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Saturday, 11 November, 2006

Nikitta’s “Last Dance” Out Of The X Factor

Filed under: 2006 Contestants, Nikitta, Ray

Ray Simon And NikittaNikitta sang ‘Last Dance’ on tonights show, and it proved to be a prophetic choice as she became the sixth act to leave the third series of the contest.

On hearing that Nikitta was in the bottom two with Ray, Simon Cowell was visibly shocked and rendered speechless. All he could manage to say was “I don’t get it.” He then had to face the difficult task of choosing between his own two acts as Sharon and Louis looked on in delight.
Sharon chose to keep Ray in the competition, saying that whilst Nikitta had shown ‘fighting spirit’ on her final performance, Ray was a ‘born performer’.
Louis countered this by saying that Ray was a ‘one trick pony’, meaning Simon had to choose between his two acts.

Simon seemed to be genuinely torn in making the decision, claiming to have changed his mind several times. He voiced concerns that possibly the public were ‘bored’ of Ray, and that Nikitta had been the stronger performer all the way through auditions and boot camp. Despite this, Simon chose Nikitta as the act to go home.

27 Comments »

  1. thanks for posting this so quickly

    great to read and see who leaves

    i wait here with bated breathe

    glad glad glad the macdonald brothers are still in it:)

    Cool Cool

    Comment by tom — Saturday, 11 November, 2006 @ 21:33

  2. omg! what’s goin on? little Ray and Nikitta duking it out at the end!! They were both great :((
    I wos hopin’ Nikitta would win the whole thing. I will definitely buy an album/songs done by her - I love her voice - good luck Nikitta - hope Simon comes to his senses and gives you a contract anywayz :)

    Comment by Lee — Saturday, 11 November, 2006 @ 21:46

  3. What a complete joke that the Macdonald brothers are still in - they’re only good for working IN McDonalds…seriously Simon is SO right almost every week and I think Sharon and Louis are being immature with their approach, not focusing on the singing, just the battle with Simon which is PATHETIC.

    My favourites are Ben, Eton Road and Robert, Leona is a great singer but her wobbly lip does my head in!

    Comment by Carolyne — Saturday, 11 November, 2006 @ 21:47

  4. thanks 4 the update, i can’t believe mcdonald bros havent gone yet!
    come on Eton Road!!!

    Comment by Lisa — Saturday, 11 November, 2006 @ 21:52

  5. I JUST DONT UNDA STAND HOW RAY COULD HAVE BEEN IN THE BOTTOM 2 TONITE IT MAKES NO SENCE. I WAS JUST AS SHOCKED AS SIMON. HES 1 OF THE BEST IN THE CONTEST.
    WHATS ANNOYIN IS ETON ROAD MANAGED 2 SCRAP THROUGH AGAIN ITS RIDICULOUS!!!!!!!! THEY HAVE NO TALET WHAT SO EVA AND 2NITES PERFORMANCE JUST PROVED IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! THE MCDONALD BROTHERS R JUST AS BAD.

    RAY ALL DA WAY XXXX

    Comment by Christina — Saturday, 11 November, 2006 @ 21:54

  6. yeahhhhh! well done MacDonald Brothers…You were fab tonight… The look on simons face again tonight was priceless! Keep up the good work lads! x x

    Comment by michelle — Saturday, 11 November, 2006 @ 21:58

  7. You’ve gotta be joking Lisa!! Eton Road! - every week I pray they’re gonna get chucked off the show! I can’t stand them. I will never buy an Eton Road song - I just don’t get it - they’re totally crap - they’re not even amusing in a bad way. I wish they had got voted off this week (cry!!!) Oh well, there’s always next week - better get the voodoo dolls out (…wonders where to stick the pins…) :)

    Comment by Lee — Saturday, 11 November, 2006 @ 22:02

  8. I agree with Carolyne- why are the Macdonald brothers still in?? its not fair that true talent is being kicked out of the competition, come on be honest- are those brothers really as good as Leona?? Leona has a fab voice and should go all the way- do it for the girlies!!! You rock!! So sorry for Nikkita- when you compare her to those wet boring dull brothers… its just not fair and i can see why Simon is so annoyed! Louis Walsh is so annoying and even though i love Eton Road, i want them to get voted off just to show Louis as im sure he would not be happy with just those brothers- lets see then how much he loves them shall we???

    Comment by Lucy — Saturday, 11 November, 2006 @ 22:24

  9. RAY DOES WHAT HE DOES BEST HES DIFFERENT FROM ANY 1 ELSE IN THE CONTEST AND THATS WHAT MAKES HIM UNIQUE!!!!!!!!!

    I LOVE HIM HES WKD

    RAY ALL DA WAY XXXX

    Comment by Christina — Saturday, 11 November, 2006 @ 22:31

  10. OMG! Can’t believe the McDonald bros are still in!!!! WHAT is goin on?? And did anyone understand what Ben Shepherd meant when he said we are doing it twice next week???

    Comment by Cath — Saturday, 11 November, 2006 @ 22:58

  11. OMG leona is amazin! but omg them macdonald brothers r pathetic!! get maccydonald brothers out!!

    Comment by bec — Saturday, 11 November, 2006 @ 23:10

  12. I just wanted to add that although I love Eton Road, that does stem from their audition and since Louis got hold of them they’ve gone DOWNHILL…they have something unique, a kinda Scissor Sisters type campness they should exploit, not become LOUISED into another Westlife (god help us).

    We want more of Robert as he performed tonight, more of Ben as he performed the night when he was likened to a young Joe Cocker and more of the TRUE Eton Road. Honestly boys - tell Louis to F*** off and be true to yourselves!!!! I don’t think anyone out there has any respect for Louis Walsh - have they?

    Comment by Carolyne — Saturday, 11 November, 2006 @ 23:26

  13. Ray is my favourite, Ashley was my other favourite, still not over his departure!!

    What’s next weeks theme?

    Comment by Sian — Sunday, 12 November, 2006 @ 05:14

  14. RAY THE BEST, RAY ALL THE WAY, I LOVE HIM
    GO SIMON 4 NIKITTA OUT.

    RAY THE BEST, GO RAY XXXX

    Comment by gemma — Sunday, 12 November, 2006 @ 09:17

  15. OH YEAR BENS A LOSER HE NEEDS TO GO

    Comment by gemma — Sunday, 12 November, 2006 @ 09:19

  16. Tonight’s show another huge letdown. Whilst MacDonald’s were better they were not great, but I’ve got a sneaky feeling they could end up winning because of the hype around them. I thought Sharon and Louis’s behaviour was absolutely appalling and so childish, especially in the xtra factor after the show where she appeared to be drunk and was really annoying Simon, by clawing him like a cat etc. Grow up Sharon-who the hell are you anyway?? She and Louis are disrespectful to the contestants who must wonder what the hell is going on with the show. Lets hope Simon has the sense not to make another series with them.

    Comment by Anne — Sunday, 12 November, 2006 @ 11:05

  17. Ray is good at what he does but Elvis Presley he is NOT - his attempt to emulate Elvis this week was vomit making. He has a fair voice and is quite a good dancer but there is NO variety. Unless he comes up with something different next week he will get deservedly the chop.

    Comment by Dave Snow — Sunday, 12 November, 2006 @ 14:22

  18. Comment 16 by Anne - “Sharon and Louis are disrespectful to the contestants”.
    Get real - it is Simon who constantly does all the mud-slinging. The more he slags off the other contestants not in his mentoring group, the more votes he generates for them.
    As for the Macdonalds - their act improves week on week and they are a dark horse to win the competition - a point that Simon recognises hence his attempts to get them slung out. They are much more appealing than Leona who sings in a key too high for her which makes her end up screaching like a cat who’s had its tail stood on.

    Comment by Dave Snow — Sunday, 12 November, 2006 @ 14:57

  19. what a fix!! the macdonald brothers should be out by now. They cant sing…every performance has been a flop…they mumble words out. MCDONALD BROTHERS OUT. LOUIS OUT!!

    Comment by laura — Sunday, 12 November, 2006 @ 15:35

  20. FIX!!!!!

    I am baffled …and simons face said it all. How can itv get away with it?

    I am positive that it is a fix! simon, loui and sharon all have 3 left? coincidence..i dont think so!!!

    I am so disgusted at the fude between the judges…the show is no longer about talent…its about getting even with each other…loui and sharon hate simon and vise versa..theyre not looking to keep the best in…they are more concerned about stubbing each other out. i like the show but the principles of it is a joke….eaton road? macdonald brother?- my point is proven.

    Comment by vicky — Sunday, 12 November, 2006 @ 17:29

  21. Leona proves every week that she is far better than all other contestants. She has great talent and should win. Her voice is so amazing. British music needs to have stars like her, not pop bands who fade as soon as they come out of the “factory”.

    Comment by Laura — Sunday, 12 November, 2006 @ 17:31

  22. my apologies i meant they all have “2″ left.

    Comment by vicky — Sunday, 12 November, 2006 @ 17:31

  23. Sharon and Louis’s behaviour on Saturday was DISGUSTING. Call themselves professional judges. They ay they do not want the competition to be about Simon but they are making it so by their childish and imateur behaviour. Two young people had to sing again and all they could do was make silly comments and haron ewven had the cheek to put her feet up on the desk - think she thinks its all about her - and Louis is just her little lap dog agreeing with everything she say. I reckon he is scared she is going to throw water on him again. Hope this message gets through to the totally unprofessional pair!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Comment by Sue Pearce — Sunday, 12 November, 2006 @ 19:18

  24. ray is the best in that contest o i love him soooo much he makes me cry every week how he was in the bottom is beound me becoz he is amazin and them mcdonald jesus christ how the f r they still in that contest they r sooooooo sh*t. MCDONALD OUT NEXT RAY TO WIN COME ON RAY XOXOXOXOXOXOOXOXXOXOX LOVE YE

    Comment by teresa — Tuesday, 14 November, 2006 @ 20:33

  25. ray so didnt deserve to be in the bottom 2 last week !!
    i was so sad incase he went ! :(
    but glad he never !!
    hes so great ! :D

    Comment by carolann — Tuesday, 14 November, 2006 @ 20:36

  26. I used to think Simon Cowell was good - nauseous but good - now am not so sure. Think he has badly let down both Ashley and Nikkita - chose 2 great songs for Ashley and then 2 crag ones that did him no justice. Same with Nikkita - think he wants his favourite Leonna to win.

    Comment by mollie — Tuesday, 14 November, 2006 @ 22:47

  27. Just seen the live show in Bournemouth and it was amazing ! Everyone gave it their all, but I can quite see now why the final three were the final three.
    Leona, Ray and Ben looked and sang like real stars.
    The surprise of the night for me was Ashley. I hadn’t warmed to him in the TV shows, but he really seems to have something special - hope he gets the chance to go further.

    Comment by Down in Dorset — Wednesday, 28 February, 2007 @ 22:47

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