Strictly Come Dancing 2012 Week 11, Semi Final Results

Strictly Come Dancing 2012

Week 11, Semi Final Results

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After Tess reveals her fave dance as the Robot, we get a little recap of the previous night’s proceedings.

The results are now revealed. First through to the grand final is – Kimberley and Pasha

First “in danger” and in the dance off is – Lisa and Robin.

Katherine Jenkins

Santa Baby

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Careful side pouting baby. Red and white balloons, trumpeteers and elegance. Pro’s Robin and Kristina add to the great atmosphere on the floor.

Len’s Lens

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Peeking down the camera to see this week’s Triple cartwheel from Kimbers. Overmarked though, but hey she made the final. Yeah?!

No 10 for Denise. Proud of his 9 paddle. From judges debate, of Craig’s marking.

Vincent murmur when miked up before dancing on floor heard. “Please let me be in the final.”

Bruce then basks in the “Fountain of Youth.” Bruno jokes.

Highlights of Len’s Lens over the weeks also plays out.

It was absolutely a part-ayyy! Len rounds off.

Claude hands the results back to Tess as Daly delivers the decisions.

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Going through to the final in “no particular order” as before, is Louis and Flavia.

Fighting in the dance off are – Denise and James.

A Jive with Mark Ballas from Katherine Jenkins, who came second in USA version Dancing With The Stars takes to the floor.

Katherine and Mark

Jive

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Hot dickie bow, crotch chop thrust and spangley feet with high enthusiasm and drive. Flawless already. End spectacular. If judging, that would have gained a 10. Another perfect Jive in the face of criticism. Many fans felt it was “all over the place.” Probably why Louis is high on votes. Fans don’t make credible critiques.

Next weeks spectacle of the final will host THREE dances. Tough.

Those dances will be the Judges Pick, the Showdance and the couples’ Favourite dance.

The dance off

Their highest scoring dance will  be performed in the dance off.

Lisa and Robin

Good fun to begin more apparent this time round. Fierce kicks with attitude. Powerful stride down middle kicks into hold to end to musicality perfectly. Great routine and attack.

Denise and James

Strong spin around once again. At beginning. Into hold twirls excellent. Extreme powerful attacks in hold, heads, kicks, poise and posture. Extraordinary footwork when dropping a feather from dress. End with powerful attack once more. No shrinking violet.

Shameful travesty, but hey, the vote is the vote.

The Judge’s Vote

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Craig – “Purely based on technique. Denise and James.”

Darcey  – “Technically, the one I save is Denise and James.”

Bruno – “Both done so well to come this far. Great dancing and entertainment. Have to go for best dance. That was delivered by Denise and James.”

Len – “Did agree. Denise and James.”

Genuinely sad to leave the competition. A true star on the floor.

Genuinely sad to leave the competition. A true star on the floor.

Lisa best time of my entire life. Costume make up everybody backstage beyond. Robin Windsor been amazing. Help me through one of toughest times to him. He’s just amazing.

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Robin – absolutely amazing. Shown don’t have to be certain size to dance and inspired.

The final airs on Saturday with Dani and Vincent, Denise and James, Kimberley and Pasha and Louis and Flavia.

Strictly Come Dancing 2012 Week 11: Semi Final

Strictly Come Dancing 2012

Week 11: Semi Final

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Scores below from judges Craig Revel Horwood, Darcey Bussell, Len Goodman and Bruno Tonioli, respectively, along with our professional score and critique below on what it should be in contrast to the hypocrisy on show. Keeeep Dancing!

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Dani and Vincent

American Smooth

Haven’t met you yet – Michael Buble

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Len – “More I see you dance more I like. Heel turns, quick, crisp, like fluidity of movement.”

Bruno “Carry on like this and wish may come true. Touches of Ginger Rogers. Flair in lifts. Going in right direction. Persist.”

Craig “ liked begin bit, grapevine set scene. Hand above head needs attention. Shaping. Bit clubby. Thought you danced it beautifully.”

Darcey “ lovely quality all way through. Very elegant, chic. Technique all way through improving. Do miss a little bit of sparkle. Bit safe.”

8, 8, 9, 9

8

Louis and Flavia

Jive

Why don’t fools fall in Love? – Frankie Lymon and the Teenagers

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After some dance tips from Aston from JLS, not to be confused with Aston Merrigold, (Aston?) Lou and Flav had a go on the night at an attempt to dance. Beginning with a jock, basketball throw. Nothing. Usher Flav over. Slow. Basic week 1 steps. Kicks tacky and half hearted. Limp arms swaying. Bad hands in carousel aeroplaning around. Slide thru from Flav only her doing. Trademark backflip. A lift technically. Lazy. Lethargic stole along. Not a Jive in the slightest. Let alone a dance.

Of the public, infatuated Bruno said “Definitely all in love with you. Got performance aspect really worked out. Incredible. Jive, kicks and flicks. Not as clean and sharp. It’s semi-final. Timing issues. Have to be on it. Really sharp. performance wise, don’t be disappointed you’re selling it better than ever.” We know Strictly want to build up stars for its final, but that was just ridiculous and ate into Bruno and Strictly’s credibility.

Craig  agreed “about performance scenario. Soft and laid back. Feet sickled slightly. Laboured throughout. Something seemed to go wrong.” (Whole bloody lot went wrong.)

Darcey added  “Fun routine, style great. Perform so well but its true because so subtle, no strength in your kicks. Expecting more. Could pull it out bag in next dance.”

Len finished “If foxtrot doesn’t come better standard, this didn’t cut it. Lost speed. It was ok. Lot of content quality of dancing not good.”

7, 8, 8, 8

2

Denise and James

Tango

Roxanne – The Police

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Good drop swivel around start. Sharp footwork. Connection with partner. Allowing him to lead. Good head spins. Sharp, focused. Sidestep walks down clean and delightful. Careful feet together. Good synchronicity to dark tone. High point come through in attack, end well with James with teasing tantalising trysting. Powerful storytelling.

Craig said it “Got off to flying start with floor spin. Did not stop there, sharp staccato. Little bit of gaping, only on occasion.”

Len heckles “rubbish!”

Craig continued “I loved outline, fantastic dancer.”

Darce felt “Denise, attack you have is extraordinary. You do not fade. So beautiful. Very nice.

Len said “I hate when they are trivial objections. This is semi-final. Stressful. No stress express. Once in hold, you got crashing girl. That was a proper Tango.”

Bruno “You give it to me and I give it back tenfold. Links , build up to end, sensational. It was fabulous!”

9, 10, 10, 10

10

Brucie asks if his cold makes his “deeper sexy voice” come through. Bruno agreed “Little deeper yeah.” Then they realised the camera was rolling! It was a good exchange.

Kimberley and Pasha

American Smooth

Fever – Peggy Lee

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Good start, side to side to musicality. Teasing Pasha along. Lift leg sways in air. In hold around turns bit off. Pushing back well. Into fast twirl around in hold back and forth, slightly disengaging. Too many turns, not enough dance portrayal.

Darcey “amazing double back turns. Well done”

Len  “Would’ve liked a little bit more in ballroom hold. Only say what I see. Parts like Jessica Rabbit. Rest of it fantastic.”

Bruno “That fever can cause epidemic. Rita Hayworth at her hottest. Way you interpret music is fantastic. Let yourself go with music, you becoming it. Keep going that way darling.”

Craig “Would put that routine straight on stage in one of my shows. Creative, contemporary. Just great. Moment when chin was a little bit low down.”

High end borderline, but she gets our borderline score. That means she was almost there to the other score, through panel will favour higher obviously.

9, 10, 9, 10

8

Lisa and Robin

Salsa

Best years of our Lives – Modern Romance

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Behind judges as bongos a lively start. Onto floor with passion and intrigue. Bit slow and halted in middle waiting for direction. Back into it well picking up fun and pace. Turtle shell spin around floor got stuck. Made fun needing help hands. Intentional and fantastic. Robin pick up well, he launches lift onto Riley.

Len “So much fun. Technique little bit laboured. Makes me so happy.”

Bruno “Have fun with it. Crash landing great panache. Everybody loves it, (can’t make) technical assessment. Enjoyed it so much.”

Craig (In Hyseterics.) “The floor spin did it for me darling.”

Darcey  “Something that fast and partying it’s just fabulous. Missing couple of isolations and kicks, but I love you, I really do.”

Bruce “Original good time girl. You really are.”

7, 8, 8, 8

8

Dani and Vincent

Argentine Tango

Libertango – Astor Piazzola

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Audience over clapping into dance. Hush! They are beginning silently.

Very stationary and stopped for a moment mid dance. Good leg round clockwork floor from Dani. Getting legs in place, though focusing on steps and attempting to add a story in showing then costing routine. Too much causes something to be sacrificed. Wasn’t as great as could be. Was highly downplayed to get steps in place. Shame.

Len “Mood mastered, technique stole my heart.”

Bruno “You’re a lady!” ( Dah dah Daniiii looks like  laddyy!)

Craig “Vincent has taught you so well. One lift little bit bumpy, other than that spectacular.”

Darcey – “So enjoyed your intensity and control. Sustained. Choreography beautiful. Would’ve liked a straighter crisper leg.“

9, 9, 10, 10

7

Louis and Flavia

Foxtrot

Somebody that I used to know – Gotye

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Bruce told us about Louis’ saucy calendar for the New Year. They all milk it, don’t they? They can look good, but prove they have no skill elsewhere. “Now you know what to buy your lady.” Use it as bog roll paper.

Too eerily dominant with pithy hands. In hold side to side, looking to a distant area of space away from any interest looking lost and disengaging. Tilts head for show only to tick box of dance criteria. Cheap, no real dancing, no performance levels, terrible hands, neck, and minimal footwork, though fair at times. Looks good in a suit.

Craig  “Hand motions. Really did love it, fantastic rise and fall. Moved around floor with authority and drive.”

 Darcey “Thank goodness, you’ve got it. Trouserling, gliding, seamless. Make it look too easy … grace you’ve got it……….”

Len “A little too bobbing up and down. True sportsman get knocked down in one dance you come back stronger.”

Bruno “Smooth operator with twinkle in eye. Smooth, elegant, graceful. Back on top where you belong.”

Strictly Come Dancing is seriously starting to lose its credibility. If goes down this X Factor route it will be curtains in five years or less

All to please a baying mob of over fermenting ladies and some shameful blokes beside themselves with their tongues out wagging as their private parts twinge through a possible menopause. Heaven help us all.

9, 10, 9, 10

6

High five again. In the world of reality and truth, I’m not high fiving anyone. Often the truthful don’t get the recognition. At least I’m not losing my mind, morals or dignity. 😀 I aint no tart!

Denise and James

Rumba

First Time Ever I saw your face – Leona Lewis

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Over using my “Crisp” critique now, is Len and the judges to the point of overkill.

Good start of storytelling. Into hold gracefully. Excellent musicality to enhance dance. Ballerina standing mimicry moved by James very good. Excellent open splits never taking heels off floor. Difficult to tell Rumba, was bit off in terms of that but expert routine, footwork and hold with movement.

Darcey “Most stunning arms. Feeling right to fingertips. Feeling beautiful. More romance here. Some moves little broken up. Love to see roll in next.”

Len “Final not proper if you’re not there.”

Bruno “I was deeply moved by this Rumba. Taken another angle to it. Lines superb. Not one moment not on it 100%. Great risk, paid off. Fantastic.”

Craig “Absolutely fantastic storytelling. Seems you come in and out of hip action.

Cheeky James chips in “Weren’t you watching my hip action?”

“Naughty naughty James.” Craig continued. “I loved it.”

9, 9, 10, 10

9

Considering OUR other scores that was high scoring. All marking was debatable tonight as Twitter users expressed.

Kimberley and Pasha

Charleston

Prologue/Main Title – Ron Goodwin

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Missed opportunity with aeroplane. Pointless to have implemented it. No effect given to support dance. Sass arms side t side into a hand jest with ooh mouths. Fair legs stamps with kicks and flicks. Lift upside down as propeller not to clean. End with spin around in Pasha arms. Fair but not thrilling overly. Missing a few minor elements to got hat extra, ahem, mile.

Len “First class.”

Bruno “Flying high. Upside down, legs in air. Looking good forom every angle. A feast.”

Craig “F word darling. Fab-U lous!”

Darcey “Quirky, naughty flapper. Great interpretation.”

10, 10, 10, 10

9

Lisa and Robin

American Smooth

All that Jazz – Chicago

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Good start, with Jazz hands. Swift feet backward dancing, difficult to do, done well. Into hold. Minor stumble along recovered very well. Good kicks out with facial thrill showcased. Very good overall end of characterisation.

Bruno “When entertainment…. Almost kicking Brucie in the chin with demonstration.”

Craig “Watch free arm. Occasional gapping. Time out ever so slightly, love love love what you do.”

Darcey “Next musical theatre star I love it. Lines in all mirroring and spacing perfect. Only in hold raised shoulders a little that’s your only thought.”

Len “Think I saw your razzle dazzle. Lens hands…. You’re the people’s champion.  High borderline score from us. Others marked too high, not with us.”

Reminded us of a cool Medusa from under the sea (Little Mermaid) with the down to up hand waves. J

Bruno tongue slip of fanny! Oops!

8, 8, 8, 8

8

Danger zone

Lisa and Robin, Denise and James

Results to follow.

X Factor UK 2012 The Final: Part Two

X Factor UK 2012

The Final: Part Two

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X Factor finalists perform one last time. X Factor shunted Christopher Maloney from it’s stage and wasn’t in the show after they gave him one line to sing. Maloney, who won all shows until week eight of ten, came third in the final.

Union J started dismally. Carolynne Poole, bit off. Melanie Masson a cracker once again. Yeahhhhhhhhhh! Jade provided good musky tone. Ella produced sound but no one was shown. Kye Sones and two babes. District3 terrible. Union J again. Overkill. Ella warble. Rylan party theatrics in a sleigh and catastrophic sound with sparkly fur coat. No singing whatsoever. Backing singers strong. Other acts mime along, as does headbobbing Tulisa. District3 and Union J back again. Then girls and Rylan and Kye. Ella ending off. James and Jahmene enter and end with traditional scream.

Please no more.

Rio Ferdinand alert. Oh dear.

Songs of the series (which weren’t many) were going to be the starting premise for the show.

Jahmene Douglas

Angels – Robbie Williams

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Acapella with elevated box staging. All linger and easy talking through song. Rather timid performance once more. Still extremely fragile. Lingering yell once more, that distorts melodic composition. Still all over the place, hasn’t found placement of tone, and all a show off nothing song.

Louis said of Douglas “Jahmene you’re in the final. You’re a fantastic role model. You move me because you got so much soul. You’re an incredible role model. Please vote for Jahmene I want him to win.”

Tulisa supported with praise “Outtuve all the songs, I’m happy you chose that one. One of my fav’rots from you. Congardulations.”

 Gary think it’s been quite tough. Been in too comps battling with past and fighting for your future. Dignity and grace. Another stunning night for you.

Once again teary Nicole said of her baby “I gotta keep it together. You bring spirit and hope to this show I feel safe. Greatest love of all. Your my greatest role model. Like a beacon of light.”

Dermot asked Louis why he praised someone out of his category for once. Louis added once again “I want him to win.”

Dermot’s lame joke telling us we can keep Scherzinger from Barack Obama for Louis Walsh and cash was plain daft. Britain doesn’t want either kept.

James Arthur

Let’s Get It on – Marvin Gaye

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More of a dubstep bass theme ruined it instantly. His vocals was instantly too off from the style of aiming to be a grimy star, then shifting his sound back to his ‘self’ vocal that he has usually sang in over the weeks prior. Schmoozing Tulisa with a kiss making his way to the stage, take pauses in between seemingly lost and filling time with lack of confidence  Still needs to climb massive mountain in that respect. Ended with a bevvy of beauties surrounding him. Was bit simple and safe.

Louis – Ready-made artist. Original, honest. Nicole you’ve been best mentor ever in final.

Tulisa – “I know I’ve said it a million times over the live shows that you’re an artist, you take songs and make them your own. Feel like were at James Arthur concert. You take untouchable classics and make them your own. You are an artist James Arthur.”

Gary “You’ll go off and get developed. You don’t need that you’re ready. Ready to download your album right away.”

Nicole – “I’m humbled and feel so blessed to work with you.”

Dermy tells us of two competitions going on, and informs the public of the shady behaviour of the ego manic panel of judges aiming to secure a win over the course of the show, then highlighting Nicole’s two acts in final success. We then saw a clip of the journey from the “Mighty Mentors.”

No we are treated to the civil servant auditionee who clearly saw the future before us all. “It was that f***ing Tu-liss-ia” Give that man an OBE!

Louis got two lapdances from Robbie (Williams) and Lorna Bliss, the Britney double, remebered by c’est moi on BBC show The one and only.

Gary and Tulisa’s explosive nature to the minor comments. Nicole’s dictation of unscribeable words formed in her alien language.

X Factor chose to flaunt its dwindling reputation once more with Leona Lewis returning from the ghost archive, likeable loser Olly Murs, short of the top boyband JLS and the first winners as a group thanks to in house bullying lies Little Mix. Mini Cheryl Cole Cher Lloyd even featured. The winners Joe McElderry and Matt Cardle were invisible to all of mankind. They do NOT exist.

Here they come….

One Direction

Kiss You

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The spritely boys started with an Atari themed computer game. Zayn Malik’s start had an audio problem, his mic wasn’t on. Whoops! Again? But, but, sound came out of the stereo when his mic was off.

It was rather weak and lazy and the sound when going live for a portion of song was not continually working. Either that or they simply can’t sing. Miming galore, the boys then ran into the audience like maniacs. Liam check his earpiece and then they all rush back to the stage. Okay, then… Yo –yoing back and forth clueless and mic probs, it was then ‘Game Over.’ Goodness… That was tough.

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Hypocritical Prime Minister David Cameron gets in on the act, mentioning “Jahmazing” to spawner Nicole.

If it wasn’t bad enough, David Cameron got in on the act. Turning on the Crimbo lights with the kiddies around for the charity Together with short lives.

Chancellor won’t take the VAT off the single. Let’s all praise George and Dave.

Emeli Sande

Clowns

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A perfect piano position with pitch perfection sound. Sande looked a glamourous, gorgeous superstar among the violet lava lamp TV screen. It was a powerful, sweet and charismatic outing with mass star appeal. Sheer perfection.

The winner‘s singles performed, which were recorded months ago, are up next.

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The local soccer stars were in the arena as Manchester City and Manchester United squads were shown. Quizzed about Rylan and James, Rio Ferdinand and the other footie stars were thanked for being INVITED. They also chose to show up. Which one is with WAG Tulisa?

Jahmene Douglas

Let It Be

JAHMANE FINAL

That’s right, the outdated, slow classic that should not be given an overhaul would be Jahmene’s winner’s single if he wins tonight. Just when you thought the hysteria around the show couldn’t be any more stereotypical, cheap or tedious, X Factor pulls it right out of the bag. This is just one of many reasons viewers are fed up with.

Filled with a gospel choir backing him up and screeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeches of outburst to a musical composition of 88 keys and tender moments destroyed with overkill of yells and thumping bass in the wrong places with an intolerable sound was outlandish.

Repetitive Louis began “What more can I say? You’ve got so much soul, and passion. People at home I wanna change this guy’s life. I want him to win the X Factor, please vote!” Walsh yells in another attempt to rally votes.

Tulisa was pleased. “I am so happy you’re in final. Couldn’t be two better people in the final. Sang your little heart out. Deserve to be here.”

Gary said “Really simple actually. You have an unbelievable voice and talent. All you gotta do is sing the song and make people feel something.”

Nicole ended “Thank you so much for that honest beautiful performance most relaxed you’ve ever been. That was a jahmazing shamoment. You’re greatest blessing in this show for me.”

James Arthur

Impossible

JAMES ARTHUR IMPOSSIBLE

James sang without his guitar; however is playing guitar in his record. Absolutely laughable. In order to protect his image of constant guitar, it features highly in his performance. Terrible production. As for the sound, was a lot of bass and vocals felt off with the kick in, seeming lost at points. Still isn’t fully ready in the limelight. Needs careful handling. Though playing safe and easy won’t sell records. After a slow and vocal rendition, the shouting came at extreme volume, which destroyed the whole atmosphere of the song and its drive. Backing track with the guitar outdid Arthur on stage. Was all over the place.

Louis “you’re both winners with me.”

Mundane Tulisa spoke “I know you gunna understand what I say when I say this. From moment I saw you, I got you. I get you. We’re the same people. You know wot I mean? And you have been to the depths in life. The deep dark depths, you came back out and you came back out. You are an inspirer. People this is your last chance to pick up, and vote, for James, Arthur!”

Gary offered realism “You came to this competition as an artist. Proud on stage tonight. You know best.”

Cliché to the stars Nicole said “You’ve proven anything is possible. Hunny, your life is never gunna be the same after this.”

Arthur needs a lot of fine tweaking, the sort that X Factor chiefs wanted but couldn’t figure out how to do because it was biased in how to approach.

Rihanna

Stay/We Found Love feat. Calvin Harris

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She’s back. All of them were. Rihanna always has star appeal, however this was a rather meek outing per se. A ballad which was a tad cheap, easy and half hearted, still sang well, but didn’t fully enthuse people as it should have. It was all very ‘nice’ wasn’t it? Good for her. Her attire was classy and striking of a white laced Egyptian goddess. She then got the crowd going with her dance hit We Found Love.

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With just over thirty minutes left to crown the winner, we now hope Louis Walsh can figure out how to bring the vote to deadlock again.

Winning result

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While the manufactured production line of production “hot off the press” CD’s (bit old now, those things) of the winner’s single not available anymore, and no sight of washed up TV presenters shamelessly telling us to buy it by holding up the album artwork of one word in black boring font and one picture of artist just standing there doing nothing exciting, the result loomed.

The winner is…

Silence beckons. Tension mounts. Suspense continues.

James Arthur!

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Matt Cardle version two was crowned. James Arthur has won the show. Nicole was ecstatic. Once again, it was all about her in James bask of glory. Overcoming hardship, the ugly duckling into sweet swan song story delivered us a new duckie for the future to rinse our water of the back of. It was set in stone from the beginning shows. This is what X Factor wanted, as did Mr. Cowell.

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Singing sensation, Matt Cardle

We arn’t without praise for James, but we keep reality real. He will struggle if not careful thought out. At this time, and on X Factor performances, he was still abundant in showing his true potential. All safe and no qualities of interest outside of a few “off the hype” singles could cost overall reputation. Steve Brokestein, sorry Brookstein, is written among James’ stars if handle wrongly. After the first few singles, fans will want to be defiant now, as always, though after the bubble bursts, no one has thought on how to preserve their longevity.

Well done James, you weren’t the worst star on the show, but not the best on performance and heightened sympathy to derail the real winner, Christopher Maloney.

We’ll have one last X Factor post coming next week. It will be the one Simon Cowell should read. It’s how to sort this whole mess out. You really should take a meeting in London over January 2013. What do you have to lose? 5- 10 mins or millions of viewers? This isn’t an ego trip, but, who was the only person to see James Vs Ella coming?

All profits from the single will go to the charity for children, Together with Short Lives.

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All the acts then showered James on stage with adoration for his victory. Not exactly Leona Lewis, but, congrats! People just couldn’t bear the sympathy and hypocrisy stories this year.

Thank god it’s over, for now. It was the toughest watch possible.

X Factor UK 2012 The Final: Part One

X Factor UK 2012

The Final: Part One

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Part One of X Factor 2012 UK’s final was set. On Saturday 8th December 2012, live from Manchester Central Arena, the spectacular was unleashed. After trying times, the show finally set out to crown a winner. Over the weekend, the two last parts would see either Jahmene Douglas, Christopher Maloney or hot favourite James Arthur take the crown.

The final took place in Manchester, as many believe the show’s insiders forgot to book Wembley arena. Despite this, the show went on.

 

Jahmene Douglas

Move on Up – Curtis Mayfield

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Opening up inside Big Ben staging to reveal Jahmene was a pitiful, laughable attempt for the final and the grand opening. What relevance did it also have?

At the live final, Jahmene chose to be miming live. Very bad live technicalities followed.

He also looked completely lost and uncomfortable on stage.

There was no star quality shown for a future artist yet.

Meek, drab and uninteresting.

Louis who chose to repeat his ludicrous statements that Jahmene, as he said of Rylan Clark previously, was a “role model” for people, where he showed nothing in that sort. Jahmene reminded Louis of a “Luther Vandross.” What an insult to Luther.

Tulisa jumped in with a “young, timid soul” She wished him the “best of luck from the bottom of my heart.” Another clouded judgement of personal interest than professional outlook.

Gary added a touch of reality expressing the song choice wasn’t worthwhile as he was “not a fan” of the selection. “No chance to shine” was his credible critique.

Mentor Nicole Scherzinger added “My little Jahmayzal” tackily pleaded for votes “C’mon Manchester, show some love. All people in Great Britain, change life, vote for him!”

Where are the regulators who take a lazy approach and ignore the whole series investigation?

Christopher Maloney

What a Feeling – Irene Cara

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Another abusive piece of footage from backstage bullying was show with the building in the VT shown stating TO LET with a space in it reading down to insinuate ‘TOILET’ for Maloney’s journey on the competition.

Once the performance began a HI Fi radio burst open seeing Maloney give a groovy, upbeat song amidst a series full of mundane, safe, dreary performances to be carried by other contestants. It was a great vocal transgression, as the show’s ethos is. To start out growing and progress over the week’s with a better sound, which this act did so, as others failed to do.

Strong high notes into a dancing beat were also added.

Some felt it was a sabotage song from backstage interaction of producers of the show.

Nicole went on “not easy what you just did. I know how hard you’ve worked to be here.”

Louis aimed to protect his constant abuse every week admitting he was “negative a few weeks ago. I love the high notes.”

Tulisa “Must be amazing, you always do you” she quipped in a meaning to be compliment, yet words were still subliminally derogative.

Gary acknowledged the “people’s vote” had received “masses of criticism” whilst focusing on his performances in a positive light.

James Arthur

Feelin’ Good – Nina Simone

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Walking out to a dubstep/ Professor Green characterisation yet again, walk and talking into the mic from throughout the audience backstage doing the whole ‘grime thing’ come superstar arena guy. The song, highly dated in X Factor handling, was another stereotypical and safe performance. We have seen this all before.

A scream and shout, then lost intensity among the bass drowning out his vocals. Please save us Matt Cardle.

Louis gabbed on “Find somebody new, who deserves a break. You’re special. People have to vote” he asked once again.

Tulisa then shouted “Pick up the phone and vote for James Arthur!”

Gary added “best performance to date by far.”

Nicole rounded up with “Fighter. Super-star. My love, hope your feelin’ good” in a bundle of clichéd donations.

Duets will come next.

Kelly Clarkson

Breakaway

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American Idol victor and star Kelly Clarkson sang as the video package behind showed the class of 2012 for the X Factor’s TV journey. Cheryl Cole was given a close up, as long clips of all acts were shown, except for Christopher Maloney who had a fraction of a second shown with more backstage victimisation involved. Clarkson gave another pleasant performance.

Nicole, who wasn’t at the judging desk, has some pork scratching’s from her pub encounters, which Dermot passed to Gary who in turn passed them to Tulisa. #PorkScratchBreath

Jahmene Douglas and Nicole Scherzinger

The Greatest Love of All – Whitney Houston

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Stereotyped Jahmene sang another Whitney classic to overkill on the series once more, ruining her legacy with lack of respect.

Jahmene was isolated on platform seemingly off shore. Nicole, the mentor, had a grand entrance with the doors opening revealing her. Jahmene was obsolete. Scherzinger sang as she walked and met Jahmene in the middle of the long catwalk. Soon enough, tragedy would strike.

Scherzinger, whose voice was still loud as beforehand, found her mic not to be working, which exposed the fact tracks were pre-recorded in rehearsals earlier in the week.

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She would instantly and yobbishly grab the mic, wresting it from protégé Jahmene’s hands as he was confused and shocked to the level of swift aggression by his mentor who sought to maintain her reputation and forget about her subject looking a insolent fool to millions of viewers.

They then shared the mic.

Many have debated whether the production crew PURPOSELY cut the microphone, in order to protect votes and sympathy for Jahmene to increase to boot out Maloney. It would not surprise me.

Tulia and Louis instantly stirred the crowd to cheer when the mic was cut. Interesting.

After the ‘accident’ Jahmene blared out a little bit of noise and Nicole smashed through with her vocals. It was all about Nicole once again.

The mic was working fine when Jahmene had it. Scherzy’s also had the vocals projected, even though the mic wasn’t on. So why did she change tack to one mic only? …

Nic played it up further adding “it sucks when your mic isn’t on” The backing track played lous enough and at constant volume when the mic wasn’t ‘working.’

Christopher Maloney and Gary Barlow

Rule the World – Take That

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A classic tender track from the Take That bandmate and expert songwriter Gary Barlow lended his support to Maloney.

X Factor didn’t want anyone to duet with him for fear of greater votes acquired.

It was a better manoeuvre. The pair had a powerful ballad with strong holding and star quality projected. Maloney gave his best performance ever alongside Barlow in what was proof of Maloney’s musical journey with great levels of improvement and now star essence. He also looks flawless in coats.

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Begrudging Tulisa and Louis were the nodding dogs to the music played out on stage.

There were high notes, as well as being powerful, classy, respected and professional.

Asked how it felt to duet with Maloney, Barlow responded “Gorgeous.”

James Arthur and Nicole Scherzinger

Make You Feel My Love – Bob Dylan

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James began with Nicole double duty Scherzinger taking over. Both mic’s were working now. The shouting overkill rang out again from Arthur in an overdoing manner. This will ruin his overall outlook if continued. Beat and linger screams then followed. Despite all the noise, and the trying effort, it was essentially a ballad of boredom. It did not show any true star qualities that Arthur can be as an artist going forward, despite following, at this time.

Having votes now, in the X Factor bubble is all well and good, but how do you preserve your longevity which no one has even began considering. The curious case of Steve Brookstein rings forth.

The X Factor Final Live on ITV1 - 8th December 2012.

Nicole afterwards said “Manchester, give it up for James Arthur” once more playing to home crowds, often a tradition in American culture. This is a respected British showcase, and the two countries are respected for having different staging, which makes both imports successful to the other.

James responded “Best mentor. Brought my confidence back.”

Up next?

Dermot introduced the next musical guest signing with “Open Arms.”

Rita Ora

RIP / How We Do

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You may remember Ora lately making waves from the X Factor auditions as a guest judge. You may remember her trending on Twitter a few weeks back as “Rita Whora” after allegedly cheating on Robert Kardashian. (Pot, Kettle, Black.) Or it may have been from her X Factor performance on the live results show also.

Either way, Ora performed a good medley of her few hits. These consisted of RIP, How We Do. There was no “Open Arms” single sang. Get your wording right.

She started with a burnout car blazing in the middle of the arena booked in. Wow, that’s, fresh.

Seemingly taking a Tulisa/chav stance, transforming into a tracksuit and coat, this time entered some weaker than usual vocals talking through the piece rather than singing. She was a little drowned out by her own voice in the backing track played over her. Whoops.

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After her How We Do track, Ora proved to be an expert suck up removing all her individuality respected for adding “Tulisa and Nicole doing a great job” on the panel. Ora publically asked for one of their jobs here in disguise. Classy.

Ora has a new UK tour coming up soon.

Five minute warning!

Someone is getting booted off, so hurry up and vote people! Tense.

To fill the time, X Factor finally brought on a real star.

Kylie Minogue

Can’t Get You Out of My Head

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Electric violins and an open door “La La La…” set the scene as Kylie strode onto the stage gracefully. Clad in a shining orange dress not to be mistaken for a quality street wrapper, Kylie added glamour and dignity with a dash of tantalising zest.

Surrounded with orchestral tone, with gothic, dark underlines, filled with concert stage worth it was something never seen before on a TV stage. It was an excellent showcase of star aura.

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She later joked with her human props, who seemingly unmovable till one collapsed in a fun moment. The other, kept his bargain of unbreakable rock. Both added to the chatty composition afterward with Ky and Derm.

We now have the final, final result…

The Result

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The first act making the final is… James Arthur.

The second act making the final is… Jahmene.

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Christopher Maloney was the last to be eliminated form the public vote. He finished in third. Of his time in the competition he said “This has been my life for ten months, it’s been an amazing experience for me, some days have been hard but there’s been more good things than bad.

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“I’ve learned a lot about me as a person and how strong I’ve had to be it’s been emotional.”

Maloney may gain a record contract and feature on the X Factor tour, despite bosses trying to remove him from it as a measure of abuse, once more. More on this later.

Strictly Come Dancing 2012 Week 10 Results

Strictly Come Dancing 2012

Week 10 Results

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After some glam glitz from Tess Daly and Claudia Winkleman, after the oepning Alice in Wonderland/Mad Hatter professional collaboration, the results were soon revealed as to which couples survived another dance week.

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Through to the next week were announced – Kimberley and Pasha and Dani and Vincent.

The first couple to grace the dance off later will be – Nicky and Karen.

Bruno chanted disgraceful in the results revelation at Nicky and Karen. He gets a 10 for effort. Well this isn’t an effort scoring because (almost) everyone is working their backsides off. Labelling their dances as “opposite ends of the spectrum.” Therefore that means it didn’t work together, doesn’t it? Therefore meaning that their placement in the dance off is warranted. No?

Michael Buble

It’s beginning to Look A Lot Like Christmas

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How does he do it?

With a gracious Anton and Erin setting the winter opening scene, with deciduous trees and a shining light filled with a Buble middle surrounded by wooded orchestra, Bubs carried an incandescent, sweet tone with a graceful presentation.

After the smooth bubbles melted we gazed through…

Len’s Lens

After some more close up sneak peeks around the dancefloor arena from the evening with some comedy clips too brief discussion on the dances were also mused over.

Craig managing to keep a level head when giving a 10 score for Kimberley and Pasha.

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Darcey pining over Louis’ beautiful arms. Not hard to be ugly when you have biceps, I suppose. Ugh.

Craig on Denise was sad to see heel slip slightly, as leg too high debated with Len. Costume awareness necessity discussed.

Bruno felt Dani had lots of Sync.

Joyful transition with Lisa and Robin as Riley’s dress was ripped off to thrilling expression of shock and thrill.

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Big girl can dance!

The remainder of the results were revealed as to who would continue on to the semi-finals.

In no particular order going through are – Lisa and Robin and Louis and Flavia.

Leaving Denise and James in the bottom two.

The dance off

 

Denise and James

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Stronger drive and go get ‘em attitude instantly at start. Better twirls, and dip point with James in quickstep hold, lift well again, good footwork, very light on floor. Great Jive kick outs again. Skirt wafting to end drop down arch well. Came out fighting.

Nicky and Karen

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Too much seated leaving too long to get back into hold competently. All twirls and hands, more showy once more than focusing on dance steps in routine. Good lift but careful turning round, then into careful slow steps. Lifts used to much to mask inaccuracies even though allowed. Ends on chair drop down arch back hold of Karen. Wasn’t any improvement on first run and still contained levels of boredom and no progression. Should leave the contest. Can’t be taught any more.

The Judge’s Vote

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Time for the votes.

Craig – Denise and James.

Darcey – both very strong performances, Denise and James.

Bruno – Both improved but the outstanding couple for me are Denise and James.

Len – Denise and James.

It was Byrne’s time to go. He was carried a lot. Said it was the biggest and best show. Shaky start with judges, absolutely amazing. Miss the whole thing.

Karen gave thanks to all celebs and pro dancers as well as the show. She had good innings for her debut run on Strictly. Though we don’t know whether she’ll be back. After the results, it was revealed Hauer had made some jibes towards Denise Van Outen, branding her “all smiles and teeth.”  This compelled Outen’s pro partner James Jordan to prompt Hauer to “keep your opinion’s to yourself.”

Ooh Err!

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The show now enters the semi-finals were couples move to next week, hosting two dances each in the competition with the final five remaining couples.

Time to find the contenders.

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Shame I don’t get any 😮 ! If the BBC would like me to sit in the audience and do a live review please let one know. Two tickets should suffice. Thank You.

Strictly Come Dancing 2012 Week 10:Dance Fusion

Strictly Come Dancing 2012

Week 10: Dance Fusion

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This week’s theme was a brand new concept of Dance Fusion. Mixing two dance styles fused as one. Intertwining a Ballroom and Latin style dance was intended and carried out, but how would the couples fare melding both intuitively?

Below are judges scores from Craig Revel-Horwood, Darcey Bussell, Len Goodman and Bruno Tonioli, along with our professional score with constructive critique.

Strictly Come Dancing 2012

Denise and James

Jive/Quickstep

Reet Petite – Jackie Wilson

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Denise hopes it won’t be a “Dance confusion” after last week’s mishap. Having fun at themselves aside the dance began with James idea of a Jive into quickstep instead of half and half routine.

Cocktail mood, good start of spritey fun, bit more character than dancing at start. Into good round quick spins on floor. Out to hand jiving with a fantastic trumpet back legs lift. Awkward leg knee rise from Van Outen. Jump over head of Denise from James then followed by cartwheel adding routine fun but slightly disconnected from dance for a second. Good arms around twirl on spot, flowing dress turns. Ends well. Good pacing, as Brucie now adds. Held a competent showing with exceptional Jiving as now renowned for. Quickstep was awkwardly matches with this dance, however, was a good in-fusion despite the mis-match initially. Kept momentum. Mishap with shoe caught in dress hole didn’t completely destroy routine. Continued excellent recovery two weeks in a row, showcasing a full professional attitude. Should have stuck with two halves, but took a respected risk.

Bruce humorously adds “If I did that id need a trans-fusion.”

Len said “Fusion, real challenge, not only for pro’s but also celebs. Different techniques. Allowed one lift. Go and show. Proper fusion. Technique in kicks and flicks. Little slip up. Enjoyed it much. Good start to evening.

Bruno begins “Morphing into lively quickstep. Superb. Jive was incredible. Accuracy outstanding.”

Craig added “Agree, Jive part was incredible. Kicks ‘n’ flicks fantastic. Quickstep bit bouncy. Proficient. Fused beautifully. Thank you for remembering routine (to James.) Finished tad late.”

James informs he “Choreographed it that way.”

Sir Bruce tell him “Nice try.”

Darcey says “Strength is Jive, action and attack. Little too much bounce in Quickstep. Love your determination. You go out there and want to perfect every move. Well done.

8, 9, 9, 9

8

Lisa and Robin

Voulez Vous – ABBA

Tango/Cha Cha Cha

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Continual round and round flow, losing slight edge. Bit slow and off in attack. It was good but no sustainable impact as such. Fab-ba expressions. Second half with skirt play coming alive with exuberance.

Bruno said “love expose, glitzy. The Cha Cha suits to a tee.” He felt the Tango “needed better toplines,” though much stronger overall in the Cha Cha, “is you” he added.

Craig went on with “Cha Cha Cha works. Top line failing in Tango and ballroom.” Though enjoyed the characters.

Darcey disagreed “Tango was stronger. Topline improved. Cha Cha loose. (You) Always give your all.”

Len finished with “entertainment is infectious. Went wrong in the Cha Cha Cha. Too predictable.” Though ended with a jolly note claiming Lisa was the entertainment “king!”

Artem chicken fillets chest hair alert! Many viewers have missed these.

7, 8, 7, 8

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Likeminded, Darce and Bruno gave a high five. Where’s mine!? (Waves virtual hands left to Darce and right to Bruno. Ooph!

Nicky and Karen

Samba/American Smooth

Olly Murs feat. Flo Rida – Troublemaker

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Sit in chair prop. Karen now takes the chair duties in a musical exchange.  Twirl on floor. Into American Smooth hold. Hop over chair by Boyish Byrne. There was no point to it. Slow lurching step along hold. Fair lift, not exceptional, slide and shimmying half-heartedly a bore. Twirl carousel of finger cheesy. Sit down. Wasn’t really entertaining, all showman, no showbiz talent shown.

Craig mentioned it “needs bounce in Samba” Truly dreadful. Haphazard. Adoring Bruno chipped in “how cruel” Honestly? Can no-one handle the truth and lose their own perspective on who they fancy? Come on, retain your dignity.

Darcey brought reality back “is true” shoulders let you down. Extend arms. Was safe.

Len said to fuse together is greatest challenge. Tough call. Samba terrific. Mix good, lifts good. Good job.

Bruno over eccentrically adds “heroic effort. Two dances different.” Adding he gave 110% (you can only do 100% of anything) “don’t overestimate what you cannot do.”

5, 7, 8, 7,

6

Dani and Vincent

Charleston/Quickstep

Happy Feet – Paul Wightman

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Good start with fun attitude. Slight loose hands fluttering. Very good back heel kick out. Good tilt around spins. Cheeky fun Charleston. Tad slow on leg crossover hands placement. Good steps in place crossing around followed. Lost some momentum. More of a Charleston but pleasing all the same.

She then received an audience standing ovation. This meant nothing and is now adopted from the X Factor fans that have diverted from channel ‘overseas’ surfing. Please remove this hypocrisy instantly if order to maintain show outlook favourably. Last thing the show needs to destroy credibility.

Darcey felt the dance was “extraordinary, shining in and out. Cheeky, fun and sweet.”

Len said she was “happy with feet.”

Bruno added “like two sides of same coin. Brilliant, stylistically – absolute perfection. Whole sequence delight.”

Craig finished “choreography brilliant. Fantastic work.”

 Still stuck in top tier of eights. Needs to push forward with further drive to move to nines. Overzealous ludicrously with marks from judges though.

9, 10, 9, 10

8

Louis and Flavia

Rumba/Tango

With or Without You – U2

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Filled with loose women jokes, fainting  and playing up to girls fancying Louis as his only reason for being in the show, the fusion finally began shrouded in shortcomings.

After previous weeks of not bothering to dance, could he actually turn this around? It wasn’t enough. Rumba was a sterotype. All about fancy, not dancing. Lame.

Spin into hold, then meandering hopelessly. Crouching tiger hands as Flav dances. Step back and arm up occasionally. Into fast lift with no essence for a moment to seem interesting to all girls in love everywhere based on no dance merit. Tango then say circling around only. Was looking around where to go. Needed a signpost. Still lost on the floor. Was also very boring, no dance aptitude with no passion whatsoever. No thrill. Became empty dance once again. Tragic.

Len praised with “each end of dance spectrum. Pulled it out. Great.”

Infatuated cartoon Bruno said “soft and sensuous to climax at end. Keep it Up!”

Craig added “Danced with effortless dexterity. Your Thumb was up in the Tango.”

Beaming Darcey went on “emotion perfect, arms delicious. Crisp. One of your best.”

There was nothing “crisp” involved, no dexterity wasn’t pulled off, and was boring not sensuous. The bull****-ometer is cranked up to overdrive. Effortless = lazy. Still hasn’t danced.

Does this mean Strictly is due to die after adopting an X Factor / Big Brother style of adoration?

9, 9, 9, 10

7

Kimberley and Pasha

Cha Cha Cha /Tango

It’s Raining Men – The Weather Girls

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Rule number one. NEVER open an umbrella indoors.

Strong start with legs. Steps a little cautious, good attitude. Though not dark enough, still smiley in Tango. Good kick out and smiles in change of dance. Was an OK dance. Not exceptional, not lowly.

Bruno commented “nuclear fusion. Imaginative, inventive, dance of the season. (This is the problem with American jet hopping.)

Pleased Craig adds “That is dancing.”

Darcey chips in “Fabulous pout in smile. Made it your own. Fabulous.”

Len concluded “Join the audience. Well done” as Len copied the crowd and stood and clapped in a tedious showing which should have kept seated than add hypocrisy to the ovation/Cheryl Cole/ X Factor likeness that crippled part for the show’s credibility.

Much more vast over estimations and lunacy in the scores follow.

10, 10, 10, 10

9

Danger zone

Nicky and Karen, Lisa and Robin, Denise and James

Results to follow.

Review: Times Red – Just No Good for Me (EP)

Times Red

Just No Good for Me (EP)

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You may have seen the three hunky lads strut their musical ‘stuff’ on the most recent series of TV talent show The X Factor, where Essex based trio Scott Ritchie, 25, Staz Nair, 20,  and Luke White, 24, made quite an impression on the judges with a mesmerizing rendition of the late Amy Winehouse classic Rehab. (See video below.) The band made it through to the bootcamp stages narrowly missing out on a place in the competition, though that hasn’t halted their progress.

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The guys have been busy recording their new album, soon scheduled for release in the UK.

Having gained a sneak peek of their sound from the EP, Just No Good for Me, Times Red have certainly captivated with their charismatic tone.

Beginning with an engaging beat, the self-titled record Just No Good for Me adds a tender, tranquil tone perfect for any time to chillout. The group also lavishly treat heir fanbase to a few additional remixes of the track also. Instantly grabbed by the Rishi Rich fused beat with a nightclub essence come Latino conga vibe capable of making anyone swivel their hips transported to an idyllic beach front overview with a limbo groove on with the guys in mind serenading may be ever more appealing for fans.

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Their single Patience highlights near – perfect, acoustic vocal with an enriched, smooth essence adorned with deep charismatic linger.

More is seemingly expected of Times Red. When their album is completed for release, their talent may just flock off the shelves. We are anxiously waiting to hear the remainder with eager anticipation. This may just be your stocking filler for the New Year. High levels of talent are among the committed triple troupe of wholesome eye gazing and soothing aural transmission.

You can pre-order the EP on iTunes – https://itunes.apple.com/gb/album/just-no-good-for-me-ep/id583136176

Price – £3.95

Here is the first audition of Times Red on X Factor 2012 – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Aphy7mD1vwg