Top of the Pops chatted with Louise Redknapp and asked the veteran singer what she felt about the trend towards reality pop competitions like ‘Fame Academy’ and ‘Pop Idol’. “I kind of sit on the fence about those shows which is a bit boring of me, I know,” she said. “I do think it’s a good opportunity for the people who are in it, because they are obviously very talented and deserve the chance. But I do think it’s hard for a new act coming out at the same time as them because you can’t compete with them on that level of TV exposure. So lots of new artists might get lost if they releasing at the same time. Also I think that the actual competitors lose a sense of what it really is about. When you’ve had 12 weeks on national TV and then you release a song, you expect an awful lot of that record.”
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