well, who saw that coming? ruth lorenzo appears to have had more hits today on youtube for her bottom two performance than anyone other contestant.
it was a great performance, but the fact that so many people love the song plays a big part. it isn’t hard to predict that you will hear ‘i have nothing’, ‘i’ll be there’ and ‘summertime’ at least once every series. michael jackson week was slightly better than the usual themes.
apparently next week is big band…for christ’s sake. who listens to big band? if they do beatles, abba, david cassidy or rod stewart again i’m going on strike. these artists are hopelessly out of date. if any contestant struggle to cover one of their songs convincingly it says absolutely nothing about their talent for singing songs within a genre they ARE interested in pursuing.
the only theme worth introducing is prince. it’s a fair theme for everyone. prince covers the musical spectrum and so provides a level playing field.
there is no shortage of prince on this blog and i make no apology…
with that in mind, here are my suggestions…
jls – diamonds and pearls
alex – i feel for you
rachel – nothing compares 2 u
ruth – purple rain (obviously)
laura – if i was your girlfriend
austin – little red corvette
diana – if i love u tonight
eoghan – alphabet st (although i would refuse to watch)
bluecoat - i could never take the place of your man
daniel – 1999 (for the comedy value)