On Aug. 30, 2015, “The X Factor” U.K. continued with its audition episodes for the show’s 12th season. The show’s judges are Simon Cowell, Cheryl Fernandez-Versini, Rita Ora and Nick Grimshaw.
Here is a summary of the audition highlights in this episode:
(All of these contestants were voted into the next round.)
First Kings took full advantage of the new “X Factor” U.K. rule that allows video footage and backup dancers to be a part of contestant auditions. The five-member boy band (ages 21 to 25) did a crowd-pleasing rendition of Mark Ronson featuring Bruno Mars’ “Uptown Funk” that had many of the females in the audience cheering with delight. First Kings are shaping up to be this year’s heartthrob boy band on “The X Factor” U.K.
(Click here to watch First Kings’ performance.)
Chloe Paige gave an emotional, above-average of Katy B’s “Crying for No Reason” that had the judges heaping praise on her.
(Click here to watch Chloe Paige’s performance.)
(All of these contestants were rejected.)
New Wave, a boy band quartet whose members are ages 19 to 23, gave a pathetic rendition of *NSYNC’s “Bye Bye Bye.” It was train-wreck bad and not even amusing to watch.
(Click here to watch New Wave’s performance.)
Adriana Deco, 25, embarrassed herself with a horrific version of Earth, Wind & Fire’s “Boogie Wonderland”
(Click here to watch Adriana Deco’s performance.)
Zaiga Meike, 49, warbled something, and it wasn’t pretty. And she was doing something weird with her foot.
(Click here to watch Zaiga Meike’s performance.)
Impulse, a female duo ages 21 and 25, wrecked Bonnie Tyler’s “Holding Out for a Hero.”
(Click here to watch Impulse’s performance.)
Seann Miley Moore, 22, who fills the token “flamboyant” contestant slot in this episode, impressed the judges with his version of Queen’s “The Show Must Go On.” It was more style than substance, but the judges put him through the next round anyway.
(Click here to watch to watch Seann Miley Moore’s performance.)
Josh Daniel brought Fernandez-Versini to tears with his overrated performance of Labrinth’s “Jealous.” He was put through to the next round, but Cowell (who signed Labrinth to his Syco Records) wasn’t as bowled over as the other judges. There are many other singers who could do this song much better … and Cowell knows it.
(Click here to watch Josh Daniel’s performance.)