The X factor finished back in December but the tour has been going round the country with the top nine acts of the series. On the 6th March, the acts came to Wembley arena and I was there to see it.
The 2010 featured some of the most memorable moments of the year, including controversial singers Wagner and Katie. There was also Gamu-gate and there were many talks of fixes with the votes. The series finished with Matt Cardle winning the show and receiving a Christmas number one.
Cher Lloyd performed three songs on the night and showed off a totally new style. ‘Stay’ showed off her talents again and was very popular with the audience. She also performed ‘Girlfriend’ and a version of ‘Whip my hair’ that showed her dancing around the arena and showing off her rapping skills. Cher was barely recognisable with her new Rhianna look and seemed more confident than when she was on the show. I’m sure she will go on to have a good career, although she needs to not come across as so cocky otherwise people will dislike her.
Katie Waissel also was at the show, despite receiving bad press during her time on the show and very little votes. Katie, who seemed much more quieter than on the show, performed two songs and seemed vocally better than she did on the X factor. Her version of ‘Help’ was popular with the audiences and sounded good. However, I think she will disappear from the public after this tour after so much bad press.
Wagner Carrilho also was at the show despite showing a lack of vocal talent on the show. Although he was booed when first coming to the stage, his performance was fun-filled and produced laughs from the audience. His voice weren’t as bad as it seemed on the X factor and his performance of ‘Love shack’ wasn’t too bad. I think he will be doing the Butlin family weekends after the tour has finished!
Paige Richardson was a fun guy on the show and was a likeable character. He finished in eighth place after losing out to Cher. Paige was cheered by the audience and performed two brilliant songs that showed that he is full of fun and has a bubbly personality. He could do well if he gets the right contract if someone gives him a chance.
Mary Byrne was popular on the show, finishing in fifth place, just missing out on the final. Mary, who was best known for working at Tesco’s, was taken into the public’s hearts during the show and even received the most votes in week 1. Mary performed several songs during the show including the popular ‘It’s a Man’s World’, which showed, off her vocal talents. Releasing an album in time for Mothers day, I think she will do quite well.
Aiden Grimshaw was booted out of the show when losing out in deadlock to Katie. This decision was a shock to the public and he has remained popular with the public since the show. Aiden performed two songs and showed that he left the competition too early with a great performance of ‘Mad World’. Hopefully a record label will take on Aiden as I think he has a good voice.
One Direction was popular with the public, especially the young girls and it was a shock they didn’t win the show. Formed during the early stages of the show, One Direction went on to finish in third place. The girls were going mad when One Direction came to the stage and they performed a range of songs. ‘The Only Girl in the World’ was pretty good and I was impressed with the quality of the lads voices. I think they will go on to be very successful.
Rebecca Ferguson came second in the performance after winning over the public with her sweet personality. The mother of two had a unique voice and only just lost out on winning the competition. Rebecca perfomed a range of songs including the popular ‘Just like the Star’ and ‘Show me love’. She showed off her vocal range and I think she will be very successful internationally.
Matt Cardle won the show after winning the public with an unusual voice and a lovely personality. Matt came on last and performed five songs including ‘Just the way you are’ and ‘Firework’. He was very popular with the audience and showed off his great talent and showed why he won. I think that Matt might beat the curse of the winner such as Steve Brookstein and Leon Jackson and I think his down to earth personality will bring him international success.
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