X Factor UK Season 10: Episode 9 – Bootcamp

Or, as TPTB call this part of the show: The Six Seats Of Fate!

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Everything you need to know about Bootcamp

This Saturday and Sunday, The X Factor steps up a notch. And when we say ‘step’, we mean ‘giant leap’ and when we say ‘notch’ we mean a ‘whole new format’.

That’s right, the Judges will now be told their categories before entering the Bootcamp auditions. Which means they already have a vested interest in who gets through in each category. Ultimately, it’s up to each Judge to decide on which six contestants they will take through to Judges’ Houses.

Louis tells us: “It’s actually like a whole new show. The viewer is seeing exactly what we’re doing as we’re doing it. It’s very different.” So what should you expect?

Firstly, the Judges have to whittle down 100 contestants in each category to just 50. Which means half have to go. Members of each category will team up to sing in front of the panel – and there’ll be no beating around the bush here. If their vocals are not good enough, they will be instantly told to go home.

The second stage of Bootcamp takes place at the arena, where each contestant will sing their hearts out in front of an audience of 4,000. BUT there is a twist.

This year, there will be six seats waiting on stage for successful contestants – and it’s the job of Judges to fill all the seats for their category. If they liked the performance enough, the contestant gets a seat. If all six seats are filled, and the Judges loves another act, they can still put them through – but someone who already has a seat will have to go.

“It’s very stressful,” admits Louis. “You say to someone you’re putting them through to Judges’ Houses, and then you might have to take them from that seat and send them home.

“Each person is only as good as their last performance. It’s every contestant for themselves.”

Tense? Oh, it will be. Emotional? You will cry, shout, cheer. And the best bit? Sharon’s dog Bella makes a special appearance. Basically, it’s going to be one helluva weekend.

Tune in to Bootcamp tomorrow at 8.20pm and Sunday at 7.30pm to see who gets a seat and a place at Judges’ Houses.

Bootcamp is COMING!

Tamera Foster faces brand new Bootcamp

Sam Bailey wows the crowd at Bootcamp

The show starts at 8:20pm GMT (3:20pm ET).

100 acts made the bootcamp, divided in 4 categories. The producers call the judges and tell them which category they are going to mentor. Louis Walsh gets the boys, Sharon Osbourne the overs, Gary the groups and Nicole the girls. All mentors seem to be pleased with their assigned categories, only Gary is a little bit surprised.

First, the judges have to send 50 home. Only 50 of them will perform at the final challenge.

Gary sends home SeSe and the two guys, Nicole sends home Jeanette Akua and Rielle Carrington that will soon join SeSe in their new super girlband. This is all going very fast.

Stephanie Edwards sings “Fighter”, Nicole sends her home. Melanie McCabe and Amy Mottram are through.

Challenge 2: The 6 Seat Challenge!
The girls will perform first.

Karen Harding – “We Are Young” by .fun
It’s so-so, not a great arrangement. The judges give their opinions, but only Nicole’s opinion matters. Nicole likes her tone, but thinks it was a bad song choice. Karen gets to take a seat anyway.

Lydia Lucy – “For Once in my Life” by Stevie Wonder
Good performance, the audience loved it. Nicole tells her to take a seat.

Hannah Shears – “River Deep – Mountain High” by Ike & Tina Turner
Uhh, off key. Nicole sends her home.

Siana Shofield – “Wake Me Up” by Avicii
Going home.

Chrissie Rhodes – “Iris” by The Goo Goo Dolls
Going home.

Jade Rendle – “Alone” by Heart
Lacks passion. Going home.

Nicole goes backstage, she is pissed.

Tamera Foster – “Stay” by Rihanna
So bad parts, some good parts. Tamera is getting through anyway. She takes the third seat.

Relley Clarke – “Respect” by Aretha Franklin
Takes a seat.

Jade Richards – “Clown” by Emeli Sande

Sheena McHugh – “The One That Got Away” by Katy Perry
Nicole wants to send her home her home because she thinks X Factor is not the right platform for her, but then she tells her to take a seat anyway.

Hannah Barrett – “I’d Rather Go Blind” by Etta James
She wants this badly. Great performance. Standing ovation from the judges. Only 17! Nicole wants her in her TOP 6. She has to send one of the seated girls home. Sheena is gone.

Abi Alton – “I Wanna Dance With Somebody” by Whitney Houston
Plays piano. It’s okay. Interesting take on a song, but her voice is rather weak. Nicole decides she wants Abi in her TOP 6. Lydia Lucy is out. Too bad, IMO Lydia is better than Abi.

Melanie McCabe – “The One That Got Away” by Katy Perry
Melanie is crying before she starts singing. Poor girl. Sings beautifully. The crowd loves her, judges love her. Nicole wants her in her TOP 6. Karen Harding is gone.

Time for the overs.

Sam Bailey – “Clown” by Emeli Sande
Pretty good. The crowd loves it and Sharon obviously too. Standing ovation from the judges. Seat.

Souli Roots – “Man in the Mirror” by Michael Jackson
Joke act. Sharon sends her home.

Jayson Newland
Gets good comments from Nicole and Gary, Sharon sends him home.

Sabrina Rumikie

Joseph Whelan – “Iris” by The Goo Goo Dolls
This time her performs without a guitar. Sharon puts him through because she needs people.

And that’s it for tonight. Tomorrow’s show starts at 7:30pm.

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