Hard luck Marcus. He’ll probably still do fine out of it.
At the end of the day Little Mix outshone him on the final nights and that was reflected in the results.
As a fellow member of the extended Collins family and a gay one at that I am sorry that Marcus did not win this year’s X Factor but don’t worry, there is a great future ahead for you. While I admit it is time a group won the competition coming second is no disgrace. Look at how successful runners-up in previous years such as JLS and Olly Murs have been. As for Steve Brookstein who won the first X Factor, he sank without a trace.
Marcus is already a great singer and a great person. Now great career is coming. All the best.
I actually voted for him, but alas twas not enough. He’ll do great though, but I hope he changes his haircut back.
Marcus has it all- looks, a great voice and fab stage presence. He sounded a bit lost on the stage at Wembley which is a shame but someone with his talent will always go far.
I think Marcus may have been distracted when i believe a roaming cameraman fell over just behind him during his Last Christmas performance, and i’m sure i heard a couple of bumps on stage as the cameraman went down. It cut to a facial of Marcus when the trip occured then went total long shot of the arena so you could’nt make out what was happening. Check the re run about 1 min in, but i think it unsettled him.
Loved the guy’s sense of style (including the fab retro pencil moustache!) and his dance moves. He’s quite the entertainer.
Craig Colton, another singer in the Boys category was gay, too. As was the Over 25s Johnny Robinson, who also has a career as a drag queen. Just some random LGBT-related factoids there.
So disappointed to see that racism and homophobia has won xfactor and because of it raw talent has lost out…. but as usual he will be the one to win out in the long run with a career in music ..These four wannabe tarts, Little Mix who have little talent, will never be heard of again
What on earth are you talking about?
So, because you didnt like Little Mix and the alternate finalist was gay and non white – ergo the decision was racist and homophobic ….?
What about those fans who liked Little Mix?
What about the non-white element in Little Mix? Was it only partial racism then?
I like Marcus, I wish him well – I think him being runner up had nothing to do with his ethnicity and even less to do with his orientation …
I think youre all missing the point.
XFactor is CRAP – and its (nearly) ALWAYS best for an artist to NOT win. That way they still retain some semblance of creative respectability (and, usually, some degree of self-determination denied to those Simon Cowell operated winners…)
I like Marcus – very cute, good voice and a winning energy about him.
Im happy for him that he didnt win…
Mind you, in the case of Little Mix (‘Little Minx’ anybody?) I think its actually a good thing for them to win. A girl band needs all the extra help in terms of publicity it can get in the current climate.
So all in all its all turned out rather well hasnt it… :o)
I agree with you here. Any time I have a favourite act, I always say “I hope they get to the finals” or “I hope they make it to second place”, but no further, because I absolutely do not want Simon “The Manufacturer” Cowell getting his mass-producing paws on someone I’m interested in.
My all-time fave, Diana Vickers, from last year’s competition, came to a similar conclusion, saying that she wouldn’t have been able to do half the stuff on her album if Simon had been controlling her.
Basically, people with talent and a USP will do very well for themselves after appearing on X Factor, whether or not they actually win. Which is precisely why “winning” this competition isn’t a particularly appealing prospect for many unique acts.
The X Factor reflects the state of music nowadays. At one time music fans had to go out and buy the record if they liked it. Then came home taping which dented record sales before the arrival of the internet where for every legal download there are dozens of illegal ones. Back in the 1950′s to early 1980′s bands and artists had to sell something like a million records to get to Number One in the charts, nowadays they get a Number One hit by selling just 20,000 or so copies. I fear that we will never see mega bands such as the Beatles, Queen or the Rolling Stones again. Easily the best act on Sunday’s X Factor was Coldplay, an original band which has to regularly perform live concerts and do the summer festival circuits to earn money.
Loved marcus from the auditions! Hes got the likeability, the charisma.the good looks, the humility;the amazing vocals,the stage presence,the style! Ive been hooked ever since!