Belated Happy Birthday Josef Al-Smadi!

Anyone who reads this blog will know that Diva Fever are one of my guilty pleasures! Although that wouldn’t be completely true because I’m proud to be a Diva Fever fan. There is a lot of good singers on this year’s X Factor but we are kind of missing the fun, entertainment element to proceedings which Diva Fever brought in bucket loads to the 2010 incarnation of the show.

Anyway I shall stop yabbering. It was Joe from the duo’s 30th birthday on October 18th and he posted the following tweets on the band’s Twitter feed (which I love especially around the time of the Eurovision each year. :-)):

Just got the best birthday present ever. An @AlyssaEdwards_1 print for my wall 🙂 can’t wait to hang it up 🙂 @RuPaul

The best birthday present would be @AlyssaEdwards_1 actually tweeting me a happy birthday… *hint hint Alyssa… Don’t make me beg gurl* ;p

Happy Birthday Joe! 🙂

The Best Diva Fever YouTube Vids Part 3!

Welcome everyone to my final part of the best YouTube Diva Fever vids! Hope you all enjoy! :-):

Video 1: Josef Does The Ice Bucket Challenge!

Here is Josef doing the Ice Bucket challenge. Good on him! Having done it recently myself it is colder than one might expect!:

Video 2: Joe’s Version Of Believe

This is Joe’s piano version of Cher’s Believe. Stunning. :-):

Video 3: Joe’s version of Bad Romance

This is Joe’s hauntingly beautiful piano version of Lady Gaga’s Bad Romance. 🙂

Video 4: X Factor Video Diary Week 2

Ah memories from when they were on the show. 🙂

Video 5: The Cooking Challenge X Factor

More memories from The X Factor. 🙂

Video 6: Xtra Factor Final Interview With Storm Lee

Video 7: Tree Lighting 2010

Interviewed by Rick Vaughn at Tree Lighting 2010:

Video 8: At Powerhouse in Newcastle

Performing I Will Survive and Barbara Striesand in Newcastle:

Video 9: At Pulse in Cardiff

Performing at Pulse nightclub in Cardiff:

Video 10: ColeTalksWith Interview

Been interviewed by ColeTalksWith backstage at at Vanfest 2011:

Happy Birthday Craig Saggers!

Birthday boy Craig!

As I previously wrote in a post one of my idols Craig Saggers is turning 25 today so Happy Birthday to him! Of course 25 is a milestone and he, of course tweeted about the big day.


Saggers, from Peterborough, who appeared on The X Factor in 2010 with Josef Al-Smadi, from Leicester, in the duo Diva Fever celebrated at the weekend in Dublin at The George. Speaking of the celebrations Craig wrote on the Diva Fever Twitter page,

Dublin of course is the best place one can celebrate one’s birthday. Of course I’m bias been Irish but still. Hope he had a fab night. I’m sure he did in the Emerald Isle. 🙂

Happy Birthday Craig! I think your amazing! Love you! 🙂

The Best Diva Fever YouTube Vids Part 2!

The amazing divas at their audition!

The amazing divas at their audition!

Are you all up for a bit of Diva Fever?! 🙂 Well with the stunning Craig’s (Yes I know it will never happen. I’m not deluded! But I can still look and I know a good-looking man when I see one! :-)) 25th birthday coming up soon (the 4th of March) I thought it would be fitting to put up part two of the best of the divas on YouTube! So sit back and enjoy some more wonderful videos of the two hotties! :-):

Video 1: Diva Fever at Judge’s Houses:

Dressed all in white the lads bid for a place in the 2010 X Factor finals which they didn’t get and then they did which was brilliant. Here they are at mentor Simon Cowell’s house in 2010:

Video 2: Sunderland Pride 2013:

The lads performing at Sunderland Pride last year singing Queen’s Don’t Stop Me Now. Love them, love the song. Fab! :-):

Video 3: Singing Don’t Stop Believing:

The divas do their version of Don’t Stop Believing for Chicago Town Pizza. Fun! :-):

Video 4: Performing Sunny in the first live show:

Relive their first live show performance of Sunny. 🙂 Complete with a shiny disco ball graphic, dancers and a Bucks Fizz/Marija Naumova style moment, this is what Saturday Night TV is all about!:

Video 5: Performing Barbara Streisand in the second live show:

This was the first time I heard the song. The next time was Glee. 🙂 Another fab, fun performance. :-):

Video 6: Diva Fever and other X Factor acts including Jedward, Rylan and Jonny Robinson return:

Every year we need an entertainment act and that was missing this year on the show but what is even better than one entertainment act? Getting many of the best entertainment acts to appear on X Factor on stage together. I do wish Diva Fever were in it a bit more but still it was pretty fabulous and they did what they had to do very well as always. :-):

Video 7: Stoke Pride 2013:

This is the first of two videos of their performance at Stoke Pride last year. Enjoy! :-):

Video 8: Stoke Pride 2013:

And here’s the second part. Again enjoy! :-):

Video 9: Diva Fever on the flight back from Ireland:

The lads on the plane on the way back from Ireland:

Video 10: Walk In The Park 2011:

Performing Cee Lo Green’s Forget You, the amazing duo do another fabulously entertaining performance. :-):

The Xtra Factor Highlights 2013!

Matt and Caroline did a great job on this year's The Xtra Factor!

Matt and Caroline did a great job on this year’s The Xtra Factor!

Last year as well as enjoying The X Factor I enjoyed The Xtra Factor too! And here I am going to give you my five highlights from the show in no particular order!

Highlight 1: Matt Richardson:

It was excellent to see new presenter Matt Richardson make his debut on The Xtra Factor. He is a guy who has everything. He’s a great presenter, he’s funny, he seems down-to-earth and lovely and he’s funny. Particular highlights include his fake audition for X Factor which just cracked me up, his and Caroline piece on bringing back contestants for another audition at the arena, his winkie his bath-time with Matt, all the hanging out with the contestants moments and his moments with the audience especially with his mum, dad and Johnny Robinson. Him and Caroline did a great job!

Highlight 2: Louis’s Boys:

The three of Louis’s boys Sam, Nicholas and Luke were lovely and down-to-earth this year and I loved their interviews on The Xtra Factor.

Highlight 3: Olly Murs’s and Robbie Williams’s Night Out With The Contestants:

When the remaining guys at the time had a night out with Olly and Robbie that looked fun!

Highlight 4: The Guests:

There was many great contestants including Olly Murs, Rylan Clark, Barbara Winsor, Dynamo,Union J, The Vamps, Louis and Niall from One Direction, Matt Johnson, Ashwin Abinashi, Leona Lewis and Katy B as well as all the fun contestants were back to dance to The Vamps at the end that week including Diva Fever, Johnny Robinson and Wagner.

Highlight 5: Great Auditions:

I thought Lee Lambert and Ryan Davis were brilliant.

The Best Diva Fever YouTube Vids Part 1!

The amazing Diva Fever!

The amazing Diva Fever!

I loved Diva Fever on The X Factor in 2010 and I really enjoy watching their vids on YouTube so I have decided to compile the best of their YouTube fabulousness which is not an easy job because every one of their vids is great (Hence why we shall be having more than one part to this and will still be leaving out good vids!) So all that’s left to do is say enjoy the first part and be introduced to or reacquainted with the amazingly entertaining duo that is Diva Fever a.k.a. Craig Saggers and Josef Al-Smadi. 🙂

Video 1: Diva Fever’s X Factor Audition

We have to really start with the lads’ audition where they wowed with the amazing Tina Turner’s Proud Mary. On a personal note I also quite enjoyed Let It Be by The Beatles too. I’m a major Beatles fan. I remember listening to the greatest hits of The Beatles growing up for hours on end but I’m going to stop rambling now about myself and let you all enjoy the video and Craig’s famous line of, “I’m singing for my life up here ‘cos I ain’t having a no!” :

Video 2: Tequila The Fish:

Joe has a fish called Tequila and in this video she is drinking water from a Tequila bottle which Joe pours into her tank. When her little mouth started drinking it down I nearly died. It’s the best craic especially if you like animals and I thoroughly enjoyed it and I’m sure you will too. She’s defo my kind of fish! 🙂 :

Video 3 : Performing At The NSPCC ChildLine Ball 2012:

This was a charity gig in 2012 where the guys performed Maroon 5’s Moves Like Jagger and Tina Turner’s Proud Mary while having banter with the crowd and at one stage going down into the crowd. :

Video 4: Diva Fever Been Interviewed At Manchester Pride 2013:

Here is a quite recent interview with the lads where they talk about upcoming gigs, plans for Eurovision and the ad they did for The X Factor with various acts from over the years and much more. Love the interviewer too. I think he’s fab! I keep thinking watching him that I’m slightly like the female version of him though not as fab! :

Video 5: Diva Fever’s First Live Performance When They Left The X Factor In Maidstone crowd With Mr.E.Productions :

Their first performance since The X Factor in 2010 where they sang songs they sung on the show, Sunny by Bobby Hebb, Barbara Striesand by Duck Sauce, I Will Survive by Gloria Gaynor (My song after one too many Heinekens! I love Heineken, we’re having a love affair! :-)) and Proud Mary by good old Tina:

Video 6: Diva Fever Dancefloor Lover and Like Fire:

Diva Fever put up samples of two songs they recorded. I thought they were very good and very Scissor Sisters-esque. Good job guys! :-):

Video 7: Diva Fever Live From Studio Five:

Following their departure from The X Factor show this was one of their interviews:

Video 8: Diva Fever On This Morning With The Equally Amazing Storm Lee:

Another interview which they did after leaving the show. I do love Craig’s honesty, “Get us a bit of money because he’s got enough of it himself!” :-):

Video 9: Diva Fever On Daybreak With Storm Lee:

This was also following their departure from the show and was on Daybreak. Very funny. :-):

Video 10: Diva Fever On The Alan Titchmarsh Show:

The divas appear on The Alan Titchmarsh Show!:

Hope you enjoy! More soon! 🙂