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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 7 Recap – Groups & Boys Categories #XFactor

The theme this week is Crazy in Love so it’s clearly all about being in love and uhm, being crazy hahaha while the prize of the winning act this week is that he/she/they will get to record their own song with Ali Tamposi (who works with the likes of Beyonce, Christina Aguilera, Kelly Clarkson and many more).

For the 7th live show of the series, the Boys and the Groups battled it out with two acts leaving last night. And boy was it a shocker! I mean, I expected that particular act to get the boot but the other act’s elimination was way surprising! I really thought they’re in it to win it!

Sam Black – Oops by Little Mix

He was still pitchy and he’s obviously the weakest in the competition. I don’t know what Louis was thinking when he let him sing this song! I agree with Simon, the song choice was horrible.

Simon: That’s what I call a prom cocktail. Everything that happens around you has been done by other people.
Nicole: It was the best performance you’ve ever done so far.
Sharon: I’ve never see you JUST YOU up there. Same comment as Simon.
Louis: You’re still here so obviously people like you. (NOT, ANYMORE Louis)

Sean and Conor Price – Issues by Julia Michaels
They didn’t have their guitar this week! I absolutely loved this song and I thought Conor totally killed it. I loved them and was sad that their stint was cut short. What is wrong with the Brits???

Louis loved it!
Sharon: Excellent song choice! This is where you shine!
Nicole: Conor’s voice was amazing! I still think you guys are better than that.
Simon: The competition won’t be the same without you boys. 😦

The Cutkelvins – Saved Me from Myself (Original)
We’re finally hearing the boys taking center stage! This was just an A-OK song for me! I think they really did deserved to stay with this performance.

Louis: I think this was a big risk and it totally paid off!
Sharon: A really, really, great song! It was fantatic!
Nicole: The Cutkelvins has arrived!
Simon: It tells me about who you are as people. I think it’s gonna pay off.

Lloyd Macey – From This Moment by Shania Twain.
I didn’t like this and thought this was his worst performance in the show.

Simon: You are a really good singer. This was great but it didn’t make me emotional.
Nicole: You have such a beautiful instrument.
Sharon: There’s always room for somebody like you in the industry.
Louis: You have the most amazing pure recording voice.

Rak-Su – Mona Lisa (Original)
This guys are ready to go out there! They’re so freaking good! And this original song is so freaking good!

Louis: Every week you’re bringing it!
Sharon: (drop mic) You are guys are unbelievable!
Nicole: This country has fallen in love with Rak-Su.
Simon: There is so much talent in this country and you are showing that.

Rak-Su got the highest votes making them last night’s champion!

Eliminated: Sam Black & Sean and Conor Price

Here’s what brothers Sean and Conor has to say about their stint in the show:

GENUINELY so grateful to everyone that has voted for us and continued to support us!❌❤️Week 4 is going to come fast! Back to work!!🙌🏼

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The X Factor UK 2017 – Third Week Live Show 5 Recap – Groups and Overs Categories #XFactor

It is the third week of the Live Shows and for the fifth live show, the Groups and the Overs categories battled it out with songs from the late great George Michael.

Rak-Su started the show with Faith. IMO, this was just an okay performance if not a bit pedestrian.

Nicole: She loved that they kept the integrity of the song.
Louis: Rak-Su make it look that easy
Sharon: Really enjoyed it. They Rak-Su’d it!
Simon: You made it your version. I think we are watching stars being born…

Kevin sang Fastlove, Pt. 1 and it’s record perfection! I mean, why is he in this contest? He should be touring the world already!!! He’s now my top act to win this season!

He go another standing ovation from all of the judges.
Simon thought it was Kevin’s MOMENT and the best performance of the night!
Louis love that Kevin’s into music and not in the fame game.
Sharon: Everything was perfect! (I agree with you there Ms. O)
Her mentor Nicole opined that it was the best performance he ever witnessed on the show! (Wow!)

Jack & Joel – Edge of Heaven
I thought it was fun. Not my favorite from them but it was fun!

Nicole: They sounded Whamazing!
Louis: You’re like a modern day Wham!
Sharon: They really suited the song.
Simon: Simon thought this was their best performance so far.

The Cutkelvins – Killer/Papa Was a Rollin’ Stone
Gosh! Their accents!!! They can easily go out there and release a record to be honest! I’m so glad they bounced back this week! Although I’m starting to hate the usual set-up they have production-wise.

They got a standing ovation from the judges.
Nicole thought they looked so great as a group together.
Louis said it was their best performance yet! (And I agree!)
Sharon said they slammed it!
Simon:Something clicked tonight for the group.

Sean and Conor Price – Freedom! ’90”
I absolutely loved these two! I don’t know if they’re still in my top 3 but I do know that they will go far after the show.

Another standing ovation from the judges.
Nicole: Conor reminds her of Justin Bieber.
Louis: They are Real!
Sharon loves their enthusiasm.
Simon: They’re very infectious with no gimmicks! Ask viewers to vote for them.

Matt Linnen sang Careless Whisper and what a song choice! OMFG! He’s so cute with his robotic movements yeah? He kind of reminds me of David Cook here. And girls, he is a DADDY!!!! Didn’t know this info until this week!

Only Simon and Nicole stood up for him.
Sharon: You did really well tonight but still feels his insecurity
Louis said it was his best vocals to date.
Simon: By far his best performance.
Nicole said she could tell how much this means to Matt and that he was singing for his boys.

The act who got the boot is/are…

And the obvious Champion of the night with the most public votes is Kevin Davy White!!!

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The X Factor UK 2017 – Live Shows Week 2 Prize Fight – Kevin Davy White vs Rak-Su #XFactor

Again, Rak-Su killed thei live performance over the weekend with an original while Kevin Davy White stepped up to the plate and won Sunday’s live show.

versus

But the public has spoken and the Prize Fight winner is…

My Top to Bottom Performers of the Week
1. Kevin Davy White
2. Rak-Su
3. Lloyd Macey
4. Alisah Bonaobra
5. Jack and Joel
6. Sean and Conor Price
7. Matt Linnen
8. Leon Mallett
9. Grace Davies
10. Rai-Elle Williams
11. Holly Tandy
12. The Cutkelvins
13. Tracyleanne Jefford
14.Sam Black

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The X Factor UK 2017 – Live Show 3 Recap – Groups and Boys Categories #XFactor

It is Latin Night with Viva Latino as this week’s theme and the prize for the Prize Fight is a recording session with a Grammy Award winning producer as to who it’d be, we’ll probably know tomorrow!

The Groups and the the Boys are battling it out today to remain in the competition and while watching all of their performances, I realized that any of these act could actually win the whole thing!

Let’s start with Jack & Joel who sang Havana by Camila Cabello. I absolutely loved this performance of the duo and thought that this is their best performance to date but I’ve to agree with Simon. They need to do something to really stand out – something that would define what kind of music they would do after the show.

Leon Mallett performed Get Lucky by Daft Funk and I didn’t get why he sang this one in Latin Night. Uhm. As much as I thought that he’s got he weakest voice in the competition, his performance is one of the most enjoyable for me!

Sean and Conor Price sang Cheap Thrills by Sia. I loved this song and I loved these two! They may not be the best singer in the bunch but they are truly likable. They’re slipping on my list as the most likely to win this series but they are still on my top 5, most definitely.

Lloyd Macey performed Hero by Enrique Iglesias and it was just perfection. I didn’t much appreciate his voice before because I find it a bit too controlled but this performances just proved to me that Lloyd is a force in this competition! A big threat to Matt Linnen most definitely!

If there’s anytime that the British public should finally crown a boy group from the show, Rak-Su are the right group for it. They sang another original song called Dimelo and it’s just fucking amazing! I’ve to agree with Nicole when she said that this is a hit single material!

Sam Black did La Bamba and Twist and Shout which I thought was one of the weakest performances of the night. I’m seeing him getting the boot soon if not next week, tbh.

I loved The Cutkelvins who sang Reggaetón Lento (Bailemos) but this is just horrendous in so many levels. The two guys were like the back-up to their lil sis! What’s up with that? It looks like Simon is sabotaging them!

This week’s champion is predictably easy and a well-deserved one for that matter. Rak-Su got the highest votes and will battle it out tomorrow at the Prize Fight!

Eliminated: Leon Mallett – so far, the Brits are getting it right! No Brexit moment for them.

The X Factor UK 2017 – Live Shows Week 1 Prize Fight – Grace Davies vs Rak-Su #XFactor

Grace Davies and boy-group Rak-Su were adjudged to be the champion of the two live shows this week and they had a sing-off to see who will be getting the prize of hanging out with P!nk in New York. I’m not entirely sure if it’s just to watch a concert or what. Anyway, both acts performed the original they sang in their respective live shows.

I would’ve thought that they would be singing different songs. Oh well…the big winner this week is none other than…

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The X Factor UK 2017 – Live Show 2 Recap – Groups and Overs Categories #XFactor

Last night’s show was a bit interesting since Talia Dean was announced to be the wildcard winner for the Overs category. I assumed that the Brits will get powerhouse singer Berget Lewis through the live show. One of my favorite acts this season, Jack & Joel meanwhile are the wildcard winner for the group category and truth be told, they rightfully deserved it.

Groups

The super good looking siblings The Cutkelvins were the first group to perform with Pink’s What About Us and they were amazing! Their leader, and the youngest and the only girl looks and sounded absolutely amazing!

Irish brother Sean & Conor Price performed their own version of Strong by London Grammar and it wasn’t their best performance but as I’ve been saying from the very start, they are born to do this. They are pop superstars waiting to happen!

Jack & Joel’s song choice was a really good one. It shows their vocal strength but they still look awkward together.

Rak-Su meanwhile performed their original song entitled Mamacita. I think this is the first time I’m convinced that they could actually make it into the finale. The are like the millenial version of the UK boyband from the early 2000, Blue.

Overs

Kevin Davy White sang Stay by Rihanna and Mikky Ekko and it was perfection! Loved his tone and the intensity in his voice. You can truly feel what he’s singing.

I’m a fan of Tracyleanne Jefford. I honestly don’t think that she’d have a chance of winning the whole thing but I’ve a feeling that she’s going to be big after this. I wished she’d sing something from Amy for the next live show! Sis got soul! And she looks absolutely smashing without all those make up.

I felt that Talia’s decision to sing something from One Direction is to rally some 1D fan but I didn’t think that it really worked. She’s improved heaps with her vocals but I still think that she’s got the weakest vocals in the competition along with Leon.

Matt Linnen is my winner at this point. He finally edged out brothers Sean and Conor on my list. He looks like a superstar, like he’s superhot. He’s got a really good voice and he’s very charismatic.

Bottom Two: Tracyleanne Jefford and Talia Dean
Eliminated: Talia Dean and it’s a well-deserved boot as well.. Sorry boo.

Rak-Su by the way is the Live Show 2 Champion who battled it out with Grace Davies for the Prize Fight.

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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 – Groups Category #XFactor

Irish brothers Sean and Conor Price upon finding out they made it through the live shows!

Simon reunited with former X Factor judge Cheryl to help him choose who will make it through the live shows.

 

1. Lemonade – Praise You By Hannah Grace

This is a vocally impressive performane but if I’m being honest, they’re not that memorable.

2. New Girl Band – Misbehaving by Labrinth

They’re just too many in the group. Remember X Factor US’ In1oSity? Ugh. No. Just no. And just to keep it real, they won’t even lasts as a group even if they make it through the live shows.

3. Jack & Joel – Get The Party Started by Pink / Get Ur Freak On by Missy Elliot / Original rap.

Oxford Uni’ duo are wonderful but upon reflection, they just don’t gel at all. They’re two totally different artists who ought to go solo IMO. This performance was good but it’s forgettable.

4. Rak-Su

This performance is just so 90’s, so dated. Uhm, No. They’re all eye fucking Cheryl.

5. Sean & Conor Price – What About Us by Pink

I absolutely loved these two and I still believe that they’re the act with the most potential to win . This performance is one of the best if I may just say.

6. The CutKelvins – Havana by Camilla Cabello

These siblings has got everything going for them. They look like regular popstars already. The girl sings really well and her two bros are total eyecandy backups. They’re “Top of the Pops” & TRL perfection!

The Top 3 Acts who made it through the live shows are : Sean & Conor, The Cutkelvins, Rak-Su

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

Simon is mentoring the Groups category this year and they are probably the strongest category in the competition. Do we have a winner in this batch?

One of the hippest group this year are The Cutkelvins siblings! They’re not the best singer in the competition but they are very, very current and they’re all so fucking beautiful!

Jack & Joel got me feeling all so nervous for them! I loved these guys and really glad they did a cover of Bang, Bang which is absolutely much better than their first song!

Rak-Su are an awesome group vocally but I seriously don’t see them getting a chance to advance into the live show.

Lemonade are amazing as a group but really, someone needs to be their leader… plus, they’re not memorable at all.

New Girl Band – Ekkk…not sure if there’ll be another Little Mix or Fifth Harmony because I just don’t get them because I thought they’re just too much alike and they are like in the group LOL. Apparently, Simon really loves them. And may I add how I loved Jack & Joel’s reaction towards them while they were performing! LOL

Sean & Connor Price – they’re still the frontrunner for me in this category. Again, they’re not the best singer but I can already see them doing concerts! They’re just very charismatic!

Overall, the top 6 are a great choice! The top 3 I will put into the live shows are The Cutkelvins, Sean & Connor Price and Jack & Joel.