X Factor UK S12E23 – Week 5 – Jukebox

5 acts, 10 performances.

The X Factor airs tonight at 8:00pm GMT (9:00pm CET, 3:00pm EDT, 12:00am PDT) on ITV 1 (105min).

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Song list for tonight!

The TOP 5 sing two songs each tonight. One song was chosen by the public and the other by their mentor.

Last season Simon had two overs in the TOP 2, this season his last over went out 6th. No wonder why he didn’t want to mentor the overs this year. It was full of hopeless cases as the contestants that would be younger overs (aged 25-27) were assigned to the girls and boys categories.

Wait, is Caroline Flack wearing her nightgown tonight?

The final is in two weeks! The judges arrive with their acts. Simon enters completely alone to “All By Myself”. Hahaha. He says he is now the only impartial judge on the panel and he will rank the contestants after the first performance.

Louisa Johnson – Love Yourself – Justin Bieber (chosen by the public on Twitter)

This is an album track from Justin Bieber. It was written by Ed Sheeran and it’s currently #2 on the UK Single’s chart.
Louisa has a band in the back, but otherwise the arrangement is kinda acoustic.
Cheryl loved the song choice and the performance. Simon says she looks a bit tense and Louisa says she is unwell. She does sound a bit rough. Ugh.
Nick agrees with Cheryl. Rita defends the acoustic arrangement.

4th Impact – I’ll Be There – Jackson 5 (chosen by the public on Twitter)

They sang this song previously on a Korean TV show as a duet with another contestant. The girls visit Grimmy on BBC Radio 1 and the embassy of the Philippines.
This sounds better than that duet performance. Lot’s of runs.
Simon didn’t like the song choice, identical dresses and flowers in the background, but he loved the vocals. Nick also complimented the vocals. Rita loved their sisterly connection. Cheryl is proud of her girls.

Reggie ‘N’ Bollie – Watch Me (Whip/Nae Nae) – Silentó (chosen by the public on Twitter)

They don’t know the dance, but their kids do. They also get some tips from Fleur East. Their kids will be on stage tonight. Awwww.
They get a huge dance number. The song isn’t really challenging vocally. It’s the usual Reggie’N Bollie number. Even Cheryl joins them on stage!
Simon loved the song choice, but didn’t like the ending. Nick says people love the duo. Rita says they are credible recording artists and contenders to win the show.

Lauren Murray – Firestone – Kygo ft. Conrad Sewell (chosen by the public on Twitter)

Lauren and Louisa wen to Winter Wonderland together.
Lauren gets the tunnel special effect. She is performing on the balcony above the audience, just like Louisa last week. The song isn’t a great fit for her, but that’s just my opinion. She does the best she can with it.
Cheryl says the performance looked sensational. She says the first past was a bit iffy. Simon says this was totally the wrong song choice for Lauren. Nick says Lauren can sing anything, even though he wouldn’t pick that song for Lauren. Rita says Lauren’s voice was pure like water.

Ché Chesterman – Hello – Adele (chosen by the public on Twitter)

Che is performing Adele’s latest hit. BIG SONG. NO PRESSURE!
He gets a pianist on stage. He starts the song and then … I don’t know what’s up with that arrangement. He sounds like he is sedated. They did take a lot of freedom with that arrangement, I must say. When he finally hits the chorus, he sounds ummm… At least he is trying. His voice lacks the grit to really pull this off.
Rita congratulates him for pulling off the performance after he lost it.. Ugh, so that messed up part before the chorus wasn’t planned, Che did mess up!!! He messed up the biggest song in the world right now. That should have been a standout performance and it was a complete mess. UPS. Simon says it was a killer song, but he lost his way. Simon totally kills Che with his comments…. Nick defends Che the best he can.

The voting is now open! We get a shot recap.

Simon’s ranks:
1. Reggie N Bollie
2. Louisa Johnson
3. 4th Impact
4. Lauren Murray
5. Che Chesterman

4th Impact – Rich Girl/Fancy – Gwen Stefani & Eve VS Iggy Azalea & Charli XCX (chosen by Cheryl)

They want to show Simon who is who in the group. They have lot’s of support in their home country. TPTB want to show the British public that they are foreign.
The girls turn into dolls … in doll boxes of different colors with the names. The girls sing and rap. Will that please the voting demo?
Simon is finally pleased that the girls showed their personalities. He even knows their names. Nick points out their names are written on the boxes. Rita didn’t like the boxes or the styling, but liked the vocals. Cheryl says this was an absolute slam dunk.

Che Chesterman – Try A Little Tenderness – Otis Redding (chosen by Nick)

Che meets his dad. Che isn’t sure about this song choice. Soundcheck 24 hours before the performance and Che is still struggling. YIKES.
White and black staging. Che sounds lovely and pleasant, but a bit boring. At least he is not messing up this performance!
Rita says Che literally came back and did a great job. Cheryl says that was like a night and day. Simon says Che came back and delivered. Nick says it’s funny that he was struggling all week with this song but then ended up messing up the other song.

Lauren Murray – You Don’t Own Me – Grace ft. G-Eazy (chosen by Rita)

The song is just now turning into a hit in the UK. It’s also featured in the commercial.
Lauren sounds amazing on this song. I don’t love the hotel staging, though.
Cheryl loved the performance. Simon says it was in a different league. He says he song is one of the best released this year and she sang it flawlessly. Nick also loved it. Rita says she loves Lauren.

Reggie ‘N’ Bollie – Dynamite – Taio Cruz (chosen by Cheryl)

This was one of the biggest hits of 2010. They get to perform with Fuse ODG at London’s O2 Arena.
They enter through the tunnel from the site. This song requires a bit of sing and I think it exposes their weak vocals a bit. It’s another fun number with dancers. NOt as good as the first performance.
Simon says they are turning into artists. Nick says they turned into national treasures. Rita says the vocals weren’t great, but they have everything they need to succeed in the industry.

Lauren Johnson – Jealous – Labrinth (chosen by Rita)

Josh Daniel had a moment with this song during the audition round. Rita says Louisa needs to find something “real”.
Louisa stands to the side of the strange and serves the best vocals she can with the sore throat.
Cheryl says Louisa smashed it. Simon says the song was in a completely different league. Simon says he has a feeling that she is very, very special and one of the best we’ve ever had. Nick also loved the performance and says the illness actually quite worked for this song. Rita says Louisa is a superstar. Louisa talks to Olly and Caroline and she really sounds rough.

Olly and Caroline repeat the voting numbers. We get a a reminder of the last round of performances.

Tomorrow, TOP 5 become the TOP 4. Carrie Underwood and Sigma feat. Rita Ora perform.

Hello…awkward silence! X Factor’s Che Chesterman faces the wrath of Simon Cowell after fluffing Adele smash-hit
He found himself in the bottom two, last week.

And, clearly, it affected Che Chesterman’s confidence – as proved when he took to the stage on Saturday’s episode of the X Factor.

The 19 year-old was left looking devastated when he fluffed his lines to Adele’s Hello.
Read more: Daily Mail

‘I’ll get high-waisted trousers and you can wear them every week’: Nick Grimshaw uses X Factor’s Che to make barbed comment about Simon Cowell’s dress sense
He only has one act left in the competition.

And, clearly, Nick Grimshaw is determined not to let Che Chesterman go without a fight – as he proved when he stood up for him against Simon Cowell.

The Radio 1 DJ got personal with the music mogul after he trashed the 19 year-old’s dress sense.
Read more: Daily Mail

‘Singing with a sore throat isn’t easy’: Rita Ora leaps to defend Louisa Johnson after Simon Cowell slams her for ‘tense’ X Factor performance
She is touted as the favouite to win.

But Louisa Johnson suffered an underwhelming start to X Factor on Saturday – as proven by the lukewarm response from Simon Cowell.

The blonde wannabe was left looking crestfallen after her rendition of Justin Bieber’s Love Yourself fell flat as part of the show’s jukebox weekend.
Read more: Daily Mail

Red Hot Right Now! Rita Ora flashes her assets in a daring jumpsuit with a plunging neckline as she cheers on her remaining girls on the X Factor
She never fails to bring the wow factor to Saturday nights.

And for this weekend’s X Factor, Rita Ora pulled off her most daring look left, strutting onto the stage in a red jumpsuit with a seriously low neckline.

The judge, who is mentoring the Girls category, looked sensational in the racy number as she cheered on her remaining acts, Louisa Johnson and Lauren Murray.
Read more: Daily Mail

‘She’s like the drunk aunt at the wedding’: Cheryl Fernandez-Versini blasted by viewers of The X Factor after dancing with act Reggie and Bollie on stage
She couldn’t wipe the smile from her face when she got on stage to dance with her sprightly act Reggie and Bollie during Saturday night’s The X Factor.

But while she might have been have been having the time of her life on stage, Cheryl Fernandez-Versini has come under fire for crashing her contestants’ performance, with many slamming her for stealing her acts thunder.

The duo had the studio audience out of their seats as they performed Taio Cruz’s Dynamite, but once the music mixed into Fuse ODG’s Azonto it was Cheryl also raised from her chair on the judging panel, even going as far as to join the boys’ performance.
Read more: Daily Mail

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