X Factor UK Season 9: Week 5 Results


I think it’s pretty clear now that TPTB think there is a place for only one boyband on XF UK and that boyband is not District3. They were given a bland song choice last night and their performance just had too much dancing and jumping going on. It was clear that everything (song choice, choreography, etc) was wrong for them. If they land in the bottom 2 tonight, they are likely going home. However, it’s possible that bad comments from the panel made their fangirls vote harder. So, who knows.
Union J were in the bottom last week, so that likely means their fanbase is alert.

Jahmene Douglas and Chris Maloney pretty much hit all the notes last tonight. They both had big songs. I don’t think they have a lot of potential for recording career, especially not Chris. He is dated and very cheesy. True cruise ship act. Jahmene is just boring and lacks a bit of originality, IMO. I’m afraid he is this year’s Joe McElderry/Marcus Collins. He is likeable and can sing, but I’m afraid he doesn’t have much of a chance to make after the show. But I expect that grandmas will vote for Jahmene.

James Arthur is getting the “true artist” edit. He is basically a rapping WGWG that often sounds constipated and in pain. I think he is trying to project “passion for music” with this act, but is he believable? He gives me the Matt Cardle vibes. I’m not sure if the voters like James’ rapping.

Kye Sones is trying, but his performances are just so-so for me. I think his song choice last night was a bit obscure, so he could be in trouble tonight.
Rylan Clark is a joke act, but the joke is coming to an end.

AdELLA is the only female in the competition left. She is like mini Adele and I think that’s her problem. Ella is talented and Adele is great, but do we really need Adele 2.0? I feel like TPTB are not even trying to hide that Ella is basically the mini version of Adele. Ella’s singing technique is improving and her voice can be really beautiful… But she is straining on the high notes “Firework” pushed her to her limits last night.

TOP 3 finalists: Jahmene, James, Ella
Bottom 2 candidates: District3, Rylan Clark, Kye Sones
Disposable list (who TPTB would like to get rid of ASAP): District3, Kye Sones, Chris Maloney

Rita Ora and No Doubt are performing tonight. The show starts at 8pm GMT (3pm EDT).

We start the show with cold opening. Oh, the show still claims that last night’s theme was Number 1s?

As always, the voice-over guy intruduces Dermot and the judges. The voting lines are still open.

Time for the group song! It’s Owl City’s and Carly Rae Jepsen’s hit, “Good Time”. It’s a mess. It’s also a sausage-fest. Ella is the only girl left, lost in the sea of dudes.

Time for a recap. Last night, TPTB only posted videos of 6 performances from the show. Union J’s and District3’s performances were missing. Distric3’s performance was posted in the morning and it looks like Union J’s performance won’t be posted at all. It looks like they have copyright problems. Boys changed some lyrics of their song (Love Story). The performance isn’t available on iTunes either.

Next, it’s time for the first guest performance and it’s this year’s guest judge Rita Ora. She is signed to Jay-Z’s label and sings Rihanna’s rejects. She had 3 #1 singles in the UK this year and her album went to #1. She is performing “Shine Ya Light” tonight.

5 minute warning from Dermot. No Doubt are performing after the break. ITV’s Player is working for me flawlessly tonight. Ah, Little Mix’s current single “DNA” is featured in Talk Talk’s commercial? Smart. “DNA” is out next week in the UK. Girls did some promo in Australia recently, so hopefully they get worldwide launch.

We are back and the voting lines are now closed.

No Doubt are performing “Looking Hot”. They released music video for this song a couple of days ago and then they withdrew it. Personally I didn’t have a chance to see it. Hopefully the video is still floating around somewhere. Anyway, No Doubt chat with Dermot after their performance. They loved James Arthur’s performance of “Don’t Speak”. Well, it’s not like we expected them to say he sucked?

Results after the break.

Union J
Jahmene Douglas
Christopher Maloney
James Arthur
Ella Henderson

Bottom 2:
Kye Sones
Rylan Clark

WOHO. Boybands both survived and this is going to be interesting. It’s Kye vs. Rylan. I suspected District3 got through when Union J were the first announced safe.

Rylan Clark sings “Kissing You” by Des’ree. And he even hits some nice notes? The crowd is cheering him on. Well done, Rylan.

Kye Sones sings Jason Mraz’s “I Won’t Give Up”. His best vocal performance on the show?

Nicole sends home: Kye Sones
Gary sends home: Rylan Clark
Louis sends home: Rylan Clark
Tulisa sends home: Kye Sones

DEADLOCK! Good job Tulisa. Rylan survives to sing another week, 100%.

Going home: Kye Sones!

Nicole still has 3 acts, Louis has 2 and Tulisa and Gary each have 1.

Next week’s theme: The Best of Britain
Next week’s fantastic line-up for Sunday: Ed Sheeran, Little Mix and One Direction

One Direction will be in the USA next Sunday, I hear they pre-recorded their performance.

Mateja Praznik

I study law at the Faculty of Law in Ljubljana, Slovenia. In my free time I like to read books, watch TV and listen to music. I'm also a huge cat lover and I own 5 cats and a dog.
I cover X Factor UK for MJsBigBlog.com.

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  • Listening

    Here’s the link i’m using, it’s working great.

  • shell29
  • JoeDaniels2

    Oh, by the way, Robbie Williams’ Candy has gone #1 in the UK; so his X Factor performance paid off. 

  • WestiesRule

    This season is just plain sad.

  • shell29

    Is it finally Rylan’s week to go?  Hmm…

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/XDQP2Y46M5B3OHOKALDDGDHQCM Leandro

    The only fun this season is during results show. Gary’s reaction if the judges decide to save Rylan will be priceless.

  • shell29

    I almost want to see Rylan stay just for Gary’s reaction.

  • http://twitter.com/HighTensions Jake Williams

    Go Rylan! Destroy these boring fodders.

  • elliegrll

    This is pretty much why nobody takes the X Factor seriously.  

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/XDQP2Y46M5B3OHOKALDDGDHQCM Leandro

    Tulisa is going to smoke a sweet cigarette after the show.

  • http://twitter.com/desireechick Kesia Monteith

    I can only get through vids by James, Jaheme, and Ella, and even they weren’t anything special. I think I checked out some other act, but I forgot. LOL

  • shell29

    Gary held it together pretty well.  Sorry for Kye-he won that sing off but the public wants Rylan more.  Sad.

  • jr8809

    This is a joke, Rylan isn’t really entertaining at all, seriously he’s not.

  • Mateja Praznik

     oh yes, as a title on DS forum says: “Fag Ash Breath, The Revenge”

  • http://twitter.com/eric_ascher Eric Ascher

    That was pathetic. If James, Jahmene, or Ella go home before Rylan not only do I quit X Factor UK I quit singing competitions like X Factor in general. Kye should have made the semi-final, no question. The fact that he didn’t and RYLAN stayed is absolute craziness.

  • Mateja Praznik

    When Louis sent Rylan home, I was worried for a second, but then Tulisa did her job. :)

  • http://twitter.com/eric_ascher Eric Ascher

    And I just lost every last bit of respect I have for Tulisa.

  • http://twitter.com/eric_ascher Eric Ascher

    I don’t agree with that. I believe that Rylan is wanted as a joke, people who vote for him don’t give a crap if X Factor survives. People who voted for Kye genuinely liked him.

  • http://twitter.com/desireechick Kesia Monteith

    Yeah, I just remembered Kye as the other one I have seen his vid performance on, but that’s the thing, he’s deeply forgettable. 

  • Listening

    Rylan’s not entertaining that’s just an excuse the other judges use to get rid of the competition. But Kye is boring to me and isn’t authentic, he’s a poser rocker. He thinks he’s better than he actually is, he’s often had shaky vocals. Anyway I don’t like Kye so it’s fine that he’s gone.

  • shell29

    No has really wowed me from this bunch.  I didn’t think Jahmene was as great as the judges thought.  He can sing but I agree with Mateja I can’t see him becoming a big star.  I’m not so sure about Ella either (maybe?).  Based on the singoff alone I would have kept Kye over Rylan but I agree that he’s not very memorable.

  • elliegrll

    I’ll agree that he’s forgettable.   If he’d held on a little longer, maybe he would have gotten the label as the most improved, but his lack of screentime coming into the live rounds was always going to be a problem.

  • Listening

    Oh one more thing sometimes I think the judges are told to keep a joke act in to create controversy which would get the show talked about. For instance when Louis had a hard time picking between Carolynn Pool and Rylan I think he truly wanted to save Carolynn but the producers told him to take it to deadlock.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/XDQP2Y46M5B3OHOKALDDGDHQCM Leandro

    “Oh one more thing sometimes I think the judges are told to keep a joke act in to create controversy which would get the show talked about.”

    Do you still have any doubt?? LOL ;)

  • phil2501

    I honestly can’t tell the boys in Union J apart aside from the one with curly hair.  I’ve tried and tried to pick them out from video to video but I can’t.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/5HGXDY5SA4QJRME7OQJXRJYE4M James M.

    Lol this show has gone beyond being a joke.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_NDYOWBIIPZU6PBRHGOPT2ZZJXQ sweetmm

    Kye will never going to win so its no big lost that he is out; I need Rylan to stay for the fun factor :)

  • Amber Alk

    I loved Kye and thinks he has a beautiful tone but I agree with the people who say he is forgettable. I love James,Jahmene and Ella. If all three make it I don’t really care who wins. Though I think James or Ella are ready to record IMO

  • http://twitter.com/toastyred Sara Traynor

    I much much prefer Rylan to Kye.  Kye just doesn’t interest me.  I feel bad for the guy since his voice isn’t terrible but he is lacking in charisma. 

  • springboard2

    Wow, Rylan can sing! how stitched up has he been so far!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Listening

    Ummm it’s funny how the judges and the panel that was on xtra factor think Rylan can sing simply b/c he performed better vocally than other times  um nope he still can’t sing he just didn’t sound as horrible as usual. He’s still bad. He sounded affected singing in that higher pitched voice. It was weird.

  • Listening

    Anywho I don’t care who Rylan Knocks out of the competition as long as it’s not Union J or James Arthur.

    But to be honest I actually think it’s the last week for Rylan if he lands in the bottom w/ anybody else besides Chris. Hmm well w/ District 3 it would go to deadlock. Gary and Louis would vote to save District 3. Although Gary has felt District 3 has lost their spark lately he hates Rylan’s performances.  Nicole and Tulisa would vote for Rylan. Tulisa b/c she says Rylan entertains her and is fun and she’s been finding fault w/ District 3 lately as well. I’m pretty sure public vote would then keep the boy band safe.

  • Karen C

    I’m disappointed in these results. Kye was my favorite of the contestants.  He should have at least outlasted Ryland.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/5HGXDY5SA4QJRME7OQJXRJYE4M James M.

    Gary should just quit the show, but not before leaking a Tulisa/Nicole sex tape.