10 Nov 10 | Re: More song choices
I’ve missed a couple of weeks of this. Needless to say, I did have opinions about what the X Factor contestants should sing for Halloween and American Anthems Week, but there aren’t always enough hours in the week, as I’m sure you’re aware. Anyway, I understand that this week is to be Elton John Week, so here are my Elt song choices for my favourite acts in each category. (If you look back to Week 3, you’ll note that my faves have changed a bit since then - well, that’s showbiz.)
On your marks... Beeeeeow der der der, duh duh duh der, BOOM!
- Boys - Paije Richardson. My choice: Are You Ready For Love?. This isn’t the best-known Elton song, but it was number 1 and might be well-remembered by some of the younger viewers. More importantly, the classic Philly soul sound will suit Paije to a tee, and there will be plenty of scope for him to bop about in one of his fine jackets. Go Paije!
- Girls - Rebecca. My choice: Sacrifice. I’m all in favour of Rebecca singing an up-tempo song one week, but not in Elton Week. Her rendition of Sacrifice will be another captivating spine-chiller that makes you forget that there even are any other acts, so it needs to be done. Fingers crossed for this one.
- Oldies - Mary Byrne. My choice: Crocodile Rock. Not keen on Mary doing any more of this ballady business, so she needs something with a bit of a backbeat. The lyrics of this one are actually perfect for her - a nostalgic look at doing gigs in old-fashioned clubs, which is something she’s actually done, so maybe she’ll even be able to put a bit of believability into it. Note, though, that I don’t like her that much and it’s even a bit misleading to say she’s my favourite in the category, so I’ll give you my song choice for Wagner as well: the Moulin Rouge version of Your Song with the opera bits in it and full-on glitzy staging.
- Groups - One Direction. My choice: Sorry Seems To Be The Hardest Word. Again, I don’t actually like this act but it’s plain as a pikestaff that they should do this song, the Blue version, complete with Simon Webb’s trademark “uh, yeah” during the quiet bits.
You might not know that this is a particularly crucial X Factor week, since apparently it’s only the top eight acts who get to go on the arena tour next year and there are now nine left. Let’s hope that Paije can hold on for at least another week.
Posted by TINY DANCER at 13:20
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