So a couple of clips to take into the weekend, starting with the first "proper" single from last year's X Factor
winner, Joe McElderry, who a couple of months ago became the youngest British pop star ever to come out publicly. I won't go into the rather odd phrasing he used at the time, which suggested he hadn't realised he was gay until someone else told him, and focus on the fact that (once you've got over his opening note) the song's unexpectedly good. It's a cover of a song by Norwegian group Donkeyboy, a fact which has caused a weird amount of comments - apparently nobody can figure out why a group not known in this country wouldn't just attempt to release the song themselves, instead of allowing the winner of the country's most popular talent show to release it and make them a shedload of royalties. Truly a mystery.
Anyway I'm quite pleased for ickle Joe going in an unexpected direction instead of releasing loads of granny-pleasing ballads as expected. Maybe someone's finally learned the lesson that the grannies who vote on The X Factor
don't actually buy records when the show's over. And it's also a bit awesome that he's going for a style that doesn't exactly shy away from the whole gay thing. Or I might just be saying that because of the final shot of him walking away from camera. No, really, if nobody had helpfully let him know he was batting for our team, he could have just watched the video and figured it out for himself:
The other clip this week is of course the full trailer for Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1
All very exciting but this is the image I was most interested in:
I didn't realise Kate Fleetwood was in it! She's probably only in the film for the same amount of milliseconds as in the trailer, but it still counts, meaning I have acted with someone from Harry Potter
. Which in turn means I'm awesome. Yes, the point is
totally about me. That, ladies and gentlemen, is how logic works.