Can you feel the love tonight for The LMA choir? In the first live show of The X Factor 2018, the Liverpool group blew away viewers and judges with their pitch-perfect cover of Lion King classic Circle of Life.
Although there was no sight of Simba or Rafiki, the choir’s performance was packed with powerful vocals that earned plenty of positive comments from the panel.
While Simon said the performance was the group’s best so far, Louis Tomlinson praised their “infectious energy” and, not wanting to swear on live TV, Ayda Field said the group was “bleeping incredible”.
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Viewers at home also gave the choir plenty of praise…
i really like LMA and their performance was cooooool #xfactor
— sandra ◟̽◞̽ (@larrycaring) October 20, 2018
For some viewers it induced nostalgia…
LMA Choir got me wanting to back to my childhood and watch The Lion King! Amazing! #XFactor
— Emily M (@Emily_1010x) October 20, 2018
And for others it was heart-touching…
— Emma Louise Delaney ????????♀️ (@Emma_LouiseMSD) October 20, 2018
Robbie Williams in particular made a splash…
I wasn't that bothered about LMA Choir during their other X Factor appearances but blimey, Robbie Williams worked wonders with them there. Outstanding. #XFactor
— Sean the Mondasian Cyberman (@WhoPotterVian) October 20, 2018
And although some still thought the choir would be better suited to Britain’s Got Talent…
LMA Choir should have gone to BGT #XFactor
— Chenny (@che_chenny) October 20, 2018
The majority still feel like the LMA could be real contenders this year…
#XFactor LMA that was the performance of the night!
— Lee Shaw (@LeeShaw11) October 20, 2018