Katie Waissel sings Bewitched on tonight’s X Factor

It’s the return of outlandish headgear for Katie Waissel on tonight’s [[The X Factor 2010|X Factor]] – she’s wearing an enormous snow-white wig with scary long white fake lashes.

But in an evening of slightly tepid performances, Katie’s jazzy version of Bewitched was a fun little romp in the midst of some ropey singing. Her voice was on top form, she danced around the stage with the confidence of a professional. Katie may be as annoying and as fame-hungry as the tabloids say, but she really knows how to bring the fun and entertain the audience.

Was it a shock to any of you to discover that Bewitched wasn’t just the theme tune to a popular 60’s sitcom – it’s actually a song in its own right? Wow.

Despite the minor faux pas with Katie’s headgear and spidery eyelashes, I thought she gave a fantastic performance. And screw what Simon Cowell said about Cher Lloyd giving the performance of the season – I thought Katie gave the strongest performance of all the female singers tonight bar none.

Judges’ Comments

  • Louis Walsh: Last week was great and this week was just as good. Katie, some people were born to be on the stage and be a performer and you’re one of them. Every week you’re different. You look different, you sing different. And you’re happy. You got a lot of negativity at the start of the competition.
  • Dannii Minogue: Last week was definitely your week, you identified your style and you’re bringing it every week. I have to say, the makeup was a little bit scary tonight. It was a little bit distracting from the singing. 
  • Cheryl Cole: That’s what I love and adore about you – you throw yourself into things headfirst and you put your heart into it. You sang amazingly.
  • Simon Cowell: I said that the first time I met you, you are like a singing scarecrow. I think this competition would be a more boring place without you. You’ve shown that you don’t take yourself too seriously. You’re like Gwen Stefani or someone like that. There’s a new generation of popstars coming along now who are more fun.

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  1. Ageing tart

    The original song named “Bewitched” was written by Lorenz Hart and Richard Rogers in 1941. Its a lovely old Jazz number recorded by Ella Fitzgerald.

    The “Bewitched” song that was performed by Katie is the theme song from the 1960’s American comedy sitcom series of the same name. Tales of humourous witchcraft practiced by a mother and daughter. Was actually quite good for its day and was still on telly in 1970’s.

    Maureen

    Ageing tart

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