Ok... I have a confession. I am full on and unashamedly obsessed with
. I was dubious at first but this Sunday night proved to me that actually, I love it. It makes me smile, it makes me dance, I feel all warm and fuzzy inside and it isn't illegal. BRILLIANT. I'm not sure if it's the fact the singers can actually y'know, sing, or it could be the fact I fancy all of the judges in abundance but yeah, I'm sold. I think it's ace. Well done BBC, Lord Reith would be proud.
Sunday night's result show opened with
's team singing Taio Cruz's 'Higher.' Jessie J was straight up on the two-step with Tom Jones, Mr Am got on his chair to dance and Danny-too-cute-too-cute-from-The-Script joined in with Jessie and Tom. Honestly, this worked. They did the same when Tom's group sang the Stevie Wonder classic, 'Higher Ground.' Seeing the judges getting involved, letting go and dancing is something that you do not see on any other talent show. I'd argue that's largely because they're too uptight, or their dresses are too tight, but seeing the real stars like these guys getting stuck in gives something to this show that is not replicated if you flick over & watch
& Co on ITV. This show works and I think the BBC have got these judges nailed.
I was really upset at this point. I was also really hungover though so it was hard to tell what was making me sad
Jessie J's team were first up to hear which three of the five of them were through to the next round. Pocket-rocket Cassius, the incredibly husky and talented Becky Hill and the cute, quirky Vince Kidd went straight through to the next rounds. This left Toni Warne and Ruth Ann to face
judge's vote. This wasn't exactly a hard decision as although Jessie had been fighting and standing up for Ruth Ann over the last few weeks, she's clearly not ready for this level of singing and was horrendously pitchy in the Saturday night show. Jessie quite rightly decided to save Toni based on the fact her voice is incredible and she still has many tricks to show. Ruth Ann did the normal "this is just the beginning for me" speech that all losers do and that was that.
I WANTED TEARS GOD DAMN IT.
Danny's team nervously lined up on stage to find out their fate with Bo Bruce going through first. She's ok but if I was cynical I would say her success last night was based on the X Factor style VT they ran the night before about her mum being sick and the lyrics to the Kate Bush song she sang mirroring her life. But as I'm not cynical... no wait I am, that's exactly why she got through. The young and oh-so-cool Josh (who I fancy even though I'm old enough to be his, sister) was through next followed by
, sorry, David Julian. This SHOCKINGLY left the incredibly talented Max Milner and Hannah Berney to face Danny's decision as to who would stay and who would go. These two in my opinion had the two strongest and most polished performances in the Saturday show so it was a hard one to call, I was really upset at this point. I was also really hungover though so it was hard to tell what was making me sad.
This is probably the first time a man has chosen another man over a 21 year old cheerleader but hey, the dude can really sing
Danny spoke to both of them individually saying it was a pleasure being Max's mentor as he's a 'true artist' and he praised Hannah for always being so collaborative with him and great to work with. In the end he decided to save Max. This is probably the first time a man has chosen another man over a 21 year old cheerleader but hey, the dude can really sing. I do think it's a real shame that Hannah has gone, but in all fairness she was doing some serious grinding and sexy-love-you-long-time-thrusts during her performance and I imagine Tom Jones' heart was pumping hard. I'm not sure the BBC could cope if Sir Tom died of sexual urges on live TV so you can see why they have to make sacrifices. No more Hannah, sex wanton and 21 year old cheerleader. It was a sad day for the male viewers.
Next week they switch it all up again and the judges perform with their acts live on Saturday night. I for one... am excited. Don't judge me, you know you are too.
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