And the three singers Tom felt had it all going on are Sally Barker, Georgia Harrup and Bizzi Dixon.
Sally was Tom’s first choice for the finals. And no wonder.
Sally sang the Dionne Warwick classic Walk on By with so much emotion she had everyone in tears.
“She makes the room stop. She’s mesmerising,” said fellow judge Kylie Minogue after Sally’s performance.
Georgia had all the judges on their feet at the end of her song, Three Little Birds, by Bob Marley. “it’s go hard or go home,” said Georgia before she sang – and she sang hard. She sang with a lot of feeling, too, probably because it’s the song she and her fiancé have chosen for their wedding later this year.
Bizzi was not the third choice all the judges expected Tom to make, but Tom couldn’t resist Bizzi’s soulful version of Leo Sayer’s When I Need You.
“I have the winner in these three, I know I do,” said Tom.
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The live shows begin Saturday 22 March, with the quarter-finals.