Saturday 28th November: The performance Show
I’ve just settled down on the couch ready for 2 hours and 45 minutes of TV watching and blogging. First off is week 8 of the X Factor. This week we are down to 5 contestants and each will be singing 2 songs. First of all it’s a Take That song. Note, the blog was written as the show was airing, so I didn’t know the results at the time I made the comments.
1) Danyl Johnson (sang Relight My Fire by Take That & Lulu)
Louis: Really talented, got his mojo back
Dannii: The verses were very pitchy
Cheryl: You made it look effortless
Simon: Foot perfect and not perfect, I’m very happy with it
My comment: For me he’s the weakest singer left in the competition, I didn’t think this was a great performance vocal wise.
2) Lloyd Daniels (sang A Million Love Songs by Take That)
Louis: Much improved, pretty good but not great
Dannii: You always put on a great performance, although the tuning was off in the verses
Simon: Sang it OK, must show fire in the eyes, it was mechanical.
Cheryl: Audience absolutely loved it
My comment: He’s growing week by week, I liked it a lot
3) Olly Murs (sang Love Ain’t Here Anymore by Take That)
Louis: You’ve got your confidence back, deserve to be in the top 3
Dannii: The sparkle isn’t quite there in your eyes
Cheryl: It’s lovely to here you sing
Simon: Did a great job, sang the song well
My comment: A brilliant performance, top quality vocals
4) Joe McElderry (sang Could It Be Magic by Take That)
Louis: It was magic, gets better every week
Dannii: Flying high, you absolutely smashed it
Simon: It was brilliant, you looked in control, you were the star
Cheryl: It was flawless, you deserve to be kept in
My comment: Best performance of the night so far, he is the best vocalist in the competition
5) Stacey Solomon (sang Rule The World by Take That)
Louis: Getting better, you are a really good singer
Cheryl: A challenging song, hard for a female to sing a male song
Simon: Better than last week
Dannii: An amazing performance
My comment: I liked it, but there are stronger, better singers in the competition
Round 2 of tonights performance show featured songs by Elton John.
6) Lloyd Daniels (sang I’m Still Standing by Elton John)
Louis: You didn’t look like you was having a good time, it was nice
Dannii: Fantastic performance but also a shaky performance
Simon: Not as good as your first performance, was more amateur dramatics
Cheryl: I’m very proud of you, I hope wales keep you in
My comment: Enjoyable performance, I thought it was worthy of the top 3.
7) Danyl Johnson(sang Your Song by Elton John)
Louis: You always bounce back. I loved everything about it
Dannii: Great version, much better than your first song
Cheryl: You looked comfortable and confident, it was good
Simon: It was sensational
My comment: It was OK but not good enough to make the top 3. I completely disagree with the judges.
Olly Murs (sang Saturday Night’s Alright For Fighting by Elton John)
Louis: There was something missing
Dannii: An absolute knockout, a smash
Cheryl: Did it really well, knock out performance
Simon: Great performance, you put your heart into it
My comment: Another great Olly performance, he looked like he was really enjoying it
9) Joe McElderry (sang Sorry Seems To Be The Hardest Word by Elton John)
Louis: You won round 1 and now you’ve won round 2, you were born to do this
Dannii: Sang it with the most passion, you have to be in the final
Simon: I’m gobsmacked by that, you’ve changed – the boy is now a man
Cheryl: You deserve a place in the final
My comment: He proves again that he’s by far the best, he has given the 2 best performances of the night
10) Stacey Solomon (sang Something About the Way You Look Tonight by Elton John)
Louis: I preferred round 1, but you should be in the top 3
Cheryl: Thought you did a great job
Simon: I didn’t like it, didn’t do you justice
Dannii: Brilliant performance, I really loved it
My comment: Better than her first song, but I think she is mainly getting votes because she’s the only girl left.
My order after today’s performances:
However, my prediction for who the public will eliminate is Lloyd.
Sunday 30th November – The Results Show
It’s Sunday night now and we come to the totally pointless results show.
From this week there is no bottom 2 or judges vote, it is the person who comes bottom of the public vote that goes. Why they need a one hour results show is beyond me. They could have easily added 15 minutes to yesterdays show and had the result then.
Anyway, after 47 minutes of padding, we get to the result. Lloyd is the one that finished bottom of the public vote and is eliminated.
Next week is Michael Jackson songs, and the last eliminated before the final.
There’s a poll that you can vote in on the right hand sidebar menu. Let me know who you want to be eliminated next.