The X Factor UK review: Dalton Harris, Scarlett Lee, and the semifinals!

X FactorTonight, The X Factor UK is delivering what could end up being the most entertaining shows of the season. After all, ABBA songs are a part of the mix! This could either be really great or incredibly cheesy based on the song choice and the delivery.

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Brendan Murray, “Run” – While this was a solid rendition of the Leona song, we’re not sure that we learned anything else about who Brendan is as an artist or a person at this point in his life. His fans will enjoy it, but did anything else think that the backing music almost swallowed him when he got to the chorus? Also, a few flat notes as the song went on. Grade: B-.

Danny Tetley, “This Is My Life” – We said during the week that Danny needs to figure out a way to get a little bit more current, and what does he do? Pick a really dated some from the middle of the eighties. Melodically, this isn’t a great song for a singing show either. It just wasn’t flashy or altogether interesting from start to finish. Grade: C.

Dalton Harris, “Feeling Good” – We felt like this was the chance for Dalton to really go for the jugular and distance himself from the rest of the pack. This is the sort of song that you can do that with. It was different enough in the arrangement and his vocal that it didn’t just feel like the same thing we’ve heard a thousand or so times before. Quite possibly the best vocal of the season. We may have staged him slightly closer to the crowd and got a little more aggressive with his stage movements, but there’s no doubting this vocal at all. Grade: A.

Acacia & Aaliyah, mashup – At first, we didn’t really like this just because it didn’t feel like what we’ve seen from them. The faster the tempo went, the better off the performance was as a whole. They still haven’t done enough to make us think that they are final four worthy, but at least this felt more relevant than what we got from Danny earlier in the show. Grade: C+.

Anthony Russell, “Livin’ On a Prayer” – We appreciate Anthony for going upbeat and singing one of our favorite rock songs. Yet, we wish that the arrangement didn’t feel so much like Bon Jovi karaoke. He was off the beat of the song on a couple of times and once again, we don’t quite know precisely who he is as an artist. Grade: B-.

Scarlett Lee, “This Is Me” – Another song from The Greatest Showman? At least this was the best song from the musical. Scarlett started off great, but then got a little bit shaking in the middle when she got a little emotional and broke down. Yet, she found her way and delivered a fantastic bit of work at the very end. Were it not for the middle, this may have been her best performance. Grade: B.

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