The Week in Media, The Sun, Camden Journal and Evening Standard

Every week we plan to have a brief perusal of the media, mostly newspapers, that have been making the stories, and actually asking if this is really journalism at its finest, for you, the very public it intends to serve. Going through with a fine toothcomb to what consists of reality and whether newspaper hacks are inadequate in gauging public opinion and newsworthy topics, or whether it’s just utter tosh to help politicians in their idealistic and segregated view of what the real world is, to which the people they claim to serve consist. This week’s offerings mostly come from the glorious ball in the sky as our shining beacon of light, The Sun. However this week, we’ve spoiled you with more than one day!

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Peel back the skins

In the Wednesday Feb 20th edition a new healthy scare was unveiled.

Eating Chips once a week increases cancer by a third for men, “scientists say.” In an excerpt from the article – “A single portion every seven days may heighten the danger of prostate cancer by 30 to 37 per cent, according to a new study.”

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Did you know?, in Great Britain, it can cost up to 69 to 70 pence to import an apple. To secure a chip into our society it can cost as little as SEVEN (7p) pence. With the rise of cancer and the cheapness of imported food, and the myth of five fruits and vegetables a day is a healthier option, as those are costly to bring into the country than the ‘bad’ foods, surely this is a question for the government and its failings to support healthy living and then ‘blame it on the fatties’ later after plumping us up to drive economy for supermarkets forward on cheap produce?

What people will instantly say is “don’t eat them.” Is it really that simple? With budgeting and costly supermarkets alongside welfare cuts and timing for families unable to cook properly due to working all hours for a minor wage or on benefits to scrap the barrels feeling this is the only option as you can buy chips in bulk?

Contostavlos Canned by Cowell!

From Friday’s juicy offering Tulisa Contostavlos has finally been fired from the UK X Factor. Her time on the show was clearly over, but show executive Simon Cowell decided to remove the twenty-four year old from the judging panel. With a place open, and rumours rife, below is the list of X-ies possibly waiting in the wings.

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Mel B was intended to join the panel, though has signed to Australian X Factor and also takes the place of the former female judge on America’s Got Talent, joining Howie Mandel and Howard Stern.

This has left Sharon Osbourne, a former original on X Factor, at a loose end. Many fans feel Cowell is lining Mrs.O up for the job. We shall have more on this in a coming X Factor stratagem soon, though Sharon Osbourne’s time has passed on this show and would be extremely catastrophic to return.

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Rita Ora took a guest spot on the show last year after having one single. She has gone on to have a few more number one singles, of which the show loves to grab as an in-house uplifting of the show’s credentials for headline status which is redundant. It does not heighten the show. As for Ora, dubbed “Rita Whora” last year for allegedly cheating on Robert Kardashian did not gather favour as X Factor assumes. She would not be a good fit, but Cowell is desperate for a female, young and vibrant. Ora is 22.

Cowell has also said to “fight tooth and nail” to allow long-time pal Louis Walsh to remain on the show despite show producers eager to let Louis leave to reform the flagging TV series. Walsh has remained on the panel since its birth in 2003 as this year will be the tenth anniversary. Louis has previously been given the worst categories every year and usually crashes out of the completion first with no acts for weeks continuing into the live shows. It is clearly time for Walsh to go, however Simon Cowell has an unknown favour for his friend who has been carried every year, allowed to make nasty, “bitchy” and aggressive snipes at contestants and votes politically to maintain his acts for his own ego.

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ITV exec’s wish for Gary Barlow to remain. Barlow is seen as the noble, honest deliverance on screen. He gets some lines from FalseFabs too. 😀

There is one sadness in Tulisa’s demise. While her fag end has been stubbed out, we won’t have anymore “fag ash breath” to muse over!

Liberal Good-bye?

Browsing through The Camden Journal, (Feb 21st) on interesting story was the Liberal Democrat MP Emily Frith who has lost her seat for Hampstead and Kilburn “weeks after she was selected for the seat.”

She opted to take a new position in government civil service with the pre-requisite barring her from running for political office.

It comes amid a murky week of Lib Dems, with the fewest MPs falling in record numbers since the coalition in 2010 down to 57. Chris Huhne’s abdication recently and Nick Clegg suffering with party member Lord Rennard’s sexual allegations from inside the party from females has severely fractured the Lib Dem’s who lost immense support by dismissing their manifesto when going to former a coalition government with the Conservative Party.

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Dave disses BBC over candidate absence

Following this in Thursday’s Evening Standard, is Conservative Party henchman David Cameron claiming the BBC “behaved badly” after the Eastleigh by-election candidate missed the debate. Stating the BBC was “stupid” the Prime Minister, who has appeared on the BBC platform numerous times through his candidacy and elected role, and as his primary focus for news over other media outlets said of the missing candidate “Maria Hutchings will be an absolutely first class MP for Eastleigh. She is a local mother of four.” In an except from the paper “Mrs Hutchings is an outspoken figure whose views are at odds with those of Mr Cameron on Europe, abortion and gay marriage.” After a worker asked a question Cameron joked on an issue of money given to alcoholics. Cam said “I think I have found my new welfare minister here.”

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Image Credit: BBC

To finally end the lunacy of the week’s media was an exclusive! Read all about it, read all about it! Major Headline news! The Sun on Sunday delivered a sterling front page. Cheryl Cole’s ARSE! Wow. Fascinating. Cheryl’s derriere made mainstream news. Charming. Certainly a way to end on a, ahem, bum note.

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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.

Jahmene Douglas

Angels – Robbie Williams

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

James Arthur

Let’s Get It on – Marvin Gaye

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Here they come….

One Direction

Kiss You

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

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

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

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

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

Emeli Sande

Clowns

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

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

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

Jahmene Douglas

Let It Be

JAHMANE FINAL

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

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

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

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

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

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

James Arthur

Impossible

JAMES ARTHUR IMPOSSIBLE

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

Louis “you’re both winners with me.”

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

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

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

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

Rihanna

Stay/We Found Love feat. Calvin Harris

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

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

Winning result

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

The winner is…

Silence beckons. Tension mounts. Suspense continues.

James Arthur!

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

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Singing sensation, Matt Cardle

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

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

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

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

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

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

X Factor UK 2012 The Final: Part One

X Factor UK 2012

The Final: Part One

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

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

 

Jahmene Douglas

Move on Up – Curtis Mayfield

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

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

He also looked completely lost and uncomfortable on stage.

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

Meek, drab and uninteresting.

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

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

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

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

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

Christopher Maloney

What a Feeling – Irene Cara

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

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

Strong high notes into a dancing beat were also added.

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

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

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

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

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

James Arthur

Feelin’ Good – Nina Simone

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

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

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

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

Gary added “best performance to date by far.”

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

Duets will come next.

Kelly Clarkson

Breakaway

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

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

Jahmene Douglas and Nicole Scherzinger

The Greatest Love of All – Whitney Houston

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

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

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

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

They then shared the mic.

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

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

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

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

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

Christopher Maloney and Gary Barlow

Rule the World – Take That

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

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

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

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

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

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

James Arthur and Nicole Scherzinger

Make You Feel My Love – Bob Dylan

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

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

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

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

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

Up next?

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

Rita Ora

RIP / How We Do

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

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

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

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

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

Ora has a new UK tour coming up soon.

Five minute warning!

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

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

Kylie Minogue

Can’t Get You Out of My Head

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

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

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

We now have the final, final result…

The Result

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The first act making the final is… James Arthur.

The second act making the final is… Jahmene.

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

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

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

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.

X Factor UK 2012 Week 9

X Factor UK 2012

Week 9: Semi Final

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Style wars. Nicole gleaming in a sequined carpet.

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Pretty Tulisa

Christopher Maloney

You Raise Me Up – Josh Groban

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Louis agreed with Nicole and added Maloney was still “karaoke” act. Louis who could not resist stating that Westlife made this song. Josh Groban had released it earlier and Westlife covered it, as many are aware of. Catty Walsh went further to abuse Maloney adding a sly dig. Claiming Andrew Lloyd Webber, actually pronounced Lord Andrew Lloyd Webber, of which Louis has slated in the past for his ITV show Superstar achieving low ratings felt of Maloney “ I could see you in the west end as Phantom” in yet another derogatory form of defamation and slander to Maloney with personal features and attacks after Walsh recently won a defamation case over The Sun newspaper for publishing a false story.

Nicole Sherzinger also chimed in which weeks ago claimed it “was not her style” to cut someone down, said “Christopher, that is a very hard song to sing. And after that vocal performance, you have proved that you have earned your place here.” And added a sly dig at the end.

Shocked Tulisa also stated “really enjoyed that performance, no buts. Everything about that was very you and I think you’ve done everything you can to get into the final.”

Jahmene Douglas

I look to You – Whitney Houston

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Another sob story literally.

Speaking in song lyrics tenderly then into a shouty noise only. Three quarter way through timid warble. Highly unstable. Completely attempting sympathy votes. No actual song sang yet again. Emotional wreck, if won would break in months.

LW – got your confidence.  TC – always sing beautifully. That performance was the next level monotone Tulisa adds. Speaking as a medium, physic Contostavlos adds “I know your brother watching other you and he would be very very proud.” Glad to know she knows… How disrespectful.

GB – courage to do song like that with so much meaning personally. Congratulations. (shouldn’t be attempted)

NS – keep it together, I surrender an emotionally teary Nicole speaks. That’s what’s special about you. Baby Jesus came up in that song. A little angle.

If you had respect for deceased you would not use him as a ploy to win a show.is nothing sacred anymore?

Union J

Beneath You’re Beautiful – Labrinth feat. Emeli Sande

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All in matching outfits, again.

The boyband who are all out of reach to girls and have paired up with partners in their lives, (sorry girls, you can’t have anyone of them) how duped do you feel now, wasting your money votes?

Mimer Mohawk baby begins. No sound. Shifty eyebrows beady sympathy eyes. Ruining Emeli Sande. JJ not singing. George on guitar, too much going on and drowning each other out, a load of noise and no vocals coming through from the pre-recorded rehearsal backing track with the miming boys. Not one stood out and everyone was boring, off in key and timid. No powerful or interesting vocals at all. Completely destroyed that song. You may remember this new single was sung by Sande and Labyrinth just weeks ago on the live shows. Union J really do believe their ego tackling monumental artists is above everyone else, which is what ruins their chances. Everytime, they never listen. The end result is a loss. No record exec’s will be looking to this band. Bargin bin.

TC – well done.

GB – good song choice. Calm on stage. Labels will be fighting for you guys.

NS – cool, individual, cheese free. Josh that was a beautiful start to the song.

LW – everywhere you go is hysteria. JLS and One Direction, Next boyband is Union J.

Will you abandon One Direction for Union J?

James Arthur

One – U2

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Circling camera following Arthur around on stage as he stays in one spot and doesn’t move and lost his vocals in focusing on where a camera is. Couldn’t look more like Professor Green in staging. Boring, sounds nothing like the original in any respect to re-format own style.

LW – massive future in music biz. Nicole grate job smirk on face.

TC – why shouldn’t you win? Why shouldn’t a credible one. You representing Britain. Britain vote for James.

GB – come out for attack every week. Finalist for me.

NS – only northerner left. Chris Maloney is from Liverpool.

Jahmene Douglas

At Last – Etta James

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Struggling to get through this, all whiney warbles and off in pitch especially in the last notes of shouting screams.

LW – after that performance you are sailing right through to final.

TC – consistent. Held back vocally. Time to pull out those massive notes. Done that tonight. Wanna see Jahmene bringing it.

GB – that was jahmazing. Incredible.

NS – That note, dot dot dot, get outta here.

Christopher Maloney

Haven’t Met You Yet – Michael Buble

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Showing Maloney’s old dated reel to sway opinion to abuse and eliminate Maloney.

Making an old style of technique credible and current. Nicole preparing to unleash assault with a worried look that Maloney could contend the crown. Strong vocals, and great end linger.

NS – Oh Chris, it is semis I don’t think that was strongest my love. Gary why give him this song. It was best you could do.

This type of artist. GB

LW – agree with Nicole back to karaoke thing to me, you are what you are do your own songs. Gary picked wrong song.

TC – definitely not strong as first. Showing us different side.

Gary – versatile.

Maloney was blamed for doing old songs, Jahmene did ‘At Last’ from 1960.

Union J

I’m Already There – Westlife

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George starts rather shaky as ego maniac Josh looks at him, then takes the reigns to over sing and mess harmony up. Others join in as forgotten identities. All looking lost again. Miming in background Jaymi. No big impact on moment to go forth. Missed key note and shouted it out in mime once more. All painfully boring and no interest. Just walking about lethargically.

Safe on song choice TC. All about hard work put in. X Factor is not about hard work put in thick bint.

GB – nice song choice, extremely safe. Had a chance to win night last week on motown. Think you’re a risk now. Too safe.

NDS – I loved it. Bomb diggity mentor to Louis.

James Arthur

The Power of Love – Jennifer Rush

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Someone didn’t iron his shirt…

Shouting over the staging to keep up, and all a linger howl only towards the end. Nothing more to say. It was near empty other than linger.  Won’t be a star when/if gained a contract. Would fizzle out in six months at best.

Another boring piece from James. Come on… terrible with no star qualities outside of this X Factor bubble, always so monotone and depressing. All staging only carries him. Out of this, won’t have a good carer at the rate he remains.

GB – performance of the series. Bring out emotion in people.

NS – Great Britain come on, what am I doing here? If James Arthur isn’t in final. It was transcending.

When X Factor isn’t busy ripping off the crematorium, adding depressing vocals and monotone judge comments with repetitive output and family influence for cute boys to win to bully others with backstage politics, X Factor proved another car crash TV hit.

Booting out Tulisa for Saint Cheryl Cole will not be the correct move. We will have more on this later.

Results to follow with Tulisa and megastar Pink performing on Sunday’s results show.

X Factor UK 2012: Week 8 Results

X Factor UK 2012:

Week 8 Results

Alliance remains.

Group song

Viva La Vida  – Coldplay

James Arthur starts fair but still standard. Whining Rylan, Jah-diva-mene, Maloney getting into mood with good note. Jahmene walking on with mime of song seemingly uninterested. Lazy. Union J harmonies all over and off. Quiff guy bad, George incapable. The other one sings. Jahmene nothing words. Ooooohhhh moans of Uinon J, joined by Rylan and James, Union J add worse tone to it, to ruin. James attempts to save it, as song given is more his style. Funny that, huh?

Bruno Mars

Locked out of Heaven

Prince and the Revolution meets Blues Brothers in Motown era.

A dazzling jazzy blues number with a cool RnB tone. Energetic band, charismatic vocals and proof of a real singer without over doing it vocally. Less is more. Great dance moves too with a sway and stylistic swag on.

Tulisa is not singing as scheduled last week. X Factor could be sued for false advertising if there aren’t careful, though it felt Tulisa would be blown out of the water up alongside Rihanna or Bruno.

Asked who impressed, of the other acts as judges usually asked are to answer in an ‘unspoken word’ of knowing format, Louis Walsh entered a biased approach. “Union J improved” he blared at high volume. He added “Weird dancers of Fernando” in relation to Christopher Maloney’s performance in a pre-determined attack once more. Parrot puppet Tulisa added he favourite was James also stating “Fernando creepy” after claiming it “wasn’t her style” to cruelly defame and abuse someone personally. Gary Barlow gave a clear, consie answer “Rylan” as Nicole opted to select her own once more ”James Arthur was ***** Buddha or butter? Computer nor English language can compute.

Rihanna

Diamonds

Water raining, stream around, keeping Ri-Ri dry-dry. Beaming sun strobe lights and mist. A real artist on the stage.All are inferior. Funny how the judges disliked Chris Maloney’s performance, yet some similarities in staging were apparent. Yet all judges cheered for the RnB popster Rihanna, whose vocals infused with performance can hardly be challenged.

The Results

In “no particular order” the votes to reveal the first act saved and returning next week is – James, Christopher and Jahmene.

Union J Vs Rylan

Hacks sucking up to the show to gain popular press attention for their own egos saw once more the Antichrist of ‘journalism’ running amock of the profession as celebrity gossip gabber Dan Wooton believes Union J were better vocalists than Chris Maloney. Whether you like em or not, Maloney is certainly better than Union J and Rylan. Many other ‘downgraded’ forms of media are doing the same, proving all puppets and not an actual “journalist.” Hire a real one. I’m right here.

Come on, you odious hack! Union J are terrible. Shows how a random person built on fandom blagged his way into the ‘field’ and still has no journalistic intent nor charisma.

Rylan Clark

Wires – Athlete

Rylan works the stage and walks around whilst giving a sweet kiss to Gary. High notes terrible. Can’t reach them so has to breathily sing vocals. It was an improvement for Rylan in grounds of singing yet was credible of a Week 1 performance. He had slick hair.

Union J

Run – Snow Patrol

Sympathy song bearing the lines “do we have to go?” from the pupping cutie eyes.

The quiff guy singing all the time as lead is wrong choice. His look, the look of desperation and pity on his blank face is dreadful. The two bookends on the end Jaymi and the other one can actually carry the group if there was actual direction on this group, but they have Louis Walsh along for the ride, as well as being utterly clueless among themselves to figure out what to do. The guy in middle killing everything with his over indulgent, egotistical, assumptive bighead attitude acting as the “leader” of the group marring all progress possible. Learn to take a back seat or leave.

Nicole said it was “passionate and emotional” though opted to send home Union J.

Louis Walsh said of Rylan “fantastic guy, great fun, role model, performer. Amazing career” though felt in the sing off “the boys totally won” thus sending home Rylan. He said that quite quickly didn’t he?

Gary added “great sing off and last night” Union J were the “band everyone wants to sign” (hardly.) Rylan had “best vocal performance (and was his) best song choice.” Among the great fun and “none personal, in good fun” honest Barlow sent home Rylan.

Tulisa had the final vote. With no acts of her own, she spoke of the group, mentored by friend Louis Walsh. “Union J – four amazing lads on and off stage. Ryland you’ve entertained. Admire your strength while having to put up with what you’ve had to in this competition.” The noble Constostavlos decided her vote on “most potential to sell records. Pains me to say, act sending home is Rylan.”

Tulisa is fighting for her job, manages to praise non-bullying methods and managed to correctly say Rylan after speaking Ryland in the same sentences together.

Rylan officially called time on his X Factor stint. Upon leaving he had this to say of his time in the competition “Feels so right, had a massive seven weeks.” His highlight came at judges houses. Singing Emeli Sande’s hit Read All About It with all the finalists.

On sister show following the results, Nicole Sherzinger said it was “Not my style to put anyone else down in this competition as mentioned last week by Tulisa” in response to a caller on other contestants in the competition judges felt shouldn’t be there. This of course is the same Tulisa who has done so to Christopher Maloney at full force last week in her upset at controversial decision of Ella leaving to low votes and having her puppet string pulled by producers and Simon Cowell to purposely insult and victimise Maloney on stage, to which she complied. Sherzinger, who has constantly mentioned “cheese” to subtly attack Maloney and vamp it up towards the last few weeks as per Cowell’s request along with bitchy Louis Walsh, who attempted to insinuate and out Maloney’s sexual orientation on television in a derogatory manner broke their integrity foremost. Nicole said yes without saying yes.

Gagging his mate, Si.

One thing is certain. The judges have forgotten what their role on the show is, and the levels of abuse have driven countless viewers away as a result. If judges cannot do exactly that and use the show to bully based on their own preferences than being a professional, to which Gary Barlow has been, then the show is a false façade that needs to be highly investigated by regulators and bullying groups, as well as possibly fined and even removed from television altogether. Should we condone abusive programmes specifically designed to run a production to mentally abuse members of the public?

Childish Tulisa barked “No!” after a caller asked if Gary would complement Christopher if he was not his mentor. Everyone knew this was an inaccurate truth from the 24 year old girl on the panel. Tulisa did the exact, ‘pretend I didn’t hear you can you repeat the question’ moment to create bad tension with the public in a feeble attempt to manipulate their votes. She heard very clearly again.

Barlow added the “public already answered” when explaining they selected the people’s vote into the show.

Louis, who glanced down, and many already know anyway, the judges have the question written down, on their cue cards in front of them which Tulisa checked beforehand.

Tulisa then chose to laugh and point at Gary with Louis when his back was turned. Children on a panel, low voters, and low audience ratings. X Factor wonders why it is in such chaos? The fact they allowed that to go out, without a professional production is just shambolic.

Got a cupcake, somewhere, presumably.

Ella Henderson later called in as Tulisa did some promoting on TV. No Product Placement endorsement was acknowledged. Ella was aksed who she thought the competition was between. “Chris and James” she said, as Tulisa snubbed that comment with attitude. Ella soon retracted her speech when realising a frosty atmosphere from the studio production. She wasn’t supposed to say that name…

Tulisa and Ella continued they had “missed our girly chats. Cupcake.”

Tons of plugs were mentioned at Olly Murs with his new single last week reaching number one in the charts. Olly cannot fathom why he isn’t nominated for BRIT Awards’ Best Male for 2013. We’ll give you more detail later.

Until then, the show is further into chaos with its de-humanising and victimised bullying of one star, as Cowell is “desperate” for a male to win so he can have a new ‘Matt Cardle’  who has been sent to the realms of obscurity since a new record label had esteemed faith in him. He has, and remains the only male to remain strong with a career out of X Factor and stands tall among the charts.

X Factor UK 2012: Week 8

X Factor UK 2012:

Week 8

 

This week’s theme is to ruin classics from ABBA and Motown

as acts sing two songs each.

Rylan Clark

Mamma Mia – ABBA

Alice in Wonderland meets the asylum.

Louis claimed Rylan was “not a joke act. Brilliant song choice Nicole. Your people’s champion” in another dig at Christopher Maloney.

Tulisa spoke “Loved staging. Well deserved. My kind of cheese. Love you Rylan.”

Gary –  “officially declare check mate. Respect you for getting to week 8. Their choice whose here” speaking of the public.

Nicole – “that’s the way how you open the show. Looking so fine. Sung amazing, so proud of you.”

Well done for X Factor allowing Women bishops into society on the chess board.

Union J

The Winner Takes It All

Stereotype song. Still won’t learn selecting song that is over their assumption is a mistake. Tulisa most inconsistent judge forever if ever there was one follows.

Simple.

GB – best of luck to you think you’re on a roll.

NS – that’s what your future looks like up on stage. Courageous and strong and Josh such ease.

Ease = lazy.

LW – everybody sings. Please vote, as Louis ASKED for votes live on air as he has done years on end. It breaks certain ruling and code in media law.

Sob story Jahmene’s was ramped up to scale 10, this time with his mum involved to gain votes.

X Factor’s sympathy propaganda abusing regulations struck again.

“Child survivor of the year award” which had NO relevance on the show was presented to Jahmene and not one piece of singing aspiration was mentioned. Should a person who needs a singing show who hasn’t fully sung to win just because he is lost in life and needs confidence? Because no one else in the world has a hard life?

Jahmene Douglas

I have a dream

X Factor stooped to a new all-time low with the bulls**t ometer.

Breathy, no vocal singing. Just airy talk through words, with one blaring pitchy noise on big notes, still cannot sing a whole or even part of song, just noise.

Could not have been more boring.

LW – don’t think really suited you. Incredible role model. (didn’t he just say that to Rylan?) On a podium, like lewis Hamilton, Nicole he laughed. Well, she likes a Lewis lookalike, doesn’t she? Though not that Louis anymore, perhaps?

Wot a beautiful, beautiful performance repetitive Tulisa adds. “ I said it last week and I’ll say it again, running outta ways to kiss your butt, strongest voice in competition.”

GB – another great performance. Slightly rushed ablibs. Well done.

NS – don’t think it was a great performance, it was the performance, the American adds, to no reaction of her Americanised audience playing.

James Arthur

SOS

There’s James Arthur, with his guitar, again.

Busker esq. Uninteresting and just standard. Hard to see albums sold should he wins at this rate of downplay. Has the wrong mentor. Has been shelved by about twelve professional years’ worth. It’s a shame, had the most potential of the top two.

LW – travesty without you in show. TC – that is what is so amazing bout you, take a classic to point I barely recognise it. (That’s called uninteresting.) I want either you or Jahmene to win competition. Propaganda.

NS – make that song better.

Christopher Maloney

Fernando

Another classic look and a sound of a star.

In middle of dancers flapping to make him seem ignored, smothered or forgotten. Diversion tactic.

Very good change in the vocals. Maloney has improved drastically. Charismatic, tender.

NS – lovely theatrical piece, very good vocals, (pause.) Little bit of a snoozer, can’t knock you for working very hard,

Contradiction.

LW – Abba the musical. All the guys around you with tops on. Walsh strongly implies trying to cast insinuations to Maloney’s sexuality which is high level victimisation.

This, of course comes from Walsh, who has never had a mention of his romantic liaisons, never had a female in the press or linked to any in sight, and has been involved in homosexual scandals in the past.

TC – in underwear, staging creepy, stop myself giggling,. Vocally very good.

GB – sorry bout comments should be focusing on vocals of yours. Very good.

Rylan Clark

Baby Love / Stop! In the name of Love / You Keep Me Hangin’ On – The Supremes

OMG, like, look at feet, not so well gel!

Another clouded confusion of songs ruing the essence that once was The Supremes. How could you Nicole? You should be ashamed.

Union J

I’ll be there – Jackson Five

Look kids, they’re all wearing the same clothes! Plaid or what!

Typical Louis boyband slecetion of the teeny bopper Jackson Five for a teeny bopper bundle of cuties to look sweet on stage.

What about the singing? They wasn’t any. All minimal, all this spikey haired ruiner of the band, apparently he’s called Josh, destroying song from front of house aiming to be the star of the group, neglecting that “the gay one” can actually sing the best. The one on the end, and the other bookmark on the left, couldn’t have less direction if they tried.

James Arthur

Let’s Get It On – Marvin Gaye

Yearning to Scherzinger for guidance.

A classic from Marv, James tackled it with grace, well placed once he rebuked his trademark guitar and sang a bit of soul the judges have been harping on about for weeks. Only now he gets a soul number. It was a fair vocal with a not so engaging stage presence and lacked anything near Marvin’s classic. Note the word is classic. You should consider not attempting a classic, because, you will never compete with that, and look ever inferior. It can harm your reputation.

After Louis stated best vocal performance of the night, James’ ego is highly going through the roof believing he is better than the rest.

Jahmene Douglas

The tracks of my tears – The Miracles

Ella was voted off because she was boring. James was in trouble because he was, boring. Jahmene is boring.

The vocals were as we continually repeat, which should ring volumes to X Factor, the process isn’t working, and Jahmene, who needs to “win” for personal development to feel like a human in a mass sympathy vote, who would also then be ruined by the business, is a massive sigh of tedious exhaustion.

Christopher Maloney

Dancing on the Ceiling – Lionel Richie

Got the party groove going upbeat and another good vocal performance.

An upbeat motown number instead of all the boring, mundane tracks before him from the rest in the competition, Maloney entered yet another good vocal performance. The vocals were sharp, crisp and fitted the tone of the song, which is ever essential. Remember when everyone used to say song choice comments, notice how, none have mentioned these when their acts can’t do well in that critique of commentary. That should tell you enough of the competition, surely?

ABBA should gain a knighthood for the musical donations to this country only to be obliterated. They’re probably chuckling round their fires with a cuppa! Motown was also a chance to shine for all acts and X Factor producers had hoped James and Jahamene would topple Christopher as feeling they had more soul. Truth be told the double J’s failed to deliver to their fullest potential, begging the question, are they all out of steam now? With boring performances and no real outlook even should they have a record deal. With a “poor man’s Professor Green and Edwin Munch’s famous painting screaming to no sustainable effect, what more can they actually offer in spite of Maloney actually looking, sounding, and receiving praise for his vocals, on a singing competition, as a star? If X Factor were clever they would realise if Maloney is polling most votes, Cowell would be “quids in” either way.

Cowell has never really cared about the show reputation, has he? This year the act will not be chasing the Christmas number one single race as in previous years, after Rage Against the Machine toppled previously disallowed to be mentioned victor Joe McElderry, who has also signed to another label akin to Matt Cardle. Cowell is said to have been championing a boy (James or Jahmene) from the start, and plans to make Scherzinger head judge after intending to dump her initially. Many feel this is why she was given the strongest category and fixed to make “X Factor history” as first judge with all three acts in the quarter finals.