Katie Waissel

Jungle Book Katie Waissel an X Factor hit

By Katie Taylor, October 25, 2010

Jewish singer Katie Waissel has made it through to another round of the X Factor and won praise from the judges.

Her name was the fourth to be called on the results show as she exceeded all expectations over the weekend.

She impressed the judges and the audience with her rendition of the King of the Swingers from Disney’s The Jungle Book for this week’s “guilty pleasures” theme.

Judge Simon Cowell said he was sceptical before her performance: “G-d only knows why she chose this song; it wouldn’t be in my top million.”

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X Factor's Katie Waissel: before she was famous

By Jessica Elgot, October 21, 2010

Long before the black eyeliner, the bleached hair and the fake eyelashes, X Factor star Katie Waissel was just a normal Jewish girl.

Now she hopes fans are beginning to see a "stripped-back" version of the girl captured in this 1998 photograph of an RSY summer camp.

Ms Waissel, 24, who is in the final 12 of the ITV 1 competition, said she hoped Jewish fans would get behind her bid for a record contract with Simon Cowell.

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X factor's Katie sings Etta James

By Jennifer Lipman, October 18, 2010
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Katie Waissel sings her way through another round of this year's X Factor.

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'Stripped back' Katie Waissel survives another X Factor show

By Katie Taylor, October 18, 2010

Katie Waissel has sailed through to the next round of the X Factor live shows.

Ms. Waissel was the first to be put through on Sunday’s results show after her performance of Etta James’ I Would Rather Go Blind.

X Factor judge, Danni said: “No one can deny that you sang with every bit of effort that you had.”

She added: “I didn’t like your performance last Saturday.

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X Factor judges save Katie Waissel

By Katie Taylor, October 11, 2010

Jewish X Factor hopeful Katie Waissel has survived another week of the competition.

It was a near miss for the 24-year-old from Pinner, after she was placed in the bottom three during the first live show of the series. The singer failed to attract voters with her version of Queen’s We are the Champions.

The theme of this week’s competition was number one chart hits.

Dressed in a Lady Gaga style outfit, with a colourful warrior helmet X Factor judge Louis Walsh told her: “You are all style and no substance.”

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X Factor's Katie Waissel: 'Don't Let Me Down'

By Jennifer Lipman, October 11, 2010
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Jewish singer Katie Waissel performs to stay in the competiton and survives another week of X Factor.

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Jewish reality TV stars

By Jennifer Lipman, October 8, 2010

With Katie Waissel performing on X Factor, and three Jewish candidate's battling it out to become Lord Sugar's next Apprentice, reality TV has never been more kosher. But before Katie, Melissa, Alex and Joy, there were others...

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The Apprentice, X Factor - Jewish stars take over

By Jessica Elgot and Jennifer Lipman, October 6, 2010

Singer Katie Waissel may have fluffed her lines in front of Simon Cowell but she’s made the finals of ITV’s X Factor.

And on BBC, a former JFS girl and a King David Manchester boy are battling to impress Lord Sugar in the Apprentice.

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Katie, Stacey and more

By Jennifer Lipman, October 4, 2010

With Katie Waissel through to the live final stage of this year's X Factor, some might compare her to 2009 finalist Stacey Solomon. Here are some other Jewish songstresses Katie could turn to for inspiration.

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X Factor's Katie Waissel performs 'Smile'

By Jennifer Lipman, October 4, 2010
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Katie Waisel was picked by Cheryl Cole to go through to the live stage of this year's X Factor competition. Watch her perform Smile and see if you agree with Will.i.am's assessment that she "effed that one up".

Read the JC's interview with Katie here

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