‘The X Factor’ auditions have now passed the halfway point, and the level of talent portrayed this year is absolutely phenomenal. Of course, there have been auditionees who aren’t as vocally gifted as others, but we have been kept entertained, not only by the auditions over the weeks, but also the Judges – made up of Simon Cowell, Nicole Scherzinger, Sharon Osbourne and Louis Walsh.
Here at CelebMix, we take a look back at some of our favourite auditions from the third week of the show. Check them out below!
1. Gregor Coleman
More than anything, Gregor Coleman’s audition was a prime example of perseverance. The Judges felt that his performance wasn’t memorable enough to make him stand out in the competition and asked him to come back and perform later on in the day. He came back and performed a version of Rihanna’s ‘Stay’, something which he stated was out of his comfort zone. Just like Nicole, we have truly fallen in love with Gregor after his incredible audition and can’t wait to see more from him!
2. Tracy Leanne Jefford
34-year-old Tracy Leanne Jefford first appeared on ‘The X Factor’ in 2006. However, eleven years on and she is back! She wanted to show her kids that anything is possible, despite recently going through a difficult period of her life. Tracey impressed the Judges with her version of Amy Winehouse’s ‘Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow?’ Following her performance, Sharon said that she ‘loved the heart’ depicted in her voice.
3. Sean and Conor Price
Brotherly duo Sean and Conor Price have been singing together for nearly three years, and now felt it was the right time to pursue their dream further. They performed their own version of ‘Along The Watchtower’ – significantly impressing the Judges. Louis described their performance as ‘authentic,’ despite the duo being at such a young age. The four Judges all said yes to Sean and Conor, meaning they are through to Bootcamp!
4. Taliah Dalorto
Describing herself as ‘unique’ and ‘different to what people have got,’ Taliah impressed the Judges with her version of the Aretha Franklin classic ‘Ain’t No Way.’ She also managed to put her own unique spin on the track, which impressed the Judges, and she seemed to be exactly what Simon had been looking for! We can’t wait to see more performances from Taliah as the show continues over the weeks.
5. Gary Barker
After being encouraged to audition for the show by his fiancee, Gary Barker initially performed ‘Uptown Funk.’ Shortly into his performance, the Judges stopped his track, asking him to sing another song. His second song choice was Sam Cooke’s ‘A Change Is Gonna Come.’ He was given some constructive criticism by Nicole, but overall, he managed to impress the Judges and sailed through to the next round!