Recap: ‘The X Factor’ UK – Episode 2

With the first episode of the new series of ‘The X Factor’ receiving over five million views, the new series has not disappointed. There is a new Judging panel – Simon Cowell, Louis Tomlinson, Robbie Williams and Ayda Williams – and with a batch of new talent, it looks set to be another phenomenal series.

Here at CelebMix, we take a look back on the second episode of the new series. Keep reading to check out our recap!

Ola’s audition was a performance of a completely different style of music to what has been seen on the show before. His audition featured two dancers and his unique performance earned him a full standing ovation. Judge Louis Tomlinson said that he had grabbed the moment he had on stage.

Brendan Murray was the next audition shown. He was previously in Irish boy band sensation HomeTown. He performed ‘We Don’t Have To Take Our Clothes Off.’ Robbie Williams described his voice as ‘impossibly perfect pop.’ He was given a second song choice of ‘This Woman’s Work’ by Kate Bush by Simon Cowell and he gave an exceptional performance, showcasing his beautiful vocals and his talent. Simon said that he would remember Brendan’s audition for a long time.

Marc Higgins was in a boy band which appeared on ‘The X Factor’ in 2010, the same year One Direction were on the show. He auditioned as a solo artist this year, performing ‘Careless Whisper.’ Unfortunately, the audition didn’t go the way he wanted it to and he failed to make it through to Bootcamp.

Fifty three year old Jacqueline Faye performed the Cilla Black hit ‘You’re My World.’ Despite being visibly nervous, her vocals were incredible and she hit a particularly impressive note at the end of the song. She received a full standing ovation and her character made her instantly likeable.

The last audition of Sunday’s episode was Anthony Russell. He appeared on the show last year, before withdrawing himself for personal reasons. He was helped by Judge Louis Tomlinson, going to rehabilitation. He performed an extremely emotional and moving version of Avicii’s ‘Wake Me Up,’ reducing Louis to tears, along with his receiving an extremely well deserved standing ovation. Judge Ayda Williams described his voice as ‘authentic.’

What has been your favourite audition from the first two episodes of the show? Are you looking forward to the rest of the series? Make sure you tweet us and let us know: @CelebMix.

Written by Rachel Dempster