The X-Factor maybe struggling to find its feet in the TV Ratings battle this year but that has not stopped Eurovision singers giving the show a shot. Many of the X-Factor shows across Europe have attracted former Eurovision singers with mixed results.
Last night on the UK edition of the show we saw a familiar face take to the audition stage in a packed Wembley Arena. Cast your mind back to 2005 and to a brother and sister duo from Ireland. Donna and Joe took their Irish infused pop song to Kiev. The pair unfortunately didn’t receive enough ‘Love’ in the voting to make the Grand Final but that hasn’t stopped the pair from carving out a career in singing. Donna is in Los Angles and making a name for herself on the music scene there.
Last night we saw brother Joe take to the stage again at the UK X-Factor. He had a battle on his hands where Simon Cowell made him go away and come back with a second song. Tough to do in front of a packed Wembley crowd. What would he sing? Could he change Simon’s mind? Did he make it through to Boot Camp?
After some searching Joe came back with a ballad version of the Whitney Houston dance classic ‘I wanna dance with somebody’. Simon’s critique was “you’re a great singer but a terrible performer”. Cheryl had her normal trout pout about her (she needs a new look).
Well the audience liked it and the show’s producers played the well formatted Take That’s ‘Patience’ which signals we are on for a moment from the judges. Second time around and the judges did change their minds and gave Joe 3 ‘Yes Votes’ putting him into Boot Camp – which begins tonight on TV.
Can Joe go further in the contest? Can he make Judges Houses? Could he even go to the live shows?
Let us know.
Author/Editor in Chief Garrett Mulhall
Source : X-Factor