X Factor UK – Top 14 Performance

Simon Cowell’s hyperbolic spin after his group’s performances were the comedy highlight of the night. Wagner is so bad he’s not even funny He’s got to go tomorrow night. I hope voters don’t forget Treyc Cohen’s performance–she was one of the best of the night. John Adeleye was really good this week. Aiden Grimshaw blew it. Is he a flash in the pan? I’m not getting the judges’ love for Rebecca Ferguson. She’s been underwhelming in the live shows. Katie Waissel is actually improving.

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Did you watch the X Factor tonight? If not, check out the videos after the jump. What did you think?

We’re watchting the X Factor LIVE today! It begins at 2:30 ET. Check out the live stream after the jump. I’ll be live blogging as we go.

This week’s theme is “Heroes”. David Bowie’s song, “Heroes” will be released as a single for charity by the Top 14. There will be another double elimination tomorrow night. Diana Vickers and Katy Perrry will perform tomorrow night.

UPDATED WITH FULL VIDEOS (Video package-song-judges comments)

Video After the JUMP…

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OMG the Star Wars theme plays as the judges make their entrance. LULZ.

Storm Lee – (Louis – Over 28s) – “Born to Run” by Bruce Springsteen – Storm tones down the theatrics this week, and he’s not nearly as entertaining. He’s an average singer, and not nearly as charismatic as he seems to think. But, I suppose self-belief can go a long way. The pryo and dancers are totally lulzy. He’s sitting on a motorcycle. Pretty ridic. Dannii says, “You sing very well. I’m loving the whole presentation of it. You had the audience in the palm of your hand.”, Cheryl says, “I’m not completely sold on the fact that this is you. I’d like to see you just stand there and sing for a minute. Next week, lose the craziness.” Simon says, “Your like a singing fly. You’re all over the place. It’s distracting. I think this is Louis vision of what a rockstar should be like. It’s so crazy I can’t take it seriously. Your vocal is OK. I like the fact that you are a trier.” Louis says, “You are so in tune, you put on quite a show. Storm, you were born to sing.”

Treyc Cohen – (Cheryl – Girls) – “Purple Rain” by Prince – Wow. Treyc is KILLING it again this week. Powerful. She’s going to go deep. Still can’t believe Cheryl didn’t pick her initially. Louis says, “When I heard you last week, I didn’t think you could do better, but this week you are much better. You remind me of Tina Turner, Dannii says, “You are this little petite pop star. It’s a hard song to put your stamp on, but the audience here loved it.” Simon says, “That was incredible. It wasn’t perfect, you lost the melody in parts, your styling isn’t right yet, but you over weeks could be a little dark horse. Absolutely stunning.” Cheryl says, “You are the least assming person, your confidence is so little. That’s something we have to work on over the weeks.”

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OblPTuDY2JY

Paije Richardson – (Dannii – Boys) – “If I An’t Got You” by Alicia Keys – Good song pick for Paije. He’s totally got that smooth Urban AC sound. He sounds a little strangled on the high notes. He does seems to run out of air. Louis says, “that was such a big improvement on last week. You’re a soulful little man and got great likability.” Cheryl says, “Towards the end, you convinced everyone. Well done.” Simon says, “You’re like sunshine when you walk out on the stage. The only issue I have, it looks like the dancers walked out on the wrong song. Brian Friedman doesn’t look happy! He says Dannie ‘slightly screwed up.’ Dannii thinks it worked. She says, “It did get hotter and hotter towards the end.”

One Direction, – (Simon – Groups) – “My Life Would Suck Without U” by Kelly Clarkson – Oh geez. Uhm. Not a song I would have picked for these kids. Simon’s slapped together boy band really lacks cohesiveness. They’re all cute, I’ll give them that. Louis says, “You seem to be having fun on stage, every school girl is going to like them. Kelly Clarkson a hero? I think Simon could have picked a better song.” Dannii says, “You’re 5 heart throbs. You look great together. The true measure will be when you sing your big ballad.” Cheryl says, “I can’t even cope with how cute you are. You’re so sweet. I want to say ‘this is the new big boy band.’ that will come in time.” Simon days, “You are the most exciting pop band in the country today.” Oh Simon…SERIOUSLY? LMAO.

Cher Lloyd – (Cheryl – Girls) – “It’s a Hard Luck Life” from the musical Annie – So…Little Orphan Annie is her hero? She’s rapping parts of this song. Erm. Uh. WTF??? LULZ. I love the X Factor. It’s so absolutely RIDICULOUS. Louis says, “Really big risk, but it so worked, it’s so you, you’re like a little mini Cheryl. You look like a pop star.” Dannii says “I love every risk you’ve taken, but it didn’t really work for me.” Simon says, “I absolutely loved it. As far as I’m concerned, you can sing the phone book. I see the future here.” Cheryl says, “You look like a pop star….you are a pop star.”

John Adeleye – (Louis – Over 28s) – “Song For You” by Donnie Hathaway – This is way better than last week. He’s really connecting this week. Nice vocal. Dannii says, “It just radiates from you when you sing. You have such a natural voice.” Cheryl says, “You can put that real emotion in a song. I really felt it from you tonight.” Simon says, “That was a fantastic choice of song. I can see that meant a lot to you. A great performance.” Louis says, “You just came alive singing that song. Powerful, emotional, soulful.”

Diva Fever (Simon – Groups) – “Gotta Go Home” by Boney M – This isn’t quite as hilarious as last week, but they’re still fun. Barbara Streisand! Louis says, “You always put a smile on everybody’s face. Boys I like you an awful lot.” Dannii says, “That song is on my Christmas party playlist. I just like you guys. It did it for me.” Cheryl says, “You seem like you’re having the time of your life.” Simon says, “That is exactly the kind of record you would have a hit with. You guys are fun.”

Rebecca Ferguson – (Cheryl – Girls) – “Feeling Good” – Hm. I’m not sure I’m liking Rebecca on this. She sounds better with contemporary material. She’s got a chipmunk quality I haven’t noticed so far. Not one of her better performances, for sure. Louis says, “You are what we’re looking for, someone with an amazing recording voice…so elegant…Rebecca you have so much star quality. I an see you going all the way.” Dannii says, “That song was a risk, but you made it so new and so fresh. You look beautiful.” Simon says, “I absolutely love you. You’ve got it just right at them moment. Your voice is on the money. That was genius.” Cheryl says, “You make retro stunning. I would buy your album tomorrow. Your so comfortable and easy to listen to. You represent Liverpool very very well.”

Aiden Grimshaw – (Dannii – Boys) – “Jealous Guy” – by John Lennon – Holy shit. He’s going for a really stylized version of this song, but it sounds out of his range, so it’s not working. Really off pitch in spots. Louis says, “You picked a really classic song and gave it your on stamp.” Cheryl says, “You could be a credible artist, but that performance was shakey…I think you know that yourself. You have potential.” Simon says, “I’m going to agree with Cheryl. There were too many times, where it went out of control. Your nerves got the best of you. I think you are potentially brilliant. You’ve got to find a song you’ve got to control.” Dannii says, “It was a good performance, but I can see by the look on your fact that you did not enjoy it.” Aiden thought his performance was “a bit rubbish.”

Wagner – (Louis – Over 28s) – “Help Yourself” by Tom Jones – Wagner was worried about keeping time during his song? He’s not. This is pretty much a mess. Wagner can’t last one more week, he’s worse than a bad Idol audition. Cheryl says, “I didn’t understand all of it. I felt like I was thrown back to the 60s” “It was like being on planet venus in the 1960s.” Simon asks him if he’s “getting it on with Mary.” Wagner doesn’t really answer. Louis calls him “A breath of fresh air.” Louis says they have something really special planned for next week. Oh boy.

Katie Waissel – (Cheryl – Girls) – I’d Rather Go Blind” by Etta James – I think they’ve found a niche for Katie with the retro soul songs. She’s actually really good when she calms down, ditches the artifice and just sings. Louis says, “I’m so glad I saved you last week, you’re a hard worker, and very emotional. I want people to give you another chance.” Dannii says, “You sang with every bit of effort. I like when it’s stripped back. We need to show who you are.” Simon says, “It’s all about being potentially a star. There’s something about you Katie that I really like. I thought that was terrific.” Cheryl says, “You are such a great girl. I really enjoy everything about you.”

Belle Amie – (Simon – Groups) – “You Really Got Me” by the Kinks – Uh. Simon. Your song choices? Really blow. So, who exactly is the girls’ hero? Or did the Spice Girls do a version of this song. Ugh. Butchering the Kinks. Awesome. Not. Louis, “So much better than last week. You look like the next big girls band. Love it.” Dannii says, “The styling didn’t work for me. Loved the dancing.” Cheryl says, “I really enjoyed it. I loved the look. It’s nice to see you do an upbeat song.” I guess they were fighting over who sang lead. Simon says, “Based on the performance tonight, every vote was the right vote. You turned into a group. There aren’t that many girl groups in this country that are as good as you.” OMG.

Mary Byrne – (Louis – Over 28s) – “You Don’t Have to Say You Love Me” by Dusty Springfield – I’m not liking this as much as her song last week, but it’s still a solid effort. She’s very old-fashioned. The audience loves it. Mary is crying now. Dannii says, “That was priceless, so beautiful.” Cheryl says, “I’m covered in goosebumps. I respect you as a woman, as an artist, I believe every word you sing.” Simon says, “This is why I would never put an age limit on one of these shows. Just do what your doing. You’re getting this 100% right.” Louis says, “You are the heart and the soul of the X Factor. Every woman watching this show identifies with you.

Matt Cardle – (Dannii – Boys) – “Just the Way You Are” by Bruno Mars – Matt is still my favorite. He’s got a really unique style and a versatile voice. He was worried about hitting the high notes, but he pretty much nailed them. Very nice. “I think you stole the show. That’s what I call pop music. You remind me a little of Bono.” Cheryl says, “Great song choice and you delivered it really well.” Simon says, “I absolutely loved the production on that. There were two or 3 moments that you fell off, but it doesn’t matter. It was a genius version of that song. With confidence, you are going to be a brilliant pop star.” Dannii says, “Matt that was amazing, I don’t think you fell off that performance anywhere. You absolutely nailed. it.”

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87 Comments

  1. He’s going home. Sorry dude.
    Oh, and don’t compare yourself to Bono, bad idea.

  2. I think this show shows why AI uses older songs that showcase the contestants voices, instead of stylized and personalized songs that don’t sound the same without being sweetened in a studio, or at the least altered to fit the contestants’ strengths. I’ve tried to watch this show for the past few weeks, but all of these people just sound so bad.

  3. Paige is always getting the worst songs. I can’t listen to this song anymore, same with killing me softly…zzzzzzzz

  4. Simon is dumb, Kelly is too good of a singer, the boys pale in comparison

  5. I think this show shows why AI uses older songs that showcase the contestants voices, instead of stylized and personalized songs that don’t sound the same without being sweetened in a studio, or at the least altered to fit the contestants’ strengths. I’ve tried to watch this show for the past few weeks, but all of these people just sound so bad.

    This show is a search for a popstar. Pop music these days is not that much about showcasing the vocals – the times of Mariahs and Celines and Whitneys are gone.

    I think it’s better to have more current music on shows like this – that way viewers can imagine how the contestants would fit in mainstream pop scene.

  6. Those boys weren’t good at all. What is with Simon heaping praise on them? I guess I don’t get this show at all.

  7. I think it’s better to have more current music on shows like this – that way viewers can imagine how the contestants would fit in mainstream pop scene.

    I don’t think that the days of people who can actually sing are over, but in this type of format, just like with AI, since we see these people on a weekly basis their weaknesses really standout. Aside from the autotuning they need to do something to help these people, or pick people who can actually sing as well as be a pop star.

    I don’t think the press or public will hesitate from pointing out if contestants can’t really sing on the US version of this show.

  8. I feel like one direction could stand there for 2 mins picking their noses and they would still get glowing comments from the judges.

    Yes, they are cuties but is that really enough? And why is Harry not singing any solos, he was one of the best singers of the five?

  9. OMG !! Cher is sooo pitchy. make her stop.

    Simon, LOL. That was the future ? OK.

  10. Simon sees the future with Cher and One Direction … He says she could sing the phonebook. I think he sees $$$$ …

  11. Ugh! Lose the attitude Cher. Every performance is the same, sing off key and do a bit of rapping. Yawn!

  12. I started a bit late so missed two acts. Paije disappointed but some of that has to do with the song. “One Direction” were ok (harmonize well enough) but I think the ‘sick’ guy was supposed to do a lead part and they gave it to Liam. John worked it out!

    Cher Lloyd was pure WTF.

  13. Why didn’t anyone mention that Cher’s song was sampled by Jay-Z, hence the rapping part? Did they really think she pulled that idea out of thin air?

  14. This show is a search for a popstar. Pop music these days is not that much about showcasing the vocals – the times of Mariahs and Celines and Whitneys are gone.

    I think it’s better to have more current music on shows like this – that way viewers can imagine how the contestants would fit in mainstream pop scene.

    Yeah, Joe McElderry, Leon Jackson, and Steve Brookstein are the definition of current popstar lol!

    This show really has just come down to a bunch of freak acts, and then the few that can carry a tune are the ones pushed to the end. Although, I agree with MJ the show does bring the LULZ pretty well.

  15. Wow Storm was boring. No charisma, dreary vocal. Diva Fever were just what you’d expect.

    A bit of an ouch moment: Simon predicting another song would be #1 on Sunday rather than X-Factor winner Joe McElderry’s debut single from Simon’s own record label. Poor Joe. He’s watching X-Factor according to his twitter.

  16. I don’t “get” Diva Fever. I love camp but I don’t find them amusing enough to qualify as good camp, just poorly done camp.

  17. Not the Feeling Good –curse!

    But she’s doing an interesting version of it, and I like it.

  18. Cher’s rapping is PATHETIC lol. Do British people think she is actually good at it?

  19. Yeah, Joe McElderry, Leon Jackson, and Steve Brookstein are the definition of current popstar lol!

    This show really has just come down to a bunch of freak acts, and then the few that can carry a tune are the ones pushed to the end. Although, I agree with MJ the show does bring the LULZ pretty well.

    For the last few years the X factor has improved, since Leona they have found at least one act each year who has at least decent chart performance, the arrow is pointing up not down. The talent pool is much smaller than in America so it’s great that they have found some good current acts.

    I still prefer AI to X factor, but in good seasons like this year or season 5, there is a good combination of fun acts with some genuine talent.

  20. Rebecca’s lipstick makes her look like The Joker. I thought the vocal was good, but she needs to open her eyes, she has the same problem they’re been giving Matt a hard time about.

  21. Can’t wait for Wagner. The word out there is that he’s singing Tom Jones……bring it on :)

  22. Finally Simon and Cheryl tell the truth when the singer (Aiden) is pitchy.
    That was bad, very shaky and why didn’t he allowed to change the song. He couldn’t handle it.

  23. wow, “Jealous Guy”, really? and last week was “Mad World”? What’s next? an acoustic version of “Heartless”? Poor Aiden, he’s getting screwed by his mentor’s song choices.

    “Rubbish”….Ouch!

  24. Katie’s song exactly the same as the song she sang in the sing off last week. Wonder if she will end up back there again, irrespective of the performance?

  25. Wagner was better than Storm. He’s great for the LOLZ.

    Aiden does need to show something different. Fortunately he didn’t do “Imagine” but he just wasn’t interesting. His bizarre ticks and movements are tiring me and I’m not wowed by his vocal. I think he’ll be safe.

    Katie really needed to sing a song straight to try to redeem herself. I still don’t like her but she’s not been worst of the night.

    Oops, I forgot Rebecca, she was OK, but didn’t really hold my attention.

    Of all the songs, Simon? Not loving Belle Ammie.

  26. I LOVE Wagner. The whole performance is so campy, please British people vote for him.
    I want to see what Louis has in store for him next week.

    If the US version can be like this, it could be really fun.
    But, I don’t think we will see that dancers choreo. here, I could be wrong.

  27. Yeah, Casey’s version was much better. Think Aiden didn’t have the range for that song

  28. Can we vote for Xfactor? Though I think it would cost a fortune to call

  29. Sorry, but I’m not buying the demure, shy ” real me” from Katie. Her true self is the famewh*re the media have been having a field day with.

  30. Wagner was just pathetic. This is the part of the X-Factor that I hate the most when judges refuse to criticize the acts they are mentoring. It just comes across as fake and stupid, and Louis is the worst at it.

  31. I wonder if Simon will hire Brian Friedman for the U.S. X-Factor. I really think his stuff is too dated and campy. I think Laurie Ann Gibson would be a good choice if he could get her, I love her work with Gaga.

  32. Too bad they’re giving Mary these fusty songs, because I like her voice.

  33. I love Mary. She is a voice I’d be interested in. I didn’t quite enjoy this as much as last week though-NOT her fault, I just wasn’t into the song. Louis should try giving her something more modern. I hope she’s back another week.

  34. I can’t get behind Mary, she’s just too old fashioned for me.
    Her voice is good, but not good enough compared to the singers she is trying to be.

  35. Matt is tackling Bruno Mars’ beautiful tenor….let’s see how this goes.

  36. Matt should have been better. It was a missed opportunity with the pimp spot.

  37. thought he was brilliant as well, but then I don’t know the original of that song.

  38. Matt has a distinctive singing style, but it’s getting a bit repetitive for me. His performance was quite good, but it could be better.

  39. Go Matt! Simon’s right he did fall off a bit in spots but overall it was the one performance that really hooked me. He’s my favorite of the guys.

    I caught up with Treyc’s “Purple Rain” finally. She had a fine vocal but I didn’t feel a connection.

    Another double elimination… I’d put Storm on the chopping block since he has no entertainment value at all unlike the bizarre Wagner. I might also see Paije home; I had hopes for him during judge’s houses but he’s not impressed me and there are better male performers and singers on the show. I wouldn’t count Katie out of the bottom three either.

    For me Cher was among the worst of the worst but I don’t for a second think she’ll land there tomorrow night.

  40. Just listening to the recap, no one blow me away but I liked Mary, John, Katie, and Matt’s vocal performaces. Matt was sharp at times but he picked a super hard vocal to pull off perfectly, so I’m grading him on a curve.

    My guess for who is going home? Storm Lee and Paije or Diva Fever. I feel like Wagner has another week in him.

  41. Storm and someone else will go tomorrow. A load of viewers wouldn’t have seen Storm as Strictly Come Dancing overlapped the first 15 minutes

  42. Oh please get rid of Storm – was he really comparing himself to Bono at the end there. What a wanker he is and far, far less talented than he thinks he is.

    TreyC and Matt were my favourites this week. I still like Aiden, but he needs to control those nerves. Katie was actually quite good this week and Mary is a really good singer, but old-fashioned in the context of this year’s show.

  43. I like Matt too. I think he just needs more confidence. I think he would do well here.

  44. Katy Perry tweets:

    katyperry Katy Perry
    I’m confused. #wagner #xfactor
    1 hour ago
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    Katy Perry
    katyperry Katy Perry
    Rebecca Ferguson is RAD! Nice style. #xfactor
    1 hour ago
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    Katy Perry
    katyperry Katy Perry
    CRAP. Diva Fever totally stole my outfit for tomorrow’s performance. #xfactor #barbarastreisand
    2 hours ago

  45. So, who would I eliminate this week:
    1. Storm Lee – Annoying wannabe.
    2. Katie – Decent vocals this week, but the song was pretty dull. Plus, she is trying to win people back and she’s totally fake.
    2. John Adeleye – Good vocals this week. But for a second week in a row he sang a pretty dull song. It’s clear he is a cannon fodder (No backstory, very little exposure before the live shows.) So I wonder, is Louis picking dull songs for him on purpose?
    4. Cher – In a way she is a breath of fresh air, but I don’t want to hear rapping from her every week.
    5. Wagner – He is entertaining, but yeah …
    6. Diva Fever – Tonight they weren’t as funny as last week and it’s clear Simon only cares about the other two groups.

  46. After watching those clips MJ just posted, I’m taking Paije off my list of probably going home. His performance was one of the better of the night. But Cher, One Direction and Aiden are still not going home even tho they had so-so to trainwreck-y performances. Also Belle Amie was better than I thought at first.

  47. Maybe the reason that American Idol is boring and has winners like Lee Dewyze is because it seems almost everyone on this site including MJ is supporting people like them ex. Matt Cardle. And everyone feels that more interesting people like Cher and Aiden are ridiculous instead of giving them a chance.

  48. To be fair, I do think Matt Cardle is better than the last two American Idol winners. Whitey McWhiterson and Whitey McNeverPutsHisGuitarDown.

    But yeah, all of these contests seem to be overwrought with women who love the boys on it. However, at least in this format the judges can vote off the boys that fall under that aren’t very good. I would have paid for some of those guys that fell in the bottom two, on Idol this last year, with some of the girls to be voted off instead.

  49. *sigh* at the inability to let Lee’s win go. The dead horse is crying for mercy.

    I like Matt. Everyone else sucks.

  50. Maybe the reason that American Idol is boring and has winners like Lee Dewyze is because it seems almost everyone on this site including MJ is supporting people like them ex. Matt Cardle. And everyone feels that more interesting people like Cher and Aiden are ridiculous instead of giving them a chance.

    I don’t see much similarity between Matt and the WGWG. I never saw him perform with an instrument and his voice is really different, very high pitched and he uses his falsetto a lot. Not sure what kind of music he’s going to do but don’t think it will be the kind of pop/rock we’ve seen from idol winners lately.

    Also, the X factor is very much like Idol when it comes down to the voting results, the girls and girlbands have a tendency to be eliminated early and the only two girl winners were big voiced divas who needed every bit of over the top pimping they could get from the judges/producers to get votes.
    IMO the X factor male winners are worse and more boring than the ones on AI.

  51. The point is not really comparing X factor to Idol or comparing any contestants. Its just that people seem to support the contestants who stand on the stage and sing and then complain that the winners are boring.

  52. I did a search for Matt Cardle on youtube, and found this video:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7utx3Lp_a2c

    It’s a cover of Thriller with him on guitar. I really like it. It’s a bit like something that Kris Allen would do, but his voice is different.

    Here’s another one of an original song. I really like this too. Definately alternative rock.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FijSQRkXXx8&feature=related

    Use somebody http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W39fovkdfDw&feature=related

  53. I think it’s just like anything else, some people like a certain kind of singer, some don’t. I think it comes down to what genre a person likes also. The singers that I like on these shows tends to be similar types to those that I like in general.

    So, from the videos that I saw, there was something about Matt Cardle I liked, he seemed like he would do the type of music I liked. In seeing what he does outside of the show, I know I like him.

    After seeing those videos, I do wish he was on a show with more flexibility, because it seems like he could do some really good arrangements.

  54. mike19213:
    10/16/2010 at 8:27 pm
    Maybe the reason that American Idol is boring and has winners like Lee Dewyze is because it seems almost everyone on this site including MJ is supporting people like them ex. Matt Cardle. And everyone feels that more interesting people like Cher and Aiden are ridiculous instead of giving them a chance.

    The American Idol voters vote for the people they like the most and are comfortable with, sometimes the winners are the best singer and sometimes they aren’t. Those things happen when you live it up to the voters to determine who deserves to win.

    Aiden don’t in least look interesting to me, he looks like an escapee from a mental ward. He has this crazed look on his face most of the time and I personally don’t enjoy looking at a person who’s making me uncomfortable.

    As for Cher, she song from a Broadway musical. Why in the world would she do that, with the millions of songs out there to select from. The worst part of it, she completely ruined the song. What kind of Idiot raps part of a song from Annie.

  55. The American Idol voters vote for the people they like the most and are comfortable with, sometimes the winners are the best singer and sometimes they aren’t. Those things happen when you live it up to the voters to determine who deserves to win.

    Someone could be the best singer technically but they might not be in a genre that someone likes. I tend to vote for who I think I would like to listen to.

    Aiden don’t in least look interesting to me, he looks like an escapee from a mental ward. He has this crazed look on his face most of the time and I personally don’t enjoy looking at a person who’s making me uncomfortable.

    I think he has an interesting voice, though I think he had the wrong song tonight. Think he needs more work on his stage presence too.

    As for Cher, she song from a Broadway musical. Why in the world would she do that, with the millions of songs out there to select from. The worst part of it, she completely ruined the song. What kind of Idiot raps part of a song from Annie.

    I do remember that someone did do a rap song with samples of Hard Knock Life. I don’t remember who it was though, but it was a while ago. She reminds me a bit of Lady Sovereign, who was a rapper from Britain a few years ago.

  56. The American Idol voters vote for the people they like the most and are comfortable with, sometimes the winners are the best singer and sometimes they aren’t. Those things happen when you live it up to the voters to determine who deserves to win.

    Aiden don’t in least look interesting to me, he looks like an escapee from a mental ward. He has this crazed look on his face most of the time and I personally don’t enjoy looking at a person who’s making me uncomfortable.

    As for Cher, she song from a Broadway musical. Why in the world would she do that, with the millions of songs out there to select from. The worst part of it, she completely ruined the song. What kind of Idiot raps part of a song from Annie.

    This is exactly my point. Its that people vote for these boring American Idol contestants because they like them and are “comfortable” with them and then conplain that they are boring. WTF. And Cher is trying things and people like her need to be given a chance. Even if her performances are a little all over the place she is by far the most current and has the most potential. Right now songs with singing and rapping are doing very well and Idol and X factor have pretty much dismissed rapping.

  57. Actually, the massive difference between AI & X Factor to me is the voting. Unlike AI, people have to actually pay 50 cents to vote, so you’re less like to get the fangirly/block voting that you see with all the voting programmes now associated with AI. People actually have to put their money where their mouth is, so to speak.

    I really hope they charge for voting in the US. Would love to see the controversey that would stir up :)

    Lead story in the Sunday rags is that Matt & Katie were caught in bed together at the house. LOL!

  58. I’ve never complained about someone I like being boring. I know other people might not like them. Again, comes down to individual likes and dislikes. And if enough people like a certain singer, and vote for them, they will do well in a competition such as this.

  59. Cheryl missed a lot of the audition process so even though I don’t believe the rumors that she didn’t have any say in the final decision, I wouldn’t be surprised if she was heavily influenced by the other judges opinions when it came time for her to pick her top three. And when she went back to pick a wildcard, she realized the potential in Treyc.

    I think Cher’s great. She’s really different and from what we’ve already seen she’s willing to take huge risks and I love that. As for her performances, she’s performing at a level that current pop stars are. Pretty amazing for her age and experience.

    They’ve got a great competition going here, I think the judges song choices are going to be more important than ever this year.

    Simon has always been so full of crap on the X-factor, especially when it’s his song choices and his contestants. It will be very interesting to see what happens on the U.S. version. People expect him to be the critical Simon that they’re accustomed to on Idol. So we’ll see how it all plays out.

  60. All I have to say is Matt FTW!!!! :) Now why is it that X-Factor can clear current songs so much easier than idol? hmmmm? I flove Matt!

    Treyc, Rebecca, Mary and John were ok too. The rest were meh. Cher is still my guilty pleasure. :) One Direction is growing on me, lol, I don’t know why? With the right song they could be great. Simon needs to pick a song that will showcase each of their voices individually. Diva Fever could of done a better song. They are still fun though. Paije is ok but kind of boring this week.

    Aiden is still crazy looking to me, lol, yeah and he was not good. Someone please take Wagner, Storm, and Belle Amie and drop this off anywhere. They suck! Katie did ok but she just seem so fake to me. She can go too. Paije, Diva Fever and John might be going home too. I don’t really know how they tend to vote over there. :)

  61. So far Matt’s done Amy Winehouse (audition), Roberta Flack (bootcamp), Beyonce (Judge’s House), David Guetta/Kelly Rowland (Live 1) & Bruno Mars (Live 2).

  62. Wagner’s problem is just that he’s on the wrong show.

    He could win Eurovision with a performance like that.

  63. I’ll take Cher and little Pickler, Katie anytime over Lee, Kris, and Jason Castro. I can’t wait for X-factor USA!

  64. The worst part of it, she completely ruined the song. What kind of Idiot raps part of a song from Annie.

    That idiot would be Grammy award-winning Hip-hop artist Jay-Z…hee. It was a huge hit in 1998!

    One Direction is growing on me, lol, I don’t know why? With the right song they could be great. Simon needs to pick a song that will showcase each of their voices individually.

    I was a fan of theirs after watching the clip of them singing “Torn”, where both Harry and Liam gave amazing solo performances, but as a group, they have been pretty crappy since then.

  65. Cher is interesting and definitely has potential, but she’s not there yet. It’s not my kind of music at all, but I can see her doing well off the show.

    I don’t vote on X Factor and never have, but if I did, why would I vote for someone who is doing a style of music I don’t like? If I did vote, at the moment I would be split between Matt, Aiden and TreyC, none of whom are WGWG. But if they were, and I thought they were the singers who I liked the best, then so what? And if they were, and I thought they were crap and everyone voted for them and I said ‘What a crap winner?’. Again – so what?

    On another note, certainly nobody can accuse this season of X Factor of not having a varied cast to choose from, that’s for sure! Maybe that’s what AI needs to learn from this coming season.

  66. kiwifan:
    10/16/2010 at 11:24 pm
    Actually, the massive difference between AI & X Factor to me is the voting. Unlike AI, people have to actually pay 50 cents to vote, so you’re less like to get the fangirly/block voting that you see with all the voting programmes now associated with AI. People actually have to put their money where their mouth is, so to speak.

    I hopw we don’t have to pay to vote. I’ve seen on other counties’ Idol shows, where you have to pay to vote, some contestants go a lot farther than they should, simply because their parents and friends have very deep pockets.

  67. My prediction:

    In the bottom: Storm and will go home. (FIrst to sing and with boring performance. Out)

    Bottom three: Katie (I cannot see her out of the bottom 3 with that performance. Joining her will be, Paije or Wagner or Belle Amie.

    Cher rapping is okay but the singing? Even Diva Fever can sing better than her. But she will not gonna out soon cause she is different.

    One Direction really need better song choices. Looks like Simon not care enough for this year categories. He just pick okay to bad songs to the groups. Different when last year he mentor the over 25.

    Even Louis song choices is better than him so far. At least Louis pick songs that suited for his singers. (Except for Wagner. He just cannot sing)

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