The Unreality TV X Factor Chart – Week 3
For the first time in this competition, we were stumped when it came to writing this chart. The standard of performance tonight was just amazing for everybody concerned.
If you were watching, the judges gave standing ovations to a number of acts tonight, something that’s almost unheard of. Especially when you consider that Leon Jackson and Ray Quinn virtually ruined the name of Big Band routines in this competition.
Anyway, read on for our X Factor chart (and remember to tell us your favourite acts in the comments):
- Alexandra Burke – Alexandra took a risk singing a song recently covered by Christina Aguilera, but her version of Candy Man was rightly described as world class by Simon Cowell. She really looked and sounded the professional pop star.
- Laura White – Laura was absolutely in her element tonight. A jazzy, smooth performance which proved that she deserves to be on that stage, and pay no attention to the recent controversy about her boyfriend.
- Ruth Lorenzo – Following her last-minute comeback last week, Ruth delivered another powerhouse performance, perhaps settling into a role as a ‘big vocals’ singer. Whatever, she looked a million dollars this evening and once again justified being in the competition.
- Diana Vickers – Diana had the judges raving with yet another solid performance, this time of the old classic, Summertime. Marked down slightly for possible dull song choice that didn’t compare to the others above.
- Rachel Hylton – If Rachel Hylton doesn’t win this competition, she’ll be a shoe-in for the part of Mama Morton in Chicago. She certainly looked the part tonight, didn’t she? A solid comeback performance to remind you why Rachel got this far in the first place.
- Eoghan Quigg – Eoghan continues to forge his way in the competition as a young charmer, and from what we hear, he could sing out of tune every night and a certain teenage demographic would vote for him anyway. But as he finds his confidence in the competition, Eoghan may become a force to be reckoned with for the older males in his group.
- Austin Drage – Austin’s really starting to find his feet in this competition. Tonight he delivered a confident and entertaining routine that I didn’t think he was capable of a few weeks ago.
- JLS – The JLS crew – who seem to have their own logo, interestingly enough – put on a wonderful show tonight, but still managed to sound slightly weak vocally, as spotted by the eagle-eyed Mr Cowell.
- Daniel Evans – Really nice guy Daniel made massive strides this week, but with everybody else pulling out all the stops, he still ends up at the lower end of our list. Nice to see him improving though.
- Scott Bruton – Sadly, show opener Scott takes the award for weakest performance of the night. We’re seeing other acts coming on in leaps and bounds, and Scott may have the looks, but not the vocal or performance chops to make it as a pop star.
Who will go tonight? We’re just about to find out in the results show…