It was a night for Motown music in X Factor’s Week Two of the live shows, which saw girl group Four of Diamonds return to join the other 10 acts singing to stay in the competition
Week two of the X Factor’s live shows was a night of Motown music and kicked off with the return of girl group Four Of Diamonds, who have replaced axed group Brooks Way.
They were brought back to the contest after what host Dermot O’Leary described as a “whirlwind week” for the band.
They said: “It’s been crazy but we are so excited to be back in to show everyone what we’re made of,” and won the audience over with a performance of You Keep Me Hangin’ On.
“To come in last minute and give such a confidence performance, well done,” said Sharon Osbourne.
“I always said you were my favourite girl group so I’m so glad you’re here,” added Nicole Scherzinger.
“To be honest, I couldn’t believe you weren’t put through in the first place,” Simon Cowell told them. “Now we need to see your personality. You have great potential. But you have a problem because [girl group mentor] Louis doesn’t like girl bands.”
“I really like this girl band because they like each other and they all sing,” Louis Walsh stated. “I’m so glad I’ve got you. You do have great potential and you’re really nice.”
Louis wasn’t so nice about other contestants and was booed by the audience for some of his personal comments, especially those made to Saara Aalto.
Saara, who just survived last week’s sing-off, sang River Deep, Mountain High, and Louis told her: “I don’t feel the public warming to you.”
He also told singer-rapper Honey G that he had heard her be described as “David Cameron in a wig”.
But the other judges slammed his comments after she gave a dynamic performance of No Money No Problems, which featured a rap she had written herself.
Simon declared Honey is his “guilty pleasure”, telling her: “Honey you shut it down. You have turned it around.”
Still in the competition are Freddy Parker, Ryan Lawrie and Matt Terry in the Boys Group, with Emily Middlemas, Gifty Louise and Sam Lavery in the Girls.
5 After Midnight and Four of Diamonds remain in the groups category, with Honey G, Saara Aalto and Relley C in the Over-25s.
To find out who stays and who goes this week, watch The X Factor on ITV, Sunday, October 16, 8.00pm.