The X Factor – The Top Ten Sing Top Ten
Tonight it was top ten hits for the top ten to sing and as per usual there were highlights and lowlights.
But what all the judges must have been wondering was when is Justin Standley going to be eliminated. Nice guy but his karaoke schtick just is not going to make him The X Factor.
Justin was up first singing Some Nights by fun. Mel B thought it was his best performance so far. Ronan said “said he has so much passion and energy”. Kudos has to be given to Ronan for being able to still be diplomatic even if the performance does not have much razzle in it.
The Collective were singing New Kids On The Block, The Right Stuff, which then morphed into Billie Jean by Michael Jackson. It again showed they were ticking the boxes on the boy band check list. Now What About Tonight are out of the way they just picked up a whole swag of voters.
Angel Tupai played the piano whilst performing Next To Me by Emili Sande. It ended up being a distraction for her and her vocals suffered a bit. Also all the vocal tangents were too much. However some voters love the singing theatrics and it does bring in votes.
Carmello was singing What Do Ya Want From Me by Adam Lambert. Strange song choice and it meant he tanked. He will be struggling to stay out of the bottom two tomorrow. Ronan did the “How did it feel for you?”, which is always code for “that was not good”. He also thought Carmello was not stepping up to the plate and Mel B gave him a thwack about him needing to focus. She was looking worried she might be losing another of her team.
Samantha Jade sang Everytime by Britney Spears. Her lower notes were a bit dodgy and some of her high notes were hard on the ears. Maybe she was bringing her vocals down to Britney’s level. As Ronan Keating said “You oversung it”.
Bella Ferraro sang Big Yellow Taxi by Joni Mitchell. It was a poppy little rendition and she put on some dance moves. She appeared to get a bit breathless towards the end of the song. The judges loved her voice, yes there were some beautiful moments but there were also some shaky bits. However they have to pimp her as she one of the few who has the potential to be a pop star. Also she is claiming in this week’s TV Week that she is being bullied by women over forty. So I will refrain from suggesting that her dress just needed a little bit longer.
Jason sang “Don’t Wanna Miss A Thing” by Aerosmith and it was one of his stronger performances. He could end up being Mel B’s last man standing something no one would have expected. He appears to have a solid fan base so should be safe this week.
Nathaniel Willemse sang Try A Little Tenderness by Otis Redding. It was a lovely rendition, however last week he was one of the stronger performers and he still landed in the bottom two. He does need points deducted for the crotch droop on the green jeans.
Shiane Hawke sang Christina Aguilera’s Beautiful. Hers was definitely one of the strongest vocals of the night, however it is still like a little girl standing on stage singing. It was interesting to hear she had some issues with speech articulation when she was younger and this explains why her pronunciation is not great at times.
Last but not least was Fortunate who showed The Collective they are not the only boy band in town. Their performance of Dedication To My Ex by Lloyd was probably the best performance of the night. Their moves were fantastic and the vocals matched.
My guess for bottom two this week are Carmello and Samantha Jade.
Who did you like tonight? And who do you think will be in the bottom two?