It’s time for the contestants to go through what will make or break them: BOOTCAMP.
Splitting up into groups of four to perform a song together, this is when you really have to outshine your peers. The boys are up first, and as three groups took on the monster James Arthur hit “You’re Nobody Till Somebody Loves You” it looks like nobody was living up to the judge's expectations. Are these really the same boys we saw at audition? “I’m really disappointed in all the boys today” Ronan sighs.
Bright side, Jesse Teinaki (who failed to impress Ronan at auditions) was able to make Mr. Grumpy smile and nod in approval.
The girls are up next, and it’s another bundle of nerves as girls are forgetting lyrics left, right and center! However, Nat reckons the girls are doing much better than the boys right now!
The Over 25’s rock up and show off their powerhouse vocals, proving that with age only comes greater talent.
The groups, which are dominated by girls this year, blaze up the stages as they battle it out against each other.
After giving it everything they had, it was time for cuts. However, like every year on their search to create the next One Direction - the judges put together two super groups!
It’s time to see which category the judges will be mentoring this year, and it’s gonna go down like this:
The Over 25’s – Redfoo
The Boys – Natalie
The Groups – Dannii
The Girls – Ronan
Now the judges have to narrow 25 down to six to take home with them, and the competition just got a little bit hotter…
Ronan and Alice take on Kelly Clarkson’s Miss Independent, and wow, can we just say we are blown away every time this girl sings. Like wow.
Sydnee Carter is up next and she takes on Lorde’s “Tennis Court” and even though she stumbled a few times, she found her footing and found a grand slam performance. The judges warn Ronan on the risk of taking her on, but Ronan believes in her.
Marlisa was the standout of the night, taking on Jessica Mauboy's "Never Be The Same" and the only thing we have to say is WOW. You HAVE to check out her performance below. Did we mention she's only 14?
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