SO there I was watching this show called X Factor. Now, I have to admit that I’m not too keen on such shows, mostly because I’m not keen on such shows. But I decided to catch the show yesterday, and I’m glad I did, because there really were some interesting moments.
One, Demi Lovato, who didn’t appeared cowed at all, as she led the judges’ panel during the auditions. Not too sure I like some of her hairstyles, but hey, she’s the one on TV, not me.
Two, while there’s been a lot of talk about whether Britney was stable enough to be on the show, I have to say that Britney was great. Really. Sure, she looks a little full-figured, Reuben-esque, Botero-esque, but she was even badder than Simon Cowell – I know that’s not a real word, but that’s the best word to describe her – as she systematically cut auditionees down to size. Her quips were inventive (“I think you’re like Vanilla Ice meets Lauryn Hill meets Westside Story” she said of one singer), causing Cowell to say, “And everybody thinks I’m the mean one.”
She even had a bit of a curveball thrown at her when someone called Don Philip came up to audition. He actually appeared on her first album, singing a duet with her, called I Will Still Love You. But their paths veered, success-wise, after that. And she had the unenviable task of telling him “no”. But she handled it like a pro.
And of course, there were all the – let’s just call them “colourful” – auditionees, who really couldn’t sing a note to save their lives. But there were some really great performances, with two standouts, in my opinion: California trio Emblem 3 who sang their original song, Sunset Boulevard – which really rocked, and this “feisty little fireball” from Massachusetts called Jennel Garcia, who took on a Grace Potter tune, and rocked the house. They’re definitely two names to watch in the future.
I might actually continue watching this season. Or I might not. But that’s what I like about Life: It’s unpredictable.