Watch this remarkable performance by one of the favourites to win X Factor USA. Carly Rose Sonenclar is just one of twelve acts surviving across the Pond, each of which is a worthy contender for the title.
This performance really does put into perspective the talent that these shows can support - and make me wonder who on earth could possibly want someone like Old Baloney to represent UK's best efforts in 2012. So please, folks, think before you vote at the weekend. Ella, James, Union J, District3 and Jahmene. Even Rylan could be turned into a star of sorts, I suppose. But for Britain's sake, hide Granny's phone and let's get Old Baloney off X Factor UK.