X Factor 2018: Can new boy band Vibe 5 replace One Direction?
With One Direction on a seemingly indefinite hiatus, another X Factor group could be set to rise to fame.
Tonight, it was the last instalment of the Six Chair Challenge that determined who makes judges’ houses.
Last weekend saw Ayda Williams and her Overs and Simon Cowell and the Girls complete their line ups.
This evening, Louis Tomlinson continued with his Boys before Robbie Williams rounded things off with the Groups.
One of the acts we met wa Vibe 5. They’re made up of 18-year-old Jon Guelas Burrell, 16-year-old Jack Tisdale, 16-year-old Blaise, 18-year-old Elliot Horne and 21-year-old Kieran Harrison.
They told the cameras: “We all applied as solo artists unfortunately they said no to us. We got given a lifeline by the judges and were put in a group.
“This is the first time the judges are going to see us perform and we just want to show we have the potential to go all the way.”
On stage, they told mentor Robbie: “We’ve only been together two days… we’ve already got one no, we’re not going home without another today. Not a chance.”
In their bid to make judges’ houses, the group performed Justin Timberlake’s Can’t Stop The Feeling.
One Direction’s Louis Tomlinson commented: “I did feel a sprinkle of magic from that, but I’m not sure if it’s enough.”
However it was Robbie who had to decide if they make it through – and he gave them a seat through to the next round.
You can watch their performance in the video above.
Other groups singing for Robbie in tonight’s show were the LMA Choir, ATTY, Tre Amici and Misunderstood.
We also met some other groups for the first time, including The Squirrels, Harry & Danny, Lost Tiger, Sweet Sense and The Hewitts.
Plus, there were two new duos, A STAR, made up of Aaliyah Robinson and Acacia K, and Panda & Burgandy, who were rejected by Ayda last week as soloists in the Overs category.
As always, all the acts will be wanting to secure one of six seats in their category at judges’ houses.
But this year sees a new golden X twist that will see one act put straight through the next round. They will be placed in a safe seat and can’t be swapped out for another act.
The X Factor is back at 8PM on Sunday with the first round of judges’ houses.
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