Elton John Says He Feels Sorry for X Factor Contestants
Posted by Jeremy Thomas on 10.31.2013
They're not ready for fame...
Elton John says that he feels sorry for contestants on The X Factor UK. John appeared on The Graham Norton Show (via MTV News) and said that he feels bad for how the reality show contestants are not prepared for the sudden rise to fame that being on such a show brings.
"The type of celebrity that television shows give you these days, without the experience of playing live, means you are just thrown to the wolves," he said. "Getting experience by being in a band and earning very little from what you love doing gives you the backbone, mettle and experience you will need later in life. I don't dislike the people on these shows, but feel sorry for them; they win the show, make their record and the next year it's someone else."