Several favorites on the “X Factor Australia” were sent home and it was blamed to the show’s new format.
The new Five Seat Challenge, which debuted on the singing competition on Sunday, is a sing-off among the artists in each category. An artist will secure a place in the next stage of competition if he or she has successful taken a seat, news.com.au said. However, under the new format, even if all the seats are filled, the coach can still swap someone out if an act performs better than those who are seated.
Last night, Chris Isaak bumped two of his artists who had already been given a seat. The “Somebody’s Crying” singer has been booed by the audience because of this.
The Five Seat Challenge was not welcomed on social media, according to news.co.uk. One fan of the reality TV show described on Twitter the new system as “horrible” and “unfair,” while another said it was “cruel”.
The most heartbreaking performance of the night was from 15-year-old Isaiah Firebrace, who forgot the lyrics to Tracy’s Chapman’s “Fast Car” and ended the song in tears, Daily Mail reported.
After Isaak have chosen his final five, it was UK singer James Blunt turn to pick from his Over 25 group. However, the singer ended up agonizing over her decisions and appeared to be in a lot of trouble.
Blunt has already filled four of his five seats with the first four artists that first performed in his category. There are seven more singers about to perform, Daily Mail noted.
The “You’re Beautiful” singer nervously quipped “I only have one left!” This means that if there are other better artists in the remaining performers, he might also needs to bump out his previous picks.
“X Factor” new format creator Simon Cowell, “X Factor” UK alumni Olly Murs, and Rita Ora will join the regular panel Blunt, Isaak, Dannii Minogue, and Guy Sebastian for the home visits segments this week.
The “X Factor Australia” airs Sunday to Thursday on the Seven Network.