The X Factor UK – Recap and Results – Live Show 4 – 11/03/2013 – Video
Here is the recap and results for The X Factor UK Live Show 4 on November 3, 2013. Keep refreshing, as I’ll be adding video and results as the night goes on!
A shocking bottom 2 appearance for one of Nicole’s girls!
The Top 9 sing “A Night to Remember” by Shalamar
Kingsland Road sings “I Won’t Let You Go” by James Morrison
Tamera Foster sings “I Have Nothing” by Whitney Houston
Nicole Scherzinger sends home Kingsland Road
Gary Barlow sends home Tamera Foster
Sharon Osbourne sends home Kingsland Road
Louis Walsh sends home Kingsland Road
KINGSLAND ROAD is eliminated from The X Factor UK!
The boys talk about their experience, and fight back tears in the process. Super sad situation, but the minute Abi was declared safe and it was down to the guys and Tamera, nothing they could have done would have changed the result.
And on the subject of Abi Alton, I’m not entirely sure what’s keeping her here. Her performance of “I Will Survive” was perfectly acceptable, but not much more than that. Maybe it’s that her hometown of Guisborough is roughly 100 miles outside Liverpool, a notoriously loyal voting bloc that was able to carry Christopher Maloney to last season’s finale. But even then, that doesn’t really explain the continued presence of Sam Callahan, who has little else to recommend himself but his idol looks and an endearing work ethic. And hey, he’s am immensely likable guy who has real passion about this competition. But I have to keep reminding myself every week that Sam is here while Paul Akister and Ryan Mathie are sitting at home.
It’s kind of ridiculous, particularly since Sam doesn’t strike me as a solo artist in any measurable respect whatsoever. He seems like the heartthrob in a Boot Camp-assembled boy band. I’m not sure how much longer he can possibly last, but he hasn’t so much as made a bottom 2 appearance yet, nor has Abi (whom I adore as a person far more than I enjoy as a musical artist). It’s to the point where the only entertaining thing about either one is their reactions to being declared safe every Sunday. I genuinely wonder how many more such Sundays we’ll have.
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While Sam (and the other Solo boys, though Luke finally had an okay performance) is a perfectly acceptable ouster, I'd argue that it was time to boot Kingsland Road. They have one strong singer, no cute boys, and less charisma than a bucket of fish. I'm glad they were put out of our misery :P
Tamera wasn't great last night. I see why she was placed in the bottom 2.
Wow. I just checked here for the first time tonight and was shocked. If Tamera had gone home I would have actually followed through with my usual emotional threat of: 'I'm done with this season'! Also wanted to add that if this were XFactor US the mentors would play it more strategically and get rid of the best act. I find the mentors in the UK version much more supportive of the acts of fellow mentors.
are people really shocked sam C. wasnt in the bottom 2? have you ever seen a singing competition before?
At least the show is keeping itself interesting by putting strong contenders in the bottom 2. Maybe next we might get Sam bailey in the bottom 2. At least Hannah wasn't in the bottom 2 again.. It hurts me to see that girl cry... (So I'm hurt a lot lol)
@mamashmoi Absolutely! The XF US mentors (at least Seasons 1 & 2) would be shady as I don't know what and would have tried to oust Tamera. I definitely could see Simon and Demi doing that if they were in the place of Louis and Sharon.
@realphill I suppose I really shouldn't be surprised, but even "heartthrobs" like Scott Bruton at least made a bottom 2 appearance by this point.
@elementalman don't see sam bailey in the bottom 2 until the finale.. and even then, i think she has been consistent.. those in the bottom 2 obviously aren't tapping into the audience attention for a given week
@NickRoman1 Reading your thoughts ...I think I'm so caught up on Sam, Nicholas, and the fact that Tamera seems the most winner-like that its hard for me to even take in the fact that Abi and Sam are not only here, but have yet to be in the bottom.
I'll definitely feel a certain kind of way if they don't play out to become the Final 3.
@Klope62 Yeah, that was an accident on my part, haha. I went to insert the image into the post and accidentally hit "set featured image" without realizing I was making it the main thumbnail. Anyway, now it's back to Kingsland Road. Still a bit of a spoiler, I guess, but not nearly as bad as revealing Tamera.
@NickRoman1 That group performance was pretty great!