It was another tough night at the X Factor judging table.
Dominic Bowden, host of The X Factor NZ, knows exactly what it takes to make the show a success. “If we haven’t got the talent, people will switch off,” he says
The X Factor is a popularity contest where the judges are free to make unpopular decisions.
In the immortal words of Homer Simpson: Save me Jebus. It’s X Factor liiiiiivvvveee with Dominic Bowden
What have we learned during this night of tears, broken dreams and compliment sandwiches Domenic Bowden has discovered the secret of teleportation. Wherever we are, Rorotonga, Sydney, Queenstown or the magical place of Mahurangi: He’s already there.
It might be seven years since he last helped search for New Zealand’s next musical star, but television host Dominic Bowden certainly hasn’t been idle.
The journey to fame begins at the base of Auckland’s Sky Tower, where some of the 300 hopefuls who passed the initial selection process have gathered for live auditions for The X Factor NZ. Wannabe rappers in basketball jerseys mingle with women in expensively daring dresses as they wait in line for their shot at fame