Foaly walks on stage.
“Hello and welcome to the X Factor, I am your host, Foaly. Now lets welcome the judges. There is …..”
“Artemis Fowl, Holly Short and I really shouln’t say this but, Dom Butler.”
Wild applause, the judges walk on, Butler giving Foaly his evil stare.
“Anyway” continued Foaly nervously “Before we invite the first contestant, I would like to say something about these new microphones. They were recently patented by me. They work by……….. Bla bla blaba blaaa.”
Holly and Butler were very bored, whereas Artemis was amazed, these microphones could make him a fortune. Butler’s sudden whistle made him jump and he stared at the bodyguard angrily. Then something else caught his eye. Mulch, Commander Kelp and a lot more LEP people were pushing a terrified Foaly off the stage.
“What’s happening?” the centaur asked.
“We can not have a lecture in the middle of a singing program,” grunted a straining Mulch, then “Why did I volunteer in the Foaly removal squad?”
“Why can’t we have a lecture?”
“Got to go and take your job.”
Foaly actually growled.
Back on the stage.
“Hi” said Mulch “I am your new host. Right, the first act is Opal Koboi!