The actress, 39, looked sensational in a stylish wraparound black and silver Art-Deco style gown as she walked out with judges Louis Tomlinson, Simon Cowell, and stand-in mentor Nile Rodgers on Saturday.
The shimmering gown featured a sweeping panel of silver sequins, cascading down the flowing skirt. The glittering skirt flashed the star’s toned legs courtesy of a thigh-high split while she boosted her height with silver sandals.
Her blonde tresses were styled in soft waves, parted in the middle while her pretty features were enhanced with smoky shadow, peachy blush and a slick of berry lipstick. It came as Ayda struggled to hold back tears on Saturday after watching Danny Tetley’s sensational performance, showering him with praise for his rendition of Frank Sinatra’s My Way.
After the other three judges offered a glowing critique, Ayda said Danny’s emotional performance had reminded her of her late father, who passed away of a heart attack in 2014. She said: ‘Danny I know you love me, but I love you more. I know my dad is up in heaven, and he’s picking up that phone for you.’
And I hope all of Bradford, all the UK picks up the phone for you because you had the moment of the show and I’m so proud of you.’ Ayda was then tenderly embraced by Danny, as she emotionally reflected on her father’s passing, which came just a few years after the pair had reconciled.
Emotion: It came as Ayda struggled to hold back tears on Saturday after watching Danny Tetley’s sensational performance, showering him with praise for his rendition of Frank Sinatra’s My Way.
Candid: After the other three judges offered a glowing critique, Ayda said Danny’s emotional performance had reminded her of her late father, who passed away of a heart attack in 2014.
‘The eight remaining X Factor acts took to the stage for Big Band Week on Saturday. In Simon Cowell’s Girls category, Bella Penfold will perform Strong by London Grammar. Scarlett Lee will perform Can’t Take My Eyes Off You by Frankie Valli. Shan Ako will perform Summertime by Billie Holiday.
Robbie Williams’ last remaining group Acacia & Aaliyah will sing original song Act Our Age (Original). Ayda Field’s Over category will see Danny Tetley perform My Way by Frank Sinatra. And Louis Tomlinson’s Boys category will see Anthony Russell perform Beyond The Sea by Bobby Darin.
Brendan Murray will sing Say Something by A Great Big World and Christina Aguilera, Dalton Harris will perform Listen by Beyonce.
Robbie Williams will miss his third week of the X Factor live shows — with the star due to play a show in Mexico City at the Corona Capital Festival on Saturday. He will be replaced for the third time by Chic Legend Nile Rodgers, as the “She’s The One” singer attempts to save his final act in the competition, Acacia and Aaliyah.
A source told The Mirror Robbie has been Timing his acts all week, as well as speaking to Nile in a bid to keep his actin. They said: ‘Robbie has had a run of bad luck since he’s been away.
‘With Nile standing in for him again this weekend, he called him up to stress how high the stakes are.’ He knows Nile is fantastic, but he doesn’t want to find himself the first one out of the show. He’s also spent ages Face Timing the girls and rebuilding their confidence.’
Misunderstood and Giovanni Spano have been eliminated from The X Factor 2018. The musical duo received the least votes following Saturday’s Movie Week while Gio lost out to Acacia & Aaliyah in the sing-off, to the shock and outrage of viewers at home.
It comes as Gio lost out despite choosing to perform one of judge Robbie Williams’ biggest singles, while Misunderstood’s departure left just one group in the competition.