X Factor UK S12E13 – Judges’ Houses

Who is advancing to the live shows?

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Check out yesterday’s X Factor UK Headlines and more details here.

The judges’ houses is the last round of the X Factor before the live shows. At this point, each judge has 6 or 8 acts remaining in their category and they have to narrow those to their 3 or 4 picks for the live shows. Which acts are the best “packages” overall? Who is ready for the live shows? Who has the most potential to be a relevant recording artist? Who is going to bring in the votes and go far in the competition? Prepare yourself for rivers of tears.

The judges’ houses are usually completely pre-recorded. But this year, the judges will make their picks LIVE. Only the performances will be shown pre-recorded.

We are live from the X Factor studio. Caroline and Olly are hosting! TOP 24 are sitting on stage. The groups are introduced first and then Cheryl enters the studio. After a short awkward chat she joins her acts.

The boys are the next category to be introduced. Nick talks about Mason Noise.

The girls are the 3rd category to be introduced. Rita is happy that she in not the first …

The overs are the last category to be introduced. Simon enters, wearing his regular work attire. Simon grew a beard again. Simon jokes that he really wanted this category. Haha.

The groups are up first. All 6 groups have new names.

The groups traveled to Rome, Italy. The performances were filmed in a villa a few miles from Rome. Jess Glynne joined Cheryl.

4th IMPACT – Love The Way You Lie Pt. II (Rihanna)
Acoustic performance. A bit shaky. It’s nice to hear something different from 4th IMPACT. Cheryl is impressed by their vocals, but afraid if their act will get old by week 3 or week 4. That’s my problem with this group.

Alien Uncovered – Bad Girl (Usher)
They have choreography with chairs. I’m actually pretty impressed with this performance. Are those vocals really live? Cheryl and Jess loved them.

Melody Stone – Heaven (Emeli Sande)
It’s a current song choice, so the girls don’t do what they do best. I think they will be going home. And to be honest, it would be tough to market a gospel act to TOP 40. Cheryl asks: “Will they be buying their albums?”

BEKLN Mile – Lay Me Down (Sam Smith)
A decent cover. Not very exciting. Also, they are a gospel act too, so I’m not sure how marketable they are.

Reggie n Bollie – Twist & Shout (The Beatles)
They introduced themselves JEDWARD style. They make The Beatles song their own. They definitely have something special. Cheryl and Jess love the guys. Cheryl wants to put them through but she can only pick three acts.

New Kings Order – This I Promise You (‘N Sync)
One of the guys lost his voice. This was kinda boring. Jess wasn’t WOWed.

Three chairs are ready. The acts get a chance to speak before Cheryl picks her final 3.

Cheryl picks: 4th Impact, Alien Uncovered, Reggie n Bollie

Those three would be my picks, too. Well done. She eliminated 3 dated groups. 100% nailed it.

The Overs are next. Oh, Caroline explains that the mansions shown aren’t really owned by the judges.

Simon took the overs to the South of France. Simon’s guest judge is Louis Tomlinson from One Direction. You know, the guy who barely opened his mouth 5 years ago at Simon’s judges’ houses, but went on to become X Factor’s biggest success. Louis’ next ambition is to become the next Simon Cowell.

Jennifer Phillips – Drag Me Down (One Direction)
Well, good luck Jennifer with that song choice. She turns it into something barely recognizable. Lot’s of runs. Louis thinks she is captivating. He also loved the song choice. Haha.

Ebru Ellis – Photograph (Ed Sheeran)
Nice cover, but I’m not sure Ebru has what it takes for the live shows. I find this a bit boring. I just don’t see the star quality and her voice is not a match for the competition.

Nicole Bupsi Brown – Pony (Ginuwine)
Nice cover but Nicole is no Rihanna. Simon says Bupsi is really a nice girl. Louis is worried that she goes a bit cabaret sometimes.

Max Stone – Gangsta’s Paradise (Coolio)
He plays guitar. This is a very nice cover. He also nailed the vocals. Louis loved the performance and calls Max original and a stand out.

Kerrie-Anne Phillips – Best Of My Love (The Emotions)
Good cover, but it’s not standing out. Louis says she has a good voice, but there is nothing original about her.

Anton Stephans – Superstar (The Carpenters)
Simon sees somebody outside behind Anton. Simon thinks it’s a ghost. Anton sings with out a lot of back up. Great vocal.

The overs get one last chance to speak.

Simon’s picks: Nicole Bupsi Brown, Anton Stephans, Max Stone

Next: Nick Grimshaw and the boys!

Nick Grimshaw took his boys to BBC Radio 1 studio and then to a mansion in Cotswolds with a helicopter. They go jet skiing on a river/lake. There is also a nice mansion that serves as Nick’s fake house. Next morning, Mark Ronson joins Nick as a guest judge.

Seann Miley Moore – This Woman’s Work (Kate Bush)
He dedicates the song to his mother. He does great. Nick is afraid that Seann goes a bit cabaret sometimes.

Simon Lynch – Too Lost in You (Sugababes)
Nice song choice, but I’m not really feeling this. Nick feels his nerves. Nick loved him at 6 chairs, but apparently not this time.

Mason Noise – Lost Without You (Robin Thicke)
The bad boy is back and he feels the pressure. Nice acoustic cover.

Ben Clark – Yours (Ella Henderson)
Wow, a beautiful Ella Henderson cover. A bit boring, but still beautiful. Nick isn’t sure if people will enjoy this week in, week out. He also thinks Ben could get boring fast.

Che Chesterman – I Don’t Know Much, But I Know I Love You (Lionel Richie)
Fine vocals, but I’m a bit bored. Nick loves his voice, Mark is surprise that he sang the song in that key.

Josh Daniel – Style (Taylor Swift)
Ugh, bad song choice. This isn’t a great match for Josh. Vocally he is okay.
Mark wants him to break out of this smooth thing…

This is gonna be tough. Nick will make his picks tomorrow night.

Racy Rita Ora makes the most of her incredible legs in a red leather dress as she steals the limelight on X Factor live debut
Rita Ora was supposed to be taking a backseat as co-judges Cheryl Fernandez-Versini and Simon Cowell picked their finalists live on Saturday night’s show.

But the pop goddess certainly didn’t stay out of the limelight when she opted for a racy red leather dress to make her debut on X Factor’s first live show.

Rita was kicking back with glamorously clad hostess Caroline Flack who was setting the style bar equally high in a leggy green dress.
Read more: Daily Mail

Cheryl Fernandez-Versini means business in a monochrome suit as she and Simon Cowell announce their final three acts live on The X Factor
Tensions were higher than ever before on Saturday night’s The X Factor after a brand new format hit the stage.

In the first ever Judge’s Houses of its kind, the superstar two of the judging panel made their final choices in front of a live audience – in yet another twist in the ITV talent show’s new format.

Saturday night’s show saw seasoned judges Cheryl Fernandez Versini and Simon Cowell announce their finalists in the Groups and Overs categories respectively – as they made their choice in front of an arena filled with the friends and family of the contestants.
Read more: Daily Mail

‘I thought he was an a***hole’: Nick Grimshaw changes his opinion on ‘humbled’ X Factor contestant Mason Noise after stunning Judges’ House performance
He has been the most talked about contestant on this year’s The X Factor.

And judge Nick Grimshaw, who is charged with the Boys category this year, has been forced to eat his words about Mason Noise after telling Daily Star Online recently: ‘I thought he was an a***hole’.

It appears the 31-year-old Radio One DJ did a U-turn on Saturday night’s episode of the ITV show during the controversial hopeful’s impressive Judges’ Houses performance, following his controversial decision to bring the contestant back.
Read more: Daily Mail

Rita Ora cradles her pet pooch while Cheryl Fernandez-Versini shows off her legs in thigh-high boots as the judges leave the X Factor studios
It was an eventful evening that saw both Simon Cowell and Cheryl Fernandez-Versini select their final three acts.

And Rita Ora seemed relieved she wasn’t the one making the hard decisions just yet, flashing a big grin as she left The X Factor studios in London on Saturday evening in a racy red outfit.

The 24-year-old star was joined by fellow judge Cheryl as she made a speedy exit, clutching her adorable pet pooch Cher Bear in her arms.
Read more: Daily Mail

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