X Factor 2010: Katie Waissel splits the judges with her song and her strange helmet!

In her pre-performance VT, Simon Cowell, admitted that Katie Waissel has a lot to prove on tonight’s X factor show.

The 24 year old made it into Cheryl’s top three, despite some tears, breakdowns and a ridiculous amount of shots at fame before.

Tonight Katie sang Queen’s We Are The Champions for her first live performance. Weirdly she sported a huge feathery helmet thing and stood behind a keyboard, though we don’t think she was actually playing a note. Once we bypassed that distraction, we realised that Katie was actually singing rather well. She has a very distinctive voice and she was vocally sound tonight.

Judges Comments:

Louis: Katie when you first auditioned I thought you were more style than substance and after that performance I haven’t really changed my mind. I don’t know who Katie is, it’s a little of Madonna, it’s a little bit of Gwen Stefani and I honestly think the song was too big for you.

Dannii: Katie it must have been so hard to do that after everything that happened this week. I thought vocally it was fierce. I don’t get the whole look, I loved what you were wearing in auditions but I don’t get tonight’s look.

Simon: I’m going top totally disagree with Dannii, I like what you are wearing. It’s different and I am so bored with people on these competitions trying to look like someone else and not having anything original about them. I think you are original and a a drama queen and you have an interesting voice. You have bee great fun to work with, good for you.

Cheryl Cole; There is a whole new world of artists out there who allow themselves that allow themselves to be expressive. I love that about you. You are helping me embrace different as well and I’ve enjoyed getting to know you. You’re a great girl. Louis, there’s time yet to get to know her!

Did you enjoy Katie’s performance tonight? Will you be voting for her? Leave your comments below.

Lisa McGarry

Lisa has been watching reality TV for too long now. She won't do any housework unless 'Big Brother' announces it over the tannoy and everything she does has to be put to a public vote!