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Annie Lennox: The X Factor is a factory

The Eurythmics singer has compared the hit talent show to a factory.
Lennox thinks X Factor is a factory
Annie Lennox has criticised the X Factor by describing it as the music equivalent of a production factory.

The well-respected musician, who is known for being an activist, believes the hit talent show lacks the ability to produce a music star that can change the world and have real artistic credibility.

Speaking to Absolute Radio, she was adamant that the X Factor could never produce a musician who had the lyrical prowess of a poet or artists who wanted to make political comments in their songs.

"You wouldn't find Joni Mitchell on X Factor, that's not the place," she told the radio station.

"X Factor is a specific thing for people that want to go through that process, it's a factory, you know, and it's owned and stitched up by puppet masters."

The Eurythmics singer went on to say that she was a big fan of Adele, stating that she had a beautiful voice that is "resonant, heartfelt and nuanced".

An exhibition celebrating her work and contribution to the world is now on show at the V&A in London.

Posted by JMADNFCR-2133-ID-801246973-ADNFCR Posted on 22 Dec 2011 16:16 to category : Band / Celebrity News

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