The X Factor UK 2015 Results: Simon and Cheryl Final 3 Revealed for Live Shows (VIDEO)
The X Factor UK brought a makeover to its format for Judges’ Houses this year. The performances for Judges’ Houses were originally planned to be filmed live, but logistical issues prompted them to pre-tape the Judges’ Houses performances and then air them live in-studio with the contestants watching on. In addition, the judges would be picking their live show acts right there, in the studio, LIVE. Just like at the Six-Chair Challenge.
The reason for Simon wanting everything to happen live is beyond me, since part of the appeal of Judges’ Houses is its intimacy. But whatever, we’ve got live results, as the final 24 each performed, and we were left with Simon Cowell and Cheryl Fernandez-Versini making their choices for the live shows.
First up, it’s Simon and the Over 25s, who received help from guest mentor Louis Tomlinson of One Direction. The three acts Simon is taking with him to live shows are…
Eliminated: Ebru Ellis, Kerrie-Anne Phillips, Jennifer Phillips
Thoughts: Bit of a shocker here, as I thought Jennifer Phillips would be a lock, considering she was one of Simon’s favorites. But I actually really love this final three. Bupsi is fun and exciting, Anton is a vocal powerhouse, and Max Stone is THE dark horse in this competition. Seriously, it feels like this guy just came out of nowhere, and that’s got me really interested in watching his journey progress, since he went from being a guy Simon called out for having no personality, to being someone Simon now views as a potential star. This is going to be an interesting category this year.
And now, we move on to Cheryl and the Groups, who received help from guest mentor Jess Glynne. The three acts Cheryl is taking with her to live shows are…
REGGIE N BOLLIE
Eliminated: New King Order, BEKLN Mile, Melody Stone
Thoughts: I was initially disappointed in the final 24 this year, because it seemed obvious we wouldn’t have a novelty act this year in the live shows, and that often means a boring season ahead. But with Reggie n Bollie advancing to the live shows, it looks like we’ll have our novelty act after all. They’re a lot of fun, but there was really no reason for them to advance over any of the other three groups that went home other than that they’re different from other acts in the category. And hey, maybe that’s enough. Realistically, I can’t think of a scenario where New King Order, BEKLN Mile, or Melody Stone wouldn’t have been one of the first three acts eliminated from the competition anyway, so maybe she made the right call.
What do you think of the choices for the live shows? Sound off in the comments!
And for more on The X Factor UK, get the lowdown on all the random group name changes for this season!
Also, be sure to drop by tomorrow to find out who Nick and Rita are taking through to live shows!