ICYMI - 10 amazing moments from last weekend's X Factor!
If you somehow missed any of the action from The X Factor last weekend, or simply need a reminder of all the drama and excitement, then you're in the right place! Here's our Top 10 moments from the last round of the Six Chair Challenge, and The Girls at Judges' Houses!
After appearing in his audition as his alter ego Lady Freida Wilde, Thomas Pound takes on the Six Chair Challenge with a surprise in store for the judges. Starting his performance of 'This Is Me' from The Greatest Showman, Thomas ditches his cape to reveal himself to be Thomas Pound - who he truly is. And we love him for who he is too!
Saving one of the best for last, Louis calls out Dalton Harris to perform the Prince classic 'Purple Rain'. And our boy from Jamaica delivers, with a performance Simon as described as bring in "a different league". It's no surprise that Louis gave him a seat and a place at Judges Houses. But it also left him with a decision to make...
... Louis eventually makes the decision to send Thomas home, but Thomas isn't going anywhere! Demanding to sing again, Louis decides to organise a sing-off between himself and J-Sol to determine who goes through. After both deliver fantastic performances, it is Tommy Ludford who is given his marching orders, bringing a dramatic Boys Six Chair Challenge to its conclusion.
With Robbie the last of the judges to decide his six for Judges Houses, he welcomes Aaliyah and Acacia K - now known as A-Star - to the Six Chair Challenge. They perform Montell Jordan's 'This Is How We Do It', but Robbie thought they'd delivered an 8, and he wanted a 10. They bust out their original audition track 'Bang Bang' from Arianna Grande, Nicky Minaj and Jessie J, and bring the house down - so much so Robbie asked their parents to hit the Safe Seat buzzer!
Cheeky London duo Misunderstood wowed the judges with their 'Juicy Fruit' in their first audition, and they weren't going to let up in Six Chair. Getting everyone dancing with their original track 'Ghetto Style', they give Robbie no choice but to give them a seat and send them through to Judges' Houses!
On Sunday we pack our bags and head to Judges' Houses, and first to perform is 16 year old Molly Scott. Admitting she let the nerves get the better of her during the Six Chair Challenge, she wasn't going to let that happen again now she's made it this far. Delivering a stunning performance of BTS's 'Fake Love', she wows the Guest Judges and proves she really is cut out for a shot at The X factor title!
So far in the competition it had been a breeze for 25 year old Shan, as she wowed the Judges with her effortless vocals and stage presence. Taking the brave decision to perform an original song based on her experience of the Six Chair Challenge for the guest Judges, she dazzles the audience with a soulful and beautiful performance.
The pressure was on Bella Penfold after Simon gave her the Safe Seat in the Six Chair Challenge, and choosing to cover Macklemore's 'Same Love' posed a challenge in both singing and rapping. But Bella delivered, with a brilliant performance full of energy and heart, vindicating Simon's decision and leaving an impression on the Guest Judges.
As if being last to perform wasn't enough pressure for Scarlett Lee, choosing to perform 'I Didn't Know My Own Strength' - a song written by Guest Judge Diane Warren - put her in an all-or-nothing situation. But boy did she deliver, with a performance so beautiful it brought Diane to tears. She certainly put it all on the line, and left Simon with an 'impossible' decision...
...but who would Simon take with him to Live Shows? First up is Shan, and Simon gives her the good news that she's through! Next up is Molly, and she's also made it! Then it's Maria Laroco - who sadly couldn't make it to Malibu - and unfortunately she won't be making it any further in the competition. It's a different story for Scarlett however, who makes up for her disappointment last year by getting all the way to Live Shows! And so it comes down to Bella and Georgia - only one can progress from here. Unfortunately for Georgia it isn't her, and Bella gets the nod to complete Simon's final four.
And the drama doesn't stop there! Tune in this weekend where the Judges' Houses action continues - 8.35pm Saturday and 8pm Sunday on ITV