MANILA – It was another emotional episode for Filipino singer Alisah Bonaobra who had to fight for her chair in the final six making up the group of Sharon Osbourne on “The X Factor UK.”
On Saturday (Sunday in Manila), Bonaobra wowed Osbourne with her powerful rendition of “All By Myself” that she was initially given a spot in the final six.
However, Bonaobra didn’t sit on her chair long enough following the performance of another contestant, Grace Davies, of her own composition that blew everyone’s mind especially Simon Cowell’s.
Making a shocking decision, Osbourne decided to give Bonaobra’s chair to Davies, ending the Filipino singer’s journey on the show.
The audience was so surprised with the turn of events that they started chanting Bonaobra’s name, prodding Osbourne to bring her back.
Osbourne then called Bonaobra back on stage again and asked her to do a sing-off with contestants Scarlett Lee and Raielle, who were already granted their respective spots in the final six.
“I am so sorry to make you do this. But what do I do when there’s so much talent here and the audience, I have to listen to the audience. No matter what, I have two chairs and three girls. I want you to do a sing off for me. You are all talented. Don’t forget that,” Osbourne said.
All three took the stage one by one trying to impress Osbourne so she would ultimately decide to let them stay.
When it was Bonaobra’s turn to sing, she surprised everyone when she performed Jessie J’s “Bang Bang” and even showing off her rapping skills.
After the sing-off, Osbourne let go of Lee, making Raielle and Bonaobra the two contestants to complete her final six.
Just last week, Bonaobra tearfully pleaded with the judges to give her a second chance after she got eliminated at Bootcamp.
The judges granted her request after she impressed Cowell by belting out a portion of Mariah Carey’s “We Belong Together.”
via ABC-CBN News