“The X Factor UK” season 15 finalists were revealed in the week six live results show which aired in the U.S. last night (Nov. 26) on AXS TV. It looks like Simon Cowell and Louis Tomlinson will be going head-to-head, as the only judges with acts represented in the finals.
Scarlett Lee will represent Simon and the Girls team while Anthony Russell and Dalton Harris will compete against each other (and Scarlett) on the Boys team with Louis. All three acts gave fantastic performances this week in their last bid to earn a place in the finals. After an emotional sing-off, three out of four judges voted Scarlett through to the finals, with their mentor, Robbie Williams casting his vote toward the teen duo in the effort to save his last act.
Dalton Harris delivered an amazing rendition of “Clown,” drawing more extended screams and applause from the audience, as well as earning another four-judge standing ovation. Scarlett performed a goosebump-inducing rendition of “I Didn’t Know My Own Strength.” Anthony performed a passionate version of “Don’t Look Back in Anger” by Oasis and finally, Acacia and Aaliyah lit up the stage with a “Big For Your Boots/Shutdown” (Stormzy/Skepta) mashup.
Simon praised the bubbly teen duo for another stellar performance. And, he also said he wished they could make an exception and take all four acts through to the finals. The girls’ mentor, Robbie Williams, told the audience and viewers to look for Acacia and Aaliyah to hit the charts soon.
The three remaining contenders will board their face-plastered buses to enjoy hometown celebrations before hitting the stage at Wembley as they fight to the finish for “The X Factor UK” season 15 crown. Speculation has been high that Dalton Harris is favored to win. But, as we’ve seen in prior seasons, anything can happen with the live vote.
Last year's winners, Rak-Su, performed at Capital's Jingle Bell Ball in London and is slated to perform at the sold-out annual holiday music extravaganza again on Dec. 8. It remains to be seen if the Season 15 "X Factor UK" winner will do the same. Rak-su is also touring with Olly Murs in 2019, including a two-night stop at The O2 in London on May 16 (Tickets) and May 17 (Tickets).
Watch “The X Factor UK” season 15 finale in the U.S. on Sunday, Dec. 2 and Monday, Dec. 3 at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT on AXS TV.