Luke Friend wins place in final as Rough Copy say there farewells as they are sent home
The semi finals are over and after another intense evening it was the band from Croydon and the last men standing in the ‘groups’ category that were booted off the show narrowly failing to secure a place in the final show as they battled it out in the sing off against Luke Friend.
It was another tough decision for the judges with both Gary and Louis naturally choosing to save their own acts. Nicole deliberated for a long time and seemed genuinely pained when she decided to save the group and send Luke home saying to him before she made her choice.
“Luke, you sang one of my absolute favourite songs. You’re such a diamond in the rough, you’re so genuine and raw…but the act I’m sending through is Rough Copy.”
Luke had sung a unique version of Beyonce’s ‘Best Thing I Never Had’ putting his own twist on the song, giving it a rockier edge more suited to his voice and style.
Sharon was therefore the judge with the power to make the decision this week, but couldn’t bring herself to do it, and she voted for Rough Copy to leave making it a tie and therefore sending it to deadlock. It seemed right that this close to the end of the competition it was the public who decided and it was their decision to send home Rough Copy.’
It may have been Luke’s clever choice of Keane’s ‘Somewhere only we know’ that saved him. He certainly managed to move the studio audience and fellow contestants brining fellow surviving member of the ‘boys’ category Nicholas McDonald to tears, not for the first time that evening.
Rough Copy’s final performance was very apt being Boyz II Men’s “End of the Road-perhaps they already knew it was their time to leave the competition?
Superstar Leona Lewis also performed on the show –living proof that the X Factor really can make dreams come true.
Next week is the final, Sam Bailey is pipped as favourite to win but we think there is still everything to play for!
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