The Drama Moves from the Arena to Boot Camp – The X Factor UK Week 4 Recap
Loving duets, ice cream fights, temper-tantrums and challenges. It’s time for Boot Camp on The X Factor UK.
It was another whirlwind week on The X Factor UK. The last episode of auditions brought us some risky auditions including Lucy Duffield, who wowed with her acapella version of Whitney Houston’s classic “I Have Nothing,” and married couple Nige and Kay who took on host Olly Murs’ original “Up.” In the midst of all the serious singing (and serious talent), the judges turned ice cream man Andy Taylor’s kind gesture into full blown food war.
However, the silliness quickly subsided as we made our way to boot camp. The judges gave the contestants their first challenge: create groups and perform together. Some groups got along perfectly, others were faced with divas and drama. First up, Ryan Ruckledge, Katie Coleman, Samantha Atkinson, SilverTone, and Alex Wallhead. While the rest of the group spent their time rehearsing, Ryan checked out to “de-stress” with a few drinks, which ultimately led to his downfall. Then, it was Princess Diamond vs. Monica Michael. The duo clashed, Princess stormed out of rehearsals, and forgot all of the words mid-performance. Thankfully, the night ended with a true powerhouse performance by this season’s favorites Louisa Johnson, Neneth Lyons, Jasmine Leigh Morris, Fourth Power, Andre Batchelor and Sherlyn Hamilton Shaw. Check out the entire weekend in videos below & don’t miss the second round of Boot Camp MONDAY at 8/7c!
Lucy Duffield gets through to boot camp after performing the song Simon suggested for her; a very difficult Whitney Houston classic… clearly, she nailed it.
Olly himself couldn’t help but sing along when Nige and Kay covered his own song. He even said “this guy sings it better than me,” so obviously they got a unanimous yes.
Singer/Ice Cream Man, Andy Taylor, decided to sweeten up the judges before his audition. Although the gesture didn’t quite go as planned, it still worked and got him through to the next round.
Boot camp proved to be far too much for Ryan Ruckledge. He hated the song choice, spent his time drinking instead of rehearsing, and got the axe after his performance.
With a group made up of Louisa Johnson, Neneth Lyons, Jasmine Leigh Morris, Fourth Power, Andre Batchelor and Sherlyn Hamilton Shaw, the performance was bound to be amazing. Of course, the ENTIRE group got the go ahead for the 6 Chair Challenge.