Hello everyone! Welcome to movie week, a week that in previous years, has given us the classic Jedward performance of Ghostbusters. That is a standard in X factor history folks. Know it!
To be 100% in synchrony with the theme, I went and watched Breaking Dawn. Awful movie, btw. Laughed the whole way through. I missed X Factor, but I watched the performances on YouTube, so, if some X Factor contestant pulled out a secret daughter this week, I have missed it. I also don’t know what the judges said.
This week, Silvio’s Awesome Classification of Performances is as follows:
On The First Place, by a clear mile, It’s Little Mix. Seriously, no contest at all. The harmonies were on the money, the song choice was incredible, the delivery was natural and organic, and the style was thankfully, not colorful. In my book, the girls have placed themselves in the top three. I don’t have enough good words about the girls. And a shout at Tulisa too, who has been working amazingly with them.
On The Second Place, it’s Amelia Lily. I didn’t like the song choice. Think is a classic, there in no one who doesn’t know this song, and it has been covered to death. This was not Amelia’s song. It’s like taking Michael Schumacher, on his glory days, and putting him on a motorcycle. He’s gonna drive it, of course, because the instincts are there, the talent is there, and all of that, but he’s not gonna be 100% convincing or organic. That’s what I felt about Amelia tonight. She has an amazing voice, which reminds me of Anastacia’s strength, but not range, but the song was too slow and too mellow (?) for her. Nice effort though.
On The Third Place, we have Marcus. What did you say, Marcus has a big production???!!! No way. That is so not like him… For the 7th week in a row, Marcus is doing the same thing. Okay, we get it. You can handle that. This week though, Gary though he threw a smoke screen to us, because he made the dancers into a gospel choir. Which didn’t work by the way. Misha is the one who should’ve had the choir. Or Amelia. The other people can’t handle it. Indeed he didn’t, because the arrangement was incredibly inappropriate when you have 40 people ready to scream their lungs off. If you have the choir, use the choir Gary. His vocals, Marcus’s were good though.
The Fourth Place belongs to Misha. WHAT HAVE THEY DONE TO YOU MISHA? It was a stupid decision to get her to sing Whitney. She is not Whitney. She is Misha B, the singer who killed Rolling In The Deep, Respect, Proud Mary. All the while doing her own thing. We cannot expect her to be brilliant in something she doesn’t believe in. That’s the core of an artist. The connection. Misha has lost it, or Kelly made her lose it or something, because this performance was below par.
On The Fifth Place we have Janet. Who makes a come back. Well, somewhat of a comeback. She sang a pretty song, while wearing a pretty dress, while looking pretty. The only thing that was not pretty was her spine, because it was inexistent. She has tons of followers though, the deaf kind, so she’s gonna stick around for some time. What she’s not giving me, to be brief, is an identity beyond the lullabies she sings every week. If that’s all she can do, then that’s not good enough.
The Sixth Place is Craig’s. By far the weakest performance of the night. So old, and boring and lackluster. So colorless. Craig, it’s time to go mate. Leave the Liverpool votes to Marcus.
And with Craig we conclude this night’s X Factor. If my wishes came true, Craig and Janet would go on the bottom two, with the former leaving. But I predict (with the hope I’ll jinx it and she won’t be) Misha will be on the bottom again. Although, if they keep Misha, Little Mix and Amelia, I’m happy.
Final Thoughts: How awesome was Lady Gaga with Kitty last week? Seriously brilliant. I just might buy one of her singles because of that alone. Gaga made a lot of friends that night.