OK Marcus was good tonight and is improving and Janet is slipping away. But how can Misha still be only 4th favourite? That was a bit of a risk backing The Risk at 5 to 1 though eh.
Three rival reality tv programmes have a cuckoo in their respective nests right now. Ann Widdicombe in Strictly; Wagner in XFactor; and Gillian MacKeith in IACGMOOH.
Each is a total loser in their own distinctive way but none more odious than MacKeith. But the point is, if you put power in the public’s hands enough of them will vote contrarily enough to piss off the establishment, whether that be Simon Cowell, Bruce Forsyth or the would be queen of poo herself.
I love this anti voting culture that was started on Facebook last Christmas when Rage Against The Machine undid Simon.
This year anything could happen. Maybe it all started in May when we, as a nation, voted in the worst double act since Jedward.
Whatever the outcome in these hilarious anti-establishment phenomena; the journey is worth it.
This is the precise second my mate Shaun discovered that his daughter Maria had got 4 Yes’s on X factor. He is out of control. Wildly emotional. Orgiastic in his delirium. Good old Shaun. Like an Octopus on a trampoline having 240 volts passed through it!
Yay! Saturday nights at home with a curry a bottle of wine a movie for later, Match of The Day and of course Le Grande Primer! X Factor is back. Last night’s opener was as good as ever as questionable judging let some contestants through (like the lamentable wannabe Katie Waissell.)
The show was stolen by Zimbabwean Jock Gamu Nhengu who was absolutely brilliant and carries a heart rending back story too which, of course, is what it’s all about because, let’s face it, they can all sing including our pal Maria Doherty who got through to Boot Camp last night but was only shown for about 1.1 seconds.
G and S (Gay and Straight) were the night’s comedy high point if you don’t count the aforementioned Katie in which a reasonably competent straight girl is given a second chance after dueting with a mincing twit of Pythonesque proportions who took the gay cause back to the days before John Inman – what a joke.
I love X factor, but this year has an added twist. Our pal, Maria Doherty, is performing. Well, she’s just headed south to Boot Camp, having got through the auditions; so she will definitely feature at least in the early stages of the programme.
That’s her opening this version of Amazing Grace on The Hour on STV. She’s the one in the middle.
Come on Maria; we’re all rootin’ and tootin’ for ya.
Joe will win. But bless…