12:35pm Monday 26th November 2012
By Viv Hardwick
THE rain was bad last night. Homes flooded, roads closed, cars abandoned, pop stars drenched.
The downpour that soaked Rihanna in the X Factor studio was a good trick, although BWitched did it first if memory serves me right. They blamed it on the weatherman. Rihanna should have brought her umbrella, ella, ella.
Anyway, the indoor rain came in handy for a reporter who had to fill 250 words on one of the dullest weekends this season.
I’m not a fan of the acts having to perform two tracks on the Saturday night. If I’m honest, I’m not a big fan of the Saturday night show in general. Too much singing and not enough voting people off.
Sunday is where it’s at. More tension and tears. This week, though, it was all very predictable. Our man, Saltburn’s James Arthur, was the first to go through.
It was no surprise he made it through, after his version of Mavin Gaye’s Let’s Get It On on Saturday was described by Gary Barlow as brilliant.
It was preceded by a rendition of Abba’s SOS, which prompted similar positive comments from the judges.
Receiving rather less praise were Rylan Clark and Christopher Maloney, and it was no surprise when Rylan found himself in the bottom two again, this time with Union J. The boys are great singers I’m sure, but they are just so eager to please it makes you queasy.
It appeared that the judges didn’t have such issues, though and Rylan got the boot.
Come on, James.
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