The 8 Most Important Moments From “Beyoncé Vs. Elton John” Week On “The X Factor”

Erm, best theme for a week ever.

It was “Beyoncé vs. Elton John” week on “The X Factor”.

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Which is maybe the best themed week that has ever been.

Before things kicked off, Nicole did this regal pose and proved that she is entirely flawless.

8. The worst performance of the night was Nicholas McDonald’s take on “Halo”.

In his VT, Nicholas explained that he’d been struggling with the song because he’s never been in love. But it soon became apparent that it was just because he couldn’t reach the notes. HE’S STILL REALLY CUTE THOUGH.

7. Rough Copy sang “Sorry Seems To Be The Hardest Word.”

And it was really boring. No one jumped around, there was very little stamping and none of them were inexplicably wearing a backpack. What a snore-fest.

6. 17-year-old Nicholas McDonald made him mum proud when he took on “Don’t Let The Sun Go Down On Me.”

This performance was much better than his first one, but it was still distinctly uninspiring. As soon as he finished, Louis helpfully reminded us of Nicholas’s age, to which Dermot replied, “We can’t forget he’s 17 because you tell us every week.” YEAH.

5. Luke Friend sang “The Best Thing I Never Had” as though it were a Mumford song.

“For me it was a little One Direction and Mumford and Sons mixed together,” said Nicole. She was right. But, then again, presumably that’s the kind of music Luke wants to be recording when this competition ends.

4. Rough Copy did their best Destiny’s Child impression and sang “Survivor”.

This was good. There was a lot of energy. And there were leather shorts. But it wasn’t enough as they went out on Sunday against Luke.

3. Luke Friend tied his hair up for “Something About The Way You Look Tonight”.

And showed that he’s good even when he’s not belting out Mumford-style songs with a guitar. Well done, Luke.

2. Sam Bailey did an amazing job of singing “If I Were A Boy”.

OMG IT WAS INSANE. SAM BAILEY IS OUTRAGEOUSLY TALENTED. I WANT HER TO ADOPT ME AND MAKE ME JAM TARTS EVERY WEDNESDAY.

1. And then she made everyone cry with an incredible rendition of “Candle In The Wind”.

And although Nicole’s comments (“When I listen to your voice… oh, shiitake mushrooms, it was so bad it felt so good”) didn’t make a great deal of sense, the standing ovation she got from the judges proved just how good Sam is. You know, she just might win this.

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