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Stacey Solomon debut single

Stacey Solomon debut single

Stacey Solomon will perform at next years Isle Of Man Bay Festival.

There are many acts from Got Talent and X Factor already signed to the festival

Stacey will join Britain’s Got Talent champions Spelbound as well as comedian Paul Burling, street dance act Twist & Pulse, Olly Murrs

This year JLS, Boy George, Rick Astley ,Diversity and music veterans Spandau Ballet apeared at the show

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London Boat Show

Stacey Solomon and Olly Murs are to perform at the London International Boat Show

The pair who where in the final three on the X Factor are going to open the even today at the ExCeL in London

Stacey and Olly are booked to sing at the event and then later have pictures with the Royal Engineers who will also be at the show

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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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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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X Factor week 8

Week 8 on the X factor final and Stacey Solomon sang an amazing rendition of the ‘Take That’ all time classic ‘Rule The World’ and yet again she amazed and showed why she should be in the final. Stacey looked stunning tonight and its easy to see why Olly Murs has been after her for weeks . She is just he most lovable genuine sexy woman a guy could hope to meet.

cheek out Stacey Solomon singing Rule the World below

Stacey’s second song tonight was Elton John’s all time classic ‘‘Something About The Way You Look Tonight’ and although I thought it was great the judges didn’t seem to all agree. One thing I do think though is what the X Factor panel have said from day one – believe in your self a bit more Stacey – you are simply amazing and have such a wonderful voice

and here is what the judges had to sayabout the performances.


Danyl Johnson – ‘Relight My Fire’

Louis: “Danyl, what a great start to the show. You’ve proved you’re not just a one-trick pony. You can sing, you can dance, and Danyl, you deserve to be on that stage. I’m glad you’ve got your mojo back and I think you’re really talented. And round one, you won!”

Dannii: “That was an amazing production, an amazing performance, the choruses were bang on… the verses were pitchy for sure. And I’m not sure about the body rolls – the dance steps were great but I’m not sure about the body rolls!”

Cheryl: “It was as camp as Christmas but in a really fantastic way! I know how tough it is to sing and dance at the same time and you made it look pretty effortless, so well done Danyl.”

Simon: “Taking everything into account – the fact that it was an incredibly complicated routine and you were foot perfect and note perfect – I honestly think you really, really proved a point tonight. You are the type of artist who when anything is thrown at you, you just do it. You proved a point and I’m very, very happy with that performance.”


Lloyd Daniels – ‘Million Love Songs’

Louis: “Lloyd, the thing is you are in the final five so obviously people like you much more than I do. I think the song suited you a lot more than last week, I think you’re much improved, and I think your singing was pretty good – I don’t think it was great. It’s up to the public now to pick the best three people – I think you’ll struggle.”

Dannii: “Lloyd, a million girls out there want your phone number. You’re always putting on a great performance, you always bounce back, and you always come out fresh. I would just say don’t complicate your melodies because you’re making it difficult for yourself, and tuning-wise you were going off in the verses.”

Simon: “Look, Lloyd… it was a very, very good choice of song. A great choice of song. The lyrics are absolutely perfect for you, it’s a teen pop song, and I thought you sang it OK. This is what I’m going to say to you, because there are two songs tonight. What you’ve got to show us is, you’ve got to have fire in your eyes to show the audience you actually want to stay in this competition, because it was a little bit mechanical. So on the second song I want to see a bit more effort and commitment. You should be the happiest boy in the world. You wanted to be a popstar, you’re on the show, and I know the difference between walking it and really doing it.”

Cheryl: “I’ve got no doubt that in the second song you’re going to come out and show us just that. These lot [the audience] absolutely loved it and so did I.”


Olly Murs – ‘Love Ain’t Here Anymore’

Louis: “Olly, I still can’t believe you were in the bottom two – there’s no way you deserved to be in the bottom two. Everywhere I go girls are telling me how much they like you. I’m glad you’ve got your confidence back and that song totally suited you. It is a talent competition and I think you deserve to be in the final three.”

Dannii: “It’s kind of getting back on your horse after being in the bottom two and starting with a ballad, which is not your thing. I admire you for getting up there. But the sparkle was not quite in the eyes.”

Cheryl: “It’s really lovely to see everything stripped away and hear you sing. Sometimes I can’t hear you because these lot [the audience] are going nuts, but I’m looking forward to seeing round two and seeing you back in your stride.”

Simon: “I’d like to start with the girl you were singing to – I think she’s cute! I thought you did a great job tonight. You sung the song well, you emoted the song very well. I don’t think it was a song where it was appropriate to have a sparkle in your eye. I think it was about believing in it. And what happened last week – there was no sulking, no complaining, you just got on with it and proved why you should be here.”


Joe McElderry – ‘Could It Be Magic’

Louis: “Joe, it could have been magic and it was magic. Every week you get better and better and better. You’re turning out to be a real popstar. I loved the whole production, the musical arrangement… but Joe, seriously, you deserve to be in the final three.”

Dannii: “Joe, you are absolutely flying high. You took the opportunity to do a hard song, and I know you’ve been nervous this week and worried about the notes, but you absolutely smashed it. And I can picture you in the final, I can see that.”

Simon: “Joe, look, this is going to sound a bit repetitive because it was brilliant. What was so impressive was the way you managed to maturely navigate your way through the dancers and the production. You looked like you were in control, the production wasn’t in control of you. That production, Brian [Friedman], was absolutely fantastic. I’d also like to say, because they haven’t been mentioned much, the dancers are doing a brilliant job. But you, Joe, you, young man, were the star of that. Brilliant.”

Cheryl: “What can I say? Listen to that reaction! Honest to God, it was flawless. I absolutely love you to pieces. I hope to God everybody at home enjoyed it as much as we did and keeps you in.”


Stacey Solomon – ‘Rule The World’

Louis: “Stacey, I like you every week and nothing has changed this week. I think you’re getting and better, and what I really like about you is you don’t believe how good you are. You’re a really good singer and you so belong in the competition. I hope people vote for you. That was a very challenging song but you absolutely did it for me.”

Cheryl: “That was a challenging song – I don’t think people realise how hard it is for you to sing a male vocal or in your case a male group vocal when you’re female. And you are the only female left so represent!”

Simon: “The advantage you’ve got with a girl singing a guy’s song is it’s not going to sound like a karaoke version. I thought it was very believable and the perfect song choice for you. I thought it was better than your song last week because it was a more interesting song.”

Dannii: “Stacey, that was an amazing performance. You’re emerging as the true star of this show. I don’t think people realise how much you’ve grown week after week. There’s incredible support for Dagenham Stace and we love you.”


Lloyd Daniels – ‘I’m Still Standing’

Louis: “Lloyd, round one you kind of won me over, round two the song was called ‘I’m Still Standing’ – you’re just about standing there. It just didn’t look like you were having a good time and it was all a bit karaoke for me, honestly. And it was nice, but we’re not looking for nice anymore, we’re looking for a star.”

Dannii: “Lloyd, lyrically you’re definitely still standing, you’re proving a point there. It was a fantastic production. Vocally, it is still shaky on bits, but it was better than the first song. Much, much better.”

Simon: “God, none of us are in agreement tonight. I didn’t think it was as good as the first song. I thought it was a silly song choice. I think what Cheryl was trying to do with you with the retro routine didn’t suit you, it didn’t suit the song. It was like something from an amateur dramatics production and Cheryl, you’re a popstar. You understand what’s right for the artist and what’s right for the song. I thought that was inappropriate.”

Cheryl: “I also know how tough it is when you’ve been criticised week after week after week to come out and sing. I’m very, very proud of you for coming out and delivering each week when you’ve been criticised so much. So I hope people keep you in.”


Danyl Johnson – ‘Your Song’

Louis: “Danyl, what I like about you is you get criticism week after week but you always bounce back. You picked Elton’s most iconic song and made it your own – I liked everything about it except the choir. I don’t know why Simon gave you a choir, you don’t need a choir. With your voice and your looks you’ve got it all.”

Dannii: “That was a really great version of a really great song, and it was much, much better than the first song. Lots of good singing!”

Cheryl: “I think we’re seeing the Danyl we first fell in love with back at the audition process. You look more comfortable and you look more confident – it was good.”

Simon: “Cheryl, it wasn’t good, it was sensational. Sorry, that was what it’s all about. It’s doing something different with the song. And Louis, don’t be rude about having kids on the show. You’re like a dark cloud who blots out the sunshine. They’re little children who want to be on the show – let them!”


Olly Murs – ‘Saturday Night’s Alright (For Fighting)’

Louis: “Olly, I loved you in round one, thought it was one of your best performances. It was an unusual song choice for you. I like your funny dancing, I like you, but there was something missing.”

Dannii: “Scrooge, move over. Round one was OK, round two was an absolute knockout. I’m really happy the grandpa suit’s gone, but you’ve got a sparkle in your eye. The song was absolutely made for you and very technically difficult – but it was absolutely a smash.”

Cheryl: “Firstly, I don’t know how you can concentrate with all those sexy girls around you, but you did it and you did it really well. I definitely agree with Dannii, that was a knockout performance.”

Simon: “Olly, it was the Olly we really loved from the beginning back in the competition. It was a great song, a great performance, and you really added something tonight – an extra 10, 15, 20%. You put your heart into it and made it sound like the song was written for you. I was nervous about this song today but I’m very, very happy.”


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

Louis: “Joe, you absolutely won round one for me and on that performance you absolutely won round two. You’ve got it all, you’ve got the voice, you’ve got the personality, you’ve got the likeability. I watch you grow every week. You were born to do this and you have to sail through to the final. People have to pick up their phones and vote for you. I like everything about you.”

Dannii: “There hasn’t been a song sung in this year’s competition with more passion than that. The feeling you have conveyed through the lyrics is just exceptional. I have to see you in the final – please vote for Joe.”

Simon: “I’m absolutely gobsmacked by that, I really am. I mean, you’ve got to remember this is what I do for a living, I run a record label. And I thought, like I said in the VT, that this was a safe choice. But something happened to you in a week. You changed, almost like a boy turned into a man. What you did with that song was so simple and so beautifully sung. It really felt like you were singing sincerely every lyric. By far my favourite ever performance of yours.”

Cheryl: “Joe, you’re a little star. Honest to God, you make me proud to be a Geordie. I’m so proud of you and I pray to God everyone keeps you in. You thoroughly deserve to be in that final.”


Stacey Solomon – ‘Something About The Way You Look Tonight’

Louis: “Stacey, you’re the last girl standing, and you certainly deserve to be in the final three. I wasn’t crazy about the song choice, I preferred you in round one to round two, but I like you an awful lot.”

Cheryl: “You looked slightly uncomfortable in parts there – I would be, you did have a lot to contend with, and under the circumstances I thought you did a great job, Stacey.”

Simon: “I’m going to tell you why I didn’t like that song like I did the first song. Why I didn’t like the second song is you’re not a singer like Leona or Alex, you’re not one of those big belting singers. What I loved about your audition was you had a different kind of voice – more subtle, cooler – I think that’s why I’d use a wedding singer comparison. That doesn’t do you justice. That’s a very different performance from the first song, which was more original, so I wish you’d reversed the order.”

Dannii: “Stacey, that was a brilliant performance. I push you week after week to do more and more. I really, really loved it. I don’t know what Simon’s going on about!”

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X factor week seven

Stacey Solomon was simply amazing again this week and sailed through into next weeks X Factor

check out what the judges thught below

Lloyd Daniels – ‘Faith’

Dannii: “Lloyd, that was a great opening to the show. You look fantastic tonight – it’s like a whole reinvention. You’ve definitely got something that is the X factor and we can’t put our finger on it. I’m just hoping that each week the vocals keep going up and up, because where we are in the competition you need to have a wow moment. At the end of the song the falsetto was great – you need to use that more, that’s your trick.”

Louis: “Lloyd, I know you were under a lot of pressure this week because you were in the bottom two, but you came back fighting. I love your new haircut, I love your new image, I love everything – except the voice. I think you’re a real popstar, but I think you’re out of your depth now. I think there are better singers than you.”

Simon: “Actually, Lloyd, that surprised me because it wasn’t bad at all. I’m not saying it was the best vocal I’ve ever heard, but you look a lot better, you’re starting to perform to the public and it started to feel believable. Maybe you’ve started to believe in yourself. You stepped up in a week – very good.”

Cheryl: “It’s really amazing for me to watch you grow before my eyes. I feel like you’re turning into a little man. You look adorable and I think that was your best, most comfortable performance.”


Stacey Solomon – ‘I Can’t Make You Love Me’

Louis: “Stacey, last week you absolutely stole the show, and I want everybody to know you are a great performer and there is nothing phoney about you. Whatever it is, star quality, you’ve definitely got it and I think you’re definitely going to make the final three. And Dannii picked a brilliant, brilliant song for you.”

Cheryl: “What’s happened now is your voice has become as big as your personality, and that’s what we were all waiting for. It was a great song choice, you just need to believe you can win now. You need to start believing you’re the winner because you could do it.”

Simon: “You are, as it showed in the film, one of the most genuinely nice people we’ve had on these shows. You really are, and I think you’ve turned into a little star. Do I think it was as good as last week? No, I don’t. It was a little bit mechanical in parts. The last part was very good, but the first part was a little bit clumsy. But there’s no question you’re going to be here next week. I’d be amazed if you weren’t.”

Dannii: “Stacey, that was such an elegant performance – so, so beautiful. I just have to say this show is all about dreams and making people’s dreams come true, and Cheryl’s right – you have to believe this could come true for you, because they [the audience] do.”


John & Edward – ‘I’m Your Man’

Dannii: “Wow guys. You look amazing. You know what really shocked me tonight – the singing was in tune and the rapping was out of time. I don’t know what’s happening now, I’m totally confused. It was fun…”

Cheryl: “Out of all the contestants you’ve been on the biggest and toughest rollercoaster, and no matter what happens you need to be really proud of yourself for coming this far.”

Simon: “I don’t think it was George and Andrew – it was Andrew and Andrew. But look, guys, it was a perfect song choice. I do think Louis is giving you too much to do. He’s turned you into his version of Action Man dolls. Every week, there’s crazy, crazy choreography.”

Louis: “Because they can do it! They never stop rehearsing. Everywhere I go young girls are shouting ‘Jedward, Jedward, Jedward’. These guys are connecting with them. I’m having the best time of my life working with you. But I need people to vote for you guys. This year would not be the same without them – we’d have no fun.”

Simon: “What I would say is you did have quite a hard time at the start and you have converted a lot of people. I think you’ve done that just by being relentless. You’re like an unstoppable machine at the moment.”


Danyl Johnson – ‘Careless Whisper’

Dannii: “Danyl, that is one of my all time favourite songs, a classic. I think Simon did the right thing by choosing a really original version of that for you – it was a wise move and you sang it perfectly.”

Louis: “Danyl, there’s no doubt you can sing anything, but I think you tried too hard tonight. I would have preferred a different arrangement. You’re a great singer but I think you’re trying too hard and I think Simon is making it very difficult for you.”

Cheryl: “I’ve got to be really honest with you, Danyl. Parts of that were really flat. The start was exposed because the track is so bare. But I think your image and performance are always fantastic.”

Simon: “Well, Cheryl, I think we were listening to two different songs there, I genuinely do. Because why that was so good, in my opinion, was that that is what is called respecting the song. Taking it, listening to it, and most importantly doing something original with it. No doubt Louis would have had you up in the scaffolding in a T-shirt. How can you say I tried too hard? By the way, to clear something up Danyl, you are 100% right to have chosen that song. It was your decision and it was the right decision.”


Olly Murs – ‘Fast Love’

Dannii: “Olly, Olly, Olly – Essex must be going mad for you tonight. You’re always polished and you know how to rock the audience. That’s a particularly hard song to sing, because you have to tune into the bass line. The first half did have tuning problems, but once you got into the higher register you were really kicking through so just watch that.”

Louis: “I loved everything about your performance. You have the potential to be the new popstar up there with Robbie, Gary, Will Young and the others. You’re a natural mover, and there’s nothing fake about you – everything about Olly Murs is real. You’ve got the potential to win this competition.”

Cheryl: “You know what the best thing about you is, Olly? You’ve got really broad appeal. Young lads think you’re cool and want to knock about with you, girls love you, kids like you. There’s no fuss about you, you get your head down and get the job done. You always come out and deliver. I really like you Olly, and I wish you all the best. And I really enjoyed your performance.”

Simon: “You’re going to have no problems with the chicks when you leave the competition! You are turning into a really, really, really good, fearless performer. You did something original, you put that difficult dance break in the middle. I see a huge, huge improvement in you week after week, it’s great.”


Joe McElderry – ‘Don’t Let The Sun Go Down On Me’

Dannii: “Joe, four judges standing for you! That was exceptional. And it’s kind of weird – when you first walked out I could see you were nervous. You don’t need to be. You have such passion and a real honesty to your voice. I love you. You deserve to be here and I would love to see you in the final.”

Louis: “That was definitely the best performance of the night vocally, in every way. The thing I like about you is you show up and do your job. There’s never a problem with you. You’ve got a great appeal, like Olly. I think you could be a UK Michael Bublé. The only problem is the songs were George Michael songs and Madam here [Cheryl Cole] broke the rules – that’s an Elton John song. George Michael sang a little bit of it but it was a hit for Elton.”

Simon: “Here’s a new rule – we’re going to stop you from speaking. Because after this young kid gets up on stage, does the performance of his life and absolutely 100% nailed the song – and you’ve got the audacity to sit there with your silly, stupid little rulebook again and say he only sang half the song… who cares? Who cares what you think? I’ve got to tell you, Joe, I take a little bit of credit for this because I told you in rehearsals to give it that extra 10% and you did, so congratulations.”

Cheryl: “Joe, you just stole the show. You absolutely smashed it and I couldn’t be more proud of you. I could absolutely burst with pride when I watch you. You’re adorable, I love watching you, and here’s to the final.”

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