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Sam Black is Anthony Russell’s Replacement on the X Factor!

Despite failing to advance to the Six Chair Challenge,  Sam Black is apparently getting another chance after it was revealed last night that he will be replacing season favorite Anthony Russell after the latter’s  removal from the show following “drug” revelations.

Sam Black made an impression during the audition singing his own rendition of Rounaround Sue getting four yeses from the judges.

During bootcamp, he failed to impress and even proposed to his long time girlfriend and the mother of his kid.

On why Louis decided to asks Sam back – ‘Sam had a great reaction from the British public when his audition aired. So I re-watched it and realised we missed a trick not putting him through at Boot Camp.’

Some netizens are questioning the decision especially after one of the favorites Benji Matthews didn’t get a final seat in the Six Chair Challenge.

Do you think it’s fair for Sam to come back to the show?

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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

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

The Overs are always the least favorite of the judges to mentor despite three previous winners were from this category. This year, they are one of the strongest in my opinion with Matt Linnen and Berget Lewis leading the pack.

Matt Linnen is my top choice for the overs and my overall-second pick to win this season. He’s got everything going for him. He’s very good looking, has that raspy sexy voice and definitely has the X-factor. This isn’t his best performance because he looks awkward without a guitar and the way he’s flapping his hands and engaging the audience was a bit cringy but Nicole knows that he is her best chance to win the season.

Holland native Berget is arguably the best vocalist in the competition and without question, her seat is the most deserved. Don’t hate on me, I love Berget but I just don’t think she has a chance of winning this if I’m being honest.

After being ousted in favor of Loverine from the Philippines, the audience’ clamor to bring her back created an awkward moment for Nicole where she basically asked Loverine to give the seat back to her. I honestly don’t see Talia’s appeal. I’m sure she’s a nice girl but she’s one of the weakest singers in the competition in my opinion.

Tracy Leanne Jefford
I just loved her. Her voice kind of reminds me of Amy Winehouse transported back in time which is basically what Amy Winehouse is all about. She’s also inspiring like just what Nicole has mentioned.

French crooner Kevin Davy White is a really good vocalist but I still can’t figure out why I’m not getting his music – yet. He’s likable enough but he’s kind of boring.

Slavo Kalezic from Montenegro was the big upset of the night. I mean, I dont’ understand why he’s there in the first place.

videos and images courtesy of The X-Factor

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.

 

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 – 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?

image via telegraph.co.uk

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 – 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 4 Recap – The Best Auditions

Okay, so I’ll just be posting here whom I thought the best acts are in the last week of this season’s audition rounds. And I am telling you, this last batch collectively is the weakest but perhaps has the stronger ‘singer’ in the competition. Doesn’t mean he/she/they’ll win tho…okay, let me stop. I am refering ofcourse to Berget Lewis. She’s a star from the get go and has a phenomenal voice! She’s a well known soul singer from her “small country,” The Netherlands ad has released a couple of albums back in 2007 and 2013.

For her X Factor UK audition, she sung Prince’s Purple Rain and damn, mama took me to church!!!! Prince must be hella proud!

Then we have two cuties – both vying for Nicole’s attention lol! Brad Howard and Matt Linen. There’s no question that Matt Linnen is the strongest singer between them and he’d definitely move forward in the competition.

Then there’s Alisah Bonaobra – my homegirl who came all the way from here (The Philippines). She’s good but not the best in the competition if I may say so.

Who are your favorites from the last batch of auditions?

The X Factor UK 2017 – Week 3 Recap – The Best Auditions

I loved the third week of the auditions – there are a lot of potential winners and one of them is Irish brothers – Sean and Connor Price.

I thought they’re absolutely charistmatic! They have a great image, they’re very current and very likable. If they won’t be put in a “boyband,” I’m already guessing they’re going to make it till the end.

Gary Barker is equally likable like the twins and I’m really hoping that he’d make the live shows! His rendition of “A Change is Gonna Come” is nothing short of amazing!

Chloe Rose Moyle also came in to slay with that auto-filter in her head. LOL. Seriously though, she’s so likable and her voice is much better than Taylor Swift so that for me is fantastic!

The last one whom I thought delivered the most solid and heartfelt performance was Tracy Leanne Jefford! She looks absolutely amazing and her voice is just incredible! I’m totally rooting for her!

Who are your favorites so far?

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