THE X FACTOR UK "Live Show, Week 1? Series 8 – The theme for the first live show is Britain versus America. The judges are announced: Louis Walsh, Kelly Rowland, Tulisa Co-Con….em…Tulisa, and Gary Barlow. Kelly comes dressed as an traditional Irish dancer. The BIG TWIST (lights come down) there is no public vote…each judge has to get rid of one of their own acts. And with 16 acts (and three freakin’ hours of showtime) let’s all thank the producers for that completely redundant week filler.
The girls open the show and the producer’s least favorite contestant (I say least favorite because she’s up first-thankfully tonight’s not up for a vote) Amelia cracks out Michael Jackson’s Billie Jean. She’s sixteen. The judges remind us of this at least nine hundred times. With her new hairdo she’s exceptionally boring, which is a pity since she was quite awesome in the auditions. The judges all love her. I find it quite disturbing that no one makes a comment about her weird lack of pupils.
Next up is granny impersonator Johnny Robinson. He’s taking on Cher’s Believe, wearing a trench coat space suit. Gary does not look amused but the audience loves them. Tulisa officially labels him the guilty pleasure. Gary tells Johnny he loved him, then "along came Louis Walsh and he turned you into a circus act." Gary tells him that he looks cheap, Johnny retorts "It costs a lot to look this cheap." Read More...