The X Factor – Another Cracker Audition Episode
The X Factor on its third night of auditions showed there is going to be enough talent for some good live shows. The only area they appear to be struggling is the over 25’s but this always the case.
First up was Angela from Launceston who at one stage looked like she could be a joke contestant due to her saying she lived in a block of flats and she practiced in the hallway. She seemed surprised the neighbours called the cops.
But she did a nice rendition of Hero by Mariah Carey and she got through to the over 25 group, but after a bit more of her gibbering I wondered whether it was really her singing the cops were called for.
William a bank clerk sang One Less Lonely Girl by Justine Beiber, it was a great audition and he improvised with a rap. The teen girls will love him.
There are lots of young boys this year with Julian the 16 year old was one guy wanting to make up the new “one direction” type band. I have to confess I thought he looked older then he was and was slightly embarrassed to think when he came on stage that he was cute.
When Jo and Christina of Good Question walked into the auditions the producers must have got very excited, they were two stunners. Christina was a Miss Universe contestant but could they really sing. I would be surprised if this pair doesn’t make it through to the live shows. The girls said the “opportunity for The X Factor came up”. Were they scouted? But who cares they look like they could actually sell records.
Matt Gresham a 23 year old reformed alcoholic must be given kudos for realising this so young. However he still must have a naughty side as he sang Bob Marley’s No Woman No Cry. He started off a tad dodgy probably due to nerves, but then managed to do an original rendition of the iconic reggae song. He was through. Guy Sebastian thought he was going to be an artist and would sell albums.
Jayanthy a 17 year old was the joke auditioner tonight, she sang Justin Bieber’s Baby Baby and she sounded like a cow giving birth. At least she got to meet her idol Ronan Keating, but I really don’t think these joke acts should be under 18. However in this case they did treat her sensitively.
Hayden from NZ is a young dad who works in a factory did an interesting version of Michael Jackson’s Billie Jean even though he did not hit all the notes there was some great tone there. And he make me keen to listen to him again always a good sign.
The X Factor is on SEVEN Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday at 7.30pm.