Joe McElderry Wins X Factor

Sure, Joe McElderry can sing, and he’s attractive, but zzzz. No X Factor. He has a bland, serviceable voice with little richness, color, or personality, and he has zero stage presence. Not that either of McElderry’s fellow finalists, Olly Murs and Stacey Solomon, would have been superior choices.

Here’s McElderry singing Miley Cyrus‘s “The Climb,” which will be his Christmas single.

More on this story tomorrow…

Kevin Wicks

Kevin Wicks

Kevin Wicks founded's Anglophenia blog back in 2005 and has been translating British culture for an American audience ever since. While not British himself—he was born and raised in St. Louis, Missouri—he once received inordinate hospitality in London for sharing the name of a dead but beloved EastEnders character. His Anglophilia stems from a high school love of Morrissey, whom he calls his "gateway drug" into British culture.
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