We may have mentioned this before, but we were a little bit dubious about the future of the X factor without Simon, Cheryl and Dannii. That was before the show actually started! Saturday’s show was even better than last week, with auditions that had us laughing, gasping, and ok, shedding a little tear now and then.
22-year-old Craig Colton – who works in a biscuit factory – surprised his parents who were watching in the audience, but had no idea their son would be auditioning! The looks on their faces were priceless – and Craig’s rendition of Adele’s ‘Hiding my Heart Away’ had his mum – and us – getting all choked up.
THEN there were The Keys. Aged between 23 and 25, this boyband had the audience up on their feet with their tuneful and original mix – which included a rap and a Destiny’s Child song! Bands traditionally don’t do very well on the X factor (apart from One Direction of course) but we think these guys might just break that mould – love them!
Finally, we saw 19-year-old Misha Bryan– who was raised by her aunt after her mother abandoned her at 3 months old. Yes, we know it’s a sob story – but it worked for us. Her AMAZING version of Aretha Franklin’s ‘Respect’ had Kelly Rowland up on her feet, and most of the audience!
Have a look at these three performances and tell us what you think! Remember to look out for a poll on our Facebook page later, as we want to know who YOU think gave the best audition this week!