With the end of free FaceBook voting, in xFactor 2013 we aren’t likely to see odd results like last year where Bella was top in iTunes and in the xFactor bottom two.
This year’s standout is Dami. The singer that didn’t make it to the live shows until Matt Gresham withdrew. The singer who surprised the judges, going from looking like a lost girl who had wandered onto the stage, to being a superstar.
To be honest, she has surprised me too with the power, intensity and emotion of her singing.
She is so much better than the other acts, that it makes it hard for the xFactor producers. Get her to open the show, and all the other acts sound lame. Their only choice I think now, is to get her to close the shows - that way people will watch ‘till the end just to hear her.
I wish her all the best. The only question is where will she finish in xFactor, and is ‘winning’ and being locked into a contract the best result for her.
Sometimes there are no easy answers, no clear choices.
Most people will try and help in whatever ways they feel confident, and if they don’t know how to help, rather than saying “I don’t know how to help you” will try and at least be comforting.
The issue is when just comforting words over a period of time mean that the underlying issues don’t get addressed.
I don’t see it as being hypocritical or lying, sometimes it is as hard to give help as to receive it.
Hard to know what to say, what to do - not wanting to make things worse. Being fragile yourself and not knowing if you are strong enough to take on someone else’s burdens too.
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