The X Factor two night finale will be broadcast by FOX on Wednesday and Thursday of this week at 8/7c pm. . The judges, including Simon Cowell, LA Reid, Demi Lovato and Britney Speaars, hosts Khloe Kardashian and Mario Lopez, plus the remaining 3 final acts, met with reporters in Los Angeles tonight (Dec 17) to answer questions.
The big revelation were the duet partners who will sing with each of the 3 finalists on Wednesday. Here’s how it will shake out:
- Fifth Harmony will perform with Demi Lovato (!!!)
- Tate Stevens will perform “Pontoon” with Little Big Town (via Music Row)
- Carly Rose Sonenclar will perform with Lee Ann Rimes
So, kids. What’s wrong with this picture? I think it’s cool that Simon Cowell set up his girls, Fifth Harmony to sing with his “frenemy” on the panel, Demi Lovato. The group has performed two of Demi’s hits–”Give Your Heart a Break” and “Skyscraper” during the competition, so that pairing is perfect.
Reportedly, Tate wanted to sing with country superstar, Garth Brooks, but was told he “was not an option. But Little Big Town agreed. The country hit makers aren’t legends like Garth is, but they are a successful country act, and apparently, Tate is stoked. “It’s going to be super awesome,” ‘he says.
And we come to Carly. The Broadway pop singer. Who is paired up with...Leann Rimes? There are a couple of problems here. The least of which is that Carly has never sung a country tune on the show, and I’d wager a bet–ever in her life. Leann’s country stylings are totally out of the young singer’s wheelhouse.
But that’s minor compared to the tiny image problem Leann brings with her. Actually it’s not tiny. Leann is pretty well loathed by lots of people who consider her a homewrecker for breaking up the marriage of the man she is now married to. What’s more, Leann is a total trainwreck, suing ordinary folk after engaging in twitter wars, and publicly feuding with her husband’s ex-wife who ALSO happens to be one of those annoying Bravo housewives.
YUCK. I’d almost think that Simon was trying to throw Carly under the bus. Hm.
Check out the photo gallery from tonight’s conference.