We hope you all had your popcorn at the ready last weekend for X Factor’s Movie Night theme. The remaining six contestant all enacted songs from the big screen with nods to all the classics including Titanic and Pretty Woman.
First up Ryan Lawrie put on an energetic performance of Elvis’ ‘Jailhouse Rock.’ Mid-song Ryan kicked the drum set cueing an e-shot of white confetti from the drum itself, adding a small but effective visual to the set.
Second on the stage were 5 After Midnight delivering a slick rendition of ‘Try A Little Tenderness’ by the Commitments. As the boys lined up for their dance routine we fired three G-Flames across the back of the stage that were synced to their moves.
Saara Aalto then mixed it up from her usual wacky performance and stunned everyone in the audience with her powerful voice on one of the most iconic movie songs – ‘My Heart Will Go On’ by Celine Dione. With Saara dressed in a white lace gown, we flooded the stage with soft low smoke setting the emotive scene. As she reached the final refrain we released a Pyro Waterfall, adding that finishing touch to an enchanting – and vocally impressive – performance.
Matt Terry then knocked another one out of the park by singing a note perfect rendition of Sam Smith’s Bond theme ‘Writings on the Wall.’ A paired back set with changing mood lighting that echoed Matt’s vocals, we just added a touch of low smoke to complete the picture.
Next up was Honey G with a mash up of Run DMC’s ‘Its Like That’ and Will Smith’s ‘Get Jiggy With It.’ For that ‘Na na na na na na na’ chorus we let off four CO2 jets, adding some punch to what was quite possibly Honey’s most passable performance yet.
Last but not least was Emily Middlemas putting her enchanting spin on ‘it Must Have Been Love’ by Roxette. Once again we provided just a simple atmospheric background of low smoke to set the mood for the vocals.
The standard of performances has now definitely reached that competitive level and next week the remaining contestants will have to perform two songs each! We are bracing ourselves for that ‘Louis Loves’ category!