‘The X Factor’ UK review: Did Jade Ellis, District3 survive tough week?

With the exception of Kye Sones and James Arthur, really the only way that we can describe Saturday night’s new episode of “The X Factor” was that it was a massive letdown. Most of the Halloween performances were lacking something, whether it be good vocals, great entertainment value, or simply the spark that you need on a show of this magnitude.

With all of this being said, though, we were still genuinely surprised about some of the results that came down here. How in the world did Union J land in the bottom two compared to the drastically inferior District3? It really wasn’t even that close in our mind, but sometimes, the voting makes little sense as Rylan Clark and Christopher Maloney, the two most consistently weak performers on the show, continue to be put through every week.

After saying this, however, we do have to say that Jade Ellis being in the bottom was no surprise after her mess of a performance Saturday. We’ve never really felt that she was completely and totally popping off the screen like she needed to.

Now, let’s take a look at the two save-me performances.

Union J, “Perfect” – Easily, this was the best save-me song from a group all season, and one of the best we have heard ever from a group. These guys have to be rather proud of their harmonies here. Are they inconsistent? Sure, but the potential for the future is here.

Jade Ellis, “White Flag” – This was a marked improvement over what happened to her on Saturday, but what we really saw about this was that this is a situation of it being too little, too late. The biggest issue with Jade’s performance here was that, once again, it was just a step below being excellent.

For the first time all season, we did not even have a deadlock vote as everyone other than Tulisa chose to send home Jade rather than Union J; and with that in mind, they have another week to get it together.

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