This weekend we were once again glued to our TV screens with another two nights of the X Factor. Now on the second week of the live shows, we saw some fantastic performances – and some rather weak ones too unfortunately.
The night saw Matt Cardle (looking smart without his hat) singing ‘Just The Way You Are (Amazing)’, and Mary Byrne singing a perfect version of ‘You Don’t Have to Say You Love Me’ – both received standing ovations from the X Factor audience.
Katie Waissel won back some fans by toning down her performance and showing her true singing voice, whilst John Adeleye sang a note perfect and very emotional ‘A Song For You’. Paije Richardson and TreyC Cohen both sang with some beautiful soul in their voices, whilst rocker Storm Lee put on a big show singing ‘Born To Run’.
We also saw a shaky performance from Belle Amie – who weren’t helped by their VT showing them falling out about who was singing which lines. Aiden Grimshaw wasn’t happy with his own performance after he sang John Lennon’s ‘Jealous Guy’, saying he thought it was a ‘bit rubbish’. One Direction were all very happy boys when Cheryl Cole told them that she couldn’t get over how cute they are!
Diva Fever and Wagner Carrilho sang fun and upbeat songs in their usual flamboyant manners and Cher Lloyd put her unusual signature twist onto the classic ‘Hard Knock Life’. Shy Rebecca Ferguson really looked liked she was beginning to gain some confidence and looked stunning in her performance.
The live show on Sunday was kicked off with the finalists singing a fantastic version of Lady Gaga’s ‘Telephone’. We were then treated to live performances from previous X Factor contestant Diana Vickers singing her new single ‘My Wicked Heart’, followed by an energetic and dazzling show from Katy Perry singing her new single ‘Firework’.
Then it was time for the results. After a nail-biting wait the final three were down to Storm Lee, Belle Amie and Diva Fever. Simon Cowel looked non too pleased that he had two acts in the bottom three, especially after loosing one last week too.
The first to go with the lowest public vote was Storm Lee, he was understandably devastated as everyone could see how much he wanted to do well in the show.
So it was left to Belle Amie and Diva Fever to fight it out and sing for their lives. They both gave much better performances than in Saturday nights show but unfortunately one had to be voted out.
Louis Walsh gave the first vote to Diva Fever, shortly followed by Dannii Minogue choosing the same group. It was then down to Cheryl Cole and she chose Diva Fever too – meaning they were going home and saving Simon Cowell from having to make the decision between his own two acts.
So Storm Lee and Diva Fever are out and we say a sad ‘bye bye’ to them, and then there were twelve………..