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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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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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Stacey Solomon X Factor Rock week 4

As usual Stacey Solomon was amazing again last night on The X  Factor. This weeks theme was  rock week, Stacey was a true picture of beauty as well. I am sure she is through after some of the other – lets face it dire performances last night. Not sure what was going on Cheryl Coles choice in dress last night but it was also dire

And heres is what the dudges has to say

Joe McElderry – ‘Don’t Stop Believin”

Dannii: “Joe, I just have to say the voice is exceptional and you are an absolute star, honestly. What I loved about that performance is it’s the first time we’ve seen you moving in amongst the audience and you absolutely looked so comfortable, and they adore you.”

Louis: “On paper, I didn’t think this was going to work. It’s a big, big rock anthem. But you absolutely won me over. The little boy has become a man, and Joe, don’t stop believing. I believe you’re going to be in the final.”

Simon: “Joe, you’re one of the most consistent performers we have in the competition. Whatever’s thrown at you, you do your best. It was a little bit limp and stage-schooly in parts, but the singing was excellent.”

Cheryl: “I loved it. You know what it is Joe, you sometimes even impress me because you give that extra 20%. All of the north east is rooting for you, and the calls I’ll get tonight about this performance will be through the roof. You’re going all the way to the end.”


Lucie Jones – ‘Sweet Child O’ Mine’

Louis: “I loved you last week when you sang jazz and I loved you this week when you sang rock. You’re one of the most versatile contestants and professional performers in this contest. You can sing anything and Simon, I think you owe her an apology for last week. You are great.”

Cheryl: “Last week, you totally won me over and I started to think maybe this is the direction you should go in, maybe you should be this singer. And then tonight I started to think maybe she should be an Avril Lavigne-style singer. I’m impressed, you did a great job with a tough song. Well done.”

Simon: “Let me go back to last week. The reason I didn’t like you was because you were boring. And this is what’s frustrating me – you’re a good singer, 18 years old, and you were being made to be old-fashioned. However, tonight I take that back. Because on paper this shouldn’t have worked, but you gave it 100% and made yourself contemporary. I agree with what Cheryl said – it was an Avril Lavigne-type performance. You’re starting to find direction as a real teenage pop artist.”

Dannii: “Well I was absolutely taken aback by the rockiness that came out in your voice this week so thank you for rock week. That’s the comment you wanted [from Simon] so I’m so proud and happy for you. Enjoy it.”


Danyl Johnson – ‘I Don’t Want To Miss A Thing’

Dannii: “Danyl, it’s always a tough one for anyone who lands in the bottom two to get back on the stage, and at some point other people in the competition are going to have to go through that so we know how you’re feeling. I felt like it was sad to see, you’ve lost your mojo. I feel like you’ve been stripped back too much and it’s not your natural performance. At the end of the song you hit your stride and the big notes were fantastic, but it was out of tune right at the beginning then throughout. I just want to see you get up there and rock it.”

Louis: “I want to be absolutely honest with you. There’s no way you should have been in the bottom two last week, absolutely no way. This is a talent show, and you’re a very talented guy. I know you’ve had a setback, but I want people at home to give you a second chance. You have something special. Pick yourself up and get back in the race, because that’s life.”

Cheryl: “I’m finding this a little bit uncomfortable to be honest. You’ve obviously had a massive dent to your confidence, and it’s apparent. Rachel was in the bottom two for the first two weeks and she came out and fought for her position. That’s what you needed to do. You do it, you do everything well, you just don’t do it for me.”

Simon: “Here’s the problem, you’ve got contradictory things going on here. When he comes out confident he’s cocky, when he decides to tone it down he needs to be cocky. I think I know what the issue is, and it’s nothing to do with being in the bottom two. When you have to read headlines like you’re the most hated contestant, it’s going to affect you. Having said that, you’ve got to take it on the chin. You’re still probably the best singer still in the competition. I genuinely hope the public vote for you this week, Danyl, because you deserve it.”


Lloyd Daniels – ‘I Kissed A Girl’

Dannii: “Lloyd, I bet every one of your female fans wishes that was sung about them. You’re the heartthrob. It was a great performance. I found at times your voice was drowned out by the track. I would love to hear something a bit more melodic, but it’s the most comfortable you’ve been on stage, so well done.”

Louis: “Lloyd, listen, when I said I’d put you in a boyband that was a compliment. I think you’re a great little pop singer, but the theme this week was rock and you sang a pop song. You slightly cheated. But I really like you, I know girls are going to vote for you, but you’re going to have to start singing better.”

Simon: “Louis, you’ve got to stop believing you create the rules in this competition! You’re becoming so boring. What was good about tonight is you’re only 16, it was a quirky song, and it made you relevant. The vocals at the beginning were actually pretty bad, but in the second part of the track you got more comfortable. It was a million times better this week than it was last week.”

Cheryl: “You know what, Lloyd, we took a great risk. Every teenage girl, especially girls on Facebook, are going to wish you were singing that about them, and you know what, you are a little popstar. No, you shouldn’t be in a band, because everyone loves you just how you are. On your own.”


Stacey Solomon – ‘Somewhere Only We Know’

Louis: “Stacey, you’re definitely the most popular girl. Everywhere I go people love you. You’re very consistent, you tick all the boxes. I wasn’t crazy about the song choice – it was a little bit boring – but I love you.”

Cheryl: “I’m actually going to totally disagree. I loved that song choice for you. The thing we love most about you is your personality, and I want to see more of that, because I know you’re definitely going to be here next week. A bit more personality in your song and you’re swimming, you’re there.”

Simon: “It’s extraordinary, that was like an X Factor miracle tonight. You walked! Literally, I mean, I’m more impressed with you walking than you singing. As I said, you haven’t moved in three weeks. I thought it was a good choice of song, I think it made you relevant… I thought it was terrific. One of your best performances.”

Dannii: “She can walk, she can move! I loved the performance and we’re going to see you here next week, so vote Stacey!”


Jamie Archer – ‘Get Your Rocks Off’

Dannii: “Jamie, you’re absolutely in your element when you’re doing that kind of song. I know that’s your roots, where you come from, and you don’t need to hide that at all. It was a great performance, but for me there was something special when you performed the song ‘Hurt’. There were whispers you were going to do a different song, something to make you contemporary rather than doing an old rock song, but you’re an amazing performer and singer.”

Louis: “Jamie, it was a great performance, but like I said on the VT there’s nothing original about you. There are 100 guys doing what you do in pubs. You’re like a Lenny Kravitz impersonator, but it’s not real rock. In the world of Kerrang and NME you’re not a real rocker.”

Cheryl: “There’s never been a rock week on X Factor before, then all of a sudden Simon has a rock act and we have rock week. Weird. Anyway, that was the most comfortable, original performance you’ve given so far, so well done.”

Simon: “Are you saying that I chose this week… that’s spiteful. The problem is Jamie, once again, what do you do? You came from that background, you want to be a rock singer, it’s rock week, and you choose a rock song. What else are you supposed to do? I don’t get it – I thought of all tonight’s performances this was the most authentic. You were terrific tonight.”


Rachel Adedeji – ‘One’

Louis: “Rachel, it was an incredible song choice. I didn’t think it was a good idea on paper, but you made that song your own. It was very emotional, soulful, vulnerable… in fact it was the most emotional performance of the entire night.”

Cheryl: “It was a very, very clever song choice, because Mary J Blige did that with U2 and you got to show the soul in your voice. Your voice is my favourite out of the girls and you deliver every week.”

Simon: “I liked the last third of the song. Where I had a slight issue was that Dannii is trying to turn you into her with the hair, the dress… I just felt your whole look, therefore presentation, made the song a bit cabaret.”

Dannii: “Rachel, that was amazing, an amazing performance. It was great because you just allowed yourself to be vulnerable. It reminded me of when I saw you at the judges’ homes with Kylie and it was just us in the room and you just sang. It’s just about your voice.”


John & Edward – ‘We Will Rock You’

Dannii: “Well, it is Halloween, and that was quite scary. I think you almost needed a satnav to find your way back to the lyrics at some point. I look forward to seeing you every week but I’m not sure I’d look forward to hearing you on the radio. You’ve really got to listen to the song.”

Cheryl: “The production was absolutely fantastic, everything going on. You’re definitely dressed for the occasion – Halloween. Yeah, I felt like I was rocking to that song. I don’t know what to say!”

Simon: “Well, it was night of the living dead. Singing Queen out of tune, possibly destroying Queen’s career forever. Look, guys, I credit you with tenacity. You’ve stayed in the competition, you’re thick-skinned. However, you cannot, cannot defend that singing tonight.”

Louis: “It’s all about a show. It’s two young kids living their dream. They’re having fun, the audience love them, they’re energetic, entertaining, exciting… this is what the music business is all about. Kids everywhere, all they want to see is John and Edward.”


Olly Murs – ‘Come Together’

Dannii: “Olly, I have to say I absolutely adore you. You are hot, hot, hot and the moves get better every week. The vocals are consistently brilliant. I’m not sure about the hair but I love you.”

Louis: “Olly, I think you’re the dark horse in the competition. You keep getting better, you’re the one artist that gets better every time we see you. You get more exciting. I think you’re in the final three.”

Cheryl: “You’re definitely the most progressed contestant in this competition. You come into yourself more and more each week. You really impressed me tonight.”

Simon: “Olly, I think as Louis said you’re progressing better than just about everybody right now. Now you’ve reached the point where you’ve got confidence and you’re learning how to perform. You sound like a credible artist, and I’m very, very proud of you, Olly. You did a great job.”

He is Staceys performance from last week

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Stacey Solomon xfactor

stacey solomon xfactor

stacey solomon xfactor

Stacey Solomon suprised The X Factor judges last nigh

t as she sang a soulful rendition of Louis Armstrong’s What A Wonderful World after a quirky style introduction.

Simon Cowell was initially stunned into silence proving first impressions can be wrong, even Dannii Minogue was reduced to tears.

Simon Cowell ‘Stacey, I am rarely surprised but that took me by surprise. You are really good.’

Cheryl Cole also added: ‘I had a preconceived idea of what you might sound like. I didn’t expect you to be that good.’

Stacey Solomon is a stunning young mum and is sure to get  many a mans hart racing accross the UK in the next few weeks , to top it all she has a lovly bubbly personality.

Stacey has said she would be  ‘returning to normality’ following her audition and added  ‘I’m sorry, I’ve been told I can’t say anything by the top people. I’m sorry, I don’t want to get in trouble

See Staceys audition below

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