XFactor has the X-Factor! Highlights from Sat 27/08 show

I missed last week’s XFactor and at the time I didn’t really mind, as I have to admit, I didn’t think this year would be any good. As much as I liked Simon, Cheryl, Dannii & Louis, the show was starting to feel stale. Even though there were new judges this year, who I liked individually, I wasn’t sure they could bring anything new to the show and I was ready to not like what I saw. I am happy to say that I was WRONG and was actually blown away by what I saw!

XFactor, which is now in it’s 8th season, feels fresh. It feels like a new show and I really like what I see.

Who would have thought a few years back when producers got rid of Louis as a judge on the show that he would be the only one to survive in the long run?! Keeping him for this year was a good idea, as while the show is new, it is still good to have some familiarity about it. Louis looks like he is having a lot of fun and has gelled well with the other judges. The judges as a collective (Louis, Kelly Rowland, Tulisa & Gary Barlow), are entertaining, know what they are talking about, and fun. Kelly Rowland and Tulisa are so far my standouts. This has nothing to do with what they look like, it’s all about their talent and entertainment factor!

The talent this year, and we have to remember that this is what the show is meant to be about, it’s not all about the judges, is phenomenal! Last night’s show gave me goosebumps, smiles, and even made me shed a few tears.

This year’s lot seem to be not only very talented, but also very endearing. There’s no sense of pompousness/arrogance about them. They are humble about their talent and are very likeable. I am sure that last night’s show has some of the top 16 performers.

So, for yet another year, my Saturday nights are going to be all about the XFactor. Bring on next week’s show!

Here are my top 5 performances (in no particular order) from last night:

Johnny Robinson, 45, London – fab personality & beautiful,unique voice

Misha Bryan, 19, Liverpool – sassy & fabulous take on Aretha Franlin’s Respect

The Keys, Liverpool – great group with beautiful harmonies

Craig Colton, 22, Liverpool – great voice, humble, & amusing

Derry, 20, Croydon – beautiful voice, cute & super sweet reaction to and from Kelly Rowland

That’s Entertainment!
Sarina 🙂

About The Bellissimo Files

Hi, I’m Sarina Bellissimo and this is the place I come to indulge in my love of all things entertainment. I can’t remember a time when I wasn’t fascinated by all things Hollywood/showbiz. I blame my parents! As a child my mum used to force me to watch old Elvis Presley films with her, and both my mum & dad would take my brothers and I to the Drive-In to watch the latest films (this is where my love for ROCKY began!). When not watching movies, I was trying to figure out ways to pull the back off the TV so I could somehow get into it and be a part of all the action on the screen! This blog isn’t a place that revels in gossip and negativity. It’s a place where entertainment is celebrated. That said, this is a place you can turn to for honesty. Honesty and criticism don’t always mean attacks. I choose to criticise the piece of work but not the person and I acknowledge that just because I don’t like something, it doesn’t mean someone else won’t. Here you’ll find interviews with some of the biggest names in the world of Entertainment, reviews, breaking news and my very own musings. Away from The Bellissimo Files, you can find me on Spin 1038 on Saturdays, between 1pm and 3pm,presenting Plan B. There’s celebrity interviews, entertainment news, the low down on the must see movies and music releases of the week, the ultimate guide to what’s on where in the city, as well as masterclasses with experts on standby to answer listeners’ questions. I also appear on TV3’s “Elaine” panel, talk movies on “Ireland AM” and you can sometimes hear me filling in on Moncrieff’s “Movies and Booze “(Newstalk) The Bellissimo Files is constantly evolving. Files (topics) will be added or deleted as time goes on. Feel free to read, watch, comment, share, and make suggestions for what you would like to see on the site. Sarina
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