The X Factor USA- Shows 3 & 4

2 Oct

The X Factor USA was back on our screens on Thursday and Friday with the final two audition round episodes.

The first show saw contestants audition in Chicago, and slightly bizarrely Cheryl Cole was still on the panel.

The first few auditions consisted of ‘comic’ contestants, so when a rather large scruffy dressed man stood on the stage and said he was going to sing Eta James ‘At Last’ it was no surprise that the judges and audience alike weren’t overly excited. However, Josh Karjcik soon caught their attention, giving a mind-blowing performance of the classic song.

Just as the show approached the half-way point the auditions headed to Seattle and Nicole Scherzinger reprised her role as Cheryl’s replacement. Die-hard Justin Bieber fan Drew Ryniewicz confessed she wanted to be on the X Factor so one day she can sing with Justin Bieber, after singing her own rendition of his hit ‘Baby’ which judge LA Reid wrote, Drew proved she was a serious competitor gaining all four judges votes.

Boyband Four Sure also bravely tackled an LA Reid song, this time Boyz II Men’s ‘End Of The Road’. The judges and audience alike seemed heavily impressed by the group, however I couldn’t help but feel their performance was more of a Boys II Men tribute than an original and current interpretation of the song.

The final stand out audition from episode 3 was that of Phillip Lomax. He performed Frank Sinatra’s ‘Fly Me To The Moon’ and was rather impressive. He certainly has the confidence and looks, but Simon highlighted he needs to work harder on his vocals.

Episode 4 was the final show of first round auditions and started out with auditions in Newark.

A young 14-year old Brian Bradley didn’t get of the best of first impressions when he came on stage arguing with Simon. Surprisingly he actually pulled off a good audition.

Some of the best acts of the night were left towards the end of the show. Brennan Hunt, an arogant model, rather annoyingly came out and vowed judges with his powerful voice gaining his place at boot camp and to finish a nervous 16-year old Jazzlyn Little belted out an amazing rendition of ‘I’m Going Down’, marking her as one of the favorites in the competition.

The next episode will see the contestants who were put through by the judges compete at boot camp to advance to the next stage of the competition.


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