The cancellation of Big Brother in my opinion was a great decision. The show was popular for a while as it was a new and fresh idea and people were into the idea of following a persons every moment for enjoyment.
That then outlasted its welcome.
Now with Australian Idol, i think the same has happened. With ratings dropping remarkably over recent seasons i think enough is enough and let it die on its own terms. Obviously there is some people who find the whole idea fantastic but others like myself may tune in for the first few episodes but then lose interest as they all seem to sound the same year after year. Then you may tune in for the final decision and then its doen and dusted for another year.
I can appreciate that its a great opportunity for potential singers to put their name on the map and shine a little bit of light in their direction. However, other than Guy Sebastian and Jessica Mauboy, have any of these artists gone on the make a name for themselves?
Lets run through some names:
Axle Whitehead – was doing good on Video Hits – then he goes an flashes at an awards ceremony then all went down hill
Damien Leith – I am a great fan of his and the decision that the final two came down to two completely different characters however after his first hit then he disappeared….why? Jessica is still making music that is up there in the charts. Shouldn’t he be doing the same? Not releasing one, maybe two songs a year? maybe hes recording, maybe hes taking a break but for a winner of a tv show, shouldn’t he be out more?
Strange! Now Masterchef seems to be the new. Something the everyday person can relate to and do. But even that will end the same way. Instead of building on its success, shortly after the competition finishes put on another one involving celebrities. Shove it in the faces of the viewer for another 10 weeks when one would expect the viewer to say “that was good now for something different…”
All comes back to ratings, not what the consumer wants!