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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…

Photos and Youtube videos from the X Factor.

 

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.

photos and videos from the X Factor Facebook and Twitter page.

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

Youtube videos from the X Factor UK

 

Alisah Bonaobra’s is the Girls Wildcard’s Winner on the X Factor! #XFactor

photo from the X Factor Facebook page.

Yes, Filipino singer Alisah Bonaobra definitely has the public on her side as she made a comeback on to the first live shows as the wildcard contestant for the girls category.

For the first live show, the Girls and the Boys categories were the first to performed.

Alisah performed an awe-inspiring rendition of the American Idol winning song of Jordin Sparks’ This Is My Now and man’ did she deliver! She fucking killed it!

Leon Mallett meanwhile was chosen as the wildcard for the boys.

Youtube video from the X Factor

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 8 Recap – Judges’ House – Overs Category #XFactor

Nicole had Stormzy to help her decide which three of the six acts will move on to the Live Shows.

1. Tracyleanne Jefford – You’ll Lose A Good Thing by Barbara Lynn (OST Hairspray)

I just loved her personality! She reminds me so much of Rebecca Ferguson but with more personality. As for her performance, I find it a bit off because her voice came out way too raspy unlike her other performances.

2. Talia Dean – Do You Really Want To Hurt Me? by Culture Club

I loved her song choice but let’s be real here. She’s the weakest singer in her category.

3. Matt Linnen – Everybody’s Free by Rozalla

Ugh. Too sexy. And that Rozalla’s song is total perfection for his voice! What a really great song choice! But he’s really awkward without his guitar yeah? He’s still my winner from this group and in my top 2 along with Sean & Connor Price.

4. Slavko Kalezic – On The Floor by Jennifer Lopez

Feisty! Crazy! Werk it! Slavko fucking killed his performance. I don’t think it’s enough to merit him a ticket to the live show but he’s so freaking entertaining.

5. Berget Lewis – Clarity by Zedd feat Foxes.

Poor Berget was a disaster! She was too emotional and I think she was pressured to deliver. Unfortunately, this was the most crucial stage pre-live shows and she disappoint big time.

6. Kevin Davy White – Puzzle of My Heart (Original)

Don’t you just love his accent? His original is really beautiful and he gave a really beautiful performance. Gosh, those vocals are so on point!

The Top 3 Acts who made it through the live shows are: Matt Linnen, Kevin Davy White, Tracyleanne Jefford

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

I’m not worried about Louis’ category. After the weekend, I am fairly sure that they are the weakest category. Ugh. I have to apologize to the girls because I keep on yapping on how they are the weakest prior to the judges’ house episodes. The super cute Mika helped Louis picked his top 3!

Aidan Martin – One Last Time by Ariana Grande

He’s a really good singer but he’s a bit dated for me. Not sure about the guy.

Sam Black – Hard To Handle by Otis Redding

I still believe it’s unfair for him to go through this stage without battling it out in the Six Chair Challenge. Ugh. And no, I didn’t like his performance here. I was cringing watching it.

Leon Mallett – Dreams by Gabrielle

What the hell is Leon thinking choosing this song? No, just no.

Jack Mason – Clown by Emeli Sandes

I absolutely loved Jack’s song choice and he sounds absolutely divine! Let’s be honest, they chose the other guys because of their looks. Ugh. Louis!

Spencer Sutherland – Wasted Time (Original)

Spencer is full sex appeal. Just pure sex appeal. I do think he’s the strongest in this category.

Lloyd Macey – How Far I’ll Go by Auli’i Cravalho

What a clever choice! I loved this song from Moana and this just fit Lloyd’s voice perfectly!!!

Louis’ Top 3 Boys are: Lloyd, Sam and Spencer!

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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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