The X Factor has reached a turning point – next week it’s time for the live shows. And during this week’s judges houses stage, not only did we get really jealous of the gorgeous houses, we found out which singers made the final few. Here’s the latest news from the four categories:
Gary And Cheryl – Over 28s
It’s good to see Cheryl on our TV screens again and she helped Gary Barlow put a strong group through in the over 28s category. Looking sophisticated in a smart dress, Cheryl assisted Gary to choose: Kye Sones (the former Chimney Sweep), Melanie Masson (the stunning Scottish singer) and Carolyne Poole (who almost made it last year)
Tulisa and Tinie Tempah – The Girls
Tulisa and her friend Tinie Tempah had a great location – St Lucia. The sunglasses and shorts were out in force! The pair had a real dillemma as the standard was so high but eventually chose: Lucy Spraggan (the guitarist who sang the Beer Song in auditions), Jade Ellis (the brave single mum) and Ella Henderson (the 16-year old schoolgirl)
Nicole and Ne-Yo – The Boys
The boys must have had the shock of their lives when Nicole sailed into Dubai harbour in a gorgeous white dress. This may be why she needed US chart-topper Ne-Yo as back-up to deflect any unwanted attention. They decided to put through: James Arthur (the spectacle wearing music geek), Jahmene Douglas (the super shy supermarket worker) and Rylan Clark (the dancer from Ibiza who cried so many tears when he found out he was through he could have filled a small lake).
Louis and Sharon – The Groups
Louis has a lot of experience with groups and his old friend Sharon Osbourne has a lot of experience in the music industry in general so the groups were under a lot of scrutiny in Las Vegas. After a bit of fighting between themselves, the pair announced their chosen few were: GMD3 (Greg, Mike and Dan), MK1 (the urban double act performing with one member with a broken leg) and Union J (a group as good-looking as 1 Direction). Seems letters are in when it comes to names of groups this year!
The extra twist this year is the public can vote on a wildcard so there are four more acts who could make it. Next week when the live shows start we might also see: Amy Mottram (the 16 year old Essex singer), Christopher Maloney (the adorably shy older singer from Liverpool), Adam Burridge (who Nicole praised for his vocal tone) and Times Red (the great looking group).
I cannot wait!
Love Zoe x