10 dramatic moments from this weekend’s Six Chair Challenge
Did you accidentally miss out on this weekend’s Six Chair Challenge? Or simply want to remind yourself of all the drama and excitement? We’ve put together our top 10 moments from The X Factor this weekend!
Remember Sephy Francisco, who showcased her amazing vocal range in her first audition which Simon called “two auditions in one”? She takes to six chair and stuns a whole new audience with her rendition of ‘Never Enough’. As Dermot puts it: “I could watch people watching Sephy for the first time all day!”.
During Six Chair, Bella was in awe of her competition, at one point even saying if April Darby didn’t get a seat, she wasn’t going to get one! Cut to Simon telling her she wasn’t getting a seat – but that’s just a cruel trick he plays on our Bella! He hits the Safe Seat buzzer, Bella collapses to her knees with emotion, and the whole audience gets off their seats. She was certainly proved wrong on this occasion!
Ricky John’s story would in itself be enough to fill a six-part ITV drama. His talent alone absolutely warranted a seat during the Six Chair Challenge. So when Ayda stuns everyone by giving him the best birthday present he could have asked for - the Safe Seat buzzer - Ricky launches her into the air before high fiving the judges, which was enough to send chills down all of our spines.
After the shock of being replaced by Shan, Georgia was NOT willing to leave without a fight. Simon gives her a chance, and her rendition of Robin S’s ‘Show Me Love’ was enough to get her seat back, replacing Lanya Matthews. Talk about a fightback!
Last year Scarlett fell at the final hurdle and lost her Six Chair seat in dramatic circumstances. This year she isn’t going to make that mistake again, seizing a seat at the last moment with her rendition of Kelly Clarkson’s ‘Piece by Piece’, and leaving Simon with an impossible decision…
With seven contestants and only six chairs, Simon has a difficult decision to make. He called Maria Laroco and Georgia Burgess back to the stage to sing for their place at Judges Houses. With both giving the performance of their lives with their original audition songs ‘Who’s Lovin’ You’ and ‘Purple Rain’, Simon can’t choose and decided to keep them both, sending Jennifer home instead in a nerve-wracking finale. Incredible drama!
Danny Tetley returns to The X Factor stage having chosen to take on the Queen classic ‘The Show Must Go On’ to impress Ayda and win a chair. However, things do not go to plan for the Yorkshireman, and Ayda indicates this might be the end of the road for our boy from Benidorm. But Danny gets a second chance, and nails his take on Jennifer Hudson’s ‘And I Am Telling You I'm Not Going’, taking Burgandy’s place at Judges Houses…
…but this isn’t the last we’ve seen of her! After taking the chair with her – leaving poor Danny with nowhere to sit – Robbie brings her back along with Panda Ross and unites their talents into one X Factor supergroup. And after delivering their powerful version of the Greatest Showman classic ‘Never Enough’, it’s clear that we’ve something special on our hands!
Kitchen porter by day, Kingpin by night, the judges fell for Tommy Ludford’s charms during his first audition. But it didn’t go quite to plan for our Tommy in the Six Chair Challenge, as he took the idea of a stage dive slightly too literally. Luckily he bounced back, and straight into seat number three!
Last but most certainly not least, Brendan Murray stunned the audience with his version of R.E.M’s ‘Everybody Hurts’, leading to Simon putting him in a “different league” to the rest of the competition, and Louis hitting that all-important buzzer, giving him the Safe Seat.
Want to see how the rest of the Boys category gets on, and which of the Groups Robbie sends to Judges Houses? Find out next weekend on ITV and STV!
And don‘t forget if any of this weekend’s action, catch up now on ITV Hub and STV Player, or check out the individual performances on the App!