Wednesday, September 5, 2012


NBC has added a third time slot for 'The Voice' during it's premiere week going head to head with FOX's 'The X Factor' 'The Xtina Factor' on Wednesday, September 12th. The third time slot addition was announced earlier today and will run from 8pm-9pm.

The last-minute addition has no doubt sparked a lot of controversy and Simon Cowell released an official retaliation to TMZ confirming he's cowering over the covert move against 'The X Factor' 'The Xtina Factor'.

Simon Cowell is furious at NBC for trying to sandbag next week's premiere of "X Factor" by adding a Wednesday installment of "The Voice" ... declaring, "This is a cynical, cold-hearted, unprofessional way of doing business."
Well isn't that the pot calling the kettle black? If anyone in the entertainment industry is known for being cynical, cold-hearted, and unprofessional, it's Simon Cowell. The only thing he should be furious about is hiring Britney Spears to judge a singing competition.
Simon tells TMZ, he thought he had a "gentleman's agreement" with NBC ... that "The Voice" would run Mondays and Tuesdays, and "X Factor" would run Wednesdays and Thursdays on FOX ... so fans could watch both.
Simon, you have to be a gentleman before you can even begin to utter that very word let alone understand it. Trash-talking 'The Voice', it's format, and the coaching panel is far from appropriate, gentlemen-like behavior.
Simon says NBC is turning on its own audience, forcing them to choose between Christina Aguilera's show and Britney Spears' new show. And speaking of them, Simon says, "Britney's not going to appreciate the fact that Christina -- who has been a bit of a rival -- isn't allowing Britney to have a night of her own."
Is that right, Simon? Poor Britney! I'm glad it's coming out that he is only using Britney as a prop to play the victim and make Christina into the enemy per usual. Pressed?
Simon tells TMZ, he believes the move is as personal as it gets, because "The Voice" came to England and went head-to-head with Simon's show, "Britain's Got Talent" and got its ass kicked.
Simon, now you sound like you're just grasping at straws.
Simon says, "These guys have really got it in for us. It's nothing short of dirty tricks."

Cowell adds, "The reason they've done this is they don't want people to see 'X Factor' because they've heard how good the series is. They don't want their audience to see Britney Spears. They don't want their audience to see Demi Lovato."
Now Simon is basically confirming that he is insecure about the format for his show and once the American audience realizes first-hand that true talent prevails over 'dirty tricks' such as hiring Britney Spears to go up against Christina Aguilera and her involvement with a game-changing singing competition that has become immensely successful, it's quite clear that Simon is putting all his eggs into one basket while Christina remains the trendsetter.
Simon says he doesn't think Britney knows yet, but when she finds out "She's going to be devastated because she's put her heart and soul into this."
Once again, Simon is playing the 'Poor Britney' sympathy card and at this point he sounds completely pathetic. Is he implying this sudden move will put Britney on the verge of another mental meltdown? If his 'good' show is so 'good' then why not take this opportunity to shamelessly plug whatever it is about said show that makes it worth watching? The fact that season one of 'X Factor' TANKED in the ratings and led to a complete overhaul of the judging panel is an obvious indication that maybe the 'X Factor' isn't as good as it's crocked out to be..
As for Cowell, he says he's not scared, adding, "I can't bear it that the network is playing political games and playing with the audience."
I don't know about you guys, but Simon Cowell couldn't sound anymore scared. If only Christina Aguilera didn't turn him down, refusing 'X Factor' before signing up to be a part of 'The Voice', maybe he wouldn't be so bruised and bemused. Instead of playing the blame game and pitting past female rivals against each other, maybe he could do something useful and shut up for once? That would be a real testament to his character but it's probably not going to happen anyway.

If anyone in this scenario is playing political games and playing with the audience, it's Mr. Cowell. People in glass houses, should not throw stones.

Source: TMZ
Writing Credits: Joel Horton


  1. If The Voice and The XFactor already had certain dates set to air their show, then they should of stayed the way they were. For the fans, I believe, it would of been better to have the shows on different days so that we can see both and not choose one over the other.

  2. joel, I LOVE THIS ARTICLE AND YOUR OPINIONS ABOUT IT!!! ..."poor britney"... shame...

  3. The xfactor has nothing on the voice. Xfactor is more entertainment and the voice is talent. Which basically sums up the divas in the shows. Xfactor has no chance. Yes it's sad that Xtina and Britney have been put against each other again but talent will come up on top like it always does. It's the voice for me.

  4. The main problem is the fact that he's putting blame on Christina. She's not a network Executive for NBC...she probably had no say in when the show would air! Don't put the blame on her. Also, why blame her specifically and not Adam, Cee Lo and Blake too???

    I do think that The Voice put some of us in a tough spot though. Xtina is my favorite singer (after Michael Jackson) so I'll obviously be watching every second of The Voice but I also wanted to watch the X Factor too and having them on on different days would have made things easier for people like me.

  5. I mean has anyone ever heard of a thing called TIVO or DVR's?? Cuz that means you can watch The Voice while recording The X Factor.. And why does Simon put blame on Xtina like she asked for them to change it to upshow Brit or something. The whole X vs. Brit thing is sooooo old! Get over it already Simon, the rest of the world has, including Brit an X! I will be watching both. Tbh I never watch shows when they are actually on, I hate commercials so I set to record and watch later so I can fast forward! Hahah. Anyways!!! #TeamXtina #TeamTheVoice #TeamDemi cuz I love her too!!! Hahah

  6. Why did simon take a blame on christina? She had nothing to do with those such decisions.

  7. I'll just DVR X Factor and fast forward through the advertising bullshit

  8. Yea blaming Christina is just sad and trying to lite a fire that isn't there. Be mad at NBC. They are the ones that went aginst their word. And its only the premier week. After that the shows will run normaly. Simon needs to grow up and get over himself. If your "talent" and cast are so much better then they will speak for themselves. But honestly he hired Brit, and Brit had the balls to do the show because of Christina. He should be thanking Christina for steping out on a limb,and trying the voice. Brit never would have thought of doing reality tv if the voice hadn't happened. And he's useing her for rateings. In my opinion. I was surprised Christina did reality tv. It worked for her. Hopefully it works for brit.

  9. Excellent article, it had the right amount of sarcasm that Simon deserves. While reading Simon's protests I envisioned a 5-year old whining little boy. Was he drunk, I mean, SERIOUSLY? You nailed all the great points Joel, thumbs up!

  10. I feel this article is bogus and your adding fuel to a fire that doest need to catch... Your not doing xtina fans any service by posting and commenting on it. Stick to the basics this really has nothing to do with Xtina

  11. lol scared? poor floptina