The audition stages of the X Factor are just brilliant! The second episode of the year did not disappoint as there was drama from beginning to end. Some of the auditions were shockingly bad, but the ones that earned yeses from the judges showed off unique talent with many of them playing the guitar to accompany their strong voices. I reckon a few of them are in the running for possible wins. The standard is so high!
The highlights from this week’s episode were:
The Hot Right Now singer was a guest judge at the London auditions and dressed in white and gold and showed she was more than hot – she’s on fire! A few of the contestants sang Rita’s song, with mixed levels of success, but when one of them got it right she was moved to tears. Bless! A white jacket and a white sleeveless top like the Lipsy chiffon embellished blouse made sure she got a lot of TV time.
The chimney sweep blew away the judges with his version of Rita Ora’s R.I.P and she was clearly impressed. But Kye also has the backing of other celebs as he is very good friends with Very’s own Fearne Cotton. During the show she tweeted she was so proud of her ‘bezzie’ Kye. There’s a good chance this one could sweep his way to the top of the charts!
Lucy sang a tune about Beer Fear that she’d written herself, about how she feels the morning after a big night out. Not only did it have the judges getting together to shout Yes, it had the audience on their feet, shouting ‘more, more’ and in want of an encore. She reminds me of a lesser confident Lily Allen and her raw talent is utterly captivating.
There were tears all round as James Arthur sang an acoustic version of Tulisa’s Young. His parents had not spoken since he was young but they both came to see him get four yeses from the judges and a standing ovation. Gary Barlow told him to ‘never change’. What a life–changing moment!
I can’t wait for more audition stories next weekend. Let the drama continue…
Love Zoe x