The ten member group inTENsity was eliminated from The X Factor on Thursday night after going head to head against The Stereo Hogzz. Interestingly, it was two X Factor groups from team Paula Abdul that had to sing for their fate when Thursday night’s results show came to a close. Although all four judges on The X Factor loved inTENsity for various reasons, namely for their Glee vibe, the ten member group assembled from previously eliminated singers couldn’t hang on to sing their way into the Top 11.
When TheDeadbolt caught up with inTENsity singers Nick Dean and Francesca Duncan the day after their X Factor elimination, Nick was eager to point out the unique challenges in The X Factor rehearsals since the group had more members than any other on the show.
“Rehearsals were really fun,” Nick told TheDeadbolt, “but also extremely intense. We would spend long hours tightening up on choreography, because working with ten people, the look and feel of our performance is supposed to be extremely tight. So we really focused on choreography.”
As for the challenge of blending ten voices into one, Nick added that it was all about putting in the proper X Factor time to find what they needed. “The voices, we would always spend hours in one of our rooms and spend hours perfecting the blend, because that’s what we were looking for.”
Although inTENsity worked through the many X Factor rehearsal challenges leading up to Thursday night’s results show, singer Francesca Duncan added that song choice may have played a part in their elimination. Despite singing the Kim Wilde hit “Kids in America” and “Party Rock Anthem” by LMFAO on Wednesday and Kelly Clarkson’s “My Life Would Suck Without You” on Thursday, Francesca revealed that inTENsity had a different plan for their X Factor selection but still gave it their all.
“Song choice definitely played a big role this week,” said Duncan of inTENsity. “We were nervous with our first few song choices. We were originally going to sing “Kids in America” and “We Got the Beat” but we just didn’t want to put out a childish, teeny bopper kind of vibe. We wanted to be more pop and edgy, so we actually chose the other song “Party Rock Anthem” ourselves. I think it mixed really well and I think we performed really well.”