Big hair, 70’s flares and mirror balls – yep you guessed it! It was Disco Week on the X Factor and we supplied some suitably glittering effects for the occasion.
First up was Saara Alto dressed in shards of diamante and mirrored glass, singing ‘No More Tears’ by Donna Summer. We released Glitter Mines and purple and silver Pixie Dust – tiny glitter confetti – that sparkled across the stage.
Sam Lavery then performed Gloria Gaynor’s ‘I Will Survive’ to a smoky haze backdrop, followed by Ryan and his funky rendition of ‘Play That Funky Music’ by Wild Cherry. As he geared up for the end of the song we released a chase of pyro that ran up the sides of the central video wall. The two guitarists then came to stand either side of Ryan as we shot a jet from the top of each guitar. The effect was definitely a crowd pleaser.
Next up, 5 AM put on an impressive Earth, Wind and Fire mash up with two Pyro Waterfalls falling on either side of the stage. Then it was Matt Terry’s turn, beginning his keenly awaited performance outside the studio with a troop of roller-skating dancers. Once back on the stage he was joined with a second troop of disco inspired dancers – this time with giant afro wigs – who showered him with a hand thrown release of gold pixie dust.
Last up for the effects on Saturday night was Emily Middlemas with a dreamy rendition of Rose Royce’s ‘Wishing On A Star.’ The stage was immersed in low smoke to set the scene. As Emily then hit the main chorus we released mines upwards from the floor whilst firing a series of pink falling comets from the above the stage. You can watch the shooting star effect and Emily’s full performance below.
Our Quantum team returned for the live results show on Sunday, this time supplying a hit of purple, blue and silver mylar confetti for X Factor veteran Olly Murs and his new single ‘Grow Up!’
This week marked the half way mark on the X Factor live shows with only 6 contestants left!