X Factor 80s week song choices revealed

The second week of live shows sees this year's take on songs from Rick Astley to Bonnie Tyler

After last week’s no.1s theme, the X Factor is heading to the 80s for week two of live shows. 


Surely host Dermot O’Leary has to dance this week?

Judges and mentors Simon Cowell, Mel B, Louis Walsh and Cheryl Fernandez-Versini will be on hand as their acts take on everything from huge floor-fillers to power ballads (yep, Andrea Faustini is going for Whitney!). 

Here are their choices…

Mel B’s boys

Andrea Faustini: One Moment in Time (Whitney Houston)

Jack Walton: Straight Up (Paula Abdul)

Jake Quickenden: Total Eclipse of the Heart (Bonnie Tyler)

Paul Akister: If You Don’t Know Me By Now (Simply Red)

Cheryl Fernandez-Versini’s girls

Chloe-Jasmine: Fame (Irene Cara)

Lauren Platt: What A Feeling (Irene Cara)

Lola Saunders: Imagine (John Lennon)

Stephanie Nala: Call Me (Blondie)

Louis Walsh’s groups

Only The Young: Come On Eileen (Dexy’s Midnight Runners)

Stereo Kicks: Boys of Summer (Don Henley)

Simon Cowell’s Overs

Ben Haenow: Jealous Guy (Donny Hathoway)

Fleur East: It’s A Shame (Monie Love)

Jay James: I’m Gonna Be – 500 Miles (The Proclaimers)

Stevi Ritchie: Never Gonna Give You Up (Rick Astley)


See X Factor Saturday and Sunday at 8:00pm on ITV