On Saturday night Facebook was awash with comments about the X Factor's embarrassing technical problems (apparently there was a power cut at the BT Tower in London) which meant the show ran later than scheduled.
Millions of viewers had tuned in ready for another instalment of the live shows only to be greeted by clips from the auditions! Outraged and confused they immediately took to the social media platforms to discuss the possibilities of what might be happening backstage but these were managed efficiently by representatives who were monitoring the social media airwaves. There were even rumours that bad boy Frankie Cocozza had taken the producers hostage at one point!
Once the show went live, Dermot made their apologies and everything went off without a hitch. It just goes to show though, that absolutely EVERYONE experiences times when things don't go quite to plan!
Over the last week, there have been all sorts of X Factor dramas unfolding which has kept the show on everyone's lips. The biggest story of course has been Frankie Cocozza. Isn't it amazing how some people, no matter how incredible the opportunities that they are presented with - will STILL completely sabotage themselves? In Cocozza's case it was his cocaine habit that left him in disgrace and with no other option but to leave the biggest opportunity of his life.
And then there was the comeback. Let's face it, everybody loves a comeback don't they?
Singing a very aptly titled song, considering the technical difficulties at the start of the show (Queens "The Show Must Go On"), Amelia Lily who had been voted off the very first live show before being the overwhelming favourite winning 48% of the public vote last night to replace Cocozza) completely wowed the audience and closed the show on a high.
What a rollercoaster ride X Factor is. Just like business!
Ask yourself this question - when faced with an unexpected challenge in your business do you have a back up plan (like X Factor's recorded clips) that you can pull out at the last minute? Does your business tell a story that engages your audience the way the X Factor engages it's audience? Are you sabotaging fantastic opportunities to grow like Frankie Cocozza? Or, against all odds are you making it your business to wow everyone around you when most had ruled you out of the running like Amelia Lily?
Worth giving a little thought to perhaps?
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