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Friday, December 09, 2011

An X-factor Prediction and a Picture

Okay, so these two things really don't go together, but I wanted to post them both anyway:

First, X-factor. No, not the horrendous wasted-opportunity-times-1,000 US version (seriously, is Nicole Scherzinger the worst judge in talent show history?). I'm talking about the UK version, which ends this weekend. I'll be away all Saturday so Sunday's going to be quite the marathon of finale goodness. Although this year's crop of contestants haven't been my favorite (excluding Kitty), I do genuinely like two of the three acts in the final.



If either Little Mix or Amelia win, I'll be a very happy viewer. Sadly, I'm not sure that's going to happen. Marcus has seemed unstoppable for sometime now. He fills that non-threatening, dull-as-dishwater male contestant mold that viewers seem to like so much (see: Matt Cardle, Joe McElderry, Leon Jackson). If he wins, I fear it's another backstep for the series. I don't think he'll be big in the music industry and, while I'm sure he's very nice, he's the least interesting of the three left.

My prediction for the weekend:
Winner: Marcus
Runner-up: Little Mix
Third: Amelia

If I had my way:
Winner: Little Mix or Amelia
Third: Marcus


We'll see. I'm hoping for a surprise, but I've learned not to get my hopes up when it comes to winners in this show.

In other news, if you haven't yet grabbed a copy of my debut novel, Skyship Academy: The Pearl Wars, you've got a chance to win one here! There's also an interview and this kickass Men In Black inspired picture:



My year-end countdowns start in a week and a few days, so next week I'll begin the Countdown to the Countdowns! Yes, you read that right. It's gonna be fun... I've got some great stuff planned.

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1 Comments:

Blogger Paul said...

hey Nick, you'll be pleased to know that Little Mix are increasingly the favourites to win (though I do really like Marcus, boo you!) which will be ok I guess. I don't think they are as good as they could be, but i've wanted a group to win for such a long time now that i'll take anything at this point!

Loving the photo btw!! Hurry up with the sequel :)

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