LLOYD MUST WOW IN IS­TAN­BUL

Wales On Sunday - - NEWS - KATHRYN WIL­LIAMS Re­porter kathryn.wil­liams@waleson­line.co.uk

W ELSH singer Lloyd Macey has to im­press Louis Walsh tonight if he is to win a place in the next round of the X Fac­tor.

Fans find out tonight whether the singer did enough, when he sang for Walsh in Is­tan­bul, to win a place in the live shows.

Half the acts for the X Fac­tor live shows have been de­cided upon af­ter judges Ni­cole Scherzinger and Sharon Os­bourne made their choices last night.

Sin­gle mother Tra­cyleanne Jef­ford, from Mid­dle­sex, was picked by Ni­cole Scherzinger as one of her three fi­nal­ists, along­side French-born Kevin Davy White and plas­terer Matt Lin­nen, af­ter a pow­er­ful ren­di­tion of You’ll Lose A Good Thing by Bar­bara Lynn.

Last night also saw Sharon Os­bourne pick her fi­nal three, with 16-year-olds Holly Tandy and Rai-Elle Wil­liams qual­i­fy­ing for next week’s live shows, along­side Grace Davies.

Rhondda’s Macey made an im­pact dur­ing his first au­di­tion when he brought his nan into the room to give Si­mon Cow­ell a fish-fin­ger sand­wich. The ploy worked that time, but we’re not sure Nanny Chris­tine was on the plane to Tur­key for Lloyd’s fi­nal chance to im­press Walsh.

Back at Scherzinger’s, Davy White per­formed an orig­i­nal song, Puzzle Of Love, while Lin­nen opted to sing Ev­ery­body’s Free by Roza­lla.

It meant dis­ap­point­ment for Talia Dean, Ber­get Lewis and the ex­u­ber­ant Slavko, who were sent pack­ing in the judges’ houses sec­tion of the com­pe­ti­tion where they had per­formed for Scherzinger and guest judge Stor­mzy.

Davies’ se­lec­tion came as some­what of a shock for the 20-year-old af­ter her per­for­mance of her own song, More Than You, was in­ter­rupted by Os­bourne, which led to the singer break­ing down in tears.

Tandy per­formed Ri­hanna’s Rus­sian Roulette while Wil­liams added an orig­i­nal rap to Go­tye’s Some­body That I Used To Know.

Alisah Bonao­bra, Ge­orgina Pan­ton and Deanna fell at the fi­nal hur­dle as they were omit­ted from Os­bourne’s fi­nal three.

Tonight’s show will show the boys and groups at­tempt to woo re­spec­tive judges Louis Walsh and Si­mon Cow­ell­well in the sec­ond judges’ houses phase.hase.

Walsh’s boys will jet off to Is­tan­bul in a bid to im­press him and guest judge Mika,ka, while Cow­ell’s groups are off to the French Riviera where they ey are met by the mogul and Ch­eryl. yl.

The X Fac­tor con­tin­ues tonight at 7pm.

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