After getting an avalanche of backlash from "X Factor" U.S. viewers, judge Paulina Rubio is going on a couple of daytime talk shows in an apparent attempt to do damage control and charm more viewers into watching "The X Factor." She is scheduled to be on ABC's "The View" on Oct. 21, 2013, and on the syndicated "The Wendy Williams Show" on Oct. 23, 2013.
Since the third season of Fox's "The X Factor" U.S. began airing in September 2013, the other judges on the show (Simon Cowell, Demi Lovato and Kelly Rowland) have been handling the bulk of the interviews on English-speaking U.S. talk shows to promote the third season. For example, Cowell and Lovato made separate appearances on NBC's "The Tonight Show With Jay Leno," Cowell has been on the syndicated "The Ellen DeGeneres Show," Lovato has been on NBC's "Late Night With Jimmy Fallon" and Rowland has been on "The Wendy Williams Show."
Rubio and Rowland joined "The X Factor" U.S. in 2013, as replacements for Antonio "L.A." Reid and Britney Spears. Lovato has been a judge on the show since 2012. Cowell has been with the show since the beginning.
The changes to "The X Factor" U.S. judging panel in 2013 certainly have not helped the ratings for show, whose third season is the lowest-rated so far. According to the Nielsen Company, "The X Factor" U.S. in 2013 is averaging only 6.5 million U.S. viewers per episode so far. That's about a 50 percent decrease from the U.S audience that the show had in its first season in 2011.
It will be interesting to see if Rubio or the interviewers on "The View" and "The Wendy Williams Show" will address the fact that Rubio is very unpopular with "X Factor" viewers, or if they will bring up some of the problems in her personal life, such as Rubio facing eviction from her condo in Miami because of unpaid condo fees or the fact that Rubio has been sued more than once for assault since 2012. Williams might "go there" since she often asks celebrities questions that many other interviewers are afraid to ask.
Meanwhile, the "X Factor" viewer backlash against Rubio continues. This year, she is mentoring the Boys category (male solo singers ages 12 to 24), and she has been getting a lot of criticism for the contestant choices she made for this category. The final four contestants in the Boys category whom she chose are Carlos Guevara, Josh Levi, Carlito Olivero and Tim Olstad.
After taking a two-week hiatus due to Fox televising Major League Baseball games, "The X Factor" U.S. returns with live episodes that begin on Oct. 29, 2013.
Here is a sampling of comments that were made this week on "The X Factor" U.S. official Facebook page:
"Al Calderon should've been in the competition. He would've won. Paulina was way too stupid to eliminate him too soon."
"Paulina needs to get sent home she sucks big time."
"Send Paulina home. She's so annoying."
"All the -14 years old girls are hating on Paulina just because she sent Stone Martin home... c'mon, this is NOT about 'cute faces' so, shut up. And Al Calderon was my fave but his performance for the '4 chair' was terrible to be honest. I think she did a good job."
"Paulina Rubio - worst judge ever."
"Honestly guys. close your eyes and then listen to Al Calderon. He can't sing half as good as these other guys. yeah he is cute, sweet, and has a decent voice but that's not enough to win, and he is not worth keeping to eliminate some of these guys. Carlos and Tim have amazingg voices soo good. Carlito is different and will attract the latino community. and the josh had spunk and has interesting performances. Paulina did a a great job."
"I am not saying Paulina does not have the experience to be on the show as a judge, but I don't think they should keep her next year. I can barely understand her when she talks and she doesn't seem to know English that well. She is always fumbling with her words. I feel like she is always drunk or something. Don't get me wrong! She is talented and beautiful but I think they should replace her next year."
"Paulina also sent home very good talent in the Spanish version of The voice kids. I knew she was gonna suck here too."
"Given she kept the latino kid because he was latino... there were others that were better than him!"
"Paulina 's so annoying and boring , sorry but i think she is the worst judge ever. I think they should replace her next year."
"Paulina sucks big time ugh."
"She is an amazing person and that's why she is there she knows a lot she is been in the industry since a little girl ... I bet It was hard to chose only for guys since all of them were amazing with a lot of talent and dreams.... but they will make it with or without The X factor I Also Loved Al Calderon he is going to make it big also... so think abiut it twice before caling here stupid I'm sure you don't even know who she is or her backgrown put your self in her position and get to pick only four I know I couldn't do it to me all of them were amazing.. and like I said they will make it we will be hearing from."
"Paulina is so dumb for taking out Stone Martin I saw that part i turned.of the tv and left I havent seen an episode since October 15."
"I would like for her to take a 'sit'! She's a lousy judge!"
"I hate to say but this show is boring...very boring & paulina is the worst."
"Stone Martin and Timmy Thames should have been there. I think Paulina needs to be sent home."
"Shes the worse judge ever..cant believe simon picked her!! THEY need a good guy judge in the mix!"
"The most Lame Judge of X factor Ever!!"
"Can anyone understand what Paw-lina is saying?""You should have Mariah Carey as a judge not Paulina. Please be so kind Simon to let her go.""Terrible show. Terrible season. Demi and Paulina are making it even worst, bring back Ashley for at least some redemption of this horrible season. No hating, just like talent and judges that make sense.""Paulina sucks on this show. 'I didn't get blown out by you performance' where did you get her? were you guys really that desperate?"
"Letting Stone go was the dumbest move of any of the judges, I think that kid would have gone far..."
"Paulina is most stupid judge...."
"Send Paulina home."
"Keep Simon and Kelly. Send Demi on tour or make her a regular on Glee. Paulina seems nice but completely lost."
"Get rid of Paulina PLEASE.... she gets on my nerves something terrible!"