The 11 Most Important Moments From "The X Factor" Quarter-Final

It’s jukebox week and things are heating up.

Ok, so what is jukebox week?

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It means each act will sing two songs. One picked by them, and one picked by the “X Factor Jukebox” by the British public.

And Nicole’s had a haircut.

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1. Nicholas opened the show with “Just The Way You Are” by Bruno Mars.

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It was OK, but the high notes alluded him. He later claimed he was unhappy with the song choices.


Steven Baylis

@stevenRKOrton

Notice how no one mentioned that that kid Nicholas couldn’t hit the falsetto notes. Thats why X Factor blows.

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2. Tamera worked with a hypnotherapist to help her remember her lyrics to “We Found Love” by Rihanna. But she probably wishes she could forget this outfit.

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Louis loved it. Nobody else did.

Perhaps rehearsing more would be a better way of remembering lyrics than going to a hypnotherapist? Maybe?

— Isabel Mohan (@Isabel_Mohan)

Isabel Mohan

@Isabel_Mohan

Perhaps rehearsing more would be a better way of remembering lyrics than going to a hypnotherapist? Maybe?

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3. Nicole did a nuanced Louis impression.

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4. Sam hammed it up with “How Will I Know” by Whitney Houston, incorporating some classic dance moves.

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Nicole thought the whole thing was a bit ‘cruise ship’, and she was probably right, but it was great to see Sam bopping about rather than ballad-ing.

Sam x Whitney,go on my babes!!!

— Clara Amfo (@claraamfo)

Clara Amfo

@claraamfo

Sam x Whitney,go on my babes!!!

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5. Rough Copy performed a jumbled up medley of R.Kelly and Bobby Brown.

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It was a bit awkward.

Sharon reacted typically.

Sharon Osbourne appears to have been written by a team of Hollywood writers whose only exposure to Britain is Russell Brand and Benny Hill.

— Betfair Poker (@Betfairpoker)

Betfair Poker

@Betfairpoker

Sharon Osbourne appears to have been written by a team of Hollywood writers whose only exposure to Britain is Russell Brand and Benny Hill.

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Interestingly, their stylist tweeted that they often perform in River Island womenswear.

fashion has no gender - @roughCopyUK often rock @river_island womenswear, its perfect for the stage

— Frank Strachan (@Frank_Strachan)

Frank Strachan

@Frank_Strachan

fashion has no gender - @roughCopyUK often rock @river_island womenswear, its perfect for the stage

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6. Luke had a win for Real Music with an adept version of Bon Iver’s “Skinny Love”.

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And Louis spoke for us all by admitting that he hated hearing “Skinny Love” at X Factor auditions in the past.

But he lost his indie cred by admitting that he’d never been to Glastonbury.

"Glastonbury is my favourite festival...but I've never been" Great performance but you're an idiot, Mowgli. #xfactor

— Simm Minogue (@simm_minogue)

Simm Minogue

@simm_minogue

“Glastonbury is my favourite festival…but I’ve never been” Great performance but you’re an idiot, Mowgli. #xfactor

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7. Nicholas’s second track was more successful,

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Although there were still pitching issues.

He literally never hit *that* note once

— Rob Copsey (@RobCopsey)

Rob Copsey

@RobCopsey

He literally never hit *that* note once

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8. Tamera elegantly performed Roberta Flack’s “The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face”.

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Aka, did a Leona.

Lot of words in this song. Anyone else tense? #XFactor

— Jo Elvin (@jo_elvin)

Jo Elvin

@jo_elvin

Lot of words in this song. Anyone else tense? #XFactor

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9. Luke Friend ‘Luke-d up’ Mumford and Sons. By which I mean, he sang a Mumford and Sons song.

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I want to grow cress in @LukeFriendMusic's hair. #XFactor

— Zulah Patel (@butypoxixut)

Zulah Patel

@butypoxixut

I want to grow cress in @LukeFriendMusic’s hair. #XFactor

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10. Rough Copy did a textbook performance of R Kelly’s “I Believe I Can Fly”, complete with a trio of excellent hand gestures.

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As song actions go, I preferred Rough Copy's "I'm about to fly off, this is my wing" to Sam Bailey's phone hand. #xfactor

— Caroline Corcoran (@cgcorcoran)

Caroline Corcoran

@cgcorcoran

As song actions go, I preferred Rough Copy’s “I’m about to fly off, this is my wing” to Sam Bailey’s phone hand. #xfactor

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11. But the performance of the weekend went to Sam Bailey, with “Clown” by Emeli Sandé.

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Nicole reacted appropriately.

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#XFactor Let's be honest, it's all about who will finish 2nd to Sam isn't it? Flawless vocal again..

— Kevin Hughes (@Popprince)

Kevin Hughes

@Popprince

#XFactor Let’s be honest, it’s all about who will finish 2nd to Sam isn’t it? Flawless vocal again..

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On Sunday, Tamera and Luke faced off in the sing off. It went to DEADLOCK.

Or should we say, dreadlock?

It has to go to dreadlock I'M SORRY SO SORRY #xfactor

— Tracey Thorn (@tracey_thorn)

Tracey Thorn

@tracey_thorn

It has to go to dreadlock I’M SORRY SO SORRY #xfactor

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Unfortunately, Tamera went. But we’re sure she’ll be just fine.

She'll get a record deal anyway. #xfactor

— Lethal Bizzle (@LethalBizzle)

Lethal Bizzle

@LethalBizzle

She’ll get a record deal anyway. #xfactor

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Ailbhe Malone is the UK lifestyle editor for BuzzFeed and is based in London.
 
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