Posts Tagged ‘Cheryl Cole’

Douchebags and Slags | Ashley Cole

February 23, 2010

I nominate Ashley Cole for Rants of a Diva‘s feature: ‘People Who Can Suck It

Why is this man such a wanker? Is he trying to be the UK’s Tiger Woods? Sex, lies, and heartbreak, Ashley Cole has been there before. This time around he’s down for lewd texting and dirty pic sending with, what now?, 5 WOMEN! How could he be cheat on his wife like that? ON CHERYL COLE nevertheless! Your seriously hurting the poor girl. Thankfully she’s most likely gonna leave your ass. These past few weeks have proven that Cheryl has chosen to focus on her career and not settle down with him to have a family like she wanted. It is sad, that is all she wanted. At least she is pretty much at an all time high career wise so she still has that to go on. At the moment she seems like she wants to just escape it all, i.e. leaving for America, but who can blame her. I wish her the best and I wish that he’d land on Dame James’ ‘People Who Can Suck It‘ list.

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2009 Aloud: Favorite Albums

January 3, 2010

With 2009 done and a new decade looming here is a reflection on my top 10 favorite albums from the past year…

10. Been Waiting (Deluxe Edition) – Jessica Mauboy // The debut album from Australian Idol winner Jessica Mauboy, was first released in November 2008 in her home country, but was given a Japanese release in late 2009, which is when I discovered it. She has a great voice and it shows over the course of the album. The (6!) singles are great and most of the rest of the tracks remain consistent. My only complaints would be the terrible rendition of “Time After Time” and the album’s lack of true originality. It’s predictable R&B productions and pleasant poppy points aren’t anything new, but at least they are done well and are very enjoyable. Key Tracks: “Running Back”, “Burn”, and “Up/Down”.

9. Kris Allen – Kris Allen // Oh how I love me some Kris Allen. The second Idol series winner on my list is also making his debut on the music scene in 2009. On the show we saw him week after week tackle a range of songs and make them his own, most notably Kanye West’s “Heartless”. Unfortunately it didn’t exactly translate well. His debut album is a little less than stellar with only about 7 of the 14 tracks living up to his true talent. Most of the problem is the amount of slow monotonous  tracks. The album’s true highlights are the fantastic tracks: “Alright With Me”, “Written All Over My Face”, “Bring It Back”, and “Before We Come Undone”. If Kris just followed my blueprint post (Makeover!: Kris Allen’s post-Idol debut goes from drab to fab in four easy steps.) that I did this album surely would have placed much higher. Still it remains a good album that marks one of the years best, for me. Key Tracks:”Alright With Me”, “Written All Over My Face”, and “Before We Come Undone”.

8. She Wolf – Shakira // “She Wolf” was a single that was definitely different and unexpected, yet I’d expect her to do something like it. Too weird? My apologizes. This album marks a great new sound for Shakira and while being new it doesn’t feel like an alien sound for her to tackle. In all it about 10 tracks and 3 translations, which is ok, I would have liked to see a track or two more. The there is good (“Did It Again”), and there is bad (“Good Stuff”), but ultimately I like this album. Not as brilliant as Laundry Service, but on par with Oral Fixation, Vol. 1. I feel that it should have been more successful then it was, but that’s life. Key Tracks: “Did It Again”, “She Wolf”, and “Why Wait”.

7. It’s Not Me, It’s You – Lily Allen // Lily’s beautiful sophomore album is a collection of soft electropop filled with great lyrics and perfect vocals. From start to finish this album feels very cohesive and done so brilliantly. It’s hard to single out favorite tracks because all are on the same level of brilliance. Even the spawned bonus tracks and b sides (“Fag Hag” and “Kabul Shit”) fit the bill. The topics she covers in her lyrics range from lousy lays to ageist ways. Even a well done slam at our old president makes an appearance on here and is probably one the best bashings I’ve heard about him since P!nk’s “Dear Mr. President”, okay it’s like the only other one I’ve heard, but whatever! It’s good, ok!? My anticipation for this album was meet with material that delivers. Key Tracks: “22”, “Fuck You”, and “The Fear”.

6. Here We Go Again – Demi Lovato // Demi gets a little less Disney this time around and has done it a lot more successfully than her peers. With her sophomore album Here We Go Again we get a more mature set of tracks, well for the most part. Once you get past the horror that is “Gift Of A Friend” and “So Far So Great” (which have no place on the album) you have an amazing collection of collaboration between Demi herself and songwriting talent like of Jon McLaughlin (“Falling Over Me” and “Every Time You Lie”)  and John Mayer (“World Of Chances”). Minus the two horrors, the rest of the album’s tracks are amazing pop rock tracks well delivered by Miss Lovato’s powerful young voice. For the next album I’d like her to get even more mature and completely shed the Disney influence on her music. Key Tracks: “Every Time You Lie”, “Got Dynamite”, and “Quiet”.

5. 3 Words – Cheryl Cole // While being a rather disappointing debut for the Girls Aloud member and The X Factor judge, Cheryl Cole has still wowed me enough the make my top 5 this year. The decision to place her this high was a result of the sheer play count I’ve raked up on my iTunes for 6 of the 12 tracks on the album. Alright I’m just gonna say it… I LOVE CHERYL COLE. Overlook “Rain On Me”, “Stand Up”, and “Don’t Talk About This Love”, all of which should be replaced by her B Sides “Boys” and “Didn’t I”, and you have a pretty good album highlighted by the track  “Parachute” (the upcoming third single co-written by Ingrid Michaelson). The beats make the best tracks on this album great dancing hits, but still nothing on here comes close to her work with Girls Aloud. Main Post: Cheryl Cole: 3 Words | Album ReviewKey Tracks: “Parachute”, “3 Words”, and “Fight For This Love”.

4. Turn It Up – Pixie Lott // UK newcomer Pixie Lott is one of my favorite new artists to hit the scene this past year. Her number one hits “Mama Do (Uh Oh, Uh Oh)” and “Boys And Girls” and her third single “Cry Me Out” blew me away and earned high spots on my 2009 Aloud: Favorite Singles list. As for the rest of her debut album Turn It Up shines as one of the years best. Her amazing vocals power through a somewhat conventionally planned out album that delivers great pop music. With the exception of “Jack”, I’m a big fan of all of the tracks on the album, which Pixie, herself, helped write. One track that I have to point out because it’s basically screaming single is “Here We Go Again”, a brilliant dance track produced by RedOne (one of my favorite producers), if you haven’t heard it your missing out. In the end Pixie Lott’s Turn It Up is a conventional, yet well made pop album deserving of a top spot on my 2009 year end list. Key Tracks: “Boys And Girls”, “Here We Go Again”, and “Mama Do (Uh Oh, Uh Oh)”.

3. BoA (Deluxe Version) – BoA // I’m not even sure how I came about BoA’s debut American album earlier this year, but I’m glad I did. While the South Korean singer doesn’t posses the strongest vocals ever, she sure as hell made one killer of a dance album loaded with R&B tinged pop beats and lyrics. Every tracks is a sure mover and you can see how well it reflects her… I mean just check out the video for “Eat You Up”! That girl can sure move! The album dropped in about March of 2009 and by fall she had released a deluxe version that only made it even more outstanding. The beats beg you to move, the verses urge you to sing along as you dance the night away. This is both a fun and sexy album and has easily earned the a spot in my top three for the year. Key Tracks: “Eat You Up”, “I Did It For Love (feat. Sean Garrett)”, and “Did Ya”.

2. The Fame Monster – Lady GaGa // A very close second goes to possibly one of the greatest entertainers of the last decade. Her talent is seemingly endless as she spills out hit after hit. This album is no exception, with only 8 tracks Lady GaGa proves she has what it takes to stay on top after the massive hit album The Fame. My love for this album was reluctant at first, but somehow that’s how I first react to some of the greatest albums I know (i.e. Tangled Up, the forth studio album by the stellar Girls Aloud). The lead single “Bad Romance” is ridiculously outstanding not to mention the other masterpieces… “Telephone (feat. Beyoncé)” and “Monster”. How she does it I’ll never know.  I do still have a few things I wish that had happened with this album like me like “Speechless” more than I do and the inclusion of some of those killer demos floating around like “Dirty Ice Cream”, “Fever”, “No Way”, and “Reloaded (feat. Rodney Jenkins)”. Key Tracks: “Telephone (feat. Beyoncé)”, “Bad Romance”, and “Monster”.

1. Hassle – Erik Hassle // Swedish pop singer Erik Hassle’s debut album Hassle is hands down my choice as my number one favorite album of 2009. Every single track on this album is a perfect production of one my favorite variations of the pop genre. His take on the singer-songwriteresque branch of pop music is amazing. The outstanding and thoughtful vocals and lyrics he dedicates to each track shines through out the album. From the catchy hook ‘of all the lonely people, I wanna be loved by you’ in “Wanna Be Loved” to the beautiful verses and sweet sounds of his voice in “All That I Wanted Was You”, Erik has nailed this debut with a brilliant album which is set for international release sometime in early 2010. Which now that I think about it… Would it be legit to include it on my 2010 list too? Hmm. So the winner for my favorite album of 2009 and best debut goes to Erik Hassle!! Key Tracks: “Don’t Bring Flowers”, “Hurtful”, and “Wanna Be Loved”.

Honorable Mentions: They are all great albums, but these few didn’t quite make my top ten… La Roux’s La Roux , Alexandra Burke’s Overcome, JLS’ JLS, Frankmusik’s Complete Me, Kelly Clarkson’s All I Ever Wanted, and Annie’s Don’t Stop.

Biggest Disappointment: The Saturdays’ Wordshaker album. Their sophomore effort was possibly one of the year’s worst albums, and after the amazing debut Chasing Lights I am shocked and completely disappointed. Not one track shines above the rest and that’s even if your able to tell that the track has changed (they all sound painfully similar). Hopefully they go back to the sound they had with their genius debut and forget this mess.

Check Out Last Year’s List @ My Favorite Albums of 2008

Wanna know my favorite singles for 2009? Check out: 2009 Aloud: Favorite Singles

Quick Notes on The X Factor | Live Show + Results 8

November 29, 2009

It’s a sad sad day. Granted I knew this moment was bound to come sooner or later seeing as we are drawing to a close on The X Factor, but the pain! THE PAIN in my heart! I’m pretty much devoting this post to my man Lloyd. Too Soon man, too soon.

Lets relive some of my favorite Lloyd moments, shall we?

Ahh, who can forget the love at first sight/sound:

We struggled a bit in the beginning with song choice, didn’t we Cheryl (Still love you girl)?! But Lloyd sure did try his best and worked with what he was given like on ‘Bleeding Love’ from Live Show 2. Beautiful verses and bridges, only a little rough on that chorus:

Through the course of the competition you’ve really strived to give it your all and you’ve really grown as a performer week after week. Let’s take a look at some of my favorite Live Show performances:

MY FAVORITE:

and of course, there is his amazing farewell performance of ‘A Million Love Songs’:

He finished that song wonderfully, no? I like to pretend he is singing it to me.

Well it’s been a good time while it’s lasted. I think he’s done an amazing job, especially for being only 16. He’s grown so much as a performer thanks to this opportunity and I hope to see more of him in the future. I LOVE YOU LLOYD.

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In other X Factor news:

Louis Walsh is an asshole and shouldn’t make such horrible jokes about contestants, especially not given his position as a judge. My hatred for Mr. Walsh knows no bounds at this moment.

I really loved Joe‘s performance of the Elton John song ‘Sorry[…]”. Yeah Joe!

Olly was fantastic! Both songs oozed amazing! He is just so talented and fun. Like always, Olly’s my pick to win.

If I had it my way…

Top 3: Olly, Lucie, Lloyd

in reality it will be (hopefully)…

Top 3: Olly, Joe, Stacey

Next week won’t be the same with out my Lloyd, but with Olly around I’m sure I’ll manage because he has THE X FACTOR!!! [outro music here]

Quick Notes on The X Factor | Live Show 7

November 22, 2009

With six singers left in the competition the bar keeps on rising. This week the contestants sung a collection of songs by George Michael and Wham!. I think it was a pretty good theme choice; I was kinda more excited for Queen week, but you win some and you lose some folks just thank god it wasn’t country week … wait. It wouldn’t make sense to a country week in the UK would it? I apologize, I’m still stuck on an American Idol format. Last night I was wowed by most of the singers, with the exception of Jedward of course. Lets go ahead and get down to business, yeah?

  • Starting the show off was mister Lloyd Daniels, I’m really excited to see that he is improving week after week now. This definitely one of his more comfortable performances and also one of his most well executed vocally. I loved his new haircut and I’m, yet again, falling more and more in love with this guy. I’m anxious to see who goes home tonight, please not my boy Lloydsters.
  • Next was the lovely Stacey Solomon with yet another great performance. I’d have to say that I’m more in love with her personality though and I’m not really hoping she makes it to the top 3.
  • Jedward‘s performance this week, and pretty much every week, was horrible. I’m really annoyed they have made it this far. If anyone deserves to go home it is them. The vocals are always off if you can even hear them as they are being drowned out by the rest of the sideshow going on. British people, please send them home.
  • Danyl did yet another ballad all big and facially over exaggerated… surprise! I’m am yet again bored by him and I think he’d make a boring X Factor winner. Though on a somewhat good note for him, I think Cheryl was a bit off when she said he was flat. Girl don’t pull a Paula and go crazy on us! Your better than that.
  • My absolute favorite and top choice to be crowned this years champ is Olly Murs. This week he was given a great song (‘Fastlove’) that really helped him show a bit more of a contemporary side while being completely sexy. Week after week he delivers the best and i’m always looking forward to seeing him. Louis was actually spot on for a change! Olly can be a great popstar. Ok let’s just get this out of the way now…. I LOVE YOU OLLY! WOO! Well now that’s better… let’s continue, shall we?
  • Finishing up the night is the very very attractive, cute, and talented Joseph McElderry. I’m still not a huge fan of his voice, just a matter of preference I guess, but I think he has been doing well.  I would like to see him make the top 3 and also do more upbeat tracks because he’s starting to get  little boring to me.

Well I’m waiting for the results! Sadly I’ll get them behind everyone else, but oh well. JEDWARD MUST LEAVE. LET US NOT FORGET LUCIE! I miss her.

To check out the performances of this week and previous weeks click here to visit the shows YouTube channel.

Quick Notes on The X Factor | Live Show 5

November 7, 2009

Let’s just start this off by saying that I’m enamored with Cheryl Cole’s accent. I just LOVE it! But on to business… It being movie week and all we have to get serious and to the point. I’ve just finished watching all of the performances a la YouTube (unfortunately), so I may voice my idea before tomorrow’s results.

  • Joe, man your cute, but your voice just doesn’t do it for me. It’s a good vocal and all, but I just don’t care for him. Oh and Cheryl… ‘The Circle of Life’? Really? I say no.
  • Jedward was sickly entertaining in the train wreck sort of sense, but I for one am sick of seeing them week after week. Britain, why?
  • Da… bored, next.
  • Lucie‘s was given a great song choice in, my opinion, I think she did an great job with it. In comparison to the original though, it’s not as good, but she is definitely one of my choices for the top 3.
  • I honestly don’t enjoy Jamie‘s performances, I never have. I really just don’t think that he is vocally impressive or artistically impressive and lacks The X Factor. At this moment I’d imagine I would be getting an audience full of boos.
  • This week Lloyd had a better song to perform and it had it’s great moments, but it also had it’s sour points. I do realize that he isn’t the best vocalist, but I am absolutely head over heels for this kid. Ideally I would like to see him go all the way to the top 3 just so I can see him more. May he not be in the bottom this week please!
  • Olly was simply the best of the night! He is a strong performer that just blows me away week after week. I would like to see him do more contemporary tunes like had Cheryl said. I’m whole heartedly all about Olly for the win!
  • I love her personality and adore her energy, but I’m not too big into Stacey. Her performances are good, for the most part, but she just isn’t someone I’d want to hear record an album. I do applaud her performance tonight though, because it was a definite step up in confidence and stage presence. Okay upon review I have most definitely changed my mind. I loved that performance!

Tomorrow night I’m really hoping Jedward leave. To see Danyl or Jamie in the bottom 2 with them would be nice. Please Britain, just not my Lloyd! On a final note, I just have to say that one of my favorite performances for a movie week has to Kris Allen’s ‘Falling Slowly‘ from American Idol.

Quick Notes on The X Factor | Live Show 4

November 2, 2009

This week’s dreadful theme was Rock, thank you Simon Cowell. While it wasn’t my favorite week so far, some of the acts did shine. Though no one really gave the best performance of the season (series), last night went really fairly well. Anyways here are my quick notes on the Live Show and the Results…

  • Olly was great, no surprise, though I do prefer Kris Allen’s performance of ‘Come Together’ which he did it on American Idol early this year. But sadly Kris didn’t show a little skin, good on you Olly!
  • Why Britain? Why are John & Edward still here and why did you vote them through to next week?
  • Rachel was fine. I just don’t care for her, Jamie, and Danyl.
  • Jamie… yawn.
  • I like Stacy but I thought her performance of Keane was kinda bad. Sure she seemed to have more performance skills showing, but vocally she ruined the song. It was like loud one line then quiet then next and she was just trying to take it everywhere.
  • Olly is so freaking sexy. Do you remember that time we ripped open his shirt?
  • Wow can you say depressing? I agree with Cheryl and Dannii on Danyl‘s performance. That whole thing was just so depressing.
  • This week was definitely Lloyd‘s worst performance. While he was looking very confident, that song was just a horrible choice. Cheryl is really getting it wrong with him. I wept a little because I’m so in love with him.
  • Lucie was given a song perfect for her! ‘Sweet Child O’ Mine’?! Way to go Dannii! Not as stunning last week of course, but it was very very good. I was hoping she would have taken it more like the Taken By Tree’s version rather than the original, that would have been amazing!
  • Now with Joe Cheryl’s song choice was spot on! ‘Don’t Stop Believing’ was an amazing song for Joe, while typically I don’t care for Joe’s vocals, this week I thought it all worked out really well! He did a great job. He is very cute when he performs.
  • I liked the dancer’s in ‘Don’t Stop Believing’.

Okay now the Results:

  • As soon as I seen Lloyd in the bottom two I was near tears.
  • Rachel wasn’t a surprise.
  • After an agonizing sing off and a judges vote, which I’m so glad they went with the public vote, I was finally relieved to see that the public had voted Rachel out.
  • BTW what’s next weeks theme?

Cheryl Cole: 3 Words | Album Review

October 25, 2009

3 WordsInitially I was thrilled to hear that two of the five member’s of the UK girl group Girls Aloud were going to release solo projects while they are on a break from the band. Cheryl has become one of the most lovable famous faces in Britain today and seems to be somewhat of a national treasure. Apart from the group and in addition she has been a judge on The X Factor, the new face of L’Oreal, and well if your here you probably know all about her so let’s get to it then, yeah?

3 Words is the solo debut and sixth studio album by the British popstar  Cheryl Cole. Her main collaborator was will.i.am and it definitely shows. Cheryl has said that she wanted to break away from the Xenomania-esque sound Girls Aloud has been known for and go for an album with an R&B feel, it was at that moment I sighed a little. What we ended up with was a less than stellar debut, filled with repetitive hooks, meh lyrics, and all in all lack luster tunes. The album itself is a not particularly bad, it’s just not as fantastic as I had hoped for. Cheryl’s 3 Words overall is a(n) occasionally dark,  mid tempo melody of songs about love and clearly reflects on her own life choices.

Here is my quasi-track by track breakdown of 3 Words:

  1. 3 Words (featuring will.i.am): The album’s title track and soon to be second single is a strangely beautiful subdued tune that is among the best the album has to offer. It’s a bold choice for a single, but never the less I enjoy this song. Cheryl has said this is her favorite track on the album.
  2. Parachute: Some of my favorite verses on this album happen in this song. “I don’t tell anyone about the way you hold my hand” backed by a military drum beat that plays throughout the song opens this great track. The chorus is used in just the right amount of moderation (unlike most on the album). Cheryl has said it was between this and ‘Fight For This Love’ for the first single, so maybe this will surface again as the third? Like the ‘3 Words’, this one shines above the rest.
  3. Heaven (featuring will.i.am): Memorizing opening followed by a great intro by Cheryl. Everything about the song is fantastic, except for the over used bit “my heaven’s with you“, it can get a bit annoying. So far so good.
  4. Fight For This Love: The album’s first single is most certainly a grower. I at first was fairly disappointed, but soon enough I began to love it. It’s catchy is a sneaky way! I do cringe a bit at the line “ain’t gonna be no picnic” though. Other than that I am that fool driving down the street singing loudly along to the chorus.
  5. Rain On Me: This is where things take a turn for the worst. Horrible music, horrible lyrics, just an awful track that would be better left off the album. “What’s the price of thunder?” Really Cheryl? I have half a mind to just delete this track and pretend it never existed.
  6. Make Me Cry: A really good R&B tune that is really catchy, but falters due to the extremely repetitious hook “Are you trying to make me cry?“. If they edited out about 3 of the uses each time it plays in repetition I think all will be good. Granted the likelihood of this horrible mistake being corrected is very small.
  7. Happy Hour: Using alcohol as a metaphor, this track is easily one of my favorites on the album. It’s the best out of more upbeat tracks that are sprinkled throughout. A great chorus, great verses, and good production make this a standout track. Catchy enough to sing along to and upbeat enough to get a good dance going on.
  8. Stand Up: This can join ‘Rain On Me’ as one of the worst track’s on the album. Taio Cruz wrote this for her and frankly I think she should have declined. I don’t even know how to explain it… tacky maybe?
  9. Don’t Talk About This Love: Mrs. Cole is clearly talking about asking people not to talk about the whole Ashley Cole businesses. The title suggests that this might be a beautiful, soulful track, well it’s deceiving. The music is fairly light and the lyrics are easily delivered, but it just makes it sound like it was poorly produced.
  10. Boy Like You (featuring will.i.am): Upbeat and seemly fun to dance to. It’s just very underwhelming. The open has me thinking “oh this may build up nice”, but nope. Cheryl’s delivery just makes the chorus and the entire song a borefest.
  11. Heartbreaker (featuring Cheryl Cole): This a will.i.am that is unnecessarily included on her album. She’s in it for about 30 seconds! Cheryl’s part is so tiny is ridiculous. It’s an okay song, it just shouldn’t have been included.

In some final words let me say that I had high expectations for this album due to the fact I’m a huge fan of Girls Aloud. I knew I could possibly be in for heart break the moment I heard she wanted to do an R&B album, but my hopes stayed high. Needless to say she did a decent job on her first real solo venture (in music). Most of 3 Words had to grow on me, but when it did I really enjoyed it. C+

Quick Notes on The X Factor | Live Show 2

October 20, 2009

I’ve been really busy and haven’t updated my blog in a bit and I’m sorry, for you 4 people that check this on the regular.

It’s a bit hard to comment on the X Factor’s live shows and eliminations because the earliest I can find a whole episode posted is Monday here in Americaland. But enough small talk! Here are some of my major thoughts on this past weekend’s shows…

  • OLLY! That was brilliant! I’m in love ( just don’t tell Lloyd). [performance]
  • What in god’s name was that John & Edward? And why are you still on the show?! [performance]
  • Cheryl, I’m sorry but what have you been thinking lately? My boy Lloyd can’t do a Leona. But up till the chorus bit it was quite good. Oh god Cheryl don’t cry cos then I’ll cry. I still love you. [performance]
  • I don’t get Danyl, Jamie, or Rikki. end of story.
  • Cheryl kudos on the debut solo performance! I see a possible number one next week! [performance]
  • Whitney? You just walked down some stairs and already you need to catch your breath? Great single, but the performance was a bit rough as was the after-the-fact bit with Dermott [performance]
  • Rikki did deserve to go.
  • Poor Rachel Adedeji, that girl is gonna just BREAKDOWN the next elimination round, cos she’ll probably be there.

The X Factor | The Final 12

October 6, 2009

This past weekend the contestants went to the Judges’ houses to compete, yet again, for a spot among the final 12. I’m very happy that they are finally getting to the live shows even though I can’t watch them live. It’s already felt like a long journey to get this far. Does American Idol have the same amount of pre finals episodes? I don’t know, but I’m happy with the line up.

16-24 Boys

Mentored by Judge Cheryl Cole

Lloyd Daniels, Rikki Loney, and Joseph McElderry

Lloyd Daniels, Rikki Loney, and Joseph McElderry

16-24 Girls

Mentored by Judge Dannii Minogue

Rachel Adedeji, Lucie Jones, and Stacy Soloman

Rachel Adedeji, Lucie Jones, and Stacy Soloman

Over 25s

Mentored by Judge Simon Cowell

Danyl Johnson, Jamie Afro, and Olly Murs

Danyl Johnson, Jamie Afro, and Olly Murs

Groups

Mentored by Judge Louis Walsh

Miss F.R.A.N.K., John & Edward, and Kandy Rain

Miss F.R.A.N.K., John & Edward, and Kandy Rain

It’s sad Ethan didn’t make it through like I had hoped, Rikki is talented though. At least my two picks for the boys made it through! Especially my favorite of the series Lloyd Daniels! He is for sure my top pick to win The X Factor. Picking the final three for the over 25s seemed like a hard task because all are so talented! Ugh can we talk about how lame it is that John & Edward made it through? Okay I’m done. These are my favorites from each group and my tops picks for the competition:

Boys: LLOYD DANIELS for the win!

Girls: LUCIE JONES & RACHEL ADEDEJI Lucie can go far if she ups the tempo! and Rachel’s got the voice and style!

Overs: OLLY MURS He’s just so lovable and talented!

Groups: MISS F.R.A.N.K. Against the aforementioned talent it would be a long shot, but the freshest group has got that special something!

This weekend it’s on!

Cheryl’s Got The Boys!

September 30, 2009

Lloyd Daniels

Now The X Factor has made to the judges houses and the final 24 have been picked! Luckily all of my favorites made it into the final 6 in the boys 16-24 category! I’m extremely excited that my favorite judge (Cheryl) and my favorite category are paired together. Check out the action below:

Lloyd Daniels is my for sure favorite in the competition at the moment. I’m happy to see Ethan, Joseph, Lucie, all in the group . Though I was very sad to hear that my only favorite group TruColourz was booted out of the competetion because one of the members was 15. Some group was brought back, which? I have no clue! I can’t believe John & Edward (the twins) made this far, in my opinion I think that kinda bad and Louis is going to push them through! Ugh I dislike Louis. Go on and take a look at the rest of the top 24:

I think the over 25s are strong this year as well as the boys. I can’t wait till next weekend when we’ll get to see the Judges choose the top 12! All I can remember so far is that Cheryl’s house will be in Morocco and she will be assisted by the first ever winner of Pop Idol Will Young.