<iframe width="728" height="410" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/LPJBdWdWZRQ" frameborder="0" allow="accelerometer; autoplay; encrypted-media; gyroscope; picture-in-picture" allowfullscreen=""></iframe>
One of my favourite things about grand final shows is seeing former contestants return. Such was the case with The X Factor last night, when the top 12 acts made their way back to the stage to belt out a medley of Kylie Minogue hits — with the pop princess herself, no less! The show’s ladies started off “Can’t Get You Out of My Head” in sexy style, before the groups, guys and remaining three contenders quickened the pace with “Better the Devil You Know.” Finally, Kylie appeared behind a red curtain to lead the singers in “All the Lovers.” With lots of talented dancers and huge feathers — the production values on this series have been pretty massive — it was definitely a performance worthy of Kylie and worthy of being a grand final opener!
Watch Kylie’s duet with Reece Mastin after the jump . . .
<iframe width="728" height="410" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/aYVBtAfOVFM" frameborder="0" allow="accelerometer; autoplay; encrypted-media; gyroscope; picture-in-picture" allowfullscreen=""></iframe>
Kylie hit the stage a second time to perform with 16-year-old rocker Reece Mastin; they sang a rendition of Kylie’s duet with Robbie Williams, “Kids.” Kylie — who will be inducted into the ARIA Hall of Fame this weekend — is one of the last people I’d pair with Reece for a duet because of their contrasting song styles, but, in the words of Mel B, I was thoroughly entertained by their performance and thought they had great chemistry. Kylie must’ve thought so too, as she told Reece at the end, “We gotta do that again some time!”