With nine contestants remaining it’s really starting to get interesting, all the acts are having to up their game – the competition is getting tougher.
Louis described Mary as ‘the heart and soul of X Factor”. She has heart, she has soul and she gave a great performance of Can You Feel The Love Tonight – with her daughter in the audience and the love was palpable.
Matt, who, according to Dannii, is now called Matt ‘Cuddle’, gave another great performance singing Goodbye Yellow Brick Road, he keeps delivering great performances week after week.
To close the show Rebecca took on Elton’s most icon song – Candle in the Wind – and is was extraordinary. Louis said that they often save the best until last on X Factor and I have to say, on this, I agree with him. She gave superb performance, she looked stunning and accepted all of the judges comments with grace and humility. Backstage Simon said the best thing about her is that she doesn’t know how good she is…
As for the others, Cher didn’t have the normal fanfare – no dancers, no props and considerably less mascara, she sang a medley of Sorry Seems To Be The Hardest Word and Eminem. Aiden’s rendition of Rocket Man was, for me, unnerving to watch, he’s intense on stage and awkward off stage. Paije sang Crocodile Rock which caused ructions amongst the judges that seemed to over shadow his performance.
Katie’s song choice – Saturday Night’s Alright (For Fighting) – was perfect after the week she has had, to be fair she was a little swamped by the song but she put her heart and soul into it. I’m glad they decided to save her last week.
One Direction performed Something About The Way You Look Tonight, leaving Simon utterly convinced that they will be the first band to win X Factor. If the cheers from the crowd are anything to go by he could be right. The judges could barely be heard above the cheering and screaming. This group of five have previously been likened to the Beatles. The hysteria is certainly mounting.
And then there is Wagner (that is pronounced Varg-Ner Louis). He ‘sang’ an odd medley of I’m Still Standing and Circle Of Life. Dannii commented that ‘it’s just more talking than singing’ and Cheryl could say nothing more than ‘I do enjoy everything that goes on around you’.
The Results – Wagner received more ‘boos’ than I have ever heard on X Factor when it was announced that he was through to next week.
The two left in the sing-off were Katie and Aiden. Katie sang Christina Aguilera’s Save Me From Myself and it saved her. Aiden was sent home. I for one can’t wait to see the show next weekend!