X Factor 2010 – Live Final Show 1

October 10, 2010 by  

xfactor1With a potentially exciting line up for the first final and the controversy surrounding the show this week, millions of people were no doubt glued to the television for the first X Factor Final.  And we were not disappointed.  This is probably one of the best line ups we’ve had for the X Factor if not the best (allowing for nerves and the occasional flat note!).

Simon has the groups – F.Y.D, Belle Amie, One Direction and wild card Diva Fever.

Cheryl has the girls – Cher Lloyd, Katie Waissel, Rebecca Fergusson and wild card Treyc Cohen

Dannii has the boys – Aiden Grimshaw, Nicolo Festa, Matt Cardle and wild card Paije Richardson

Louis has the over 28′s – Mary Byrne, Storm Lee, John Adeleye and wild card Wagner

F.Y.D – kicked off the proceedings.  Although a little flat in places, it was a good opening song for the evening (Billionaire) and they are no doubt a fun group.

Matt Cardle – Brilliant.  He has a superb voice and can’t wait to hear him throughout the series. He sang When Love Takes Over.


John Adeleye – Quite good.  I think he can do much better and needs to be able to put his own spin on the songs. He sang One Sweet Day.

Rebecca Ferguson – Although I love her voice, she has a fantastic sound, the song choice (Teardrops) wasn’t right for her.

Storm – Can’t help but like this contestant.  Not sure about the red hair but he had a good song (We Built This City) and sang it really well.  Given the right songs he should do well.

Belle Amie – I thought this group were brilliant at the judges house but last night they were missing something.  The song choice (Airplanes) wasn’t right and Simon should have given them a better start.  The band is great though and can’t wait to see them perform again.

Cher Lloyd – Despite the controversy surrounding Cher I loved her first audition and was pleased to see her given a chance.  However, I didn’t like her performance last night.  She didn’t really show off any great strength to her singing voice although the rapping is good.  Don’t think she was given a good song (Just Be Good to Me) and the danger will be that every performance will be the same.  Cheryl be aware.

Diva Fever – You just can’t help but like this pair.  Extremely camp but very likeable.  Good song choice (Sunny) although it seemed the one singer took most of the lead singing, but still very enjoyable.

Paije Richardson – So glad he was brought back into the show.  Such a great presence, good voice and can’t wait to see what else he does. He sang Killing Me Softly.


Katie Waissel – Quite good.  Not the best but having seen her on you tube in her show she has got a good voice and understand why she was chosen.  Didn’t like her look last night and agreed with Dannii that her ‘usual look’ is quirky and likeable enough.  Think she has much more to give.  She sang We Are The Champions.

Mary Byrne – Although I was rooting for Mary, wasn’t sure whether I would like her voice on a regular basis.  Last night she rocked!  It was the sort of performance where you’re left wanting more and completely brought the house down.  Shirley Bassey watch out


Nicolo Festa – Still not sure why he was picked although he is kooky.  His performance was a little wooden, not the best voice last night and was flat in places.  He has potential. He sang Just Dance.

One Direction – Fantastic group although they can do even better.  For some reason they didn’t use the strongest singers as they did at the judges house.  Maybe this was tactical to get the ‘forming’ and ‘norming’ stage out of the way so they can plan who should take the lead.  They are a great group.  They sang Viva La Vida.

Wagner – Very likeable and a fun element to the show but not a good singer. He sang She Bangs and Love Shack.  One for the ladeez!

Aiden Grimshaw – Wow!  Love the song (Tears for Fears Mad World) and a very dramatic performance.  Wasn’t sure about him at the judges house.  Great voice but some odd actions when he sings.  Looks like Danii has worked this out of him.  One to watch.  Best performance of the night.


Treyc Cohen – Glad she was brought back too, very good voice.  Think she can be given some powerful songs and will just eat them. She sang One.

The Fab last night (the best) – Aiden Grimshaw, Mary Byrne, Matt Cardle, Paije Richardson

The Drab last night (the not so hot) – Wagner, Nicolo Festa, Cher Lloyd

On a note about the judges -  felt that Simon and Cheryl are cosying up leaving Dannii and Louis in a separate camp.  Also felt there was some staging of comments last night to elicit arguments.

And in the style stakes, 1 – 0 to Dannii who looked radiant last night.  Hair looked great and so did her dress.  Cheryl looked nice too but a bit over done on the false tan.

RESULT NIGHT – Nicolo Festa is voted out first.  Judges choose between Katie and F.Y.D.  Surprisingly they keep Katie.


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