Dec 13, 2010

Xfactor tears....Big love for Rebecca Ferguson

So many of you know I'm an expat (English) living in Florida, but there is still some English television I can't seem to give up.
One of those shows is the XFactor (Simon Cowell brings to the US next year).

A bit like American Idol, but there are four categories of singers. Under 25 boys and girls. Over 25's and groups.
 


There have been seven winners to date: Steve Brookstein, Shayne Ward, Leona Lewis, Leon Jackson, Alexandra Burke, Joe McElderry and Matt Cardle. If you are a visitor from outside of the UK you will probably only have heard of Leona Lewis who went on to achieve international fame and fortune after winning in 2006. Matt is this years winner, but I don't think he's an international star in the making, but I maybe wrong.....( I've linked to all the winners live final performances! - recommended listening - Leona, Alexandra)

It, like American Idol, draws massive television audiences, and I always find a way of watching from the US... this year it's been really easy as XFactor have posted all of the performances on YouTube... I suppose they'd rather you'd go to their channel than illegal uploads..and I, for one, are grateful... beautiful HD quality video only minutes after each performance...

Anyway this year I have been rooting for a young woman from Liverpool. Rebecca Ferguson was my choice to win. Unfortunately she was pipped at the post, but I still predict great things for her. I'm posting a few of her great performances and telling you to look out in the future for a really soulful album, reminiscent of an old Motown diva.

Enjoy








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5 comments:

Crystal said...

I'm so sad she lost! Rebecca was my favourite and the best singer by far. She'll go on to have a successful career though, I'm sure. Yay for X Factor!!

Happy Holidays and have a safe trip to England :)

Annie (Lady M) x said...

Doh! I haven't yet watched the final, I was saving it for tonight. Ah, I thought Matt would win it anyway - he was my favourite.

Emmy said...

I too was gutted rebecca didn't win but i'm sure do fine out of it only being second. I'm sure if Matt would have struggled more if he had only come second. I'd forgotten how may boys had won so thanks for posting this!

Clare and Gary said...

Hi Emmy and welcome... I love the Xfactor, can't wait until its on here next year!

Random Musings Of My Life said...

I love Gary.. Love him.

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