The theme for this weeks excursion was guilty pleasures and heroes, the contestants showing the lowest possible threshold for both guilt and pleasure with their choices. We have a feeling that Dermot O’Leary started off the dancing thing as a bit of a laugh for himself but now the producers are making him do it. He is probably glad there are only two weeks left, nobody wants to see dance being used as an interpretive cry for help. Well, maybe we do.
Little Mix get the ball rolling with a Justin Bieber, Diana Ross mash-up. Any constructive criticism by the other judges was then shouted over in a slightly manic and desperate cheerleader fashion by Tulisa. Which then just draws attention to it more really.
Janet had a bad night, its fair to say. She didn’t so much forget the words as give up completely during her massacre of Mmmbop, which is entirely fair. The judges, probably worried that she might vomit on Dermot, made sympathetic noises and let her off the hook on it.
Misha came on and once again looked liked she had wandered in from a different show, one involving talent and such like. Home run for Misha so it will be the bottom two for her on Sunday night with Janet so. The sooner she gets out of there the better all round for her.
Marcus does I’m Your Man. Good but a bit pointless. He knows he is in the final, he could have come out and done Peruvian nose flute sonatas and it still wouldn’t have made a jot of difference. Maybe he will next week.
Amelia “I really really don’t want to go home now” Lily, comes out and does her stock set of fist-clench, arm out, arm at half mast and static wave manoeuvres over her rendition of China In Your Hands. Apparently the song refers to Mary Shelly’s Frankenstein. Since any week is likely to be her last, we think Amelia should have come out and sung it in full on Boris Karloff makeup. We don’t really but it would have been interesting.
Bottom two on Sunday. Janet and somebody else, maybe a solo artist, maybe a girl group. That’s our prediction and we are sticking to it.