Ever since Cheryl Fernandez-Versini began filming for this year’s X Factor, speculation about why she appears to have lost a lot of weight has been rife… With all the judges giving them a yes vote, Simon then coaxed the pair to give him a smile, which they managed slightly before Becky Rose jokingly declared: “That’s the best I can do!”
The singer received a standing ovation from the judges for her performance and broke into tears after the impressive audition.
The former Girls Aloud singer was recently forced to defend herself against Twitter trolls, when one labelled her a “bag of bones”.
The 25-year-old youth worker, from north London, was knocked out during the six-chair challenge in 2014, losing out on a place at the judges’ houses round.
The X Factor loves a comeback so if at first you don’t succeed, do what auditionee Monica Michael has done and don’t take no for an answer.
The 37-year-old housewife and mum from Chelmsford belted out Barbara Streisand’s Somewhere, prompting Ora to say: “It just shows, you can’t read a book by its cover”. “I recently got to the live judges auditions at the X Factor, but nerves got the better of me so Gary Barlow and the crew told me to progress and come back next year”. “It’s all about being real”, he added.
She also declared “it should be illegal” for people to attack others over their appearance.
The judge was met with a stunned silence from the panel and the audience, when she made a comment about Danyl Johnson’s sexuality, following a performance.
Jade McGuire – a 30-year-old single mother-of-two from Glasgow, who sang and released three singles in the early 2000s with group Pop – won four yeses with her performance of Tina Arena’s Chains.