X Factor UK – The Judges Houses & The Top 12 is Chosen

Judge Louis Walsh said the X Factor UK spoilers were wrong? They weren’t.  Check out who made the  top 12 after the jump.

I can’t say I’m surprised.  The boys, mentored by Dannii Minogue were a very good group, and of the guys I heard, I could see anyone of them making the Top 12.  Pretty boy Aiden Grimshaw was a shoe-in.  I am mesmerized by Matt Cardle who managed to fully inhabit Beyonce’s “If I Were a Boy” and make it work.   Nicolo Fiesta impressed me more than he did at Boot Camp, but he still seems only skin deep to me.

Cheryl Cole’s group of girls were talented too, but I’m afraid both Katie Waissel and Cher Lloyd will flame out pretty quick under stress. Rebecca Ferguson is the girl to watch. Her performances have become stronger each go-around.  There’s a lot of controversy around the elimination of Gamu Nhengu, who was a favorite (and also at the center of the auto-tune controversy).  Cher and Katie choked at the houses.  Cher was sick, but she wasn’t handling it well.  Gamu (or Treyc Cohen) should have gone through, based soley on her performance in Ascot. But, hey, they’re casting a TV show. Gotta have some controversy, right?

The Over-28s were a joke. Poor Louis WalshSteven Hunter and Wagner Carillho were like the sort of American Idol joke contestant that doesn’t make it past the judges.  Mary Bryne is Susan Boyle part 2.  Storm Lee has a decent enough voice, but he’s so full of himself.  The Overs will probably be eliminated pretty quickly.  Only John Adeleye has talent to be taken seriously.  I don’t think he’ll best the talented crop of boys and girls this year.  The winner is going to come out of either Dannii or Cheryl’s group.

Speaking of Groups? Zzzzzz.   Simon Cowell put through the two super-groups of contestants he put together at Boot Camp.  The girls, Belle Amie, and the boys, 1 Direction sing like they just met a minute ago.  Oh yeah. They did.  FYD rounds out Simon’s picks, and I already forget what they sound like.

If one of your favorites didn’t make it, don’t worry. Reports claim that all 20 remaining contestants will be at the first live show next Saturday. Each mentor will pick one wild card.  Viewers will vote, and the winner will become the 13th contestant.

Join me next Saturday for the first live X Factor UK show.  I’ll be hunting down a live stream and posting it here, so we can all watch it together…

For more videos, check out last week’s list of the Top 32.

Videos after the JUMP…

Top 12

Rebecca Ferguson– AuditionBoot CampHouses
Cher Lloyd – AuditionBoot CampHouses
Katie Waissel – AuditionBoot CampHouses
Nicole Festa – AuditionBoot CampHouses
Aiden Grimshaw – AuditionBoot CampHouses
Matt Cardle – AuditionBoot CampHouses
Storm Lee– AuditionBoot CampHouses
John Adeleye – AuditionHouses
Mary Byrne – AuditionHouses
Belle Amie – Houses
One Direction – Houses
FYD – AuditionHouses

The Decision (Lots of tears!)

Dannii and Natalie – The Boys
Paige and Aiden
John, Karl, Tom and Nicolo
Matt and Marlon

Louis and Sharon – The Overs
Yuli and John
Elesha, Stephen, Storm and Justin
Mary and Wagner
One Direction and Princes and Rogues

Simon and Sinitta – The Groups
The Reason and FYD
Twem and Diva Fever
Husstle and Belle Amie

Cheryl and Will.i.am – The Girls
Rebecca and Anastacia
Gamu, Keri, Raquel and Katie
Treyc and Cher

The Judges Houses

Cheryl Cole and Will.i.am take the Girls (16-27) to Ascot
Raquel Thomas
Gamu Nhengu – Houses
Annastacia Baker
*Rebecca Ferguson – Houses
Treyc Cohen – Houses
*Katie Waissel – Houses
Keri Arrindell
*Cher Lloyd – Houses

Dannii Minogue and Natalie Imbruglia take the Boys (16-27) to Australia
Karl Brown
*Nicolo Festa – Houses
*Aidan Grimshaw – Houses
Paije Richardson – Houses
Marlon McKenzie
Tom Richards – Houses
John Wilding
*Matt Cardle – Houses

Louis Walsh and Sharon Osbourne take the Over 28s to Ireland
Wagner Carrilho – Houses
Justin Vanderhyde
Elesha Moses
*John Adeleye – Houses
*Storm Lee – Houses
Stephen Hunter – Houses
Yuli Miguel
*Mary Byrne – Houses

Simon Cowell and Sinitta  Take the Groups to Spain
**Belle Amie – Rebecca Creighton, Esther Campbell, Geneva Lane, Sophia Wardman – Houses
Husstle – Jessica Kozi, Carol Mounsey, Stacey Camps, Alana Mags, Sam Grierson
**1 Direction – Liam Payne (bootcamp), Louis Tomlinson, Niall Horan, Harry Styles and Zain Malik – Houses
Princes & Rogues – Cameron Neilson, Ashley Emerson, David Hodgson, Jonny Lloyd, Derek Clougher
The Reason – Marc Higgins, Nathan Rawlings, Glen Vine, Scott White
Twem – Medhi Beni Nouh, Samir Beni Nouh – Houses
Diva Fever – Josef Al-Smadi, Craig Saggers  – Houses
*FYD – Matt Newton, Jordan Gabriel, Kalvin LaMey, Ryan-Lee Seager, Alex Murdoch – Houses

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