The word rocky road doesn’t even begin to cover it.
When Alisah Bonaobra performed in a group at Bootcamp, she was told it was a no and that she hadn’t made it through to the next stage of the competition.
Whereas all of the other hopefuls looked a bit sad and left the stage, Alisah wasn’t taking no for an answer.
Falling to the floor and bursting into tears, she begged Simon and the other judges to give her another go. She drew so much sympathy from Nicole Scherzinger that the judge left her seat, went to comfort her on stage and asked what she wanted to do.
And then, just like a scene from a naff film, Alisah spontaneously burst into a few bars of We Belong Together from Mariah Carey. It came from absolutely nowhere and it was actually a bit cringe.
Well if at first you don’t succeed, cry, cry again.
At the end of Bootcamp there was egg well and truly on Simon’s face when Alisah returned and gave a gravity-defying performance of Defying Gravity from Wicked and rendered the judges speechless. Very deservedly, Alisah then went through to the Six Chair Challenge.