I don't watch it anymore because I don't have Sky, but the quality on American Idol is so much higher than X Factor it's ridiculous. I also like the fact that you can just be a country singer or a blues singer on Idol. On X Factor you could be a folk singer, but you still have to put on a spangly jump suit and sing Abba songs.
There have been some really interesting contestants on AI this year... Popa Peaches, Kez Ban, and that girl who sung (if you can call it that) a death metal/screamo rendition of an Adele song. Highly entertaining but my god that was awful haha.
I hope that one day Kez Ban gets a record deal. Very entertaining personality. Would be amazing in the industry press. Very hard to manage I can imagine.