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'X Factor' Divas Week Song Choices Revealed Ahead Of Third Live Show

There looks to have been some bending of the rules here...

21/10/2016 16:04

The songs the ‘X Factor’ contestants will be trying their hand at on Saturday (22 October) have been revealed.

After the jukebox chose Divas as this week’s theme (completely at random, how dare you say otherwise) during last Sunday’s results show, fans can expect to hear the hopefuls belting out classics from Mariah, Adele and errrm, Vanilla Ice

While we had hoped to hear Honey G taking on a Whitney classic, she will instead be performing Vanilla Ice’s ‘Ice, Ice Baby’, which samples the Queen song ‘Under Pressure’.

Hear that noise? It’s the sound of the rules being bent.

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Honey G is performing 'Ice, Ice Baby'

Elsewhere, Gifty Louise will be singing Sam Smith’s ‘Lay Me Down’ (another diva classic there), while Sam Lavery is performing Michael Jackson’s ‘Earth Song’. 

Anyway, here’s the full list of song choices for Divas Week:

The Boys:

Matt Terry: Mariah Carey - ‘I’ll Be There’

Ryan Lawrie: Adele - ‘Rolling in The Deep’

The Girls:

Emily Middlemas: Whitney Houston - ‘How Will I Know’

Sam Lavery: Michael Jackson - ‘Earth Song’

Gifty Louise: Sam Smith - ‘Lay Me Down’

The Overs:

Honey G: Vanilla Ice / Queen - ‘Ice, Ice Baby’ / ‘Under Pressure’

Relley C: Aretha Franklin - ‘Natural Woman’

Saara Aalto: Bjork - ‘Oh So Quiet’

The Groups:

5 After Midnight: Amy Winehouse - ‘Valerie’

Four Of Diamonds: ‘Lady Marmalade’ / ‘Bang Bang’ - Mya, Pink, Lil’ Kim and Christina Aguilera /Jessie J, Arianna Grande and Nicki Mianj.

Last weekend saw Freddy Parker become the second contestant to leave the competition, after landing in the bottom two with Saara Aalto, while Four Of Diamonds returned to the show in place of Brooks Way, who were axed.

‘The X Factor’ airs on Saturday and Sunday at 8pm on ITV. 

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