If you love “The X Factor” UK, then you had to celebrate the officially beginning of the British talent competition’s live tour this weekend. Many of the top finalists for the show, including of course winner and headliner James Arthur, took to Manchester to perform some of their greatest hits from the show mixed in with some new group performances; and while some acts are clearly more popular than other,s there really is still something for everyone with this group. You have pop (Union J), soul (Jahmene Douglas), throwback music (Christopher Maloney), and of course Arthur’s brand of urban rock.
One other thing you have on this tour? Rylan Clark being Rylan Clark. Just one day after winning “Celebrity Big Brother” and reportedly on just 45 minutes sleep, the popular contestant from this past season took to the stage to do some of what made him a celebrity in the first place. The video we’ve enclosed below is of his Spice Girls medley; and while he is not a stellar singer by any means, we do at least give Rylan some credit for being thoroughly entertaining. He knows how to work a stage and an audience, and he will likely do well with audiences all across Britain.
As for James, there’s just no questioning that the guy is a superstar (and we do not use that word as often as most reality TV judges). While his performance of “Sexy and I Know It” was not necessarily the first time that anyone had heard the arrangement, he still brings so much of a cool edge to the cheesy song that we have to share it below as a personal favorite.
What do you think about these performances? If you want to see some more scoop on the future of this series in the UK, all you have to do is click here.