I love how she clearly doesn’t give a fuck she was voted off.
and she is still cute as a button.
one of the best performances I’ve ever seen on x factor.
(and if anyne can send me either one of the red haiired girls i’d be muchos grateful)
Right, I know she divides opinion but no one can deny that when you listen to her voice it is hauntingly beautiful. This is probably one of my favourite songs she is covering, and I love the arrangement, the depth and the fragility to it.
Just give it a listen.
Right, after a discussion with www.clairewaterworth.tumblr.com I said that I was going to live blog X Factor last night, but tbf, I had no access to Tumblr where I was so didn’t get around to doing it, so I thought, why not retrospectively pass on my thoughts!
Last night’s theme was Elton John, who ironically about a week or two ago said ‘X FACTOR IS SHITE’ (not a direct quote, but words pretty much to that affect) and it possibly threw up one of worst X Factor weeks ever!
First up was:
Paije Richardson: Who sung ‘Crocodile Rock’
First off let me just say, this kid reminds me of Kenan from Kenan and Kel, and to be honest I would have rather have been watching Good Burger than this performance. No doubt Paije can sing, but really? Crocodile Rock? Almost as awful as the pink blazer that he was wearing with 4 extra shoulder pads, I would link to where you could buy the blazer if you so wish, but I don’t think Oxfam shops have an online store. Go back to singing soul and motown and I can see him doing well. May be bottom three…..
Aiden Grimshaw: Who sung ‘Rocket Man’
I don’t see what the fuss is about Aiden, his style of singing is awful, his stage presence is awful, and his rendition of Rocket Man could have pushed William Shatner’s version into second place of awful covers of this song. Also the theme may as well have been ‘who can wear the worst and most ill-fitting blazer’ because Aiden’s was VILE. Again not impressed, I fear for him, bottom two beckons….
Third up was:
Mary Byrne: Who sung ‘Can you Feel the Love Tonight’
…..I wasn’t. Better than her out of tune performance last week, but she really has a talent, it is just not being fulfilled. I really didn’t understand why none of the judges picked up on the fact there was bum notes and tuning issues, perhaps they just wanted her to feel more confident, but seriously, three acts in, none of whom really impressed me. Again there is a distinct possibility of her being bottom two, I think she may have reached the end of her journey, hope not though.
Fourth on was:
Katie Waissel: Who sang ‘Saturday Nights Alright for Fighting’
Now for the record until last week, Katie could do no wrong in my eyes, I thought that there was an element of bullying directed towards her, which no one deserves, even if they are an above average singer. This changed last week when she ruined ‘Don’t Speak’ and disregarded Grace Hall’s (an amazing stylist!) wardrobe advice and came out looking like a dragged up version of Madonna. This was an above average version of the song, she looked a hell of a lot better, but was just meh. A sure fire entrant in the bottom two.
Then the talent came out…..
Fifth up was:
Matt Cardle: Singing ‘Goodbye Yellow Brick Road’
This guy would seemingly be able to do no wrong. Girls love him, I love his singing, every song he makes his own, but i’m getting a bit fed up of the song choices for him. Safe bet to stay, but could we have a song that hasn’t got to have a falsetto arrangement within it somewhere? Cheers Danni.
Sixth on was:
Cher Lloyd: Who sang ‘Sorry Seems to be the Hardest Word’ (with added rapping AGAIN)
Other than her slowly turning even more into a version of Cheryl Cole that has been put on a boil wash and tumble dried, there is little else to say about this performance. Rewatch any performance she has done bar the amazing version of ‘Stay’ she did a couple of weeks ago, this was the same. Safe, but samey…..
Next up was my star of the show:
WAGNER: Who attempted to sing ‘I’m Still Standing & the Circle of Life’
I know the ‘X Factor purists’ (boring people) want him out, and don’t think he should still be in when you look at some of those that have gone, but i’m sorry, he is one of only three people I tune into the show to watch and be excited for (the others being Matt and Rebecca). He is a showman and genuinely entertains me, every week its fun, and this week ‘I’m still standing’ was ok, ‘Circle of Life’ better off not talked about. But I was still left smiling. I don’t care if you hate him, he doesn’t care if you hate him, he seems to be the only contestant who actually seems to love every moment and cherishes it. After I vote for the next three hours, should be safe again. More bongos next week though please!
Then Simon’s only act remaining:
One Direction: Who sang ‘Something About the Way, You Look Tonight
These lads are good, polished and idolised by every girl under the age of 18. Last week they were amazing, this week were pretty good, but we agreed, if you closed your eyes, it could have been Westlife. Safe. Definitely in the final. Definitely not going to win. Definitely going to be given a recording deal. Definitely won’t go away for the next couple of years.
The final performance, and it really was the best till last:
Rebecca Ferguson: Singing ‘Candle in the Wind’
Stunning. Vocally amazing. Looked gorgeous. Seriously head, shoulders and hips above the rest of the competition. Vocally she has an old voice, beautifully serene, but I could listen to her performances over and over again. The version of the song she sang had me captivated, just like everyone else in the room as we were watching. I would love her to win, she is different. She isn’t trying to be ‘generic American Belter/Singer’ like TreyC who left last week, she makes each and every song relevant and fresh. Definitely through. Definitely in the final. Definitely in with a chance to win.
Overall the show was a 4/10 for me, they have well have started from Wagner, because we all sat soo bored through the first few acts, and I can see the first four disappearing over the coming weeks. I really hope it is better next week - and I always hope that the acts have been taught how to mime better for the group song on tonight’s elimination show.
So there were my thoughts, as trivial as they may be - see you next week for another X Factor round up!
She is a bit of a chav, but this version of the song is quite haunting, I don’t think it was said as well that she sang this song at her uncles funeral a couple of weeks ago. Cher Lloyd will have a big future believe me.