X Factor 2011 Final: Little Mix perform winner’s single ‘Cannonball ‘ (VIDEO)
Little Mix finally got to perform their rendition of Damien Rice’s ‘Cannonball’ on tonight’s X Factor final.
In a bid to win the competition and the SYCO record deal, Tulisa’s girls group put their all into the folk number, which they had definitely added their own twist to. They have already recorded their version of the song and a music video to accompany it and whether or not it will ever get released, will depend upon how many of you were impressed with their version this evening.
We weren’t all that impressed with Marcus Collins’ version of the single when he performed it just minutes before, so by the time they took to the stage, Little Mix were already looking good to us.
They started the track totally acapella with no backing track and that bit sounded a little bit ropey to us, it exposed the girls a little bit too much and at times their vocals seemed weak. However when the backing track kicked in, things picked up and all in all, it wasn’t a bad version.
Did it come anywhere close to Damien Rice’s original? Nowhere in the region no. But out of the two renditions we heard tonight, Little Mix’s was definitely the best.
LOUIS WALSH:Four little pop princesses have been born. This is the next big girl band. You deserve the votes!
KELLY ROWLAND: Congratulations, thinking about how far you have come, look at how dynamic you are together collectively!
GARY BARLOW: Anther great performance, you twisted this song and made it into a Little Mix song. You are going to go on to big things and will need all the support from each other you can get.
TULISA CONTOSTAVLOS: Jade you are the most adorable person I have ever known, Jesy you are the most inspiring person I have ever met, Leigh-Anne you remind me of myself years ago and Perrie, you were just born a star. I love all of you!
If they win, the song will be released as Little Mix’s debut single. Did you enjoy it? Leave your comments below.
Update: Little Mix went on to win this year’s X Factor, and we’ve uploaded the official single cover (as displayed at the top of this page!)
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