After a throwback to the hits of the 80’s last week – The X Factor Australia will be bringing the final seven into the now with the hottest hits from the last couple of years for tonight’s episode.
At the beginning of the show – all talk was about Mel B’s Gangnam Style dance which has attracted over one million hits on Youtube!
But giving Mel a run for her money were the boys from Fortunate – who opened the show with a bang with their version of Cobra Starship’s You Make Me Feel. Mel B conceded that even she was “tapping her foot” and Nat Bass called it the “best opening to the show yet!”
Jason Owen then took to the stage to perform Taylor Swift’s You Belong With Me- and while the judges were initially sceptical of the song choice, Nat Bass came on board after feeling it was “too girly” in the beginning and Guy revealed that Jason has “grown on” him!
Shiane Hawke was up next with mega track Hometown Glory by Adele – but once again failed to impress the judges. Guy Sebastian felt that it lacked a “big moment”, Mel B felt that Shaine didn’t connect with the song or the audience and Ronan felt that it was the wrong song choice – giving the show its first full blown judges war as Nat Bass refused to take the other judges’ comments on board.
Everyone’s favourite wedding singer Nathaniel Willemse performed Ne-Yo’s Let Me Love You – but Mel B didn’t like his outfit, Ronan felt the verses were “weak” but that the chorus was “amazing” but Nat Bass remained team Nathaniel saying that he is a “star” already.
The Collective took things down a notch with a stripped back version of Ed Sheeran’s Lego House, with Nat Bass saying that they “looked fantastic, sounded great… you guys are huge!” Guy on the other hand felt the need to nit-pick, commenting that William Singe (who was on main vocals) looked and sounded nervous and that Zach was staring off into space and that it wasn’t a “perfect” performance. However Mel B thought it was “more than perfect” and that all the boys were “holding their own”.
Bello Ferraro then performed her version of Florence + The Machine’s Shake It Out – with Guy telling her to try and find “the Bella” in her performances but Mel B disagreed saying that she “made it her own”. Ronan had high praise calling Bella the “Kate Bush of this century”.
Closing the show was Samantha Jade getting edgy with Usher’s Scream - with Mel B calling her a “hot, sexy, edgy Kylie Minogue!” and Nat Bass saying that she is “phenomenal” and begging Australia to keep her out of the bottom two next week!
The show ended with the announcement that in the coming weeks there will be performances from Bruno Mars, Ke$ha, One Direction and Elton John and Pnau!
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