Saturday, December 13, 2008
Britain Won't Vote Black? X Factor Proves the Opposite
OK, so I admit it. I wasn't ill at all. I just wanted to get back to watch the X Factor Final. :). Well, if a Labour MP can spend the evening doing a live blog about it, it must have something going for it.
Hallelujah by Jeff Buckley is one of my all time favourite songs and I must admit that I wasn't looking forward to it being murdered. But Alexandra sang it brilliantly and fully deserved her win.
I have to say I don't think JLS were good enough to be in the final. Their lead singer has a voice which is more suited to Bros.
It's interesting that for the second time in three years a black artist has won the popular vote. And this year the final was contested between a black female singer and a black group. Perhaps those who wrote that it would be decades before Britain has a black Prime Minister should eat their words. If you've got talent, the colour of your skin doesn't matter. That's just as true in politics as in TV talent shows.