Sunday, December 16, 2007


In what was, no doubt, the greatest travesty of injustice in the history of the UK music industry, Rhydian Roberts the Christian singer from Wales lost the X-Factor final to Leon Jackson, the pretty boy Michael Buble impersonator from Glasgow. Rhydian has a voice the likes I have never heard before. I despise watching television as a pointless interruption to reading, writing, or playing with the kids; but this Rhydian had me hooked. His voice made the hairs on my neck stand up! If you don't believe me, then check out his songs on You Tube. Go to this site and at the bottom of the page listen to his rendition of "You Lift Me Up". Or go to this site and listen to his version of Welsh national anthem. But keep a hanky ready for you will weep.

What is more, Rhydian is also a Christian (I learned this believe or not from a gay men's website, don't ask me how I found it!) and he's even admitted to being a virgin and he rejects the idea of being a "closet Christian". See the article about his faith here. All I can say is long live Rhydian and may he have a long and sucessful career and I hope that he makes an album of classic hymns that I'd love to hear. This guy's voice . . . listen for yourselves!


hrobins said...

Wow. WOW. It's so hard to find well-trained, good-looking baritones...that was lovely.

A. B. Caneday said...

Amen to all you say about Rydian, Michael. What a voice! Wasn't the winner a Welshman last year, too?

Mr Blister said...

Thanks for linking to my blog - much appreciated.
I enjoyed reading your piece. It's almost a shock when a reality pop show actually finds someone who can sing, dance, look good and actually have star quality.

Keep up the good work

Mr Blister

andrea said...

his voice gave me goosebumps too,especially when he sang "o holy nigh" Im sure we will hear more from him

Exiled Preacher said...

Rydian was robbed (not that I am biased).

Dirk Jongkind said...

Oh dear Michael, you shattered your carefully crafted public image here with one post. You should have been watching Robin Hood with your kids all the way long.