X Factor 2011: Gary Barlow ‘loses interest’ in Janet Devlin – ‘Somebody To Love’ (VIDEO)
Janet Devlin had a bit of a wobble during the week and insiders say she even threatened to leave the competition a few days ago, but tonight she returned to the X Factor stage for Lady Gaga vs Queen week.
This evening the Northern Irish teenager took on Queen’s ‘Somebody To Love’, a song which reached number two in the UK singles chart before shw was even born in 1976.
Janet appeared on stage tonight, wearing a long sheer skirt and standing, on a high platform with just a few violinists and a piano player for company. It was very stripped back and if we hadn’t already known what she was singing, we might not have recognised the track at first.
However, by a few lines in, we became more comfortable with the version and loved the fact that Janet changed it up so massively.
We thought it was a return to form for the young singer, but have a feeling that it may be one of those performances people will either love, or really hate!
LOUIS WALSH: Janet another captivating performance. I think you’re the most consistent performer and I think you’re the person that everyone is going to have to beat. I can see you in the final now.
TULISA CONTOSTAVLOS: Janet there is no doutb about it, I can see there is a market for you, there’s a fanbase, there are people that will buy your albums. My only issue is that your style is a bit one dimensional and for me, I’d have to be in a certain mood to listen to your album.
GARY BARLOW: Janet I hate to see this but I’m starting to lose interest in you I really am. To me that performance didn’t work tonight, it was bordering on boring. I think you need to take these opportunities every week and think of them as if you are presenting your first single. I just don’t feel like you’re making enough of an effort.
KELLY ROWLAND: Janet has worked really hard and she definitely went back to her roots I really respect her for that.
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