Save Sam Callahan!

Save Sam Callahan!

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He’s the fresh faced newest talent in the music industry making waves over on this year’s X Factor contest. Cheeky munchkin Sam Callahan, 19, hopes to win the singing contest, making it through to the fifth live week. However, the cutesy singer/songwriter is under tough competition as the X Factor bosses are said to frown upon Sam as a music act.

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Every week he’s also been trashed by judge Gary Barlow with fellow judges Nicole Scherzinger and Sharon Osbourne attacking the teen sensation for failing to be vocally sound on the shows. Two weeks ago, fellow singer Abi Alton, 19, was in floods of tears on stage after Osbourne’s comments.

This week Sam, who set up his online shop selling his own merchandise was slammed by the show’s producers on X Factor and plan to put him in a less favourable light on the show with the judges and his performance staging.

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Many fear Sam will be booted out of the X Factor this week and could face the bottom two in the sing off if fans fail to vote for, as mentor Louis Walsh adds “Hardworking” Sam.

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X Factor owner not a reported fan of Sam.

Sam urgently needs his “Callafans” in support of his career on the show. X Factor boss and producer Simon Cowell is not a reported fan of Sam. Cowell, who previously felt there were three contestants who could win, and two more if they really worked at it, could do. Syco Entertainment hope for Tamera, as favourite, to win, and plan to dress her excellently and produce amazing staging for her. Cowell admitted girlgroup Miss Dynamix, who left two weeks ago, where one of the five star acts. The others are believed to be Rough Copy, Sam Bailey and Nicholas McDonald.

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Essex hunk Sam, who spoke to Closer magazine, spoke of negative comments from a friend about his X Factor stint. “I‘ve been lucky with the support from friends and family, but I did have one nasty comment from a friend.

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“He was saying I had changed now I’m on TV and I wasn’t making time for the people I used to know. I felt annoyed – I’ve been living in the house and spending every minute rehearsing or performing. I don’t have much free time but, once I do, I’ll spend some quality time with the people who matter.”

Sam thanked his fans on Twitter, on Wednesday, including supportive Westlife singer Shane Filan. “Just wanna say a big thank you to @ShaneFilan for believing in me! This means a lot to me mate x.”

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“Some things change but ill always be the same old kid from Essex with big dreams & my heart on my sleeve..Never forget where it began! #true”

Sam has also done charity work, stripping off into a chilly pond for the Teenage Cancer trust in some cheeky snaps below.

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Looks like Sam is going to need his Callafans on Saturday to vote and save his booty from the bottom two to prove his worth to the show and its producers, who seem to secretly wish to send home Callahan.

Tax evader Gary Barlow’s scathing comments to Sam included “The problem is everyone else is so much better than you.”

Poor Sam said he felt like “Gary Barlow’s punchbag.”

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Tax evader (allegedly) Barlow

Many feel Callahan is likely to lose votes to second favourite Nicholas McDonald and front-runner Tamera Foster. Simon Cowell wants either of them to win.

Think Sam is worth staying? Use the #SaveSamCallahan and tell everyone why.

You can also check out Sam’s charity skinny dip video here – http://youtu.be/dBaD5UQEZzQ

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X Factor UK 2013 Results: Week 1

Ellie Goulding and Cher give some performances for tonight’s results. The results came in.

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First act through in no particular order – Kingsland Road. Joining are – Abi, Sam Callahan, Sam Bailey, Miss Dynamix, Hannah, Nicholas, Tamera, Rough Copy. 1 more is certain of a place. Last place goes to – Luke.

Mrs. O has done a great job in her comeback. It’s Over Vs Over. Excellent re-hire Mr. C. (Cowell)

One tweeter wrote “I wonder if Sharon will vote this time or strop off like the last time she had two acts in the bottom two!”

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One Night Only – Jennifer Hudson

Shockingly does a very good performance and belter. But, she’s fat, erm, a big girl with talent and not popular with the kids screaming for teen boys over-sexualised by the show. You do the math.

Sharon looks down for her own contestant’s name on piece of paper in front of her on the desk to introduce Lorna. So drunk, the second evening in a row, she cannot remember her name. Anyone else would be sacked.

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There You’ll Be – Faith Hill

 

Weak. Defeatist. Teary.

Judges Vote

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Shaz is now seen after being strategically told to drink a cup of tea.

Dermot went to Sharon first. Mrs. O calmly and arrogantly left her acts in the lurch once more by choosing to abstain. “No Vote.” Dermot quickly moved on after the disgrace of a judging role to vote, where ITV didn’t bother pressing Osbourne for a vote. Abstainations are not allowed, despite X Factor being too moronic to figure out what to do on a live show that goes completely wrong everytime.

After a sneaky glance and word from Shaz, who didn’t vote, Louis chose his selection. “It’s a tough vote. Sending home Lorna.”

Gary decided to even the field. “What a fantastic sing off. Shelley – if you sang like that last night you wouldn’t be here. Lorna – you got an amazing voice. Sending home – Shelley.

Decision maker Nicole sealed the fate. “That was unbelievable. Shelley, more to see from you so the act I’m sending home is Lorna.”

Lorna Simpson leaves the competition as numerous outraged fans screamed of a “Fix Factor” instead. This year no deadlock will occur so if a tie the lowest public votes leave the show. Because Louis Walsh can never make a good decision.

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Lorna a goner. Simpson leaves the X Factor contest.

Xtra F*ckta!

Over on ITV2…

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Ring the Alarm… Sex sirens Flack and Richardson

The calamity continued. Sharon told her recently leaving contestant Lorna to “go to the jungle. Go to Big Brother. All you have to do is sit there and do nothing.” Sharon decded not to vote and drink “tea” all night. Host Caroline Flack asked Shaz “Is that tea in there?”

“No, but that’s how I get away with it” Obourne admitted on live television.

Over personal Nicole said she saved Shelley because “I have a connection with Shelley.

Daughter to Osbourne Kelly was interviewed, briefly, in the audience. She said they were “Having fun.” Sharon recently re-opened the feud with Lady Gaga in a national kiss and tell rag on Sunday jumping in on her daughter’s losing fight with Gaga. She also predictably attacked former judge Dannii Minogue with numerous lies, including hinting at Minogue ‘stealing’ a handbag Sharon bought her for her birthday.

Moving away from disaster that is Osbourne. Xtra Factor launched a new one. Weedy plank and new unknown host Matt something revealed the “sex alarm” had gone off.

To add to this disgraceful over-sexualisation and debauchery Matt revealed his WINKI an acronym meaning World Internet Navigation Keyboard Interface. (More like BLLX) He then changed it to Matt’s Interactive News Generating Exhibit (MINGE) and then Browser Utility Monitor (BUM)in some ingenious choices to make interesting entertainment.

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Tea tree oil.

Other debauchery uttered included “I’ll go through your keyhole “ to maneater Flack. Dermot was instantly appalled shouting “Oh come on?!” Matt then crossdressed in a headband and lipstick for no apparent reason.  Oh hang on, it was a guess the contestant moment. He was mimicking Abi.

Sex pest Matt then shockingly said “Love listening to your sound while being rubbed up and down by a masseuse” to Abi’s performance. Abi is 19.

Sex on the beach and twerking were also mentioned and conducted. He then blew kisses to Kingsload Road, ages 19, 19, 20, 22 and 25.

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Then following with “Let’s see what’s going on on my bum.”

The debauchery soon ended as leaving contestant Lorna Simpson was asked of her time on the show. She added “I just want to get out of these hideous clothes. Its not me!”

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X Factor UK 2013 Week 1

The X Factor has re-launched its series for another rough thirteen weeks for the coming year. Taking their places were the resident sponges Louis Walsh and Nicole ‘sh*tstinker’ Shezinger. Gary Barlow admitted his final series in order to tour with Take That next year. Original judge Sharon Osbourne has also returned for one year.

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This year the panel attempt to remove voting politics, ratings dips and boredom whilst presenting a mixed bag of musical ‘talent’ and entertainment. Tonight is an ‘80s night.’

First up was the new age Tina Turner, Hannah Barrett. Judges said she “killed it” with a performance of What’s Love Got To Do With It? Then came the baby face Nicholas McDonald. The teen Scot, selected by mentor Louis, desperate to win, was selected over two ‘fat’ guys with talent. McDonald is bookmakers SECOND favourite to win. Louis Walsh is his mentor. If there was an official poster for over-sexualisation of X Factor, this would contribute. He’s way out of his depth. The sixteen year old sang Spandau Ballet. He was talking through most of the song.

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Leona Lewis, Misha B and Alexandra Burke thrown together at the last minute.

Up next were the first group, Miss Dynamix, who fans said look “exactly the same” and wore a fusion of bright coloured dresses. There really was no colour coming through from the girls and are instantly forgettable. Their performance was weak.

Prison officer Sam Bailey gave decent tone and a strong ballad for the first week. This one has Nikki vibes all over her. Nikki got to the final four before voted out for having strategic comedian Walsh as her mentor years ago. Barlow said she had a “gorgeous vibrato.” Sounded to many like fabroato.  No words of interest Nicole spoke “I am speechless right now.” Louis said “Love the makeover.”

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Backstage, promiscuous Caroline Flack has now created a ‘green room’ come holding bay where she exclusive stuffs a microphone into contestant faces and asks their thoughts before a controller storms in to say they need to go to the stage now. Not pointless at all.

Sweetie Sam Callaghan sang Summer of 69. How original of Louis. Sam’s introduction on the musical talent show was mentioning he is single. What has being single got to do with this singing show? Callaghan gave a dreadful performance and was off pitch everywhere. No real star buzz. Girl’s might cheer, but what have you actually got to offer? Is the only aspiration of the show to get a girlfriend/boyfriend? Goodness… Go home with Louis. Calamity Sharon said – “You’ve got the whole package for me. Got *something*(inaudible) ability factor” she adds.

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Crazy silly females in the show continue making a mob mockery of X Factor. But, what are you expecting when you once again over-sexualise children? Barlow and Scherzinger stated with was not the best of vocals. Mentor Louis responded “Guys, nobody works harder. You’re an absolute dream to mentor. You’re like a little Bryan Adams.”

Following that where an all new boyband. The Wham rejects styled as One Direction where called Kingsland Road. They all looked exactly like each other. They sang the classic, If you’re gonna do it right. What irony. Barlow was accused of being a sell-out. The harmonies were off, they went and touched some girls in the audience frothing at the mouth and weren’t memorable in musical dynamics. Nicole complimented them on their hair. Louis said “I know you’re working really hard behind the scenes. If you’re having a good time you’ll go far.” Drunkard Shaz took the killer line “You look like Leonardo Di Caprio” she said to a Rhydian lookalike. It was from this moment on everyone knew Sharon was sozzled on the job.

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Mrs.O’s fun act was due next. Shelley Smith gave a performance of Heart’s Alone. Fans were unimpressed. The hydrallic lift of musical theatre made a laughing stock of Osbourne, Cowell, X Factor and Smith. Barlow attacked her for not conforming to a notion every other act seemed to incorporate in their acts “a modern twist on 80s night. You were stuck in 80s. Need to modernise your voice.” This is the same guy who had Chris Maloney, an ungrateful fame seeker using everyone he can. Louis said “You gave it wellie. That’s what it’s all about.”

Pin Prick. Judge Walsh.

Pin Prick. Judge Walsh.

Young, flower power crowned Abi Alton sang a contemporary Bon Jovi classic. One you just don’t mess with, because if you get such a legend wrong, the audience are unforgiving. Alton lost many fans as their favourite. She was accused of being whiny with her acoustic set up. It was beyond contemporary standards to viewers. Louis said “Didn’t hear a pin drop.”

“You could have heard a pin drop” SNAP! Barlow and Walsh utter the same script.

More over-sexualisation now. Lorna Simpson was completely thrown by the buff bodied hunks she would have dancing with her. “Oh my god, naked bodies?” she mentioned. They weren’t exactly naked, only semi. Sings well, but crap and leching all over bodies.

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X Factor needed to get its script in order and scheduled a commercial break before giving the comments. You got 4 minutes, GO! Gary and Nicole set the comments roll adding “pitch was all over the place” as Nicole followed saying “I agree with Gary.” Thrill seeker Louis said “I loved it. (I) remember watching Top Of The Pops in the 80s.” Sozzled Shaz added “You were a bit, like, unsure. It all took off.”

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The X Factor producers and Simon Cowell’s “favourite” to win, who underwent a radical makeover to shake off her criminal past churned out the sexed up Tamera. Taking on a classic by R’n’B legend Chaka Khan’s Aint Nobody was a huge mistake but got through it decently with help from the auto tuning machine in the background. She span around. It was turned into a club groove watered down. Dance lover Walsh said “You’ve got all of the moves, a great look.” Drunkard Sharon baffled many with her comments once again, adding “Yes misses, you’re very exotic, you look exotic.” Tamera is black. The subordination of black females among over sexualisation continues to grow in X Factor’s favour.

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Over-sexualised Tamera. “She looks just like Rihanna”

Audience fears over Luke Friend’s dreadlocked hair were on offer now. He combed it back and had a little bit sheared off. He looked like action hero Predator instead. He sang a song by Sting. It was a weak song filled with shouting vocals. It was a rotten choice. Sozzled Shaz began the comments off with “Luuuuuuuuuuuu-oak! Performance value, bang on. Voice not greatest but you don’t need it with that face.” (Have we got an over-sexual counter in the corner? We may need one.) Housewives favourite Barlow compared themselves next. Your voice is an acquired taste. Load of mum’s out there who want to wash your hair.”  Handler Louis spoke “Loved your energy. I don’t care. I just want people to vote for ya!” Last year X Factor was investigated after Louis who avoided it before, continues to attempt to sway votes asking people to vote, which is profound.

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Rough Copy went last. After their visa hiccups and X Factor stalling they began In the Air by Phil Collins. Hazy start on first line echoey. (Gary nods) Borrowed strobe lights from TV catchphrase gameshow it seems. Eddie Murphy from Living in America in the blue get up joined the band. It felt bland, empty and boring. Nothing really there. Nicole chimed in “You might be the best band I ever seen.” Louis said  “I love the staging, the image.” More than half cut Shaz muttered “The moment is here for you.”

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Now all acts have performed, a new terror was approaching. Cue the doomy music atmosphere. “Ahh, ah!” The flash vote is up next! (?) The flash vote allows you to vote for the next ten minutes to save your faves then the lowest poller will go through to the Sunday results show, tomorrow night, as one of the two sing off acts. They used the Queen “Flash” music. Disgraceful. After Dermot chats to the acts lined up for ten mins, we predictably go to the 100th break in a two hour show.

The votes were in. Saved were all the Girls and Groups. Then Louis’ boys were safe. Sharon Osbourne’s glorious X Factor return from the past was about to be dented. The act facing the sing off was Clare from steps, Shelley.

Phone lines re-opened to carry over votes for the second act to join Shelley the following evening.

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Shell Fell…

Results to follow…

Wise Owl Cowell

For X Factor’s triumphant return with drama, glitz, over-sexualisation of children, subordination of women and vamping up illustrious levels of sexual connotations, the show plummeted to all new lows of disaster levels. The excellent rehire of dated Sharon Osbourne, adding no style or interest whilst being drunk on the show is unforgivable, but pals won’t deal with Mrs.O’s unprofessional indulgence. The first show is often the most crucial to encourage viewers. Tons plan to snub the show that has become an utter disgrace in entertainment, making a mockery of the music industry and plucking young children from obscurity to please a judge’s ego based on area code. Give X Factor three to five years at best before it dies completely, even if it still clings on to a TV platform. Bosses are so desperate they believe X Factor god Simon Cowell will save it, and will take a £50m payoff to return in Barlow’s seat next year. A seat Cowell has been constantly jealous of. Snob Cowell chose to snub options that would help him and his TV show survive, and now, the show is teetering on concussion. Not long now.

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X Factor UK Categories revealed

X Factor UK Categories revealed

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The tenth anniversary series of UK X Factor has decided which judge gets their categories.

After plans to host a ceremony on his luxuioris yacht in the middle of French waters, slimeball Simon Cowell aborted that idea. Cowell, who recently made waves of getting his married lover pregnant whilst she was in wedlock, phoned the judges instead.

Resident clingon Nicole Scherzinger recieved the girls category while X Factor veteran Louis Walsh was given the boys. After ten years on the show sponge Walsh was given a credible category. He added this would be his final year on the show, with aims to launch a boyband after.

Baron of truth Gary Barlow was given the groups. Barlow also plans to leave to focus on a musical tour afterward. Bosses gave him and Louis the top categories to keep them on the show, according to producers.

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Returning diva Sharon Osbourne, who left the show in 2007 since its birth left after launching a vicious spat towards then co-judge Dannii Minogue. She will get the Over 28s category. Boisterous Shaz was sacked by America’s Got Talent after a fallout with producers. Mrs.O earlier participated in a calculated row with pop superstar Lady Gaga, online.

She is currently on a one year trial after asking Simon Cowell at an informal dinner if she could get the job by offering to suck his manhood.

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Si planned to return to the anniversary bash with originals Osbourne and Walsh but failed due to US filming commitments. He will videocall in during live shows via Skype.

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Fans are said to be sick of the show hoping it will leave screens shortly after.

If it is clever it would add an entire new panel that connects with the format of the show. But it won’t, because stubborn media mogul Cowell won’t take direction from anyone.

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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.

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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?

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Let It Be

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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.

X Factor UK 2012: Week 9 Results

X Factor UK 2012:

Week 9 Results

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Eccentric Scherzinger telling everyone to “Kiss It!”

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Pretty doily Tulisa

After the glam entrances in the downgraded ‘style wars’ of dress sense, and a re cap of all the previous night’s drama the acts took to the stage together once more.

Group Song

Merry Christmans Baby – Three Blazers feat. Charles Brown

James and Jaymi sang well. Josh ruined it once again with his blues brothers humming along. Jahmene adds some sound.

Rod Stewart arrives!

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Why, oh why, didn’t this Rod hopeful get through?

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Rod and the lads sing a jolly jingle tune

James serenades Rod. Maloney given no lines at all seemingly.

At least you can’t blame him for anything this time. So, if the song was rubbish, then it’s not him your diverting your concern to. Think about it. Blatant James Arthur plugging as hot favourite from X Factor inside production crew. They and Cowell want Arthur to win. He’s gaining the lowest votes.

Tulisa

Sight of You

Covered up her urban roots whilst performing new single.

Covered up her “urban roots” whilst performing new single.

From afar zooming in and out, in a hoody and a prism spotlight shining down, Tulisa entered a level vocal of minimalism to a backing track. The X Factor judge, who critiques other acts on the very stage entered what was a rather standard performance with no mass impact nor emotional connection having no key expression, all clad in leather. Felt off in key towards end after most took their attention elsewhere or made a cup of tea.

Charity Together for Short Lives, which helps young born children with difficulties was shown next. Proceeds going to them from a charity single by X Factor, which wasn’t fully explained. Did we forget in the mass bubble of manipulating the shows audience to vote a certain way?

On Wednesday 28th December after realising that Christopher Maloney may win the show, Simon Cowell announced the charity will receive 100% of the profits from the single, shunting the winner in the hopes Cowell reaches a number one single in order to save the flagging reputation of the show above all else in a panic over the ratings and production crisis unfolding. Previously there has been a separate charity single featuring all live show acts.

P!nk

Try

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Resplendent, class act once again.

With an elegant ensemble of violins, electric guitars, drums and a smooth resplendent tone Pink instantly added her attitude to the song and maintained star quality never overdoing and ruining the track. Yet another flawless performance with all external factors and pure quality with gorgeous glam for the star who still contains attitude in the industry. Pink will be touring the UK back in April.

The Result

Dermot O’Leary informs us that in “no particular order, first act through to the final is” – James Arthur. Joining James is – Christopher.

The last place in the final goes to – Jahmene.

Union J have been eliminated on the public vote as the judges cannot save anymore. They were in the sing off an astonishing three times. We were treated to one last performance.

Union J

Love Story – Taylor Swift

Jeffrey, George, Zippy and Bungle

Jeffrey, George, Zippy and Bungle

Repeating the same song from earlier in series again, began with tough vocals from Josh then JJ following through. Jaymi consistent. Following with strong sound, the backing group still awkward. George still the odd one in the group doing nothing much except an extra. Many a missed opportunity.

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The placement of the band is highly disjointed, and if they re-affirmed their structure they might be interesting for once in the right aspect. They were on borrowed time for many weeks as voters voted in defiance, not respect.

Union J boldly stated publicly they can be bigger than One Direction and plan to take them on and destroy their market. Speaking to tabloid newspaper The Mirror, Josh Cuthbert added: “We want to do better than One Direction.”

Can Union J defeat One Direction before they've even begun?

Can Union J defeat One Direction before they’ve even begun?

The three finalists burst out from the opening doors behind to cuddle host Dermot to celebrate reaching the final stages of the competition.

Emotional Jahmene cries, as James and Christopher thank fans for their support.

Star Sande set to perform at the final next week

Star Sande set to perform at the final next week

The final looms next week with acts like Kylie Minogue, a returning One Direction for an astonishing third time, as well as Emile Sande and Rihanna, who performed last week.