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Sunday, 5 December, 2010

Only one act leaving tonight: Who will it be?

It was the X Factor semi-final last night, and we now know that for the first time it’ll definitely be a four act final, as only one contestant it leaving tonight.

But who will it be?

Matt
She’s Always A Woman and You Got The Love
Matt was struggling with tonsilitis last night, and said himself that his second song wasn’t his “best performance”. But the judges had nothing but praise for his first song, with Simon saying “Look forget about the fact that you had flu, because I don’t think anybody cares. It was a brilliant choice of song and I like the fact that you had your own flavour on it”.

Cher
Nothin’ On You and Love The Way You Lie
Cher performed two rap songs tonight, and Dannii Mingoue questioned this choice, saying: “It was such a tricky song choice tonight. The rapping was great and with the singing you hit your stride at the end of the song. I would have liked to hear you sing a ballad to get you through to the final.”

Mary
Never can say goodbye and The Way We Were/Try To Remember
Mary’s first performance gained a muted reception from the judges, but they were full of praise for her second. Simon said “You should be very proud, it was much better than the first song and you are a good singer and it’s about finding the next big pop star.”

1 Direction
Only Girl (In The World) and Chasing Cars
One Direction had probably the worst reaction from the judges of the night. Simon Cowell was ill this week, and so the boys were mentored by Cheryl Cole. She told them: “I love you guys. I thoroughly enjoyed mentoring you. That song was a little bit dangerous cos its so current right now as Rihanna’s record that you have to completely make it like it was never ever written for her. I don’t know if it quite worked for me but I hope to see you in the final.”

Rebecca
Show Me Love and Amazing Grace
Rebecca had almost universal praise from the judges, with Simon tipping her for the final: “I loved that this is a side of you we have never seen before. It was so cool, so controlled, your vocals were on the money and this is the first time that you are showing me that you don’t just want to get into the final, you want to win and I like that.” Louis went even further, telling her “You’re my favourite contestant ever. You’re likeable, you’re lovable. you’ve got star quality. I think you’re amazing.”

9 Comments »

  1. OMG what do they see in Rebecca, she is sooooooo..so borrrring.. she cant move, cant even stand straight, what is going on????and cher!! do they hear something else in the studio??I think it must be a fix and cheryl will again win.so so unfair( who is joe- last year winer) Olly rocks!!!!!

    Comment by Iwona — Sunday, 5 December, 2010 @ 11:43

  2. OMG i want cher lloyd to win but matt is going to come secordxxx bye

    Comment by courtneyrooke — Sunday, 5 December, 2010 @ 11:55

  3. PLease let mary go tonight am sick of her too old and she is not up to the stanadard of Matt, Rebecca, Cher or One direction

    Comment by Maria Kane — Sunday, 5 December, 2010 @ 15:04

  4. Rebecca was stunning -Amazing grace was amazing…the control the sincerity the class …before Rebecca Aretha’s version of this was my favorite but this was just great

    Comment by wat tefuk — Sunday, 5 December, 2010 @ 16:35

  5. I think mary sould go tonight

    Comment by courtneyrooke — Sunday, 5 December, 2010 @ 17:08

  6. 4 in the final? Too many, the shows going to drag next week! Matt or Rebecca to win!

    Comment by Mark — Sunday, 5 December, 2010 @ 19:59

  7. hi cher,
    it’s chloe just wondering how the plan to split one direction is going plus I GOT PEOPLE TO STOP VOTING FOR REBECCA IN ORDER FOR YOU TO WIN did you want anything else this week and is simon ok with you doing what you are doing to on direction and rebecca.
    xoxo love chloe and we miss you all at home specially mum

    Comment by chloe — Sunday, 5 December, 2010 @ 21:26

  8. i hope to see one direction ,sarah and matt in the final three .hard to choose between them but ….

    Comment by derek — Tuesday, 7 December, 2010 @ 18:17

  9. Cher should win she is the best ,please vote for her or show will be too boring on Sunday to watch. Thanks for joy u give us Cher.

    Comment by Dana — Thursday, 9 December, 2010 @ 22:15

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