For better or worse, James Arthur has an opinion about everything. While we are not quite sure it benefits him much (or at all) to be as honest as he is sometimes about what he likes or doesn’t like, the singer has chosen to be rather vocal on this season of “The X Factor” UK, less than a full year after he himself was declared the winner of his own season.
In a post on Twitter this weekend talking about boy band Kingsland Road, he seems to be taking some sort of hardline stance on the boy band, who as far as we know haven’t really done anything to initiate anything or trash James in the slightest:
“Im sorry but this Kingsland Road have me cringing to the max, they aren’t good enough. There time must come to an end this Sunday #xfactor … UNION J ALL DAY!!”
The funny thing about James’ vow is that we can think of at least five acts on the show right now that need to be sent home prior to Kingsland Road. While they are not perfect, they bring a ton of energy to the stage and are pretty good singers. If you look back at some of the early Union J performances, they weren’t significantly better at this point in the competition. Their real ability showed later on, when they started to figure out what sort of boy band they really should be (one that takes a more soulful and adult-contemporary route).
While we will have our own full rankings of the remaining contestants tomorrow, for right now we would stand behind the opinion that the favorites to win are probably Rough Copy and Nicholas McDonald. We know that the press is hyping up Tamera Foster, but we just don’t see who is really that desperate to vote for her. The one person clearly in the most trouble here is Shelley Smith, and we would be stunned to see her not in the bottom two and probably sent home this weekend.
Whoever is eliminated on the show this weekend, let’s just hope that it ends with a little less controversy than this past go-around, where we ended up hearing Lorna Simpson suggest in her exit interviews that she was set up to go home first thanks mostly to a lack of air time.