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Matt Wins the X Factor

It’s over. It’s finally over. We have a winner, Matt Cardle.

It comes as no surprise really. The bookies have been claiming for ages that he’d take the crown and he has. But what a song to choose for an X Factor release! Biffy Clyro. That’s not the usual ballad rubbish that comes from the show.

Matt has a strong voice and he sings with such passion. I remember seeing him singing The First Time (Ever I Saw Your Face) at bootcamp and being blown away. He’s wanted this for such a long time and I’m glad he finally has what he’s always wanted.

Although the winner usually disappears from the face of the earth within a few months, I hope it’s different this time. This time there’s true talent and someone that really deserves success. Let’s hope that with When We Collide being released as his debut, Matt Cardle goes a long way.

Just incase you missed it, here’s the moment when they announced his name and he performed When We Collide for the second time.

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X Factor Final – Cher Lloyd

OK so it’s the X Factor final and Cher has just performed her first song of the night.

I didn’t like her at the start and still don’t particularly like her now but that was good. She’s a true performer. At seventeen years old she has so much confidence oosing from every pour in her body.

The only problem is that she comes across as cocky. Her performances are great. Her attitude and on-stage persona are exactly what they need to be. But what is she like when she’s off stage?

With someone like Cher their confidence can sometimes be taken the wrong way. She knows she’s good and that people like her. But this assurance in herself as a performer seems to seep into her off-stage personality.

If she wins, will the fame go to her head? Is she prone to develop a massive ego that will gradually grate on people?
For the first time, this week X Factor have dug deep to show Cher as a normal teenager. They’ve shown numerous clips of her in her family home and clips of how she dealt with people fighting to catch a glimpse of her. Here she seemed completely normal and down to earth, maybe even overwhelmed. It allowed people to see her in a different light.

But is it a bad thing that she might be too full of herself? I don’t think so. I mean it does get on my nerves but I think it makes her the performer she is. Without that ‘I don’t give a…’ attitude she wouldn’t be the Cher Lloyd everyone has become so fascinated with and she most certainly wouldn’t be in the final tonight. I say good on her.

 

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This makes me hate the music industry…

I’m not sure what to think of this. I’ve just seen an advert starring two of the worst people in the music industry, the awful twins, Jedward.

They are the reason why the industry is a joke. I was happy thinking they’d disappeared and all was well with the world but no. Now they’re in this advert for Nintendo DS.

It makes me cringe! It’s awful. It’s terrible. And it’s bound to be on repeat on our tellies over the Christmas period. Oh joy!

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What Do You Think?

Ok so I’m usually one of the first people to moan about the reality TV phenomenon yet hypocritically I sat there and watched the X Factor tonight.

Some of the talent is amazing but others not so much. Take Wanger for example, what a waste of space! And then next to that you have someone like Treyc, Mary or Rebecca who are all absolutely fantastic. They’re the kind of singers who send a shiver down your spine and make your skin come up in goosebumps.

Which is why I feel slightly embarassed to admit that my favourite performance of tonight’s show was One Direction. These five sweet looking teenagers performed a great version of Kelly Clarkson’s My Life Would Suck Without You.

I don’t know what happened but it brought a huge smile to my face. There’s something really nice about seeing them bonding and performing together on stage the way they do. Sadly though, it is their cuteness that’s getting them through. They aren’t particularly great singers but I think they have what it takes to be the new Take That…What do you think?

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