X Factor round-up Miss Frank

X Factor round-up Miss Frank


X Factor round-up Westlife

X Factor round-up Westlife


What a weekend!

It's only week 3 but the bar has been raised to an outstanding level.

All the contestants did a fantastic job singing Big Band songs with a live band accompanying them.

Olly Murs kicked off the show with his high energy rendition of Bewitched and Irish twins John and Edward ended the show with a bang (and some boos) with their adaptation of the Ricky Martin song She Bangs.

The judges were back in full force, as the dearly missed Louis Walsh returned to the show in fighting form.


All of the contestants got sufficiently suited and booted to fit in with the Rat Pack theme, but two performers that stood out for us were Stacey Solomon, who came out in a gorgeous floor-length tight-fitting dress and elegant updo, and Rachel Adedeji, who underwent a huge transformation. She sported a brand new hairstyle, vibrant dress, and new confident attitude, which seemed to have worked wonders.

Sunday's show was equally as spectacular, with two top of the range performers taking to the stage to wow everyone with their brand new singles.

Westlife returned to the stage after a year-long break, but showed no signs of nerves as they showcased their new single What About Now.

Michael Bublé, who also did a master class with the contestants, wowed the crowd with his rendition of the Ella Fitzgerald classic Cry Me A River.

Both of the female judges looked spectacular the entire weekend.

Dannii oozed glamour and elegance in her outfit, and Cheryl looked simply stunning in her one-shouldered Grecian-inspired white gown and glitzy headpiece.

Sunday's show saw Cheryl sparkle in a low-cut metallic sequin dress, whilst Dannii also went for the sparkle in a figure-hugging beige frock.

The results were nail-biting as always, but this weekend's bottom two is sure to get everyone talking.

Louis' girl band Miss Frank found themselves in the bottom two, with Danyl Johnson, the man who single-handedly gave us ‘the best first audition ever', according to Simon Cowell.

Miss Frank sang their hearts out to try and win over the judges, while Danyl sang the song that blew everyone away at the aforementioned first audition. Both acts gave us stunning performances, which even had the judges divided, meaning they had to go into deadlock.

Miss Frank were announced as the act with the fewest votes from the public, leaving a devastated Louis Walsh to console his act.

This shock result only confirms that anything goes in this competition. The contestants have to be on their game every week, as well as have the public supporting them, otherwise they are sure to find themselves singing for survival.

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By Maria Pierides