Thursday, 27 October 2011

Is it wrong...

that I am totally and hopelessly addicted to The X Factor USA??

I have been painfully slow to clamber upon the X Factor bandwagon, and given that I used to turn up my nose at the British version, this latest habit has come as somewhat of a surprise.

But don't ring me, text me or expect me to wield a paintbrush on a Thursday or Friday night because I will be locked into a passionate televisual embrace with the super talented singers – and their even more gobsmacking self-belief – who are competing for the five million smackeroos. Their often tragic backstories are also utterly compelling – some are just out of rehab, others are living in their cars, some are one pay cheque away from doing so.

One punter who had me watching through a haze of tears is my personal favourite, 42-year-old Stacy (pictured below), who was repeatedly told she was too old to make it as a singer. “This is my last chance,” she tearfully, and somewhat repeatedly, said to cam.

And of course there's Simon Cowell's ridic hairdo, which is worth the price of entry alone.

Yes, I realise it's totally bonkers. But it's my kind of bonkers.


  1. Oooh! So glad you're into X-F! I'm generally hooked on talent shows and the States has represented itself very well with the initial crop for this series.
    My favourites are:

    Chris Rene... his was the best first audition I have EVER seen, and with his own original song too. Check it out -

    Leroy Bell... hmmmm, Marvin Gaye(voice & looks) -meets-Clint Eastwood-meets- voice of Michel Bolton. The fittest 60 year old man on the planet!

    Josh Krajcik.... Looks like Xavier Bardem’s scruffy, fatter brother but sings like a 21st century Barry White

    Brian Bradley aka Astro... precocious little rapper. I’m in awe of the confidence exuded by this kid.

    Yes. I realise the above are all Male! But that idiot man Simon Cowell didn’t put my favourite girl through – Tora Woloshin. Scrumptiously funky, pint-sized cutie.

    PS: Re Josh's likeness to Xavier.... that's a compliment, sort of. Xaviar was smoking in Vicky Cristina Barcelona!

  2. OMG Yoyo, your summation is fantastic! Totes agree with you about all of the above - but esp Leroy Bell. Sweet baby Jesus, how can he look so good at that age?!

    And yes I loved Toya too...shame she didnt get though. I hope either Stacey or the wee 13-year-old, Rachel Crow, get somewhere cos they are both amazing




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