So the latest X Factor is over. No more listening to Tulisa trying to wing it with her feedback and no more Gary Barlow comments aimed at Louis Walsh where he has the guts to say what everyone is thinking. If it wasn’t for Gary Barlow the show would have pulled in worse ratings than it already did.
Will Simon Cowell see to it that we are subjected to another round of this consistently worsening show? Probably. However ridiculous the show and the publicity surrounding it becomes, the contestants always win our hearts with their hard work and humbleness (except the likes of Kitty Bucknell, Cher Lloyd and Frankie Cocozza).
First of all, well done to Marcus for reaching second place. He did brilliantly but whether he receives a record contract like One Direction, despite losing, is probably unlikely.
Secondly, congratulations to X Factor winners Little Mix! They certainly have talent individually and as a group although they very sweetly put their popularity down to their lack of sexiness.
Perrie Edwards, 18, Jesy Nelson, 20, Jade Thirlwall, 18, and Leigh-Anne Pinnock, 19, prefer to keep it real with their ‘geek-chic’ image rather than trying to be sexy. Perrie Edwards has stated, ’We want to relate to girls, rather than give off a slutty vibe. We’d rather be cool.’
What a pleasant change that would make! How boring, repetitive and cheap the likes of Rihanna and Lady Gaga have become. It will be nice to be able to watch a good girl band perform on stage without being subjected to their boobs (and more) being thrust into our vision.
Will they become the next Spice Girls, will they get the Christmas number one and will they crack the US market? Only time will tell. We certainly wish these lovely young ladies all the best and hope they manage to stay true to themselves. There certainly has been a lack of good girl groups coming out of the UK in recent times. As the likes of Amy Winehouse and Adele have shown the world, we Brits have some amazing talent, whether the US has a tendency to recognise it or not!
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