Filipina singer Alisah Bonaobra was sent home by judge and mentor Sharon Osbourne at the judges’ house round on Sunday’s episode of the show. She sang her version of Sam Smith’s hit song Lay Me Down in front of Sharon and her children Jack and Kelly. After her performance, the Osbourne children were both very impressed.
“She can sing!” expressed by Kelly Osbourne.
To which her brother Jack agreed. “That’s the cleanest performance we’ve seen.”
“Every time we’ll hear her sing, she’s been consistent, the only reason I didn’t put her through at six chairs- ‘coz she was out- she was in, was because every song she sang was like Whitney Houston, or a Disney song which you can’t do week after week because it becomes cheese fest.” Sharon said after Alisah’s performance.
Alisah was then asked by host Dermot O’Leary if she thinks she’s done enough and she gave an optimistic response. “Hopefully I’ve done enough because I just gave [it] my all.”
When the decision was made, Sharon brought the news to all the contestants through a one-on-one conversation. While talking to Alisah, Sharon made sure to acknowledge the talent and hard work she had been putting.
“You have the most amazing voice, I know that you really need this and you really want it. But I feel that you’re kind of very one-dimensional, your power ballads, and even though that’s fantastic, I wanna see other sides of you,” Sharon first told Alisah.
“This is a very, very hard decision for me. A very, very hard decision and I didn’t come to it lightly,” Sharon added. “I’m so sorry but I’m gonna be sending you home.”
Alisah just burst out in tears as host Dermot gave her a tight hug.
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