Castleford singer Jack Walton’s X Factor dream continues

Castleford singer Jack Walton will sing in the fourth week of the X Factor live shows after he avoided eliminiation tonight (Sunday).

By Sam Cooper
Sunday, 26th October 2014, 7:56 pm
Jack Walton
Jack Walton

The 18-year-old once again impressed with his performance of Survivor’s Eye of the Tiger last night.

Fellow contestant and friend of Jack’s Jake Quickenden was sent home from the ITV talent show tonight.

Jack’s performance prompted some strong comments from the judges last night but his X Factor dream continues.

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Speaking after his performance judge Simon Cowell said: “As a recording artist I think you could be really good, but it was like you were invited to a party and you didn’t want to be there.

“You looked uncomfortable. Mel needs to work out what kind of artist you want to be.”

Mel B said: “This is the thing, we have had a bit of backwards and forwards with issues this week and it showed. Moving forward, if you make it through, we need to make these discussions happen much earlier.

“You know what I am talking about. There were last minute changes made….not by me…

Louis Walsh said: “I think you are one of the most talented young people here but I didn’t love the song choice and I was bored in the middle. I think you can do better than that.”

Cheryl Fernandez-Versini said: “I like you Jack and I normally like what you do. You need to use the stage a bit more and perform more.”

Jack, of Aketon Road, will now take to the stage for the fourth week of live shows on Saturday.

See this week’s Pontefract and Castleford Express for more, including an exclusive interview with the former Castleford Acdemy pupil.