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
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
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.
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:
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!
I’m still in shock. I just watched the rest of the performances tonight and I am still baffled why Alisah got the boot.
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. Uhm, Sharon – that was her moment? Were you even listening Miss O?
Not hating on anyone but if this was really a singing contest, we all know that Alisah won’t be going home tonight. Alas, it’s a popularity singing contest at the end of the day so there’ll be no second chance, not another wildcard for Alisah.
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!!!
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.
But the public has spoken and the Prize Fight winner is…
My Top to Bottom Performers of the Week
1. Kevin Davy White
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
Youtube videos and images courtesy of The X Factor UK
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.
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