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The X Factor UK 2017 – Week 7 Recap – Boys’ Six Chair Challenge

The boys! The boys, the boys, the boys! I initially thought that this was the strongest category this year what with Anthony Russell, Aidan Martin and Jack Mason leading the pack but after seeing all of their performances from the Bootcamp up to the Six Chair Challenge, I figured that they’re just slightly better than the Girls category whom I considered the weakest this year. At this stage, the winner for me will probably be coming from either the Overs or the Groups category. Anyway, here are the performances of the boys who made it through the judges house hoping to make it to the live shows. Such a shame really because front-runner Anthony Russell was booted even before reaching the judges’ house. You will see at the end of this post the ‘boy’ Louis decided to bring back which is really baffling to be honest.

Leon Mallet – I really thought that Alex is much better than him but truth be told, I’m still baffled why he made it over Benji Matthews. Seriously…

Singing a judge’s song is a big risk but I thought Spencer delivered real well with his oversinging (yes Louis, I’ve to agree with you) of the Pussycat Dolls’ Dont Cha. It was a very smart choice and I think his main purpose is to display his vocals which I thought is one of the best of the night.

I just find him overly dramatic. He sang a very heartfelt original song called Punchline and secured his seat from Nicole! Uhm…

I absolutely loved his song choice! He’s probably the best in the boys category now that Anthony is out of the competition. It was a very well deserved seat!

He’s okay I guess but he’s just gonna be a filler in the competition.

Anthony’s last performance…

Here’s the super likable Benjie Matthews singing an original! I’m fucking gutted that he didn’t get a seat!!!

You see, Anthony was booted out and guess who they asked to comeback??? None other than SAM BLACK. I mean, cmon! He’s not even in the Six Chair Challenge!!!!

What the fuck???!!!

videos and images courtesy of The X-Factor
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Cover Thursday – Julia Michael’s Issues by Anthony Russell

Issues is one of my favorite songs this year and I’ve seen tons of covers but Anthony’s version just moved me more than anyone on YouTube! The uniqueness and depth of his rendition is just real heart-tugging.

Oh, Anthony also applied in this year’s British X Factor where he was hailed as one of the front-runners until he was unceremoniously kicked out of the competition. Read my X Factor UK posts to know more…

So here’s the complete version of the song and his X Factor audition singing the same song.

Do you like his version of the song?

 

The X Factor UK 2017 – My Top 12 Acts

Disregarding their respective categories, here are my Top 12 favorite acts for this season!

My numero uno is Berget Lewis. She’s simple unbelievable! The world need to hear her voice!

2. Anthony Russell – He’s the most likable contestant this year and he’s got a very unique sound!!! Totally rooting for this guy!

3. Grace Davies is Adele 2.0! Let’s see if the UK public feel the same way.

4. Matt Linnen. Drop Dead Gorg. Physically and that fucking sexy voice!

5. Tracy Leanne Jefford – She’s going to be Berget’s biggest competition in the overs category! Beautiful, classy and utterly charismatic!

6. Sean and Connor Price. I’m already guessing them advancing into the semis!

7. Kevin Davy White. The male version of Berget. Non-UK singer with a big voice!

8. Chloe Rose Moyle. Just because she’s cute and a better substitute for Taylor Swift.

9. Jack & Joel. I just thought they’re real fun. Let them in if Clique *high kick* won’t make it.

10. The Cutkelvins. Same a Chloe’s. Good eyecandy. The girl would have to be solo though. Real talk only.

11. Rebecca Grace. Too similar with Grace but still, she’s got a fantastic set of pipes!

12. Sam Black. Will either be in a group or solo. Either way, he’s going to make it!

Special Mention: The supe adorable Jordan Rabjohn whom I can already see being eliminated and getting ask to join a group…

Videos  and photos courtesy of the The X Factor  UK Youtube and Facebook Page.

The X Factor UK 2017 – Week 1 Recap – The Best Auditions

The fourteenth season of the The X Factor UK has premiered yesterday and they gave us fans a taste of what we can expect this season. Almost all the hopefuls in the first week of audition made it, or at least almost all of those they’ve shown!

We still have the same panel from last year headed by Simon Cowell with Sharon Osbourne, Nicole Scherzinger and Louis Walsh.

Top 3 Auditionees:

  1. Anthony Russell, 27

Anthony has got this very unique voice and a very endearing personality. He was sporting a shiner during his audition and I think the judges just really felt bad for him. That’s not to say he only got pity votes because he’s seriously good! I’m guessing as early as now that he’ll make it to the live show. Nicole will decide his fate this year.

He also stated that he auditioned back in 2007 when he was a cocky 17 years old. Very funny audition because he was so cocky. I don’t think Simon liked him back then.

2. Grace Davies, 20

I think she’s this year’s Caitlyn Vanbeck but with more originality and more likable! Her song Roots really is AMAZING! Have a listen NOW!

3. Sam Black, 27

 

Another guy under Nicole’s category if he’s not gonna be eliminated first and eventually ends up in a group. He’s really good looking and he’s got a really nice old-school voice. He looks like a starving version of James Morrison but more good looking. I think he’d do well as a solo artist. I’m not sure if he’s the best yet but for now, amongst those whom they’ve shown this first episode – he’s definitely one of the best!

The rest who made it through…

I super adore Gaga Lord! Her big voice is unbelievable! Not sure yet how they would package here if they decide to get her through the overs category in the live show.

Jordan Rabjohn is adorable as fuck and I can already tell that they’re going to put him in a group…

Jack & Joel are a good act but I don’t think they will be THAT marketable. I’m not even sure if Joel can do other things aside from beat boxing and playing the guitar but he’s the likable one in this duo although Jack has a fantastic vocals obviously.

I loved Kayleigh Taylor’s personality and I think she’s really likable but I don’t get her voice yet. I feel like she’s screaming the whole song but that’s just for me tho. Best of luck to her!

Holly Tandy is only 15 people. Yep. She look like a supermodel and sounds okay. I just don’t think she’ there yet. She’s very raw tho and I think the judges saw potentials in her…

The look and sound good but the whole thing is too rehearsed and the second song when Simon asked them to sing a second song sounds like they’re miming…hhmm

Who are your favorites amongst those who auditioned yesterday?

Videos  and photos courtesy of the The X Factor  UK Youtube and Facebook Page.