When Geo took the stage I had no clue that he was about to horrify millions of viewers — this guy should be arrested don’t you agree?
X Factor is pushing the limits to an extreme point — and I love it! Simon Cowell‘s international hit made it’s American debut on Sept. 21 and I must admit I expected a big yawn, but boy was I wrong. The two-hour series premiere felt somewhat like the first few episodes of American Idol‘s hilarious audition rounds, but this had more heart, more soul, it had … the X Factor! Judge LA Reid said that he looks for something that is going to cause the “hair on my arms to rise” and “move my soul” and I can tell you that one woman did it for me.
But before I get to who I believe will be the biggest star since Celine Dion, let me tell you about Geo Godley. Geo is a 42-year-old internet blogger who says he was “classically trained.” He performed “I’m a Stud” and wore what looked to be a sparkly silver suit with a tie dye heart t-shirt underneath. But things took a dark turn when Geo undid his belt and pulled his pants down for everyone to see … his boxers? Nope, his full monty. Poor Paula Abdul was so disgusted that she left the audition and went to vomit in the bathroom. I don’t blame her one bit, Geo is a sick man and shocked millions of innocent bystanders. American Idol wannabe Larry Platt famously sang “Pants On The Ground” and clearly Geo took that way too literally.
Next came Siameze Floyd, an almost identical yet smaller version of Prince. Siameze, who calls himself a “hotel performer” came out in a black jacket and claimed he wanted to achieve “mega” stardom. Not just fame, but MEGA. The cross between Sanjaya Malakar, Prince and the Cheshire Cat from Alice in Wonderland shocked everyone with his sky-high kicks, splits and unbelievable flexibility … WOW! Siameze said that if he wins the $5 million he’ll create an energy drink and name it after himself.
The ultimate moment of the night came when Stacy Francis, a 42-year-old single mom-of-two took the stage. The attractive Brooklyn native admitted she was considered “old” by Hollywood standards and that this was her last real shot to make it. Stacy said that when she puts her kids to bed she goes into her bathroom and sings to Whitney Houston, Aretha Franklin, and Celine Dion. When she took the stage I wasn’t sure what to expect and then BAM! Stacy sang a rendition of “You Make Me Feel Like A Natural Woman”and within seconds of singing the 4,000 person audience stood up and began cheering. LA Reid, Simon, Paula and Nicole all sat with their mouths wide open. My entire body was covered in goosebumps, it was like watching an angel sing.
Stacy may be 42 but she has more talent that anyone I’ve ever seen on one of these reality competition shows. If I could award her the $5 million right now I would. No matter what happens to Stacy on X Factor she couldn’t be more deserving of stardom.
What did you think of X Factor HollywoodLifers?