Drama at X Factor UK’s Six Chair Challenge as Alisah Bonaobra wins seat in sing-off
The X Factor UK journey continues for Alisah Bonaobra as she secured a spot in the Six Chair Challenge in the Girls category to be mentored by judge Sharon Osbourne in Monday’s episode of the show.
Alisah first walked on stage in her red evening gown and performed Celine Dion’s All By Myself. This performance was greatly enjoyed by the audience and the judges.
“Your style is very dated, it’s very cabaret for me, but you have this amazing gift, this voice, it’s huge.” Sharon told Alisah.
But judge Sharon made sure she gets a seat by making Taliah Dorto, the girl who performed just before her, give up her spot.
But Alisah’s seat was not guaranteed until all acts are finished performing that night. She faced this challenge when she was asked to give up her seat for Grace Davies.
This shocked not just the audience but the rest of the judges as well, Simon Cowell walked out.
Judge Louis Walsh also expressed his disbelief. “Oh no, no you can’t do that!”
After this, the audience started chanting loudly “bring her back!” asking Sharon to give a spot for Alisah, to which she responded.
“Please guys, would you please give me time to receive the last two girls and then I can think about it?”
When all the seats were taken after all the acts performed the crowd is clearly not satisfied with the lineup. For the second time, they chanted loudly asking Sharon to bring Alisah back.
“Okay you guys! Oh, you are so hard to please! Alright, I’m gonna bring Alisah back but I wanna hear a sing off with her and Scarlett, and Rai Elle.” Sharon said.
The crowd got ecstatic as soon as Alisah walked back on stage.
“Girls, I am so sorry to make you all do this, but what do I do when there’s so much talent here and the audience, I have to listen to the audience. But no matter what, I have two chairs and three girls. I want you to all do a sing off for me because you’re all so talented, don’t forget that!” Sharon told the girls before they start singing for the final chance to secure a spot.
Alisah has been crying since she walked back on stage was the last to sing.
“Don’t be afraid, come on stand your ground” said Sharon before Alisah’s turn.
She proved how much she wanted that seat and surprised everyone with her rendition of Bang Bang by Jessie J, Ariana Grande, and Nicki Minaj.
She did not only make sure she hit all the high notes, but also nailed the rap part of the song making almost everyone stand from their seats.
Judge Nicole Scherzinger even went up on the judges’ table and danced!
“Well Alisah, you showed me didn’t you?” Sharon exclaimed after that surprising performance.
After the sing-off Scarlett Lee was let go, making Rai Elle Williams and Alisah lock in their spots on the six chair challenge.
Sharon remained in awe of Alisah’s sing-off performance.
“Where were you hiding that? Oh my Lord!” Sharon told Alisah.
The girls who made it to the six chair challenge are Deanna, Alisah, Rai Elle, Grace, Georgina and Holly. All of them are moving to the next round of the competition – the Judges’ House.
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