X Factor 2012: Tulisa makes Gary Barlow uncomfortable with Christopher Maloney critique after ‘Dancing On The Ceiling’ (VIDEO)

by Lisa McGarry

Christopher Maloney is one of the bookies favourite to leave The X Factor tomorrow night, behind only Rylan Clark so he had pressure heaped on his shoulders when he took to the stage this evening.

The 34 year old left Twitter for a number of days earlier this week, so he could concentrate on learning two songs for the quarter finals and also because he had been on the receiving end of some serious Twitter abuse and even death threats.

This evening he tried to keep his chin up and before taking to the stage to sing twice for the panel – half of whom really don’t like him – he tweeted:

“Nearly show time! Double whammy tonight, can’t wait to get out there and sing for u. Enjoy xx”

For his Motown song the Liverpudlian took on Lionel Richie’s ‘Dancing On the Ceiling’, with a full stage production and a bit of a dance routine.

It wasn’t bad and his vocals were in tune but for the second time, his timing was an issue. We can’t say it was our favourite performance of the night or even of his.


LOUIS WALSH: You sang well, you really sang well and you are working hard. It was a little bit like being in Benidorm or Blackpool in a karaoke bar.

TULISA: When you are singing, I don’t believe what you are singing. It feels like you are putting on a show and that leaves a disconnect with the performance and that performance was more dated than the song himself.

NICOLE SCHERZINGER: Good energy and you tried something new. I am looking for soul and I don’t see much soul there.

GARY BARLOW: I am starting to feel slightly uncomfortable with the criticism you are getting, all week long and here at the weekend. You have done really well, I don’t think people have appreciated how far you have come.

Did you enjoy Christopher’s performance tonight? Do you think he’ll be safe on tomorrow’s results show? 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!