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writtenbyQ4u By writtenbyQ4u, 3rd Dec 2011 | Follow this author | RSS Feed
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A review of the X Factor semi final and my thoughts on the performances and their chances.

Sing it!

It is the time of the year when people start to panic about what to buy for loved ones for Christmas, which party invites to accept, who to send cards to and - for four anxious young acts - what song to sing to get into the X Factor final!
It is crunch time now and the four acts left in the competition - Misha B, Amelia Lily, Marcus Collins and the quartet named Little Mix - to sing for the chance of entering the final straight, in their journey to becoming the eventual X Factor winner.
This week the contestants are doing a Motown week - tough ask! - the show kicked off with Misha B, who, as usual was very good. She has given better performances, but the judges loved her nonetheless.
Amelia Lily followed up, a girl who does not exactly slack vocally herself, topped Misha B's opening with a rendition of 'Ain't No Mountain High Enough'. Very impressive.
Up next was the only group to have ever come so far in X Factor, Little Mix, who, as a girl group decided to do a Surpremes' song, 'Set Me Free'. As they can all sing, it was never going to be to tough an ask, though covering any well known Surpremes song was always going to invite a harsh comparison. Unfortunately, their reluctance to push the best singer to the fore, thus making her the focal point of the group, may see them fail at the final hurdle.
Marcus, as the only remain male in the competition, performed a Temptation classic, 'My Girl'. I am not much of a Marcus fan. The boy can sing, but it is all a bit too one toned for my liking. The judges, however, love him.
As tonight's show is so important for the artist, they are all given two songs to sing. Misha B's second offering was a Pink song 'Pretty Pretty Please'. I am quite a big big Pink fan, so I listened with interest. She delivered like a superstar. Misha B does not need the X Factor, she will be successful.
Once again, Amelia Lily followed Misha B, she sang...a song I did not know! She still sang well and, like Misha B, does not really need to win to forge a career in music.
For some unknown reason, they swapped the last two acts positions and Marcus was up next, singing The Jacksons' 'Can You Feel It'. Hmm. The song is so synonymous with Michael Jackson's almost falsetto, that Marcus' heavier vocal almost drown out the music! Having said that, his performance was vocally brave. He has showmanship about him definitely.
Up finally was Little Mix to close the show. They came almost right up to date singing 'If I were a Boy' by Beyonce. A good performance, not a great one, they need to win the show more than the rest.
In conclusion, the two female acts, Misha and Amelia, are the outstanding acts, though I do not believe either needs to win the competition to be successful. Little Mix and Marcus need your votes. Let the voting begin!

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Motown, Singing, Voting, X Factor Uk

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I am a fitness instructor dreaming of being a film script writer. I tend to write - or rant! - about anything that takes my fancy.

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author avatar Sheila Newton
4th Dec 2011 (#)

I think Little Mix will win this year. But i think Misha B SHOULD win it. She's got the most amazing voice.

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author avatar writtenbyQ4u
4th Dec 2011 (#)

Misha B's not going to win (now that she's out!) I hope Little Mix win as well.

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author avatar vpaulose
8th Dec 2011 (#)

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