Lloyd Macey and The CutKelvins have just missed out on a place in The X Factor Final after being eliminated in tonight’s semi final.
Tonight’s show saw the final 5 contestants perform a song which they believed gave them the best chance at making the final.
Welsh wonder Lloyd Macey kicked the show off with Coldplay classic Fix You. And the judges reckon he deserves a spot in the final.
“What can I say other than, annoyingly brilliant,” Simon said. It actually reminded me of christmas, it made me feel happy. I think that should get you into the final next week.”
“Lloyd you were like the angel of music up there tonight,” Nicole said, before her next statement – “from one vocalist to another – but the rest of” led to the rest of comments being drowned out by the sound of Louis and Simon clearing their throats ironically.
Louis added: “It was the perfect song but you’ve got the perfect voice. Please get him in the final”.
Watford lads Rak-Su were next to perform, reprising their audition song I’m Feeling You. And the judges reckons these guys have secured a place in the final too.
Louis said: “You’ve made so much progress, you have to be in the final. This is a hit record.”
Sharon was equally impressed: “Everything you do is just brilliant.See ya next week.”
While Nicole said it wasn’t their best performance of the series, she admitted that they’d probably be in the final, before adding a typically bizarre comparison: “you’re pizza, everybody loves pizza and there’s a topping for everyone.”
Simon had some particularly high praise: “we make shows like this in the hope that we find artists like you.”
Scottish siblings The CutKelvins took to the stage next with their take on Robin S’ Show Me Love, the song they performed at the six chair challenge. And the judges feared they didn’t do enough to progress into the final.
“Guys, what a tough night,” Sharon said. The competition here with you all is so huge cause you’re all so great. you’re in your comfort zone now. I hope you’re here next week.
Nicole wasn’t so sure. “I know that 2 people are going home tonight, but I don’t know if that was cutting edge enough for you to be in the final,” she said.
Simon added: “I’m frustrated cause I didn’t like the production behind you tonight. You guys haven’t compromised – you are the underdogs, I’m not gonna lie – but i think there’s enough people who want you in the final next week.”
The last remaining Over Kevin Davy White took to the stage with Jimi Hendrix’s Voodoo Child (Slight Return).
“Everything is real about you,” Louis said. “Its so unusual to hear a Jimi Hendrix song on X Factor, but it all worked.”
Simon said: “As Nicole would say, you’ve just put your balls on the line. That was honestly incredible.”
Nicole compared him to a boxing legend: “for me, there is no competition: you are the Muhammad Ali of this competition and nobody else compares.”
“I loved it”, Sharon added.
The final girl Grace Davies closed the show with an original song called Wolves.
Simon said: “That was like me listening to someone who comes back onto the show with a hit record. What you guys are doing with your originality and new material, you’re coming in every week with hit records You deserve to be there next week.”
“Grace you’re so blessed because you truly have a gift for songwriting,” Nicole said. “You have such a great skill. My only thing to you is just enjoy it, because its going to be a beautiful ride.”
Louis was adamant that she should make it to the final: “you have to be in the final because you’re original, you’re hardworking”.
“That song is a hit single, it really, really is”, Sharon said. “I don’t know how you do it. You take my breath away each week.”
Global megastar Ed Sheeran then performed his new single Perfect, before Dermot announced that the vote was now closed.
It was then announced that the acts who had made the final were Rak-Su, Grace Davies and Kevin Davy White, which meant we had to say goodbye to Lloyd Macey and The CutKelvins.
Next week, it’s the X Factor final and performing live are global megastars P!nk and Sam Smith, US boyband PRETTYMUCH, One Direction star turned soloist Louis Tomlinson and the biggest girlband in the world Little Mix.