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Caitlyn gives 70s classic new life on X Factor

Caitlyn Shadbolt... always impressive on the X Factor
Caitlyn Shadbolt... always impressive on the X Factor

GYMPIE X Factor contestant Caitlyn Shadbolt continued to cast her country spell on Australia Sunday night with a polished performance of Joe Jackson's 1978 hit, Is She Really Going Out With Him?

The Gympie Times again played fortune-teller moments before going to print last night, looking at X Factor Australia's Facebook page for clues to the outcome of the live elimination.

After leading the social media race last week, Caitlyn was further back in the pack this week, but clear of the bottom two.

Her fate last night rested on the support of home-town fans and new supporters nationwide.

The judging panel reacted positively to Caitlyn's performance on Sunday night, giving the young star another boost before a live audience.

The momentum continues to build for the singer ahead of an appearance and live cross to Channel 7's breakfast program, Sunrise, this Thursday morning at the Gympie Muster.

Caitlyn flies into Queensland on Thursday morning for the brief appearance at the Muster from 8am and it is unknown if judge and mentor Ronan Keating will be joining her.

Gympie Muster program manager Jeff Chandler has invited Keating to attend the Muster; a call supported by number one Caitlyn Shadbolt fan - her mother Helen.

The Muster has featured on X Factor a number of times, including a humorous exchange when a Keating gaff led to a playful jibe from fellow judge Dannii Minogue.

The singer's performance on Sunday night received plenty of praise. Keating remarked on Caitlyn's "natural ability" while Natalie Bassingthwaighte felt the Gympie performer looked "comfortable in (her) own shoes".

Minogue again referred to Caitlyn as her "country princess" and counterbalanced her praise with a word of constructive criticism.

"Don't do all songs the same when singing about different lyrics," Minogue said. "Change it up physically through your body."

Redfoo agreed with the feedback, adding he was "still liking country".

Gympie Times

Topics:  caitlyn shadbolt, editors picks, joe jackson, tv, x factor




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