Michael Bublé opened the season 15 week four live results show on “The X Factor UK” by performing his single “When I Fall in Love” from his upcoming album Love. The episode aired in the U.S. Nov. 12 on AXS TV.
The charismatic Canadian native crooner delivered a swoon-worthy performance of the classic romantic track and the audience went wild with applause when he finished. “X Factor UK” judges Simon Cowell, Louis Tomlinson, Ayda Williams and guest judge Nile Rodgers gave Bublé a unanimous standing ovation and host Dermot O’Leary couldn’t resist asking Bublé to address recent rumors that he’s planning to retire following the release of his upcoming album.
Bublé flashed a huge smile at O’Leary before emphatically nixing the rumors by saying, “No, that’s ridiculous” adding, “I can’t stop this. I love this too much!”
The audience cheered in response before O’Leary asked the “Home” singer-songwriter what advice he would give to this season’s crop of “X Factor” hopefuls, who were nervously awaiting the impending elimination results.
Bublé said, “Don’t be nervous, because nothing is important in life. There’s little things that matter. This is just another wonderful opportunity to love life, to show everybody love.”
Love just happens to be the title of Bublé’s milestone 10th studio album which is due to drop on Nov. 16 and “When I Fall in Love” is its lead single. Bublé has been busy supporting the album. He recently stressed the importance of family love and support during his young son’s battle with cancer in a touching installment of Carpool Karaoke with James Corden preceding a Stand Up to Cancer charity special.
Returning “X Factor” finalist Olly Murs also performed his new single “Moves” during the elimination round, which saw R & B duo Misunderstood go home, along with Overs contender Gio Spano after a sing-off with Acacia and Aaliyah.
Michael Bublé recently announced his upcoming massive 2019 tour of Europe, North America and the UK to support his new album. Ticket presales begin on Nov. 19 and will include a stop at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada on March 30. (Tickets). Stay tuned to AXS for Michael Bublé updates.
"The X Factor UK" airs in the U.S. on Sundays and Mondays at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT on AXS TV.