X Factor 2012: Can we please get rid of Khloe Kardashian now?

After four shows, too many awkward moments, and numerous pockets of silence, should Simon Cowell cut his losses and fire new "X Factor" co-host Khloe Kardashian?

What will it take to get Khloe Kardashian booted from the "X Factor?" Of course, she could have a meltdown or say something so inappropriate as to get herself fired, something she admittedly fears might happen. But the truth of the matter is the fact that Kardashian is just plain awful at her hosting job on singing competition show. Can we get rid of her now... please?

There is no doubt people everywhere would be thinking "They got rid of Brian Dunkleman, didn't they?" if they only knew who Brian Dunkleman was. (He was a co-host with Ryan Seacrest on the first season of "American Idol.") Still, there is no need for two hosts on a live competition show. Look at ABC's "Dancing With The Stars." Even though Tom Bergeron and Brooke Burke are listed as co-hosts, it is Bergeron that takes the lead on the show, doing most of the talking. Burke has her moments of camera time, but she's mostly relegated to beginning and ending segments and interviews with the dancers backstage. On "American Idol," Seacrest is the only host. And on NBC's "The Voice," Carson Daly holds down the hosting position alone. ("The Voice" does have a secondary person, social media correspondent Christina Milian, but she's also relegated to side moments and performer interviews.)

And that could be the answer to the Khloe Kardashian problem. She could do interviews with the acts backstage. (Some quick wits out there most likely continued that last sentence with "... at Dancing With The Stars.") Because standing alongside the smooth and highly professional Mario Lopez, the Kardashian sister is coming up quite short (except in actual height) in comparison. In her defense, Lopez has had quite a bit of experience at hosting, not only doing segments of "Extra" and the occasional beauty pageant, but hosting shows like Animal Planet's "Pet Star" and MTV's "America's Favorite Dance Crew." And "X Factor" got what they paid for in Kardashian, given that she was hired with the full knowledge she had no experience at all.

Of course, there are those who would say, "What problem?" To that, one would have to say, "Where have you been? You certainly haven't watched 'X Factor' this season."

For those who saw her first two-hour show and were distracted, like Judge Simon Cowell, by her sheer blouse, it would be easy to write off the first minutes to her lack of experience. But she's now put in six hours and it doesn't appear that she's getting any better at the craft. The problems are legion: There's her inability to read a teleprompter without sounding like she's been called on to read in front of the class and the fact that when she's called on to emphasize her lines, she tends to stress each word like the asthmatic kid on "Malcolm In The Middle." Then there are the roaring silences when she misses her cues and the inane questions asked of the performers (but she can be forgiven the latter, because inane questions seem to be part of the job). And how about when she asks questions and doesn't wait until the questioned person has finished speaking before asking another question? And doesn't it seem as if Simon looks a bit irritated -- not even slightly amused -- when she flirts with him?

In sum, Khloe Kardashian is the excited little girl that wants badly to do well, loves the attention she's getting, seems a little stiff and uncomfortable, and is just functional enough to do the job. But just barely. And not at all well.

Besides, according to some, she's costing "X Factor" viewers. Carla Hay at Examiner has produced an extended treatment of Khloe Kardashian's impact on "X Factor" viewership and notes that not only has the show lost even more viewers since Kardashian hit the stage, the number of negative comments about Kardashian (not to mention numerous requests for her dismissal as host) have increased.

It now appears that "X Factor," for all intents and purposes, has jumped the shark...

So how about it, Simon? It's your show. Give her the Brian Dunkleman award for trying and go to one-person hosting. If she's locked into a contract, put her backstage to talk with the acts before and after they perform. Just do something to minimize her time on the microphone. Please.

And just because "X Factor" has been renewed for a third season, Simon Cowell shouldn't get stubborn and try to ride this out. It is doubtful Khloe Kardashian will get much better at her job and she certainly won't be getting more popular. (Let's face it: You either love her or hate her. Some because of who she is; some because of her hosting abilities; and some because of both.) And if it is true that some aren't watching the show just because one of the Kardashians is on it, well... In short, keeping the "Keeping Up With The Kardashians" star could be a lose-lose situation for the show.

So how about it, Simon? Ready to admit to another mistake, cut your losses, and move forward? Or are you just waiting for her to sit on your lap?

"X Factor" airs on Fox Television on Wednesdays and Thursdays at 8 p.m. (EST).

(photo credit: X Factor, Freemantle North America, SycoTV, Fox Television)

Comments

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on
I'm totally in agreement with this article! She's so distracting this job is not for her... Even if she's backstage she would still be horrible. She needs training because its not natural for her. She screems in the mic she talks out of turn whenever she ask a question she doesn't wait for the answer before asking another question. I really though she would grow but nope it's not her. Because Khloe is hosting I don't care to watch the show it's that bad!

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on
As much as I like the Kardashians, and I do, I'm afraid you're right. I was really rooting for Khloe, but she's in over her head -- I get nervous for her every time she's on camera. She's not good at interviews either so I don't know how Simon could use her back stage either. Mario is very capable of going it alone out there.

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on
Why are the daughters of a lawyer and step-daughters of an Olympian so popular. Why is the tallest one a "host" on X-Factor? Get rid of her. Mario is okay, but the general populations agrees that the first host should not have been let go. The kardashian girl is AWFUL. Can she touch Simon anymore than she does? It's creepy to watch and, unfortunately, there have been too many changes that the show is not "comfortable" to watch. If kardashian is chucked, then perhaps I will return as a viewer. Without me wanting to watch it, my husband and kids won't be watching this either. It's too bad because watching the development of the talent is always great to see. Simon, pull the plug on the kardashian girl. Besides, she's a bad fashion influence with those unflattering and too tight clothes. Maybe Brittney, who always appears like she has indigestion or gas, can be the next on the chopping block after kardashian, or perhaps they can exit together. One can only hope.

Submitted by Tracy (not verified) on
I'm so glad I'm not the only one who thinks Chloe sucks..I love her on her own show but she has got to go from hosting the X Factor. She has no compassion what so ever. She is just all wrong for hosting..Come on Simon, cut her loose..

Submitted by name of the people (not verified) on
this is the most offensive person as a judge i have ever seen, please remove, i believe she is still there because she sucks up to simon. seriously this really down grades the show

Submitted by Cathy V. (not verified) on
I am having trouble watching X Factor this season. Why would they choose Khloe as a host?? She makes me a little nuts!

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on
What were they thinking!!! Ever since Khloe came on board I too am having trouble watching and I really enjoy the show. But to put any Kardashian into a co-host postion seems ridiculous to me. On what merit??

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on
What were they thinking!!! Ever since Khloe came on board I too am having trouble watching and I really enjoy the show. But to put any Kardashian into a co-host postion seems ridiculous to me. On what merit??

Submitted by Jombi (not verified) on
Khloe is absolutely dreadful on X-Factor. I just cannot watch it any more. Mario is a terrific host and is totally capable on his own. Just as I easily tuned out the redux on Dancing With The Stars, I can live without X-Factor with Khloe.

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on
Kloe is very unprofessional and has no class. I am amazed by her lack of fashion sense. I agree she needs to go! Mario could do fine on his own.

Submitted by Mark S (not verified) on
I was probably one of the biggest fans of this show. Couldn't wait to for season two to begin. Sadly though, by the third show, I had enough. Every time Khloe opens her mouth, its like listening to nails being dragged down a chalk board, and then played in reverse. She makes me cringe and sink into my seat covering my own ears. She has got to be the most obnoxious person to ever be given a mouth that is attached to a voice. Picked for the role because of her family name and thats it! I have quit watching the show, and even avoid hearing media updates simply because it reminds me of her. BIG, Gi-Normous mistake bringing her on. Get rid of her Simon and save what dignity you have left.

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on
I totally agree they need to GET RID OF HER! I am hating her as a co-host and can't stand watching her fumble. They don't need the added drivel anyways....all the fans of the show want to see 'singing' and possibly some judge , not endless useless chatting and horrid fashion sense

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on
Please put her out of our misery. She is awkward and makes ridiculous comments, off cue and puts her arm around contestants,,,something they are not all comfortable with. She is absolutely horrible.

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on
Please get rid of her NOW! How often do the poor contestants need to be embarrassed by her stupid questions about "why are you crying?" "How do you feel now"? How repetitious and totally idiotic!

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on
Khloe is so bad at hosting that it is painful to watch, and it is totally taking away from my experience with watching the show. I feel bad for her. Hosting is just not her thing. Super boring and they should be worried about their ratings.

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on
I agree get rid of Khloe she is so bad it's not even funny....what is wrong with Simon

Submitted by Osufanatic (not verified) on
I had to turn the channel tonite! I couldn't watch Khloe look into the camera and pucker the lips one more time. She is just not a natural on stage. Very uncomfortable and certainly not her gig. I think the feme judges think she is a bit of a train wreck. Just appears so uncomfortable. Times up Khloe.

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on
I can hardly stand to keep the tv on when she speaks. She is horrible! Why is she on?

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on
I'm not sure why this pseudo celebrity is even trying to co-host a prime time show. She is obviously not intelligent enough to read the teleprompter properly. She has made the show unwatchable. It has become so painful to watch her that I have started to dvr the show just to fast forward through her inane banter and mentally challenged inflection. (Apologies to the mentally challenged for the comparison)

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on
I agree with everything that everyone is saying...she is a terrible host. Why is she even there? She's huge, not attractive and has the personality of a rock. She can't even stand up on her own...anyone notice how she is always leaning on that poor Mario. He's got to do twice the job...making up for her lack of everything and also holding that whole extra body up in front of millions of people. My hat is off to Mario for holding that worthless leach up!

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on
My respect for Cowell has been erased and he can keep Kardashian but I am not watching this sleaazy show. It looks disgusting, boring and ugly to watch Khloe flirting with chubby Simon.

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on
Seems that it's universally agreed that Khloe is not doing a good job. I agree, basically, but she's not as bad as some people think. No doubt all those people just don't like the Kardashians so no matter how well she does, she wouldn't get their approval. I just wish she'd dress more conservatively and pull back her hair since half the time she hides her face behind her hair while trying to look into the face of the contestant, or over at Mario (I don't blame her). Also wish she'd stop asking the contestants to say something to somebody, which they're not prepared for.

Submitted by TV Watcher (not verified) on
I watch both the X Factor and the Voice, I find the Voice to be much more appealing, organized and entertaining. I feel the problem with the X Factor is the inexperience of Khloe and her trashy wardrobe. Mario can handle the job solo. Demi Lovato has the most irritating speaking voice. Need to revamp tis show asap.

Submitted by Karen S (not verified) on
I found this site after Googling, "Get rid of Khloe on X Factor". She's not just bad, she's HORRIBLE. If she were a contestant she would have been voted off already. Her 15 minutes is up....she's gotta go!

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on
shes awful, so unqualified to co host a show like that

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on
Xfactor is trashy because they have the Kardashian into the mix. What a disgrace to learn Simon Cowell has stooped so low that he is actually enjoying the Klohe's big fat behind and her nipples. How classy is this show. UGH!

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on
Xfactor is trashy because they have the Kardashian into the mix. What a disgrace to learn Simon Cowell has stooped so low that he is actually hired the Kardashian to get ratings. UGH!

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on
Its terrible, we watch and all we can focus on is her screw ups. We are fine with x factor.

Submitted by Stevie C. (not verified) on
O.M.G.! Poor thing, absolutely devoid of ANY talent . . . OR ability. What are her qualifications? Besides being a part of the "FAF' (fat-assed family), absolutely NONE! Simon has really sunk to a new low. Having first scraped the trash barrel coming up with "that blonde" and now THIS one! Wake up Simon! You are exibiting fine talent in a "trashy" setting!

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on
Find something else to do Khloe. You are beautiful woman but you look akward hosting and don't seem to know what you are doing.

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on
Find something else to do Khloe. You are beautiful woman but you look akward hosting and don't seem to know what you are doing.

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on
Find something else to do Khloe. You are beautiful woman but you look akward hosting and don't seem to know what you are doing.

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on
Let me start by sayaing I absolutely loved this show. The concept and the growth of a particular talent is amazing. You can really see that development from start to finals. Unfortunately I am done watching this show. I love the contestants, the judges are a good mix, but khloe is just bad. Nothing she can do to get better. I've been in front of a camera and some people have it or don't. You can't teach someone to be natural while reading a TelePrompTer. She can't do it. Between the interruptions, the loud speaking, the sucking in her cheeks to look skinnier, the lost ways of walking in front of the camera, list goes on and on. She tried hard on her debut to create a buzz with her see through shirt but it didn't work. Kim was the only lucky one that became a name after her porno... Simon is a business man, you have to cash in your chips at some point and at this point you are playing with your money, first 2 episodes it was with the house money... Cash in

Submitted by RVG (not verified) on
Simon-lose the cow! Keep Mario and dump the trash. The best thing you can do with any kardasian is to simply ignore them. Act now for the sake of your viewers.

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on
We no longer watch the show because of kardashian, she makes it mor like a 3 ring circus. Why doesn't someone play it back and just look at her facial expressions, as they say the lights are on but nobodies home. Her wardrobe is awful, she looks like a bad drag queen. The 2 wonan judges are wrong for the show. Oh well it probable will crash and burn by the end of the season

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on
She is horrible. Mario is quite good and her awkwardness at even reading a teleprompter highlights the discrepancy between their abilities. I even turn her off because it is excruciating to watch and listen to her.

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on
Too stiff, too contrived, too distracting, too much in the way of Mario Lopez, too large for clothes, Khloe is are just too much. Please send her home or backstage. This Kardashian is making the show "infamous" instead of famous. Or you could send her to England to be with Brian D., just quit bogginf down X Factor.

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on
Please Simon you can't possibly owe someone that big of a favor to hire a Kardashian. There are sooooo many talented people to choose from. Nothing against her personally but she just does not have it. We record the show so we can skip past her. Its painful to watch.

Submitted by Khloe Just Sucks (not verified) on
I found this string by Googling how to get rid of Khloe from xfactor. Thank God for DVR so I don't have to hear her that much, but even seeing her irritates me, just awful and so annoying!!!!!!!!!! How do we get rid of her, NOW???? If she is hosting gain next year I will not watch, she is terrible!!!!!!

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on
I am a fan of X Factor, but I am starting to hate the show because of KK and Mario. KK is nauseating as a host, has no clue what she is doing. I am fast forwarding the entire show just to avoid her...... PLEASE get rid of her..........just my opinion

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on
PLEASE, Would someone with website production skills PLEASE start a website or online petition so America could vote off Khloe Kardashian instead of one of the singers.

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on
The show has gotten bad this season... the songs the talent sings are dreary and draggy... cant someone sing and up-tempo song every so often? Kloe Kardashian is not cut out for the job... she touches everyone and puts her arm around them repeatedly. After every performance she says "good job"... and she adds an extra syllable at the end of every other word ( for example: good job- ahh)... she needs to go... Mario can do the job very well without her. She annoys me so bad!!!!

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on
It's painful to watch... I just tape the show and fast forward everytime she opens her mouth to speaks. It makes watching the show with her as a co host more bareable.

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on
Really? Everything was going great with the X Factor and then they added Kloe aka SUPER FAKE! I can not figure out why Simon or whomever would put that on the show. I really hope she does not come back on any show, I can not stand to watch her at all, VERY SHALLOW!

Submitted by Suzanne (not verified) on
Please, get rid of Khloe. She's in way over her head and is a total distraction to the show. She has no sensitivity when interviewing the performers and she has only one question to ask "How does it feel......" I seriously had to stop the final show because I couldn't listen to her any more and I had not recorded it.

Submitted by Suzanne (not verified) on
Please, get rid of Khloe. She's in way over her head and is a total distraction to the show. She has no sensitivity when interviewing the performers and she has only one question to ask "How does it feel......" I seriously had to stop the final show because I couldn't listen to her any more and I had not recorded it.

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on
I totally agree. When Simon was on American Idol, I enjoyed listening to his comments (although some, brutal). But he made it interesting. Now that he has X-Factor, what could have caused him to make so many errors !??? Kloe, Britney, LA Reid (even though I hear he is leaving). Everything is just wrong ! They should take a tip from The Voice. It's fun, entertaining and they have constructive things to say instead of "I'm so proud of you", and "you were amazing". Also, is it necessary for Kloe to continually touch her co-host while she is talking ?? I will definitely not be taping it next year, sorry to say. Come on, Simon !!

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on
et rid of her or you will lose a huge numnber of viewers - keep Mario alone.

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on
I don't keep up with the Kardashians AT ALL and have NO idea why any of them are famous. That being said, when I turned on the show I didn't even know who the Amazon on the screen was until I Googled it. I wanted to find out who this terrible host was. She is obviously not cut out for this type of work. She also needs to go a size or two up when she picks out her clothes. They are too tight. Someone else said she looked like a bad drag queen and they were right!