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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.

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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

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The X Factor UK 2017 – The Official Top 12 Acts #XFactor

Here’s a cute little video of the top 12 finalists for this year’s X Factor!

Boys
Sam Black
Spencer Sutherland
Lloyd Macey

Girls
Holly Tandy
Grace Davies
Rai-Elle Williams

Overs
Matt Linnen
Kevin Davy White
TraceyLeanne Jefford

Groups
Rak-Su
The Cutkelvins
Sean and Conor Price

The live show 1 will commence on Saturday, October 28 followed by the first elimination on the next day.

Host Dermot O’Leary with the judges, Nicole, Simon, Sharon and Louis

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The X Factor UK 2017 – Week 8 Recap – Judges’ House – Girls Category #XFactor

Sharon got the help of her children Jack and Kelly to decide on who will make the live shows!

Holly Tandy – Russian Roulette by Rihanna

This is absolutely delightful to watch! She really gave it her all didn’t she? Rihanna would’ve been proud!

Rai-Elle Williams – Somebody That I Used To Know by Gotye

This is a terrible song for her IMO. Loved her rap but the song just didn’t do her voice justice!

Alisah Bonaobra – Lay Me Down by Sam Smith

I think this is Alisah’s bext performance to date. She’s singing the song just right and it was not her usual oversinging!

Grace Davies – Mora Than You (Original)

This is very risky and she’s obviosly an amazing song writer but I honestly didn’t connect with the song. I agree with Sharon, she’s so on point on criticizing Grace’s too emotional singing. So glad she stopped her. I finally get to understand what she’s singing.

Georgina Panton aka GG. – In The Air Tonight by Phil Collins

She’s a really strong singer but I just don’t like this song choice. Ugh.

Deanna Mussington – Dive by Ed Sheeran

This Anguilian beauty is amazing but she’s just not ready IMO.

And the Top 3 who made it through the live shows are:

Grace, Holly and Rai-Elle. I am surprised by Rai-Elle’s inclusion. I thought she was the weakest in this category.

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The X Factor UK 2017 – Week 6 Recap – Girls’ Six Chair Challenge

Last Saturday was just a continuation of the Bootcamp challenge where the hopefuls sang individually in front of the judges and a live audience.  Early favorites like Grace Davies, Tracyleanne Jefford, Daniel Quick and bruiser Anthony Russell (such a shame he was kicked off the show) all gave stunning performances!

Then Sunday comes the Six Chair Challenge for the girls. I am now starting to doubt this category. I initially thought that this was the strongest category this year but I’ve a feeling that Grace Davies will be the last girl standing from this group and I’ve a feeling that she won’t even make the top 5. It’s a good thing that she’s so good she might just end up with a recording contract from Simon.

She’s obviously the strongest in this category performing her own song called “Don’t Go.”

She’s got the making of Adele isn’t she?

The beautiful Holly Tandy will also be going through the judges house for her performance.

Not really sold on this performance but she’s like the Britain’s Sweetheart… She’s definitely the Janet Devlin of this season.

Georgina Panton is amazing as usual but sadly for her, she’s not getting any traction from the audience as far as I can see…

Deanna Mussington is very likable but I’m not sure if she’s at the level of Grace to even make the live show.

Youngster Rai-Elle Rai-Elle Williams had to fight for her chair when she was forced to have a sing-off with Alisah Bonaobra and  Scarlett Lee. She sang a song about Jesus and promptly made it. I thought she should’ve been eliminated if I’m being honest.

And last but not the least is Alisah from the Philippines. I am all for giving my support to my home girl Alisah but truth be told, I just don’t think that the judges like her especially Simon and Sharon. Unfortunately, she’s under Sharon’s category so I’ve a feeling that she won’t make the live show. Oh well…

My Top 3: Grace, Holly and Georgina obviously.

Who do you think will make it to the live show?

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The X Factor UK 2017 – Week 5 Recap – My ‘Bootcamp’ Favorites!

It’s taken me half the week to finally have time to watch each performance and I’ve to say that I am more than impressed with the talent that went through last week and will be battling it out on next episode’s Six Chair Challenge.

The first stage of the bootcamp was The Wall of Songs were 35 songs are offered for those who made it through the audition round and will sing it as a group in front of the panel. Most of the performances were cringe-worthy if I’m being honest.

And like what Simon said which I wholeheartedly agree with, Grace Davies group who sang Say You Won’t Let Go by James Arthur was one of the better groups –  if not the only decent one.

My Four Potential Winners

1. Matt Linnen is definitely leading the pack this season. He’s very good looking and has a really good vocals – not very current but marktable enough. He’s like the better and hotter version of Matt Cardle.

2. Sean and Connor Price – if there is one act that could potentially derails Matt’s winning the title, then it could be them. They are very charismatic and very current and has decent voices. Plus, we need to have a new pop group/duo sensation to top the charts worldwide and I really, really believe they could do it.

3. Holly Tandy is a surprise for me. I didn’t think she could pull off Sign of the Time by Harry Styles. She’s my favorite amongst the girls this season.

4. Berget Lewis is again, flawless. I’m just not sure right now how relatable she is with the audience.

The rest are just so-so for me. The CutKelvins and Grace Davies didn’t really And I am not even going to mention Alisa Bonaobra begging for a second chance. I mean, she’s a good singer but I find it unfair for the other girls who weren’t given another chance only because they didn’t beg and cry on stage. It was really awkward to watch.

One of my early favorites, Anthony Russell made it through the first round but had to withdraw since he admitted that he was on drugs during the audition. He was apparently asked to leave and come back next year, clean. I’m hoping he’d come back tho.

Who are your favorites this year?

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?

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