The X Factor 2017 auditions recap: All the results from episode two

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X Factor 2017’s opening weekend continued with a guest appearance from Alesha Dixon, and contestants including Gaga Lord and Shanaya Atkinson-Jones impressing the judges.

Simon Cowell and Louis Walsh were on hand throughout tonight’s show as the auditions tour stopped in Manchester and Edinburgh.


However, a prior commitment meant Nicole Scherzinger had to miss a day, while Sharon Osbourne also took some time off due to a medical issue.

Thankfully, Britain’s Got Talent star Alesha was on hand to fill in – but she got a little bit more than she bargained for when Simon volunteered her and Nicole as dancers for Gaga’s James Bond-inspired performance!

Although nerves took hold in the Scottish capital, it proved to be another successful episode, with every hopeful featured making to Bootcamp – and not a bad act in sight.

Here we have all you need to know about the latest results!

Lloyd Macey

Lloyd Macey (4 yesses) – Lloyd brought his nan Christine in to the audition room with him, and Simon gave her the privilege of sitting next to him! Together they chose Sam Smith’s ‘Lay Me Down’ for the 23-year-old student to sing. Christine gave him a glowing review, saying “I think he’s fantastic”, and the actual judges agreed. “I love the higher falsetto,” said Louis, while Sharon described his vocals as “beautiful” and “rich”.

Jordan Rabjohn (4 yesses) – Jordan gave egg shakers to the judges to use during the chorus of his original track, ‘Mexico’. It is about a girl his friend met on a lads holiday, but with a different setting (“Salou almost wasn’t romantic enough”). Simon thought the song was “corny”, but confessed: “I’m not gonna get that out my head.” Meanwhile, Alesha was loving it: “You really did bring the vibe today! I like a bit of cheese!”


Georgina Panton (4 yesses) – Georgina made quite the entrance, running and screaming in to the room before proclaiming: “I KNOW I am the winner of The X Factor 2017!”

Gigi (as she calls herself) had the vocals to back up her bold claim, performing Rihanna’s ‘Love On The Brain’. “You are all over the place, but I really like you,” Simon said, with Alesha praising her “grittiness”.

Nicole Caldwell (4 yesses) – Although she’s a full-time singer, Nicole was very nervous trying out for the X Factor, as the show was “out of my comfort zone”. After a hug from Louis and a drink of water, she eased herself in to a performance of Prince’s ‘Purple Rain’ – and hit her stride when Simon encouraged her to “push” it more halfway through. Nicole thought her “voice speaks for itself”, although Alesha observed that she needs to “start working on her showmanship”.

Gaga Lord (4 yesses) – Gaga chose Shirley Bassey’s ‘Diamonds Are Forever’ for her audition track, leaving Simon feeling like James Bond. At his behest, Alesha and Nicole joined the school dinner lady on stage to act as Bond girls, singing and dancing around her! “That was amazing, you are fantastic, I absolutely love you,” Simon cooed. “You’ve got a powerful voice, and you’re fun,” added Louis, while Alesha called her a “force of nature”.

Shanaya Atkinson-Jones
Shanaya Atkinson-Jones

Shanaya Atkinson-Jones (4 yesses) – Shanaya channelled the emotion of her rough early upbringing and being put up for adoption in to a performance of A Great Big World’s ‘Say Something’, which won Simon’s highest praise yet. “Everything that I hoped we were going to find this year is now standing in front of me,” he claimed. Nicole called her a “diamond in the rough”, and Alesha commented: “You pitched that perfectly, I couldn’t take my eyes of you. It was so soulful and hypnotising.”

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The X Factor continues Saturday and Sunday nights on ITV.


The next episode airs Saturday, September 9 at 8PM.

The auditions will be followed by bootcamp and the six chair challenge later this year.

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