One of the X Factor 2017 innovations actually worked
Two of the three remaining contestants this year made it to the final by performing their own original hits. Considering the show’s plummeting viewing figures and the criticism it has faced in recent years, this must be recognised as an improvement upon an increasingly stale format. There may be life in this old dog yet….
Best X factor ever by a million miles. Original songs, entertainment, no mental wind up merchants and actual real voting. No fixes. Actually couldn't wait to watch every week. Best ever, don't change it.
The people loved Ed Sheeran’s super casual appearance
You’d be forgiven for thinking the scruffy-haired popstar had long-since outgrown the X Factor. But when you’re this talented, popping in for a solitary tune (new single Perfect) which will earn a big paycheque and a national TV audience of a few million is a no brainer.
Twitter was impressed by just how casual he appeared.
Ed Sheeran’s a millionaire and performing on x factor looking like he’s just nipping to corner shop, what a hero #XFactor
Without officially putting his eggs in any baskets, Ed did give us an idea of who wants to see take home the X Factor crown next week, admitting to Dermot O’Leary that he was impressed by Davy White’s Jimi Hendrix cover. He wasn’t alone.
We don't need to see anyone else. Kevin's made history this weekend. I mean even ed sheeran was impressed. And well nah hes amazing. I want him to win. His performance is already of A list quality. #xfactor
Kevin Davy White left the stage with a powerful message
Already a strong favourite for the final, Kevin may have secured his place with a touching comment after he had received widespread praise from the four judges.
As if wanting to assure Brexit Britain that he holds no ill will, he said: “the UK has shown me that no matter where you come from, love and music has no borders”. Powerful stuff. We hope the European lawmakers see it that way come 2019.
Departing Welsh singer Lloyd Macey exhibited some extremely entertaining dance moves as he watched Rak-Su perform their original song I’m Feeling You, but sadly it didn’t endear him enough in the eyes of the public to earn a place in next week’s final.