This was a tough week for wonder duo/BFFs Lucy Spraggan and Rylan Clark. After Internet rumors swirled all week, it was announced on Saturday that Lucy was too sick to perform that night and would be going home. I don’t think she wanted to be in the competition–there was all kinds of gossip about her being upset by X Factor artists not making money from iTunes sales. Rylan Clark was in the bottom 2 Sunday night when he failed to impress the UK voting public another week. The vote sent to deadlock AGAIN, Kye was sent home for doing a song many British are sick of hearing at weddings (“You Get What You Give” by the New Radicals).
This week’s theme was “Number Ones” and the gang mainly sang songs by US artists, which disappointed me greatly.
Totes Emosh: Team Rylan
Everything about his segment and performance this week were genius.
When introducing Rylan, Nicole said, “The only way is Essex!” If you are unclear, that is a reference to this.
Here is Rylan’s performance on X Factor, in all its glory.
Favorite Union J member
Jaymi, the self-appointed “dad of the group.” I do not, however, approve of the stupid spelling of his name.
Second favorite Union J member
Most uncomfortable hair decision
But look at how cute he and his brother are!
Is it cold in there?
Nice overcoat, Christopher Maloney.
Best tease for a future record
James Arthur’s rap in the middle of “Don’t Speak.” I keep worrying about how SyCo is going to ruin his career.
Ella Henderson, in an 80s prom ensemble. “Firework” is a song a never want to hear again in my life but I won’t be able to escape it on reality singing competition shows & on July 4th.
In what country was this song #1?
“Listen” by Beyonce as covered by Jahmene Douglas. TOO MANY RUNS AGAIN.
Christopher Maloney, when Gary told him to continue singing the cheesy 80s song the other judges hate. No one wants cheesy 80s ballads except grandmas, but I’ll bet they’re voting for Jahmene & his oversinging.
Nicole is fucking awesome
Too bad Ella sang a Katy Perry song. That automatically disqualifies her from being my favorite. Once again, James Arthur.
All screencaps by me.