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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:


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.


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.

REALLY?! Lucie Jones went home over Jedward?

November 8, 2009

This is perhaps one the most appalling result show I have ever seen. Why on Earth was 1) She in the Bottom 2? 2) Why in the hell would Simon not choose Lucie? 3) Did the voting public choose to send Lucie home? insane.

I’m in utter shock and I can’t believe this has happened. Lucie Jones is an amazing performer and deserved to be in the top 2! for god’s sake. This is not making any kind of sense. Need I remind the voters of some Lucie’s amazing performances?

First off… the GENIUS audition!

The Judge’s house!

Rock Week’s amazing performance….

And perhaps my favorite of all, this one is BEAUTIFULLY DONE.

Tonight’s results are a joke. This is an utter travesty.

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?

Quick Notes on The X Factor | Live Show 3

October 25, 2009

I just caught the latest episode of The X Factor and let me tell you… Big Band is still my least favorite theme for these singing competitions. This week the remaining contestant’s did fair well, except John & Edward, but there is no surprise there. Also this week we see the return of judge and mentor of the groups: Louis Walsh, damn! (I’m not a fan and furthermore I feel nothing that that man says during this show should be taken seriously). I haven’t got to see the results/the results show yet here in the US but here are my quick notes for this week…

  • Lucie Jones was easily the greatest of the night. It was a beautiful performance (both visually and vocally) and possibly the highlight of this season so far. Here is her beautiful performance of ‘My Funny Little Valentine‘…
  • Olly Murs was my second favorite of the night. He did a fantastic performance of ‘Bewitched’. While it wasn’t as stunning as last weeks show, Olly is definitely one to watch in this competition and I think he’ll go very far. I’m a bit infatuated with this man.
  • Lloyd Daniels did a good performance of ‘Fly Me To Moon’ and I thought it was his best out of the three live shows. Though I think that every time he sung the word “on” in the song it came out terrible. The backflip was a little unnecessary and I agree with the judges when they said they he lacked confidence, especially in the first half of the song. I can’t wait to see the next live show because I know he’ll be there and he just keep improving.
  • Rachel Adedeji is probably going to be in the bottom again… and I think it will be no surprise given her track record and that last performance. She went a bit (well more than a bit) crazy in her post-performance bit.
  • Joining Rachel in my guesses for the bottom would be Miss Frank and John & Edward. I really didn’t care for either’s performance and I don’t think they will make it anywhere near the finals. Frankly I don’t care to watch anymore of them.
  • I think Joseph McElderry is cute as hell, but I really don’t like his voice. Might be a preference thing cos it seems I’m the only one who doesn’t. I didn’t think his version of ‘Sway’ was sexy in the least bit, or good. All in all not a very good pick of song, in my opinion.
  • I don’t get why Danyl is perceived to be this amazing performer, I think he is just boring. Same goes for Jamie, and I actually agree with Louis about him not even doing a big band song this week, he did U2! Lame on all accounts, the both of them.
  • Stacy Soloman. Well done, not as good as last week, the vocals were a bit eh, but Lucie did kind of overshadow you in the whole pretty-dress-slow-number-at-the-mic kind of affair. Still love you though!

By the time I’ve finished this the result will have been given out, I think. I wonder what is going to happen and what the theme next week is!

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


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.

My top picks for ‘The X Factor’ Boys 16-24.

September 26, 2009

Auditions are finally! over and boot camp is about to begin for those contestants that made it through the first round. It’s maybe a little early for me to call it, but I already have my top 3 choices to advance on to the live shows.

Joseph McElderry

A nice kid with a great voice! I personally didn’t care for the song he sung for the audition, but he did a great job and I think he’ll make it to the live rounds.

Ethan Boroian

I was really excited to see an American on The X Factor and he did really well singing ‘Use Somebody’. I agree with Simon’s comments on his audition. I think this guy is extremely cute (can’t lie) and has what it takes.

Lloyd Daniels

A little rough on the first bit, but AMAZING on the second try. Lloyd is so far my top pick for this category and I feel that he definitely has “the x factor” this show is looking for. I’m also a little bit in love with him.

I also really hope Cheryl gets this category this series (please not Louis)! Speaking of Cheryl have you seen her new music video for “Fight For This Love“? It’s pretty freaking good! She is looking gorgeous!!! And her moves are pretty much awesome.

A little extra bit:

Lucie Jones

I haven’t really made my picks for the other 3 categories but Lucie Jones is easily a top pick for me in Girls 16-24. She seems like a sweet girl and has a beautiful voice check it out below.