The X Factor judges were impressed with a new look version of The Risk on tonight's live show, as former Nu Vibe member Ashford Campbell returned to the show to join the group after Ashley walked out. Performing Michael Jackson's Thriller to open the show, the panel thought the new super group were even better!
Louis Walsh raved: "Guys, it’s a tough song to sing, I always loved The Risk, I think you’re a better vocal harmony band. Welcome back Ashford, you fit in perfectly. Ashley did the right thing, guys I see something special here…you’ve got it!"
Alexandra Burke, standing in for an ill Kelly Rowland, said: "What a fantastic opening to the show. With you being a new member, I think you need to find that balance of being a bit more organic... but I love the fact that you guys are a great vocal group but what you also have to think about is that there are great bands out there like JLS and The Wanted, One Direction, find where you guys sit because you are unique."
Gary Barlow said: "Guys I’ve always really liked you, now I really, really like you!
"Ashford, you’ve slotted right in. I’ve been right there where you are right now, in 1995 Take That, right before big tour one of our band members left and at that point you make a choice you"
And the boys' mentor Tulisa commented: "Gary is so right, you could have given up but you have fought your way through this week. I saw your faces when you got the news, it was totally out of the blue. But you made your decision, you brought Ashford back and you completely smashed it tonight."