The XFactor live shows returned and below is how I rated the performances. In a week where the good were exceptional and the poor were questionable, I felt overall the level of talent was very high.
1st – Che – Outstanding. Great vocal and was entertaining. Really set the standard.
2nd – Anton – Amazing. Sang a wonderful song beautifully. I think he arguably has the biggest connection already.
3rd – 4th Impact – Wonderful performance. Had the right mix of great vocals and excellent entertainment.
4th – Lauren – Opened the show really well and put in a solid vocal. Agree there was maybe too much going on but Im not adversed to a show by any means.
5th – Monica – Must be difficult having less time to prepare but did a decent job. Was not a massive fan of the song but good job regardless.
6th – Reggie and Bollie – Always a fan of entertainment. Not the best singers but good enough to balance their dancing and performing. Very current too.
7th – Max – Im really not sure on this one. In parts I thought yes in others no. I love his voice but maybe the seeming lack of charisma is an issue.
8th – Louisa – Potentially being over critical as I think she is superb but it didnt grip me the way I hoped.
9th – Seann – It just went horribly wrong for me. The vocals were great but it was very west end in my opinion. The outfit looked like a drag version of Cheryl.
10th – Kiera – I am gutted as I really liked her all the way until now. It just all seemed a bit boring.
11th – Bupsi – The fact that Simon feels he chose the wrong song speaks volumes. I agree completely with the judges it needed more “nasty”.
12th – Alien Uncovered – I am shocked how low down they are as its normally my sort of act, I just feel there is an attitude there I dont like. I feel they think they are better than they are. Im sure this will improve as weeks go on.
13th – Mason – Perhaps was feeling negative as I do not like the song but I agree with Rita when she suggested forgetting what’s happened at six chair and get on with it because this boy can really sing.