X Factor Categories Revealed

Judges Categories revealed

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With the looming returning of the UK version of The X Factor this weekend we can reveal which judges have which categories.

The show sees the return of former judges, cheating scumbag Simon Cowell and overrated diva Saint Cheryl Cole. After a secret divorce and new marriage, Cheryl whateverhernameisnow (you think I got time to type all that out?) hopes to reform her flagging career after Cowell infamously sacked her on the American version for being rubbish.

Nasty judge Cowell has decided to keep the American X stage formation as well as the recently introduced seat swapping bootcamp choices, singers and viewers deemed as cruel.

Joining the panel is everyone’s favourite (?) Irish Lepparechaun Louis Walsh, who sits on the end and delivers bitchy attacks on contestants because he has no other job and has been the only original since the show’s birth 11 years ago.

Livening up the show is the stand in but very worthy Mel B, otherwise known as Scary Spice from mega successful girl group the Spice Girls. She had a guest spot in previous years where she won the hearts of the nation with her no-nonsense attitude with honest critque than the pantomime others provide.

Who got what?

Mel B will be in charge of the Boys.

Cheryl will (as always on a return) get the Girls.

Smug Simon takes the almost invisible Over 28′s.

Louis Walsh continues to get the scraps, taking the ever useless Groups once again.

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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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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 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…

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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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The Brit Awards 2013

The Brit Awards 2013

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You didn’t think you’d get away with this one did you? Below in every item presented can be a vital way of reforming the broken formula in any product, service or award ceremony. I am available should you need to hire a new force. You should consider it.

In previous years the Brit Awards have been filled with controversy. While the Brits are avoiding this and that is not a problem itself, though fans and critics are asking for trouble for fun, this show can be a success without disaster. From politicians, musical performance interruptions and expletives galore, and the infamous Ronny Wood challenge the awards have been a right laugh for controversy and interest.

Many are panning this Wednesday, 20th Feb’s Brits as “bland.” I disagree. They weren’t bland. They were dire! Non-descript, empty and botched out, winners were unknown, undeserving or just plain randoms. One saving grace from the Brits has been the musical performances. A couple of years back the Brits reformed stating the performances were the focus (ludicrous to make your awards second place) but the sets were going to be amazing. There have been numerous sets in past years that were outstanding, unique and concert worthy. The mash up’s of 2009, including The Ting Tings and Estelle were further highlight even when the ‘big names’ finished or came later.

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The host has always been an imperative role. For the third, yes, third year running, lovely, bouncy, housewives favourite comedian James Corden was host of the show. This was one of its many problems. The assumption that everyone loves James Corden is an idiotic notion that the ceremony producers convince themselves in order to make them seem they know what is good for the show. Their stubborn attitude cost them dearly. Corden scrapped through three years ago with a bearable presentation. He should not have returned for a second series but with this Gavin and Stacey TV show ending and assumed to be the nation’s biggest favourite show, the Brits pounced. It was OK as a show, but wasn’t to the scale of heightened appreciation. The only way the Brits could possibly have this would be to parachute in Ricky Gervais. Golden Globes anyone? Although, now one has mentioned it, the Brits should be gracious to offer me a role producing, strategizing or in the audience typing my ivory keys on my keyboard. J I can get you what you need, but don’t go abusing it. The Brits is in need of serious revamps and PR.

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I am a lover and supporter of the Arts and have immense time for it and others should get more involved for our culture and in-depth growth as human beings. This aside, Damien Hirst is a great artist whom I respect. However, those ‘Awards’ with a white statue and polka dot mess all over it looks more reminiscent of a Yazoo milk bottle. They are ugly. Awards should never be such and are an ‘Award’ meaning high levels of prestige and to acquire such a rare and exceptional feat of talent recognition is vital in the gong. I would be embarrassed if I won that and quite possibly refuse it! Marlon Brando eat your heart you!

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OK, enough gabbing on the poor show structure, what of the awards themselves?

British Male Solo Artist – Ben Howard

British Breakthrough Act – Ben Howard

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British Female Solo Artist – Emeli Sande

British Group – Mumford & Sons

International Male Solo Artist – Frank Ocean

International Group – Black Keys

Live Act – Coldplay

British Single – Skyfall, Adele

British Producer – Paul Epworth

Critic’s Choice – Tom Odell

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Best Album – Our Version of events, Emeli Sande

Brits global success (International Sales of 2012) – One Direction

International Female Solo Artist – Lana Del Rey

Special Recognition – War Child

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He’s come in for a lot of stick. Perhaps not his fault, who knows, however, WHO is Ben Howard? I m extremely well rounded and into new, alternative, indie and all rising music with an ear to the ground, but even I am stumped by Ben Howard.

The Brits felt it should honour moody Olly Murs with a nomination after talking about being snubbed for his rather meek music. While Olly may be a lovable guy, his music is somewhat off. This is no popularity contest. Calvin Harris was also nominated, alongside Richard Hawley and Plan B. While I am in favour of none of the nominees, though obvious decision to win should be Plan B, if the Brits didn’t want obvious pandering to make a farce of the show, how about nominating credible candidates?

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Corden and the Brits were so obsessed with “patting themselves on the back” as Matthew Wright expressed on Friday morning’s The Wright Stuff, on Channel 5, Corden spoke to music insiders of the mainstream like record boss Simon Cowell, DJ Nick Grimshaw, singer Robbie Williams and others in terrible exchanges that were pointless, drab and did nothing for the show and all about ego. In contrast, those winners of the evening were not anywhere in the mainstream, apart from Cowell brainchild’s One Direction. Thanks for turning up, Si. I’m still awaiting a response, though never get one. You know what for. Obsessed with a tele camera, tanktop and media coverage, mogul Cowell uttered a few minimal words whilst chewing gum as he squawked.

An award ‘made’ for One Direction to encourage viewers to tune in was a practise that ate into any credibility the Brits hoped to have. ‘Hey, got an idea. Let’s nominate One D and we can get all the kids to watch.’ Have you forgotten that the demographics watching, past the watershed, no less are grown-ups, adults and matured teens? Sharon Osbourne’s epic fail attempting to make a penis joke about Harry Styles from a mother at sixty year old was unappealing. Mrs. O had also been previously involved in an online row with daughter Kelly’s fight with Lady Gaga earlier this year.

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No gripes with Lana Del Rey, here! Deserved.

Adele won the best single for Skyfall. After last year’s doomed mistake, in which Adele responded with a deserved flipping of the bird for cutting her speech off, this year gave a humourous video message, in which she was rehearsing for the Oscars, as mentioned, and also stated she would keep it short. Producers said that it was preparing to “right that wrong” tonight for last year’s bungle. Cutting off Adele is like cutting off Meryl Streep at the Golden Globes or other Oscar people who have sheer prominence to the ceremony for their talent. You do not do so, so easily. If timing is an issue then you should have cu others of to allow space for people you know are coming up and need allocation.

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The Brits were all over the place and have lost yearly viewers however this year’s crippling stumble has seen thousands turn their TV attention elsewhere. How can music media barons in charge of productions as big as this, and certain others previously addressed by FalseFabs, get it so wrong? Does it imply, which it does, that the producers are so out of touch with the changing and reality of the world that it goes on its statistics which actually tell you nothing about what is necessary to adhere to? Take a step back and get those needed on board instead of flaunting your own stylist principals which lack exactly that. The ceremony is non-existence, unworthy, and of no interest to be there. It’s simply become a waste of time. Change it, or scrap it! It can be saved, but those in charge may not know how to do so. Think!

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?

Jahmene Douglas

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: 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.