20 October 2013
And just like that we are down to the finals for The X Factor Australia – with the final four set to take on not one but two songs tonight in their bid to take out the competition.
The theme of the night is Power & Passion, with the final four taking on some big, powerful ballads and passion inducing tracks – including Miley Cyrus’ Wrecking Ball!
The night kicks off with Third D3gree, who come out fighting with their rendition of Give Me Everything by Pitbull feat. Ne-Yo, Afrojack and Nayer.
Dannii tells them they are back to where they should be, while RedFoo compliments Jordan on his ‘best vocal ever’ and for stepping up this week alongside the girls.
Dami Im is next up with one of Whitney Houston’s passionate ballads Saving All My Love For You – with guest mentor Tina Arena telling her to sing the track to her husband.
RedFoo called her rendition ‘very soft and beautiful… very safe’ adding that he wanted to see more passion and grit from her. Ronan agreed, blaming Dannii for a poor song choice.
When Jai Waetford took to the stage disaster struck as he became so involved in the emotion with his Jason Mraz track I Won’t Give Up, that he became lost.
All four judges consoled the obviously devastated Jai – with mentor Ronan saying that he was ‘gutted for him’, while RedFoo told him that it didn’t matter that he stuffed up because he really connected with and portrayed the emotion of the song.
Following on from Jai was Ronan’s other remaining boy Taylor Henderson – taking on the Phil Collins mega hit Against All Odds.
With his nerves once again plaguing him, Nat Bass said she ‘liked it, but didn’t love it’ with Dannii adding that as she watched him she could see on his face that he was going in and out of confidence with his performance. RedFoo told him that he needs to have faith in himself and to just ‘jump off that cliff’.
Then it was time for Jai to return to the stage – with the pint sized singer redeeming himself with his energetic performance of Dynamite by Taio Cruz.
Dannii said she was proud of him for bouncing back, while RedFoo had one word for him + his performance ‘JaiNamite’! Ronan added that he is a ‘dream’ to work with and that his last effort was a ‘hell of a performance’.
After initial doubts over whether Kelebek would stack up against Nicki Minaj – Third D3gree blazed through their performance of Pound The Alarm, earning rave reviews from the judging panel.
RedFoo praised them as ‘fun, exciting and full of energy’ while Ronan added that they are ‘ramping it up when it really matters’.
With Ronan throwing Taylor a second curve ball in song choice, it was tense on the X Factor stage as everyone waited to see how he would interpret Cyndi Lauper’s girl power anthem Girls Just Wanna Have Fun.
Putting his own unique spin on the track, Nat praised Ronan on a daring song choice for Taylor, adding that he needed to shake things up so that Taylor become stale. Dannii also loved the song choice, but warned Taylor to change his attitude backstage lest that be what he is best remembered for.
The night ended with the most anticipated song choice of the contest with Dami Im taking on Miley Cyrus’ huge ballad Wrecking Ball.
RedFoo complimented her on digging deep and giving it her all, joyfully yelling ‘Dami Im is back baby!’ Ronan added that her performance is exactly what they want from her, saying it was risky but she pulled it off. Nat called her dangerous and a force to be reckoned with.
Who do you think stole the show tonight?
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