We’re going to be honest and say that the standard on The X Factor this series isn’t great.
Last night’s show, like week 2, was more than a little bit dull with the exception of a handful of performances. Whilst we’re loving the judging panel, we’re not massively loving the contestants and we’re hoping that as they gain in confidence the show will get better.
After watching all 12 acts performing last night it was really tough to pinpoint the best performers as so many of them were off-key, out of tune or just plain boring. For Movie Week we expected a lot more.
Keep reading to find out who made the cut…
5. Stevi Ritchie – Footloose
Stevi Ritchie is the most entertaining person left in the competition. He’s not a great singer but at least he’s having fun and not taking things as seriously as the rest of the contestants. We look forward to him every week and last night’s Footloose performance was definitely a guilty pleasure.
4. Stereo Kicks – Let It Be / Hey Jude
Welcome to the competition Stereo Kicks. It’s safe to say the guys had a very close call last weekend in the bottom two but this week they pulled it out of the bag. Some of the vocals were a little off but the harmonies worked and the individual spotlights on the members finally made us take notice of the group.
3. Andrea Faustini – Listen
There’s no doubt that Andrea sang this song really well and that’s why he’s in our Top 5. We’re worried though that he’s a one trick pony and if he pulls out one more ballad we might have to have a little snooze next week. Very capable singer but no sign of versatility yet.
2. Paul Akister – Try A Little Tenderness
Paul’s performance level improved hugely this week and he’s the boy to beat in our eyes. The song was perfect and suited him down to the ground. We’re glad Simon is starting to warm to him a little more as the weeks go by.
1. Fleur East – Lady Marmalade
Every week we are grateful that Fleur East is in the competition. She’s the only person on the show that has the whole package and her performances are head and shoulders above everyone else in the competition. If Fleur gets eliminated we might have to stop watching the show.
The X Factor 2014 continues tonight at 7.20pm on ITV. Tune in to find out which act will be leaving the competition.