The British television talent show X-Factor took an unexpected dimension when two Ghanaian hiplife artistes joined several other talents this year. Reggie ‘N’ Bollie, who had earlier presented themselves as Menn On Poinnt, have no doubt exceeded all expectation.
By always sending the audience into frenzy with their performances, the duo have won the hearts of the British public. The Ghanaian and African communities in the UK have also offered the duo unflinching support and their votes.
Last night saw the X-Factor show cranking up in gear with a celestial entrance by Simon Cowell flanked by Star Wars stormtroppers and a lady carrying a blow torch emitting fire flames. Rita Ora was carried shoulder high in a Cleopatra fashion and Cheryl arrived in a BMW x6 and was led onto the stage by ushers. Nick arrived to Mark Bronson’s hit song Uptown Funk.
As always, Reggie ‘N’ Bollie “mashed up” Wembley with a grand entrance drawing cheers from excited audiences. They also offered audiences a night to remember when they teamed up with famous British Ghanaian musician Fuse ODG and sensational British musician Craig Davids to perform on stage.
Reggie ‘N’ Bollie, who have X-Factor Judge Cheryl Fernandez-Versini as their mentor, had been sent off to Newcastle to campaign for votes. Talking about her decision to send the duo to her hometown Cheryl disclosed in an interview: “I decided to send Reggie ‘N’ Bollie to my hometown because I know Newcastle is behind them so I wanted people to see them and feel their energy.” Judging from the votes Reggie ‘N’ Bollie pulled to secure a place in the final, there’s no doubt Cheryl’s strategy has worked out well.
Simon Cowell also said yesterday he believed the duo could actually win the competition. With this vote of confidence from Simon Cowell, the overwhelming support from the Ghanaian and African communities and the British public Reggie ‘N’ Bollie can surely pop a surprise tonight by winning this year’s X-Factor competition.