The eighth live show of “X-Factor Australia” season 7 featured another opportunity for the four remaining contenders to showcase their vocal prowess. Unfortunately, for contestant Louise Adams, her performance was met with criticisms from the “X-Factor Australia” judges. Meanwhile, Adams’ mentor James Blunt blames himself over the “uninspired song choice.”

Monday’s “X-Factor Australia” has the top 4 semi-finalists singing two songs, one killer track and a curveball performance. It was Adams’ killer track performance of Bill Wither’s “Ain’t No Sunshine” that gained stinging criticisms from judges, according to The Daily Telegraph.

This prompted Adams’ mentor Blunt to publicly apologise to the aspiring singer. “My friend Louise I think the buck stops with me,” he said. “I think it was a rather uninspired song choice.”

The “X-Factor Australia” season 7 judge also admitted to “feeling the stress” when they were rehearsing the song and even commented that the song choice may have been “a bit predictable.”

“I feel like I ran out of ideas,” Blunt added. “I feel slightly that I have let you down and I really hope this close to the final I haven’t cocked it up for you.”

Despite the comments Adams received from Blunt’s fellow “X-Factor Australia” season 7 judges, the aspiring singer still had kind words for her mentor. “James works so hard with me every week,” she said in response to Blunt’s apology.

However, Adams was able to bounce back a little with her curveball performance of George Ezra’s “Blame It On.” “X-Factor Australia” judge Dannii Minogue even complimented Adams for her performance, Yahoo 7 TV reports. However, the other judges were not as appreciative.

Judge Chris Isaak commented, “You didn’t seem comfortable to me tonight.”

Meanwhile, the other three contenders also displayed their amazing vocal skills during Monday’s “X-Factor Australia” season 7 live show. Big T, who had a singing showdown with ousted Mahalia Simpson during last week’s live decider show, gave his all with his cover of “Marvin Gaye” and “A Whiter Shade of Pale.”

The singing duo Jess and Matt also impressed the judges with their rendition of “I Was Made for Lovin You” and Lady Antebellum’s hit “Need You Know.” On the other hand, fan favourite Cyrus Villanueva amazed judges and viewers alike with his killer track and curveball performances.

Villanueva, who recently revealed his passion for music was greatly influenced by his father, gave an impressive stage with his cover of Phil Collins’ “In The Air Tonight.” The Filipino Australian aspiring singer even showcased a different side of himself with his rap performance of Ed Sheeran’s “Don’t.”

The top three 3 grand finalists will be revealed in “X-Factor Australia” season 7’s eighth live decider show this Tuesday, Nov. 17, at 7:30 p.m.

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