- Alisah Bonaobra got a second chance after being eliminated from X Factor.
- Alisah Bonaobra stunned the judges with her performance of Defying Gravity.
Alisah Bonaobra, the 22-yr. old from the Philippines almost lost her chance at the X Factor show.
During her previous performances, she even got standing ovations but the singer actually failed to impress everyone during the group performance of We Belong Together, an iconic single of Mariah Carey. She was told after the said performance that her chance at the competition is over.
Alisah literally collapsed in the ground full of tears in her eyes. She begged and begged the judges to give her another chance. Nicole Scherzinger even tried to comfort her, after which she sang Defying Gravity acapela.
She managed to impress the judges this time and Simon told her that he would be willing to give her another chance. She then made sure that she won’t fail the judges this time and finally blew them away with her performance of Defying Gravity; a song from Wicked, the musical.
There was no doubt she deserved her second chance at the Six Chair Challenge but many viewers said that Alisah being able to beg her way back into the show after being given the boots along with the other hopefuls was unfair.
Others even reacted, “That’s so unfair on the other girls that they let one person through because she was crying lol #xfactor FIXED.” Another one tweeted that, “The rest of the contestants should just sit on stage crying so they can get a second chance too.. so unfair and so embarrassing #XFactor.”
They said that it was unfair to have allowed her to perform again but Simon Cowell explained that Alisah Bonaobra proved that giving her a chance to perform again was worth it after her undeniably powerful performance of Defying Gravity.