My Opinion On The Last Five In X-Factor!

 

We have reached the final 5 in this year’s X-Factor and next week promises to be a treat after the jukebox landed on Louis Loves meaning eight of Louis’ favourites next week as the artists will perform two tracks each from this week. Very exciting! But what is my take on the final five acts vying for X-Factor 2016 glory? (And what songs do I think they should sing at some stage before the end?) Read on to find out …

Emily Middlemas

 

I’m not really crazy about Emily’s voice. I did think she was good at Judges Houses but outside of then I haven’t being that impressed. On the plus side she is going to be doing a fast song for the first time in the competition this week and it’ll be nice to see how she does it.

Songs: I’m So Excited by The Pointer Sisters
From Eden by Hozier

Five After Midnight

 

The lads have had some ropey weeks. In my opinion their performances of Valerie, Thriller and Try A Little Tenderness weren’t great. But other than that they had had some very good weeks and are clearly a talented and polished act. I really like them and they are my second favourite from the top five. They are one of two acts left that I think with the right songs could have a very good career outside of the competition.

Songs: Yeah! by Usher ft. Lil John, Ludacris
Where Is The Love? by The Black Eyed Peas

Honey G

 

Honey G isn’t the greatest singer or rapper in the world but I do admire in a way that she gets up there when it’s clear that she isn’t if that makes sense. It’s almost like a punk attitude in a more commercial setting. I think the amount of hate she gets is pretty ridiculous. It’s only a singing competition after all and as viewers we are meant to judge whether we think someone is good or not, not take hates against people. And it is brave of her to get up there every week despite the level of criticism thrown her way so regularly.

Songs: Straight Outta Compton by N.W.A.
Bust A Move by Young MC

Matt Terry

 

Like Emily, I am not that crazy about Matt’s voice. Considering he is odds on favourite as I write this it’s probably an opinion that’s in the minority. I loved his version of She’s Out Of My Life at Judges Houses but otherwise I haven’t being impressed by his performances. I love Sam Smith and Matt’s performance of Writing’s On The Wall to me wasn’t great this week.

Songs: 7 Years by Lukas Graham
She’s Like The Wind by Patrick Swayze

Saara Aalto

Saara is my favourite. I think she is so professional. She’s a great singer and performer and she hasn’t did a bad performance in the whole show. Her performance of It’s Oh So Quiet by Bjork in particular was excellent as was Enough Is Enough. Like Five After Midnight with the right songs she could have a great career outside of the competition. She’s an all-rounder.

Songs: Nothing Compares To You by Sinead O’Connor
Walking On Broken Glass by Annie Lennox

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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. 🙂

The X Factor Concert 2015 Review!

Recently my mum, sister and I went to The X Factor 2015 concert at the Three Arena.

We had a lovely time at the concert with everyone been brilliant live. My favourites live though were Ben, Andrea and Stevi. This year for the first time (well in the last three years anyway) there was an announcement of who was coming next which my mum has been saying for ages and she was right, it really worked with the show. The lightening was amazing and all the effects were too. Fleur and Stevi were surprises because I didn’t think they were going to be as good as they were and they were great. Fleur’s standout was Thriller and Stevi’s was Footloose. He’s not a bad singer and a great entertainer. Fleur has both the singing and the dancing skills. I don’t know how she does the two together and sometimes in heels too!

Andrea has this incredible emotive voice. It’s so amazing. You kind of sit there in awe. He’s brilliant. He sang four songs including my personal favourite cover of his Earth Song and then Ben is just as hot in reality. But his accent is even sexier. It’s very Croydon and very beautiful. He did six songs which included my favourite of his Highway To Hell which I just completely rocked out to of course! It was so lovely seeing a rocker as the winner and that reflected quite a lot with the crowd because there was more rockers than usual. He’s the best winner I’ve seen in the three years.

Lauren also gave a brilliant, slowed-down performance of Happy while Only The Young gave a fun uptempo performance of I Want You Back. Stereo Kicks done a lovely job of a Beatles medley while Jay sang Sigma’s Changing well.

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:

Text Santa Best Bits!

Phillip Schofield recently did a 24-hour run-up to this year’s Text Santa so these top ten highlights are a combination of his 24-hour pre-show and tonight’s Text Santa event, Good Morning Britain and the Catchphrase show. Enjoy and make sure you help charity!

Phillip Schofield abseils

Ben Haenow Sings

Couldn’t find a vid but he was brilliant and he was super hot as always! 🙂

X Factor Contestants

McBusted

Text Santa Quiz

Jean Martyn & Reality Show Contestants

Couldn’t find vids of the rest of the talent show contestants back. Sorry! 😦

Downton Abbey

Birds of a Feather

I couldn’t find a video but it was so funny and Paul O’ Grady was playing Santa.

Catchphrase

Union J & Emmerdale Morrisons

Union J also were in the Morrisons ads been all Christmassy! 🙂

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The charities been helped are:

Alzheimer’s Society
Guide Dogs
Marie Curie Cancer Care
Teenage Cancer Trust
Together for Short Lives
WellChild

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