X-Factor Diary: Almost eliminated, but now we’re in the final
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“We’re in the final! We got through on Tuesday night with our performance of Roar, Katy Perry’s song.
“We learned the song in two days, and only learned the dance routine the night before, which was stressful. We just couldn’t believe it when the host Bar Rafaeli announced we were through.
“I really thought we were going out after our previous performance last weekend.
“We sang our first slow song of the competition. It was really intense — we each sung from a double bed next to an actor, and had dry ice all around us.
“I was actually the most nervous I have ever been, but my solo went fine and I didn’t forget my lines.
“The judges said they liked it, but we still found ourselves in the bottom two for the third time running.
“That’s it, I thought, we’re going to be eliminated. But the judges voted to save us. I guess they’ve seen us improve over the last few weeks.
“It is so strange to think that it will be over after Sunday’s final — by now, it feels so normal getting up on stage every week in front of the whole country
“We really have no idea how we’ll do — every week we wind up shocked, so we’ve learnt to expect the unexpected.
“Whatever happens, the next step is to make it on our own. That’s scary, but we’ve learnt so much about the music industry, I think we’re well-equipped to face it now.”
Interview by Charlotte Oliver