X Factor 2018: Chloe Jane McAllister splits judges with her audition
Chloe Jane McAllister split The X Factor 2018 judges in tonight’s final auditions.
This evening was the last episode of try outs from the latest series.
Simon Cowell, Ayda Williams, Robbie Williams and Louis Tomlinson returned to Wembley Arena for one final day of auditions.
One of the acts we met in the final round was Chloe Jane McAllister, a 18 year old from Northern Ireland.
“This feels so surreal right now,” she said as she stepped out on stage at Wembley.
She chooses to sing Jessie Ware’s Say You Love Me, explaining: “I love emotional music. Music that means something and everyone’s been through heartache.”
After the performance, Simon harshly critiques: “I got bored.”
But Louis disagreed: “I was with you throughout that.”
“I totally disagree too and I felt that amazing. I felt the heartbreak. I felt that was incredible,” added Ayda.
And Robbie compared Chloe to his young daughter, saying he hoped she would be like Chloe.
Despite Simon’s initial negativity, Chloe ended up with four yeses through to the next round.
Other acts going before the panel this evening include Thomas Pound, a 20 year old cleaner and drag Queen from South Wales. Performing a pair of Tina Turner hits, he first sings as himself and then as drag alter-ego Lady Frieda Wilde.
There’s also family group ATTY who bring gospel to the last day of auditions.
Following the last of the auditions, the successful acts will face the new judges’ deliberation where they’ll discover if they’ve made the cut to the Six Chair Challenge.
And after that, the judges and contestants will find who is mentoring which category this year.
The X Factor 2018 continues Saturday and Sunday night on ITV.
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