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Sunday, 19 October, 2008

Girlband Second Act out of X Factor 2008

The bottom two for the Michael Jackson themed X Factor 2008 show were Spanish contestant Ruth Lorenzo and girl-group Girlband.

As per the new format, the two acts sang different songs when attempting to convince the judges not to send them home, with Ruth singing ‘Purple Rain’, and Girlband singing ‘I Don’t Wanna Miss A Thing’.

The judge’s decision was again deadlocked, leaving the act who polled the lowest number of votesm Girlband, on their way home.
The decision means that Louis Walsh now has only one act remaining, all-boy group JLS.


  1. Shame on you Simon - if you couldn’t assess that Ruth is far more talented and able than Girl Band then you shouldn’t be in the job. Imagine if we all simply dodged making decisions in our wirk - how many of us would get away with it - and we don’t earn a fraction of what you do.

    Comment by Theresa — Sunday, 19 October, 2008 @ 07:35

  2. Ruth’s performance of Purple Rain was outstanding!! IMO the best performance of the series so far.

    Comment by Lin — Sunday, 19 October, 2008 @ 18:50

  3. Heyyyyyy!

    I just have to say I thought Ruth was incredible last night with her rendition of ‘Purple rain’, that belting section in the middle took me by absolute surprise.

    I’ve made reference to it on my site too, so others can see.

    The fact that simon thinks her singing in english is hurting her position in the competition is a bit off the mark I think. I can’t believe he nearly jeopardized her future on the show by sending it to deadlock, although he probably knew that girlband were going home anyway.

    Comment by Liam — Monday, 20 October, 2008 @ 01:28

  4. Austin’s Billy Jean….

    As proven to be an X factor fanatic, I also had to mention Austins take on ‘Billy Jean’ by Michael Jackson, originally the arrangement was sung by Chris Cornell. While the quality of the actual arrangement is questionable, I do think that h…

    Trackback by liamsbrickwall.com — Monday, 20 October, 2008 @ 03:15

  5. The British public is SICK of girlbands. This is a proof. Please ban all! Groups of WAGs wannabes are the worst thing ever!

    Comment by Juanos Dawson — Monday, 20 October, 2008 @ 06:57

  6. By the way - has anyone worked out which of Michael Jackson’s songs is supposed to be Spanish in order to please Simon?

    That was the second criticism he made of a song choice where what he wanted would not have been from MJ.

    Will someone please let Simon know what the theme is each week please?

    Comment by Theresa — Monday, 20 October, 2008 @ 16:26

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