The auditions are over and the potential contestants have been chosen. Tonight, favourites return as the group are put through boot camp. But this year, Boot Camp is different! VERY different!
The contestants move off to boot camp from all over Australia. This will be Australia’s first ever ‘super boot camp’, where all four categories will be fighting to impress all four judges. The contestants are discussing what mentors they would like. The judges meet the contestants where they tell them that they will ALL be whittling them down to a top 24 BEFORE they find out their categories and mentors.
At the end of today, a third of them will be going home. Each category has been given four songs which they must choose from. With that, the contestants get ready. Here are some of the performances.
LINE OF TEN- The following performances occurred in lines-of-ten.
Under 24 Girls
Judges’ Reactions: They love her! They call her crazy.
Judges’ Reactions: They thank her and are impressed with her big voice.
Singing: The A Team by Ed Sheeran (see above for iTunes link)
Judges’ Reactions: Guy notices her nerves but considering she can still come out with an incredible voice is amazing.
Impressive performances continue from other favourites, such as Angel.
Under 24 Boys
Judges’ Reactions: The judges realise he’s forgotten the words again, and he can’t do it again.
Judges’ Reactions: He forgets his words…this sent him home last year. Mel tells him he blew it but Guy gives him a few more seconds. Mel did like his commitment though.
Judges’ Reactions: They did like it. They call him outstanding.
Judges’ Reactions: Other than Guy, they didn’t like it that much.
The rest of the category is quite mixed.
Judges’ Reactions: Unlike last time, Mel loved it!
Judges’ Reactions: He’s similar to Nathaniel, but he is more ‘hungry’ for this.
Judges’ Reactions: They loved it.
What About Tonight
Judges’ Reactions: One member forgot some words…and he tried to cover it up. The judges expected more.
Today, they will all be put in ensemble groups. They will be given a song which they must learn and perform for the other judges. Half of them will be going home today.
Gary Pinto will help the groups perform. Here are some of the performances:
GROUP 1: Jason Owen, No Frills, Chris Cayzer, Vicky Abercrombie, Briden-Star Aspinall and Justin Standley.
Judges’ Reactions: The judges didn’t like how No Frills wrote words on their hands. Mel called it uncomfortable to watch. Ronan calls it disgraceful. They like Briden-Starr and that’s it. Well, some of them liked Justin.
GROUP 2: Danielle Blakely, Hayden Maurirere, Jayden Sierra and Samantha Jade Gibbs.
Judges’ Reactions: This group did really well, but seems to have been put together better. The judges seemed to like this group better. The judges want all of them to stay.
GROUP 3: Adil Memom, Angel Tupai, Carmello Munzone, Fourtunate, Tabitha Omaji and Nathaniel Willemse.
Adil panics before going out on stage. We’ll pick up on this drama tomorrow!
The X Factor Australia next airs Sep 4 at 7.30PM on Seven