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

Youtube video and image are from the X Factor

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:

Images and Youtube videos are from the X Factor

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!!!

Youtube videos courtesy of The X Factor

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

Youtube videos and images courtesy of The X Factor UK

 

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.