THE X FACTOR UK “Auditions 4? Review

THE X FACTOR UK 2011 "Auditions 4? Season 8 Episode 4 – You know the only thing worse than trudging through a mire of The X Factor commercials, bad auditions, and the occasional singer? A double bill of commercials, bad auditions and the occasional singer.

So in Manchester the judges find themselves in Barlowe’s territory, which explains why Kelly was prostrating herself in front of Gary Barlowe after a Take That concert.

The first act up, the Kendro, is a flamboyant duo covering Lady Gaga’s Born This Way. They wear lip gloss really well, but alas their singing capabilities are not up to scratch. Yet they manage a yes from Tulisa, a yes from Louis a no from Gary and Kelly, predictably, gives them the pass to be nice.

Gary continues his streak of being a right old sour puss as his home town offers more joke contestants than Adele singalikes. Carl Stevenson, however, is an entertaining act, a guy who seemed to have thought that his dancing skills might have overshadowed his non-existent vocal talents.

Sami Brooke is a chatty bartender who charms the crowd with her candid personality, her wonky arm and her cover of One Moment in Time. She tosses off the Safari hat. She brings the entire audience to their feet and gets Kelly to leap up before the song is even over and Kelly is still standing when she praises her. Gary commends her for the quiet notes as well as the big ones and all four of the judges send her through with Gary saying, "How much fun is she gonna be?" Read More...


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