X Factor UK S12E03 – The Auditions

X Factor’s auditions continue.

The X Factor airs tonight at 8:15pm BST (9:15pm CEST, 3:15pm EDT, 12:15 noon PDT) on ITV 1 (75min). The Xtra Factor starts at 9:30pm BST on ITV 2 (60min).

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X Factor 2015 spoilers: Meet all of tonight’s contestants
The X Factor 2015 auditions continue tonight and we’ve got our usual spoiler-filled preview of all the contestants.

It’s Week 2 of auditions, the third episode of the series and tonight’s episode features ten wannabes hoping to make it through to bootcamp.

There’s soloists, groups, duos and even FIRE BREATHING as this year’s X Factor auditions continue to go all out.
Read more: TellyMix

PICTURES! All the pictures from tonight’s X Factor 2015 auditions
Here’s your first sneak peek at tonight’s X Factor 2015 auditions as try outs continue.

It’s week two of this year’s series and another batch of wannabes go before judges Cheryl Fernandez-Versini, Simon Cowell, Rita Ora and Nick Grimshaw.
Read more: TellyMix

FIRST LOOK: Simon Cowell gets a little hot under the collar as he receives raunchy dance from leather-clad singer Bupsi on The X Factor
He’s had some memorable auditions during his time as a judge on The X Factor.

But Simon Cowell might just meet his most unforgettable on Saturday night’s episode of the singing competition as the music mogul is treated to an erotic dance by wild contestant Bupsi.

Performing a power-house rendition of Tina Turner’s Rock Me Baby, the aspiring musician, who is clad in a patent midi-skirt and cut-out crop top, proceeds to move downstage to seemingly seduce the 55-year-old star.
Read more: Daily Mail

Welcome to week 2 of X Factor UK.

Jamie Benkert – 24 year old health care assistant from Southend, Olly Murs tribute act
Well, we are starting the episode with someone completely obsessed with Olly Murs. He sings original song “Dance All Night”. Simon is not impressed with the copycat. He asks for another song and Jamie sings Drake’s “Hold On We’re Going Home” and Mark Ronson’s “Uptown Funk”- The guy is a passable singer, but he doesn’t know how to perform to the crowd. Simon says NO, but the other three put him through.

Flaxen – Jordan Rhodes (25) and Steph Dobson (24) from Leeds
They are doing Rihanna’s “We Found Love”. They can’t sing. They also attempt eating fire. It’s a big NO.

Alien – Madison Matic (19), Temple Angus (24), Shae Barry (23), Natalie Kassanga (18), Yasmin Crotch (22) and Frank Arens (17), London
Simon is tired of various girlbands trying out and then these 6 girls come on stage. The look very edgy and popstar like. They also have plenty of personality. They perform “Pump It” by Black Eyed Peas. The judges are digging it. Standing ovation. Simon says the vocals were only okay, but they get 4 YESes.

Zen Blythe – 28 year old from Newcastle, theater usher and musician
He sings Bastille’s Pompeii”. Simon didn’t like it, but the other three judges put him through.

Danny Charles – 25 year old from Essex, unemployed
He sings Donny Hathaway’s “A Song For You”. Simon hates it. He says he doesn’t get him. The other three judges put him through.

Simon Lynch – 23 year old from Isle of Man, works for a marketing company. He started singing at the age of 16.
Will Simon like the young Simon? He sings Beyonce’s “If I Were A Boy”. Dumb song choice. But I think Mr Cowell will like his voice. Yup, standing ovation from Mr Grumpy. 4 YESes.

Shianne Phillips – 24 year old dental nurse from Swindon. She was born in Swindon, but spent 18 years living in Toronto, Canada before moving back to England. She’s been singing and performing since the age of 13. She was discovered on YouTube at the age of 19, but her record deal fell trough.
She sings Whitney Houston’s “I Have Nothing”. Eeek. She is no Whitney. Simon and Rita say NO, so it’s a NO.

Stephanie McCourt – 27 year old singer/songwriter from London. She’s been trying to break into the industry for a while. She sings Taylor Swift’s “Shake It Off”. Ehh, terrible song choice. Simon requests her second choice, which is Ella Fitzgerald’s “Summertime”. This is better. 4 YESes

Steven Johnson – 34 year old full time singer from Southend. He performs in a holiday park.
A candidate for the Stevi Ritchie slot. He sings James Brown’s “I Feel Good”. He is competent. He is through.

Nick Grimshaw leaves the panel to get some sleep before his morning show on BBC Radio 1.

Nicola Brown Bupsi – 37 year old full time singer from Leeds
Her first song choice is “All My Loving” by The Beatles. Bad song choice. Simon asks for another song choice… he wants something NASTY and it’s Tina Turner’s “Rock Me Baby”. A search on YouTube tells me Bupsi is a Tina Turner impersonator. And she is bringing the nasty. I really don’t think this is a superstar material. She gets 3 YESes.

This is it for tonight.

‘They’re the Spice Girls from Mars’: X Factor hopefuls Alien rocket through to boot camp after impressing the judges with memorable audition
Nick Grimshaw described hopeful X Factor girl group Alien as the ‘Spice Girls from Mars’ on Saturday night when they delivered a memorable performance.

And he wasn’t wrong, with the girl band impressing the judges with their rendition of Black Eyed Peas – Pump It, when they shook the stage with their daring image.

With all four judges up on their feet and host Olly Murs describing the band as ‘out of this world,’ the ladies received an unanimous ‘Yes’ from the panel, as they rocketed through to boot camp.
Read more: Daily Mail

Tearful new judge Rita Ora gets a cuddle from softie Simon Cowell as she breaks down over making tough X Factor call
X Factor’s new judge Rita Ora was reduced to tears on Saturday night when she was forced to cast the deciding vote on dental nurse Shianne Phillips’ future on the show.

But it was the most unlikely character who came to her rescue, as lead judge Simon Cowell was on hand with a supportive hug for the emotional pop star.

Rita – who joined this year’s panel along with Nick Grimshaw this year – was comforted by the 55-year-old when she sided with Simon and sent the hopeful home.
Read more: Daily Mail

No more tears: Saturday’s acts were so poor Simon Cowell was spared another public display of emotion and treated to some ‘nasty’ thrills instead, by Jim Shelley
The sight of Simon Cowell’s tearful, speechless, reaction to Josh Daniel’s version of Jealous at the end of last Sunday’s X Factor – and the public’s response to it – was nothing if not telling.

After more than a decade as the all-powerful, ruthless, king of television and pop music, ‘the dark lord’ had become human – or to put it another way, vulnerable.

Obviously, his emotions were wrapped up in the recent death of his mother and becoming a father for the first time in his mid 50s.

But the episode had a greater significance.
Read more: Daily Mail

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