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forever single

Stacey Solomon doesn’t think that she will ever find a boyfriend.

Stacey from Dagenham in Essex, stated that she is too much of “a geek” to attract the right kind of man, adding: “I’m not girlfriend material.”

Sstacey told Now that she is not going out with other X Factor finalist Olly Murs, but did add that a few male singers caught her eye.

“I wish I was going out with Peter Andre,” she said. “Or Aston from JLS.”

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future fears

Stacey Solomon is worried fans will forget her and has admitted she has fears about not making now in the music industry

Stacey told The Sun: “In a year, I’d like to be singing somewhere like the V Festival. But I’m worried I’ll get forgotten. You start thinking, ‘I haven’t won – what’s going to happen?’

“But if you work hard and want something bad enough you can do well. Good people get good things.”

Stacey was top of the votes for Diva Week and Queen week with her amazing performances and is sure to be a top attraction on the X Factor arena tour which starts in February.

From all your fans Stacey I am sure there is a great future for you.

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Stacey Solomon out of X Factor

Gutted, tonight Stacey Solomon finished third place on this year X Factor but she really does have the xtra factor and I sure we will see much more of her.
Stacey performed ‘Who Wants To Live Forever’, ‘Wonderful World’ and ‘Feeling Good’ but received the fewest amount of public votes
After hearing the result Stacey said: “I came third, that’s really good. I’m really proud. I’ve had the time of my life. Thanks to everyone who kept me here to the final.”
Dannii Minogue added: “It’s been an incredible journey. I’ve made an amazing friend. I’d just like to thank everyone who supported her – she’s an absolute talent and a star.”
Tomorrow Joe McElderry and Olly Murs will battle for the X Factor title tomorrow
I am sure Stacey will have a bright future ahead of her

and now what the judges thought


Stacey Solomon – ‘Wonderful World’

Louis: “Stacey Solomon – what a transformation. Who would have thought you’d have come all that way from the first audition? I love everything about you, I love your voice, I love your personality, you’ve got everything and people love you. You so deserve to be in the final three and I can’t believe you don’t know how good you are because you’re great.”

Cheryl: “I’m so happy to see you up there in the final three. It’s amazing because the pressure is on tonight but it’s lovely to see you enjoying yourself the most ever, you look so comfortable.”

Simon: “I totally agree with Cheryl. You were sort of turning into a nervous wreck over the last couple of weeks – now you’re a calm nervous wreck who’s singing beautifully. I’m so happy you sang that song again because it takes me back to the first time we met you. You surprised me then and you continue to surprise me. And you thoroughly, thoroughly deserve your place here tonight.”

Dannii: “Stacey, it’s just been the most emotional week ever and I’m very, very, very, very proud of you. From the girl who walked on stage in a little pair of shorts… it’s great to see you smiling and enjoying all the support you’ve had, so well done.”


Olly Murs – ‘Superstition’

Louis: “Olly, oh my God! Not many people can sing Stevie Wonder. You’re the boy from Essex with the silly dance we all love. When you watch that VT it just shows you’ve definitely got the X factor. You can sing, you can dance, you’re likeable – I love it.”

Dannii: “Olly, what a fantastic performance. That’s just such a great song for you and it’s so good to see you singing that again. And Brian [Friedman], that was spectacular. Brilliant.”

Cheryl: “There’s something in the air tonight – everyone’s that little bit calmer and more comfortable. That was something you’d see at a concert. You’re an entertainer and you thoroughly deserve your place in the final.”

Simon: “Olly, I said in the beginning I took a risk on you. It was the best risk I’ve ever taken in my life. I’ve got to tell you, on the biggest night of your life you just pulled out the performance of your life. Congratulations.”


Joe McElderry – ‘Dance With My Father’

Louis: “Joe, I remember that first audition so well. You came out and sang Luther Vandross and you absolutely got me there. Since then you’ve got better and better and better. You’ve got an incredible voice – this competition is about finding someone with the voice and you’ve got the voice. I predict your future is going to change – you’ve got it all, man.”

Dannii: “Joe, you’re a brilliant performer, you’ve got an amazing voice. What an adorable young man. It’s been incredible to see you throughout the whole competition – you never let us down.”

Simon: “Dannii’s right – you don’t just deserve credit for tonight, you deserve credit for everything you’ve done. You’re a great example of someone who can be talented, such a nice person, and I really, really want you to do well because I like you, Joe, and I think you deserve to be in the final tomorrow night.”

Cheryl: “This is the moment you stole my heart, the first time you sung this. And meeting your family… you’re an absolute testament to your mam and dad. They’re some of the nicest people I’ve ever met and for them and for you, Joe, I pray you’re in the final tomorrow night.”


Stacey Solomon – ‘Feeling Good’ (with Michael Bublé)

Michael Bublé: “Can you not tell how much fun we just had? You were great, beautiful.”

Dermot O’Leary: “And do you think Stacey deserves to be in the final?”

Bublé: “Oh, absolutely. Absolutely.”


Olly Murs – ‘Angels’ (with Robbie Williams)

Robbie Williams: “I am a massive fan of Olly. I’ve been watching every week, he entertains me. I love his voice, I love his character. I’m a big, big fan of Olly. I can’t believe how confident this man is, he’s like a quiet storm. It’s unbelievable. I should be taking tips from him. He should give 110% tonight, maybe 111%, if at all possible 112% but it’s never been done on television before.”


Joe McElderry – ‘Don’t Let The Sun Go Down On Me’ (with George Michael)

George Michael: “I think you rose to the occasion, I would say – fantastic. I think he’s got a great future. I think I’d like to say also that I wish good luck to all three contestants. It’s an amazing amount of pressure they have to deal with and they have to meet people like us on the same night. Good luck for tomorrow.”


Stacey Solomon – ‘Who Wants To Live Forever’

Louis: “Stacey, that was vocally incredible. It was definitely your best song from the whole series. Very few people can sing Freddie Mercury so well. You’ve been consistent right through the series and I hope you’re in the final tomorrow.”

Cheryl: “Stacey, you look incredible, you sounded incredible and I’ve got my fingers crossed you’re in the final two tomorrow.”

Simon: “As Cheryl has said frequently in this competition – you smashed it.”

Dannii: “Stacey, that was another incredible, incredible performance. I’m so happy for you, so proud of you, and I definitely want to see you voted into the top two tomorrow night.”


Olly Murs – ‘Fool In Love’

Louis: “Olly, that was my favourite song of yours from the whole series. You’re sexy, soulful, a showman, you own the stage, you’re a natural talent… I don’t know how the people at home are going to pick tonight. I hope you’re here tomorrow, Olly, because you’ve got it all. I think you’ve got the X factor.”

Dannii: “That was definitely your best performance from the series, it was so good to see it again. I loved it.”

Cheryl: “It was amazing to see the improvement from the first time you sung it – and that was only a few weeks ago. You sang that like it was your last opportunity and I wish you the very best of luck.”

Stacey: “Olly, I would just like to say I really hope it isn’t the last time you’re singing. Three months ago you were working in an office, you dreamt about being a popstar. I’ve got to know you really well, I’ve got to know your family, and it’s been an absolute pleasure to work with you. As a person I’m so proud of you, Olly, for what you’ve achieved. I’m really happy I chose you to be in my top twelve, so thank you.”


Joe McElderry – ‘Sorry Seems To Be The Hardest Word’

Louis: “Geordie Joe, you never, ever let us down. Joe, you’ve got the voice, we’re looking for a voice, we’re looking for someone who’s going to be a recording artist. I love everything about you. When I meet you backstage you’re so humble, so nice, but you’re still a popstar. I think you’re a natural popstar and of the three people left I think you deserve to be here tomorrow night.”

Dannii: “That was an absolutely stunning performance – you don’t need to be nervous at all standing up there. I’m so proud of you and you definitely need to be in the final two.”

Simon: “We’ve said all through the competition that you are, I think, really special, Joe. And you chose that song as your final song, to prove what a great singer you’ve become, and that you could be a potential popstar. You’ve had an incredible night, Joe, and I’m very happy for you.”

Cheryl: “I just want to take this opportunity to say I absolutely adore you. I’ve loved getting to know you and I feel we’ve really made a strong bond. I can’t bear the thought that that could have been your last song, and if there’s any justice in the world you’ve got to be in the final two. There’s been a lot of talk about you being the favourite and the bookies saying you’re the one to win, but I just want to let people know that if they loved that as much as I did, they have to pick up the phone.”

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The X Factor finalists

The X Factor finalists have all been filming return trips to home.

Stacey Solomon, Joe McElderry and Olly Murs have all this week been visiting their familys

Stacey Solomon is was seen with her mentor Dannii Minogue buying a McDonald’s and there is even rumours that she will be playing a secret gig some where in the town.

Joe McElderry returned to South Shields and was mobbed by hundreds of his fans. He went for a tour around the North-East yesterday, Cheryl Cole accompanied him as he met his old friends at Harton Technology College.

Olly Murs – not much news on him but he is expected to spend time this week in Witham, Essex, . Olly used to work in a call centre there as an energy advisor.

I also stumbled across this on the net which i though was rather amusing, Simon Cowells first television in on appearance on crappy 90’s TV quiz show “Sale of the Century” – enjoy 🙂

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Semi final

Stacey Solomon really showed the world tonight that she is a X Factor finalist.

I have to admit I was not struck by her first performance which I think was ultimately a bad choice by her mentor Dannii Minogue. There are many Michael Jackson classics that Stacey would have simply excelled at for the first round on X Factor but boy did she deliver on her second song ‘Somewhere’ . Stacey was simple amazing. I have to say though singing aside a really did enjoy her stage performance tonight on the first song as she strutted her very sexy stuff across the chairs

check out Stacey Solomon’s first performance below – Michael Jackson classic ‘The Way You Make Me Feel’

Then Stacey went on to sing a X Factor winning performance of the all time classic ‘Somewhere’

and wow this was simply amazing. You could see Simon Cowell mentally booking his next session of botox as his 2 acts where simply blown out the water – I am sure at this stage any act will we awarded a record contract but its quite clear that the winner will be Stacey Solomon or Joe McElderry

Check out Stacey’s simply amazing performance of ‘Somewhere’ below

And the judges had to say


Olly Murs – ‘Can You Feel It’

Louis: “Olly, who would have thought you’d be in the semi-final, the guy from Essex. Everyone loves you, you’re talented, you can sing, you can dance, you’re an all-round entertainer. You’re one step away from the final and people need to vote for Olly because he deserves to be in the final.”

Danni: “Can we feel it? We can all feel it in the room tonight. That was fantastic. Not only do you have the whole package, because we’ve seen you perform every week, but you were grabbing the package! If you pull out two performances like that you have to be in the final.”

Cheryl: “The sound in here when you were performing was deafening. It says it all. Everyone loves you, you’re an entertainer, and I hope to see you in the final.”

Simon: “What I liked about that was you should have been a bag of nerves, because I know how nervous you were yesterday and how much this means to you, but you put all that to one side and put on a great show. You sang really well, you look like a star, you have the presence of a star and I agree with the others – I just cannot imagine you not being there next week.”


Joe McElderry – ‘She’s Out Of My Life’

Louis: “Joe, that’s a really hard song you picked but you absolutely made it your own. Simon’s right, you have an amazing tone to your voice and you’d have an amazing recording voice. If you won, if you got into the final and won, you could sell millions of records. I think you have loads of talent, you’re the most consistent performer in the competition and there’s a big gap in the market for someone like you.”

Dannii: “Joe, you just clocked up another superb performance. It’s hard to believe you ever have nerves because you sing like a dream. I can hear you all over the radio and all over records. You’re going to do very, very well. You have to be in the final.”

Simon: “It’s becoming incredibly repetitive, which is very annoying, but you’re just getting better and better and better. I’ve heard a lot of versions of that song but that was one of the best versions I’ve ever heard. It was so stripped down, and the latter part where you changed the tone of your voice was absolutely on the money. It felt like it meant something to you. I’m really proud of you Joe, and of what you’re achieving.”

Cheryl: “I couldn’t be prouder. I’m speechless. That was chilling, everything it needed to be, passionate, emotional. Honestly, Joe, I think that was even better than anything you’ve done before, if that’s even possible.”


Stacey Solomon – ‘The Way You Make Me Feel’

Louis: “Stacey, you’re in the semi-final and I’ve been a big fan of yours all along. However, I wasn’t crazy about the song. I don’t think the song really suited you. With you it’s all about the voice and I think the whole production took away from the voice. Sorry, I thought it was the wrong song.”

Cheryl: “I disagree, I thought it was absolutely fantastic. Talk about yummy mummy! You look hot, you look the best I’ve ever seen you, and it was lovely to see you moving around the stage and performing for once. I really enjoyed it.”

Simon: “Well, it was fine, it just wasn’t you. It was gimmicky, silly, and with all the Michael Jackson songs in the world which you could have really, really nailed, for me that became too cabaret. You were thinking too much about getting from there to there, and what it did was it affected your vocals. You had too much to concentrate on. So I wouldn’t have done that, but the good news for you is you’ve got two songs tonight and I know you’ve got a fantastic second song. But that wasn’t the best performance I’ve heard from you.”

Dannii: “We’ve taken everything on board the judges have said for the whole series and put it together so you weren’t a ‘candle singing in the middle of the stage’. It doesn’t look like cabaret, this look suits you and you did it well. If you were an artist out there putting on a concert, you would be doing this. Any other singer would put on a show. If anything is affecting her vocals, it’s that she’s got infected teeth, that’s the only thing affecting her vocals.”


Danyl Johnson – ‘Man In The Mirror’

Louis: “Well, Danyl, as Dannii said last week this is a singing contest and you’ve definitely got the voice. I believed in you all along, you’ve had a tough time in the press, but on the vocal it was amazing. I love everything about your voice. However, Simon, what’s with the screens, the polar bears, climate change? It distracted from Danyl’s voice. Danyl, you’ve got the voice, I love it, but I think Simon will do anything to get votes.”

Dannii: “Danyl, I love that song and it was a really good performance. You’re back to the energy you had originally when we first saw you. But I agree with Louis, I was confused when the polar bear came on screen.”

Cheryl: “It was like ‘Earth Song’. But about the performance, it was really good to see you up there and giving it some. You’ve been through a lot but still come out and give 110%. That’s what you need to do to get into the final, so good luck.”

Simon: “Danyl, that was absolutely incredible, that performance. Absolutely on the money, genuine, brilliant. Sorry, but it was. What is amazing, is that you’ve got the guy’s career in the balance here after doing a fantastic performance, and all you two can talk about is stupid polar bears. He didn’t choose the polar bears, they’re not distracting from him. It’s supposed to be a tribute to the song.”


Olly Murs – ‘We Can Work It Out’

Louis: “Olly, that was another great performance. You’re consistent every week and you have the likeability factor. I liked that you didn’t pick a very well known song, but you made it your own. You remind me a bit of Jay Kay from Jamiroquai with the silly dancing, but it was really good. Are you going to make it into the final? I don’t know.”

Dannii: “You’re always a good performer. I’m not sure that song showed the best of your vocal ability. The dancing was spectacular. But you know what, if I was at home now sitting next to the phone I’d pick it up and vote for you.”

Cheryl: “I’ve always loved you, you’re an entertainer. I could hear you making that type of record, that style of music. I hope people pick up the phone and vote for you.”

Simon: “This takes me back, because it’s Stevie Wonder, to the very first time we saw you and what we liked so much about you. You’re the guy next door who dreamt about being a popstar and I think, taking everything into account over the last couple of weeks, that you thoroughly, thoroughly deserve your place in the final, and I think you’ll be there.”


Joe McElderry – ‘Open Arms’

Louis: “Joe, some people were born to sing and you were absolutely born to do this. You’re a natural performer. I loved the song choice and I think if you recorded that song in the morning you’d have a number one. You tick all the boxes, you’ve got a great recording voice, a great personality, you’re so likeable backstage – you deserve to be in the final.”

Dannii: “You’re rushing in and just making everyone love you all around the country. That song perfectly complemented the first song you sang. With those two, you’ve got to be in the final.”

Simon: “So your mentor decides on the most important night of your life to give you a song nobody knows. And you know what? It was 100% the right decision. Absolutely brilliant. You know what I admire about you – I’ve said this before – backstage, you’re really, really polite, you listen, you’ve learnt, you’ve become a better artist throughout the process, and I genuinely, genuinely wish and hope you are there next week because you deserve it.”

Cheryl: “You know what, that was the first time throughout the whole competition I felt nervous, and it’s only because I know how much it means to you to be in the final. It’s so easy for people at home to know how consistent you are and forget you need the votes, so I pray people pick up the phone and keep you in.”


Stacey Solomon – ‘Somewhere’

Louis: “Stacey, oh my God. That was incredible. You’ve definitely got your mojo back. I didn’t like you in the first part, but that song was incredible. The diva from Dagenham. You took on such a big song. Dannii, well done.”

Cheryl: “Oh my God, Stacey, that gave me goosebumps all over my body. That’s the best I’ve ever heard you sing. You put your heart and soul into that and we’ve got to see you in that final.”

Simon: “Stacey, you are back in the game, sweetheart. What I liked about that song in particular, was I loved the first part of the song where you had the voice we heard when we first heard you. That was the Stacey I really, really liked. Congratulations.”

Dannii: “Stacey, that was absolutely a perfect, perfect performance. You deserve this so much. You’ve worked really, really hard and come from absolutely no performing experience then get up there to do a performance like that, which was world class. You definitely deserve votes for the final.”


Danyl Johnson – ‘I Have Nothing’

Louis: “Danyl, the song is ‘I Have Nothing’, and I think you, Danyl Johnson, you have got everything. You totally deserve to be in the final because you have the talent and a vocal ability. You’re a born entertainer. You’ve had a lot of negative criticism on this show but I want people to judge you on your voice. And I would buy that version of that song if it was available.”

Dannii: “It was a really, really good performance. I didn’t love it as much as the first one.”

Cheryl: “Danyl, that’s actually the first time I’ve seen you physically shaking so I can see how much this means to you, and after that performance I wish you the best of luck to be in the final.”

Simon: “Danyl, I don’t think you’ve had fair criticism so far for what you’ve done in this competition, which is to sing your heart out, take on songs… we deliberately gave you a girl’s song so it would be more rebalanced, it’s one of the biggest Whitney songs of all time, and on the most important night of your life. I genuinely believe after everything you’ve done you absolutely, 100% deserve your place in the final.”


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