Although one of my two favorite X Factor contestants, Ethan Boroian, recently got the boot, doe-eyed bisexual contender, Danyl Johnson, is now a top twelve finalist who is widely favored to win the whole contest on British TV.
Danyl Johnson carrying some things back to the X Factor house Monday. 10-05-09 photo
"More than 4,500 angry viewers have logged formal complaints with the watchdog and the broadcaster. Ofcom is now considering whether to conduct a full investigation into the incident.”
Danyl Johnson knocks 'em dead during his first X Factor audition. 9-19-09 photo
All that, even though Dannii Minogue has already made a public apology for her remarks, which came during the judges' critiques after Danyl performed Jennifer Hudson’s song “And I’m Telling You,” but changed one of the words from “man” to “girl.”
Danyl Johnson reacts to the judges' overwhelming praise after his first performance. 9-19-09 photo
Fellow judge Simon Cowell appeared shocked and asked Dannii to repeat her comments and then said it was a great performance and he’s not having any part of Dannii’s so-called "dis."
Photo of Dannii Minogue, sister to gay fav Kylie, at the X Factor judges' table on Saturday
On Sunday night’s results show, host Dermot O'Leary introduced the judges and Minogue took the opportunity to apologize. “Danyl and I were joking about the very same thing in rehearsals on Friday, so it carried on to the show,” she said.
Photo of Danyl Johnson taking a break from his grueling schedule on X Factor
“I’d like to apologize to anyone that was offended by my comments,” Dannii continued, “It was never my intention. I spoke to Danyl straight after the show last night and he wasn’t offended or upset by my comments, and knew exactly what I was saying.”
Danyl Johnson impresses the judges again during his X Factor patio performance when he sings Alicia Keys' "Fallin'" but gets called on the carpet for being overly confident. 10-02-09 photo
“I understand X Factor fans do not want the judges to get personal with judging comments. During the course of the show all the judges become close to the contestants and this is because we adore them and care about them.”
Danyl Johnson sings Red's "Holding Back the Years" at his mid-term X Factor Bootcamp performance. 9-26-09 photo
Dannii declared on her blog, where she posted a photo of Danyl with his arm around her waist (posted at the bottom of this post), that she is “mortified if my comments have been misinterpreted as I have always been hugely supportive of the gay and bi-sexual community for my entire career.” Danyl, Simon, and the other judges have all come to Dannii's defense, saying it was all a big tadoo about nothing.
Photo of Danyl Johnson with two male X Factor contestants and Simon Cowell
Danyl Johnson lives with his best friend just outside Reading in England and is a dance teacher at a boys prep school. He went to musical theatre school but says he didn't care for it.
10-05-09 photo of Danyl Johnson stopping to pose for a picture on his way back to the X Factor house
10-02-09 photo of Danyl Johnson performing at the X Factor judges' house
Word on the street has it that Simon Cowell is working to bring the X Factor to the United States next year. I hope it pans out, as getting bits and pieces via YouTube is not enough, considering all the ear and eye candy the show brings to the world!
Recent photo of Danyl Johnson wearing sweats
In the meantime, Danyl Johnson revealed he will be singing yet another "girl's song," this coming Saturday, noting it'll be Divas Week. "It's going to be hard," he said. "I think it's the fifth time I've sung a girl's song. I'm looking forward to it . . . I can't give much away . . . but it's a ballad . . . Hopefully I'll do it well and there should be a big note in there somewhere if Simon has his way with it."
Danyl Johnson stops on his way back to the X Factor dorm to sign an autograph. October 5, 2009 photo
Vintage photo of Danyl Johnson performing in a club
Danyl Johnson performs Jennifer Hudson's "And I Am Telling You," per X Factor judge Simon Cowell's request. October 10, 2009 photo
Sexy photo of Danyl Johnson in a black leather jacket
Photo of Danyl Johnson and Dannii Minogue from Dannii's blog, where she noted they are good friends and she is a long time supporter of the gay and bisexual community
Photo of Ethan Boroian, an earlier rival for the top prize on X Factor. For more photos of Ethan, a bio, and a video, click here.
Enjoy this video of Danyl Johnson’s "controversial" Performance last week: The X Factor 2009—Danyl Johnson—Live Show(itv.com/xfactor), Season 6, Episode 11, October 10, 2009—singing “And I Am Telling You”:
Check out Danyl Johnson singing on the patio video: The X Factor 2009—Danyl Johnson , 27—Judges' houses 1 (itv.com/xfactor)—sings “Fallin’”: Season 6 Episode 9 October 2, 2009:
Enjoy this video of Danyl Johnson at the Bootcamp: The X Factor 2009—Danyl Johnson—Bootcamp 2 (itv.com/xfactor)—sings “Holding Back the Years” Season 6 Episode 8 September 26, 2009:
Watch Danyl Johnson on this Today show video from August 27, 2009, after his first X Factor audition video received over a million hits. After his appearance, Danyl was told not to do any more interviews until after the contest ends, so as not to affect the outcome, which makes no sense, as X Factor doesn't even broadcast in the U.S.:
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