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Recap: ‘The X Factor’ UK – Episode 4

The new series of ‘The X Factor’ has showcased the exceptional level of talent by both young and old singers alike and groups. Inevitably, there have been a few strange auditions, but nevertheless very entertaining. With the new series also comes a new Judging line-up. The new Judges for this series are: Robbie Williams and wife Ayda Williams, Louis Tomlinson and Simon Cowell.

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

The first audition shown was Kiki Piesare, a twenty-nine year old full-time Mum from London. She said that ‘singing means everything’ and her dream is to be known worldwide. She performed ‘One Night Only’ and unfortunately, she didn’t impress the Judges. Robbie Williams stopped the track and Louis Tomlinson said her voice wasn’t ‘up to standard.’ She didn’t make it through to Bootcamp.

Burgandy Williams was the next contestant to take to the stage. From the moment she stepped on stage, she had an instant likeability, describing herself as ‘America’s best kept secret.’ She performed Aretha Franklin hit ‘Respect.’ With a phenomenal voice and equally incredible stage presence, she had everyone singing and dancing along, receiving a full standing ovation, with Louis saying he ‘couldn’t stop smiling.’ She made it through to the next stage of the competition – Bootcamp.

Next up were individual performers Roy Robson and Ollie Swain respectively. Roy’s audition was halted by Simon Cowell, with Simon describing his audition as ‘a busker audition,’ with Simon feeling that Ollie’s audition was ‘predictable.’

Twenty year old Tommy Ludford performed an original track, name ‘King Pin’ and his audition was definitely a stand-out from the episode! He had an opportunity to showcase his rapping skills and Ayda Williams described him as the ‘Prince of Wembley,’ with Robbie saying that he was ‘lyrically on point.’ He received four yes votes, making it to Bootcamp.

Athena Manoukian was the next audition to be shown. She performed a rendition of ‘Crazy In Love’ and put on quite the performance! Her performance also featured several female dancers. When giving their comments about her audition, Ayda described her performance as ‘cheesy,’ while Louis said she was ‘entertaining.’ She received three yes votes from the Judges, making it through to Bootcamp.

Tre Amici – a trio from Hull – shared an evidently close bond. Their voices were operatic and their harmonies were beautiful. However, Simon stopped the song, saying that one member stood out in particular and he was asked to sing on his own. He said he felt he couldn’t perform without his two friends and they finished the song as a trio, proving Simon wrong, even receiving a standing ovation from him once their performance had finished. They made it through to Bootcamp, receiving four yes votes from the Judges.

The last audition shown was that of Scarlett Lee, who previously appeared on the show last year, making it to the Six Chair Challenge. She said that she had come back a stronger person and performed an original song, describing it as a ‘fight song.’ Her performance was stopped by Simon, and she went on to perform her second song – ‘Never Enough’ from ‘The Greatest Showman.’ At the end of her performance, she received a full standing ovation. Robbie described her as a ‘big note singer, with a big personality.’ She made it through to Bootcamp and we can’t wait to see more from her!

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

What was your favourite audition from Sunday’s episode? Are you enjoying the new series so far? Make sure you tweet us and let us know: @CelebMix.

Written by Rachel Dempster