This week’s X Factor UK auditions ended with a teen-aged girl punching out her friend after an especially horrific version of “That’s My Goal”. Something tells me the duo, calling themselves Ablisa, plotted the whole scene. But maybe reality TV has made me cynical.
A teen-aged duo also started things off. The Parisian Jedward wannabes, Twem sure were cute, but the singing was not so good. Kids, you are no Jedward. At least last year’s Irish duo were hilarious.
The acts in-between were pretty ho-hum. I thought Simon Cowell was pretty rude when he refused to call the California-by-way-of-Scotland crooner, Storm Lee, by his legal name. But Simon had a point. Dude has a decent voice, but is a total poser.
The judges were peeing themselves over boy toy Liam Payne, a contestant who had been rejected by Simon in 2008. I thought his vocals were average, but he’s got that Bieber look, which could carry him far.
Forty-one year old Patti Eleode was really really bad, but not in a very interesting way.
Teenaged pop starlet, Cher Lloyd will no doubt be manufactured within an inch of her life when the X Factor team gets a hold of her, but I have to admit, she’s got charisma. There’s some raw talent there, for sure.
So, did you watch X Factor tonight? What did you think? Watch the vids after the jump.
Video after the JUMP…
Twem – (Parisian Jedward knock-offs) – “Just Dance” by Lady Gaga
Storm Lee – “Every Breath You Take” by Sting/”Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking For” by U2
Liam Payne – “Cry Me A River”
Patti Eleode – “For Your Eyes Only” by Sheena Easton
Cher Lloyd – “Turn My Swag On” by Keri Hilson
Ablisa – “That’s My Goal” by Shayne Ward