The competition is hotting up on The X Factor – and this week the 12 remaining acts performed ‘guilty pleasure’ songs – but whose were a pleasure and whose were just guilty…..?
Paije Richardson kicked off the show singing Ain’t Nobody – and although the judges enjoyed the song, Simon criticised him for not looking like a star
John Adeleye was on second, performing the 80s hit Zoom – but despite a good performance, Simon Cowell complained about the dancers causing a distraction
Rebecca Ferguson was a dead ringer for Jessica Rabbit as she sung Why Don’t You Do Right, the song that character sung in the film Who Framed Roger Rabbit
Cher Lloyd sang a mash-up of Blackstreet’s No Diggity and James Corden’s version of Shout
Simon Cowell told the teenager that she had performed like someone ‘who had five hit records’
Matt Cardle wowed the panel with an acoustic, slowed-down rendition of Britney Spears’ chart-topper Baby One More Time
One Direction did well with their version of Pink’s Nobody Knows but Dannii questioned its validity as a guilty pleasure song
Treyc Cohen had been ill all week but she overcame her troubles to perform Led Zeppelin’s Whole Lotta Love, much to the judges’ approval
Aiden Grimshaw sang the James Bond theme Diamonds Are Forever – and was described by Cheryl as ‘intense’
Mary Byrne impressed with her rendition of I Who Have Nothing – but Dannii Minogue suggested she try a modern song
Belle Amie chose their own song, the Pretenders/Girls Aloud hit I’ll Stand By You – causing Louis to hit out at Simon, suggesting he only had time for One Direction
Wagner, meanwhile, blended the Spice Girls’ Spice Up Your Life with Ricky Martin’s Living La Vida Loca – and denied he had been displeased with his song choices!
Katie Waissel rounded off the Saturday night show with the Jungle Book song I Wanna Be Like You – and the judges loved it
Cheryl Cole sang live on the Sunday results show, peforming her new single Promise This
Cher was the first person to learn she had made it through to next week’s show
A delighted Wagner also found out early on that he had been voted through by the public
Once again Simon didn’t look too happy at the news of Wagner’s triumph
While Louis just looked shocked at the news that Belle Amie had made it through
John performed Kelly Clarkson’s Because Of You in the sing-off….
….and Treyc Cohen sang the Jennifer Hudson hit One Night Only
In the end however it was John who was given the boot following the judges’ vote – although he vowed to continue in music, signing off with the line “John A has left the building.” And now just 11 acts remain…..