Just a quick post to acknowledge the beautiful Matt Cardle, the adorable ex-painter/decorator in plaid shirts and worn-out newsboy caps, my pick from the very first auditions, who just won The X Factor! This boy has the most beautiful, haunting voice I’ve ever heard in my life – I seriously got chills all over every time he opened his mouth. A-mazing. Congrats to the best contestant ever – here’s hoping we don’t get another festive civil war and he manages Christmas Number One this Sunday!
Wow. What a huge talent.
i was wondering when you were going to talk about our boy!!!! ❤ ❤ ❤
I’m not sure he’ll get the Number 1 – there isn’t a big campaign like last year but there are some out there floating about.
I’m a fan. I’ve never heard of this show before, but I’d buy his CD.
Those first two gave me goosebumps! This proves everyone who says reality talent shows are crap wrong. He’s phenomenal.
Wow he’s amazing!
Oh my god em the last note on that second one’s amazing! I am officially in love.
He is fantastic! You share the best music, I swear. 🙂
Nice version of “First Time Ever I Saw Your Face.” Definitely liked it 🙂
He means the words he’s saying as he sings them, and it gives the song such emotion… that’s what gives me chills.
I hope he doesn’t lose that.
I just listened to an interview with him on the radio talking about what direction he’s going to go in now he won X Factor – he was in a rock band (unsigned) before and their stuff was amazing, so I hope he’s allowed to write his own stuff…
I’m loving your music picks!!!!!
What a talent! Thanks for posting these videos, Emily!
Thanks for listening! 🙂 Aaaand he just made Christmas Number One, yaaaay!!
It’s funny – I didn’t think he would win – mostly because I tend to sit on the fence with things like this (don’t like being a part of the crowd very much). I thought the young girl that went out straight away was going to walk it based on her Shakespeare’s Sister cover.
Just shows – track selection counts for everything.