Sunday, December 11, 2011
Amelia Lily X Factor : Amazing night of my life
Little Mix and Marcus Collins came one step closer to achieving their dream as Amelia Lily, 17, was given the boot from X Factor last night.
The remaining two contestants will face off against each other finale in Wembley Arena.
Amelia said, "The best moment was performing on this stage with Miss Kelly Rowland."
The pink-haired pop wannabe performed Ike & Tina Turner's River Deep — Mountain High with the Destiny's Child star.
Show supremo Simon Cowell gave his views in a Skype chat from the US, saying: "I thought Amelia sang really well, better than I've heard her before."
And he told Xtra Factor hosts Caroline Flack and Olly Murs that it was one of the best finals that he'd seen — even though he wasn't on the panel.
He said: "It really made me miss being back in England. It was absolutely amazing."
The music mogul said he was backing the group mentored by Tulisa Contostavlos to win the competition, saying that they stole the show and he felt that something special was happening with the band.
Jade Thirlwall, 18, Leigh-Anne Pinnock, 20, Jesy Nelson, 20, and Perrie Edwards, 18, remain the bookies' favourite to take the title.
Simon said: "I think tomorrow's show with Marcus and Little Mix is going to be sensational."
Former X Factor contestants JLS said that they had backed the girls since the beginning of the series - but also tipped Amelia to have a long singing career, likening to her to a "young Christina Aguilera".
The contestants joined forces to open the show with an electrifying performance of Take That's Greatest Day, made even more spectacular by the team of backing dancers holding burning torches.
Scouse crooner Marcus Collins, 23, was the first act of the night to perform individually, donning a trademark slick suit for his version of Outkast's Hey Ya!