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The X Factor – Nineties Night

Nineties night on The X Factor, and it was the peak period of boy and girl bands. Both of which Ronan Keating and Mel B were a part of. Some great performances and some not so great ones.

Johnny Ruffo – I would Do Anything For Love – Meatloaf

Not sure what the rationale was in giving  the guy with the weakest voice in the competition a Meatloaf song. Well it was ’90’s in a bad boy group type of way.

Ronan said it was like a bad Cher cover. Hopefully it will land him in the bottom two.

Mitchell Callaway – Everybody Hurts – REM

Guy was nice to him after last week and told him he sung it “almost vocally perfectly”. However Mel B thought it was dull. I thought it was nice but forgettable.

Three Wishez – Ghetto Superstar – Pras

Joe the male singer in the pink suit does have weaker vocals then the other two in the group. I also thought the Sofia’s vocals was a bit screechy tonight, but she deserves extra points for dancing in those really high shoes. The performance grew on me as it went along.

Nat Bass said “you can be so amazing and we saw glimpses of that.” Guy said the “performance created this awesome feeling in here.”

Mel B said “I wish the song had started half way through that is when I started to enjoy it.”

Ronan had a slash at Mel saying “nice to see you doing some work turning up to the rehearsals.”

Reece Mastin –  Ironic – Alanis Morissette 

The girls squeal, the judges gush – yes Reece has sung again.

Mel B was the only voice of dissent. She didn’t like the mixing up of the song and found it manic and all over the place, but she could not fault him vocally.

Audio Vixen – Chains – Tina Arena

They have a go at Three Wishez about the three not singing as a group, but has anyone heard the brother sing more than a couple of lines of a song each week?

Nat Bass thought it was sung well, but it felt daggy. Guy said “You guys need to think about what they can do differently, and Ross was like a backing vocalist.”

Mel B promoted them from pubs to their own show in Vegas sot they would have thought that was a positive thing.

Andrew Wishart – Nothing Compares To You – Sinead O’Connor

It was a lovely rendition of the song, and he sang it really well. By the way it looked like Charlie and Kate from So You Think You Can Dance performing in the background. However Mel B queried why they had the dancers on there as she thought it was the performance of the night.

Declan – Smells Like Teen Spirit ¬– Nirvana

This was his worst performance ever, he kind of Declanised the iconic song. It was not good. Mel B said ” That was a trip I never want to go on again”.

Ronan said ” you disappeared for me”

Young Men Society – Black and White – Michael Jackson

The set was amazing for this song at one stage it looked like they were on a video clip. Their vocals were a bit weak at times, but they were extremely entertaining. Ronan giving his acts a standing ovation got a bit tedious.

Nat Bass said “Visually awesome, but way too hard, and you did not nail it at all”. Guy concurred with Natalie.

Mel B thought it was a knock out performance.

Christina Parie – Zombie – The Cranberries

Impressive she was playing the piano as well as singing. The piano was a brave move and she did look nervous. The judges gave her a standing ovation. Guy gushed “That was one of my favourite moments in the whole series.”

Bottom Two prediction: Johnny Ruffo and Audio Vixen.


1 sheng { 10.10.11 at 10:59 pm }

Bottom 2 for me were Declan and YMS

2 Kaylen { 10.11.11 at 1:32 am }

hmm. I would also think Declan and YMS, though either could be substituted with Johnny and (unfortunately) Audio Vixen.

Though Audio Vixen were still good; it didn’t reach the mark it could have, which sucks.

The three weakest from last night also seem to have an army of teenage girls behind them. Which might lead to Audio Vixen being in the bottom two.

Declan, unfortunately, was terrible. Beyond. He is at risk, but even if he were to be in the two; doubtful anyone would send him home.

YMS… arg. Again, just really underwhelming. I can’t remember who said it, but for the past two weeks they have just been blah. They need to pick up their game.

Johnny – LOL.

Who knows. No matter who gets in the bottom two, the person that goes home will depend on who the other is. No matter how they perform; there are certain people that the Judges just won’t get rid of.

Also, Reece: he is awesome. But that song? Vocally; brilliant, enjoyable and awesome. I just hated it.

3 Culinary Boner { 10.11.11 at 9:43 am }

Apart from Grunge and the ubiquitous lame-olo production line of boy/girl bands, the 90s were also the heyday of Stoner Rock, some really decent Metal plus the popularisation of harder-edged dance electronica – e.g. Chemical Brothers and The Prodigy – thereby pushing out that 80s abomination, House Music.

But no. Meatloaf, FFS?
Tina Arena?

What was the Meatloaf dude thinking? How could anyone top the master’s performance at the AFL Grand Final??

4 brain dead dave { 10.11.11 at 12:21 pm }

Nothing comparres to Andrew Wishart -except a bucket of excrement. The bowel loosening braying he produced in the final verse was just unacceptable. He sold his nuts a long time ago.

Declan was pretty average but then the arrangement of that great song was killed by synths and misplaced drum accents.

Reece is rubbish but he’ll be kept safe for the squeal factor. There is no valid musical content in the show but it is hilarious.

5 Kaylen { 10.11.11 at 9:59 pm }