I got nagged by the kids into going to see the x factor at Wembley, so we got some decent seats at the front and went along. And a great evening was had by all.
Ben was great entertainment – connecting to the audience (to the extent of jumping offstage to touch hands). Assuming his own material is ok (haven’t heard it yet) then on the face of what Ive seen I’d expect him to be the one with the longest shelf life in terms of a live performing music career apres the X.
Leane sang really well. Actually that’s a real understatement. After a spot of mic trouble (?) in the first song, not a duff note to be heard. I just question whether her apparent shyness between songs (rather than an onstage personality such as Ben) will endear her to people long term?
Ray easily got the biggest screams of the night but imho really needs to enunciate his words – unless he really was singing a song called “danci to the jay ha ro”. But the yoof of today loved it and he’s certainly a very popular lad at this point!
Eton Road were surprisingly professional, comfortable and hardworking on stage, but why the hell is that strange looking bloke in there? The other guys work hard and can carry a tune, but how does strange bloke wailing add anything good to the mix????
Oh no. From the above it is clear that I’ve reached the point in life that i dont “understand” the music the kids are listening to nowadays…. SO to finish off, let me just say bring back “proper” music like we had in my day! Yes, bring back the stranglers clash and pistols. :-)