The episode opened with a recap of where the Judge’s Houses would be held. Louis notified his Boys that they would be in Ibiza. Speaking of X Factor, Louis said, “It certainly changed my life.”
The episode focused on Simon’s Girls group. After a shopping trip, they headed to Simon’s Malibu house where he’d thrown a party with celebrities such as Paula Abdul, Randy Jackson, Ryan Seacrest, Diane Warren, Adam Lambert, Leona Lewis, and Paul Anka.
Molly was up first singing Fake Love by BTS. She did well.
Next was Georgia singing Somebody Else’s Guy. Georgia picked it up actually giving a performance and the audience loved it.
Shan was next singing an original called Get Back that she wrote after the Six Chair Challenge.
Maria couldn’t get a Visa so she performed via videotape singing California Dreamin.
Bella was next singing Same Love. She got a tattoo of it on the back of her neck because the song was important to her.
Scarlett was next and did a solid performance singing a song Diane Warren wrote that had Diane in tears at the end.
Simon deliberated with Simon, Paula, Randy, and Dianne. They compared Georgia to Kelly Clarkson.
Shan was up first to get the news. She made it through. Molly was up next. She made it through. Maria got the news by phone that she didn’t make it. Scarlett was up next. She made it through. Georgia didn’t make it. Simon added an extra girl and Bella made it through.
Next week, the episode will continue with the Overs, Boys, and Groups. The Judge’s Houses start airing today. Live shows should begin October 20 and run through early December. X Factor episodes air on ITV at 8:35 pm on Saturdays and 8 pm Sundays and on Sundays and Mondays at 8 pm on AXS in the US.