The X Factor Australia Season Four – Top 8 Do The ‘80s

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Can the charm of the ‘80s be injected in the final eight, and wipe out all memory of last week’s performances?

Luke talks to the judges about what the ‘80s meant to the judges. He then touches on the stabbing of Lazy J, a performer who nearly made it onto the 2010 series of the show. It’s now time for the performances.

Jason Owen

Singing: I’m Still Standing by Elton John I'm Still Standing - Rocket Man - The Definitive Hits (Australian Tour Edition 2011)

Judges’ Comments: Ronan tells him well done and compliments the song choice. Ronan has no negative. Natalie thought the song was great for him and loves his confidence. Guy thinks he delivered his best vocals yet.

Angel Tupai

Singing: I Want to Know What Love Is by Foreigner I Want to Know What Love Is - Agent Provocateur

Judges’ Comments: Guy welcomes her back to the competition. He loved the risks she took and congratulates her for it. Mel thinks it was one of her best performances. Ronan was at the Angel show- he loved every minute of it.

Nathaniel Willemse

Singing: What’s Love Got To Do With It by Tina Turner What's Love Got to Do With It - Private Dancer

Judges’ Comments: Mel didn’t like it as the setting looked bogan, and she didn’t feel the reggae. Ronan gets what Mel was saying as it didn’t work for him. Natalie loved how he got his guns out and disagrees with the others- it was chilled and relaxed.


Singing: How Will I Know by Whitney Houston How Will I Know - Whitney Houston

Judges’ Comments: Natalie says it was so nice to hear their vocals and says they blended really beautifully. Guy thought it was very cool and really loved the first half of the performance. Guy calls them great singers. Mel loved the song choice and said their voice was beautiful. There was not one thing she didn’t like.

Bella Ferraro

Singing: 99 Red Balloons by Nena 99 Red Balloons - The Definitive 80's

Judges’ Comments: Bella breaks down after her song for some reason. Guy doesn’t know what she’s upset about because the performance was brilliant. It’s his most favourite thing she’s done. Mel says she did a great performance as well. She isn’t sure about the dress, though. Both Natalie and Mel have given her a hug at this point. Ronan jokes that he was going to give her a hard time before she cried before saying her performance was brilliant.

Samantha Jade

Singing: You Can’t Hurry Love by The Supremes A’ Go-Go You Can't Hurry Love - Diana Ross & The Supremes: The No. 1's

Judges’ Comments: Mel thought it was a bit cheesy and wanted something edgier. Ronan agrees- it was a good performance, but they want more. Natalie doesn’t think she could have gone any more modern and loved it.

Shiane Hawke

Singing: True Colors by Cyndi Lauper True Colors - True Colors

Judges’ Comments: Guy thought it was really beautiful. Shiane breaks down as she tells us what this song means to her. Mel likes how she is keeping it together but wasn’t a fan of it this week. Ronan thinks it was her best performance so far. Natalie congratulates her.

The Collective

Singing: Like A Prayer by Madonna Like a Prayer - Like a Prayer

Judges’ Comments: Natalie disagrees with Ronan- it was a daggy song choice for them. Guy loved the rap in the song. Mel says sexy is BACK!

Here’s how to vote:

To save JASON OWEN, SMS ‘JASON’ to 1977 8888 or call 1902 55 75 01

To save ANGEL TUPAI, SMS ‘ANGEL’ to 1977 8888 or call 1902 55 75 02

To save NATHANIEL WILLEMSE, SMS ‘NATHANIEL’ to 1977 8888 or call 1902 55 75 03

To save FOURTUNATE, SMS ‘FOURTUNATE’ to 1977 8888 or call 1902 55 75 04

To save BELLA FERRARO, SMS ‘BELLA’ to 1977 8888 or call 1902 55 75 05

To save SAMANTHA JADE, SMS ‘SAMANTHA’ to 1977 8888 or call 1902 55 75 06

To save SHIANE HAWKE, SMS ‘SHIANE’ to 1977 8888 or call 1902 55 75 07

To save THE COLLECTIVE, SMS ‘COLLECTIVE’ to 1977 8888 or call 1902 55 75 08

The X Factor Australia next airs Oct 16 at 7.30PM on Seven

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