Well done Matt blah blah blah…I just didn’t care about the final this year. It took too long to announce and I was bummed One Direction didn’t get through to the final two. Now that Dannii has had a winning act, does that mean she will still be a judge next year? There are rumours that Simons replacement next year will be James Corden (who is as qualified to judge singing as Alisha Dixon is to judge dancing). I will miss Cheryl if she goes to the US next year, and I hope Louis stays on- he is a dafty but a sincere dafty.
The duets section on Saturday was so cringy! Xtina/Rebecca looked very akward and Matt looked like he needed a cold water hose-down within 20 seconds of Rhianna appearing on stage. Robbie did a good job with the boys, and it was nice to hear from Simon that he had made an effort in rehearsals to put the act at ease.
Sunday was boring, a series of tedious re-caps interspersed with an appearance from the now ubiquitous Take That, finalist songs and mental outside broadcasts (face pizza anyone?!). By the time the results were shown I was finding it hard to care, in my view Matt and Rebecca will release the same sort of bland music that Leona/Burke/McElderry have done in the past. I will be looking forward to seeing what Cher releases, hopefully something genuinely current and exciting (maybe with a little help from Cheryl?).
I didn’t enjoy the parading of the ‘wacky’ auditionees, that felt exploitative and unnecessary.
Did anyone catch The Xtra Factor where Konnie revealed that at the Bootcamp stage, 2 out of the 4 judges thought that Gamu was going to win…Ouch.
I am beginning to grow fond of One Direction, they have embraced the One Piece Tracksuit (Click for amazing pic!) and seem nice enough young men. My only issue is with Liam, who doesn’t seem to fit very well in the boyband mould. I think he only made it for his vocal ability, rather than his charm or stage presence, which I think is why he didn’t get past Bootcamp before. The rest more than make up for it, and I think they will defo be in the final.
I am a bit worried about tonight, I hope that Mary leaves! I will be really annoyed if she doesn’t get the boot. None of the others deserve to go, but I really mega hope Cher doesn’t get the bullet. She is aggressive looking and talks like a simpleton, but I would much rather watch her do the ‘celeb duet’ part of the final than Rebecca or Matt. Imagine her rapping away with the BEP or Alicia Keys!? Wicked, innit!