Next, the groups. And to be honest, I'm really not fussed about this category at all. None of the groups impressed me, so I'm not all that bothered by who Louis put through. Having said that, though, I do like the voice of MK1's Charlie - it's when the other one starts rapping that it spoils it for me, but that's just me age coming through again. I also think that Louis put through two boy bands that are practically identical to the other one so I can't see where his logic was in that decision, but what the hell do I know? Just seemed a bit odd to me when there were other, different groups there he could have chosen.
And then we have the wildcards - four contestants that have got to spend this week sweating it out as the public votes for who they would like to see join those 12 finalists on the the lives shows. Who would I choose out of Amy Mottram, Adam Burridge, Times Red and Christopher Maloney? Personally, I'd like to see Amy or Adam make it. But we'll just have to wait until Saturday's first live show to find out who's the lucky one there.
So, after a weekend of me whinging, moaning, and getting rather unnerved at the fact that I quite liked all of Tulisa's weekend outfits, the live shows are now imminent and the countdown to Christmas is now underway. Am I looking forward to that prospect? Yeah. In a funny kind of way. I can't say I ever really enjoy the X Factor, I think the word I like to use is tolerate. But it's a habit I can't break, and of course I'll be there every Saturday night, waiting to see if any of those contestants that I'm not too sure about can make me think any differently. Although, if I'm being totally honest, I'm more excited about the fact Strictly Come Dancing is back on Friday, and Take Me Out starts a new series on Saturday too! I love Paddy McGuinness on that show!
Anyway, whether we like it or not X Factor is back, and you never know, amongst those 12 (soon-to-be-thirteen) finalists, there might just be one there who actually shines, which is why I can't wait for the live shows. So, let's see what surprises they throw up, and keep our fingers crossed that some real talent finds its way through the blandness that is, unfortunately, still present. But, like I said before, we'll see. All I do know for certain is that the judges are going to annoy me far more than any of the acts ever could...
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