X Factor Vs American Idol the ultimate battle of the music talent show.
Now that we have finally seen the X factor USA in action and we have our first winner, Melanie Amaro, we are interested in what you think about the talent shows and tell us your views about the X Factor Vs American Idol debate.
Its major rival is the long running show American Idol and old hunting ground of the X Factor judge and driving force Simon Cowell.
So we have a couple of straw polls below, just vote on which show you thought was the best and who was your favourite judge.
We have our own opinions and would love to hear yours, so get opinionated below right now.
X Factor Vs American Idol Straw Poll
X Factor Vs American Idol: Judges the Judges
We thought both shows had their plus points and there was enough of a difference between the two shows to keep both healthy in the ratings.
Simon Cowell is always fun to watch, usually he tells the truth as he sees it but the X Factors USP of mentoring individual acts means that he is completely blinkered when it comes to his own acts.
Nothing wrong with that of course, one of the traits of successful people is that they intently focus on what they want to see in order to lead others in that direction. As a neutral viewer though it can be frustrating.
American Idol on the other hand has moved into the middle ground, a touchy feeley place that Simon Cowell would find uncomfortable.
Both The X Factor and American Idol have their fair share of winners and losers amongst the contestants. Some of it is painful to watch, some of it is inspiring to watch and some of it… well you just can’t take your eyes of it no matter how hard you try.