It was a dramatic first week for the live shows of X Factor Malta. Now we take a closer look as the drama continued in the second week as ten became eight.
This was the theme for the second week of live shows which will conclude with the winner representing Malta in Tel Aviv this May.
During the first week girlband Xtreme survived the sing off and returned with a bang! Opening the show in a scene reminiscent of the Super Bowl half time, with a stage full of dancers. They took us back to the 90s, with Michael Jackson’s hit ‘They Don’t Care About Us’.
With a fist bump to her coach Howard Keith Debono, Kelsey wowed the room with her Reggae rhythms. Performing Bob Marley’s classic song ‘Could You Be Loved’. This colourful rendition gave us a brief Summer in Winter!
Next up was the new ‘Fresh Prince’ of rap, Owen. He shook the room literally with his take on the 1993 retro banger from DJ Jazzy Jeff & Fresh Prince, ‘Boom! Shake The Room’. Bringing the fun factor with the dancers dressed in onesies and keeping the vocals and ad-libs on point with such a busy routine. Definitely a dark horse contender!
First of the Overs category was Ben, who lived up to his name by playing his purple guitar on stage. He threw us all back to the 60s with a simple, yet emotional rendition of the Liverpool legends Beatles hit ‘Yesterday’. Clearly the song had a lot of personal meaning for Ben based on his mentor Ray Mercieca’s comments after.
Going for a fusion of their trademark soul group sound with classic hairbrush anthem pop, 4th Line delivered a stunning performance of The Weather Girls 80s hit ‘It’s Raining Men’. Not disappointing on the latter, by introducing several hunks on stage! This was a fun and cheeky performance for the girls.