Frankie Cocozza: An Objective Analysis

Thursday, December 22, 2011 Andrea Lo 2 Comments


For those who were fortunately able to escape the media circus created around the train wreck, here is some background information on one Frankie Cocozza.

Hailing from Brighton, 18-year-old Cocozza was a potential cash cow contestant on this year's Simon Cowell money-spinner, The X Factor. In an unprecedented move, Cocozza was kicked off the programme for supposedly having boasted about drug use, namely cocaine.

Frankie Coke-cozza

Since the beginning of the competition, Cocozza has been pictured bringing home a variety of desperate whores girls after falling out of nightclubs, while usually donning a wife beater and with a beer and cigarette in hand. In another life, he might have been Charlie Sheen. Except Sheen is funny to watch. Cocozza, on the other hand, is not. Case in point: his rendition, or rather butchery of The Black Eyed Peas' hit, I Gotta Feelin'.

Before he was unceremoniously asked to leave the show, many had long been questioning why Cocozza was even in the competition in the first place. Indeed, at the audition, when asked why he wanted to be part of The X Factor, he answered by basically saying that he wanted to get laid. I suppose you have to give him some credit for being honest, but why he was entitled to be on a show - where sob stories of 21-year-old single mothers of two reign supreme - is not only beyond me, but clearly baffling even to the teenager's mentor Gary Barlow himself.

'Truthfully, I don't even know why I was born'
Barlow, former front man of Take That, should have seen all the signs from the beginning.

The teenager had been placed under the extraordinary pressure of performing in front of thousands of people (broadcast live on television every weekend). How he dealt with it was the wrong attitude to have in any competition - or indeed in life.

Over the course of a few months, Cocozza aspired to emulate the unhealthy lifestyles of rock stars. The difference between the esteemed train wrecks honoured in halls of fame and Cocozza himself, however, is that the latter never even made it in the first place. He was just another dimwitted contestant in a singing competition, on which money-making is the first objective, and where morals and principles take a backseat.

I, for one, am sick of seeing Frankie Cocozza being splashed across the papers every single day, doing the same thing he did the day, the week, and the month before. Being drunk, filthy and irresponsible.

Honestly, if I wanted to see that sort of behaviour, I would much rather watch this.

And Frankie, my dear, we don't give a damn.

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