Hell Factor or no Hell Factor, double elimination is always a moment underline of any edition of XFactor. Especially if it precedes the evening of the unpublished in a season where the unpublished, fortunately, we have heard much less about it than in the recent past (when they had frankly burst). But above all, dear jackals of talent, it’s a moment underline because it’s the one in which the judges send the good to where it deserves and start biting each other in earnest. The victim announced, of course, Fedez (vote 7): the most experienced at the table has so far navigated without undue concern among the existential crises of his three colleagues, has the team still intact – even Dargen, but only by chance – and discovered the cards on the chances of final victory of not one, but two competitors, namely Linda and Omini. Makes sense that he would become the totem to be torn down, but in all honesty Dargen and Rkomi’s tones towards him are inexcusable. In particular those of Dargen, who strictly speaking should be a friend of his and on the contrary crushes him not for the judgments expressed but for the level of his musical production: a subject on which we cannot disagree, but which has nothing to do. with what we’re doing here. Rkomi, for her part, looks like Chucky’s bride, the killer doll: meows, moans, and barks when her parents perform, but as soon as Fedez opens her mouth, he practically bloodily insults her. Where Fedez gets caught in the chestnut, it is on the assignment to Dadà which costs him the release of XF22: different arrangement but usual repertoire, it is inevitable that the public (which already at the last Direct had saved the Avatar from the Neapolitan competitor affected by the Covid) is tired and decides to send her home, even if in her heat there had been worse, that is to say at least Disco Club Paradiso and Joelle.
Amber away from the fight and makes a good impression
In this tumult he makes a big impression Amber (vote 7), who stands aside from the fight and thus avoids taking shots drawn since it is already bruised by the elimination of Matteo Siffredi and by the ballots faced by Lucrezia and Tropea. Curiously, he risks more with the first but finds himself in Dante’s last round (ballot of four) with the second, who was once again among the best. It is impossible not to notice his growth both in the assignments and in the presence at the table, where in the midst of these three hens there is now profiled so much to save and to bring to the Direct with its two new competitors. L’hot topic of the week is to know who drooled the most between Dargen D’Amico (vote 5) And Rkomi (vote 5): opening fire on the soldier Fedez is the first, who releases his Sicilian DNA – the parents are from Filicudi – to defend the poor Disco Club Paradiso, who are already scarce and find themselves in addition to a prison assignment, the one of the worst hits in the history of Italian music: Laura is not here by Nek. The truth is that all of the ingredients Fedez listed (from Manu Chao to the smooth insert) are perfectly there to agree with him, but Dargen just doesn’t accept his colleague’s judgment and treacherously attacks him: and everyone was thinking behind glasses (not hats) “The groom has gone mad, or he’s been drinking.” But the worst is certainly reversed by Rkomi, to whom Fedez is obliged to remind that in the end they are there to judge. As if that weren’t enough, even the audience manages to get excited Francesca Michielin (vote 7), once again mistress of the situation – and the chronicles tell that in the audience there was none other than prof. dr. Ludovico Tersigni health insurance doctor – but also of a formula which, each time it is proposed again, ends up creating a big mess, with four nominees, three votes from us and, to avoid yet another tipping point and finally force the table to expose itself, the point tie–breaker for the elimination of the least voted of the remaining two.
The guests of the third live: from Sangiovanni to Yungblud
Guests of the third Direct from XF2022 the unmissable Sangiovanni and the interesting Yungblud, who looks a bit like the illegitimate son of Robert Smith of the Cure and Billie Joe Armstrong of Green Day, but with Mirko’s hair Kiss me Licia. It’s better if there isn’t a big one, because what interests us more than ever is the race and we don’t want to let ourselves be distracted. They open, as mentioned, the Disco Club Paradiso (vote 4): to the list of atrocities contained in the cover and pitted by Fedez we add an improbable arrangement in the manner of Earth, Wind & Fire and the disaster is complete. The public saves them for no real reason other than to rebalance the teams numerically in view of the unpublished (yet theirs is not what it had impressed: practically where do you dance of their judge, but with “you don’t look at me but dance” instead of “fuck and dance”). He had raised an eyebrow – in a positive way – the mission of summer sadness by Lana Del Rey Joelle (vote 5) by Rkomi: a pity that the production completely betrays the spirit of the song, trivializing it and also putting the competitor in difficulty who finds herself in the ballot (where the public will save her immediately). A hit of life, however, the genius idea with which the Omini (note 7.5) faced with the challenge of the Arctic Monkeys launched at them, it goes without saying, by the ineffable Rkomi: Fedez is however not stupid and chooses a song among the most caciaroni – and therefore closer to the vibe of its competitors – the Sheffield Group. To realize once again how level the table is, just think that drummer Mattia receives all the praise, who on stage nods his head because, unlike the scientists sitting at the table, he knows that ‘he wasn’t flawless on a rhythmic point. of sight. That much, Lucrezia (vote 6.5) opens the challenge within the challenge, that is to say: who will survive of the three-four competitors forced to cover untouchable songs of “sacred monsters” of Italian music? It’s hers I am no longer with you, a masterpiece written by Paolo Conte and Vito Pallavicini for Caterina Caselli and which, among other things, has a wonderful (but truly wonderful) cover by Franco Battiato. Well, compared to I ‘te vurrìa vasà by Roberto Murolo sung by Dadà, Pink flowers, peach blossom di Battisti entrusted to Beatrice e I fell in love with you by Luigi Tenco for Matteo Orsi, it is certainly the best interpretation, the most centered from the vocal and arrangement point of view. Ambra’s progress in missions is also interesting. On hobby instead, we will need to average two scores: seven for assignment (a piece that hits the chords of emotion, perfectly sung too) e 5 for the strategy of reducing the piece to the bone compared to previous productions, but without substantially modifying the repertoire. Strategy which cost him the ballot and then the elimination.
A disappointing second round
From what we’ve seen so far, the second run features a series of “big chunks” from this edition, but it will prove to be rather underwhelming. With the exception of Linda (vote 7) that doesn’t even go in trouble on I still don’t know my name of Labirinth: the only perplexity is that it does not seem the most appropriate genre for her, but so be it. He is saved once more for his skill than for a truly perfect performance Beatrice (vote 5)for which Dargen makes a Pink flowers, peach blossom with the right case – surprisingly noticed by Ambra – not very respectful of the original. Speaking of Ambra, the prize for the most interesting mission of the episode goes to her with moon from Verdena for me Tropea (score 7.5). Even if from the video we see how much the choice is more theirs than his, and that’s nothing new. That the public sends them to the polls can only be justified by the fact that the match on the lawn of Verona had just ended, where the abandoned Juve of his ex Allegri had started to “pilfer”, triggering what Mourinho called “the noise of the enemies’. And she got involved, that’s obvious. Then it was to ai French Saints (5.5 votes) that Rkomi is trying to “move” with I love you by Ornella Vanoni. The judges praise them once again, but in reality they seem completely vague and if they don’t risk it, it’s because they really have a lot of credit to spend. Final with Matteo Orsi (vote 6) a little swallowed up by I fell in love with you of Tenco, but not to the point of deserving the elimination which will then be sanctioned by the table in favor of Tropea.
The race of the unpublished
As mentioned, the mega ballot of four sees a competitor for each judge at risk: after the workhorses (which are the usual ones, needless to say… you might as well give up this insignificant gateway) Joelle is saved and Dadà is sacrificed. They remain in contention Tropea and Matteo Orsi, who gets the only vote from his judge before getting a “coat” from everyone else. And so, two competitors for each team arrive at the rounds of unreleased, with shares of Lucrezia destined, for example, to rise in value when we hear the final version of her. Molecules (perhaps the unreleased that struck us the most during the auditions) and with a lot of curiosity towards those who until now had only done covers, like the Omini. But the wait is above all for what will happen at the table, with Fedez having to choose between ignoring his resentful colleagues or fighting back while Dargen and Rkomi will have to prove he is not the classic corporate takeover. A very particular problem for Ambra: to be recognized by the Tropeas, who in the ritual thanks before the ballot also point to the driver of the electric Skoda and the bakery where Fedez bought the onion pizzas, but not her.
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