Where do you even begin to start after the nonstop sighs and blows from this week’s X Factor?
During the past turbulent week, Frankie was axed from the competition after breaking an X Factor golden rule, with rumours and allegations flying about exactly what he did wrong. In an interview, the wild child put it finely: ‘I’ve got to stop being a little s**t.’ Yes, yes you do Frankie. no go up to your room. You’re grounded.
With ‘Skankie Frankie’ out of the competition, producers decided in a miraculous twist of fate to give the show’s first four rejected contestants the chance to come back. Phones and social media went wild for 2 Shoes, Amelia Lily, Jonjo and James.
Amelia Lily was a So So Gay favourite from her first audition, so we hit the phones. Her mature rock pop voice is both overwhelming and delicate. with an impressive 41.4 per cent of the vote, pink haired Lily was back in the show and astounded everyone with a polished and powerful rendition of Queen’s ‘The show must go On’.
In this week’s Lady Gaga versus Queen-themed week we were in for some treats. Marcus ‘wears-tighter-trousers-than-Olly-Murs’ Collins did a slick cover of ‘another One Bites The Dust’. we love Marcus: his cheeky grin, cute bum and Jack Russell puppy energy level. Fingers and toes and legs crossed he reaches the final.
We were treated to an audio-delight from the little Mix mash-up of Lady Gaga’s ‘Telephone’ and Queen’s ‘Radio Gaga’. however, more needs to be done with the girls. Throwing some neon colours and a heavy bass line into every track is getting boring, plus their vocals need to get tighter. They are a great girl band, but there needs to be more of a unity and harmony about them: they still look like a bunch of teenage schoolgirls practising for the end of year talent show – albeit with a huge budget.
Craig Colton gay-gurned his way through Gaga’s ‘Paparazzi’ – his version was almost identical to her own Radio 1 Live Lounge cover. his just had better lighting. there is no doubting Craig’s singing ability, but he’s so boring and predictable every week. plus he always sings very feminine ballads. We’d like to see him rock out a bit with something more diverse and masculine.
Will the voters for Janet Devlin please stand up? Stop it! The flame-haired leprechaun struggled out of her comfort zone singing a lacklustre cover of Queen’s ‘somebody To Love’. if Janet is to bring out an album, on this evidence it’ll sound like 65 minutes of a drowned racoon with variety of Corrs-style backing tracks. She’s had her chance on this show and has proven she’s not got what it takes to be a successful recording artist.
In the bottom two this week were Misha B and Kitty.
Misha toned her performance down with a sophisticated cover of ‘Born This Way’ by Lady Gaga. Her vocals continue to amaze many, but are clearly not connecting with the wider British public. Resident X Factor mentalist Kitty Brucknell banshee’d her way through ‘Don’t Stop Me Now’.
Neither singer deserved to be in the bottom two. after a tough decision from the judges, Kitty was sent home, but not without one final wail of ‘Born this Way’ and a goodbye hug from the Mother Monster herself. she might be a bit crazy, but we love her drive, dedication and passion. It’s a safe bet we’ll be seeing her again, whether we like it or not!
With the next show only six days away now, what more controversy and dramz can we be faced with? Hold on to your knickers, gays. All systems are go on The Desperation Factor!
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