X Factor Lezcap Week 3 – “Lesbian Army loses a woman”

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So, this week was upsetting, but I’ll get to that later. It was “Club Classics” week on The X Factor, and I love some 80s/90s dance tunes. I was just gutted that no one decided to do N Trance.

Before I give my overview of the LezFactor’s superb gay ladies, I just want to give some massive respect to our boy Dermot. Did you see his epic dance intro?

Dermot O'Leary back flip The X Factor Week 3

SPRAGGERS
This week, Lucy did David Guetta ft. Sia’s “Titanium”, giving it her own twist with some of her own lyrics in the verses. I loved the whole “I don’t give a fuck, I’m going to sing about a girl and her girl” pronouns thing, too. I know it’s no secret that Lucy is gay, and that I shouldn’t be surprised, but there definitely needs to be more of that in music.

Lucy Spraggan X Factor UK 2012 Week 3

Oh, god, her intro video was hilarious, with an apology for her getting rat-arsed with Rylan after the results last week. I can’t believe they got kicked out of the hotel(!) Lol. There were less girls this week (sad face), but Lucy was rocking a super shirt. God, I love shirts. I am totally not keen on this hair thing they did though. Defo loses gay points for that.

Lucy Spraggan "Titanium" X Factor UK 2012 Week 3

How Good? One of the best performances this week. A solid 8 out of 10.

How Gay? Spraggers is flagging this week; only 5 out of 10.

JADE ELLIS
Jade was one of about a million contestants to have a sore throat this week (ok, I lied, there was two of them, but whatever), and that worried me. Her version of Ultranate’s “Free” wasn’t great, but obviously, there was the aforementioned sore throat and voice rest, so that was to be expected.

Jade Ellis "Free" X Factor UK Week 3 2012

Her performance wasn’t particuarly gay, tbh. She was looking super hot with her new chalky pink hair and matching outfit, but the man-dancers were not my favourite. Points for all of the mincing they were doing, though!

How good? Only 6 out of 10, because of the affect her illness had on the vocals.

How gay? The man-mincing bumped her up to 7 out of 10.

CHARLIE RUNDLE/MK1
Ding, ding, ding! We have a winner. MK1 were definitely the most gay this week (apart from Christopher, who looked like he’d been plucked right out of karaoke night at Edinburgh’s Planet Out, but he doesn’t count). They did a mash-up of Crystal Water’s “Gyspy Woman” and Tinie Tempah’s “Pass Out” – points for the epic butch suit that Water’s wears in the video for the original version of that song, by the way.

Charlie Rundle MK1 "Gypsy Woman/Pass Out" X Factor UK Week 3 2012

Charlie’s outfit though! With that back vest and the cargo pants, she was definitely wearing her uniform for the lesbian army. And, more hats, typically. Gotta love those tea cosy hats. I also loved the bit in the choreography where Charlie and Sim parted their sea of women/backing dancers, too. Brian, don’t ever stop being amazing.

How good? An enjoyable 7 out of 10.

How gay? Another superbly queer 9 out of 10.

RESULTS SHOW
LOL. Chaka Khan. Who even listens to this any more? This week’s group song was blates a suggestion from Louis. The only good thing about the group song is that Jade somehow manages to look even more attractive than she did the night before(!) #swoon As a group, they totally looked like some weird gay, mafia show choir. It was sort of beautiful.

This week totally sucked. MK1 ended up in the bottom two with Kye (urgh, boring), and after it went to deadlock, our girl Charlie and her boy were sent home. Between her heartbroken face during their save me song (The Script’s “Man Who Can’t Be Moved”), and the hug they shared at the end, I am surprised I didn’t start bawling. I just have a lot of feelings, ok? #sadpanda

Charlie Rundle MK1 "Man Who Can't Be Moved" X Factor UK Week 3 2012

Charlie Rundle MK1 cuddle X Factor UK Week 3 2012

OVERALL
Urgh. Obviously, this weekend loses points because we’ve lost one. I’m going to have to start doing a “Best of the Rest” section or something … 4 out of 10.

This week’s PS/honourable mention goes to guest performer Emeli Sande, because she’s awesome and from Aberdeen, like me! Granite City representin’, you know?

Laters.

Stacey

3 Comment

  1. Ruth M says: Reply

    Don’t you see Stacey? This is your bit of activism for gay equality! I know you said you don’t really lead the way or invest much time in that, but I think taking time to promote gay artists in pop culture, and even rank their gayness, is an activism in and of itself. :-) Bravo!

  2. I almost died when Spraggers didn’t get called until the end. This programme is not good for my heart! Enjoyed your blog though :) x

  3. […] there’s only one girl to write about this week. Obviously, we lost MK1 last week, but pretty much the first thing Dermot announced was that Lucy was ill and wouldn’t be […]

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