X Factor Concert Review!

 

On the 20th of February I went to the yearly X Factor concert which took place at the 3Arena with my mum and my sister. It was a good night out. Seann Miley Moore and Anton Stephens were huge highlights on the night. Seann Miley Moore’s performance of David Bowie’s Life On Mars was emotional after the death of David Bowie. The crowd all raised their phones and lights in tribute to Bowie which was a beautiful moment. Miley Moore’s voice is outstanding and flowed wonderfully around the arena on both this song and his other solo of the night Queen’s The Show Must Go On. Anton Stephans was also brilliant with his solos of One Sweet Day, Dance With My Father and in particular I Am Changing.

Further highlights included their group number of Downtown, Lauren Murray’s performance of You Don’t Own Me, Reggie N Bollie’s What Makes You Beautiful / Cheerleader, Louisa Johnson’s Billie Jean and Maison Noise’s Men In Black as well as duets like Shaun Miley Moore’s and 4th Impact’s mash­up of Fancy / Rich Girl and Che Chesterman’s and Lauren Murray’s duet of Valerie.

My Current Favourites In X Factor 2015!

This year’s X Factor competition is well underway and this year it’s been all about the boys category for me. In addition their mentor Nick Grimshaw is my favourite judge on the show.

So basically six of my current favourites are the six boys in the boys’ category but let’s take a look at my nine current favourites from this year’s show:

Seann Miley Moore

Anyone who can sing a Queen song brilliantly has me from the off and watching Seann’s audition of Queen’s The Show Must Go On was one of those incredible moments where you think yeah you totally deserve to be doing this. I think Seann is the best singer in the show this year and is therefore my winner. He is also a great performer and has such excellent style. He also is a really nice guy. Good luck Seann! 🙂

Ben Clark

Ben has this very authentic, passionate vocal brimming with edge. He also is a nice guy, quite shy and introverted which is always nice because us introverts are usually nice people. He’s a pure rocker and is my second favourite in the competition this year.

Mason Noise

I’m delighted Mason’s back. I honestly don’t get why some people don’t like him. He had his opinion and the last time I looked having your own mind and opinion was a good thing. It was a professional, artistic debate he was having with Simon Cowell and I personally think there was nothing wrong with saying how he felt. And to be honest I agreed with him. If a competition is to be done fairly everyone should have the same amount of time on the TV, like on The Voice programmes. I think for himself he should put it in the past now and hopefully Simon will do the same. Mason has this edgy coolness about him and he is talented. He is a nice guy and is my third favourite this year.

Che Chesterman

Che is a very good soul singer. I also like his personality. I actually like all the lads in Nick’s category’s personalities. In another year maybe I’d be backing him for live shows but I just prefer the other three lads but he is a very good singer.

Simon Lynch

I like the musical theatre side to Simon’s voice and he’s a nice guy. It is a very strong category, like Che maybe in another year I’d be backing him for the live shows but he is talented.

Josh Daniel

Geez Nick does have a difficult old decision on his hands, doesn’t he?! The final act in Nick’s category is Josh who has a very good soul/pop voice. Again he’s a nice guy and in another year maybe I’d be backing him for live shows but he is a good singer.

Chloe Paige

Chloe is great. I love her whole hippie style and (speaking as a hippie!) we need a hippie on the show at live shows! She also has a great voice showcased very much by her very brave decision to sing Amazing Grace acapella at the Six Chairs round. She’s a nice girl and is my favourite of the girls.

Max Stone

I like his personality and his vocals. He’s brilliant and I was glad he got through tonight although I would have put Jennifer through too.

Anton Stephens

Anton’s vocal is so powerful and he’s a nice man. I also adore his dog Honey. 🙂

Andrea Faustini Lands Record Deal!

Former X Factor finalist Andrea Faustini has signed a record deal with RCA. The 20-year-old Italian is set to release an album consisting of original material later in the year.

“Only a year ago I was a normal student in Italy with a dream to sing. Thanks to the UK public my dream is about to become a reality and I can’t wait to work with RCA and show everyone what I can do.”

– Andrea speaking about the great news.

And he is already in the recording studio working on new music while also participating on the X Factor tour. Busy indeed! He has posted a photograph on his Twitter page saying:

Andrea will join forces with some successful songwriters to create the debut album though names have not been announced yet. In the meantime Andrea celebrated his achievement of securing a record deal last week with a meal at fast food chain Five Guys.

Congrats Andrea! All the best of luck! 🙂

Watch Andrea sing Michael Jackson’s Earth Song here: