The X Factor – It Was Eighties Week Surely The Songs Were Not That Bad Back Then
It was the equivalent of singing dark ages for the contestants last night when they had to perform eighties tunes. The majority were not even born in that decade. No wonder Bella Ferraro was having a panic attack she probably had no connection with the tune at all.
She sang 99 Red Balloons and did an ok rendition, she was a bit off notes at times but the judges did not hear that and gave her rave reviews. She was noticeably upset after her performance finished. It would have been great if she had sang it in german to make it really quirky. She is certainly one of the more interesting people in the competition.
Samantha Jade had her best performance yet making a Phil Collins tune palatable she deserves to be safe. Interestingly her vocals were not as strong towards the end but still it was entertaining. Fourtunate with their Whitney Houston cover and The Collective also should be safe. I note The Collective received the lucky last performance slot with their song Like A Prayer. Are the producers pushing them for the win?
Ronan Keating must have been pleased about his groups performances and he would not have been happy that his former lover sold her story to The Sun saying that he had promised to marry her and other intimate details of their relationship.
The not so great performances were Jason who sang Elton John, I’m Still Standing, possibly in response to still being in the competition. Angel Tupai and Nathaniel will be at risk due to poor song choices, she did Foreigner and he sang a toned down Tina Turner tune.
Finally Shiane did a nice rendition of True Colours, but again not a lot of emotion there and that is understandable due to her age. Yes I know Guy thought she had emotionally connected with the song and she wept about a friend who was in a wheel chair, but it all looked a little awkward to me. Shiane would have kicked this competition out of the ball park in two years time, however she is very popular and could be the last of the under 25 girls standing.
Who do you think will be bottom two? I think Jason and Angel are at risk tonight.
The X Factor has Reece Mastin, and Psy the Gangnam style dude on tonight. This will be on at 7.30pm on SEVEN.