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Thursday 27 November 2014

Just four to go as Lloyd Daniels is voted off X Factor

Lloyd Daniels Welshman Lloyd (16) started singing when he was five by entering a karaoke competition
Lloyd Daniels Welshman Lloyd (16) started singing when he was five by entering a karaoke competition
Joseph McElderry: The 18-year-old student from South Shields started singing a few years ago
Olly Murs: Olly, 25, from Essex
Danyl Johnson: The 27-year-old dance teacher from Reading works at a boys prep school
Stacey Solomon: The 19-year-old Essex mum had never made it past the first audition stage
John and Edward GrimesX Factor finalists at the Park Royal Studios, London
John and Edward
John and Edward Grimes X Factor finalists at the Park Royal Studios, London
Dannii Minogue
One of the acts facing the scrutiny of judges Louis Walsh, Dannii Minogue, Cheryl Cole and Simon Cowell in the new X Factor series
X Factor judge Danii Minogue was forced to apologise publicly after causing outrage by outing contestant Danyl Johnson as bi-sexual on live TV
Judges Louis Walsh, Dannii Minogue, Cheryl Cole and Simon Cowell in the new X Factor series
John and Edward Grimes
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Simon Cowell
Kandy Rain: Kandy Rain are another all-girl group from London
John and Edward: The spiky-haired Grimes brothers are from Dublin
Jamie Archer: The 33-year-old musician has been gigging for over eight years
Lucie Jones: The 18-year-old student has just finished her A-Levels
Miss Frank: Graziella Affinita, Shaniece Davis and Shar Alexandra are the three Londoners who make up the all-girl group
Rachel Adedeji: The 17-yearold student attended stage school from the age of two
Rikki Loney: The 21-year-old Glaswegian singer has previously auditioned in series one, two and five
Cheryl Cole on new series of X Factor
One of the acts facing the scrutiny of judges Louis Walsh, Dannii Minogue, Cheryl Cole and Simon Cowell in the new X Factor series
Faye from Birmingham: one of the acts facing the scrutiny of judges Louis Walsh, Dannii Minogue, Cheryl Cole and Simon Cowell in the new X Factor series
One of the acts facing the scrutiny of judges Louis Walsh, Dannii Minogue, Cheryl Cole and Simon Cowell in the new X Factor series
Simon Cowell
Nathan from London: one of the acts facing the scrutiny of judges Louis Walsh, Dannii Minogue, Cheryl Cole and Simon Cowell in the new X Factor series
Twins Johna and Edward Grimes in the new X Factor series
Louis Walsh
Alexandra Burke
X Factor winner 2008: Alexandra Burke
X Factor stars Alexandra Burke, Eoghan Quigg and Diana Vickers
X Factor stars (L-R) Eoghan Quigg, Alexandra Burke, Diana Vickers, and the group JLS
X Factor winner 2008: Alexandra Burke
X Factor winner 2008: Alexandra Burke
Leona Lewis
Leona Lewis
Party people: Ruth Lorenzo and Alexandra Burke at Cafe Vaudeville
Cheryl Cole
Cheryl with Ashley Cole
Cheryl Cole
Cheryl Cole
2. Cheryl Cole
2. Cheryl Cole
Cheryl Cole
British group Girls Aloud, from left, Nadine Coyle, Kimberly Walsh, Sarah Harding, Nicola Roberts and Cheryl Cole arrive at the Brit Awards 2009 at Earls Court exhibition centre in London, England, Wednesday, Feb. 18, 2009. (AP Photo/Joel Ryan)
Britiish singer Cheryl Cole, centre, speaks with officials as she arrives at the Brit Awards 2009 at Earls Court exhibition centre in London, England, Wednesday, Feb. 18, 2009. (AP Photo/Joel Ryan)
British band Girls Aloud, from left, Nadine Coyle, Kimberly Walsh, Sarah Harding, Nicola Roberts and Cheryl Cole arrive at the Brit Awards 2009 at Earls Court exhibition centre in London, England, Wednesday, Feb. 18, 2009. (AP Photo/Joel Ryan)
British group Girls Aloud, from left, Nadine Coyle, Kimberly Walsh, Sarah Harding, Nicola Roberts and Cheryl Cole arrive at the Brit Awards 2009 at Earls Court exhibition centre in London, England, Wednesday, Feb. 18, 2009. (AP Photo/Joel Ryan)
British group Girls Aloud pose backstage at the Brit Awards 2009 at Earls Court exhibition centre in London, England, Wednesday, Feb. 18, 2009 after winning a prize for best British Single of the year. From left, Cheryl Cole, Sarah Harding, Nadine Coyle, Nicola Roberts and Kimberly Walsh. (AP Photo/Joel Ryan)
British band Girls Aloud react after collecting the Best British Single Award at the Brit Awards 2009 at Earls Court exhibition centre in London, England, Wednesday, Feb. 18, 2009. (AP Photo/MJ Kim)
British band Girls Aloud react after collecting the Best British Single Award at the Brit Awards 2009 at Earls Court
Cheryl Cole
LONDON - FEBRUARY 18: (UK TABLOID NEWSPAPERS OUT) L-R Nicola roberts, Cheryl Cole, Nadine Coyle, Kimberley Walsh and Sarah Harding perform at the Brit Awards 2009 held at Earls Court on February 18, 2009 in London, England. (Photo by Dave Hogan/Getty Images)
LONDON - FEBRUARY 18: Cheryl Cole of Girls Aloud poses after winning the Best British Single backstage at the Brit Awards 2009 at Earls Court on February 18, 2009 in London, England. (Photo by Tim Whitby/Getty Images)
LONDON - FEBRUARY 18: (UK TABLOID NEWSPAPERS OUT) L-R Kimberley Walsh, Sarah Harding, Nadine Coyle, Nicola Roberts and Cheryl Cole collect their Best Single Award at the Brit Awards 2009 held at Earls Court on February 18, 2009 in London, England. (Photo by Dave Hogan/Getty Images)
LONDON - FEBRUARY 18: Girls Aloud Cheryl Cole, Sarah Harding, Nadine Coyle, Nicola Roberts and Kimberley Walsh pose after winning the Best British Single backstage at the Brit Awards 2009 at Earls Court on February 18, 2009 in London, England. (Photo by Tim Whitby/Getty Images)
LONDON - FEBRUARY 18: Girls Aloud Cheryl Cole, Sarah Harding, Nadine Coyle, Nicola Roberts and Kimberley Walsh pose after winning the Best British Single backstage at the Brit Awards 2009 at Earls Court on February 18, 2009 in London, England. (Photo by Tim Whitby/Getty Images)
Cheryl Cole arrives back in the UK
Cheryl Cole
Cheryl Cole
Cheryl Cole from Girls Aloud
Eoghan Quigg, St Patrick's Day in Belfast 2009
Eoghan Quigg fans, St Patrick's Day in Belfast 2009
Eoghan Quigg, St Patrick's Day in Belfast 2009
Eoghan Quigg, St Patrick's Day in Belfast 2009
Boyzone's Ronan Keating and X Factors Eoghan Quigg on the Late Late Boyzone Special
Eoghan Quigg with Diana Vickers
Eoghan Quigg reached the X Factor final
Eoghan Quigg and Simon Cowell react as the X Factor final results are announced
Eoghan Quigg reached the X Factor final
An X Factor fan crys after hearing that Eoghan Quigg was voted from the show
Eoghan Quigg's grandmother Kethleen Kelly watches as the X Factor results are announced
X Factor fans react as Eoghan Quigg is voted from the competition
X Factor's Eoghan Quigg from Dungiven
Going for X Factor glory: Eoghan Quigg
Eoghan Quigg with pal and X Factor rival Diana Vickers
Eoghan Quigg performs at a private X Factor gig in London
Eoghan Quigg meeting his new baby sister Chrissie-Mia for the first time
Eoghan Quigg at home in Dungiven
Eoghan Quigg, back in Dungiven
X Factor hopeful Eoghan Quigg retuns home to Dungiven, November 13, 2008
X Factor hopeful Eoghan Quigg retuns home to Dungiven, November 13, 2008
X Factor hopeful Eoghan Quigg retuns home to Dungiven, November 13, 2008
X Factor hopeful Eoghan Quigg retuns home to Dungiven, November 13, 2008
X Factor hopeful Eoghan Quigg retuns home to Dungiven, November 13, 2008
X Factor hopeful Eoghan Quigg retuns home to Dungiven, November 13, 2008
X Factor hopeful Eoghan Quigg retuns home to Dungiven, November 13, 2008
X Factor hopeful Eoghan Quigg retuns home to Dungiven, November 13, 2008
X Factor hopeful Eoghan Quigg retuns home to Dungiven, November 13, 2008
X Factor hopeful Eoghan Quigg retuns home to Dungiven, November 13, 2008
X Factor hopeful Eoghan Quigg retuns home to Dungiven, November 13, 2008
X Factor hopeful Eoghan Quigg retuns home to Dungiven, November 13, 2008
School pals mob singing star Eoghan Quigg when he came home to Dungiven yesterday to see his new baby sister Chrissie Mia
School pals mob singing star Eoghan Quigg when he came home to Dungiven yesterday to see his new baby sister Chrissie Mia
Eoghan Quigg has a new fan - his newborn baby sister Chrissie-Mia who was born just four days ago. Pictured with his brothers Dylan (left) and Calum (right) and mum and dad Chrissy and Denise at the family home in Dungiven
Eoghan Quigg's newborn baby sister Chrissie-Mia w ith his mum and dad Chrissy and Denise at the family home in Dungiven
X factor hopeful Eoghan Quigg
Eoghan Quigg
Sixteen-year-old Eoghan Quigg
Dungiven schoolboy Eoghan Quigg
X factor star Eoghan Quigg
X-Factor hopeful Eoghan Quigg

Welsh warbler Lloyd Daniels was voted off the X Factor last night in a predictable result which left the four most talented singers in the competition.

On a night when the contestants performed twice — one Take That song and one Elton John number — his out-of-tune rendition of Take That’s A Million Love Songs may have been the ultimate undoing of the 16-year-old’s ambitions.

Certainly it prompted a harsh judgment by Louis Walsh. “Obviously people like you much more than I do. You don’t deserve to be in the last five,” he said.

His choice of Elton John’s I’m Still Standing prompted Walsh to observe: “You’re just about standing.”

On hearing he’d been booted out, Lloyd told host Dermot O’Leary that he had enjoyed every minute of being on the programme. His mentor Cheryl Cole said: “It’s amazing that he has come this far... he’s only 16 now and he’s going to blossom into a little star.”

As for his future ambitions, he told Dermot: “I just want to be recognised.”

With Lloyd and quiffed Irish twins John and Edward Grimes out of the competition, it now seems to be a matter of picking the strongest singer from a line-up of talented voices.

And the judges were last night full of praise for the four wannabes still in the competition, though Simon Cowell dismissed Stacey Solomon’s performance of Something About The Way You Look Tonight as “boring” and akin to a wedding singer.

But he was lavish about her interpretation of Rule The World.

“Very believable. It was the perfect choice of song for you.”

Danyl Johnson was described as “one of the best male singers” ever to appear on the show by Cowell, while Dannii Minogue said Solomon has “really got the star quality we’re looking for”.

Simon called Olly Murs “gutsy, ambitious and talented”.

But the compliments may be somewhat less free-flowing in the semi-final and final over the next few weeks.

The show featured two big performances from US singers Alicia Keys and Rihanna.

Keys gave a faultless medley of three of her songs. But while her musical talent was in no doubt, there were raised eyebrows over her choice of a red leather strapless catsuit.

Cheryl Cole and Dannii Minogue wore one-shouldered dresses in black and pink respectively.



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