X Factor 2012 Final Live Blog: One Direction To Win…
Matt Cardle wins. As we, er, told you he would.
Day 2: 20:30 – One Direction are out. Now they can ditch the three that can’t sing.
20:58: Cher Lloyd slings her ring-a-ding-ding. If she wants to be famous she must now carve out a TV career.
Odd thing is that she was the most memorable singer on the night. Although Rihanna’s Nation Of Islam dry hump was a pretty close second.
14:39: Playlist leaked:
One Direction go for ballads and love. They are going to win.
14: 27: Chloe Mafia arrives. She is with Princess Beatrice’s missing sister.
X Factor 2011 Final Photos: Chloe Mafia And Christina Aguilera Separated At Bi
AFTER months of Gamugate, rigged votes, fixes, Shirleena Johnson, Wagner, and cynical manipulation, the X Factor reaches its final. One Direction (aka one Haircut – it’s Justin Bieber’s), Rebecca Ferguson (slightly less animated than a stick of rock), Cher Lloyd (Junior Dot Cotton) and Matt Cardle (styled by Joe Cocker; auto-tuned by Kenwood) are the final four acts looking to be the next Shayne Ward, Steve Brookstein, Leon Jackson or Leona Lewis.
After the telly is over, the chances of music success are not guaranteed. Because – get his – the X Factor is not a singing contest. It is a TV show. Witness Stacey Solomon’s victory on I’m A Celebrity Get Me Out of Here!. She is good on the telly, the medium that spawned her.
All the act swill get a professional partner:
Rebecca Ferguson: Christina Aguilera
Matt Cardle: Rihanna
Cher: the ubiquitous Will.i.am.
One Direction: Robbie Williams (cue the made-eyed buddy routine and lots of sweating)
Who wins? Well, One Direction should, given their big fan base of Bieber fans, all of them more likely to met Harry, Louis and the boys than the chirpy Canadian.