X Factor UK 12: 20 Best Performances (Wrap-Up)

That fast! It’s been just three months of a rollercoaster ride and the fruition of X Factor UK season 12 happened a week ago. I was able to have the opportunity to rewatch every single live performances once again and see if my initial week to week reviews will match my traditional wrap-up post choices at the end of the season.

In a nutshell, season 12 is mainly a story of Louisa Johnson’s road to the crown. She was pimped and deservingly been the chosen 1. Reggie ‘N’ Bollie was the surprise act of actually getting much love from the viewers despite them being pegged as a joke act early on. 4th Impact, Lauren Murray and Che Chesterman were early favorites who all went far enough though obviously not enough to beat Louisa. And Simon Cowell’s less enthused since he didn’t get the Girls Category. Lol. I mean, did you see his acts?

Now here is a subjective list of which live show performances I thought define season 12.

20. JEALOUS
Louisa Johnson
Top 5

– Obviously, Louisa is sick and her vocals weren’t as flawless as it was before but even at her worst night, she still emerged as the best of the night and still delivering a powerful and gorgeously textured vocal performance. It seems like her being sick tonight worked on her favor.

19. WHAT IS LOVE
Monica Michael
Top 9

– Remember how her fantastic cover of the same song on the 6 Chair Challenge? Well she did a repeat of it and sure it wasn’t as good as that but it was still a solid effort from Monica! And knowing the last minute (literally) changes on the song choice, this was still a wonderful performance from her.

18. MEN IN BLACK
Mason Noise
Top 9

– Let’s be real, Mason isn’t in the league of Louisa, Che, Lauren nor 4th Impact in terms of vocal ability but he has all the makings of a pop star. His slick cover of Will Smith’s Men In Black is infectious with the right amount of confidence, slickness and charisma. Oh, and the rap verses were solid!

17. RETURN OF THE MACK
Kiera Weathers
Top 11

– Who knew? Kiera to me is a wrong move from Rita but with no expectations on her belt, she surprised me big time with this pop quality performance of Return of the mack. Her vocals weren’t perfect but her confidence didn’t falter at all and that breakdown was just impressive and entertaining.

16. FANCY/RICH GIRL
4th Impact
Top 5

– As the X Factor UK continually doing these mash-ups this season, one of their more successful product is this performance of 4th Impact during Top 5. It was well choreograph. The production looked cute. And the vocals of the girls were slick and solid. Their harmonies are tight and the rap verses were pretty impressive.

15. BOOM! MASH-UP
Reggie ‘N’ Bollie
Finale

– That time when I had some slight doubt on Louisa’s chances of winning because of this. The finale performance of Reggie ‘N’ Bollie of this Boom! Mash-up is not just entertaining but fun and charismatic. They may not be the best singers – and never will be – this season but they have managed to consistently do what they do best: entertain.

14. WE BELONG TOGETHER
Lauren Murray
Top 7

– It was a straight-up cover of that Mariah Carey but one thing that Lauren was able to do: Her liberties towards the end provided a new style to the song that deviates it from being karaoke. Plus, she really sounded real good.

13. SORRY
Mason Noise
Top 13

– Coming in to the live shows, I am pretty sure Mason is dead meat as he just showed attitude that didn’t really sit well with the viewers during the 6 Chair Challenge. But the redemption with the right and too obvious song choise made me think twice with Mason’s chances. He sounded pretty on the verses and there is just a certain charisma in his arrogance and confidence on stage that is appealing and compelling.

12. GOD ONLY KNOWS
Louisa Johnson
Top 13

– While I thought this didn’t really represent the “This is me..” theme and it was just an opportunity for the producers to let her have a “moment” on the show, I can’t really fault her vocals as she sounded excellent and up right beautiful.

11. THE VISION OF LOVE
Lauren Murray
Sing-Off Results Night (Top 5)

– The moment she opened her mouth and beautifully navigated the song which is one of the hardest songs of Mariah to cover, I knew 4th Impact had no chance in this sing-off. And even if they send it to deadlock, I thought Lauren easily won it and she just gave her best vocal performance of the season.

10. EVERYBODY’S FREE
Louisa Johnson
Top 9

– The grit to her voice is the texture needed for the song to be identifiable on her part but the amount of restraint she displayed is what impresses me more as it wasn’t shown so much by Louisa whose big voice is just top notch. Plus, she was well connected on the song which is pretty remarkable.

9. AIN’T NO OTHER MAN
4th Impact
Top 7

– Sure it is another up tempo and I am one of those who wished they’d shake things up. But will I complain if for a consecutive week they’ve performed something amazing like this? The girls just showed that they are ready-made pop group and their vocals were just top notch. The harmonies were tight and the individual verses were full of sass and playfullness.

8. MAKE IT RAIN
Monica Michael
Top 13

– She may look like a boombastic showgirl but I didn’t care as she nailed this Ed Sheeran track with so much gusto and vocal power. Monica sounded solid good and her phrasing was her best to date.

7. BILLIE JEAN
Louisa Johnson
Top 11

Billie Jean on paper shouldn’t work on Louisa since she was package more as a belting diva but her stage presence backed up with her ability to move yet maintain a superb vocal power and styling is something Lauren Platt wasn’t able to do last season. Louisa is the fruition of a potential big pop star that the X Factor franchise is waiting to mold especially their money maker One Direction will be on a hiatus.

6. DO IT LIKE A DUDE
Alien Uncovered
Top 13

Do it like a dude may be not the biggest and most popular Jessie J and I didn’t really think that this help Alien Uncovered gain more votes, but for a first episode of the live shows they showed the best case of what they will be doing post X Factor UK. The choreography is fantastic. The vocals were decent but it was a compelling, solid performance from a polarizing girl group.

5. ONE LAST TIME
Lauren Murray
Top 9

– Simple, elegant and beautiful! The lovely vocals won me over and the stripped down take on this Ariana Grande single is eargasmic. Lauren’s wonderful voice + the piano? Fantastic!

4. IT’S A MAN’S, MAN’S, MAN’S WORLD
Louisa Johnson
Finale

– During the top 4 showdown, I literally said that I think I heard better versions of this. But once she reprised it again, she did a top notch cover and exceeded my expectations. Her over the top vocals were delicious. Her grit and confidence is compelling. The whole performance is just powerful and stellar. I was blown away.

3. YOU CAN’T HURRY LOVE
Che Chesterman
Top 11

– Initially, I was thinking this will be another dated cover but when they changed up the arrangement and made it work on Che’s strength? I am floored. His voice is simply impressive. The gorgeous cover is stellar. The liberties he took were compelling and this just gave us a glimpse that Che can exist in the current music scene.

2. WORK IT OUT
4th Impact
Top 9

– Fantastic! This just worked all together. The vocals weren’t too much. Tha ad libs and runs were properly placed. The choreography is gorgeous. The harmonies were tight. And the hairography is fan-freakin-tastic!

1. LET IT GO
Louisa Johnson
Top 7

– Glorious! The first half is divine. The middle is amazing. The end part? Stunning! The treatment on the song was brought to another level where Louisa showned her best vocals to date and elevated it to a more powerful and diva-like cover. Great job!

X Factor UK 12: Finale

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We’re down to three and then two will battle it out on who wins this season’s X Factor UK! I must admit, even if the crop of talent is really good this season, there is something lacking on the overall projection of it that I could really narrow down to probably 3 reasons: 1) the themes and song choices were tired and uninspired. 2) it seems like the season was on a rush 3) just give the crown to the chosen one – Louisa Johnson! The pimping is real.

Anyway here is how the Top 3 went on and then an elimination at the end of the night before the Top 2 battle it out on the next night.

OPENING SONG

3. CHE CHESTERMAN
In The Air Tonight
[BOYS]

– Nothing really bad in this performance but it was nothing really new from Che. It was what is expected from him – competitive vocals, dated arrangement. 6

2. REGGIE ‘N’ BOLLIE
Jump
[GROUPS]

– RNB isn’t the best singers on this season but like what I have been saying this whole season too, they bring fun & entertainment. They have an innate charisma that could and if some label will risk on them be their ticket on potential pop stardom even if it is just in UK. Did you hear how the crowd went crazy on them? 7

1. LOUISA JOHNSON
Fighter
[GIRLS]

– So are they packaging her ala Christina Aguilera? Pop star with fantastic range to do terrific big diva ballads? Anyway, this is okay for me. Not spectacular but not that bad too. Vocally fine, a bit over the top, but I am pleased. 7.5

SOLO

3. CHE CHESTERMAN
Valerie
[BOYS]

– He’s been covering Amy Winehouse this season no? Again, the vocals were decent but nothing spectacular, new or exciting from Che here. 6

2. LOUISA JOHNSON
I Believe I Can Fly
[GIRLS]

– I hate the song choice with a passion but like what is expected from Louisa, she delivered. A little too much in parts but I digress. 7

1. REGGIE ‘N’ BOLLIE
Boom! Mash-Up
[GROUPS]

– Well look at that. I never expected this but they did topped my rankings tonight as I genuinely enjoyed every bit of them during this performance. It was easy, fun, entertaining and charismatic. 7.5

ELIMINATED:
Che Chesterman

— –
REPRISE

2. REGGIE ‘N’ BOLLIE
What Makes You Beautiful/Cheerleader/I Like To Move It
[GROUP]

– Well they brought it up a notch with the inclusion of “I Like To Move It” but it was a bit disconnected for me. It still though provided the same energy and fun they have set before but I felt a bit disconnected. Really. 7

1. LOUISA JOHNSON
It’s A Man’s Man’s Man’s World
[GIRLS]

– Color me surprised! If I criticize her firt performance of this just last week, I thought she delivered better tonight! It was passionate, solid and vocally superb. Great job! 8.5

ORIGINAL SONG

2. REGGIE ‘N’ BOLLIE
Forever Young
[GROUPS]

– You will know who the producers wanted to win when they set a similar original song for the finalist to perform and it is more on the nose of their chosen one than the other. RNB are not the best singers so why give something like this to them? 3

1. LOUISA JOHNSON
Forever Young
[GIRLS]

– Game Over. If she doesn’t win, I guess all the pimping and the efforts of the production in giving her shining moments are wasted. 7.5

WINNER:
Louisa Johnson

X Factor UK 12: Songs To Get Me To The Finals (Top 4)

X Factor UK 12 - TOP 13

This episode isn’t exciting as I wish it would be. Or should I say, even if the immense talent of this season, the whole totality of season 12 is quite an underwhelming thing no? Was it the mentors’ lack of constructive criticism? Was it the abundance of mash-ups? Was it the boring themes? Or maybe it is the song choices that were either uninspired or repetitive.

Also, just give Louisa Johnson the crown. She is obviously the chosen one and even if she really do perform so well, the songs and reactions on her weekly performances seem like made for her to give a “moment”.

Anyway here is how the two rounds of random theme went on.

ROUND 1

4. REGGIE ‘N’ BOLLIE
Locked Away
[GROUPS]

– Losing the entertainment, fun aspect and just making them sing showed all their vocal flaws. Sigh. 2

3. CHE CHESTERMAN
Would I Lie To You
[BOYS]

– Decent and I do love the verses as I thought he sounded really beautiful. But the unnecessary runs were well unnecessary. 6

2. LAUREN MURRAY
Take Me Home
[GIRLS]

– There seems to be a rush during some of her verses but Lauren as usual sounded gorgeous. She navigated the song decently and her tone is simply beautiful. But parts of it also sounded sluggish and off pitch. My issue also? Why did she do a song she did during the Judges Home Visit? X Factor, are you serious? 6

1. LOUISA JOHNSON
The Power Of Love
[GIRLS]

– Not as good as Christina Marie’s cover on her run on The Voice UK 3 but in this round, Louisa was the runaway winner. Vocally she was consistent albeit some dragging verses. But that just me nitpicking. 7.5

ROUND 2

4. REGGIE ‘N’ BOLLIE
I Gotta Feeling/I Like To Move It
[GROUPS]

– It seems like the producers really wanted them in the finale no? And it seems the public is behind them too. No Bottom 2 appearance yet and to think that they were the last group standing, I never really thought that they would. The big production from stage to the audience and the song choice that didn’t really need them to sing in tune? typical Reggie ‘N’ Bollie fun performance. 6

3. CHE CHESTERMAN
Love Is A Losing Game
[BOYS]

– I’m not sure what Simon is saying and seriously why is he very critical now and not in the past episodes but I thought this was solid from Che. Not the best sure but he did sounded kinda into it and now. His vocals were good. He didn’t forget any lyrics. It was good. 7

2. LAUREN MURRAY
Runnin’ (Lose It All)
[GIRLS]

– The first half was glorious, the second half was great! Lauren can sing songs with so much because her tone and voice alone is simply beautiful without even trying. This is yet another smooth, gorgeous vocal performance from her. 7.5

1. LOUISA JOHNSON
It’s A Man’s, Man’s, Man’s World
[GIRLS]

– The song choice gave us what we expected from Louisa. Her gritty take with so much angst yet passion is spot on. Her tone sounded perfect with the song. Her vocals were a great. But. I must say. I heard better versions of this tired song choice but for tonight, I thought Louisa  once again was a runaway winner. 8

X Factor UK 12: Jukebox (Top 5)

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Tonight the top 5 will take on the jukebox challenge as the public will vote for their first song choice out of the three choices given to them and the other performance will be their mentor’s choice.

I’m a bit underwhelmed with the episode and even the choices for some contestants speaks volumes of biases. Boo.

Anyway here is how I rank the Top 5.

PUBLIC’S VOTE

5. CHE CHESTERMAN
Hello
[BOYS]

– He forgot an entire verse of the song and his mumbling and awkward pause was just… awkward and painful. When he began singing the chorus, it sounded like Che just gave up. Sigh. 2

4. REGGIE ‘N’ BOLLIE
Whip (Nae Nae)
[GROUPS]

– My comments about Reggie ‘N’ Bollie is sounding like a broken record and so are their performances. Again, this is fun & entertaining but not really vocally competent. 5

3. 4TH IMPACT
I’ll Be There
[GROUPS]

– The individual verses were fine and the harmonies were actually nice. But the song choice is blah. The whole performance is boring and some parts sounded off key. And that whistle sounded more like a screech. Oops. 6

2. LAUREN MURRAY
Firestone
[GIRLS]

– The whole performance sounded dragging. I missed the dynamics and the gorgeous tone from Lauren. There are parts that were okay but for the most part it was exhaustingly blah. 6

1. LOUISA JOHNSON
Love Yourself
[GIRLS]

– She’s not feeling well yet on this round she still did the best. Not her best performance though as she keeps on singing off pitch and the clarity that once was on her vocals is missing here. 6.5

— –
JUDGES’ CHOICE

5. REGGIE ‘N’ BOLLIE
Dynamite
[GROUPS]

– Naaah. The song just didn’t allow them to showcase better vocals. Liked them more during the first round. 3

4. LAUREN MURRAY
You Don’t Own Me
[GIRLS]

– Vocally, it was fantastic. As a whole, it sounded cheap, dated and old fashioned. 6

3. CHE CHESTERMAN
Try A Little Tenderness
[BOYS]

– He did recover from the mess of his Adele attempt. This sounded better and he did everything he can. The problem is? I heard better covers of this and I heard Che delivered better performance than this. 6.5

2. LOUISA JOHNSON
Jealous
[GIRLS]

– While she sounded fantastic albeit some pitch issues. But I missed the connection. She wasn’t well connected with her material. And halfway of her performance, I felt a bit bored. 7

1. 4TH IMPACT
Fancy/Rich Girl
[GROUPS]

– The mash-up worked for the girls. The styling, the production and even the vocals were fantastic. The vocals were more sublime and it is a nice recovery from the terrible first performance. 7.5

X Factor UK 12: Love & Heartbreak (Top 7)

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It’s week 4 of the X Factor UK season 12 and the Top 7 are tackling songs of Love & Heartbreak. Hm. Nevertheless, it was a mostly solid night and another elimination happened at the end of the episode. Who will get cut? Find out after my rankings.

So here is how I thought the Top 7 did.

7. ANTON STEPHANS
One Sweet Day
[OVERS]

– Stop Acting! Sure, he may say that everything seems to be genuine emotions but for me it really comes across as acting. Plus the vocals were thin and ridiculousy under pitch. 2.5

6. REGGIE ‘N’ BOLLIE
Dangerous Love/Shut Up & Dance
[GROUPS]

– They were fun and entertaining but I really can’t take them seriously as they’ve showed the same fun, entertainment each and every week. Also, it seems that the vocals are becoming weaker and weaker that the weakness it has been. 4

5. CHE CHESTERMAN
Yesterday
[BOYS]

– The arrangement made the song a bit unrecognizable but I wish Chè and Nick chose something more contemporary than doing some old school classic songs. It is like Che can only sing dated songs and that’s a scary one trick pony if they want to market him in the current music industry. 6

4. MASON NOISE
Jealous
[BOYS]

– The vocals were weak but Mason is proving that he has a place in the current market. He has a certain swag and appeal that is compelling and he is not a bad singer either. 6.5

3. LAUREN MURRAY
We Belong Together
[GIRLS]

– On paper, I thought this will not work but Lauren’s gorgeous vocals and simple take on the song is simply remarkable. Her personality translates and there is just an effortless vocal delivery that I thought she nailed consistently – especially on the last half were the energy picked up. Glorious! 7

2. 4TH IMPACT
Ain’t No Other Man
[GROUPS]

– Sure it is another uptempo and I think with all these double eliminations happening, Cheryl is playing it safe with the girls. With that being said, 4th Impact has found their mojos and delivered yet a solid performance and the vocals were beautiful and powerful! The runs were properly placed. The grit sounded textured and lovely. The costume gave them a legit pop star persona. The staging is nice. 4th Impact is really back! 8

1. LOUISA JOHNSON
Let It Go
[GIRLS]

– The chosen ONE! Haha. The competition is for Louisa to lose and I can’t fault them. She is delivering consistent gorgeous vocals week in, week out! Her delivery of this James Bay hit is strong and actually beautiful! 8

ELIMINATED:
Mason Noise

X Factor UK 12: Movie Week (Top 9)

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It’s movie theme this week on the X Factor UK… again. It seems like this is a staple theme from this show no? Or even from the other reqlity singing competition that has weekly themes. Nonetheless as a whole, I thought this was one of the more solid nights of the show since the lives began.

On paper there were a couple of baffling song choices but somehow as the night went by, I thought a lot were actually good song choices for them so good job to Simon, Cheryl, Nick and Rita.

By the way two of the contestants had a last minute change of songs in the morning in lieu and respect of what happened in Paris – the song titles they had were inappropriate in times like this. So I am assuming probably Lauren and Monica chose something either they’ve performed before or their Save Me song and they just randomly looked if they were movie themes as well.

Now here is my ranking of the Top 9:

9. ANTON STEPHANS
I Have Nothing
[OVERS]

– From the overdone song choice alone, I wanted to eliminate the guy immediately. But here’s what I really don’t like about the performance. There’s a thinness in Anton’s tone that is unpleasant and the way he enunciates his lyrics felt like he was acting them out. More, he sounded off pitch in most parts and he didn’t really bring anything exciting with this performance. 3

8. MAX STONE
Secret Garden
[OVERS]

– Max is a personal favorite for me during the early rounds and I had high hopes for him especially after that fantastic judges house performance of his but he faltered since the start of the lives and he never really gave us something exciting nor phenomenal. This is not an exception and the performance was just bland and boring but I must say he actually sounded real good. 5

7. REGGIE ‘N’ BOLLIE
Who Let The Dogs Out
[GROUPS]

– Again, Reggie ‘N’ Bolli delivered a fun, entertaining and vocally decent performance. No they are not the best singers of the competition but the way they just transcends fun and a ray of light in their performance is really admirable. That beginning is hilarious although I do want to hear them something stripped down but for the meantime, this was a solid, enthusiastic performance from the duo. 6.5

6. CHE CHESTERMAN
When A Man Loves A Woman
[BOYS]

– Look, I can’t really fault Che with his vocals on this another overdone song. His pitch is almost perfect. His vocals soared beautifully. But I must say, I have heard better versions of this. Also, I wanted him to do something contemporary as he is just performing dated song choices despite him being young. 7

5. MONICA MICHAEL
What Is Love
[GIRLS]

– She did this during the 6-chair challenge and it was si great. Tonight she did the same choice though it didn’t recapture the same magic of the first time. Nonetheless, this was still a solid showing from Monica and her vocals sounded pretty. She looked lovely too! 7.5 

4. MASON NOISE
Men In Black
[BOYS]

– Call me crazy or insane but Mason is a potential pop artist in the making if molded well. He is one of the few artist in the competition that has the extra special commitment and quality that is quite remarkable. His take on Men in Black isn’t perfect but it was charming, infectious and surprisingly solid. He has that swagger, badboy charm and that rap verse is quite compelling too! 7.5

3. LOUISA JOHNSON
Everybody’s Free
[GIRLS]

– The song choice isn’t the most exciting or the best thing but Louisa is a force to reckon on the competition. That beginning where she showed restraint is just brilliant and it managed to create a build up that allows her vocals to soar beautifully is a cherry on top! 8

2. LAUREN MURRAY
One Last Time
[GIRLS]

– Lovely! Yes it wasn’t perfect but the rawness, the stripped down and Lauren’s vocals were a perfect combination for this performance. It was intimate, genuine and wonderful! 8

1. 4TH IMPACT
Work It Out
[GROUPS]

– Fantastic! The girls are back and yes I know they always get the flak for doing uptempo each and every week but will we complain if we get this? This is their best performance to date and they showed so much sass and great hairography! Lol. Their vocals were beautiful. The individual verses were strong, the harmonies were tight and the ad libs and runs were used rightfully! Great job. 8.5

X Factor UK 12: Reinvention (Top 11)

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It’s week 2 of the live shows and since we only have 7 weeks of live shows, I am pretty sure tomorrow’s result show is another double elimination.

This week’s theme is “Reinvention” and Simon explained it at the start of the show. I still think that this week should be a “mash up” week as most of the song choices were arguably baffling and mash-ups which could potentially lead to a train wreck and occasionally works.

With the elimination of early judges favorite Alien Uncovered last week, I think none of these acts were really safe.

Now let us rank tonight’s Top 11:

11. ANTON STEPHANS
All About That Bass/Bang, Bang
[OVERS]

– What. the. hell. is this mess?! Sure I appreciate the effort of making Anton do something current not ballad but this is like self sabotaged. It was just awful. 2

10. MONICA MICHAEL
Crazy In Love
[GIRLS]

– Poor Monica! Well at least the twins got so much airtime tonight but everything was just terrible. Her vocals weren’t great. The sexy image was too much and I am distracted on how much she tries to sell that out on stage. 3.5

9. REGGIE ‘N’ BOLLIE
What Makes You Beautiful/Cheerleader
[GROUPS]

– Again, it was fun, entertaining but the main thing is these two can’t sing on tune. And I can’t give them free pass every single week just because they bring fun & excitement on the show. I need them to improve their vocals. 4

8. MAX STONE
Somewhere Over The Rainbow/What A Wonderful World
[OVERS]

– His vocals were still his best asset and I am glad the awful facial expressions while he sings were more controlled this week but I feel like this is a throwaway performance from Max. He can only do so much with the song choice and basically it just stayed plateaued. 5

7. MASON NOISE
Teardrops
[BOYS]

– Just like Monica, I feel like Mason is overselling that “sexy” thing much that the winking is a bit distracting. I can’t fault his vocals as they were still on point but this doesn’t do much for Mason. The performance was fine but the song choice is meh. 5

6. 4TH IMPACT
Sound Of The Underground/Boom Clap
[GROUPS]

– Where’s Boom Clap? Haha. I didn’t hear it at all. For me this was mostly the Girls Aloud song choice and the girls did just fine albeit some verses are being overpowered by the backtrack. I just need them to shake things up as the uptempo is starting to get tired already. It’s reinvention week so I was hoping for something different. Cheryl should’ve known better as this group is her only chance of making it to the finale. 6

5. SEANN MILEY MOORE
California Dreamin’
[BOYS]

– Vocals were decent, I didn’t like the song choice. This is the same old, theatrical kind of Seann Miley performance. So.. expected. 6

4. KIERA WEATHERS
Return Of The Mack
[GIRLS]

– Surprisingly I enjoyed and even if there were a lot of moments on those dance sequence, this has been a more comfortable Kiera and she looked like a potentil popstar. Kudos! 6.5

3. LOUISA JOHNSON
Billie Jeans
[GIRLS]

– The first 10 seconds of the performance is brilliant. But once the beat came in, I feel like she lost a bit of the rhythm but it is a good thing she picked it up. Louisa is the chosen one and I am just be shocked if she will not win this season. But props to her, she really is a consistent vocalist and haven’t had any bad performance since the beginning. 7

2. LAUREN MURRAY
Hold Back The River
[GIRLS]

– I know this was planned to make her have a moment but it still felt short! I must say, Lauren sounded glorious in this and her vocals were spot on! Period. 7

1. CHE CHESTERMAN
You Can’t Hurry Love
[BOYS]

– Now this is a moment. The performance is Che’s best to date. It was controlled and he didn’t do his usual screamfest. The arrangement was brilliant and to my surprise, it sounded current, fresh and his vocal choices were off the charts! Great job Che! 8.5