Tate Stevens seems like a pretty typical Idol/X Factor winner - clearly talented, no hope in hell of becoming a successful recording artists. Because, why would you listen to him over the already-established country acts who are not necessarily more, but certainly aren’t less talented than he is? Third-place act Fifth Harmony, on the other hand, despite some terrible performances early in the competition, seem like they’re ready to dominate the charts right now. Could you not just re-shoot this performance as a proper music video and have a massive hit? Maybe I’m overestimating America’s hunger for a nineties girl-group, but this is a really great nineties girl-group.
IDK if someone on the X Factor production team has a particularly dry sense of humor, or what, but it was clever to put together a package emphasizing the tough life the artists have had in Flint and Queens, to introduce them performing a “Boom Shake the Room”/”Gangnam Style” mashup (and then to produce a package in which a performer worries that she’ll be perceived as a diva, before sending her out done up to look like Christina Aguilera).
Excellent nope.gif from Demi there (they also put together a whole package of Britney being mean to people, so I think this season of X Factor is shaping up pretty well so far).
So I guess when the X Factor said the winner would get a record contract, what they didn’t say was that it would be a contract with Almighty Records.
So I was complaining that if the X Factor wants to make S Club Juniors happen, they need to give them some songs as good as S Club Juniors. And then they had them do a ridiculously boshing version of a Kelly Clarkson song (that is a genre in its own right, and one of my favorite genres at that), and now I’m sad they got kicked off.
Surprised Lakoda Rayne and Chris Rene made it through, as they’ve done terribly on both of the live shows, though largely due to bad song choices which made it hard to tell if the performers are any good or not.
And Steve Jones is hilariously awful.