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The X Factor UK 2017 – Week 6 Series’ Finale – Rak-Su Wins!

Rak-Su just became the second act from the groups category to win the X Factor UK since Little Mix won the show in 2011. They are also the first-all male group to win the show!

Grace Davies, the singer-songwriter  from Lancashire village of Langho came in second after performing her original songs in the series.

And the winner is..

Both acts are expected to sign with Simon Cowell’s Sony-owned label, Syco Records!

Dimelo will be Rak-Su’s first single!

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The X Factor UK 2017 – Week 6 Top 3 Finals Recap #XFactor

This is going to be real quick because these three remaining acts are all deserving of the top plum! Sadly though, one has to leave the competition last night and two of them will move forward and battle it out tonight to claim to X Factor throne this series!

Each act sang two songs. One for their solo performance and the next one is a duet with an established act.

Kevin Davy White performed first with Whole Lotta Love by Led Zeppelin.

This is a Kevin Davy White classic. Beautiful performance yet again!!!

Grace Davies meanwhile sang Live and Let Die from the 1973 James Bond film of the same title.

Ugh. This is my favorite performance of her tbh. This is her genre!

Rak-Su for their solo sang their original song Mamacita.

These boys are amazing! I’ve high hopes for them win or lose

Their Duets

Kevin Davy White – Fastlove, Pt. 1 with Tokio Myers

Grace Davies – Roots (Original) with Paloma Faith

Rak-Su – Dimelo (Original) with Naughty Boy & Wyclef Jean

Eliminated: Kevin Davy White

My Winner’s Prediction is Grace Davies!

Who Should Win The X Factor UK 2017? #XFactor

We’re down to the last three acts – Grace Davies, Rak-Su and Kevin Davy White  – and this weekend’s performances will determine the series’ 14th champion.

Will the charismatic Kevin Davy White be able to sway the public to vote for him and make him the first non-British contestant to win the show? Or will Rak-Su be performing another chart-topper for their final performances? Last but definitely not the least – will Lancashire native Grace Davies be able to worm her way to the top against her testosterone-dominated competitors?

Let’s watch them in their first audition.

Youtube videos and photos via X-Factor. 

The X Factor UK 2017 – Week 5 Live Shows 10 Semi-finals Double Elimination Recap #XFactor

I think we’ve all seen it coming after Matt Linnen’s elimination on Saturday. Without him in contention, the obvious is very clear that the season’s favorite Rak-Su, Grace Davies and Kevin Davy White will end up battling it each other to be the ultimate winner of this year’s X-Factor and it’s happening next week!

Let’s check out the Top 5 performances!

Lloyd Macey – Fix You by Coldplay

The guy keeps singing ballads so it’s really kind of worrying if he could do anything else. Now, we’ll never know – at last on X-Factor

Rak-Su does what they do best by singing an original! The song is called I’m Feeling You. Personally, it feels like I’ve heard the song before but these guys are fucking fantastic!

The Cutkelvins – Show Me Love by Robin S.

They should’ve left before the Price’s brothers but oh well…

Kevin Day White – Voodoo Child (Slight Return) by the Jimi Hendrix Experience

Again, this guy is already a pro! I mean, what is he doing in X-Factor? He should be at the Grammys, VMA, EMA, Brit Awards…seriously!

Grace Davies sang Wolves – an original and it’s OMFG – just incredible! She’s my winner this week! She got a well deserved spot in the finals!

Results

Eliminated: Lloyd Macey and The Cutkelvins

The X Factor UK 2017 – Week 5 Live Shows 9 Semi-finals Recap #XFactor

It’s the semis and we’re down to the last six acts and by the end of this weekend, we’d only have three or four acts that will compete on most likely next week’s finale!

First, I’ve to say that the results earlier tonight shocked the hell out of me. I didn’t see that coming at all!

The Cutkelvins sang another original called “Nothing Like You,” and it was surprisingly good! I loved hearing more from the brothers!

Nicole: I’m so impressed! I’m starting to see the whole picture!
Louis: It gets better week after week! It sounds like a hit single! Somebody has to go home, it can’t be this guys
Sharon: I think you guys are so much more into it when you do your own material.
Simon: Last week was good. I thought the song was better this week. This was the best performance you’ve done so far.

Matt Linnen – Gimme Shelter by the Rolling Stones
I thought this was Matt’s kind of genre because of his voice but I figured that he’s more of a pop-alt kind of guy.

Louis: You’re good but the song was all wrong.
Sharon: You sang really well tonight. It was really good.
Simon disagreed with Louis because he like that song.
Nicole obviously loved it.

Grace Davis – Life on Mars? by David Bowie
I liked it! This is Grace in her element.

Simon: Why I loved your version, you took it where others won’t take it.
Nicole: You sound beautiful. Understated and simple
Louis: I think you’re a class act. This could be the performance of the night for me.
Sharon: Was so pure and understated.

Kevin Davy White – Come Together by The Beatles
Holly Molly! That was soooo goood!!!

Louis: You’re a class act. We have to get you in the final.
Sharon: You are such a showman!
Simon: It was like being at your concert.
Nicole: You are a trailblazer!

Lloyd Macey – Don’t Let The Sun Go Down On Me by Sir Elton John
OMG! This is one of my favorite songs ever! I thought he sang it real good! Not the best one I’ve heard but it’s good!

Simon: That was a great song choice.
Nicole: I know you’re sick but that was my absolute favorite performance of yours.
Sharon: You did amazingly well tonight.
Louis: You are a brilliant artist!

Rak-Su – Flowers by Sweet Female Attitude
LOL. I absolutely loved this song! This was quite big during my high school days!!!! I’ve to say though, this was Rak-Su’s worst performance for me.

Louis: Your vocals are absolutely perfect. He didn’t like the song choice.
Sharon prefered them doing an original.
Nicole: Dunno how to take her comment but it’s like she’s humoring the guys and the audience.
Simon: I think what you’ve done and will do is that you’re game changers.

Eliminated: Matt Linnen

No Prize Fight this week!

The X Factor UK 2017 – Live Shows Week 4 Prize Fight – Rak-Su vs Grace Davies #XFactor

Again, it’s Grace vs Rak-Su – two of the frontrunners of this series.

I loved both song. Mona Lisa by Rak-Su is pop perfection whilst Grace’s Hesitate is a dance-club hit waiting to happen!

Winner: Rak-Su

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The X Factor UK 2017 – 4th Week Live Show 8 Recap – Girls and Overs Categories #XFactor

Out of all the acts who performed last night, the two acts who got the lowest number of votes were the weakest performances wise.

Rai-Elle’s performance of Mr. Big Stuff was well-received enough by the judges; said it was her beat vocal performance but people need to vote for her!

Kevin took on a big risk with this Song and I thought he did pretty well here. The consensus is that it was great but it wasn’t his best performance to date. Oh, and he’s real and a very nice person too.

Matt is my biggest spoiler for the title. I mean, he’s already in my top 3 since the very beginning but his performance of Alicia Keys’ most iconic song is just up there.

The judges thought that vocally, this was his best performance yet. And he’s awfully charming as well.

This was just painful to watch and what’s even more painful is Louis pointing out the obvious. Ugh. Poor Holly.

Grace Davies singing an original is always a joy to watch! I’ve to agree with Sharon – this was a fantastic song (called ‘Hesitate’) and it was nice seeing Grace in her element and enjoying herself onstage.

Eliminated: Rai-Elle and Holly

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The X Factor UK 2017 – Third Week Live Show 6 Recap – Girls & Boys Categories #XFactor

It’s the second night of the third week of the live shows. I’m not sure if I liked the result this week but the people have spoken so there’s that.

Alisah Bonaobra – Praying For Time
She is getting better and better each week. This heartfelt performance is perhaps her best in the live shows.

Louis said she picked the right song by singing Praying for Time saying it was indeed her time. Nicole said her voice was limitless. Simon on the other hand find it old fashion. Her coach Sharon said she connected with the song lyrically but she haven’t had her moment.

Sam Black – I’m Your Man
With this performance and him being safe this week, I’m guesing that he’ll be the next to leave. This is how you murder a song. This is CRINGY in well, obviously all caps!

Sharon: It was a bit pitchy tonight
Nicole: Agreed with Mrs.O
Simon: You’re a very nice guy. In terms of originality, there was nothing.
Louis: He did his very best! (LOL)

Grace Davies – I Can’t Make You Love Me
I didn’t like her vocals here. The strain in her voice was rather highlighted.
Louis: You are a true artist. I believe every single word.

Nicole: It’s was beautiful.
Simon: I admired you tonight. It felt sincere.
Sharon: You picked yourself up and you focused, that’s why people loved you.

Rai-Elle Williams – They Won’t Go When I Go
This is my favorite performance from Rai-Elle so far. The rawness of her voice is so magical to hear.

She got a standing ovation from the three but Louis.
Louis: You got everything going for you.
Nicole: You took us to church tonight with that performance.
Simon: You really are taking this seriously. You got a great spirit about you.
Sharon: You chose this song. You are such a brave artist.

Lloyd Macey – A Different Corner
Vocals! Vocals! Powerful vocals! Dare I say he’s much better than Sam Smith!!!

Sharon: It was just wonderful! (and Mrs. O was bawling her eyes out!)
Nicole: You got me tonight. That was the performance of the night.
Simon: That is a really difficult song to sing. This is your best performance in the live show.
Louis: You are a very special person. He agreed with Nicole.

Holly Tandy – One More Try
She looks absolutely smashing as per usual. This was her strongest vocals so far.

Louis: It was your best vocal performance yet.
Nicole: You took on a massive song! Still can’t believe Holly is 16.
Simon: You gotta become 16 years old. The whole thing was old fashion.
Sharon: Your voice was spectacular and you looked like a goddess.

Eliminated: Alisah (she was in the bottom with Sam Black)

Champion of the night: Lloyd and it’s a well deserved one!

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The X Factor UK 2017 – Live Show 4 Recap – Girls and Overs Categories #XFactor

Kevin Davy White singing a Santana song is perfection to the hilt. Seriously, this guy is way ahead of his competitors. He is very likable, has a great image and sings like a proper popstar! If he continue this way, he’s on the right track of winning it all.

Admittedly, this isn’t Matt Linnen’s best performance but it was much better than most of the contestants tonight. And he’s fucking beautiful. Again, he is still my top act to win it all even though Kevin totally outperformed him.

Rai-Elle Williams’ Bailando’s performance is fun to watch and Rai-Elle has so much to offer but I still find her a bit too young and perhaps, her voice not that mature yet. For now, she’s got 2/10 chances of winning this show.

I’ve to agree with Simon on this one. This isn’t Grace as an artist. I know her purpose is to show her versatility as a performer but she’s looks uncomfortable af on that stage. I wished she sang another original. This is her worst performance to date in my opinion.

Holly Tandy’s performance is just cringe-worthy. She butchered the song into oblivion, it’s a good thing she looked so damn pretty while singing it!

This for me is Alisah’s best performance to date because she’s good at belting notes and this showcased her versatility. Unlike Grace, Alisah’s personality suited this transition much better. I still think that she’s got work to do about her diction and pronunciation but homegirl’s determination is there so I’m expecting her to go far in the competition.

Traceyleanne Jefford is one of my favorites this season so I was really sad to see her leave. I thought Rai-Elle should’ve gone home instead but it’s obvious that the public doesn’t really care much for her since she was also at the bottom two last week.

Youtube videos and images are all from the X Factor.

The X Factor UK 2017 – Live Show 1 Recap – Girls and Boys Categories

There’s a bit of a change this season with the live shows as the four categories will be performing across two shows with the Girls and the Boys categories performing on the first night. This is where the wildcard winners were also announced with Alisah Bonaobra and Leon Mallett making it via the public votes for their respective categories.

There will also be a winner for each live show with the two winners battling it out on Sunday to win certain prizes.

The Live Show 1 winner is none other than…

This is an absolutely breathtaking performance from Grace. I wonder if she’ll just be singing original songs all through out her stay in the competition. Her song is called Too Young and it’s absolutely brilliant! A really deserving win, indeed!

And apparently, a chance to see P!nk in concert is the prize this week! Even Dermot made a mistake when he said that she’d get to see Pink… watch…

Holly Tandy – Hollow by Tori Kelly

She isn’t the most polished singer in the bunch but she’s got incredible tone and stage presence. I could totally see her making Top 6.

Rai-Elle Williams – Doo Wop (That Thing) and Lost Ones by Lauryn Hill and No by Meghan Trainor

I don’t hink she’s the strongest singer in the competition but she’s very charming! Girl got sass and I absolutely loved her performance overall.

And finally, as I’ve said from the previous post – Alisah just killed it. Her song choice was absolutely brilliant and she looked wonderful!

 

Sam Black – Faith by Stevie Wonder and Ariana Grande.

Don’t get me wrong, I absolutely loved Sam’s personality and he seems like a nice bloke but I gotta say – he is the weakest amongst the boy and probably one of the weakest singers in the show. I don’t exactly know why he got in instead of the likes of Benji…

Lloyd Macey – City of Stars by Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone (OST – La La Land)

That personality, that accent! He’s absolutely adorable! And that freaking song!I didn’t think I’d say this but he’s absolutely a winner material after that performance!

Leon Mallett – Stay by Zedd and Alessia Cara

I wasn’t expecting Leon to make it to the live show and win the public votes as the boys wildcard but they obviously loves him. This performance was just okay. Nothing spectacular. I’m gonna give him two more weeks in the show tops.

Spencer Sutherland – Who You Are by Jessie J

What just happened there? I thought he’s the strongest in his category but seriously, what the ever loving fuck? I’m still baffled until now.

It all boils down to Spencer and Leon…such a shame really. Leon over Spencer is just utter BS. #RealTalk

Youtube videos from the X Factor UK