Oh hey everyone, my name’s not Chucky Bartolo and welcome to this week’s breakdown of the last episode of X Banter. Spoiler alert: there will be shade.
This week was all about the groups and, with Howard at the helm, you can bet your buck it was one big cleverly entertaining marketing ploy for the carefully selected groups we’ve been given this year.
After Chucky gets off the phone with PETA to report the punching of the X Factor’s famous mic boom/dog hybrid, he jumps right into the action.
The first jab hits hard with Chucky throwing some festive-themed shade at Level 3.
CHUCKY: Let’s have a quick look at some of the people who put coal in my stocking.
CLIP OF LEVEL 3 PERFORMANCE
CHUCKY: That’s code for bad.
Yes, that’s an excerpt from the X Banter script – which is basically Chucky being quick on his feet while being forced to rewatch the episode for the umpteenth time.
But he redeems himself with the praise he dishes out for Bloodline and Reign.
And, if like all of us right now, you’re struggling to keep up with the names of everyone and every group, those were the performances of The Sound of Silence and Poker Face. We named them all in our last article – look it up.
Gemini wasn’t safe either, but Chucky wasn’t exactly shady.
Instead, he offered up some great constructive criticism. It’s a fair point to make – these two were the only group to audition together for the second season but they will go no further, they will not pass Go and they won’t collect $200.
They can collect their pats on the back from Chucky, if they can ever track him down.
Chucky echoes Ira’s response to the wonder women group Chord, they weren’t perfect but they were on point.
If you’re looking for a reason to not watch X Factor online to catchup, you’ve got one now: it’s called X Banter and it airs every week just a few days after the X Factor does on TVM.
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