The first live show of the musical project “The X Factor” took place on Sunday evening. During it, the finalists gave all their strength in order to prove that they are the ones who deserve the greatest love of the audience and judges, and maybe even the title of winner! Unfortunately, this musical journey has already ended for two participants. The situation that happened during the fight for survival surprised many – it has never happened before!
This time, the stage professionals, the group “Midnight Gents” and Gabrea collected the fewest audience votes. They had to leave the project without a fight. The others who got the fewest votes, the group “Sankaba” and Vytautė Gaižauskaitė, performed survival songs.
After their performances, the judges expressed their opinion. Everyone unanimously agreed that Vytautė should continue to stay in the project. For the first time in the history of “X Factor”, a judge gave his vote to another judge’s student – this is exactly what Saulius Prusaitis did and voted not for his group “Sankaba”, but for Vytautė.
But in the first show of The X Factor, the audience saw more than just dramatic or tension-filled moments – all the performers gave their best performances to the judges and the audience, creating a magical evening. At the beginning of it, the last member of Saulius Urbonavičiaus-Sam’s team was also revealed – he became Arnas Pelakauskas. And the other judge – Justė Arlauskaitė-Jazzu – was temporarily replaced in the first show by the legend of the Lithuanian music world, Andrius Mamontovas.
Stage pros Midnight Gents and Gabrea were the first to appear on Sunday. Confidence, energy and great vocals – the judges were full of praise after their piece. “You started a good party. You have charisma – it feels like it was easy for you”, said S. Urbonavičius-Samas, and A. Mamontovas agreed with his colleague – after all, such ease is not easy to achieve!
Karolis Mačėnas gave up his job because of music. The X Factor contestant, who decided to pursue his dream, was praised for his clean performance, with the track sounding like a record. “Very well chosen song, everything looked convincing”, said M. Mikutavičius.
Elvija Zvicevičiūtė was selected for the project in the audience’s vote. The audience gave a standing ovation after the teenager’s performance, but the judges also had some comments. “I really missed leading the song… Your voice is beautiful, but you need courage,” said S. Urbonavičius-Samas.
“I miss Elvis in this song – I want to see who you are.” You hid in the song”, said A. Mamontovas.
Arnas Pelakauskas appeared in the project and won the sympathy of tv3.lt viewers. The judges were pleasantly surprised and said that Arna was very interesting to watch. Arno’s world and otherness enchanted stage professionals! “You are a good type – I want them to vote for you,” said M. Mikutavičius.
The group “Sankaba”, chosen by the audience, covered Britney Spears’ hit song. M. Mikutavičius assured that this is a very likeable group. S.Urbonavičius-Samas also did not spare the praise: “It was your star hour.”
Jausmė Elena Stonkutė is a participant delegated by the audience. The feeling is modest by nature, and sees music as a fellowship, but not a competition. The judges were full of praise and said that having such a participant in the project is a gift. “The song suited you so well… Your notes are so beautiful. So far, it’s the best I’ve seen tonight,” said M. Mikutavičius.
Ukrainian Demian Shyian sang in Lithuanian on stage! The participant performed the song “Childhood Roof” by the legendary group “Foje”. After the performance, the judges stood up and applauded – this performance was a big surprise for A. Mamontov. “I am completely biased. I really liked the energy and sincerity. I understand that you like this song”, said A. Mamontov.
Domantas Rolis appeared in such a way that there was nothing to cling to. “Everything was perfectly executed – performance, choreography… You can be happy, but sometimes you want a small error,” said A. Mamontov.
“You want such voices all the time, but when you have such a voice, you want other things,” said M. Mikutavičius.
The group “Spurr” managed to surprise with their music and brought the celebration to the stage by choosing the hit song “Aerobika”. “Very good song choice. You, as a group, are on a good path”, said S. Urbonavičius-Samas.
The judges said that Vytautė Gaižauskaitė looks very fragile, but she has great strength inside. Vytauta’s legs were not affected either by the disease – the teenager sang hoarsely. “It’s a heavy song, full of ups and downs. You can sing it, but many people could not”, said M. Mikutavičius.
Dovydas Misiūnas-Dovi wants people to feel good when listening to him. Looks like the contestant made it! “I liked that you don’t hide behind the guitar, you handle the microphone well. It was very nice to watch, they were brilliant,” said S. Urbonavičius-Samas.
“If you don’t vote for Dovydas, I will have problems with Juste,” joked A. Mamontov.
Gabriele Kalniškytė was called a very good performer – diva and disco queen. “Let yourself go wild!” He has the character and the data for that,” observed M. Mikutavičius.
The X Factor – Sundays, 7:30 p.m. on TV3.
The first live show of The X Factor (51 photo)