Andrea, Fleur and Stereo Kicks – catch up on X Factor’s top performances

Three acts stand out from last night's movie week, says Emma Daly

X Factor’s third live show saw the remaining twelve acts perform songs from movie soundtracks and while the judges brought their negativity rather than their popcorn, there were three stand out performances of the night. 


Well, actually Simon Cowell may have had some doughnuts stuffed under the desk after he made some weird comment about Andrea’s singing making him feel like he’s eaten six when he really only fancied five…

Anyway, as a firm #TeamAndrea supporter, he was pretty much always going to make my list. But X Factor’s ‘big Italian bear’ took on Beyoncé’s Listen from Dreamgirls. Yes, that song that Alexandra Burke and Beyoncé herself belted out in 2008. A tough act to follow. But of course he nailed it. Just listen to these effortless vocals:

The second stand out performance of the night came from Cowell’s overs with Fleur East and her rendition of Moulin Rouge soundtrack Lady Marmalade. 

I like to think that Fleur had huge great big lights spelling out her name just to make sure judge Mel B knew who was singing after last week’s “cheating” row. Cowell was even shown in rehearsals telling his act to give Mel a big smile as she belted out the final note. Check it out:

Then it was over to Louis Walsh’s eight-piece boy band Stereo Kicks who shut down any concerns about their vocals with a stunning Let It Be and Hey Jude medley by The Beatles from Across the Universe.

Simon was quick to jump on Louis for his negative comments made about the band’s size during last week’s Xtra Factor, saying what he did as a mentor was “disgraceful”. While they bickered on, we probably could have heard the group sing again. Now’s your chance…

The X Factor results show starts tonight at 8:00pm on ITV