The X Factor relived the 80s last night during the week 2 live show and we have to say we were pretty disappointed.
We geared up for a night of 80s dancing, uptempo hits and bad hairdos but instead we got lots of miserable versions of songs that weren’t all that exciting to begin with. That has made our Top 5 pretty tough this week as a lot of the contestants really oversang and generally just disappointed.
We have taken a look at all the performances again and compiled our Top 5 from a very average week. See who made the cut…
5. Chloe Jasmine – Fame
Chloe isn’t everyone’s cup of tea (so The X Factor keeps ramming down our throats) but we like her. Vocally she gave a solid performance last night and the criticisms from the judges that she should stick to the jazz style she performed last week were a bit unfair. We all know when she does jazz again they’ll all moan that she’s a one-trick-pony!
4. Stevi Ritchie – Never Gonna Give You Up
Stevi at number 4 tells you what kind of a week the show had last night. We never in a million years thought we’d be so glad to see Stevi on our screens. His was one of the only uptempo songs of the night and he thoroughly entertained.
3. Lauren Platt – What A Feeling
We weren’t made about the arrangement of the song but there’s no doubt that Lauren served up one of the strongest vocals of the evening. The youngster has so much potential and she’s definitely got a good chance of a career in the music industry once the show is over.
2. Fleur East – It’s A Shame
Fleur is fast becoming the one to beat in the competition. She has strong vocals, great style and she gives a really polished performance. Mel B trying to accuse of her cheating (probably in a bid to sway votes) was uncalled for and we think the Spice Girl may be feeling a bit threatened by Fleur.
1. Paul Akister – If You Don’t Know Me By Now
We know all the hype is around Andrea but we actually preferred Paul last night. His vocals were on point and he exercised more restraint and control than any of the other contestants. His performance was flawless and Simon Cowell can shut up about Paul needing to learn to perform as from where we sat he was excellent.
The X Factor 2014 continues tonight at 8pm on ITV as two more acts leave the competition.