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The X Factor UK Recap: Lionel Richie Mentors The Semi-final – 12/05/2015

The X Factor UK recap for December 5, 2015. It’s the Semi-final! Lionel Richie is the guest mentor as the remaining acts sing two songs. Press play to watch the videos below.

The theme is: “Songs to Get Me to the Final” – of course!


Reggie ‘n’ Bollie perform “Locked Away”



As usual, the duo are just happy to be here. They said that meeting Lionel Richie wasn’t even “part of their dream.”

Simon Cowell: “That was your worst vocal of the season.”

Lauren Murray performs “Take Me Home”



There was a last minute change of song from “Best of my Love” – good call. Lauren says that was the first time she was starstruck meeting Lionel Richie.

Simon Cowell: “I love the song, but it was a bit panicky.”

Ché Chesterman performs “Would I Lie To You”



The forgotten lyrics from last week is still a heavy cloud on Che this week. This was great, until he lost it with the out of control runs in the end.

Simon Cowell: “You may have booked yourself a place in the final.”

Louisa Johnson performs “The Power of Love”



Lionel Richie looked like he really loved to mentor Luisa. She’s going to win!

Simon Cowell: “I’m trying to think of a better compliment for incredible.”


Ché Chesterman performs “Love Is a Losing Game”



Che’s mentor was in tears!

Simon Cowell: “That song is so iconic, I don’t think that was the best version of that song.”

Louisa Johnson performs “It’s a Man’s Man’s Man’s World”

Louisa Johnson performs It's a Man's Man's Man's World

Christina Aguilera’s version! YAAS!!! She’s going to win!

Simon Cowell: “I know that it’s a different show but Britain’s got talent. That was a masterclass.”

Lauren Murray performs “Runnin’ (Lose It All)”

Lauren Murray performs Runnin' (Lose It All)

Simon Cowell: “Watching you is like watching Eastenders. I think Naughty Boy may have helped you there.”

Reggie ‘N’ Bollie perform “I Gotta Feeling”/”I Like to Move It”

This was so physically fit! Physically fit!

Simon Cowell: “This is the Reggie ‘n’ Bollie we love. The final won’t be the final without the two of you.”

Reggie 'N' Bollie Semifinals

POLL: Who’s Going Home On The X Factor UK 2015 Semi-final?

Results tomorrow! See you then!

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