The X-Factor. It's back, apparently. And busily giving a leg-up to acts who wouldn't stand a chance going through normal channels.
A group called Yes Lad did well in the opening weekend of the season.
I don't know this because I watched it - I know it because their, erm, agents sent me an email to tell me.
First: what the hell is a group in a singing contest doing with agents already?
Secondly: Yes Lad isn't the name of a band. It sounds like a rejected Arthur Mullard catchphrase.