Ronan said that she was much more natural this week, calling the performance “very cool, very classy” – while RedFoo said that she took him on a journey.
Omar Dean was up next with Roxanne by The Police, with the early favourite finally overcoming his self-doubt to deliver an assured and sexy performance!
Dannii said that it was like “the lights” had finally come on, while RedFoo called his vocal “swaggy swag”!
RedFoo then took an interesting gamble by giving ethereal songstress Jiordan Tolli Michael Jackson’s spooky hit Thriller.
Her rendition was absolutely haunting, with Ronan calling it “mesmerising”, while Nat Bass described it as “captivating”. RedFoo claimed it as the performance of the night, adding that it was the definition of “beautiful darkness”.
Jai Waetford tackled The Beatles smash hit I Wanna Hold Your Hand, sending girls of all ages wild in the crowd!
All the judges commented on his onstage charisma + connection with the audience – with RedFoo summing up that Jai’s “got it going on!”
Barry Southgate was next with George Michael anthem Freedom ‘90’ – with the singer giving his performance his all after a brush with the bottom two last week.
Dannii announced that he was back in the game, with Ronan warning him to work on his breathing but saying that he was ‘ready’ now to take on the challenges of the show.
Taking on Bryan Adam’s Run To You, Taylor stood atop a block with electric guitar in hand (the first time he had played one!) in front of giant screens that showed him running dramatically in an all-black ensemble.
Ronan copped a lot of stick from the judges over his cheesy production for the number – while Dannii pointed out that Taylor’s falsetto was questionable and the eclectic guitar unjustified. On the plus side Nat Bass said that he had “more attack” this week.
Ellie Lovegrove was next to take the stage with her saucy rendition of The Rolling Stones (I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction – which prompted Nat Bass to tell her, “you sang your butt off and you look like a million bucks”.
Dannii made some strange noises before telling Ellie to let go even more in her performances, while Ronan welcomed her to the competition after some harsh criticism last week.
Bursting onstage with their usual intensity Third D3gree gave their take on Britney Spears’ Till The World Ends – with RedFoo calling the group “spectacular and dynamic” and Ronan adding that a group could take out the comp this year.
After a killer performance last week Dami Im closes the show tonight with Prince epic Purple Rain – once again bringing the crowd and judges to their feet.
RedFoo says the she “knows how to rock a stage”, while a speechless Ronan added that the competition “at the moment, is yours”.
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Ash is vivacious and energetic with an infectious passion for all things music. Having presented shows on Channel TEN, Ash is currently also hosting Channel Eleven's weekend music show The Loop.
Ash joins Angus O'Loughlin as co-host, who joined Take 40 in August 2013 and added "It's like who's going to be the next Dr. Who (well maybe not) but this is big news and big thrill to be part of something so large."
Take 40 welcomed Angus O'Loughlin to the show in 2013, joining the nation's longest running and most respected music chart show Take 40 Australia.
Currently also hosting Today Network's 'The Bump', Angus' cheeky sense of humour and passion for music makes him the perfect complement to the Take 40 brand.