Unreality TV — Katie Waissel decided to take her performance more seriously on tonightâ€™s X Factor show.
Instead of a quirky light hearted number, the 24 year old took on the gutsy â€˜Donâ€™t Speakâ€™ by No Doubt for her American Anthem.
Of her song choice, mentor Cheryl Cole said:
â€œThis week Iâ€™ve chosen a far more cool song for Katie.â€
Styled to look incredibly like Gwen Stefani, Katie emerged with BIG hair and skintight leather trousers. Her performance wasnâ€™t awful, it wasnâ€™t brilliant. It was all a bit blah. We loved the footage playing on the screen behind her, it looked like Katieâ€™s very own music video but that was the best bit of the song for us. Waissel wasnâ€™t at all memorable tonight, she could very easily end up in the bottom two tomorrowâ€¦.again!
Louis Walsh: I like that youâ€™re a fighter. That was a brilliant performance, I love the image and Iâ€™d like people to give you a chance and judge you on your vocal ability, not the silly stories in the press.
Dannii Minogue: Katie I think for me I didnâ€™t connect with that. It seemed like you were thinking about the performance and where you were moving. I think everybodyâ€™s full of nerves and I feel you perform better when you fight on your save me song.
Cheryl Cole: I love that about you. You are a fighter, eccentric, you are a drama queen but itâ€™s all part of what I love about. I want to thank you because you absolutely are strong.
Simon Cowell: Katie it kind of fell apart in the middle. The vocals went off, it looked like you were struggling. I loved the staging, the look and the fact that youâ€™re not a whinger. You come back battling every week and thatâ€™s what every great recording artist needs.