Some of these performances weren’t big band at all. What was up with that? The best performances tonight: Olly Murs, Lucie Jones and Danyl Johnson. John & Edward are in an entirely different category–so deliciously bad, they’re good. I hope they outlast some of the meh contestants like Lloyd Daniels.
What was your favorite performance tonight? If you can’t watch the show live, watch the videos after the jump.
Recap and Videos after the JUMP…
Olly Murs – “Bewitched” – I cannot lie. Olly is growing on me. He doesn’t have the best voice, but he’s been very entertaining the past two weeks. Tonight, he was fun to watch, and totally endearing. However, I could not stop thinking about Samantha Stevens and her twinkling nose. – VIDEO
Lloyd Daniels – “Fly Me To The Moon” – Hello phrasing? This kid needs a lot more experience before he’s ready for primetime. He’s only 16, so he’s still got time. – VIDEO
Miss Frank – “That’s Life” – Eep. The judges threw these three together into a group, and they’re having trouble gelling. OMG. The rapping? Just NO. Tonight was just painful – VIDEO
Rachel Adedeji – “Proud Mary” – Ok, how is “Proud Mary” big band? And could we get any more cliche? Rachel’s got a decent voice in there somewhere, but her song choices haven’t been great. Simon didn’t call her karaoke. He should have. – VIDEO
Jamie Archer – “Angel of Harlem” – A U2 song is big band? A very shouty performance, Jamie’s vocal limitations have come to light in the past few weeks. There was a controversy this week–Simon changed his song at the last minute. Apparently the two had a huge fight backstage. – VIDEO
Stacey Soloman – “When You Wish Upon a Star” – This is a little pitchy, dawg. Scratch that. It’s a lot pitchy. Ouch. Lulz at Simon’s WTF face. Stacey has a lot of potential. Big band just isn’t her thing. – VIDEO.
Danyl Johnson – “Feeling Good” – Best performance of the night, so far. Very soulful. And Danyl is easy on the eyes! Standing O from Simon – VIDEO
Lucie Jones – “My Funny Valentine – Finally, a song that isn’t too big for Lucie. Very nice. Well, except for the glory not that was out of her range. She’s really got a great tone. As long as she’s not oversing, she’s very good. Simon smack down from Louis! – VIDEO
John & Edward – “She Bangs” – Where is William Hung when you need him? Omg, these too are gloriously bad, so so bad. But good! They can’t sing, but they are so entertaining. I’m going to be sad when they’re eventually eliminated. – VIDEO
Joe McElderry – “Sway” – He’s no Mindy Doo, that’s for sure. The judges love this kid, but he’s lightweight. He’s the X Factor answer to David Archuleta, but Joe comes nowhere near Archie’s rich, velvety tone. Not getting it! – Video