What a travesty! The result of the first public vote is in, and in my opinion America has voted wrong!
As with all results shows for these sorts of things, last night was an exercise in patience and attempts to heighten the tension to mind shattering levels (I admit, I was biting my nails, but in case you hadn’t realised I am rather into this show).
We were treated to a recap of the performances from the night before plus some backstage footage of each contestant during which Lakoda Rayne pulled out the “we’ve become like sisters” line which I’ve been waiting for (it’s one of my favourite X Factor cliché lines).
We also got to hear the contestants enthusiasm about the possibility of being in a Pepsi commercial and were treated to clips of past music superstars who have featured in one while hearing about how only the best of the best is chosen to be in one. Not just any singer. So how lucky were we to then be able to watch the current musical superstar in a Pepsi commercial perform for us…everyone’s favourite singer…Outa…wait…who? Nope, never heard of him. In what turned out to be the most anti-climactic performance to be featured on a show like this we were treated to a performance by Outasight. One would of thought Simon Cowell could have done a little better than that for what he wants to be an Idol killing show. NZ X Factor would likely feature someone more famous than that. Let’s try a little harder next week shall we Simon?
Finally (with a bit more tension build up, a few more recaps and an ad break every 16 seconds) we got to the results of the voting. I was ideally hoping for a Stereo Hoggz/Chris Rene bottom 2 with Chris going home. I got part of my wish as The Stereo Hoggz were one of the bottom 2, but the other…InTENsity!! NO!! I loved these guys and though they were best performers out of the groups on Thursday. Poor choice America!
Simon voted to save InTENsity based on their sing off performance (My Life Would Suck Without You, very Glee, but lots of fun, they’re a talented bunch), go Simon. Interestingly Paula was asked to vote second. Had she been asked to vote last she might have had a chance to send it to deadlock and have the public vote decide, but she was forced to choose and chose to keep The Stereo Hoggz, as did Nicole and LA. So InTENsity, one of my favourites, have been sent packing.
So there we have it. One act down, 11 remaining. One quite disappointed Andrew. Come on America, vote correctly next week!