The first X Factor Malta Live Show of the season is here, and that can only mean one thing. Another X Banter episode full of shade and fabulous tongue-in-cheek comments from our very own Chucky Bartolo is in order!
Of course, the first pinch of shade is thrown Alex Alden’s way when Chucky mimics her whispering confusedly to Ben Camille about which of her two unlucky acts was taking the stage first for the sing-off.
Chucky’s also quick to point out the discrepancy between the ‘Born This Way’ theme and the emphasis throughout the episode on some of the contestants’ makeovers. I mean, Destiny looks stunning either way, but why did the braids have to go away?
Unpopular opinions don’t intimidate Chucky as he points out his slight disappointment with regards to Jasmine’s performance…. you know, “a wonderful tribute to Beyoncé”.
Chucky’s full of praise for F.A.I.T.H., and his excitement is evident with his impromptu singing and those classic finger snaps!
Bloodline also seems to be one of his fave acts – but he does call out the wardrobe team for their questionable outfit choices for the two young ladies. Leave politics for the voting polls, people.
Chucky also goes to Alex’s defence with regards to all of her acts being in the bottom three, saying that the Overs’ category was just a pretty bad category from the get-go.
But he does end the episode on a positive note…
…by leaving the (meruni, I’m waiting) best for last, aka Destiny. Chucky even goes into how she was so flawless that at one point he thought she was being auto-tuned. But of course, she wasn’t.