Last night we went to a bad movie, tonight one of the acts go home. Despite them not being that great, I really hope Gap5 stay in the competition.
Daniel let his arrogance run rife and mocked Mel saying how hard it must be having an act in the bottom two every week.
Stan gets mocked by Mel for crying before he snaps and defensively tells her that she’s cried during the show too.
Other than their own acts, Daniel liked Whenua and Ruby liked Cassie. Stan is thinking Gap5 and Benny will be bottom two tonight. Mel admits she doesn’t have much confidence in the voting public.
Ronald McDonald House is a big deal for anyone who has ever needed it. It’s a phenomenal place and the experience for the X Factor finalists will have had will no doubt be a memory that will stay with them forever.
Nice to hear both Stan Walker and Ruby Frost’s music during the segment tonight.
Dane Rumble takes to the stage for the first performance of the night and the mosh pit comes to life for the first time as the excited teens dance and, shock horror, sing a song they know that’s current.
Imagine what it’s going to be like when Reece Mastin takes to the stage!
Results time and poor Stan sits at the desk by himself while the mentors and their acts take to the stage to learn their fate!
Safe and through to next week are:
I’m torn as to who should go home because I’m really not fussed. Based on entertainment factor alone, it should be Benny going home.
Reece Mastin’s performance is superb. It’s a real shame that the little girls in the mosh pit are too busy watching it on their 3 inch screens instead of what’s happening on the stage in front of them.
At the sing off, Tom Belts out a cut back version of Led Zeppelin’s Whole Lotta Love. It’s actually quite good.
Benny Tipene resorts to busking for pennies with I Can’t Help Falling In Love With You. It’s actually quite good as well but Tom’s performance was more entertaining and much bolder.
The judges vote:
Ruby abstains so deadlock is off the table.
Mel votes to send home Benny.
Daniel votes to send home Tom.
The man with no acts gets to decide who is going home. He votes and going home this week, with more regret than he’s ever had on the show, is Tom Batchelor.
It had to play out like that after Stan gave Benny such high praise early on, suggesting he may be the first international star they’d discovered.
Next week’s theme is Made in America so plenty of great songs to choose from.