The X Factor: Haven't we been here before?

What did I think of the "X Factor" debut? I sort of  liked it; of course, I also liked it when it was called "American Idol."

If there were anti-cloning laws in Hollywood, this show would face capital punishment. It's mostly "Idol" with a few "America's Got Talent" touches added for, well, originality.

Simon Cowell is like the kid who was wise enough to stay awake in class and copy someone else's answers. He was also wise eough to copy from the smart kids; it would have been a shame if he'd copied from the dumbos who created, say, "H8R."