THE ONES WITH LOTS OF HEART
For the first year, we have two judges at the same house – they are married, after all – so Ayda does sneak a peek at Robbie’s judging, but says it just makes her feel bad for the contestants they’ll be sending home. She says, “I just [thought], ‘Oh my God, I cannot believe I’m going to have to do this.’” Joined by 2006 X Factor winner Leona Lewis and US singer Adam Lambert, Ayda has a tough task choosing her category. Our votes go to 37-year-old Ricky John and 50-year-old Janice Robinson, who describes her sound as “spiritual musical therapy”. Ricky – who lived on the streets for eight years – says getting through to the live shows, “Would give my family a better chance at life.” With a voice like his, it’s got to be no-brainer.
Janice and Ricky: send them through