The X Factor – And The Winner Is…..
Well Australia has another pop princess in Samantha Jade who won The X Factor season four This has also made it two years in a row that Guy Sebastian has won with his contestants.
What is interesting about her win is again shows reality TV singing competition shows are a legitimate vehicle for professional singers to kick start their careers and find fame. She has come closer then most to making it big but unfortunately her career stalled.
Samantha Jade had a very shaky start in the competition where she was in the bottom two more than any other contestant but because she was a favourite of the judges managed to stay in the competition.
In the last few weeks she has made some strong performances and had stamped herself a firm favourite to win.
What was surprising was The Collective were the first of the three to be knocked out and Jason Owens at one point looked like he was going to be the shock winner.
Jason who had the reality TV buzz words of transformation and journey going for him was pipped at the post, but as most people did not predict that he would get past the first week (yes I include myself in that) he certainly did a great job to cultivate such a large fan base.
Samantha Jade now has a recording contract with Sony and her winners single What You’ve Done To Me is on sale in iTunes and everyone will be watching to see if it goes to number one.
It won’t be the first time she has worked with Sony as previously when she was signed with US based Jive Records, Sony BMG looked after her in Australia. In that article in the Sunday Telegraph in 2007 she was hailed the next big thing. Maybe this time she will be.
Will she be able to parlay her win on The X Factor into a long and successful career? Who knows but she won’t be going back to her father’s factory in awhile.
If you think you have what it takes to win The X Factor auditions kick off on the 1 December in Launceston. Go to the official website to get further information and to see when they are coming to a town near you.
Or if you just want to see the top six perform again you can go along to The X Factor tour in January 2013. Again information is here.