Well isn’t this year’s X Factor a bit dramatic?. I still find myself glued to the television screen every single Saturday and Sunday night with a range of emotions. I am one of viewers who watch it too the end, even if this year it has annoyed me beyond belief.
Auditions are always a pleasure to watch, as I’m sure a lot of you as well as myself find great joy in watching people make huge embarrassments of themselves. It may sound harsh but I’m allowed to say it, as i often am one of those people. That Britney spears impersonator will always be scarred into my memories. I’m a huge music fanatic, so of course I also enjoy watching to find the next big star, as part of the audience we start this emotional life changing journey with them.
I agreed with all judges choices for their acts to go through to live shows, except wait for it… Nicole. No baby No. I believe instead of Rylan she should of put through Adam Burridge but was soon relieved when i found out he may be put through as the people’s choice, but was then disappointed to find out Chris ‘Cruise ship’ Maloney was chosen instead.
At the start of the shows I grew very fond of all the contestants, I will write about the ones that have stuck out to me this year.
Ella Henderson- Ella is by the most talented singers singer by far int he competition. her cover of Cher- Believe will still to this day, remain one of my favourite covers. Ella turned out every week doing incredible vocal performances. This however made Ella forgettable as she brought nothing new to the screens and soon became boring, even though no one can deny her talent. I believe in the point she was voted off in the competition was very un justified as there were worse singers left and i still felt she deserved her place.
Jahmene Douglas – Is just adorable and i stick to my word now. I would like a pocket sized one of him to take with me everywhere. His talent is indescribable and i find myself enjoying all his performances every week. I am now started to find he very predictable and worry for place in the finals, as he may get boring just as Ella Henderson did. I still cannot fault his voice and his genuine desire for the music.
James Arthur- I cannot sing the praises of this artist enough. He every week comes back with something different, gripping the audience start to finish and knocks it out of the park every time. He has a raw talent and such a deep connection to the music he performs you cannot not fall under his spell and be a fan of this guy. He is different to any other contestant to the show, which makes him stand out and have so many fans. I am still in shock at the fact he was int he bottom two last week.
Union J – I love this band. Originally triple J but was George was added at judges houses. They seem to be the dark horses in the competition as they improve every week. I may be biased as you may has realised I’m a fan of boy bands. With the great success of One Direction i can only see great things for the band. It makes a change to find a boyband that can all sing and blend together like these do. Doesn’t help they are all gorgeous too, I have a soft spot for George.
Rylan Clark- Now tonight Rylan was voted off The X Factor and i have to admit i was half a little sad to see him go as he was great entertainment but the other half was delighted for Union J as a sing off with the correct result by the judges finally happened n was judged by vocal ability. Rylan has been a pleasure to watch and proved himself to be a nice guy throughout and this is not the end for him. TOWIE and Eurovision will soon open their arms wide for him.
Chris Maloney – Now i don’t know where to start… Why is he still here?. During audition process we all felt him and soon grew emotionally attached to the nervous scouse but as soon as he was voted in to live shows he did a 360 turn and turned into a Dive. Let’s all be honest i love 80’s and classic songs from the past but lets just leave them in the past shall we?. Who would buy his music seriosuly and at this point tin the competition he should be out. I for the life of me cannot understand who is voting for him…My only conclusion is that his nan own multiple call centre’s.
I know their are msuch more contestants in the competition but these are the only ones that have stuck out for me. Now i am a film and tellevision student. so obviosuly i know most of the show is scripted and fixed to a certain extent to increase viewers etc and let’s be honest people can moan about it all they want, it’s an entertainment show and entertaining is what it is doing.
The scandals of which have happened have caused me to tweet/ facebook and even write a post about the show. So it’s definitely doing it’s job right, It has got the audience talking about the show, making it remembered and publicise, which is their goal.
The absence of Simon Cowell the past season’s of The X Factor has definitely been noted though and i can’t help the show will never be the same without him. I always saw simon as the voice of reason and sense. Simon UK is your home and you should return, as i feel this would put the show back to it’s former glory but i remain however a fan.