A minor mishap for Whitney Houston as she performed live before millions on the weekend finals of The X Factor. After serving as a guest mentor to the show's contestants on Saturday, Houston sang her latest single, "Million Dollar Bill," on Sunday's results show. Halfway through the song, a strap on the back of Houston’s dress popped in half. Nothing was revealed and Houston later joked, "I sang myself out of my clothes."
It was a marked improvement from her less-than-stellar "Good Morning America" performance. However, some gossip blogs are speculating about Houston's state of mind after as she answered (or tried to) several questions after the performance. I'm giving Whitney the benefit of the doubt, the audio could have been poor or it's just nerves after being out of the spotlight for so long. Like to hear your thoughts.
The Sun reports: "An insider said: 'Everyone has been watching his performance on YouTube and the Oprah producers caught wind of him. They thought it would be great to book him on to the show so lined up a slot for him. But X Factor producers and ITV didn't like the idea. They reckoned it would be unfair on the other acts as they are only supposed to be judged on what they do on the show."
Danyl's audition for The X Factor—the British show that launched American Idol—and his rendition of "With a Little Help from My Friends" blew away the audience and judges, reports the Daily Mail.
"And he admitted fancying not just one of the judges - but all four. The bisexual performer said he is a 'free spirit' who dates women and men and admitted that he thinks all the judges are good-looking - even Louis Walsh. 'I don't like to conform or be put into one box or another and if I'm honest all the judges are good-looking,' he said. 'If I like someone's personality it doesn't matter what sex they are.'
The legendary cantankerous Simon Cowell was so impressswed the audience with a standing ovation. says Cowell: "That was single-handedly the best first audition I have ever heard."
The British are light years ahead of America in their cultural acceptance of LGBTs. The sexuality of Adam Lambert, the runner-up to last season's American Idol, was an open secret and only confirmed after the competition ended. On the other hand, the British public voted for an out lesbian on the BBC version of Idol, Fame Academy.