Here’s a look at the top performances from Week 4 of The X Factor 2017 auditions.
Last weekend saw try outs for The X Factor conclude with the final 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 latest contestant on this year’s X Factor to come from the Philippines, Alisa boldly believes her talent to be “world class” – and Simon was eager for her performance, saying: “I always think a lot of the people from where you’re from are amazing singers.”
Thankfully, her take on Beyoncé’s ‘Listen’ seemed to live up to that hype. “You’re this tiny little thing with this voice given from God, blowing everybody away,” commented Nicole.
The final auditionee of this series was Dutch soul singer Berget, who reckons The Netherlands are a “little bit too small” for her and hopes The X Factor can launch her on the world stage.
Her rendition of Prince’s ‘Purple Rain’ had Simon raving: “Your voice is unbelievably good. If you were 18, 20 years old, never done anything before, I would be jumping over this desk right now to say you have to make a record. Maybe this is your time.” Nicole added: “I think music really loves you, there’s a real joy when you sing.”
X Factor superfan Scarlett’s audition was twelve years in the making, and she even brought along pictures of the judges that she drew aged seven. Her vocals didn’t make as good an impression, with Simon interrupting her first performance due to her “weird ad-libs”.
Even after her second song, Andra Day’s ‘Rise Up’, he wasn’t convinced, saying: “There’s parts of your voice I literally couldn’t bear.”
He decided to “take a leap of faith” and said yes, joining Louis and Nicole, the latter of whom predicted Scarlett could be “a force to be reckoned with
After the judges praised Johnny’s “dignified” exit, it was Jenny’s turn – and her try-out, featuring David Guetta and Sia’s ‘Titanium’, couldn’t have gone better. “Jenny, you’ve just got it, it was fantastic,” remarked Alesha, while Sharon observed: “You really let it build, you didn’t go in too strong.”
Jenny admitted that she thought Johnny would do better than her, to which Simon responded: “I think you came in as the underdog, and about 30 seconds from the end that you hit this real sweet spot, and I could see the confidence in you.”
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The X Factor 2017 continues this Saturday and Sunday night on ITV with bootcamp.