Matthew Vassallo is the first of Alex’s contestants to fall short of reaching the Judges’ Houses after an emotional performance fell flat with both the judges and audience.
Taking on Lady Gaga’s I’ll Never Love Again from the 2018 box office hit A Star Is Born, Matthew gave his all before Alex as she made her final decision.
We’ve already seen Mark Morales, Francesca Borg, Michelle and Derrick Schembri win their seats but Matthew is the first in Alex’s category to be sent home without a second thought.
Alex felt that Matthew’s performance wasn’t something she could relate to, and thought the audience’s silence on the matter echoed her sentiment. Ray did note that he liked the nurse’s tone and could see improvement in his efforts from back in the audition stage, hoping to see him continue onwards.
Ira came in hard with a dose of reality, saying that should Alex have given him he would have needed to work a lot more on his presence, before sliding over to Alex for her to deliver the final blow.