The X Factor - Pop Week recap (UK)
By Ian Cullen Nov 7, 2011, 1:39 GMT
X Factor\'s Gary Barlow - © Landmark / PR Photos
After Sophie was ejected from the show last week, we are left in a situation where Gary Barlow is the only person that still has three acts in the series, but that could well change.
This week was pop week, which is never popular with me given that away from doing these X-Factor things. I listen to Rock and obscure bands that the mainstream haven’t heard of.
This week also saw the return of Kelly Rowland, who had apparently made up with Tulisa after the cat fight that they damn near had a week or so before. Last week Kelly was replaced by X-Factor winner Alexandre Burke.
Anyway, without further delay here are my best and worst picks of this week followed by the eventual result.
With two acts left Louis is in an unusual position. Normally by this time in the competition Louis is normally down to just one act.
The best and the worst out of his two remaining acts was kind of a difficult one given that both remaining over 25 acts have good and bad weeks and can be a bit wishy-washy, but the worst this week and after having two fantastic weeks was Johnny Robinson, who when given a pop medley, wound up looking a bit to over the top and came off as a second rate cabaret act.
Which makes Kitty the best this week, but not by a great deal and the fact that the public does not get her and cannot relate in anyway is only going to hurt her chances in the long term.
To sum up. If Louis continues to make inconsistent choices with his remaining two acts. I doubt either of them are going to make it to the final couple of weeks of the show.
Again in the groups it was Little Mix that ruled the week. A couple of weeks back Little Mix were known as Rhythmix, but the X-Factor production team had to change their name for legal reasons. Hence the new name Little Mix.
Anyway, the girls totally rocked it again last night and closed out the show.
The Risk, which is the only remaining Boy Band haven’t really been on the same planet as Little Mix for a number of weeks. Whereas, early in the competition there was very little to separate the two. So The Risk wound up being the worst of the two remaining bands last night.
Last night it was Marcus that put in the best performance of the night and nipping at his heels was Craig Colton, who though a really good singer doesn’t quite have the same level of talent and personality that Marcus has.
The worst of the three boys to sing last night was Frankie, who continues to struggle because of a lack of vocal range. Sure he puts on a show and all that, but to do it right he needs to be able to sing well as well and give the audience something different every time, which is what he is failing to do.
It was a bit of a sad night from the girls last night. Janet, who I really rate fell from grace last night when she messed up a few words and the chorus of her song, which wasn’t really a song that suited her to begin with, but have to give the girl credit for being brave enough to try something different.
Sadly it didn’t quite work out and made it her worst performance on the show and the worst out of the two remaining girls, which made things very, very easy for Misha B who strutted her stuff with a very obvious Tina Turner number and stole the best of the night when it comes to the girls.
My Best Pick Of The Night
Out of all of last nights remaining acts I’d say that Marcus by far stole it last night with his own rendition of a Jackie Wilson song, which was quite risky to do. But he did it well and really got the audience as well as the judges on side.
My Worst Pick Of The Night
My worst pick of the night was Johnny Robinson, which is a great shame because for the two prior weeks of the competition I was beginning to get him and enjoy his performances. But last night was like his first week. In fact worst than his first week. I think they should do an X - Factor to choose the judges and mentors during the summer because Louis Walsh needs to go. I personally feel that Johnny and all of Louis acts this year would have been much better off with any of the other three Judges.
This week it is two acts that are going to be ejected from the competition, which is only going to make things more interesting as the competition draws to a close in December.
At the close of the Sunday results show it was The Risk that had the least votes and were ejected from the competition.
The remaining two least loved acts from the Public were Johnny Robinson and Kitty.
When it came to the sing off it was was Kitty that won the approval of all four of the judges, which meant that Johnny was the one that ended up having to leave the competition. Which in fairness was the right decision, but a part of me was hoping that both Louis acts would have been ejected last night.
Next week will be an interesting show given that Louis and Tulisa only have one act remaining in the competition, but somehow I can’t see Little Mix leaving the competition anytime soon, but I have a sneaky suspicion that the final two in the sing off next weekend will be Frankie and Kitty because Frankie is living on borrowed time as far as I’m concerned.
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