Many have been talking about the X Factor finalists singing this song because it’s a classic and its a ballad for Christ’s sake! It didn’t follow the previous X Factor finale songs such as “When You Believe” and “A Moment Like This”. It’s a much more effortless performance because you don’t have to exert much voice just to sing this song greatly. Fortunately, Alexandra’s controlled, effortless vocals 100% suits the song and she delivered it quite well. I’m so glad that Eoghan’s version was kept because I’m predicting it would be double or triple ghastly than ever.
It’s no wonder why Alexandra’s version became the fastest selling download in Europe after selling 100,000+ copies last Sunday and it’s definitely poised to topple Leona Lewis at the Christmas #1 slot. And before I forget, I have to commend Cheryl’s win on the X Factor. It ain’t bad for a newbie to have her act won right? Her sobbing finally paid off.
NOTE: If Diana won the competition, it would have been the BEST song ever for me. I agree on a review that stated that the song is supposed to be meant for Diana Vickers. Too bad, her loss is my biggest regret in the history of X Factor disappointments. Second to that is Laura White’s shocking elimination caused by the ear-wax filled ears of the three judges (except Cheryl).
RELEASED: December 14, 2008 (Download), December 17, 2008 (CD Single)
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