The pressure is mounting tonight as we near the end of the blind auditions. 18 year old Emily is first up; she works in her dad’s hotel sometimes and compares her Dad to Basil Fawlty. Curly haired Emily has dressed up for the occasion in a dramatic floor length number and is singing ‘I’d rather go blind.’ She has a gorgeous soulful voice and we like Emily a lot and breathe a sigh of relief when Ricky turns. None of the other coaches follow suit so Emily joins Team Wilson and says he has ‘made her dreams come true’.
Next to face the coaches is two country acts. There’s John from Belfast and Talia from London. John has opted for ‘Take me home country roads.’ His word for word We suspect that Ricky has a secret penchant for country. Who knew? The coaches don’t turn though so country roads will indeed be taking John home. Ricky update, in his youth his parents owned two tapes of which one was Abba. We are learning a lot about Ricky tonight. The coaches tell Ricky he didn’t ‘live the lyrics’ enough. Will Talia fair better? Her punchy ‘Hell on Heels’ gets the coaches turning and… Tom turning! Tom’s team of ladies grows to 9. Ricky tells Talia that her prefers singers to use their natural accents and wasn’t keen on her American twang.
Blink and you’ll miss a brother and sister duo performing ‘Dog Days.’ Will sisters Natalie and Leanne do better? Nope. The family affair continues but these next brothers are auditioning as solo acts. Healthy competition! 49 year Shenton is first; he works as a tribute singer but is ready to ‘step out as himself’. His epic high note intro leads into ‘Ain’t no stopping us now’. Shenton’s got the groove but the coaches don’t. Sorry Shenton back to Elvis impersonations it is. Young brother Bizzi takes his turn, his performance of K ings of Leon’s ‘Use Somebody’ starts slow but he improves as it goes on and Tom and Kylie turn. Clearly they think they could use somebody like Bizzi on their team (lols). Bizzi becomes the first male on Team Tom.
Moustachioed Nathan now, he’s a West End performer don’t you know and does the splits for Emma. Nathan takes to the stage for ‘Gravity’ and impresses the Wilson. Lifts him up you might say…Then there’s burlesque beauty Kiki Deville. She sings ‘Stone Cold Sober’ and she gets Will in a spin. Kiki takes team i.am to 9.
Callum works in a primary school and in the VT is dressed up like Macklemore. Callum leaves the judges open mouthed with his falsetto opening to his performance of ‘Climax’. Callum is one of the best acts we have seen yet this series and Kylie and Will turn together getting their groove on followed quickly by Ricky (who doesn’t dance). Toms not as quick as he used to be bless him, he misses his chance to throw his hat in the ring. We sense some serious pitches coming on. Kylie says it was sexy. Ricky hopes that Callum is a Kaiser Chiefs fan. Perhaps not as Callum joins Team Will. We expect big things from Callum in this series.
Stage schooled Marc now who was in the same year as Pixie Lott. Lucky Marc. Marc and his statement shirt sing ‘Whole Lotta Love.’ We commend Marc for his quirky song choice and actually kinda love it but its not to be. Will says he was about to turn and takes to the stage to comment on ‘his futuristic jesus jellys’ and tells Marc to ‘accessorise’ on the vocals more. On to Paul who sings ‘Fine China’ by Chris Brown. Its ok, he’s no Marc. The coaches are dancing in their chairs but they’re not spinning in their chairs. Will is again, upset that he didn’t turn and Kylie says she is kicking herself.
Amrick from Kent next, he loves clubbing and a bit of bling. He sings ‘Pride (a deeper love)’ it confuses the coaches who can’t tell if Amrick is a boy or a girl. None of he coaches turn and when they do see Amrick, Ricky is surprised not to see feathers and says it wasn’t ‘his bag’. Queue ‘tricky Ricky’ VT about his unusual feedback. Some bread-maker related.
Jazz next, she is 17 and from Nottingham. Jazz has amazing hair. Does she have an amazing voice? Her performance of Gnarls Barclays ‘Crazy’ is silky smooth and Ricky turns first and last! We are surprised the others don’t turn but they tell Jazz they have similar acts already.
Our final act of the night is Liverpool lady Amelia. She’s just 16 and her dad is a Tom Jones tribute act! Amelia sings ‘The first time ever I saw your face’ and has some seriously powerful pipes on her. Tom, learning his lesson from last time, turns first and is followed by Kylie and Ricky, who all give her a standing ovation. Amelia opts to join Team Minogue.