What do you get when you grab a bunch of aspiring talent (some not as talented as they’d like to believe) and put them in a room with four music personalities who have pretty much become real-life memes? Well, you get the glorious phenomenon that is the X Factor Malta… but add Chucky to the mix, and you’ve got another awesome episode of X Banter.
Back for a second week, Chucky is dishing out some very hot tea from the get-go, making everyone know he – like literally everyone else on the island – did not forget that moment Ray Mercieca randomly spoke in Maltese to a contestant for the first time ever.
Or that time Alex Alden turned round to ask Howard Keith what was the Maltese word for “hope”, just so that she could properly tell very unique vibrato singer Engelbert Compagno what was going through her mind: “M’hemmx tama” (there’s no hope). OK shady queen, we see you.
And while it wouldn’t be an early X Factor Malta audition episode without a couple of questionable renditions and downright disastrous covers, this week did have some stand-out hopefuls
Honourable mentions go out to Demi Galea’s beautifully clean falsetto note and, of course, Malta’s very own singing wardens (jury’s still out whether they’ll be allowed to call themselves The New Wardens).
Not to mention Rebecca Mifsud’s fantastic rendition of an Edith Piaf classic, making her the first X Factor Malta hopeful to sing in France (beating fellow ginger Chucky, who is well aware of this fact (trust us)).
Of course, X Factor is as much about the vocals as it is about the feels… and this week’s episode had a whole lot of those too
From Justin Mamo’s very important health reminder to Janica Aquilina’s heartbreaking rollercoaster of emotions, this week’s episode brought us feels galore.
So if you’re looking for 2020’s most promising talent, last week’s most hilarious auditions, or some good old stories to hit you straight in the feels, this latest episode is definitely one to watch. And if you haven’t yet, then X Banter is the perfect round-up of everything you need to know.