With just seven acts left, this year’s X Factor is definitely hotting up, and with some spicy songs and angelic acts on tonight’s sixth Live Show, things are certainly getting exciting!
First up to perform was Christopher Maloney, who was hoping to impress the judges with a rousing rendition of Elton John’s I’m Still Standing.
Surrounded by backing dancers the Scouser belted out the hit, but the judges were quick to put Christopher down, with Tulisa and Louis Walsh telling him that he’s the ‘karaoke king’.
Tulisa was equally unimpressed and told Christopher that he’s boring. Not really what he wanted to hear!
Next up was Jahmene Douglas, whose epic rendition of Robbie Williams hit Angels left the judges stunned and saw the delighted singer getting praise heaped upon his head.
“If you’re going to take an old school classic and do it in this day and age that’s the way you do it,” Tulisa told the delighted singer.
“I love the fact you’re a perfectionist and that’s why you’ve got where you are today. I completely think that you could absolutely rip up the music industry.”
Gary Barlow also loved the performance and said: “It was absolutely incredible. The key to your success in this competition is simplicity. Great vocal performance again, well done.”
Nicole Scherzinger looked emotional during Jahmene’s performance, and when District3 came on stage to sing Eric Clapton’s Tears in Heaven, she couldn’t stop the tears from falling and told the band: “I love that song. Beautiful harmonies, Good job.”
The rest of the judges were also full of praise for the boys and the stunning performances just kept on coming, with Ella Henderson delivering a pitch perfect rendition of Tinie Tempah’s Written in the Stars.
Gary was blown away by the performance and said: “Somehow I don’t think we’ll be losing you this weekend.”
Louis added: “This is what the show is all about. You’re the best girl since Leona Lewis.”
One of the most entertaining performances of the night was Rylan Clark’s amazing medley of classic Spice Girls songs. Dressed in a Union Jack suit, the flamboyant singer pulled off some impressive dance moves that the Spice Girls would have been proud of.
Even Gary, who is not Rylan’s greatest fan, couldn’t help but give the singer some well-deserved praise, telling him: “On the subject of fun, that was absolutely brilliant.”
The Take That star couldn’t help but add in a negative comment though and also said: “On the subject of vocals, that was absolutely diabolical.”
The rest of the judges were full of positive comments for the singer, and with Union J next up delivering an astounding version of Coldplay’s Fix You, the praise just kept on coming.
“Brilliant song choice,” Tulisa told them. “It’s a battle of the boy bands tonight!”
The boys’ mentor Louis added: “Lift the phone and vote!”
Last up to perform was James Arthur, and his performance was definitely worth waiting for as he stepped onto the stage with his trusty guitar to belt out a stunning verson of Adele’s Hometown Glory.
The 24-year-old was delighted when the judges were full of praise for his performance, with Gary telling him: “Adele is such an amazing and talented artist that no one should ever cover her sings, except for you.
“Most of the acts here are a work in progress, except for you. Your talent is absolutely incredible, well done.”
James’ mentor Nicole loved the performance as well and added: “You took the legendary Adele and freaked it.
“You are the future of music and you take the real love and passion and come back with a phat beat like that. You, my love, are the best of British.”
There was one last special performance in store as One Direction headed out onto the stage to perform their new single Little Things, and with the sound of screaming girls piercing the air, it was clear just how popular the young band are.
Speaking about returning to the stage that made them famous, Liam Payne said: “It always makes people mega nervous being back here. This is where we started out so it’s nice seeing all these lovely faces.”
With so many great performances to choose from, it’s anyone’s guess as to who will be going home tomorrow night.
Tune into X Factor on STV and ITV tomorrow night from 8pm to find out if your favourite act will be staying or going.
All the contestants’ performances are available to download from iTunes now.
You can save your favourite act by voting for them.
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