The live competition began for Simon Cowell’s X Factor this weekend.
The 12 acts that made the final were mostly a big pile of meh Saturday night. Rachel Adedeji and Olly Murs were both really nervous. Olly, in particular, seems totally in over his head. I thought Rikki Loney had some personality–I thought Simon got that one wrong.
Simon’s protoge, Danyl Johnson almost pulled off “And I Am Telling You.” Ultimately, the song was too big for him. “One of the best performances I’ve ever heard in my life, ” says Simon. No, seriously, Simon really said that. Danni alluded to gay rumors floating around the press–suggesting he didn’t need to change the song’s gender. Only in the UK kids! Heh.
Jamie Archie is the best performer of the group. Too bad Simon knows crap about rock music, saddling him with the perplexing “Bang-a-Gong” where Jamie had to spend the first third of the song, uncomfortably in his lower register.
John and Edward? Lulz! That is All.
Robbie Williams was this week’s mentor, performing on Sunday’s results show. HERE. The finalists returned to the stage to sing Black Eyed Peas’ “I Gotta Feeling”. Ha ha, I love the cheesy pointy pose! HERE.
Ex-strippers, Kandy Rain, go home. They weren’t good, but I thought they were better than Rachel Adedeji. After the bottom two performed once more (Watch Kandy Rain HERE and Rachel HERE) the judges decide who goes home. Except, this week, it was a draw (No, Simon doesn’t play tie-breaker here) so, the act with the lowest votes–Kandy Rain–was sent home. HERE.
Performance Videos after the JUMP…