The What Factor?
Posted by Op All Night on December 30, 2011
By Max Spielvogel
Am I the only person that’s a little confused about what happened last week during the X Factor finale? Granted, it was the only episode I watched all season, but I have to say that it was just awful. In fact, I didn’t realize it was the finale until the 3rd contestant performed, but we’ll get to him later. The best part of the show was the Christmas song theme, until Melanie Amaro took the stage. You can watch the clip here.
Did you listen to that? What was that? How did she make it into the contest at all, let alone the finals? Wait, she won? Did she even hit a note in that entire song? Why would she choose the best originally sung Christmas songs of all-time? How did that even make it on national television? Just a few of the many questions I had going through my mind during her performance.
Next up in the season finale was Chris Rene, and if you didn’t think it could get any worse than Melanie Amaro, it did. Chris Rene performed ‘Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas‘ in a style that made Sinatra turn over in his grave. I tried to turn off the TV, but my admiring mother wouldn’t have any of that.
Luckily, the show got a little more promising with Josh Krajcik’s version of ‘Please Come Home for Christmas.’ This dude can sing. How he didn’t win I have no idea. Just a little more evidence to the conspiracy theories that the show is rigged by producers.
Then, the worst thing I could have imagined happened. Justin Bieber got the spotlight. He officially ruined ‘The Christmas Song’ and ‘Santa Claus is Coming to Town’ for the rest of my life. They put Stevie Wonder in the background for him!? Absolutely a true disgrace to American music. If I have to watch Bieber throw in any more “Yeah, Yeah, Yeah’s” to ‘The Christmas Song’ or see his background dancers ruin Christmas one more time I’m going to lose it.
How does this stuff get on TV?