Recap: ‘The X Factor’ UK – Episode 3

Since the new series of ‘The X Factor’ UK started back on our screens, we have been obsessed. With the introduction of a new series came a new panel – comprising of Simon Cowell, Louis Tomlinson, Ayda Williams and Robbie Williams – along with more talent. While there has been auditions that have left us speechless, there have been the wacky and wonderful – which we have also loved watching!

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

The first audition shown on this episode was Natasha Boon, a florist from London. It was her first time performing in front of a big audience, and she certainly gave an unforgettable performance. She sang ‘Impossible,’ receiving a standing ovation from the audience and also from the Judges. Judge Ayda Williams described her voice as ‘soulful,’ also saying that she has a ‘lot of potential.’ She even had the opportunity to showcase her rapping skills and made it through to Bootcamp!

Fourteen year old Aaliyah Robinson was next to take to the stage. Despite being young, her confidence and sass shone through in her performance. However, Simon stopped her performance, blaming her song choice. He encouraged her to take some time to rehearse another song and then come back and perform again.

Acacia K was determined to fight for a place in the competition, demonstrating her singing and rapping skills in a bid to get through to the next round. Simon also halted her performance and spoke with her backstage, suggested she performed with Aayliah as part of a duo. Their performance together – of track ‘Bang Bang’ – was phenomenal, receiving them a well-deserved standing ovation from the Judges and arena audience. When giving comments to the girls, Judge Louis Tomlinson also went on to speak of his time in One Direction. We can’t wait to see more from the duo, as they made it through to Bootcamp!

Owen Matthews performed a rendition of ‘Trouble’ by Elvis Presley. His stage presence was fantastic and he has a unique and powerful voice. His performance earned him a standing ovation from the audience and he was described by Judge Simon Cowell as ‘fantastically nuts.’ He also made it through to Bootcamp.

Twenty year old Felix Shepherd from Birmingham performed Kodaline hit ‘All I Want.’ His performance was extremely emotional and Judge Ayda Williams described him as ‘an incredible candidate for the show,’ speaking about the importance of people in a show like ‘The X Factor.’ Judge Robbie Williams also said that he ‘killed the vocal.’ He was another contestant who made it through to the next stage of the competition, Bootcamp.

Contestants Patrick James, Adam Davis and Alexander Davis’ auditions were then shown respectively. Unfortunately, none of them managed to make it through to the next round of the competition.

As we mentioned, ‘The X Factor’ does showcase some weird but nonetheless wonderful auditions. Ivo Dimchev from Bulgaria received a mixed reaction from the crowd. He had dancers performing around him as he sang and Louis described his performance as ‘the most bizarre thing I’ve seen on this show.’ He has praised for his artistic and creative nature and managed to make it through to Bootcamp.

Before the last audition was shown, a nostalgic moment was shown, with Simon showing Louis his original audition information from eight years ago – inevitably an emotional moment for viewers, who watched Louis go from strength to strength in worldwide boy band sensation One Direction.

The last audition of this episode was Maria Loroco, a seventeen year old from the Philippines. She performed ‘Purple Rain’ and the track allowed her the opportunity to showcase her undeniable talent, along with her incredible vocal range. The talented performer received a phenomenal response from both the audience and Judges, with Ayda saying that she ‘bossed that stage.’ Her emotional performance earned her a place in Bootcamp.

‘The X Factor’ continues every Saturday and Sunday on ITV.

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Written by Rachel Dempster