Joe McElderry wins X Factor 2009!
No big surprise here! It was pretty clear for the past several weeks that Joe was a front runner. He’s technically a very good and consistent singer, even if he’s not oozing charisma, but if he’s given the right material, he could sell records. I’ll be his voice records beautifully.
I don’t know what’s going to happen to Olly. Maybe he could go the theater route like Taylor Hicks did. I can’t imagine him as a viable recording artist, although he is really entertaining. I could forgive his vocal imperfections on his rendition of “The Climb”, as it was incredibly heartfelt. I liked it better than Joe’s for that reason.
OMG it was so exciting to see Sir Paul McCartney on the X Factor stage. SQUEEEE is all I can muster at this moment. Sure, his vocals were kind of shot, but he’s a f*cking Beatle! Enough said.
X Factor voting statistics HERE. Total transparency! What a concept! Joe won decisively, and was in double digits the entire competition. The week that John And Edward were eliminated, Olly Murs had the lowest votes. Olly had a bit of a rocky road to the top. Danyl Johnson fluctuated a lot-probably corresponding to his uneven performances and whatever his press was in a given week.
After the jump, check out the videos and performance recap.
Videos after the JUMP…
Who will win X Factor? Olly Murs or Joe McElderry? Watch the live feed to find out
Oh crap! It’s Paul McCartney!!!!! OMG. squee.
- The Final 12 – “Never Forget – It’s fun to see the whole group back together again. I love me some cheesy group numbers. Jedward FTW! – VIDEO
- Olly Murs – “Twist and Shout” – Ugh. I hate that Ferris Bueller turned this hot, sexy Beatles raver into a joke. Just no, Olly – VIDEO
- Joe McElderry – “Don’t Stop Believing” – This song is way too big for Joe. Completely the wrong song for him. Boring. – VIDEO
- Alexandra Burke and JLS – Medley – One of Simon’s big-voiced pets. She’s last year’s winner. Zzzz. – VIDEO
- Leona Lewis – “Stop Crying” – Simon pet #2. Zzzzzz – VIDEO
- Olly Murs – “The Climb” – Yeah, his vocals weren’t all that, but he gave this song everything he had. I felt that – VIDEO
- Joe McElderry – “The Climb” – Joe’s vocals were technically perfect, yet I didn’t feel a thing. – VIDEO
- George Michael – “December Song” Absolutely gorgeous new Christmas song from George. Love it. – VIDEO
- Paul McCartney – “Drive My Car” (The Top 12 join him) – How thrilling it must have been for the kids to take the stage with Sir Paul? I’m a total Beatles Stan, I have no objectivity. Squee – VIDEO
- Paul McCartney – “Live and Let Die” – I hate Wings. Really I do. But it was still fun to see Paul getting down with the Pyro – VIDEO
- Joe McElderry wins X Factor – Joe could barely contain himself. Olly looked disappointed–I hope he prepared himself at least a little. This ending was inevitable. – VIDEO
- Joe McElderry sings the winners single – And the confetti falls out of the sky…la la la la – Christmas #1! Unless those Rage Against the Machine peeps manage to knock off it’s perch. – VIDEO
- Joe McElderry – Studio version of “The Climb” – VIDEO