Six becomes four! Which two X Factor finalists will be leaving the show tonight? Stay tuned while I live blog the results.

CeCe Frey is eliminated
Diamond White is eliminated

I got the leader board totally wrong this week. To be honest,  there was so much buzz around Carly Rose’s performances this week, I expected her to easily take the #1 spot again.  If it’s Tate vs Carly Rose for the final  (It looks likely) Tate will probably win. And I will laugh my ass off. At this point, I REALLY want Simon to get the winner he doesn’t want.  In the end, I want all of Simon’s manipulations to be for naught. Although, I really do love Carly. She reminds me of a young Lea Michele. But, at 13, she’s too young to be thrown to the wolves.  She needs a few more years experience first.  If Simon signs her, I hope he doesn’t botch her career.

This was Diamond White’s second trip to the bottom 2, while Fifth Harmony had never been. Besides, Diamond didn’t perform that well in her sing off.  Fifth Harmony wasn’t fantastic, but they had the edge.  But honestly, it didn’t matter which of the two went home, because neither was going to win.

Ugh. Britney and her dead, cold, eyes as she stood by her eliminated contestant, Diamond. I feel for Brit and her problems. She hasn’t melted down or anything, but her flat affect is really hard to watch. I can only imagine the cornucopia of pills she’s on to control her mood disorder, poor thing. She hasn’t been the ratings draw Simon expected–he should find a more entertaining judge for Season 3.

Dang, I could never get CeCe right on the leader board! I had her going home for a couple of weeks she was safe. She went home this week when I was  fairly sure she’d be sticking around.  I was joking on twitter that our “national nightmare is over,” but in reality, I’m going to miss her. She was such an entertaining trainwreck.

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Gash…Khloe’s legs are awfully…shiny. Melanie Amaro and Ke$ha will perform tonight! Now it’s time for the useless recap. CeCe says if Simon doesn’t write her that 5 million dollar check, somebody else will. Aw, the girls of Fifth Harmony were crying backstage after LA called them “Fifth Unison”. After their second performance, LA hugs them backstage.

First, the inaugural X Factor winner, Melanie Amaro sings her new single, “Long Distance”. She begins on a pedestal that slowly descends to the floor. She was supposed to be undergoing a makeover while she was away? She looks the same to me. She’s also relatively charisma free, despite the powerful pipes. Melanie says she has tons of people who love her since she won the X Factor. She does not elaborate.

Jim Cantiello sighting! Whooo! Now it’s time to pimp Simon’s SonyX headphones. Did you know they were the greatest headphones in the world? Simon says. Now the finalists talk about their music memories with the headphones around their necks. THEY LOVE THEIR SONY HEADPHONES. Remember that time Astro nearly got his ass kicked when he took the stage wearing those OTHER headphones!

Time for the INSTANT ELIMINATION! The Top 6 take the stage.

Going home right now with the lowest number of votes is CeCe Frey! OMG. She looked REALLY surprised. Demi has lost her last Young Adult. She’s a little sobby, hugging CeCe.

One more act will be going home tonight after a sing off!

Who is safe? The first act is…Emblem3. Next..Carly Rose Sonenclar. The third act going into the semifinals is…Tate Stevens! Diamond White and Fifth Harmony will sing for their survival!

Khloe is backstage annoying Diamond and Fifth Harmony.

Next, Ke$sha takes the stage to sing her latest song. “C’mon”. YEAH C’MON!

Simon Cowell doesn’t want to go first. but then he relents. He introduces Fifth Harmony.

Fifth Harmony performs “Anytime You Need a Friend” by Mariah Carey.  The group did about aw well as they could. The harmonies were solid. But a couple of the girls aren’t great solo singers.

Diamond White performs “I Hope You Dance” by Lee Ann Womack – Oh. She’s pretty off-key and screechy here. I honestly don’t have a preference on who leaves tonight. Neither has a chance in hell to win.

Simon Cowell is sending home Diamond White
Britney Spears is sending home Fifth Harmony
LA Reid is sending home Diamond White
Demi Lovato is sending home Diamond White

Diamond White is eliminated

Diamond figures she’s fine, considering Cher Lloyd went out 5th. Actually, didn’t she go out 4th? It doesn’t matter. The difference is whether Simon signs Diamond like he did Cher. I doubt very much he will.

Safe:

  • Emblem3
  • Carly Rose Sonenclar
  • Tate Stevens

Where did each act rank in last night’s vote.

The leaderboard

1. Tate Stevens
2.Carly Rose Sonenclar
3. Emblem3
4. Fifth Harmony

 
  • genius13

    Come on fifty harmony

  • http://twitter.com/HighTensions Jake Williams

    Based on last night, I think Douche3 and Tate should go. I think Diamond and CeCe will end up leaving though. Fifth Harmony could end up switching with the other two since Simon has two acts.

  • http://twitter.com/HighTensions Jake Williams

    Based on last night, I think Douche3 and Tate should go. I think Diamond and CeCe will end up leaving though. Fifth Harmony could end up switching with the other two since Simon has two acts.

  • lovesickheroine

    finally they’re letting Melanie out of witness protection program

  • lovesickheroine

    finally they’re letting Melanie out of witness protection program

  • http://twitter.com/HighTensions Jake Williams

    I like this new song by Melanie Amaro. I think I will end up loving her album since it is more dance pop instead of Soul from what we have heard. She will get better sales this way as well because it sounds current.

  • http://twitter.com/Girltalkbf AlesheaDominique

    Here we go. For once I’m actually nervous for the contestants. It Daddy Simon has his way tonight, I’m gonna be so angry.

  • http://twitter.com/Girltalkbf AlesheaDominique

    Here we go. For once I’m actually nervous for the contestants. It Daddy Simon has his way tonight, I’m gonna be so angry.

  • iluvai

    Good song for Melanie! She is so pretty!

  • iluvai

    Good song for Melanie! She is so pretty!

  • iluvai

    ha ha, I love the Pepsi commerical with Drew Brees and 1D.  So cute.

  • Karen C

    How has Melanie’s life changed in the past year?  It really hasn’t all that much…

  • genius13

    Melanie looked and sounded great

  • http://twitter.com/bbmetsfan andy

    Melanie has a great voice…wish she had better songs.

  • http://twitter.com/bagel08 John S

    Haha a lot of people on twitter don’t know who Melanie is.

  • jdanton2

    Melanie was great. 

  • http://twitter.com/bbmetsfan andy

    WTF at this commercial within the show

  • Nedsdag

    Khloe looks like a swivel chair in that outfit.

  • http://twitter.com/bbmetsfan andy

    Bye Cece.  Fun while it lasted!

  • SullyD

    The girls from 5th harmony are so cute.

  • lovesickheroine

     Oh so Simon is endorsing Sony headphones now? That reminds me of Jimmy Iovine endorsing beats by dre on idol lol

  • iluvai

    hooray!!!! 

  • Nedsdag

    The long national nightmare is over.

  • genius13

    Bye Cece… You had a good run

  • shell29

    Aw, nice of Demi to rock the leopard spots.  Bye CeCe.

  • SullyD

    aw, Demi :(

  • http://twitter.com/HighTensions Jake Williams

    CeCe gone. No surprise given what the public thinks of her. I’d still keep her though.

  • durbesque

    Cece, your life is over.  Tell us what you’re thinking.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/XDQP2Y46M5B3OHOKALDDGDHQCM Leandro

    Booooo! This show is back to be a snoozefest now. Just boring and mediocre acts. Rooting for Tate just to annoy Simon;.

  • girlygirltoo

    Bye bye CeCe. Good luck finding someone who will write you that $5 million check

  • http://twitter.com/HighTensions Jake Williams

    I still have a feeling CeCe will get a record contract. She is current and fits the pop mold in today’s music world.

  • http://twitter.com/HighTensions Jake Williams

    What a predictable night.

  • http://www.celebritybug.net/ Amanda (Celebrity Bug)

    Melanie Amaro is so boring… and THANK YOU America for FINALLY not voting for CeCe.

  • http://twitter.com/bagel08 John S

    No more acts left that are popstar material. 

  • Tera2

    Thankfully Cece was eliminated and we didnt have to be subjected to her mediocre singing.  It was long overdue.  I wish they can eliminate that obnoxious Demi Lovato to go with her. Now she’s left with no contestant.  At least Paige have a good recording voice and potential unlike Cece.  And Jennell can sing better than Cece.

  • genius13

    Dammit emblem 3

  • Nedsdag

    Deadlock?

  • http://twitter.com/ClaudeDee Claude Dee

    I am not surprised with the results. lol 

  • genius13

    If it goes to deadlock. I’m sure 5H will be leaving…. Danny…. First Amanda Brown now this.. Amherst… This is not my week

  • mtthew

    they all better vote in favor of five harmony!! simon is going for his group, brit for her teen. demi will probably lean towards 5h and LA is always critical of them so he’ll prob vote for diamond sending it to deadlock. ugh, america don’t let me down.

  • Tera2

    I tried voting for 5th Harmony and it took over an hour before I got through. (same thing happened with Paige)They did pretty good yesterday and have potential as a girl group.  I hope they stay. 5th Harmony is 3rd favorite behind Arin Ray and Paige.  They all have pop potential.  Diamond is good for her age but is too young, and she already got enough exposure, and can get jobs with Disney and join an Pop/R&B group in a couple years. 

  • Nedsdag

    LA was critical of Diamond along with 5H last night.

  • http://www.celebritybug.net/ Amanda (Celebrity Bug)

    There is NOTHING sexy about Ke$ha.

  • teekee

    I think the opposite will happen.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/IYMZ43XMLLAE6RVHJS4M6KNC5Y Dennis

    Wasn’t CeCe just eliminated, oh wait that’s Kesha.

  • http://twitter.com/HighTensions Jake Williams

    Lol oh Kesha. I never get bored of laughing at you.

  • elliegrll

    This performance doesn’t make Ke$ha look good.  She could at least put forward more of an effort.

  • SullyD

     SHe kind of put some weight, didn’t she?

  • http://twitter.com/KobeAnd8 Kobe

    that’s how you know the judges don’t have credibility: when they give Kesha a standing ovation.

  • elliegrll

    If it goes to deadlock. I’m sure 5H will be leaving

    Maybe not, since Diamond was either in the bottom three last week.  This is 5th Harmonies first sing-off.  

    Diamond’s second performance yesterday was great, so I think that LA and Simon’s critiques had a lot to do with knowing that she hasn’t been getting the votes.

  • http://twitter.com/HighTensions Jake Williams

     If it goes to deadlock I definitely see Diamond winning over 5th Harmony. Diamond got the frau vote with Man’s world and the tween vote with Rihanna. We all know how much that terrible Man’s world song gets people through to the next round.

  • justmefornow

    Ke$ha is such a trainwreck. 
    She’s the perfect guest performer for this show.

  • http://twitter.com/BazzleFjsm Bazzle

    Kesha has a really high IQ apparently and she did the International Baccalaureate. Looks like she knew how to get money while having a blast doing it lol. Kudos to her, but yea not a fan of the music. 

  • http://twitter.com/ClaudeDee Claude Dee

    Kesha is worse than Cece Frey. 

  • http://twitter.com/ClaudeDee Claude Dee

    Wow. Yummy harmonies! 

  • tucker davis

    Ke$ha is exactly what I hate about lots of music today…all production & no soul. It seems so manufactured. Put a half-naked woman on stage to ‘dance’ and lip sync and turn on the computers and there’s your act! Uuuugggg.

  • http://twitter.com/HighTensions Jake Williams

    This is a pretty good “save me” performance from 5th Harmony.

  • http://www.celebritybug.net/ Amanda (Celebrity Bug)

    Fifth Harmony’s best performance since they did “Impossible” at the judges home. Featuring Camilla just might save them.

  • genius13

    5H was amazing… I’m going to be so sad if they leave

  • Karen C

    How come there are 5 girls in 5th Harmony but it only sounded like 3 ?

  • elliegrll

    I think that 5th Harmony could launch a professional career today, but I don’t buy the idea that they are happy with being a group, and staying together when the show is over.

  • Nedsdag

    Either way, both 5H and Diamond should be successful in this business.

  • http://twitter.com/BazzleFjsm Bazzle

    ^^ SEEE R&B!!!! R and FRICKEN B they are all R&B singers it is so obvious. 

  • SullyD

    I never thought Diamond would be the one singing Nuts of Wonder this season.

  • http://twitter.com/BazzleFjsm Bazzle

    …. weird song choice. 

  • Karen C

    I hope Diamond doesn’t lose her nuts of wonder..

  • Tera2

    5th harmony did a good job with Mariah’s song.  Its not easy singing as a group but they have been so cohesive in their delivery.  They have potential.  I think its time for Diamond to go.  Her song was only ok.

  • http://twitter.com/HighTensions Jake Williams

    Diamond did a good job on her sing off. I think it is Diamond’s time to go though. She has been in the bottom more than 5th Harmony. At this stage, they should give the the act with the better chances of advancing through. Diamond isn’t going to win this competition. That ship has sailed.

  • http://twitter.com/ClaudeDee Claude Dee

    5th Harmony should stay. 

  • mouse999

    I’ve never watched XF until today. Emblem or whatever these 3 cute boys are called will win the competition. No brainer.
    I’ll be back at the finals to laugh if my prediction will come true.

  • http://www.celebritybug.net/ Amanda (Celebrity Bug)

    Diamond should stay, the ending of her performance was amazing!

  • SullyD

    lol, Britney is so direct.

  • http://twitter.com/Girltalkbf AlesheaDominique

    They actually just got in the top three. Not as popular as Daddy Simon wanted. That’s why he’s been acting a fool and trying to manipulate things. 

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/XDQP2Y46M5B3OHOKALDDGDHQCM Leandro

    I can at least laugh watching Demi with the leopard spots.

  • iluvai

    Diamond is so sweet. I forgot she was only 13!!! Her future should be bright.

  • http://twitter.com/HighTensions Jake Williams

    5th harmony are such sweet girls. They are really caring to the other acts. The judges made the right choice between the two acts.

  • http://twitter.com/BazzleFjsm Bazzle

    Yea that’s what I thought. Well done Diamond for making it this far! Live as a kid a little please before you get back in to this rollercoaster of an industry. 

  • http://twitter.com/ClaudeDee Claude Dee

    it’s sad cause the horny teen boys don’t vote for these girls.

     I’m glad they decided to send home Diamond White. She has a bright future ahead of her. I can see her modeling or even a Disney star. 

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/XDQP2Y46M5B3OHOKALDDGDHQCM Leandro

    Actually, Cher Lloyd came in 4th in a show with big ratings. Good luck, Diamond, lol

  • http://twitter.com/RKOBlackSwan

    I’m still a big fan of Emblem3. Anyone with me?

  • Nedsdag

    I freakin’ love Diamond’s attitude at this moment.

    Regardless, I am glad 5H made it this far. It’s too bad they’ll go home next week.

  • http://twitter.com/HighTensions Jake Williams

    Mario isn’t very smart. Nice blonde moment there.

  • http://twitter.com/ClaudeDee Claude Dee

    Wow. Mario is dumb. That conversation with LA Reid was… DUH. 

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/IYMZ43XMLLAE6RVHJS4M6KNC5Y Dennis

    Looks like they’re still going to show that voting ranking again this week. Do we really need to see it now, it’s like 2 weeks left and we know who’s already at the top like what’s the point.

  • http://twitter.com/BazzleFjsm Bazzle

    wtf mario? lol theres 4… but we know fifth harmony is 4th…. lol so tate is in the top 3. 

  • Karen C

    LA is right, the rest are the top 3.  5th Harmony is #4.

  • genius13

    Yes 5H…Now they can have the spot next week and possibly get into the final

  • mouse999

    Since voting demo is the same as AI I do not expect older dude, or a girl to win. How boring Melanie Amaro won last year is beyond me.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1294500400 Veronica Rainone

    omg im so nervous for the rankings (NOT) obviously it’s gonna be Tate in first cause he had the pimp slot carly #2 and Emblem3 #3

  • justmefornow

    Look on the bright side, those douchey boys still there are pretty damn funny and ridiculous too.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/K2KUBXA6MDSIHVCMAEQ5YODDO4 Didee

    Pls Pls save 5th harmony. I gotta see them in semi final. Pls judges & America. Diamond is good but not her time yet. She sometime so good & sometime off key. Not really her time yet. But I must say Diamond had a great night yesterday. Judges better save 5th. 

  • teekee

    No surprises at all tonight.

  • tucker davis

    Is Britney always this cold acting? She seems to have such a disconnect with her acts.

  • http://twitter.com/ClaudeDee Claude Dee

     Emlem3 is #3 again. hahaha. They’re not going to win. Me thinks they’ll go home next week. 

  • SullyD

    lol

  • http://twitter.com/Girltalkbf AlesheaDominique

    But he’s a Country singer, plays guitar, non threatening and kind of from the South. (Some people around here give Missouri a pass). That screams Idol mold to me. My point was, while E3 is popular, they are not as popular as people expected.

  • http://twitter.com/HighTensions Jake Williams

    lol at Tate being number one again. Doesn’t deserve it IMO.

  • justmefornow

    I think it’s the meds she’s on.

  • Karen C

    LOL, SImon doesn’t look happy

  • genius13

    I hope Tate wins so this show can go to hell

  • http://twitter.com/ClaudeDee Claude Dee

    Carly is not a lock at this point. Man, Idol voters… just stop voting please.. lol 

  • girlygirltoo

    I would have preferred Fifth Harmony to leave over Diamond, but TBH, neither act was going to win XF anyway, and neither is likely to get signed, unless someone gives Diamond a Disney/Nickelodeon deal like Rachel got last year, and Fifth Harmony is just meh. Even if girl groups were popular right now, which they aren’t, I think they’d struggle. 

  • durbesque

    Yay Tater!!!  My sentimental favorite.

  • Nedsdag

    I changed the channel.

    I already know who’s in the top three.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/XDQP2Y46M5B3OHOKALDDGDHQCM Leandro

    I don’t think they’re funny, just annoying.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/XDQP2Y46M5B3OHOKALDDGDHQCM Leandro

    Go, Tate. Screw with the plant. lol

  • elliegrll

    Yes 5H…Now they can have the spot next week and possibly get into the final

    I think that the tone that this show has set has pretty much made it impossible for us to see any movement in the rankings.  I’ll admit that my theory doesn’t totally hold up, since Vino was eliminated, but I think that the double eliminations and revealing the rankings coupled with the poor song choices and arrangements aren’t going to result in more people voting, and don’t give people a chance to get to know the contestants.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/K2KUBXA6MDSIHVCMAEQ5YODDO4 Didee

    Yeahhhh! Thanks  judges. That’s the way should be. Funny of this season is that I am ok with whoever win from semifinalist. But my favorite is Carly & 2nd is 5th harmony.

  • justmefornow

    Out of these acts left, I hope Tate takes it, if for no other reason than to royally piss Simon off.

  • kmd23

    Simon looks so unhappy. lo. He wants E3 to wins so bad. l I hope Tate wins this. Go Tate Nation.

  • girlygirltoo

    Is the final going to be Top 3, or Top 2?

  • http://twitter.com/BazzleFjsm Bazzle

    Meh might as well watch Glee while I’m at it. 

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/IYMZ43XMLLAE6RVHJS4M6KNC5Y Dennis

    Watch they’re going to do this dumb voting ranking next week when it’s 3 ppl left.

  • Nedsdag

    Top 3 for the finale.

  • justmefornow

    Funny in the ridiculous way they are so full of themselves, especially the really douchey one that’s always flexing, lol.

  • http://twitter.com/Loretta31 Loretta

     I do not think E3 will win.  The demo for Xfactor is older.  Just sample the comments, singing show vets do not like them much!  1D did not win, I think they came in 4th.  IDK but they have long ago out sold and become way more famous than those who finished above them.  That is what I think E3 will do.  They won’t win but they will be the most successful. 

  • fantoo1

    Tate ftw!

  • http://twitter.com/RKOBlackSwan

    I still fail to see Emblem3 being douchey. LMAO. I must be insane. To me, they just seem like every other teenage/young adult guy out there these days who love their music, love to work out, and are fun.

    *sits in a corner*

  • Tera2

    I’m sure Tate never thought he’d win this big record contract at his age.  After last season I had hope that this show will have more with pop star potential winning and being discovered.  (I think Simon was hoping that too) Now we have a broadway kid and aging country singer on top.  Looks like its gonna end up like how Melanie won, and I never thought she had star potential.  Country fans are dedicated, and they better buy Tate’s CD if they gonna vote him the winner.

  • fantoo1

    Idol voters/x factor voters-same thing.

  • http://twitter.com/Loretta31 Loretta

     I like Tate, but he had one terrible performance and 1 great performance.  Carly had 2 stellar performances. 

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_NDYOWBIIPZU6PBRHGOPT2ZZJXQ sweetmm

    You can’t compare XFUK cause over there these voters sometimes votes just to piss off Simon & Co.  They have buying rallies to even ensure the XF winners won’t get No 1 for the 1st single out.

  • alonzo7

    Well Simon managed to get both his acts in the semis-with my rotten luck he’ll get those boys to number one.
    I think Tate could do the most with the 5 million dollar contract-country is very accepting-but I’d be OK with Carly winning also even if I can’t see what they would do with her.  Probably just jinxed the two.

  • dabney c

    Can somebody please remind me why there have been so many weeks of double eliminations? The live shows seem to have flown by too fast.

  • justmefornow

    My take; I have two sons in that age range and also their friends that I have contact with regularly. Maybe it’s a west coast, east coast thing?, but they’d get their asses kicked around here, (especially the flexing one).
    They are douchey like the Jersey Shore idiots are douchey. Except they kinda sing, not well though, I might add. 

  • http://twitter.com/BazzleFjsm Bazzle

    I need to get off the show now or do their originals from now on. As this direction their going in is a big no. 

  • http://twitter.com/KobeAnd8 Kobe

    Because if they did single eliminations, they wouldn’t have been able to finish by Christmas/New Years.

  • http://twitter.com/Loretta31 Loretta

     How do you explain the world wide cd sales, sold out concerts etc of 1D?

    My point was 1D didn’t win but are the most successful act off XFactor UK.

  • mileyfan123

     No, they are douchey. A lot of guys don’t act like them. Only the douchey ones do.

  • http://twitter.com/RKOBlackSwan

    Maybe. IDK, they just don’t come off that way to me. And I am dying for this show to let this sing a damn original song like the ones floating around YouTube because a karaoke singing competition show where Simon wants them to be a boy band is SO NOT for them.

  • Whatiswrongwithus

    Let’s all vote for Tate lol! Well part of it is because he’s a nice guy, and the other part of it is just so I can see the unbelievable look of grief on Simon’s face as he is forced to market Tate and go in the genre he hates and is clueless about!!

    Seriously if Tate wins, Simon needs to rethink this show all over again. And also, with the double eliminations, the Voice has them too, so I guess it’s not just an C factor thing?

  • merkureye

    Britney with her hands behind her back while standing next to Diamond. . .not hugging, holding, or even touching Diamondafter her elimination . . .too cold.  Britney Spears had so much potential to really kickstart her career after getting the XF judging gig but the more I see of her, the more I dislike her.  Obviously, her mental problems have caused her to go off the deep end.  I’m sure her former fiance finally figured that out.  I don’t care how much money she has, she is weird.

  • http://twitter.com/RKOBlackSwan

    Anyways…

    predictions…

    E3- 4th place (out next week)
    5TH- 3rd place
    Carly narrowly edges out a victory over Tate.

  • Benillah Maayon

    GO TATE! SCREW THE “PLANT” AND THE “FOOLIOS” LOL! I LIKE 5H THOUGH! WILL THEY MAKE TO THE FINALE THOUGH? UNLESS EMBLEM3 WILL EXCHANGE TO THEM THEIR RANKING POSITIONS BUT I DOUBT IT. #TRUTH #TATEANDCARLYARELOCKSFORFINALE

  • Nedsdag

    Nice try. It’s a beautiful dream.

    But we all know E3 is in the bronze medal position as much as it pains me to say.

  • justmefornow

    Simon’s problem is he thinks he can control and manipulate everything. Except he has no control over the viewers who still bother to watch these singing shows and who actually vote.
    It does look like basically the same Idol viewers watching this show too.
    So there you go.

  • dabney c

    So the double elims were planned from the start? I wonder why they chose to go that route instead of scheduling the show for a single elimination strategy.

    Meh, either way this show is such a bust. It’s only mildly trainwreck-ish fun … not quite “so bad it’s good” territory, so it fails even on that front.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_NDYOWBIIPZU6PBRHGOPT2ZZJXQ sweetmm

    I’m not talking about after the show; I’m talking about the voting during the show.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_NDYOWBIIPZU6PBRHGOPT2ZZJXQ sweetmm

    It would be interesting to watch the effect of 2 overs (old men) winning both shows across the pond ;)

  • beanowl

    WHAT?! CECE FREY ELIMINATED??

    She wasn’t the winner the producers wanted, but she was the winner the producers DESERVED.

  • jumpstart4u

    I’m not sure if I have reality show fatigue, or if XF is just incredibly boring. 

  • Klaine

    The leaderboard has really ruined the suspense. We’ve know for weeks that emblem, Tate and Carly are final 3.. and wonder why Mario keeps being surprised that there’s another double elimination. Seems like it’s happened every week except the first one or two. I’ve found the show boring. Surprised fifth wasn’t eliminated so LA and demi wouldn’t have to hear Simon brag he has 2 groups in semis. …

  • Tera2

     

    Britney
    with her hands behind her back while standing next to Diamond. . .not
    hugging, holding, or even touching Diamond after her elimination . .
    .too cold.  Britney Spears had so much potential to really kickstart her
    career after getting the XF judging gig but the more I see of her, the
    more I dislike her.  Obviously, her mental problems have caused her to
    go off the deep end.  I’m sure her former fiance finally figured that
    out.  I don’t care how much money she has, she is weird.

    Demi on the other hand has totally impressed me as a judge and just
    as a person. For a twenty year old she really has it together imo.

    I agree with you about Britney’s oddness, and being on the show exposed some of her personality flaws.   I don’t know what’s impressive about Demi to you though.  She’s an obnoxious girl who insults those like Simon and LA Reid as if she knows better, and puts her hand in people’s faces in a tactless manner.  She isn’t a good judge or mentor and shaved off Paige’s hair and give the others wrong makeover.  She doesnt have much opinion of performances other than she’s bored.  She doesnt have it together for a 20yr old.  After seeing Demi Lovato’s personality on the show I’m not shocked anymore of the news that she slapped a back-up singer on her tour, and cuts herself and has been diagnosed bi-polar and went to reharb.  I’d like them to get rid of Demi next season and Britney can go too.  Neither are good judges or mentor and not likable either.  I liked Britney’s music though.

  • kcostell

    I really don’t mind or care about Emblem 3′s offstage behavior.  My problem with them is simpler: They haven’t given a single performance since their auditions that was anything close to being worthy of winning the show.  The only saving grace for them is that most of the other contestants haven’t either (for me that list is Tate, Carly, Vino, Beatrice, and half of them are gone already). 

  • jewelsceo

    I agree…I agree… Brittany I prefer to see not comming back on her accord and get another judge that would spice up the judging — Brittany bores me…

  • girlygirltoo

    (1) They have been marketed perfectly  (2) They have been given a bunch of very catchy, if not particularly deep, songs. (3) They are (to little girls anyway) cute and unthreatening (4) They aren’t douchebags, or at least they don’t come off as douchebags (5) they have been marketed perfectly (that deserves repeating,lol)

    But if you notice, there aren’t really any other boy bands around that are having this same sort of massive success in the US. Groups like BTR and The Wanted have had success, sure,, but not anywhere on the same level of 1D. 

    In the past, the market has really never supported more than 1 or 2 boy bands at a time. At least not to the point where more than 1 or 2 of them were wildly successful at the same time. For instance, we had BSB & NSync at the same time, but there were a bunch of other boy bands around at more or less the same time (98 Degrees, etc) who weren’t nearly as successful as those 2 groups.. BoyzIIMen (which I don’t necessarily consider a boy band, although the argument could be made) were before BSB & NSync, while NKOTB came before BoyzIIMen, although they overlapped a little bit. Etc.

    So my long-winded theory is that while a boy band may break through to massive success every 10-15 years, it hasn’t resulted in a bunch of other similar groups suddenly breaking through to stardom as well.

    Which is one reason why I think Emblem3 is going to have problems, especially if they continue to allow themselves be pushed in this poppy, 1D-lite direction.

  • girlygirltoo

    I would be surprised if Emblem3 wins. Despite all of Simon’s manipulation, promo, etc, XF viewers seem to simply be more interested in Tate and Carly Rose. It’s almost a carbon copy of last season, when TPTB pushed Chris Rene far more than they did Melanie or Josh, yet he still came in 3rd.

  • genius13

    Well last year, the groups didn’t get anywhere near the top 8 so to have 2 in the top 4 is something I guess

  • iluvai

    I think 1D is an anomaly that came in at the right time and place (lucky for them). They are totally adorable and non-threatening, have decent voices and sing about love, plus they are fun/funny in a British kind of way. My 12 year old is completely enchanted by them (it’s scary) and I’m totally fine with suporting her fandom (because I enjoy them too).  I agree, the marketing has been perfection!

  • iluvai

    Last year I thought the groups were just a joke category. I had no idea that Simon had success with 1D at that point.

  • Montavilla

    Is this ode to headphones thing X-Factor‘s version of a Ford video?  

  • http://twitter.com/lucy__luz Luz Mae Salvador

    At last Cece is out! I’m not bashing her but she never was great!  people voted her because people wanted her to prove to everyone that she can do great but she never did great.  And people also voted her for sympathy. She’s out maybe because people can no longer vote for nothing. Because it should be “We vote for you because you are great and not We vote for you because we sympathies you”. If she’s still in, it would be very unfair to other contestants who did really great each performance.  

  • iluvai

    CeCe was horrible and a joke. I’m so glad she is gone.

  • http://twitter.com/bagel08 John S

    I have to say, Diamond handled her elimination VERY well. She didn’t break down like Rachel Crow, Drew, or Beatrice. She was classy. 

  • http://twitter.com/bagel08 John S

    I agree, it annoys me when people say “oh, that’s what the typical guy that age acts like.” No its not. Willie Jones from this season and Marcus from last year aren’t like that. The boys from One Direction aren’t like that either. From idol Joshua, Phillip, Colton, Deandre, Scotty, etc. aren’t like that.

  • Roman Karamujic

    “After seeing Demi Lovato’s personality on the show I’m not shocked
    anymore of the news that she slapped a back-up singer on her tour, and
    cuts herself, and has been diagnosed bi-polar and went to reharb. ”

    This is uncalled for and random. What does her past issues have to do with the way she’s behaving in the show? she’s feisty, but she hasn’t punched anyone or been that direspectful to people. She kinda is sometimes, but that’s one of charms. Bringing up the fact she used to cut herself is so unnecessary here.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/PVEFG2TOUIXSROKUSO2O2DOWWE Taylor

    (3) They are (to little girls anyway) cute and unthreatening

    It’s not just little girls. You can add to your list 6) they have British accents :)

    BoyzIIMen had their best years way before the three main boy bands that were massively popular around the year 2000. BSB, NSync and 98 Degress all had songs that were massive worldwide hits around that time, give or take a couple of years before and after. 

    Simon did know a good thing when he saw it in One Direction. I don’t think Emblem 3 is going to be the next boy band to break big like 1D, but the market seems to be there to support boy bands again. It just takes the right one that clicks with the right audience. 

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/PVEFG2TOUIXSROKUSO2O2DOWWE Taylor

    It was Cece’s time to go, she was the weakest one left.

    I’ve got to hand it to Simon. He managed to get 2 of his groups to the final four. All of the groups last year were eliminated first thing.

    Diamond is a classy young girl. She is also beautiful, she should model!

  • http://twitter.com/AwesomeWillis Willis White

    Drats. My favorite always goes home and I’m used to it by now. CeCe was more the type of music I would buy.

    I appreciate good performers and CeCe achieved that. Tired of the stool songs always beings the favs. Can you imagine if they told Carly she had to do Lady Marmalade with a stage show? Only CeCe could have pulled that off.

    Moving on, I think a Tate & Carly finale seems like the ticket. Yay?

  • merkureye

    I tend to agree with some posters about Emblem 3 not really delivering in their performances since the audition but, I can’t say Tate Stevens has lit up the stage with his songs either . . .and he is leading.  Tate’s two Bon Jovi songs - Dead or Alive (previous show) and Living on a Prayer were bad karaoke and the Garth Brooks number last night was a snoozer.  Nothing distinctive or unique about his voice and definitely no range.  I appreciate the loyalty of Country fans to their music but to catapult Tate ahead of Carly just shows a lack musical refinement on the part of the voters imo.[full disclosure: I'm not voting.  I'm saving my energy for American Idol]

    Truth is Carly Rose should win hands down.

  • http://twitter.com/KariannHart Kariann Hart

    The right people went home tonight.  There are a couple judges I’d like to see go home, too.  This shoooow just doesn’t click with me, and Simon makes it even worse.

  • Mateja Praznik

    At the end of the day it’s completely irrelevant who wins the show. The question is, who (if anyone) convinced Syco & Epic to actually invest in them?

    One Direction didn’t win XF UK. They were never lower than fourth in the voting, but also never higher than third. They finished 3rd in a 4-way final. Matt Cardle won EVERY WEEK except the first one, when that old lady Mary gave a fantastic performance. And even that week he was 2nd. After the show, Matt was happy to sign “with the real label” Columbia UK and Rebecca Ferguson went to RCA. Meanwhile, Syco kept 1D and Cher.

    We know how things turned out for that crop. Simon knew all along One Direction were his goldmine. And I knew it too.

    LA Reid isn’t going to sign Tate because Epic isn’t a country label. I imagine one of the Sony country labels will take him.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/5HGXDY5SA4QJRME7OQJXRJYE4M James M.

    If there’s one thing that changed about Melanie, it’s that she has probably lost a few pounds and/or learned how to wear more flattering clothing.

    Looking at her last year, she never looked like she had serious weight issues. She didn’t look like a walking heart attack waiting to happen. Dunno why there’s so much hoopla about her being “hefty” or needing a significant lifestyle change (well, more accurately, an “image” change, since I’m probably the only person on Earth who looks at these “heavy” people and thinks of health before image).

  • fuzzywuzzy

    I’m sure that it’s the meds that she’s taking to control her mood swings. They deaden emotions.

  • fuzzywuzzy

    “Out of these acts left, I hope Tate takes it, if for no other reason than to royally piss Simon off.”

    lol I’m rooting for Tate too because he’s good, but also because it will annoy Simon and be such great irony to have an older country guy win his show.

  • Mateja Praznik

    Simon Cowell on Signing ‘X Factor’s’ Emblem3: ‘I’m Not Going to Let Anyone Else Get Them’

    http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/live-feed/simon-cowell-signing-x-factors-399202

  • fuzzywuzzy

    Duh! lol

  • mmb

    I think Demi has been fantastic on the show….she appears to really care about her contestants…is super fiesty, doesn’t take shit from Simon, tries to give good critiques.  At least she is engaged and entertaining.  I love Britney, and feel for her plight, but she has basically been a non-entity on the live shows.  All of her comments are limited to one sentence. We hardly ever hear her voice.  She doesn’t appear particularly interested or invested in her team.  She just appears a bit zombielike and is going through the motions.  Yes, we know why.  But it doesn’t make for entertaining TV.

  • dabney c

    Also, Diamond White, that’s what I loved about her. She had such a
    classy response to her elimination. No Drew/Rachel/Beatrice style
    meltdown, all happy and poised on the outside. Cher Lloyd did get 4th,
    but that’s not the point. I wish her success. When she got eliminated
    the first time, it wasn’t bad either. I mean, she did kinda stank face
    for a second after being eliminated, but that’s it. Impressive for her
    age.

    Plus, she’s outrageously beautiful. I know I keep harping on her looks, but seriously – she’s really gorgeous. Her singing is completely mediocre, so I don’t know about a pop music career. She does have the presence of a star, though, so I can easily see her on a sitcom or in national commercials, teen fashion magazines, or Disney. She has what it takes, so I hope she gets noticed by the right people.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/5HGXDY5SA4QJRME7OQJXRJYE4M James M.

    Her singing is completely mediocre, so I don’t know about a pop music career.

    That didn’t hurt…. well, Katy Perry, Taylor Swift, One Direction, Phillip Phillips (who, in all fairness, fixed whatever made him really mediocre), or Bob Dylan’s “voice like sand and glue”. 

  • dabney c

    True – although I wouldn’t include Taylor Swift and Bob Dylan in that list because they are known for songwriting more than stellar singing ability. One Direction and P2 are not yet proven as anything beyond flash-in-the-pan, and Katy Perry … well, errm, I have no explanation for her, lol.

    Sure, Diamond White could get lucky with a hit song or two, but she’d do herself a favour by diversifying her career options rather than relying on her unspectacular singing. Unless, of course, she has no interest in a showbiz career outside of music.

  • fuzzywuzzy

    “Phillip Phillips (who, in all fairness, fixed whatever made him really mediocre)”

    I haven’t seen any evidence of P2 “fixing” anything. To me, he hasn’t changed anything since he was on Idol. He’s still a weak vocalist.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/5HGXDY5SA4QJRME7OQJXRJYE4M James M.

    One Direction will probably be around for a few years. 

    Good point on Swift and Dylan (I thought it would be kind of weird to put them in the same group, especially since Bob Dylan is so huge and poetic), P2, too early to tell….

    Diamond White could probably go on Nickelodeon and go the Rachel Crow route, but Rachel Crow was a better singer and had a TV-worthy breakdown (Whether you loved it or hated it, it was kind of the story of the day for X Factor). 

  • http://twitter.com/Loretta31 Loretta

     Paula eliminated 2 groups that IMO could have won.  The 2 brothers and I think a group of college age very cute hip guys.  The groups went no where because of whom she picked vs the fact they were groups.

    Her manufactured group had like 20 singers in it from like age 11-20. 

  • ohreli

    That Ke$sha performance looked like she was channeling some CeCe Fray….

  • girlygirltoo

    I’m not sure why Diamond — or anyone else — is comparing her situation to Cher Lloyd. They aren’t particularly similar in terms of style, and Cher was 17 when she was on XFUK — not 13. That’s a big difference agewise when it comes to trying to pursue a pop music career. 17 is old enough to at least get a look in — 13? most likely not.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/H3DCZQHD3T6WYVW2XXC6C3ZPMU Tyson

    Melanie Amaro does have tons of fans.  Probably four or five tons.  However, selling 8,000 or 10,000 units means her label will drop her.

  • elizabeth Howard

    classy. tate will win i guarantee it

  • Tera2

    IThis is uncalled for and random. What does her past issues have to do
    with the way she’s behaving in the show? she’s feisty, but she hasn’t
    punched anyone or been that disrespectful to people. She kinda is
    sometimes, but that’s one of charms. Bringing up the fact she used to
    cut herself is so unnecessary here.

    Its random cause you chose to see it that way and not quote my whole comments.   Demi Lovato’s past negative behavior that were in the news only confirms she’s really obnoxious like she’s been on the show.  She’s been rude, bitchy and puts her hand in people’s faces like to “talk to the hand” while they show her behind the scenes on x-factor, and rude to Simon few times and to LA Reid too.  She’s learn to tone her disrespectful manner down a bit, but at the beginning of the show her rudeness was so grating a lot of fans were complaining, and now she’s trying to be a bit tactful, but she’s naturally an obnoxious bitchy girl.  Maybe you are not paying close attention, or maybe rude and obnoxious person is charming to you, but not to me.

     Those negative things that were in the News about her only affirms her true personality.  I tried to give her the benefit of the doubt about that before being on the show, until I saw her true obnoxious personality and I knew they didnt blow it out of proportion.  Aside from that I think she’s a mediocre judge, and mentor and who lets her personal feelings get in the way of her judging and mentoring of certain contestants, and give them bad and bias mentoring and negative comments when not warranted.  Many times she told Arin Ray he’s a star and the next she said wont sign him if she’s a label.  Now that was unnecessary and uncalled for to try and tear someones dream like that, and showed she was just being a bitch.  And only an obnoxious mean girl would think its ok to shave off another girl’s head like she did to Paige.  Its ok if you like her, but I don’t care much for her personality or her musical views on the show.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/XDQP2Y46M5B3OHOKALDDGDHQCM Leandro

    nvm