Tel Aviv 2019

X Factor Malta – Live Show 2 recap

All the groups eliminated

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’.

Kelsey Bellante

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!

Owen Leuellen

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!

Ben Purplle

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.

4th Line

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.

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Lisa Bird

My first Eurovision memory was watching 1994 as a hatchling. I've been tapping my talons to the bops and bangers from Europe and beyond ever since! I finally spread my wings to attending the contest in Lisbon 2018 and am now a regular at many events and national finals - especially my regular nest at Eesti Laul.
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