Tonight was ABBA night, featuring songs by ABBA in a medley at the end. Contestants also got to perform a song of their choice. Louis tweeted before the show, “Really excited for tonight but feeling the nerves for my acts. I’m gonna need your votes more than ever. All three of the lads have worked so hard!” Brendan had posted earlier that there might be a shakeup in how they did the voting with 2 acts going home on Saturday and 1 on Sunday.
Louis said, “I want nothing more than 3 boys in the final.”
Brendan Murray was first singing Run by Snow Patrol. Simon complimented the song choice and said he seemed more confident. Ayda said it was an amazing way to open the semifinals. Robbie thought he’d really found his feet. Louis said he has so much fight in him and he’s so proud of him.
Danny was next. They showed clips of when he auditioned for Simon for Pop Idol years ago and Simon said he didn’t look like a pop idol. Danny sang This Is My Life by Shirley Bassey. Louis had a good laugh when Robbie said it was nice to see Simon four faces ago in the footage.
Dalton sang Feeling Good by Muse. He killed it! Robbie thought he could be a megastar. Simon compared him to Michael Buble.
Louis said it was a testament to Dalton’s talent that Simon couldn’t even do his comment because the crowd was cheering so much. He thought he could win the whole thing.
Acacia & Aaliyah sang Blinded By Your Grace / I Win by Stormzy / Lethal Bizzle. Robbie was back as mentor. All the judges finally gave them good comments. Louis said that people forget they were put together as a group.
Anthony sang Livin' On A Prayer by Bon Jovi. Louis touted how he has 3 boys in the final.
Scarlett Lee sang This Is Me by Kesha. Louis said “every single week I mentioned what an amazing person you are.” Simon wouldn’t sit down so Louis asked if he should give her bad comments then? Louis also dragged Simon for bringing a choir onstage and said he was sorry Simon was her mentor.
Voting opened for 17 minutes and Louis took to Twitter:
Benny from ABBA gave the contestants a masterclass. He thought Brendan had a nice voice and told Dalton to keep singing because he had a great voice. Bjorn was in the audience. The contestants then sang ABBA songs. Dalton sang S.O.S. Anthony sang Name Of The Game. Scarlett sang Winner Takes It All. Acacia & Aaliyah sang Money, Money, Money. Brendan sang I Have A Dream. Danny sang Thank You For The Music.
Then the vote was frozen. Brendan and Danny received the lowest number of votes and were out. Voting reopened and one act will go home tomorrow.
Louis posted a video urging fans to vote for his boys.