Tamati pronounced them "so bad they're good."
We're talking about the Dunedin 'boy band' parody Top Shop, who gave their (piss)take on a One Direction song, complete with hair flicking and earnest hand gestures.
"We're gonna have a crack at winning them over," the uni students said backstage, before promptly putting their foot in it when they made a joke during their introduction that had Rachel exclaiming, "Oh! You just lost my vote!"
After digging themselves out of that hole, the lads laid on the charm and quickly had the judges back on side with their highly entertaining performance.
Check out Top Shop's audition below:
"It made me laugh, it was great. It was awesome!" - Rachel