Monday, October 15, 2012

Who's got the X Factor?

Contrary to what it might be about to sound like, I'm not rabid about X Factor. We let them pile up on our DVR over the past few weeks and ended up watching a lot of them all at one go, just to make room for other shows to get recorded.

In the process, I discovered I have favorites. Who knew?

The ONE guy who makes me ache, who gives me goosebumps every time he opens his mouth, is Vino Alan. I liked his blind audition a lot, and he's just gotten better with each subsequent performance. L.A. wonders if he's got the package, if people are going to vote for him or if he's too tough. My answer?

Oh, hell yeah.

Yes, he's got tattoos. Yes, he's got a metal edge to his voice sometimes. But he's riveting. And there's something so hot about that tough exterior around all that pain. He didn't pursue music all this time so he could raise his kid, for goodness sake. If America doesn't react to that, then they just don't deserve him, frankly.

The performance he gave of Pink's "Sober" last week at L.A.'s house was just amazing. So if you didn't see it, here it is.


Carla Krae said...

The viewing public is often not a certain act's audience so they don't vote for them. Don't mean that act won't be a success with their correct audience, though, but talent shows on TV tend to get the safe choice voted as the winner.

Vivien Dean said...

Oh, I know. Safety is popular culture's middle name, whether it's talent shows, movies, or books. It's just frustrating not to see unsafe bets get their due respect.