The GLEE Project

OK, so here’s a heads up for you all – you’ve TOTALLY gotta be watching The GLEE Project! The series is currently airing over in the US, and started airing here in the UK on Sky One this evening! The basic premise is there’s a group of twelve kids in an X-Factor style show – […]

X-FACTOR: Mary Byrne – I (Who Have Nothing)

So, once again the X-Factor has returned to our screens, and once again I’ve already picked my person that I think will be in the final few (and I’m nearly always right with my picks – and I only pick one!). Bit of a wild card choice, granted, but I am confident that Mary could […]

Don’t Stop Believing (Trailer)

Like pretty much most people, I was mortified to see that Channel 5 were releasing a show called ‘Don’t Stop Believing’, blatantly piggy backing on the hugely successful FOX TV series, Glee. Last night, however, I saw the trailer for this and warmed to it quite a bit, despite some pitchy vocals, a lack of […]

X-Factor 2009 – Week One (Auditions)

A few quick thoughts on tonight’s X-Factor auditions, the first of the series and the first in the new ‘live’ audition format: Use of backing music – I dislike this. I can only figure that it’s there so that the ‘bad’ auditionees cannot hear some of the giggling and snide comments coming from the audience(?) […]

Spontaneous outbursts of singing!

Forgetting all about that contrived (but still rather cool) dance piece at Liverpool Street the other month… something genuinely spontaneous happened on my rail replacement bus home last night. The driver was playing some pretty good songs over the speaker system (Pretty Woman, Brown Eyed Girl, a couple of Elvis tracks, some 80s air-grabbing power […]