And then there were 3 acts left.
Poor Lauren Murray left the competition on Sunday night. No doubt we will hear her songs on the radio in times to come: her voice is too good to go unnoticed.
Looking at the final line up, on balance, it’s great that the final 3 acts are: a girl, a boy and a group.
Louisa Johnson is so good that she has never been in the bottom 2 and sang better than the competition last week even with a poorly sore throat. Must admit I’ve watched her a few times on the X Factor app. Which I err, installed for the children, you understand.
Then there’s Reggie & Bollie. The loveable outsiders who have taken over the show. Just a quick question, though, do you think anyone is voting for them who has not had pressure from children under 10? These 2 are so likeable that even Simon has stopped mentioning that it’s a singing contest. Regularly getting standing ovations is no mean feat on the often fickle X Factor. Got to hand it to Cheryl for knowing which song choices work and for choosing these guys in the first place.
I feel so sorry for Che Chesterman, going into the final knowing that this week he got fewer votes than Louisa & Reggie & Bollie. I think he’s a wonderfully talented singer with a bright future ahead of him who in many previous years would win this contest hands down. He still might…
Who will you vote for and why?