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Series 9 - Elimination - 9 - Recap

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The Semi-Finals are here and Nicole and The Boys: James Arthur and Jahmene Douglas, Gary and Christopher Maloney and Louis and “Union J” fight for their time on the X Factor as they sing 2 songs to show the public that they deserve to be in the Final next week!

First up for the night is Christopher Maloney. He is going to sing “You Raise Me Up”. He has his Nan come in this week and she tells him that she is proud of him. He comes out and sings. Afterward, Nicole says that he has proved that he has earned his place and says that it was powerful and amazing, but she wanted to feel the performance more. Louis says that he is going to change his life and he is going to make a great album. Tulisa says that she really enjoyed the performance and says that he has done everything he could. Gary says that this is amazing and says that he did a great job.

Next up is Jahmene Douglas. He is going to sing “I Look To You”. He says that he is remembering his brother who died and that it means a lot to him. He says that he wants to pour his heart out. He comes out and sings. Afterward, Louis says that was so emotional and says that there is no way he is going back to his job and says that he is going to make albums. Tulisa says that he always sings with passion, but that performance was a whole new level and says that it was amazing. Gary says that took courage and says that he did a very good job. Nicole cries and says that the thing that is so special is the way he presents the song and says that it was amazing.

Up next is “Union J”. They are going to sing “Beneath You’re Beautiful”. They were gutted that they were in the Bottom Two, but they are determined to pull out all they’ve got. This song is for the fans. They come out and sing. Afterward, Tulisa says that was really nice and says that it was a mature performance. Gary says that it was a great song choice and says that they blended really well. Nicole says that they are cool and individual. She says that it was great. Louis says that they are amazing and says that they are the next boy band out there.

Last up for the first round is James Arthur. He is going to sing “One”. He says that his sisters mean everything and says that this song is going to be for them. He loves that they are proud of their big brother. He comes out and sings. Afterward, Louis says that he is what this show’s all about and says that he is going to have many albums out by next year. Tulisa says that was worthy of going through to the Finals and says that the public need to vote for him. Gary says that he comes out boxing every week and says that he would be disappointed if he is not in it. Nicole says that she can tell that how much winning means to him.

The next round kicks off and Jahmene Douglas is up first. He is going to sing “At Last”, his audition piece. Nicole shows him her audition piece when she was on ‘Pop Stars’. He comes out and sings. Afterward, Louis says that he is world class and born to sing. He is incredible. Tulisa says that he has been so consistent and tonight he pushed it out and says that he is bringing the fight. Gary says that was Ja-Mazing and says that he pulled out an incredible performance. Nicole says that was amazing and says that beautiful.

Next up is Christopher Maloney. He is going to sing “Haven’t Met You Yet”. He says that he has been singing old songs and this is the most current song that he has sung. He comes out and sings. Afterward, Nicole says that wasn’t his strongest performance. Louis says that he kind of agrees and says that he loves the old songs. Tulisa says that wasn’t just as strong but it has been a good night for him. Gary says that it was great and that people are going to vote for him.

Up next is “Union J”. They are going to sing “I’m Already There”. They feel that this is for Louis and that they have him get dressed in a onesie. They come out and sing. Afterward, Tulisa says that it sounded really good, but they may have played it a little safe. They have put in a lot of hard work though. Gary says that it was a nice performance, but agrees that it was safe. Nicole says that she loved it and says that Louis is a great mentor and says that it was great. Louis says that it doesn’t matter and says that they are working hard.

Last up for the night is James Arthur. He is going to sing “Power Of Love”. He says that he was unhappy in his life before the X Factor and now doesn’t want this to go. He got to go to Nicole’s video shoot and says that it was really cool. He comes out and sings. Afterward, Louis says that he is going right through to the Final with that. Tulisa says that she is so proud to be part of the show with him in this. He says that he deserves to win this all. Gary says that was the performance of the series and says that he makes people emotional. Nicole says that the performance was epic. That is it for the performances!

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