X Factor 2012: Tribute acts Omar Rajpute (Prince), Alex McLeish (Rod Stewart) & Ashley Whitelaw (Tulisa) fail to shine!
This year has not been a good one for tribute acts on The X Factor.
On this evening’s show, a variety of lookalikes and impersonators performed but unlike Kitty Brucknell, none of them made it past the initial judges’ audition.
First up was Omar Rajpute, 29, a Prince tribute artist from California. However, after singing for the panel they seemed distinctly underwhelmed and Gary Barlow said:
“It would be great for prince week but what are you going to do for the other nine weeks?”
Taking to the stage next was Alex McLeish a 56 year old construction site manager from Glasgow.
“People always say I look like Rod Stewart, my answer is- Rod looks like me.”
Louis Walsh responded:
“The show is called The X Factor, it’s not stars in your eyes!”
Lastly we had Tulisa lookalike Ashley Whitelaw. An 18 year old chip shop Worker from South Lanarkshire who said she works as a Tulisa impersonator but hasn’t had any bookings yet!
She got to have her photo taken with her idol, after belting out her song ‘Young’ but unfortunately her X Factor journey ended there.
Do you think the tribute acts were talented enough this evening, or did they get a raw deal? Leave your comments below….
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