Saturday, 12 September 2009

X Factor 2009 Auditions - Episode 4

This week was X Factor 2009 Auditions Episode 4. X Factor Episode 4 aired on Saturday the 12th of September, 2009. There were many memorable contestants in tonight's show. Those would be Alistair Nwachukwu, Diana Watson, Gordon Rush, Rikki Loney, Shanna Goodhead, William Hooper, and Olly Murs. alistair nwachukwu was definitely one of the stand outs singing Michael Jackson's The Way You Make Me Feel. Unfortunately the X Factor Producers or ITV producers only gave him about 30 seconds of screen time so no doubt everyone is wondering how they can see more of Alistair Nwachukwu!

The auditions kicked off in Glasgow and adding to the X Factor 2009 funny auditions was a contestant named Diana Watson, 59, nursing assistant. Diana Watson wasn't by herself, she was actually part of a duo called All That Jazz. Diana Watson's counterpart was actually Jazz, her 7 year old old dog who has been singing for as long as she's been alive, allegedly. Backstage before the audition, Jazz the dog tried to bite host Dermot O'Leary! All That Jazz sang I Will Survive by Gloria Gaynor. Jazz the dog must have suffered from stage fright, as not so much as a bark came out much less singing. Simon Cowell's insult to this act was Put him on the floor, Take him for a walk, Be normal, NO! Diana Watson continued at the commercial break to try and coax a song out of Jazz backstage but to no avail.

John Cassidy, Student, 22, sang My Life Would Suck Without U by Kelly Clarkson. John Cassidy's audition was described by Dannii Minogue as diabolical. Cheryl Cole was holding her ears in pain.

Gisela Lee, student, 18, from Bristol, sang If I Ain't Got You by Alicia Keys. After a terrible performance, Gisela Lee made up excuses like she was tired and had jet lag. Gisela Lee tried to win over Simon Cowell with a pouty look, but it didn't work.

Next up, big guy Gordon Rush, also known to his friend's by the nickname Hubba, 31 yr old support worker. Gordon Rush sang his rendition of Billy Ray Cyrus' Achy Breaky Heart. While the judges hated Gordon Rush's audition, the audience loved his dreadful singing and teal & gold sequined outfit! Simon Cowell said a resounding NO! Hubba got a resounding YES to the X Factor 2009 funny auditions.

Carla Schettini was up next. Carla Schettini, 36 although with her strong accent the judges thought they heard her say she was 76. Carla Schettini worked in a kilt shop as an assistant. In an attempt to butter Louis Walsh up, Carla Schettini brought him a tartan tie from his family clan. Carla Schettini then sang Simply Red's If You Don't Know Me By Now. The singing was out of tune and monotone but the audience seemed to cheer nonetheless. While Louis Walsh loved the tie, the same could not be said about Carla Schettini's audition!

The next contestant was a returning participant from X Factor 2008. Rikki Loney, 21, from Glasgow is a full time club singer. Rikki Loney was kicked out after making it to bootcamp in the 2008 auditions. Rikki Loney sang a song from his fellow Scotsmen, The Proclaimers, These Arms of Mine. This audition was a surprise to his mum who was in the audience but thought Rikki was out with mates for the day. I thought he was a bit out of tune myself, but Louis Walsh said he had the X Factor! All the judges admired the fact he had the courage to come back and try again this year. Simon Cowell offered high praise saying We made a mistake last year and your Scotland's highest hope in the competition! Rikki Loney got 4 yes' and everyone was emotional.

Then the X Factor 2009 Auditions Episode 4 moved to London. One of the oldest contestants to try out for X Factor 2009 was William Hooper. William Hooper, 82, retired teacher, sang Come Fly With Me by Frank Sinatra. William Hooper had a very charming personality and won over the crowd and 3 of the 4 judges. William Hooper and Cheryl Cole were caught blowing kisses back and forth to each other. Cheryl Cole, Louis Walsh, and Dannii Minogue all said yes and he was through to the next round.

Next to get through was Lydia Kabasele, 17, student who sang Whitney Houston's Saving All My Love For You. The judges loved Lydia Kabasele and she got 4 yes'. Then Alistair Nwachukwu, 17 yr old student who the fans loved as he took the stage before he even opened his mouth to sing! Alistair Nwachukwu sang an acapella version of Michael Jackson's The Way You Make Me Feel and got 4 yes'. Finally, a girl group came to audition called The Secrets. The Secrets was made up of 3 members aged 23 - 32. The Secrets sang Black and Gold by Sam Sparrow. Cheryl Cole of course loved it and said Keep doing what you're doing and The Secrets were through to the next round.

Heshima Thompson was up next. Heshima Thompson, musician, 22, sang the The Script's Falling to Pieces. Heshima Thompson said It's time for the boys to take over. Louis Walsh felt he had loads of potential yet to unfold and Heshima Thompson was through to the next round.

Shanna Goodhead, 18 yr old student, lives in a council house in East London with her mum and 4 sisters. Shanna Goodhead wants to win the X Factor in order to make a better life for her family. Shanna Goodhead sang Songbird by Eva Cassidy. The judges felt Shanna Goodhead had a powerful and soulful voice. Dannii Minogue was moved by the performance. Louis Walsh said I don't think you realise how good you're gonna be. And Simon Cowell was worried about her belief in herself. Shanna Goodhead got 4 yes'.

The X Factor 2009 Auditions Episode 4 moved to Birmingham next. First up in Birmingham was Amordeep Ghataura, who was 16, a student and loved guinea pigs. Amordeep Ghataura sang an out of tune version of I Love Rock N Roll by Joan Jett. Amordeep Ghataura sadly didn't make it through. Next, David Francis, 45, classroom assistant, but he looked about 85 with his red cardigan and bad dancing. David Francis sang or rather jerked about awkwardly on the stage to Katy Perry's Hot N Cold. David Francis' dance moves earned him a place in the X Factor 2009 funny auditions but unsurprisingly, David Francis received 4 no's.

Next, Michael Pottenger, 34, and part-time therapist, but to me he looked like he needed therapy himself. Michael Pottenger was rather moody to the judges whenever they asked him a question, such as when Simon Cowell asked him his name and then regretted asking. Michael Pottenger sang Cher's If I Could Turn Back Time and in a classic Simon Cowell insult he said You've honestly given me a headache. 4 no's to moody Michael Pottenger.

Abraham Akpoyibo, 25, student, sang a pitchy version of The Fugee's Killing Me Softly. Louis Walsh told Abraham Akpoyibo You're everything we're NOT looking for and he got 4 no's. It was then revealed backstage that Abraham Akpoyibo had never sung in front of an audience before and he told host Dermot O'Leary that he would stick to just singing for himself.

Next Demi Cullum, a bubbly 17 yr old student had the judges eating out of her hand with her little baby-like speaking voice. Demi Cullum looked a bit like a nervous chihuahua while on stage singing Whitney Houston's Saving All My Love For You. Demi Cullum's audition was shaky and pitchy and the judges felt it was not good enough to get through. In an attempt to go for the sympathy vote, Demi Cullum started crying and Cheryl Cole went up on stage to give her a hug. Demi Cullum still got 4 no's since it's not a personality contest, but a singing competition. Many other people would find this sad but for me it makes it on the list of X Factor 2009 funny auditions.

Back to London auditions part 2...The 2nd girl group of the night was called Yellow Brick Road and consisted of 3 girls aged 23 - 25. Yellow Brick Road sang a jazzy style Poker Face by Lady Gaga and were put through to the next round. Next was Eliotte Williams-N'Dure, 22, unemployed, sang Alicia Keys' How Come You Don't Call Me Anymore. The judges loved Eliotte Williams-N'Dure and she was through to the next round. Then Jaide Green, 23, part-time singer, did Street Life by The Crusaders. The judges were impressed with Jaide Green's vocal ability and stage presence and she was on to the next round.

The X Factor 2009 Auditions Episode 4 definitely saved the best until last. Olly Murs is 25, from Essex, and a customer advisor. Olly Murs seemed like a plain old bloke in the interview but then blew the judges away with his soulful version of Very Superstitious by Stevie Wonder. If the crowd didn't already love Olly Murs' singing, he started in with some smooth dance moves and the audience went crazy! Olly Murs is truly an entertainer and my favorite from this episode. I'm not alone in my opinion since Simon Cowell told Olly Murs he was very, very, very cool, and also that it was the easiest yes he'd ever given. The rest of the judges agreed with Simon Cowell and felt that Olly Murs was the whole package and happily gave him 4 yes' to the next round.

On a side note from the performances, fashion is always an important aspect of each episode of X Factor. Cheryl Cole had a black and white floral print shift dress, then she switched to a sleeveless white dress with ornate colorful beading around the neckline, followed by a peacock-green dress with a frilly collar and cap sleeves, and finished the night with a nautical-inspired dress that was a navy blue top with a navy and white striped skirt set off by red patent heels! Dannii Minogue started the episode looking smart in a woman's tailored black suit, then went on to a more colorful magenta halter dress, and finished the night with a strapless black and white print dress accessorizing with chunky gold statement necklaces.

As usual X Factor 2009 Auditions Episode 4 offered some front runners of the competition such as Olly Murs and some certifiably crazy ones like Diana Watson and All That Jazz. Can't wait for next week's double header of X Factor 2009 Auditions Episode 5 and 6.

X Factor Episode 4 Repeats are as follows:

Sunday 13th of September at 6:45pm on ITV2
Friday 18th September at 6:45pm on ITV2

No comments:

Post a Comment