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Saturday, 2 December, 2006

The MacDonald Brothers Sing “Shang-A-Lang” As Their Second Song

Complete with tartan ties, The MacDonald Brothers said before performing their second song “Shang-A-Lang” on tonight’s X Factor, “Its great that we got to choose our own song. We chose one that we used to perform all the time as wedding singers, it gets people up on their feet.”

Simon: “I surrender. I dont think this has got anything to do with singing anymore. I’m gonna make a prediction, I think this is your final week.”

Sharon: “You made everyone here very happy.” [but not simon]

Louis: “people like you guys”


  1. i thought they were fantastic and am going to be really sad if they go.

    Comment by lindsay — Saturday, 2 December, 2006 @ 20:03


    Comment by Lydia — Saturday, 2 December, 2006 @ 21:34

  3. They have certainly improved. The real supprise is Ray is still there. His singing is pretty poor. He does have a better stage presence then Ben or the McDonald though. that seems to be carrying him through. I doubt he will get past next week though.
    I tend to agree with Sharon. He comes across well on stage but he is not a singer and will not sell albums.

    Comment by Bob — Saturday, 2 December, 2006 @ 21:35

  4. I loved Shang A Lang!

    Comment by Gemma Bowden — Saturday, 2 December, 2006 @ 21:39

  5. i cant understand why ray is still in, he can sing but no better than half the pissheads who sing on karaoke in pubs on a friday night. im praying the macdonalds go somewhere (preferably to king georges hall in blackburn!!)

    Comment by lindsay — Saturday, 2 December, 2006 @ 23:17

  6. I hate u people! Ray is by far the best in the history of X Factor! YAY 4 RAY QUINN 2 WIN!

    Comment by Nicky — Sunday, 3 December, 2006 @ 07:41

  7. Quote I hate u people! Ray is by far the best in the history of X Factor! YAY 4 RAY QUINN 2 WIN!

    Comment by Nicky — Sunday, 3 December, 2006 @ 07:41:54 ”

    Very debatable in fact in most peoples view not true. I can think of at least a dozen X Factor contestants that are far better then Ray. Many of those knocked out of this years competition were far better.

    Ray is ok as a small club & pub entertainer but to claim he is a good sing is an exageration in the extream.

    Comment by Bob — Sunday, 3 December, 2006 @ 11:56

  8. i love the macdonald brothers they were by far the best and they didnt deserve to b out they should have reached the final love them loads xxxx

    Comment by marriann — Sunday, 3 December, 2006 @ 16:20

  9. I think brian and craig were great, the could sing, if they couldn’t they wouoldn’t have even got in to the final 12, they r just brilliant.
    They r 2 absolutly stunning lads, which great voices n i think it wasnt meant to be on x factor but they have a sucessful carrer ahead of then, n i for one iwll be following all the way

    Comment by Charlie — Sunday, 3 December, 2006 @ 16:56

  10. Best of luck to the Brilliantly Profesional Macdonald Brothers they are what the X factor is all about, Leona and Ben are both serious contender’s and I wish them both the best they both deserve to win.
    Sorry to say it but unfortunatly Ray is in the wrong competition, he is a brilliant singer and performer but for the stage shows not the popular music scene.
    I know that last night was not the last time we will see the MBs on our tv’s and they will get better every time they perform live

    Comment by Ian — Sunday, 3 December, 2006 @ 19:29

  11. well said charlie, loved the macdonalds 2 :) :)

    Comment by michelle — Sunday, 3 December, 2006 @ 20:39

  12. No way Ray is great! He is not a pub singer!

    Comment by Nicky — Monday, 4 December, 2006 @ 18:33

  13. Ray is only still in the competition because of his annoying dancing and the pelvis. He hasn’t got a great voice, and if people like Eton Road, the Macdonalds and Robert have gone out of the competition and he’s still left in, there’s something wrong! Ray should have gone that time when it was him and Nikitta were in the bottom 2. Sharon’s right - what a panto boy!

    Comment by Russyrusrus — Thursday, 7 December, 2006 @ 16:44


    Comment by Russyrusrus — Thursday, 7 December, 2006 @ 16:45

  15. hi! change your name to MacMac ma ma then you can sound as daft as they did

    Comment by michele — Thursday, 7 December, 2006 @ 18:20

  16. P.S agree with your comment about the fact that Eton Road and Robert should still be in though

    Comment by michele — Thursday, 7 December, 2006 @ 18:22

  17. I love the Macdonalds. Great looks. Great voices. Hope they get a recording deal. I’d buy their records.

    Comment by Patti — Saturday, 9 December, 2006 @ 23:27

  18. Macdonalds, I hope Simon really is freinds with u now. You have a great voice. When Eton RD went out I voted 4 u 100 timez. I liked u while Eton RD were in and I’m glad Eton RD voted 4 u when they went out coz u were superb. Dont listen 2 Michele and Nicky u r great


    Comment by Matthew — Saturday, 30 December, 2006 @ 12:34

  19. PS (Nicky, this is 4 u) Rayz a pub singer!

    Comment by Matthew — Saturday, 30 December, 2006 @ 12:36

  20. PPS Sharon’s right Rays a panto

    Comment by Matthew — Saturday, 30 December, 2006 @ 12:39

  21. FIRST:– The thing most people forget during the excitement of the X FACTOR,- Is just that, the X FACTOR-not Fame, or POP IDOL, it is that elusive something, that X-FACTOR= CHARISMA,STAR-QUALITY,that defines someone as Xtra Special.For Wonderful Voice, Singing Technique ,and A beautiful face, figure and personality- the true all round winner came FIRST, we all know she was the Best, LEONA. However, I feel the runner up,RAY QUINN,should be the very nearly equal WINNER, as he definitely has the Xtra Special Factor, and like his name he is a RAY (of sunshine), his smile, he twinkles when he performs onstage (he is a true STAR)he dances and sings well and professionalyHe makes people feel happy, just as CHICO does both will do well in the long term,they love their craft. The much maligned (by Simon Cowell) MacDonald Brothers are looking great,they were so lovely ,such nice guys who did not deserve the constant barbed tongue of Mr Big Mouth,they were brave, great guys who derservedly won the respect and affection of the judges,the public and finally , and satisfyingly,Big Bad Simon had to eat his words- to Craig and Brain MacDonald GOD B

    Comment by Beverley Martin — Friday, 6 April, 2007 @ 12:56

  22. To Craig and Brain- The MacDonald Brothers-GOD BLESS YOU , You have been through your Baptism Of Fire,It will have had a strengthening to you both,it has also caused people to hold you more lovingly and compassionately whilst watching you both being publicly humiliated when you really didnt deserve it,you will have past through the process far less memorably if Simon hadnt tried to tear you to shreds, so in a way although it hurts me to say it(because I cant stand BULLIES), Simon actually helped you guys to have a special place in the hearts of those who witnessed your persecution, which was totally undeserved.You brought the house down with the Proclaimers ” If I would walk one hundred miles”..and you have also brought the Proclaimers back on our TVs.

    Comment by Beverley Martin — Friday, 6 April, 2007 @ 13:13

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