LET’S be honest – only two X Factor singers this year have even half a chance of pop success.
ELLA HENDERSON and JAMES ARTHUR both combine some reasonable vocal talent with enough originality to have a sniff of a record deal.
Don’t give me any of your JAHMENE jive. The boy is afraid of his own shadow — and that brings back images of LEON JACKSON.
As for CHRISTOPHER MALONEY even a girlband like LITTLE MIX can see he’s not cut out for anything more than the club circuit.
JESY from the group, who won last year’s X Factor, even offered her sympathies to his mentor, GARY BARLOW.
She said: “Poor Gary, clinging on to Ma-phoney. We’re not fans.
“I don’t really get it and I don’t know who is going to buy his music. I guess ‘each to their own’. But I can’t see that he’s going to become a pop star.”
And her bandmate JADE vowed: “I’ll eat my hat if he goes the whole way.”
Tonight, Gary defended his act and said: "He's not been in the bottom two so he must be receiving a lot of votes. He can sell records."
Little Mix are set to give their new single, DNA, a massive boost by performing it on the show tonight — as long as everything goes smoothly.
But PERRIE said: “I am going to puke on stage.
“I am genuinely really worried about it. I am petrified. Really petrified.”
It’s no wonder show bosses drafted in Little Mix and ONE DIRECTION, who appeared in a pre-recorded segment last night.
This year has been a bit of a lame duck. Ratings are down and the non-stop deadlock politics between the judges have spoiled the show.
I liked JADE ELLIS, while KYE SONES has clearly got talent. But beyond that, the line-up has been average.
I’ve also enjoyed NICOLE SCHERZINGER and Gary as judges. But that’s not what the show should be about.
I wasn’t a massive fan either of LUCY SPRAGGAN — but there was a glimmer of hope with what she managed to do this year.
Lucy coined about £50,000 by playing her own song on the show, which earned her a decent slice of cash from downloads on iTunes.
The only way Chris will make that kind of money is if he heads back to the cruise ships.