The X Factor 2013 auditions continue tonight on ITV and here’s your weekly spoilerific preview.
This week it’s the turn of the groups, with Kingsland – Josh, Matt, Connor, Thompson and Jay [19-24] – kicking things off.
The five piece work part time in a bar and all live together in East London and sing Don’t You Worry Child – Swedish House Mafia, but the judges worry about their mix mash of styles.
Brick City – Yasmin 23 year old bar maid, James 24 year old shoe shop sales assistant, Anton 27 year old teaching assistant for children with special needs and Duane 28 year old youth worker – sing an acapella version of Bruno Mars’ Locked Out Of Heaven in a bid to become the first group through to bootcamp.
Back for a second year are Rough Copy- Sterling 28, Kaz, 24 and Joe, 26, all from London. They previously auditioned in 2012 and got to judges houses, but unfortunately had to leave the competition due to visa issues.
But adding a bit less seriousness to proceedings are duo Liddia and Ryan, who say they’re starstruck as they sing for the panel. Unfortunately, their love of the panel quickly turns to hate as Louis brands them deluded and Nicole calls them “shamazeless”
Teenagers are also out in force in tonight’s show, with Giles Potter – 16 year old student from Worcester – wowing the panel with a cover of Price Tag by Jessie J.
Lydia Lucy – 19 year old dance student from Romford, Essex – also sings a Jessie J son, but Sharon and Louis reckon she would be more suited to a group. Sound the predictable manufactured bootcamp group klaxon!
Nicholas McDonald – a 16 year old student from Motherwell – says he wants to be a popstar because he’s “rubbish at school”, but splits the panel.
Stephanie Woods – 20 year old holiday entertainer from Skelmersdale, Lancashire – is back on the series after six years. Steph previously entered the X Factor and got to Sharon’s judges house when she was 14.
Steph’s return, and performance of Leona Lewis’ Run cover, prompt tears from Sharon but criticism from Gary and Nicole.
Next up are a string of less likely live show finalists, starting with 33 year old cleaner from Port Talbot, Samantha Harper, who reckons she can be as big as Beyonce.
J-Koda – 23 year old from Blackpool – performs a bizarre dubstep routine, before trying to get a yes with a Michael Buble classic.
Souli Roots – real name Heather – is a 34 year old call handler for the NHS from South London. The singer songwriter performs her own Recession song and gets Louis on her side. Apparently, the Irish music mogul is a big fan of reggae music, who knew?!
We then meet James McDonald – a 25 year old bus driver from Nottingham – and Louise Harper – 34 year old children’s entertainer from Warrington – who both try to impress the panel with some old classics.
Finally, Next of Kin – Nathan 32, Kieran 27 and Mark 29 – hope the X Factor will give them a second chance.
The boys are three brothers from Colchester and they all work together in a factory, packing boxes, having previously had a music deal and even single release with Universal Music. The trio performs their original song Can’t Find Me Without You to get a very emotional response from the panel.
The X Factor airs tonight at 8PM on ITV.
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