‘The X Factor’ UK review: Matt Terry, Christian Burrows among Nicole Scherzinger’s final six

Nicole -Given that this weekend on “The X Factor” is the infamous Six-Chair Challenge a.k.a. the Thunderdome, we’re doing things a bit differently when it comes to our reviews: We’re going to not focus so much on the riffraff, and instead give you our take on all of the advancing singers from each team. After all, these are the people you’ll be seeing and/or talking about for quite some time moving forward.

Today, we begin with Nicole Scherzinger’s Boys, a team who we feel is slightly stronger than they typically are thanks to the sheer amount of energy and personality that is present here.

James Hughes – Arguably our favorite when it comes to uniqueness. He sings like virtually no one else, and has stage presence for days. He could be fun in the lives.

Matt Terry – Not his best performance in the Six-Chair Challenge, but we do like his personality still and we’ve seen his potential. That goes a long way.

Freddy Parker – The ladies will love him. Some of the guys will too. He’s not the best singer, but he has great musicianship and we get the sense that he enjoys what he does. That goes a long way.

Niall Sexton – Probably the least memorable of the six in our eyes. He chose one of Nicole’s own songs for this performance, which was very clearly his own way to try to make a big splash with a performance.

Nate Simpson – Maybe the best pure singer of the bunch. He’s not flashy, but he does the job and could go far if he picks and chooses the right moments in the next round.

Christian Burrows – Not the best singer, but he has a vulnerability that cannot be touched. You feel for him on the journey, and that can go a long way over the course of a season.

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