X Factor 2011 Final part one – In pictures!
Well the X Factor final aired last night or the first part of it anyway….which surely makes it the X Factor semi final, but that’s not what ITV are calling it….anyway! As well as the three final acts – Marcus Collins, Amelia Lily and Little Mix – returning to the stage to sing for survival, we were also treated to performances by Michael Buble – it was rather average – Leona Lewis – we liked it but many Johnny Cash fans did not – and a funky mashup courtesy of JLS and One Direction.
The X Factor mentors also got involved in a way that panelists never have before and Gary Barlow, Tulisa Contosatvlos and Kelly Rowland each took to the stage and sang with their last remaining act.
We had been especially looking forward to Marcus and Gary’s collaboration, believing it would blow our socks off, but in the end their version of Always A Woman, while perfectly nice, was probably the most boring duet of the evening.
Tulisa and Little Mix’s Alicia Keys’ mashup was the biggest shock of the night as we are not usually fans of Contostavlos’ waily vocals but last night she shone.
Kelly and Amelia’s high energy duet on River Deep, Mountain High was another mind blowing song. The tassels, the dancing, the connection, the vocal strength,it all added up to make a near perfect performance.
So enough of our waffling, if you missed any of the performances, follow the links above to watch the videos and check out our photo gallery below, for some of the best pictures of the night!