Weedy_Speedy Posted August 2, 2020 Share Posted August 2, 2020 Hi everyone, I missed the last 5 years of X Factor UK, due to my irrational hatred of Cheryl Cole killing my interest when she came back for season 11. But I'm gonna be watching them now and leaving my thoughts on the performances in this thread. Why should you care? You shouldn't I guess, but I'm gonna assume a handful of you that I've been friends with for many years may be interested in reading my thoughts on these performances. Starting with the first live show of XFUK11. Opening thoughts: -I forgot Mel B was a judge on this season. I kinda loved her on X Factor Australia. I hope she has a feud with Cheryl -Cheryl Fernanwhat? How many times has she been married? And now the performances themselves. Paul Akister - "Ghost": I thought this was a strong opening performance. I assumed he'd be overshadowed by later performers, but that really did not end up happening lol. Ended up being one of the better performances of the night in my opinion. Lola Saunders - "Stay with Me": Forgettable. Overload Generation - "I Kissed a Girl": One Direction lite much? I noticed a Harry Jr, Niall Jr, and Zayn Jr just based on their hairstyles. Anyway, they sucked. I'm not a fan of gay anthems being hetero-fied. Jay James - "Changing": The performance overall didn't work for me, but I was kind of tapping into the tone of his voice. I'm gonna knock this one on song choice because I'm intrigued on what he could do next. Stephanie Nala - "Everything I Own": I didn't like this at all. Fully agree with what Simon and Louis said. Her voice isn't very strong, and she'd be better in a group (like she was in before apparently). Jack Walton - "Only Girl in the World": He's a cutie. The performance was terrible, though. I'm gonna assume that he's the early eliminee who gets naked for gay magazines once he's kicked off the show. Chloe Jasmine - "Toxic": I was intrigued at first, but the performance ended up falling a bit flat. Stereo Kicks - "Roar": Wow, there's a lot of these kids. The performance was alright I guess? Better than the other boyband for sure. Stevi Ritchie - "Livin' la Vida Loca": Awful. Simon would've called it drunk dad at a wedding if this was 2006 Idol. You're not Johnny Ruffo, keep your shirt on. Lauren Platt - "Happy": I disliked the arrangement of the song, but the performance was well enough. She seems like the latest model of teenage contestants who could use 5 more years of seasoning. She has potential, but I'm not sure if it'll be realized on this show. Blonde Electra - "Kids in America": Obvious fodder first boot. I liked the green eyebrows. Ben Haenow - "Bridge over Troubled Water": With Mel on this one. He sang it well, but I don't care. Unless you're Clay Aiken in 2003, you shouldn't be singing this song on a talent competition. Jake Quickenden - "She's the One": Yawn. Seen this a million times. Fleur East - "All About That Bass": I have never liked this song at all. She looked great, though. Only the Young - "Jailhouse Rock"/"Twist and Shout": Lol this was pure cheese, reminded me of something Same Difference would do. I was impressed by the brunette guy who has the same hairstyle as every other damn dude in this competition. The blonde guy is really cute, too. Andrea Faustini - "Earth Song": Didn't crap myself over this like the audience did, but he was probably the best of the night. Don't really have a favorite based on these opening performances. It was a solid enough show, but nothing much I'd be interested in going back to... Results show: Poor Blonde Electra. I called it, though. Mediocre girlbands are dead women walking on this show. The bottom two is fair. Stephanie just wasn't very good and the 8-piece definitely won the battle of the boybands. I think Overload Generation won the sing-off. They improved on their original performance (only way to go but up...), while Stephanie relied on the backing track to sing on top of her. I would've given the boys an extra week, but neither act has a very high ceiling tbh. 1 Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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