Friday, 24 October 2014

The X Factor UK Season 11 - Top 16


I'm so happy that we're going to get 16 finalists instead of 12 because there were still so many good acts were eliminated. However this time, other judges will pick the wildcard for each category. Here are the Top 16 finalists for this season. 

Boys Category (Mel B)

Andrea Faustini

Jack Walton

Jake Quickenden

Paul Akister

Very strong category. Mel B originally pick Andrea, Jake & Paul while Simon picked Jack as her wildcard. Andrea is definitely my favorite. Very humble and his voice is very powerful. Jack is very unique while Jake has a very beautiful tone. Meanwhile Paul has a very soulful voice. 

Girls Category (Cheryl)

Chloe Jasmine

Lauren Platt

Lola Saunders

Stephanie Nala

Unlike Mel, I think Cheryl made a bad decision. She originally picked Chloe, Lauren & Stephanie. I understand why she picked Lauren but the other two. I like Chloe & Stephanie but the other singers such as Kerianne & Lola were stronger than these two. For the wildcard, Simon picked Lola which Cheryl should be thankful. Lauren & Lola have so much potential. But both of them need to be more confident. Chloe is very interesting due to her posh personality but she only can sing jazz songs. And Stephanie, her voice is really thin, She needs to pick a suitable song for her voice. 

Overs Category (Simon Cowell)

Ben Haenow

Fleur East

Jay James

Stevi Ritchie

Simon's original picks are Ben, Fleur & Jay. I think he made a right decision. Three of them have so much potential. Ben has this very rock-ish and soulful voice and Jay has a very beautiful light quirky tone. And Fleur, she really stood out during the Judges House. However, Cheryl decide to bring back Stevi. What? Over someone like Helen, Janet and Lizzy. I don't get why UK public really like Cheryl as a judge. She made poor decision again and again. 

Groups Category

Blonde Electra

Only The Young

Overload Generations

Stereo Kicks

Louis as always made a very 'weird' decision. Sometimes, it was good but other times, it was really unnecessary. Only The Young definitely earned their spot. Stereo Kicks is very interesting but if he didn't know what to do with 8-pieces boyband, they are going to be disaster. Blonde Electra can sing actually but I didn't get why they want to be a joke-act. As for wildcard, Mel B brought back Overload Generations. It's a little bit weird considering they didn't even get to go to the Judges House but the other 3 acts who were eliminated at the Judges House weren't that good so I get Mel's decision. 

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