Is the pressure getting to Danyl Johnson? Stories are emerging in the papers that’s he’s threatened to quit the show on two occasions. According to The Sun. He’s said to be at "breaking point" after a change of song just 48 hours before tomorrow’s show.
Danyl – who apparently stormed out of a practice session – has been criticised by the other X Factor judges for being "cocky". Credit to his mentor Simon Cowell who has continued to vigorously support him on the show. It’s like Arsene Wenger and Arsenal – he’ll never criticise his players in public. And if Henry was still playing for my beloved Gunners, I’m sure Wenger would swear that he didn’t see that handball.
Back to X Factor and landing in the bottom two – and consequently having to sing for his survival – was the first major knock to his confidence. He’s said to have told producers he’d had enough days afterwards.
Now we’re hearing reports of a clash between mentor and hopeful over the song for this week’s Wham theme. Danyl, 27, has apparently convinced Simon to let him attempt Careless Whisper.
A show insider said: "Simon was surprised to hear Danyl had thrown the strop and told him to come to his office. They thrashed out a plan and decided he should do Careless Whisper as he’d practised it for an earlier show. Danyl’s ego is out of control. He’s rivalling Mariah Carey in the diva stakes. He’s so desperate to win he can’t keep a lid on his temper. He acted really badly the other night, stropping off like that and not telling anyone where he was going. His arrogance needs to be kept in check. He hasn’t won the show yet and the way things are going he won’t win it."
Well, well, well. It’s all a far cry from the day Danyl gave X Factor its water cooler moment. Quirky and original, his version of With A Little Help From My Friends was unforgettable; he interacted with the audience, he sat on stage, he flirted with every female in that room (watch the look on the faces of Cheryl and Dannii). Little wonder he got a rapturous standing ovation and a unanimous four yeses. Simon said it was the best first audition he’d ever heard.
Danyl Johnson became a massive YouTube sensation and he appeared on American TV. Since then, it’s all gone wrong. He appears to be imploding. Maybe he peaked way too early.
Today I am mostly lovin’ – Sky1’s hilarious sitcom Modern Family. Last night Ed Norton appeared on the show (because he’s a huge fan too). He played a member of Spandau Ballet, which is hysterical in itself, but they even went as far as mocking up a picture of the group (and inserting him in!). I totally cracked up when they played True. Got to say, I wasn’t crazy about Ed’s minging Brit accent. It was ear-bleedingly bad.
The star of the show is Manny (superbly played by little Rico Rodriguez). He’s the one I look forward to seeing each week – who da Manny!
Today I am mostly hatin’ – You all know I’m slightly obsessed with Sky1’s House starring Hugh Laurie, right? OK – slightly isn’t anywhere near the truth – dangerously obsessed is… Anyway, the interminable 13’s back on the show (played by Olivia Wilde). I can’t even begin to put into words how much that depresses me.
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