Is Alisah Bonaobra the luckiest X Factor contestant ever?
We don’t know about you, but we’re beginning to think that Alisah Bonaobra might be the luckiest X Factor contestant in series history.
The 22-year-old Philippine singer returned to the show on Saturday night as the Girls’ Wild Card act, and sailed through to next week’s round following the public vote.
But it’s not the first time that she’s escaped elimination so far this series.
Having made it through the initial auditions after impressing all of the judges with her powerhouse singing voice, Alisah fell foul of bootcamp, begging for another chance after she was eliminated from the competition.
And sure enough after delivering an impromptu acapella performance, she was given a reprieve:
The Six Chair Challenge duly followed, and with it a tense moment in which Alisah was all set to make it through – until she was booted off to make way for another singer.
Cue much indignation and chanting of ‘Bring her back!’ from the audience – holding up the entire show – to the point where Sharon did indeed give in, and Alisah returned to the stage for a tense sing-off which saw her once again win back her place in the competition.
But it didn’t end there – as Alisah’s X Factor journey finally looked to be at an end at judges’ houses, the singer left weeping as Sharon gently told her she hadn’t made it to live shows.
Was it the end though? Nope – because come Saturday night’s first live show, she was revealed to have won the girls’ wild card – meaning she’s back on the show once more.....
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