Dual-voice singer Sephy Francisco was eliminated from the six chair challenge of the reality singing competition ending her X Factor UK journey.
The fifth week of the reality singing competition just showcased how difficult it is for both the contestants and the judges. Now on the six chair challenge round, contestants in every category are narrowed down to six acts to move forward to the next round. It started with the Girls category under the mentoring of judge Simon Cowell.
The girls who passed the judges deliberation performed again for a chance to secure one of the six chairs. Sephy, the sixth act to be called, performed the song Never Enough from the movie The Greatest Showman. Her performance started with the usual female key arrangement of the song, but just like her audition piece, she surprised everyone again with a dual-voice performance. The audience were left in awe and were all on their feet after her performance.
Host Dermot O’ Leary exclaimed that he can watch people watching Sephy for the first time all day. A fellow contestant even uttered “that was so good!”
The girls category mentor Simon was impressed enough to make her take the last seat available. “This is gonna stand out, this is gonna be remembered, go and take the seat!” He said.
In the video reel before Sephy’s turn to sing, she shared that she wants to prove to Simon that she is worthy of that chair.
Getting a chair is not guaranteed for any contestant and it can still be taken away from anyone unless all the acts have completed performing, which was the case for Sephy.
Simon made 16-year-old student Molly Scott take Sephy’s seat, which eliminates her from the competition. The audience were noticeably disappointed with the decision and demanded for Simon to bring her back, but their demands fell into deaf ears as the judge did not change his mind.
The X Factor UK airs first and exclusive, same day as the UK on Blue Ant Entertainment every Sunday and Monday at 7:55 PM. Blue Ant Entertainment is available on SKYcable channels 53(SD) and 196(HD), SKYdirect channel 35, Destiny Cable channel 53, and Cablelink channels 37(SD) and 313(HD).