Yes, it might be a very easy production for Simon and his recordcompany.
Yes, the songs are well known evergreens and we've heard them all redone before by either Westlife, Robbie Williams or others.
And yes, those so called "real-music-lovers" will probably hate this CD, but then again, they hate all those X-Factor-like productions anyway.
But this is Ray. And those who seen Ray in The X-Factor before, will all forget all these remarks instantly, cause with each song you'll see the big smile of Ray in your mind, knowing he loved every minute of making this CD. In each song his enthausiasm and effort is showing more and more. When I listen to Robbie Williams "Swing when you're winning", I see two annoying big eyes of a spoiled and unhappy guy, singing songs that doesn't fit to him and his behaviour. Then I rather listen to someone who really wanted this to happen and did his very best to achieve it, I rather listen to Ray, on this CD. It so fits him!