, assisting her with her choices in New York.
Both were also guests at the 2014 Logies and 2011 ARIAs -the same show.
Still, you have to admire Seven’s confidence in taking on Nine’s singing juggernauts for their audition episodes.
Ensuring viewers are connected to talent from their first appearance has proven crucial to talent shows. Don’t expect Nine to take this laying down.