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    Posted on Dec 1, 2013

    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.

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

    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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    ITV

    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

    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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    ITV

    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.

    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

    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

    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

    "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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    #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

    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

    She'll get a record deal anyway. #xfactor

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