Here’s a look at the top performances from Week 3 of The X Factor 2017 auditions.
Last weekend saw try outs for The X Factor this year pass the half way point with another pair of episodes on the Saturday and Sunday.
As usual, we’ve ranked the top auditions based on online hits and shares over the weekend and here are the top four…
The Price Brothers
The Price brothers accidentally discovered their talent when Sean overheard Conor singing in his room. For their X Factor audition, they decided to “modernise” Jimi Hendrix’s ‘All Along The Watchtower’ with “youth and energy” – and Simon was impressed, saying: “This probably one of the best auditions we’ve had. I don’t want to change a single thing about you.”
– Irish duo Hayley (20) and Debye (40) shocked the judges when they revealed they’re not sisters, but mother and daughter. However, their performance of Macklemore’s ‘Can’t Hold Us’ turned out to be one of those textbook X Factor moments when the judges thought one was holding the other back.
Hayley proved popular, with Sharon describing her as “phenomenal”, while Nicole thought she was “super dope” and “relevant”.
However, it wasn’t good news for Debye, with Sharon saying she should be involved “in a different aspect”, and Simon saying their double act “doesn’t work”. Eventually, the judges did give them four yesses as a duo, but Debye left upset after being advised to “think about this”.
Full-time dad by day, singer by night Gary was put forward for The X Factor by his fiancée, but he failed to cut it with his first performance, ‘Uptown Funk’, which was interrupted by Simon. Thankfully, his second song, Sam Cooke’s ‘Change Is Gonna Come’, got him through to Bootcamp.
“I wasn’t expecting that! You’ve got a good voice,” Simon reacted. Gary declared that he sees himself more as just an entertainer, to which Sharon responded: “You are so much more than that”.
After Nicole admired his butterfly tattoo, Gregor brought out his guitar to perform Vance Joy’s ‘Riptide’, the first song he learned to play on the instrument. However, Simon again cut in, saying: “I need you to do something which sets you apart. That’s like everything else I’m hearing, it’s very quick, very throwaway.”
Who was your favourite act this week? Tell us in the comments below!
The X Factor 2017 continues this Saturday and Sunday night on ITV.