Mixed reaction to new X Factor judges

There has been mixed reaction to the announcement that Shelton Woolright and Natalie Bassingthwaighte are the new X-Factor judges.

The pair were named yesterday as the replacements for Natalia Kills and Willy Moon, banished from the reality TV show after their nasty comments about a contestant on Sunday's live show.

Three days after their sacking, MediaWorks, the company that produces the show, announced Woolright and Bassingthwaighte would sit alongside Stan Walker and Mel Blatt.

Some ONE News readers questioned the decision, while others thought the pair were a "great" choice.

Pango Winterburn posted: "Its weird how they ignore the real deal nz artists that we all know, who evers running that show doesnt have a clue."

Alan Willix commented: "Just cancel the show until you cann get proper judges having a drummer as a singing tutor dont work for me."

Alyse Dusk Veltman said: "Why not Ginny Blackmore? Shelton, cool."

But others said the new judges deserved to be given a chance to prove themselves.

Raewyn Martin posted: "Can't be any worse than the ones sent home."

Lynare Lowe commented: "I like natalie she will be fair and Shelton has been around the music scene for years. Shelton is the ex drummer of blindspot. Great nz band. I like the other two but to totally demoralise someone on tv, Nasty. And if I'm honest I had never heard of Willy moon or his wife before x factor."

Woolright yesterday said he was "stoked" to join X Factor.

Kiwi Woolright came to prominence as a drummer with rockers Blindspott, and has since moved onto I Am Giant, spending plenty of time in the United Kingdom.

Bassingthwaighte took the Neighbours route to stardom, and has since forged a career as a singer.

Willy Moon and Natalia Kills have jetted out of New Zealand following a turbulent week. Source: 1 NEWS


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