October 22, 2019
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RAK-SU “X” Marks the SPOT (light)

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This weekend the walls rolled back and the stage was set as the EXCEL CENTRE in DOCKLANDS took on its “arena format” and a monster wedge of the population piled through the doors to witness the LIVE GRAND FINAL  of the PHENOMENON  which is Simon Cowell’s XFACTOR .


The whole weekend has been a STAR-STUDDED roller coaster of buzz and adrenalin both on and off the stage with chart topping artists including PINK, Sam Smith, Little Mix & CNCO  causing excitement and anticipation in the arena (which can hold up to 20,000 people) for the Sunday night GRAND FINAL and Pete Tong with Becky Hill and the Hertiage Orchestra opening Saturday night followed by Louis Tomlinson (ex One Direction) and PrettyMuch – Simon’s Latest Boy Band.

Sam Smith XFactor FINAL 2017


This year the finalists – RAK-SU Grace Davies and Kevin Davy White headed into the FINAL weekend with the usual challenge of a duet with an industry BIG NAME – but this year – the WINNER will release their DUET as the XFACTOR Christmas release for charity – So, who took the stage with who ? Wyclef Jean and Bad Boy made an AWESOME HOOKUP with RAK-SU singing DIMELO  , Grace Davies performed her own beautifully crafted track in DUET with Paloma Faith and Kevin Davy White hooked up with Tokio MYERS to blast out an impressive version of Fast Love (George Michael).


With Kevin Davy White knocked out at the final hurdle .. the contest was set between two of the best unsigned songwriting acts ever to hit the stage in a televised debut RAK-SU and GRACE DAVIES

XFactor final 2017

Grace Davies X-FACTOR FINAL 2017

The talents of these potential superstar acts  is undisputable given the hooky, memorable tunes they have penned and performed throughout the contest – and a HIT DECISION by Simon and the Organisers to allow original material into this year’s competition which has paid off in instant success for both the top two contestants and the Show’s organisers and sponsors.

RAK-Su XFactor FINAL 2017

But OF COURSE – this BIGGEST ACCOLADE goes to RAK-SU  – four guys from WATFORD who have put the town back on the map (of recognition) with their AWESOME hooky songs and co-ordinated, polished performances. They are arguably the most current , relevant and popular boy-band to hit the music scene since ONE DIRECTION and they seem to have an unending stream of original HITS to entertain an eager and enamoured crowd of fans and supporters – already demonstrated by the furore in the arena throughout their every appearance .

TIME WILL TELL who makes the permanent spotlight their continued home .. and for RAK-SU it’s  basically guaranteed .. but having witnessed the incredible talents of the two runners up .. its not difficult to imagine that following closely behind a debut album for RAK-SU .. there must undoubtedly be a market for a mix of originals and covers from Grace and undisputably a cover album for Kevin Davy White !!!

CONGRATULATIONS TO EVERYONE in the FINALS . RESPECT to  SIMON, Dermot and the JUDGES – the gracious Mrs. O – Sharon Osbourne, the lovely Nicole Scherzinger and ubiquitous XFactor veteran Louis Walsh .. and thanks from a grateful audience for the BEST YEAR of XFACTOR YET !!!

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