The X Factor UK Six Chair Challenge reached its conclusion tonight. And after impressing Overs mentor Nicole Scherzinger to earn their seats last night, Slavko Kalezic and Berget Lewis both remained seated at the end and will advance to the Judges’ Houses.

However, they weren’t the only Eurovision-related Overs acts performing this weekend. Having represented Cyprus at Eurovision 2010, we finally saw Welsh singer Jon Lilygreen perform for the first time this series after his audition and Bootcamp performances went unnoticed.

As he stepped onto the stage at Wembley Arena with his guitar, Overs mentor Nicole Scherzinger asked, “Why do you feel that you deserve one of those seats over there?”

“Ah, that’s difficult to say”, replied Jon. He said that all the currently seated acts — included Slavko and Berget — “all deserve them chairs, but my big dream is to play in a room like this, full of people that want to come and listen to my own music. That’s my dream.”

While Berget and Slavko chose to sing an existing hit single, Jon opted to perform an original song named “Baby You Know”. And judge Sharon Osbourne praised his performance. His performance was a hit with the arena and had the audience singing along.

“Well, thank you for entertaining us, because everybody got into it. You were really brave doing your own song. And it worked for you.”

It was then up to mentor Nicole to make that all-important decision and listening to the audience’s cries of “Swap!”, she gave Jon a seat — at the expense of the Filipino diva Loverine Fermino.

Sadly, his seat was not a permanent one. Last to perform on Sunday night’s show was the gritty soul singer Tracy Leanne Jefford. While her performance was patchy — Simon Cowell described it as “a total and utter mess” — her potential was recognised with a seat. And sadly this meant Jon Lilygreen had to give up his.

Slavko and Berget now face the Judges Houses round next week. They’ll be jetting off to South Africa with Nicole Scherzinger and the four other hopefuls. There, under the hot African sun, they’ll be fighting for one of only three places in the live finals.

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fastfoodmusiclover
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fastfoodmusiclover

can’t slavko just win already?

Robyn Gallagher
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I was really impressed with Jon Lilygreen’s performance. He seemed to really enjoy the experience and he had the audience getting right into it. I hope his X Factor appearance leads to more music opportunities!

AngieP
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AngieP

How is it poosible that Slavko stayed and John was gone?
Dissapointed!

Lajamia
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Lajamia

i think alot of people would be saying “UGH WHY SLAVKO SLAVKO DOESNT DESERVE IT”. we need him because if we didnt then the x factor would be a plain bore this year. congrats slavko, berget, talia, tracyleanne, and the other two idk who they are

Vanuatu
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Vanuatu

im one of those. He should learn to sing first before entering a singing competition. His ponnytail movements are pretty old already. Zero “X factor” imo.

Hebbuzz
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Hebbuzz

Learn to sing and skip his attitude of ‘being an artist’, it makes me laugh. Surely he’s only allowed through because of the viewing figures, money rules. Slavko to me is a Kitsch-maker, entertainer, but anything but a talent or Artist (with a capital A).

Sabrina
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Sabrina

It is not The Voice, but about having X-Factor.
Honey G has the X Factor too.

James
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James

As how we would say here in the Philippines, “Ang saklap ng tadhana minsan” (Fate can be so bitter sometimes).

Can’t wait to catch this when the show airs here locally on RTL.

Elm
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Elm

Berget ok, she has an amazing voice.. but Slavko? He has no talent at all?