The X Factor – The Last Audition
Reality TV does show case diversity that you would not see in other genres. This year on The X Factor we have seen gays, lesbians, transgenders, people with disabilities, the homeless, and people from different ethnic backgrounds and of different sizes.
However what I cannot condone is reality show using people who may have a mental illness to entertain us thinking we will laugh at them.
Last night Gael a woman in her sixties auditioned (badly) last year was again was brought back to have the fun poked at her again. I hope they warned her this would occur. Again Gael crucified a song while the judges and audience laughed. The old woman in the wings looked like she had no idea what was going on I presuem it was her mother or lady she cares for. Personally I think this sort of crap is not on.
It even continued backstage with Mel B saying to Ronan, “Gael’s looking for you”.
Anyway that was the lowlight it what has been a good set of audition episodes.
First up was Marli Talefenua whose mum is awesome for trying to get Luke Jacobz to try and grope her breasts. She said “hey feel here and grabbed his hand to feel her beating heart.” Luckily those rumours of him being a sex addict are not true otherwise there could have been some very interesting footage indeed.
Back to Marli, his performance was great, and I love the look Ronan Keating gets on his face when he sees an act he loves.
He was through to bootcamp, and Mali wants to win to help support his struggling family. I am not surprised they are struggling they were a huge family.
Marina Davis was a 31 year old divalicious singer who wanted to use her talent to provide for her family of four kids. She belted out a song and was through. The over 25’s are pretty week so she is in with a chance of getting through to the live shows.
Jonny Ruffo a 23 year old concretor looked pretty rugged but had a boy band voice. His voice was breaking like a boy going through puberty. But he could dance. And they put him through to boot camp?? This was one of the more stupid decisions of the auditions. I am on team Mel B on this one he cannot sing.
Hype – who were two boys who nearly got to the live shows last year and they had bought in a girl to give it a shot. They did a pretty boring Stevie Wonder song and were told they were worse then last year.
Tara Lynn Sharrock – was bringing out the crazy with her belief there was life on other planets. Not that I don’t believe we are the only beings in the entire universe, but to actually have opinions on what they are like or to think about it as much as she does to me is slightly crackers. She sang Whitney Houston. Natalie Bassingthwaite asked the 24 year old where she had been? Basically trying to say here was a rank amateur waiting to be discovered.
However a quick perusal of her YouTube account reveals she has been trying to crack musical theatre. She auditioned for Mary Poppins, and dreams of cracking it on Broadway.
I have no problems with people like her auditioning as it is a great opportunity to be able to raise your profile and showcase your talent. This could be Channel Seven’s fault but I get a bit miffed when I am meant to believe the yarn that she is a freelance artist (and a good one), who just decided to sing one day, and came along to The X Factor. Clearly she has had training as she was very confident on stage.
Now I have got that off my chest I will say I hope she gets a bit of a go on the show as her voice is lovely. However the under 25 girls are very strong this year indeed.