X Factor 2010: Katie Waissel finally proves herself... as a shaky Aiden Grimshaw labels his performance 'rubbish'
Last updated at 11:27 PM on 16th October 2010
Last week, Katie Waissel just managed to scrap through after being saved in the sing-off.
tonight, the 24-year-old managed to prove her critics wrong with a
stunning rendition of Etta James' I Would Rather Go Blind for Heroes
In contrast to her
wacky performance of Queen's We Are The Champions last week, the blonde
singer was left alone on the stage with just her voice.
How things change: Katie Waissel won universal
praise with her performance of I Would Rather Go Blind, while bookies
favourite Aiden Grimshaw delivered a 'shaky' rendition of Jealous Guy
Crediting himself for Katie's continuation in the competition, Louis Walsh said: I am so glad I saved you. You're a hard worker. I think people in the
press are giving you a hard time. You sang your heart out.
Minogue - who also voted to save Cheryl Cole's act Katie - said she had
changed her opinion: 'Katie nobody can deny you sang with every bit of
effort that you have
and that’s why I saved you last week.
'I didn’t like your performance on
the Saturday, I like it stripped back, you’ve still got your
personality and I think what we have to get across now, is to really
show that personality, show who you are don’t hide behind things.'
Keeping things simple: It was just Katie and her voice after last week's chaotic performance of Queen's We Are The Champions
While Katie appeared to turn
things around, the big shock tonight was Aiden Grimshaw, who declared
his rendition of John Lennon's Jealous Guy 'rubbish'.
delivering an amazing performance of Mad World last week, it appeared
the nerves got the better of the 18-year-old Blackpool student.
While his mentor Dannii and Louis praised his performance, Cheryl and Simon Cowell said it was 'shaky'.
Cheryl said: 'You could be a really credible artist, tonight that performance was shaky for me.
Nerves get the better of Aiden: The 18-year-old
appeared to buckle under the pressure and labelled this week's
performance as 'rubbish'
Cheerleaders: Louis Walsh and Dannii Minogue disagreed with Simon Cowell and Cheryl Cole's comments about Aiden's performance
'I’m not going to patronise
you, I think you know that yourself. I think you have potential, I’d
like to see you do something a little more versatile, just to see what
Cheryl most of the evening, Simon reiterated her comnents: 'There were
too many times on that song where it went out of control. Last week you
were on the money, nerves got the better of you, it ran away with you.'
he was interrupted by Louis declaring Aiden's song was 'amazing', Simon
insisted: 'Aiden by the way I am not on a downer with you, I think you
are potentially brilliant but you have to find a song which you can
When asked for his opinion by host Dermot O'Leary, a visibly sad Aiden said: 'It was a bit rubbish... I don't know.'
Different opinions: The judging panel was often divided tonight with Dannii and Louis being targeted with jibes by Simon
Scottish-American singer Storm Lee, 37, was the first to perform with a rendition of Bruce Springsteen's Born To Run.
While the performance was toned down from last week's, he started the song sat on a motorcycle accompanied by four dancers.
Dannii and his mentor Louis praised Storm, Cheryl and Simon appealed
for him to tone down his performance and focus on the singing.
said: 'Strewth Storm... you sing very well. I'm actually loving the
whole presentation. Last week I'm in shock, this week I'm loving it. You
had the audience in the palm of your hand.'
Making an entrance: Scottish-American singer Storm Lee opened Saturday's show sitting on a motorbike
'Lose the craziness': Cheryl and Simon want Storm to sing without the large production behind him
But Cheryl was booed by the audience when she admitted she wasn't 'completely sold on he fact this is you... I would like to see you stand there and sing. For me if you're here, lose the craziness.
Simon conceded Storm's vocals were 'ok' but added 'it's so crazy I can't concentrate'.
wowing the judges in Week One, Treyc Cohen, 26, put on another stunning
performance this week with her hero Prince's iconic Eighties track
Simon tipped her as a potential winner of this year's series: 'You looked absolutely gorgeous. That
was incredible. It wasn't perfect, I think you lost the melody in
parts. You've got to let yourself go the way you look, the styling isn't
Confusing messages: Simon told Treyc Cohen she looked 'gorgeous', before admitting he had a problem with her styling
'You could be a dark horse. You may be the one to watch. That was absolutely stunning.'
The third act up was cinema usher Paije Richardson, 19, who took on Alicia Keys' ballad If I Ain't Got You.
backing dancers ended up causing a disagreement between Simon and
Dannii after the music mogul questioned why they were there.
Simon said: 'You're like sunshine. you put everyone
in a good mood.
'I know it's not your fault, but It looked like the
dancers had walked on to the wrong song. Ms Minogue... whose
responsibility it is, has screwed this up.'
'You're like sunshine': London teen Paije
Richardson's rendition of If I Ain't Got You impressed everyone, but
Simon questioned the backing dancers
When SImon asked Dannii if the
dancers were suitable for the song choice, Dannii fired back: 'I thought
so yeah. I loved the style you stamped on that.
kind of young and hip and cool to mix things together on stage these
days and it works for Paije because he has strong direction. I was so
happy with that performance tonight, it did get hotter and hotter
towards the end.'
Direction raised eyebrows with their supposed 'hero' - My Life Would
Suck Without You by Kelly Clarkson - who was discovered by Cowell on
Louis questioned the song choice, saying: 'My only problem is with your mentor, Kelly Clarkson... your hero? Really? I think Simon could have picked a better song.'
Is Kelly Clarkson really their idol? The song choice for boy band One Direction was questioned by some of the judges
Simon hit back, accusing Louis of being like a 'grey cloud on a sunny day', adding: 'It was so unnecessary to say something bitchy.'
While Cheryl didn't comment much on their singing, she gushed about One Direction's cuteness factor.
She said: 'I can't even cope with how cute you
are. I wanna go up and hug them... in a nice way. You're so sweet. This is
adorable. I wanna say this is the new big boy band, but I think that
will come in time.'
the show's most controversial finalists Cher Lloyd received a mixed
response with her mash-up of Annie and Jay-Z's It's A Hard Knock Life,
which started off musical theatre-esque before turning into a hip-hop
Taking risks: Cher Lloyd was labelled a 'pop star' by her mentor Cheryl Cole after performing It's A Hard Knock Life
Fair enough: The 17-year-old took on Dannii's criticism that the song didn't pay off this time
Many fans on Twitter commented
the 17-year-old from Worcestershire looked like London rapper Lady
Sovereign in her lacy harem pants.
While her mentor Cheryl lauded her performance, saying 'you are a pop star', Dannii said she wasn't so convinced.
Australian said: 'Brave song choice, I wasn’t sure about it tonight. I
love every risk you’ve taken before but tonight it didn’t really work
universal praise from the judges was north London care worker John
Adeleye, 29, for his powerful rendition of Donny Hathaway's A Song For
In a rare moment of agreeing with Louis, Simon said: 'Unfortunately got to hand this over to
Louis and say this was a fantastic song. You gave it 100 per cent. It
was a great performance.
Soul man: Care worker John Adeleye received universal praise for Donny Hathaway's A Song For You
After choosing Kelly Clarkson
for New Direction, Simon appeared to bend the rules on Heroes week again
as he chose the song Barbra Streisand by chart newcomers Duck Sauce for
camp duo Diva Fever - which is expected to reach No.1 this weekend.
Not knowing who the song was by, Louis said: 'Really, heroes..? Boney M? Barbra Streisand?'
Louis questioning whether the song fitted into the theme, Simon
explained: 'I had to find a song you would make if you were gonna make a
It was a change of pace for Liverpudlian single mother Rebecca Ferguson with a beautiful version of Nina Simone's Feeling Good.
Questionable choice: Diva Fever sang a song by chart newcomers Duck Sauce - which is tipped to be No.1 this weekend
Risking the wrath of Liverpudlians, Louis seemed to suggest he was surprised the 24-year-old was from Merseyside.
He said: 'You are what we're looking for. We're
looking for someone with an amazing recording voice.
'You look so
sophisticated... and you're from Liverpool! You've got so much star
quality. I can see you going all the way.'
act finding their hometown coming into the judges' comments was
Brazilian Wagner Carrilho, when Dannii admitted she didn't understand
all the lyrics in his performance of Tom Jones's Just Help Yourself.
Representing Liverpool: Another strong performance from single mother Rebecca Ferguson
She said: 'Oh... My... God. I have never watched a performance like that before.
'Did you sing all
of that in English? I didn’t understand all of it, last week I could
understand you this week I couldn’t... I know (it's your accent). I've got a terrible accent.'
the attention away from the singing, Simon asked Wagner about the
recent tabloid reports of a romance with fellow Over-28s contestant Mary
Wagner simply replied: 'Mary is a wonderful soul, a noble woman of a great character. She's a great friend of mine.'
Fun: Wagner Carillho was the most entertaining of the night with his energetic Tom Jones cover
Oh... My... God: Dannii was stunned by Wagner's act
Next up was Simon's girl grou Belle Amie, who sang The Kinks' You Really Got Me dressed like Sixties sirens with mini dresses, hotpants and heavy eyeliner.
Making a pop at Cheryl, Louis said: 'It was so much better than last week. You remind me of a young Girls Aloud.'
has mixed criticism: 'I love that version. The styling didn't work for
me. Loved the make-up, but (the clothing) was distracting.'
Back to the Sixties: Belle Amie covered The Kinks' You Really Got Me after earlier clashing in rehearsals over who sang what
checkout worker Mary, 50, was given the biggest audience reception of
the night with her powerful performance of Dusty Springfield's You Don't Have To Say You Love Me.
As the first judge to speak, Dannii made several attempts to give her comments but found she was drowned out by the cheering.
Cheryl gave her high praise: 'You do something to me that I'm covered in goosebumps. I'm head to toe chills. I truly believe in your performance.'
Final performance of the night was bookies favourite Matt Cradle, who hit a high C in his song.
Goosebumps: Mary Byrne delivered a strong rendition of a Dusty Springfield track
Another questionable choice of
song for Heroes week, the decorator performed Just The Way You Are by
American chart newcomer Bruno Mars - who is actually two years younger
than 27-year-old Matt.
Louis: 'I loved the way it was note perfect. It would be a No.1 record. You remind a little bit of Bono.'
added: 'I absolutely loved the production on that Matt. You had two or
three moments where you fell off, but I'll put down to nerves. It was a
genius version of the song. Both you and Rebecca have the same issue -
confidence. Once you get the confidence, you could be a brilliant
Hitting the high C: Matt Cardle is likely to
stay one of the bookies favourites after singing Just The Way You Are by
American chart newcomer Bruno Mars
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