We literally absolutely properly love Joe McElderry on this year's X Factor.
He is a proper Pop Idol-type warbler in the Gareth/Gately mould, a slightly old fashioned (perhaps simply traditional) idea of a popstar from the days before you had to be either Leona Lewis or MGMT to be taken seriousl(Using these artists to illustrate this point doesn't really work, subs please fix — Ed)
One of the best things about McEldo is the Special Relationship (not in the funny business sense obviously) he seems to be forming with mentor Cheryl Cole which is an extremely wonderful thing to behold and was particularly brilliant last night when (two minutes and forty four seconds into this clip) Cheryl and Joe instinctively responded almost identically to news that Joe was through to next week.
More amazing than that, however, is the soon to be legendary Joe McElderry 'head tilt'.
Thoughtful. Polite. Ready to listen, but also confident.
Also — and this is a crucial detail — the tilt works best at a precise ten degree angle.
Subcultural cartographers watch out: by Christmas the Joe McElderry Head Tilt will have permeated every youth tribe in the United Kingdom, dominating playgrounds, bus stops and branches of Nando's.
WE LOVE YOU JOE.