X Factor UK Season 9: Week 8 Results


According to TV Guide, tonight’s show airs at 8:00pm BST (3:00pm EDT, 12:00pm PDT) on ITV1 (60min). The Xtra Factor airs at 09:00pm BST (60min) on ITV2.

Where to watch the show? If you are in the UK or can get UK IP, watch on ITV.com. Possible alternatives: TV Nutters, TVPC.com.

Please post working live feed links in the comments section below as you find them!

Bruno Mars and Rihanna perform on the X Factor tonight. And someone is going home. Lines are still open.

TOP 5 sing Coldplay’s “Viva La Vida”. It’s sausagefest.

It’s time for a recap. This will take forever.

Bruno Mars performs “Locked out of Heaven”. One Direction blocked this single from UK #1 last week. Bruno plugs in his upcoming album twice after the performance. LOL.

5 minute warning from Dermot.

Commercial break.

The lines are now closed.

Rihanna is next, performing “Diamonds”. She is actually pre-recorded. Dermot and the judges are still pretending that everything is live. She scored her 4th #1 in the UK today. We will see later this week if she gets her first #1 on Billboard 200.

Results after the break.

One Direction’s TalkTalk commercials, Olly Murs’ album commercial (out tomorrow) …

Before the results, we get a short recap of the 5 journeys. One is ending in about 20 minutes.

James Arthur
Christopher Maloney
Jahmene Douglas

Bottom 2:
Union J
Rylan Clark

I think this is the end of Rylan. He had a good run. I also think cruise ship singer Christopher Maloney is really topping the votes.

Rylan sings “Wires” by Athlete.

Union J sing “Run” by Snow Patrol.

Bye Bye Rylan!

Nicole sends home: Union J
Louis sends home: Rylan Clark
Gary sends home: Rylan Clark (And he is actually sad about it!)
Tulisa sends home: Rylan Clark

Going home: Rylan Clark

Rylan is a class act. He made this dull season bearable. :(

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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  • samuelgrant

    I think that Tulisa should go, get someone to fill her spot, replace Louis with Simon, hold auditions in the UK as well as the US, and just show this on Fox next fall. It is MUCH more entertaining.

  • Listening

    Here’s a good link.


  • davedpg

    Bye bye Rylan

  • shell29

    Bye Rylan, you had a good run.

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

    Can we declare Christopher the winner? lol

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

    It took the British until there were 5 people left to eliminate Rylan. 

    God bless America.

  • kcostell

    Sanjaya and Tim Urban lasted almost that long.  

  • Oldhag

    I’ll miss Rylan.  The sing-outs were really good.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_VCEZD3N6FHT6AVC6TG7VKTBONQ Raftrap

    This. Also that someone should be Cheryl. I just streamed the show, I needed to know, the UK X Factor is just really good, I can’t believe how they can’t translate all that great energy over this side. Great episode, Gary and Nicole were great as always. Union J did a great job singing for their lives, and Rylan will be missed (at least by me)

  • Mateja Praznik

     Louis is the last remaining X Factor judge, he isn’t going anywhere unless he decides to go himself. He has no plans to say forever, but I think he wants to do season 10.

    Gary is a bore, he should be replaced. They really should get Cheryl Cole back on the show. If they get her back, then I guess Nicole is done, even though she is actually doing great on XF UK. I also think Tulisa should be replaced.

    I just think they should de-americanise the US version a bit. Let Brian Friedman do his thing with the acts.

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

    I think Rylan could have at least outlasted Chris. And Tulisa could have used the same commentaries she used today about who has the most potential to sell records. Yes, I’m sure Rylan can sell much more records than Christopher. Seriously.

  • Mateja Praznik

     You should have seen season 7. That was brilliant.

  • bahogbugan_simj

    why is Jaymi stuck in a boring boyband?

    he sings better and sounds really good than any of the other acts left there (including his own boyband LOL)

    awww bye bye Rylan,  maybe Christopher should win this now just to put this show down into complete sh!tter

  • OffLeash

    Never watched the show or videos of the UK XF, but I might have to start watching the show too, if there are free online streaming available from the US. From all the comments and activity I see here, it sounds much more interesting than its US counterpart.

  • shell29

    I think they may keep Nicole but I’d guess Gary and Tulisa will be replaced next season.

  • bahogbugan_simj

     it’s more watchable than the current US version but this UK season is the weakest and most boring so far

    just look at the final four.  it made a joke act like Rylan look engaging and interesting

  • OffLeash

    I’ll wait for next season then LOL. 

    ETA: I’ll look for S7 videos if they’re available somewhere.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_VCEZD3N6FHT6AVC6TG7VKTBONQ Raftrap

    I actually did, when I watched the X Factor premiere on FOX, I just couldn’t stop watching Cheryl Cole, and I rewatched her parts on Youtube for the two episodes she appeared over and over again, eventually I read in the UK reviews that Cheryl was apparently really bad and was nothing like the Cheryl they had on the show back there, so I decided to watch her X Factor seasons (backwards, starting from 7), needless to say, I’m still waiting her return, she was made for reality TV, and the second she returns to either the UK or US X Factor I’ll watch every second of footage.

  • jewelsceo

    I agree!

  • Amber Alk

    The first 4 seasons sucked. Season 5,6 and 7 are the best.

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

    True, but at least Tim Urban had some good performances, and Sanjaya had one decent one.

  • Listening

    I’m actually glad Christopher wasn’t in the bottom b/c the judges / producers keep trying to sabotage him and treat him unfairly.  And that type of attitude get’s on my nerves. If he falls in the bottom let it be b/c of his performance not b/c others scheming.

    And another thing got really tired of people claiming they were giving rylan a pass on his vocals b/c he’s an entertainer. Is he truly, did he actually do anything or was it simply the staging/dancers behind him that was entertaining? He didn’t contribute anything. All he did was walk around in glittery outfits. He’s a nice guy but the staging/dancers is what was entertaining not him.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_VCEZD3N6FHT6AVC6TG7VKTBONQ Raftrap

    Watch the first two minutes and thirty seconds of 7, if you think that little clip is any better than the second season of X Factor then this show might be right up your street. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_0gEg9oEw20

  • Listening

    One more thing Rylan still deserves criticism even if his vocals are better than previous performances. It’s like as long as he’s not braying on the mic like a donkey you can’t admit his vocals are still bad.

    Once again nice guy but he can’t sing and his “entertainment ability” doesn’t compensate for the lack of vocal ability, it just doesn’t cut it for me.

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

    I’m going to miss Rylan; he is the fun factor.  He’ll be the best remembered act of this season for sure, aside from the eventual winner.

    If the production is going to continue to bash Christopher through the media and during the show; they’ll end up having him as the season winner!

  • OffLeash

    Thanks for the link! I was surprised to see the suggestions listed whole episodes of S7. I’ll probably give it a try, in spite of my extreme dislike for Simon. ;)

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

    I’m beginning to enjoy more and more of Jaymie @unionj:disqus  voice; that boy can blow

  • elliegrll

    I’m actually glad Christopher wasn’t in the bottom b/c the judges / producers keep trying to sabotage him and treat him unfairly.  And that type of attitude get’s on my nerves.

    I agree, and I’d be willing to bet that it’s part of the reason why Christopher is still on the show.  It’s just stupid for the judges to tell him that he’s too cabaret, but then not say the same thing to Ryland.  And the truth of the matter is that on this show and the US version, the over the top production makes every performer, no matter how good they are, come across like a cheesy low rent Vegas act.  I think that Slezak mentioned this on the show that he does with Melinda Doolittle, as he said, the criticism that Simon heaped on Demi for the stage production of some of her acts made no sense, since that’s pretty much the cornerstone of the show.  Ella was a great singer, but they had to give her the X Factor treatment, which mean that she often performed songs that weren’t in her style or range.  

    Getting back to Christopher, the show isn’t enjoyable, when it’s obvious that the judges are only saying some things because they want to ensure that an act is eliminated.  At that point, it doesn’t matter how good the performers are, because this type of behavior sucks a lot of the fun out of the show.  The same thing has happened on AI.   

  • jobeob987

     I so agree.  I’ve been tuning in these last several weeks just hoping he’d sing a little more each week.  He has a beautiful tone.

  • elliegrll

    He wasn’t even that entertaining.  His stage presence did get better as the season wore on, but at the beginning, except for his audition, he was just lazy.  His entire performances would just be about the dancers, lights, smoke, etc, and he wouldn’t do anything to sell the performances.  Maybe he was upset because he new that the staging made him look like a joke, and just highlighted the fact that he’s not a good singer.  It seemed like this was something that he had to address several times during the season, and he even gave an acoustic performance on the Xtra Factor in an attempt to show that he’s not as bad as his XF performances indicate.

  • shell29

    Uncle Simon and his minions will be pulling out all the stops to throw Chris under the bus before the finals.  He’s probably leading the pack in the votes and any producer shenanigans so far haven’t been enough to derail Chris’ chances.  Looking at the headlines Mateja just posted, it seems like plan B is already starting: try to dig up as much dirt on Chris as they can find and feed it to the tabloids.

    I think Chris’ performances are cheezy as all get out (and Gary may be to blame for that) but he doesn’t deserve the hate he’s getting from seemingly all sides.  It’s not his fault he’s been pulling in more votes than the chosen ones like Ella, Union J or James (who I like a lot).   I don’t want him to win because that will only make things worse for him.   

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

    Have you observed how the judges praise Jahmene, who has some creative vocals, more much more soulful than Chris, but has a style and a personality that aren’t marketable at all these days, just like Chris? that’s obviously because Jahmene work as an antidote against Chris. Maybe he’s the only one who has a chance to defeat Chris. He’s a lesser evil to a show that’s obsessed with marketability.

  • elliegrll

    to a show that’s obsessed with marketability.

    I was thinking about this this afternoon, and I had to laugh when so many people were tweeting how afraid Simon is that someone will win who can’t become an international superstar.  In the 8 completed seasons of this show only 1 winner can be labeled as achieving international success, and that pretty much faded after her first album.  

    Five of the eight winners no longer have their contracts, and most of those winners only released one album under their original contract.  In the past they’ve had several people who didn’t win, who sold better than those who did. In those cases Simon had no trouble with promoting those runners up more than he did the winners, so why is it suddenly a problem now.  Simon didn’t even have a problem with supporting someone like Cher Lloyd more than the winner, who actually sold more records than Cher did.  He never even pretended like he was invested in Matt Cardle.  

    But, despite all of that viewers and the producers are acting like the X Factor has this rich history of producing artists who can sell records all around the world.  I don’t even know where this view came from.

    Also, IMO, Jahmene’s style is no more relevant today than Chris’.  There’s an audience for both, but it would actually take effort to promote them to the right demo. 

  • http://www.facebook.com/tammyluebrecht Tammy Luebrecht

    I’m in the US so I completely forgot about the time difference and missed the results. Anyways, I guess I will never get the appeal of James, Christopher, or Jahmene. They all bore me to tears and at least 2 of them have no current musicality in their body. I will give it up for James though. At least he can twist ‘n turn a song to make it his own. Still don’t like him though. Now, on to the bottom 2…Rylan and Union J. Before either act sang, it was a no brainer who was going home. Rylan does not have the best voice but he sure does entertain. He was a lot of fun to watch this season. Union J, what can I say about them? For me, at least, they are everything that One Direction wasn’t while on the show. Union J actually can sing and are great in my opinion. They are actually more ready in my opinion than ID was at this point. Is it too soon for X Factor to crank out another boy band or can they coexist? Personally, I can’t wait to see what Union J comes up with after the show.

  • mitchellvii

    Truly amazing that a group like Union J ended in bottom 2, but then again, Samantha Jade was in bottom 2 over and over again despite remarkable performances and won in the end.  One Direction lost then went on to sell a kabillion records.

    The only other guy who will sell any records in this group is James Arthur.

  • Reflects On Life

    Union J is by far my fav this season, which has been otherwise so boring that I can’t get through any of the posted vids (except UJ & Ella), and that’s never happened to me before in years of watching reality singing show vids.

    But another key diff btwn UJ and 1D is that, even though they are of similar ages, 1D looks like boys whereas UJ looks like young men. Maybe it’s something about their styling (hair, makeup, clothes), but they’ll really have to “dumb down” UJs look if they want to market to the tweens.  OTOH UJ could have broader mass-market appeal as is, ala The Wanted or JLS. 

    Actually UJ’s wide-open sound, chiseled looks (makeup included), and stylized hair is a throwback to the ’80s Brit/Commonwealth singers, like George Michael or Tears for Fears, maybe even Rick Astley.  Unless the old adage of everything-old-is-new-again comes into play, they’ll want to grunge up their look and sound just a bit to be relevant in today’s marketplace.

  • tomr

    Have to say that I find the term “sausagefest” offensive.  We can find ways to critique without referencing body parts. It would be equally offensive if some derogatory term was used when only females remained.

  • samuelgrant

    However, Cher has sold many times more than what Matt did internationally. Also, Jahmene may not be more relevant than Chris, but he doesn’t have a strong group of people who DESPISE him, which tends to help.