The X Factor – Legends Night With Some Not So Legendary Performances
Well Natalie Bassingthwaite sold Shiane a pup this week, as no 14 year old should ever sing Janis Joplin, and especially with a smile on their face. She was singing Piece Of My Heart. Joplin is meant to be raw and how can Shiane even connect with the lyrics at her age?
Also when she got the inevitable criticisms she teared up. I do think 14 years old is just too young. Also in the before the performance piece with Nat B I thought she said “she is tackling obesity” and thought WTF? but then realise she said “tackling the beast” meaning Janis Joplin.
It was legend’s night tonight and it just reinforced why these singers are legends and that some of these contestants will never be. Also because it was legends night they decided to break out the smoke machine for just about every number.
Guy appeared to have his competitive or cranky pants on tonight, he said he wanted Fortunate to have a stripped back song, and also he was negative about Carmello.
Well really Carmello was pretty ordinary and no one bar Mel B gave Carmello a good rap. He does have a likeability about him, though not sure how far that is going to get him.
Samantha Jade did a great rendition of a Whitney song, and Guy was right in pulling out all the trills and tricks as it was one of her best performances. The judges were in raptures and telling her she had one of Australia’s best voices. This is standard mantra year in year out on these reality shows and some of these “best voices” go nowwhere.
Jason sang Bruce Springsteen, Dancing The Dark, with an Elvis Presley hair do. Again like Shiane this is a song with sexy raw lyrics and there was none of that in his voice.
Guy said Jason was turning into someone of coolness and he was starting to embrace it. Clearly Guy has forgotten how he had turned from Mr Geek in Australian Idol to Mr Cool.
The Collective rendition of Hard Day’s Night from The Beatles was fun. As Ronan said they are favourites to win and I have to agree. Considering Ronan has been back in the UK this week and he would not have had much input both his groups did well.
Guy thought it was nerdy. Was he trying to put a spanner in their screaming teen fans works by criticising them, somehow I don’t think this will dent their popularity.
Finally Bella did not do cutsie, whimsical surrounded by an Alice In Wonderland set and it worked. Her rendition and staging of Madonna’s Ray Of Light was enjoyable. Nat B was right it was her best yet. The male judges were not so captivated by it.
Nathaniel Willemse did a lovely rendition of a Coldplay song. Extra points should be given for being able to sing through all that smoke. If Nathaniel could show a bit more personality he might be a fighting chance at the end.
The final act was Angel who sang Dirty Diana by Michael Jackson, and it was a bit of a disaster, she forgot the lyrics, not that the audience would notice, but Guy being hard arsed pointed it out to them. Also it looked like she slipped at one point.
Angel is going to struggle to stay out of the bottom two as is Carmello.
Who did you like? Who do you think will be bottom two?