'X Factor' Review: Club Classics Week - Who Should Be Crowned King Or Queen Of The Dancefloor?
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Ballads were banned from this week's X Factor as the pop star wannabes belted out their best versions of 'club classics'. And the judges started the show with a promise that everything was "okdot.com" between them, in what looked like a temporary truce.
Tulisa reassured viewers that she and Kelly had put their differences behind them, claiming: "We are good". Kelly replied: "Thank you baby".
Before it all got too nauseating, Johnny Robinson appeared on stage singing Madonna's Hung Up, restoring the show to all of its cheesy glory.
Of course club classics mean electronic music and fun - two things that Gary Barlow can't stand. So what was his reaction to Johnny's outlandish performance? "It's making a mockery of this competition," he quipped. Oh yes, Gary… the X Factor is a very serious competition.
Next up was flame haired Janet Devlin singing Michael Jackson's I Want You Back with a performance that proved she can't do 'upbeat'. In response, Tulisa said: "Maybe you should stick with what you know... you forgot the words." Gary agreed: "You lost your identity."
Craig Colton sang a rendition of Bryan Adams/DJ Sammy's Heaven. Having listened, Louis offered: "You remind me of a young Gary Barlow." We're not sure if that was a compliment or not. But Tulisa oozed kinder words, saying: "No matter what kind of song you do it still sounds amazing."
The Risk tackled Shalamar's A Night To Remember. It was distinctly average boy band stuff but Louis claimed: "I loved everything about it". Gary said: "It was your best song choice to date, but the vocals were lacking tonight. I'm waiting for you to all realise that Charlie is the lead singer of this band," prompting a few awkward looks from the other members of the band.
Singing 1950s hit Reet Petite, originally sung by Jackie Wilson, Marcus Collins gave the coolest performance of the night. Louis gushed: "This was your best performance yet, you are the perfect pop star." Kelly said: "The style this week is so cool, I just love me some you." Gary agreed: "That was the performance of the season mate."
"It's time for Kitty!" Louis shouted, trying to get us in the mood for her eccentric ways and lack of trousers. Kitty Brucknell sang Madonna’s Like a Prayer. She looked pleased with it and Tulisa said: "Unlike some performers in the competition you're the type of artist that could hold an arena tour." But Gary ruined the moment by saying: "You can't dance babe... I can't dance so I don't dance."
Frankie Cocozza, after admitting "I don't know why people are voting for me", sang the Black Eyed Peas anthem I Gotta Feeling, talking the "tonight's going to be a good night" line over and over. It was a dull performance that elicited boos from the audience. Louis said: "That was really bad karaoke." Kelly became angry, and Gary joined in, telling Louise to "get back in your cage." Louis told him to shut up. It was all very dramatic.
Misha B sang Tina Turner’s Proud Mary, complete with the singer’s famous hair. It was, once again, a seamless performance from Misha. Louis said: "You've got star quality. You and Marcus are in a different league tonight." Gary agreed: "Misha, you've got your crown back."
Finishing off the show, Little Mix sang Rihanna’s Please Don't Stop The Music. It was very poppy and not half as good as the original version. But Louis said: "I loved everything about it," while Gary added: "It's hard to fault you. I love the fact you've raided Johnny Robinson's wardrobe."
Performance of the night: Misha B
Dud of the night: Frankie Cocozza, Frankie Cocozza, Frankie Cocozza!
Disappointment of the night: Janet Devlin
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