Unreality Rates The X Factor: Movie Week Top 6 Chart
In a shocking departure from this season’s woeful standard, we were actually entertained by X Factor tonight. And we mean by the singing, not the judges behaviour, not the tabloid nonsense exploding outside the show. Tonight, for the first time in the competition, everybody sang brilliantly. Maybe it’s because all the halfwits have been voted off (or ejected). Or maybe it’s because they’ve gone and invested in in-ear monitors for the contestants. WHICH THEY SHOULD HAVE GOT YEARS AGO!
But let’s not dwell on that, it’s time to take a look at tonight’s performances. And the contestants, due to their unexpected singing in tune, have made it more difficult than usual to grade the performances. But, readers, we struggled through and did it for you anyway! Here are our top acts of the Top 6:
- Little Mix: BOOM! That’s how it’s done! Little Mix were already the most anticipated act of the night, thanks to some journalists raving about their rehearsal. Their En Vogue cover of Don’t Let Go was just amazing. The vocals were tighter and stronger than ever before, but they even looked more together as a group. The girls are forming an indentity. Better yet, based on what you’re telling us on Twitter, it looks like they’re building a following!
- Amelia Lily: We said when Amelia rejoined the competition that she’d really upset the balance, and we were absolutely right. (We’d say that anyway!) Her cover of Aretha Franklin’s Think was a standout moment. That’s two weeks in a row that Amelia has proven she deserved to be brought back. And that the weeks of experience the other contestants gained experience during the competition meant nothing. We love her!
- Marcus Collins: Ah, Marcus. Controversial, even at Unreality HQ! We’d have rated Marcus higher, but there’s just one problem – we don’t see him as a viable recording artist. Marcus has been rocking the retro soul/R&B sound for the last few weeks, which is fine, but it doesn’t scream out 2011 Pop Charts to us. We love his performances, but we can’t see him selling records, which is the point of this show after all.
- Janet Devlin: An admirable effort from Janet this week. Much better song choice helped raise Janet above the usual dreary ballads she’s been doing up til now. Though some of the haters still felt she was dreary. Can’t please everyone. Still, it proved she can be a little bit more diverse, so we have high hopes she can turn it around.
- Misha Bryan: Oh dear. Misha’s on the run. Sorry Misha fans, but its true. Instead of her usual edgy urban schtick, Misha retreated to a “safe” Whitney Houston number. Yes, it showcased her brilliant voice, and she looked amazing in an all-white dress. But Gary Barlow was right to call it out as boring and running away from the artist that she’s been up until now. Yikes.
- Craig Colton: Oh, good lord. Craig just needs to go home now and save up for the surgery that will morph him into Adele once and for all. Oh, he looked dapper tonight and sang very well. But there’s just no excitement when he performs. He’s the weakest of Barlow’s remaining artists, and like Marcus, we’ve got serious concerns about him actually, y’know, selling records.
And that’s your lot for tonight’s chart. On a personal not, I know I’ve been quite critical of The X Factor this year, but I’m pleased to say tonight’s show was a return to form. Anyway, as usual this is where we hand over to you, dear readers – share your X Factor charts in the comments!
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