LLOYD MUST WOW IN ISTANBUL
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.