There are moments and then there are moments

There are moments and there are moments.  Love it or hate X Factor turns up real talent, people with a voice so clear that it cuts glass, touches your soul or reminds you that the world with music is a much better place all round.  This young lady took a famous song and made it new again, different and better and possibly touched the real essence of its intent.

I for one am grateful to have seen it and with the aid of Sky+ I do not have to torture myself with that does not inspire me.

And if it was not enough in the same evening a young ma turns up, classic take of shy individual, living in the background who can reach in and touch the very soul of a person.  How and why do people with such a rare gift go unnoticed, is this very ommission that inspires the talent or are they totally disconnected. Either way than heavens it gets a chance to come out even if for a fleeting moment

I personally had a mixed day with several moments of frustration and concern commonly found when you are driving change and trying to bring people and capability forward.  Music is my saviour in so many ways it provides sustenance for me.  Tonight the balance to the universe was restored by spinning up some back issues of X Factor, so thank you for this programme even if aspects of it are a car crash there are moments of pure joy for viewer and participant alike

X Factor – Talent vs Commercial potential

It seems to be that each year the X Factor moves much like Big Brother into a formulaic way of working. The commercial potential of the artist seems to be more important than their ability to sing and perform.  I guess some officianado will lambast me for simply not getting that the X Factor is exactly about commercial potential.

Well for me the X Factor is the hairs standing up on the back of my neck and a well of emotional reaction to a performance. Those things do not happen for me unless someone can sing with their heart and soul and critically in tune.

I will continue to watch in the hope of inspiration but for me this year since the departure of Gamu their is no one that has inspired me with the exception of Mary Byrne sing soul mama sing and just now Treyc, effortless and flawless.