Well, we made it everyone! This is my final power list post for X Factor 2015, and this is only the second week I’m confident with my predictions. Last week, as I predicted, we lost Lauren Murray. She was really talented and had a great personality, but she was destined to lose out to Louisa (as is everyone-but still). That, and her sing off performance was iffy at best. But she will still be missed.
Now, on to my final rankings! Keep in mind that I’m ranking based on what I think will happen, not what I want to happen (I want Louisa first, Che in second and R&B in third). At the end of the post, I’ll give my favorite semi-final performances. Let me know what you think in the comments!
- Louisa Johnson – There has never been such a clear favorite with the oddsmakers. And if you skipped the entire season and just watched last week’s total annihilation of Man’s World and Power of Love, you would know why. Louisa slayed both performances last week, having in my opinion the best single week of anyone on this show that I can remember. Louisa is redoing Man’s World this weekend. She’s also doing I Believe I Can Fly – which is a truly terrible choice, but it won’t matter in the end. Louisa will be releasing her winner’s single on Sunday night and I can’t wait to buy it.
- Reggie ’n’ Bollie – Last week’s performances exposed everything I hate about this act. The vocals were terrible, especially in the first performance-even the judges had to acknowledge that. The second performance was no different from any other performance they have done this season, except that it featured two of my least favorite songs of all time. Honestly, I don’t know which performance I hated more. The judges stood up again for the second one for some reason. This week, they are doing the One Direction song again, along with another mashup. Clearly it doesn’t matter what vocal atrocities they commit, they are still beloved by the judges and will end up in second place.
- Che Chesterman – Last week wasn’t his best, with neither performance on Saturday truly living up to Try A Little Tenderness or When A Man Loves A Woman. They were good, but not great. Bridge Over Troubled Water on Sunday was damn near flawless in my book, and it rightfully saved him. I’m really happy Che will get third place, as he is one of the most technically skilled male vocalists we’ve had on this show in recent memory. But sadly, third place is as far as he will go. His vocals are not enough to overcome being in the sing-off twice, forgetting the lyrics to Adele, and not having the judges go crazy over every single performance he does. It doesn’t matter if he nails Valerie and the mashup of Tears Dry on Their Own and Ain’t No Mountain High Enough. Che’s our third place finisher this year, barring a miracle.
My favorite performances from the semi-final
- Louisa – Man’s World
- Louisa – The Power of Love
- Che – Would I Lie To You
- Che – Love is a Losing Game
- Lauren – Take Me Home
- Lauren – Runnin’
- Reggie ’n’ Bollie – Locked Away
- Reggie ’n’ Bollie – I Gotta Feeling/I Like To Move It
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