The last two week's in variety entertainment land has seen just about everything that is good, and everything that is bad on Britain's Got Talent.
We've had dancing dogs, camp men-bands, outstanding singers, terrific dance troupes, basketball gymnasts, and of course, some not-so-outstanding singers.
Zipparah Tafari falls into that very last category, but he was easily the most likeable act from the last fortnight. Containing more self confidence than Simon Cowell at a lap-dancing club, Zippy - as Cowell preferred to call him - performed a catchy number about something most of us do every single day - lose a mobile phone and a set of keys.
Was Zippy the greatest singer in the world? No. But in this case it didn't matter one bit. The 49-year-old, possessing a hugely likeable personality,...
I'm not quite sure what to make of the [b]X Factor[/b] weekend we've all just had to endure; it was bizarre to say the least!
Most of the craziness centred around eccentric Brazilian [b]Wagner[/b], who without a shadow of a doubt put in the worst performance I've ever seen by any X Factor contestant this year or any other year. But it was Cheryl Cole's post-song verbals towards Vaarg-ner that made for uncomfortable viewing. Wagner had simply stated some facts in an interview done earlier in the week, that Cole was someone to look up to because of the way she's come from a council estate to where she is today.
Unfortunately [b]Princess Cole[/b] took offence to Wagner's subsequently twisted words and decided to have a pop at him live on air. It was all very unprofessional - on Cole's...
[b]Matt Cardle[/b] (2.62 Winner market; 1.18 Top 3 market)
Matt is a fantastic singer no doubt and he fully deserves to be favourite to win this year's contest. Even my 'degree-in-music, league two football-loving' friend thinks he will win so that's good enough for me. The one question I will pose to you all though is, has he played his trump card too early? His rendition of The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face was spine-tingling admittedly, but that's the song that got the judges' attention at Bootcamp and I would have thought he'd have saved it for later in the show. His propensity for high-pitched songs might catch him out as the competition progresses, but somehow I doubt it as he is in such a strong position now, one below-par week won't be too detrimental to his chances of winning.