X Factor 2 – The Final Performance! Recap and Videos

I can’t believe I’m going to say this, but overall, the best performances of the night were from Fifth Harmony. Singing the exact same song in the exact same way two weeks in a row notwithstanding, the girls version of “Anything Can Happen” is one of the best performances of the season. “Give Your Heart a Break” was really entertaining and well sung, even if duet partner, Demi Lovato, tended to dominate the performance. And there were some great solo moments on “Let it Be,” although 5 girls singing solos does not a group song make.

There were a few caveats in that endorsement, weren’t there? That’s because it was a rather imperfect night of performances. Poor Carly really got shafted with the Leann Rimes duet. The country singer performed as if she were full of alcohol or cough syrup. Or maybe both. Did the duo even have time to rehearse? Carly was completely thrown off her game, hitting several wonky notes. It was a real shame, because her first song “Feeling Good” had loads of attitude when she was in her well rehearsed comfort zone. “Hallelujah” suffered by comparison to the loads of covers and reality show performances already out there. I will give Carly credit for checking the over singing this week. And she did manage to hit all of her big notes. But overall? Meh.

Tate Stevens is solid. He’s got a sweet recordable croon and knows his way around a country ballad. But he sang two slow songs tonight that I could barely distinguish. And I don’t think Little Big Town’s silly “Pontoon” song did him any favors. Tate is utterly generic and I’m not convinced he’s got star quality. But, as I said, he’s got a great recording voice. With some good songs, he may do well. I digress because Tate will probably take the win tomorrow. It will be interesting to see what Simon and Co. does with him.

Speaking of duet partners, I’d like to say once again that I DON’T believe super-star duets belong in the competition. They take the focus off of the contestants, and add too many variables outside of the finalists control. Let me say once again–poor Carly. Leann may have wrecked any chance she had of winning. If the young singer had a chance at all. Tate appeals to the demo that loves singing competitions and he’s been consistent and clear about who he is since day one. I think it’s a no brainer.

Simon Cowell makes a short statement about the Sandy Hook tragedy. Yep. The Top 13 contestants are singing a tribute. “You are Not Alone” by Michael Jackson. Well, this is nice. A children’s choir pops up near the end to sing along. The names of the victims are flashed behind the singers on the video screen. It’s not as intensely personal and emotional as The Voice tribute–which had the judges and contestants holding up placards of the victims names and ages.  And I’m relieved, to be honest.

When did the “5 million dollar” prize turn into a “5 million dollar recording contract”? Hm. The winner will see only a fraction of that prize in real money.

Here come the X Factor judges and the finalists, preceded by a dancing drum line. Whee. This show is so over the top.

Next, it’s  Khloe and Mario. Oh look. We’re going to the hometowns of each of the acts, American Idol style. Crowds are cheering. Gah. A two hour final means lots and lots and lots of time to kill.

Each act will have two phone numbers.  First up,  the finalists will be performing a favorite song from the competition.

Carly Rose Sonenclar – Britney Spears – Teens – “Feeling Good” – Carly auditioned with this number. I remember it well, because I was sitting in the audience in Providence going “HOLY CRAP”. I had a feeling she’d go far. Before Carly takes the stage we get an extended recap of her journey. She sounds amazing, just as she did the first time she performed this classic. Carly has a confidence tonight we have not seen in a while. She’s definitely in her comfort zone. LA says, “You have to top everything you’ve done…and you did.” Demi says, “You are going to inspire so many young girls to follow their dreams.” Simon says, “You sang it better tonight than you did the first time. I like your competitive spirit.” Britney says, “It’s shocking how bright your star is. We’re going to win this.” – Text Vote to 9301 – 1-855-843-9301 – 1-855-843-9304

Oh. Here’s the proud mayor of Westchester New York to declare today Carly Rose Sonenclar Day. She’s blown away!

Tate Stevems – LA Reid – Over 25s – “Anything Goes” by Randy Houser – More blah blah about how much he loves his family and all he’s given up to raise his kids. Tate says auditioning was his wife’s idea. “Everyone left in this competition are kids. They want to win. I need to win,” he says. Look at Simon bobbing his head. Such a country fan, he is. This is not my kinda thing, these big country weepers. But It’s right in his wheelhouse. I’m sure his fans loved it. Britney says, “When you do right down the middle country, you are right on.” Demi says, “You turned that performance into a stadium performance.” Simon says, “Demi, I’m agreeing with you. Tate, you are made in America. You’ve retained your integrity.” LA says, “I’m really proud of you. You haven’t changed.” – Text Vote to 9302 – 1-855-843-9302 – 1-855-843-9305

The party is at Tate’s old high school. Tate’s boss and the Mayor are in the house.  Mayor McCheese announces that Tate’s name will be emblazoned across the town’s water tower.  Even Scotty McCreery and Carrie Underwood can’t claim that honor, as cliched as it is.

Fifth Harmony – Simon Cowell – Groups – “Anything Can Happen” – Wait…they just sang this song? Last week. Chatting with the girls at his house, Simon claims that he remembers every single one of their auditions. One of them is sobbing on Simon’s couch. Let the hair braiding begin!  Yes, the performance is the girls’ best of the season, but singing it again so soon is a little…tedious. But still a great performance. LA says, “It’s magical. I don’t know what to say.” Even LA’s comments are the same as last week. Although he does add that the group is the act to beat. Britney says, “Spectacular, girly, fun.” Demi says, “I really hope America pulls through and votes for you guys. Simon says, “These girls have made it happen. Maybe we aren’t going to win the competition. But I like being the underdog.” – Text Vote to 9303 – 1-855-843-9303 – 1-855-843-9306

Allie’s hometown has the honors. People are at her church, screaming unintelligibly.

Khloe promises a surprise. But it’s not a surprise. The top 3 are singing duets with singing stars.

Carly Rose Sonenclar and Leann Rimes – “How Do I Live Without You” – Since Carly is no country singer, this was pretty much the only song on the list for her. Carly kinda cheated on that high note, didn’t she? Is she having throat problem? . I hope Carly is taking a good hard look at Leann Rimes…as an object lesson of WHAT NOT TO TURN INTO. Wow. This sounds really unrehearsed and sloppy! Carly is actually choking and Leann isn’t helping. Is Leann drunk? Boy that was awkward. Britney calls it “shockingly amazing”. I’ll go with the first word and leave it at that. Poor Carly, stuck with a completely unsuitable duet partner. Congratulations Tate. You just won the X Factor.

Tate Stevens and Little Big Town – “Pontoon” – Would Tate really be singing a song like this in the real world? God, I hate stupid country songs about getting drunk, driving trucks/boats/motorcycles and getting laid or whatever. I don’t even have much to say about this performance, because I zoned out halfway through. Not a great song to showcase his talents. He’s lucky Carly didn’t nail her duet. LA says the new love of his life is country music. Sure.

Why do they keep calling these duets “surprises”? The duet partners have been announced several times in the press.

Fifth Harmony and Demi Lovato – “Give Your Heart a Break” – The girls already sang THIS song too, so there wasn’t much rehearsing involved. Plus I’m sure Demi made herself available to them. They got such a better deal than Carly. Simon gives them a standing ovation.  Simon says, “Demi Lovato you were sensational.” Uh. How about your act, Simon? They were completely over shadowed by Demi, but the result was pretty fabulous.

One more song from each of the contestants. It’s their “5 million dollar song”

Carly Rose Sonenclar – “Halelujah” – NOOOOOOOOOOOOOO. Gah. SO SICK OF THIS SONG. The kids choir is back to sing. Carly goes for the big note, which she hits this time at least. She’s having a moment here–I think. But I’m so burnt out on this song, I can’t even hear it. LA noted that she still managed to hit the big money notes without oversinging. That’s true, Carly was careful not to make the mistakes she made last week in her “Imagine” performance. Building slowly to the big note was the way to do it. Demi compliments her on her growth. Simon says, “You had a good night.” Britney says, “I think that song alone is worth 5 million bucks, so get out your checkbook Simon.”

Tate Stevens – “Tomorrow” by Chris Young – And Tate winds things up with another big ballad. It’s his sweet spot. He sings beautifully, and he finishes, near tears. But if I’m being honest, these big country power ballads all sound the same to me. Britney says, “I always enjoy what you do.” Demi says, “I’m almost crying.” Simon says, “You have represented this older category so well. In a year’s time we’re going to be hearing about your record sales. You had a really really really good night.” LA says, “I’m always proud of you.”

Some dude from his home town is yelling at the camera. He likes the word “buddy”. OMG. Look at this crazy woman with her body covered in puffy paint! She calls herself his “#1 fan”. These are the folks who will dial their fingers off to push Tate over the top.

Fifth Harmony – “Let it Be” by the Beatles – A few of the solos were gorgeous, but that was NOT A GROUP PERFORMANCE! The girls traded off solos and did not sing once together. Isn’t that cheating? LA says, “You did that song a lot of justice.” Britney says, “You have come a long way as a group.” Demi says, “I’m really proud of you.” Simon says, “I am more than proud. You are 5 great singers. I really do believe on the night that you deserve to win this competition.”

So what if Tate has a water tower with his name on it! In Allie’s hometown, there’s a pizza named after them!

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

    Very nice with that Sandy Hook shout out!

  • genius13

    I’m in a difficult position.. I want either Carly or 5H to win but I don’t want to split votes..and I think that Carly has a better chance of beating Tate… I guess I’ll make my decision after all the performances

  • Nedsdag

    Beautiful, just beautiful.

  • fuzzywuzzy

    I want Tate to win because he’s good, and it would drive Simon nuts. lol

  • Listening

    The singing for the Sandy Hook tragedy had good intentions I just wish all the contestants had sung well.

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

    Go Tate! Let’s go to entertain Simon!

  • fuzzywuzzy

    LA Reid:  “There no second place, there’s no third place, there’s only the winner”. 

    OK. Tell that to 1 Direction. lol

  • fuzzywuzzy

    Yeah, Cece and Paige were pitchy.

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

    This is getting cheesier than ever!

  • blackberryharvest

    Gonna vote for Tate tonight.

  • fuzzywuzzy

    It’s the finale. It HAS to be the cheesiest show evah! lol

  • genius13

    Camila sounded really good at the end.. I think she could have gon far as a solo

  • fuzzywuzzy

    Fifth Harmony has the biggest hometown cheering crowd! lol

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_CHZSJKJQRO5OEV7XUDSORCRJAI anonoymous

    When it comes to tributes, I try not to compare them to each other, these are not regular performances.

    I loved the tribute. It was touching. And just like always, i tear up when i see the names. 

  • fuzzywuzzy

    Ooooh! 2 phone lines for each contestant cuz there will be SO many votes, y’all! lol

  • genius13

    Khloe’s gams are shining bright tonight

  • http://www.facebook.com/encikbulan Amar Mohamed Ali

    you really hate this show don’t you? it was all negative from the start of the show.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_CHZSJKJQRO5OEV7XUDSORCRJAI anonoymous

    Rooting for Carly, although Tate will probably win, just like Cassaddee was definitely going to win The Voice.  Country fans are one hard nut to crack.

    Hoping for a Carly win and planning to vote! 

  • http://twitter.com/eilonwya10 Eilonwy

    When did the “5 million dollars” turn into a “5 million dollar recording contract”? 

    In press releases at the very beginning of the season. But it was slipped in casually, not explained or discussed, so after all of Cowell’s hoopla in S1 about “5 million dollars,” it was extremely easy to miss. And it’s not consistently in everything — I linked one a couple weeks ago, but a lot of material is just vague on the matter. Not that I think XFUSA’s TPTB were deliberately distracting attention from the change *cough* *hack* *cough*…

  • genius13

    Is Carly getting the pimp spot?

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

    5 different towns united. lol

  • jdanton2

    That was just one member. Hoping the other members do as well.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/2GSMAIVVJS4KFW5L3XHBUO46DA LUCIE

    Aren’t they  copying a lot of Idol. Hometown crowds and everybody dressed in white like Idol were in 2011 finale?

  • blackberryharvest

    Shocker, Carly first.

  • fuzzywuzzy

    I know. I’m impressed by the support for her. Which member’s home town was it?

  • genius13

    That was great but it could have been epic

  • fuzzywuzzy

    Fifth Harmony will have the pimp spot for sure.

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

    Carly was really really good. She showed she had fun as well!

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

    Probably not. She’s no longer useful to the show. They can’t do anything with a 13 years old broadway singer.

  • teekee

    How about the home towns for the rest of 5H?

  • fuzzywuzzy

    I think that it was very good, but I wasn’t blown away.

  • fuzzywuzzy

    What’s with the humungous tray of cupcakes?  lol

  • sandrajane

    Carly’s version of the song just there and kind of boring.

  • fuzzywuzzy

    What a surprise. Fifth Harmony is singing last. Simon is SO predictable. lol

  • blackberryharvest

    Didn’t Melanie have the pimp spot last year? And both of them are Simon’s acts! Coincidence?

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

    If Fifth Harmony pull two “Anything Could Happen” performances, they will win this show. 

  • fuzzywuzzy

    I don’t think that anything on this show is a coincidence. lol

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

    It has always been a $5M recording contract, even last year. I swore it was spread out over 5 years last year. I dunno.

    They sure are making good use of Melanie’s $5M contract though, aren’t they? *snarksnark*

  • http://twitter.com/avrohama aj rabin

    Anyone else wish the 3 finalists tonight were Lyric 145 Beatrice and Jennel Garcia??

  • ptslittlecomment

    But tell me when does Simon ever have an original idea?

  • genius13

    How can 5H get the pump spot 2 weeks in a row… they’re probably gonna switch up the order for the other performances

  • phil2501

    Ally

  • http://twitter.com/avrohama aj rabin

    Maybe they should have a lottery the whole season as to what order each acts sings! That would take away producers pimping

  • elliegrll

    I didn’t like that arrangement of Feeling Good, but it was probably the right decision, since it would be hard for Carly to pull of the meaning and emotion of the standard version of the song.

  • phil2501

    I agree. Her audition was better because the arrangement here was strange, but she still sang great.

  • fantoo1

    Even passing up Tate and Carly? Meh I don’t know about that.

  • genius13

    I want 5H to win but dies anybody besides me feel kinda “iffy” about Simon winning another season? I know people vote for the act and not the mentor but Idk…

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_CHZSJKJQRO5OEV7XUDSORCRJAI anonoymous

    I actually thought Carly did a great job with “Feeling Good”. *shrugs*

  • elliegrll

    I don’t think that’s the case.  In an interview before the first season Simon made a point of saying that the contract and cash prize are separate.  But, I think that it’s always been a case of Simon saying one thing to promote the show, and another when it comes to what’s in the contracts that the contestants sign.  I know that was the case with the UK show, and the contestants learning they would only receive the full cash prize if they released five albums.

  • bahogbugan_simj

    good intentions indeed but awful sounding tribute, half of those singers should have just shut their mouths instead

  • fuzzywuzzy

    I think that Tate may get a lot of votes because he’s older and viewers/voters may think that this is his last chance to succeed.

  • http://twitter.com/Girltalkbf AlesheaDominique

    Finally watching. The tribute had good intentions but it just wasn’t cutting it. Carly sang well but it was nothing new. At least she looked like she liked it. As for them showing in Ally’s hometown I’ll just say that we don’t mess around here in Texas.

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

    This dude again. Potty break!

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_CHZSJKJQRO5OEV7XUDSORCRJAI anonoymous

    Carly Rose is currently trending on Twitter.

  • fuzzywuzzy

    Tate sings that song well.

  • journey1

    To me Tate sounds like 100 other country singers.  There is nothing unusual or special about him.  He has a good voice, nice guy, needs a break, but I could not pick him out on the radio as being Tate.

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

    True, But Little Mix started as major fodder then Peaked at the right time and went on to win against a tough crowd to beat. These girls remind me of them in many ways.

  • Chris

    Tate will be hard to beat with that speech and performance. People will vote all night.

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

    Simon actually doesn’t care too much about winning. He just won 2 seasons of XF-UK. He cares about having the most marketable act winning…but I think that with the XF crisis, his ego blinded his reasoning, so, everything is possible.

  • fuzzywuzzy

    Now Tate is trending and Carly Rose isn’t. lol

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

    What a crazy cheerleader. Ugh!

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_CHZSJKJQRO5OEV7XUDSORCRJAI anonoymous

    Tate will fit right in with the Country music scene, but my only problem with him is that I don’t know if he’ll stand out in the country music scene where people with similar voices are a dime a dozen. That’s my only problem.

    Having said that, Tate sang that song really well. He sounds like a pro country singer every time he’s on that stage.

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

    I think this performance gave Tate the prize. lol

  • genius13

    Tate is a nice guy…a real nice family guy who’s trying to provide for his family…BUT…I just can’t get into him..he’s SO bland…there’s no charisma (like Kris Allen)..there’s no edginess (like David Cook)..there’s no inventiveness (like Phillip Phillips)..and there’s no novelty (like Scotty McCreery)…there are hundreds of “Tate Stevens” in Nashville and all throughout Texas and Oklahoma.. You can walk into any bar somewhere and find someone just like him and probably even better… And I’m sorry L.A. but being lovable is not the same thing as having the X-factor

  • justmefornow

    #ImWatchingXF is trending, not Carly.

  • Listening

    Tate milking i’m the provider vote. You know what yeah your social role is to be the provider but then anyone bringing in the money can provide for their family even if it’s not their responsibility. Think of how many lives would be affected if Fifth Harmony won. Also isn’t Dinah the one who lives w/ 23  other people. She could touch all those people’s lives which is is just her a greater number than your family of what 4. So please don’t try to get us to vote for you simply b/c you’re a provider. It should be talent/ potential.

  • durbesque

    I only vote on shows that have a voting limit.  However, I throw that rule out when a contestant like James or Phillip comes along.  No hardship voting for them for 2 hours while watching tv.  It all comes down to motivation…NO motivation tonight. 

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

    I thought it was douchey for Tate to say the kids didn’t need it. 

  • iluvai

    ha ha Khloe. My daughter and I turned to each other and said, “your name is on a water tower”, rofl.

  • kmd23

    I love that Tate’s name is going on the town Water Tower. lol

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_CHZSJKJQRO5OEV7XUDSORCRJAI anonoymous

    The song of the season for 5th Harmony was “Anything could happen” and wisely, Simon selected the song.

    Fifth Harmony could actually pull off an upset. It’s not outside the realm of possibility and i wouldn’t be disappointed one bit since they are my 2nd favorite.

  • fuzzywuzzy

    Yeah, I didn’t like that. Milking “I’m the Provider” vote too much.

  • genius13

    Them doing anything can happen again is weird

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/JC5VIWKY7SZ67OVWR2ISVCWYKY Brian

    “Anyone else wish the 3 finalists tonight were Lyric 145 Beatrice and Jennel Garcia??”

    Interesting…those are three of my favorites and I would like that MUCH better.

  • genius13

    Camila’s audition clip was adorable

  • Listening

    If i’m honest it’s Fifth Harmony I want to win. I think they’re gifted vocally and b/c they’re the underdogs and have been written off as not even in contention. They have so much potential if they could just get the right song and staging. You’ve got to do more than just have them standing there.

  • Valarie

    I gotta agree with the Biebs. Tate has a great voice and a lot of charisma.

  • http://twitter.com/AdamAlamillo Adam Alamillo

    The last time the same song was done twice in a row?
    …Diana Degarmo Don’t Cry Out Loud? o.O

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

    5th Harmony is singing a song they did last week. It isn’t very smart.

  • genius13

    Wow… this is good

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

    I LOVE this change up for 5th Harmony!

  • http://twitter.com/Girltalkbf AlesheaDominique

    They don’t have a common audition song to sing. I really like this. Simon ins’t playin’ with these girls this week and I love it.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/JC5VIWKY7SZ67OVWR2ISVCWYKY Brian

    They are doing the exact same performance?  That is weird, though I don’t mind since I missed it last week, but very strange.  I guess that likely means they all are doing their favorite performance they have done before and it just so happens this was their best/favorite.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_CHZSJKJQRO5OEV7XUDSORCRJAI anonoymous

    Fifth Harmony and “Anything Could Happen” is pure magic. 

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

    5th Harmony owned the stage again. Amazing!

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

    I think the song they did in the sing-off was very good, and it would be wise, as they’re the underdogs, to bring it back again.

  • Chris

    The same song again? That’s just too much

  • sandrajane

    They couldn’t come up with a different set design or something?  And they are wearing the same dresses.  Except the girl with the lisp while singing.  Can’t stand her.

  • elliegrll

    I think that Simon cares about getting people to watch this show, which is why Tate’s wife and family have gotten so much attention.  If Simon wanted Tate to lose, he wouldn’t have sent a camera crew along on a date that they had last week, and every single package about Tate wouldn’t be about how much he loves his wife.

    5th Harmony doing this song again doesn’t make a lot of sense.  At the very least they should have changed the staging.

  • genius13

    I think the teen girl vote could go to 5H…

  • http://twitter.com/ronnydias Ronny Dias

    LA Reid changing his mind about what he stated throughout the whole competition… Is he leaving the show due to (mental) health issues?  lol

  • Chris

    With floating 5s and pixie dust, upon Angel wings they fly.

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

    He cares about marketability, but you are right. At this point, the ratings are the most important, no matter who will win. lol

  • Listening

    Anything Could Happen is my favorite performance of Fifth Harmony’s and they sounded great once again. The only thing is the entire time I kept trying to figure out if they were lip syncing or not. I was pretty sure the beginning was lip-synced then I started questioning other parts. I don’t know how well received a performance will be if people think you’re not singing live.

    Oh yeah still hate the giant bow on that girl’s head, it’s soooo stupid.

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

    hahah, All the tween girls are bitching about 5th Harmony being there instead of emblem3. Sucks to be you! Now you know how we feel about majority of your picks.

  • jcabby

    Fifth Harmony is great. Love how the girls perform.

  • fuzzywuzzy

    I like this song, but it’s theme is too mature for Carly Rose.

  • iluvai

    I have one that is very mad at 5H, lol…

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

    I do NOT like Leann Rimes. Carly sounds good and better than Leann.

  • genius13

    I’m not liking this duet

  • BrettBrett

    I didn’t really care for Tate’s “all the other contestants are kids… They want to win and I need to win” comment. Not too classy.

  • fuzzywuzzy

    Leanne is singing this song kind of weird.

  • http://twitter.com/Girltalkbf AlesheaDominique

    I will not speak ill of Leann Rimes cause she is a local girl (From the school district I went to) and we were taught from an early age to respect her. But that was a HOT OL’ mess.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_CHZSJKJQRO5OEV7XUDSORCRJAI anonoymous

    I would have got rid of Lee Ann Rimes and just let Carly sing. Carly Rose sounded better than Lee Ann.

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

    UGH no offense but Carly could’ve just sung this by herself.

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

    Carly/Lee Ann’s performance is putting me to sleep. The problems with the harmony is what’s keeping me awake.

  • jobeob987

    Okay, is it just me or is something really off with LeAnn?

  • fuzzywuzzy

    It’s almost like Leanne was drunk or something.

  • chillj

    Wow.  I thought Leann would help Carly stop over emoting and embellishing.  Guess not.  On my teevee that was terrible.

  • http://twitter.com/desireechick Kesia Monteith

    OMG that duet with Carly and Leanne Rimes was awful! :O

  • Chris

    LeAnne looks a hot mess. Did they practice together?

  • FinalFantasy13

     leAnn has really petite eyes..

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_CHZSJKJQRO5OEV7XUDSORCRJAI anonoymous

    “Anything could happen” is currently trending. Just FYI. 

  • justmefornow

    That was just a terrible duet. Very awkward.
    Leann is starting to look like Courtney Love, what happened to her?

  • http://twitter.com/ronnydias Ronny Dias

    Whatever Lee Ann is on, Britney would like to have some.

  • Karen C

    Leeann Rimes was terrible, it didn’t work as a duet at all.   IT wasn’t the right song for Carly.

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

    Using LeAnn’s to throw Carly under the bus? WTF? They could use Katy Perry or something like…

  • Chris

    My daughter just walked by and made a face – pffffff. This feels like a huge missed opportunity to shine for Carly.

  • fuzzywuzzy

    MJ: “Is Leann drunk?”

    That’s exactly what I thought. Something wasn’t right. That duet was a mess.

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

    I found it weird after 5th Harmony’s performance, the judges pretty much changed their tune on them and were like I hope ppl vote for you, your the ones the beat and Simon’s the one who said we may not win this. I found that kind of odd.

  • journey1

    I was wondering about 5th harmony, too. It almost looked like they weren’t singing the woot, woot, part.  Was that back up singers?  They sometimes didn’t have their mics to their mouth.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_CHZSJKJQRO5OEV7XUDSORCRJAI anonoymous

    I understand Lee Ann has a new single out, but still, I’d rather see Snooki on that stage performing with Carly.

    Carly sounded great. Lee Ann, well, I’ll just keep my comment to myself.

  • Sara M

    Leann was clearly abusing some kind of substance tonight, and I’m not joking. She seemed blitzed. 

  • chillj

    It would have been lousy if she had done it by herself, too.  Carly needs to be a little less…earnest.  It is too much; she should just sing straight and it will be hard learning again how to do that.

  • Listening

    Woah Carly’s and Leann’s performance was a train wreck. Carly sounded great but Leah Anne was all over the place and she sounded ahead of the track. Leann was so bad I was actually thinking throughout the entire performance is she drunk.

    I felt so bad for Carly being stuck w/ Leann.

  • blackberryharvest

    Lets go Tate!

  • genius13

    I hate this

  • http://twitter.com/Girltalkbf AlesheaDominique

    Well Simon got want he wanted out of that performance with LeAnn and Carly. Ha, my sister is so angry. She was yellin’ at the TV. This song is a tad high for Tate but I love. This is a very smart matchup.

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

    I don’t know this song, not a big fan of country, but i’m liking it a lot. It’s a cool song. lol. Tate will win.

  • Listening

    Also did you guys catch when Carly had the stank face going b/c she’s
    all in the music and then notices the camera is on her she immediately
    dropped it and put on a big ol smile.

    I love it when she does cute little things like that, she usually comes off as so mature/rehearsed. So it’s good to see her just let go.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_CHZSJKJQRO5OEV7XUDSORCRJAI anonoymous

    Sabotaging a contestant with a bad duet partner is something Simon would never do.

    *snickers*

  • genius13

    Is Tate trying to be sexy or something… Whatever it is he looks creepy…and that performance went NOWHERE..total snoozeville

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_CHZSJKJQRO5OEV7XUDSORCRJAI anonoymous

    “What did you think about that Collabo? ” Really Khloe? LOL.

  • justmefornow

    LOL. I hope Tate wins just to piss Simon off, but that performance seemed like an SNL parody skit of country music. 
    WTF is going on tonight?

  • http://twitter.com/Girltalkbf AlesheaDominique

    Well, she did just recently get out of rehab. They say it was to “better herself” or some nonsense like that but I’m sure there is more to the story. She’s looked sickly a lot lately performing her new song that gives her take on the cheating scandal.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_CHZSJKJQRO5OEV7XUDSORCRJAI anonoymous

    On twitter, everyone is saying Lee Ann seemed blitzed. LOL. I guess being a homewrecker does that to a person!!!

  • Nedsdag

    I must be the only one in here who liked Tate with Little Big Town.

    He sounded like he was the fifth member.

  • jobeob987

    Methinks TPTB are definitely trying to throw Tate under the bus this week.  Exactly what was the point of that “duet?”  Ditto with Carly Rose.  Seems like everyone’s got the same memo to promote Fifth Harmony.

  • kmd23

     Tate sounded great with Little Big Town.

  • DB987

    I think that duet just proved Tate is just your average country bar singer.  Carly and LeAnn no words they were worse then awful. This show is such a mess.

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

    Do you think after these performances all 5th Harmony have to do is not suck and they’ll win, oh who am I kidding Tate will probably still win this. lol

  • bestmusic

     Khloe really needs too go. What was Simon thinking??

  • http://twitter.com/Girltalkbf AlesheaDominique

    Haha my sister got all excited when They announced 5H and flipped cause she thought Cher Lloyd would sing with them. (Yes, she is obsessed with her) She is now sulking in front of the Tv cause I told her it was Demi. She is not impressed. We’ll see if that changes after their performance. 

  • iluvai

    I’m not a country music fan, but I thought he/they sounded good.

  • http://twitter.com/ronnydias Ronny Dias

    How sad is it that the most interesting moment in X Factor finale is Idol’s new promo?

  • sandrajane

    Another repeat?

  • fuzzywuzzy

    Not fond of this song.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_CHZSJKJQRO5OEV7XUDSORCRJAI anonoymous

    Demi Lovato – Someone from Disney who can actually sing!!!!

    5th Harmony is having a good night so far.

  • DB987

    I vote for 6th harmony

  • http://twitter.com/Girltalkbf AlesheaDominique

    J/K The sister is flippin’ her shiz over this performance. How sad that she forgets about Carly before the show is over.

  • genius13

    This is the best of the duets

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

     Can we vote for Demi? lol

  • Karen C

    Some of the 5th Harmony singers are better than Demi Levato.

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

    This is a cute duet between Demi and the girls. 5th Harmony is having a great night tonight. Great chemisty as well!

  • http://twitter.com/Loretta31 Loretta

     IMO Carly was thrown under the bus and then it backed over her.

    It seems to me Xfactor is throwing its might for Fifth Harmony.  Now Demi is singing with them? 

    Ha maybe they can pull out a win. 

  • Karen C

    Are they doing their winner’s singles next?

  • jcabby

    Demi is a cool gal. Great duet with Fifth Harmony!

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

    Are they going to perform three times?

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_CHZSJKJQRO5OEV7XUDSORCRJAI anonoymous

    I’m still rooting for Carly and hope to the almighty God people don’t base their decision based on that, well, I can’t even call it a duet. It was like Carly was performing and Lee Ann was mumbling drunk in her sleep.

    Come on Carly, bring it on home! 

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

    I thought Demi sang pretty well. But it’s her song, right? lol

  • Chris

    2 out of 3 duets worked. Its good Carly gets one last song.

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

     Demi sounded good to me though, I mean it was a million times better than Leann Rimes.

  • teekee

    I liked Tate with LBT too.

  • kmd23

    To me Fifth Harmony is like watching a mediocre karaoke group of teen girls sing. I just do not get why all the judges are praising them now.

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

    I bet simon sleeps with this damn song every night before bed. My god.

  • fuzzywuzzy

    Oh. Trying to manufacture a “moment” for Carly. lol

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

     If I hear this damn song one more time.

  • http://twitter.com/desireechick Kesia Monteith

    UGH NO! Not this damn song again! Help me :(

  • iluvai

    Christina sounded amazing singing her part of this song on Monday.

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

    Holy crap! That note Carly hit! I hate this song, but this was her best performance all season!

  • elliegrll

    This performance by Carly is as close to a “Moment” as anyone has ever had on the X Factor.  This song has been used too much, but she’s singing it incredibly well, and isn’t turning it into a Broadway type of performance, like she normally does.

  • keware

    I’m guessing everyone realizes that Simon is pulling the ole “we’re the underdog, we will never win, we are just ok, poor us, we will take third place” trick. He’s good at this. 

  • fuzzywuzzy

    Close, but not quite a “moment” for me.

  • Nedsdag

    The must be a law enacted so the song “Hallelujah” is NEVER sang on reality television shows again.

    Carly sounded great in spite of this.

  • http://twitter.com/Girltalkbf AlesheaDominique

    As soon as she started singing the song I started yelling at the tv, “Oh no please don’t over emote!” It was decent. Suck that she did so well all season and then after last week’s bus she could never get up and dust herself off.

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

    God. They’re throwing Carly under a fleet of busses.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_CHZSJKJQRO5OEV7XUDSORCRJAI anonoymous

    Focusing on Carly’s PERFORMANCE of the song, and NOT the song itself, that was terrific and a great way to end her run on the show. 

  • spycig

    LeAnne Rhimes = MAJOR TRAINWRECK!!! That was so awful… was she drunk or just can’t sing anymore… So embarrassing!!!

  • chillj

    Thoughtful of Queen Anne to loan Carly her collar.

  • Sara M

    40 years from now, when everyone from this show is long forgotten except for Carly, I hope Simon feels pains of regret for how he threw her under the bus for a prefabricated girl group.

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

    Her last TV “moment” maybe. lol

  • Chris

    Now that I think about it, Britney could have sung with her and left LeAnn out. The producers had to know in dress rehearsal there was a problem.

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

    I liked the little boy jumping up and down in front of the camera when they talking to Carly’s hometown. lol

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

    What did they say to Carly I missed it?

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1818332757 Seth McHale

    I hate to break it to you, but Carly isn’t going to be around 40 years from now. I honestly don’t think anyone who has been on X-Factor has the potential to be a lasting artist. They all will have some success over the next year, but I don’t see any true stars. 

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_CHZSJKJQRO5OEV7XUDSORCRJAI anonoymous

     Britney doesn’t perform without autotune. ;)

  • justmefornow

    Simon only gives a sh*t about himself. Plus he’ll be dead in 40 years.

  • journey1

    After over singing “Imagine” last week and being compared to David A., she didn’t fall into the same trap.  She sang that beautifully.  She is pretty amazing for 13.  She has such great control of her voice.

  • http://twitter.com/AdamAlamillo Adam Alamillo

    “Can he win a better future for his family?”

    Seriously? Even the hosts are milking this for him? It’s past annoying.

  • Da 1 N Only

    Really tired of “Hallelujah” on these competition singing shows. At the same time, this may be the only one that really impressed me.  
    In the end I don’t see this performance moving her past Tate or 5th Harmony. It’s probably for the best, don’t see much of a market for such a young singer with a much older/mature persona. She probably would have the least chance of major success of the finalists.

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

    Why does country have such a depressing sound?

  • http://twitter.com/ronnydias Ronny Dias

    Well, considering how I am, I probably won’t know who’s gonna be around in 40 years. Gonna be too busy keeping track of the medicine I’ve already taken! lol

  • Sara M

    Tate muffed some of the words

  • jcabby

    That’s a nice song by Chris Young. Tate did well. 

  • genius13

    Tate reminds me of pound cake…its OK..nothing really special about it tho…

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

    Not much. They said it was good or ok. Her boring performance with a song that’s overused is the main problem.

  • fuzzywuzzy

    I think that Carly’s rendition of Hallelujah was better than Tate’s Tomorrow.

  • genius13

    Last years finale was better

  • iluvai

    When did Demi become such a fan of Tate, lol…

  • dante

    Carly and Leann – wow what a train wreck

  • http://twitter.com/Girltalkbf AlesheaDominique

    When she started pretending she went to hoe downs and barbecues and lived in Dallas all her life. 

  • Chris

    She has sung without it, think “Everytime”.

    The producers could have scrambled for a fair Plan B.

  • iluvai

    lol at Tate hometown fans!!! They are so cute!!!! Khloe: “They are so excited over there!” Just a little!!!

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

    His hometown. No.just no!

  • DB987

    The best part of the show are these wacky back home fans.

  • fuzzywuzzy

    Who was the crazy woman with writing all over her? lol

  • justmefornow

    This show reminds me of fruit cake…….. Looks all colorful and pretty, then you bite it and it’s just terrible, lol.

  • blackberryharvest

    Tate was awesome!

  • journey1

    Not being a country fan, I am not familiar with the song, but was he really pitching in the beginning?  Either he was or the beginning is not very melodic. I don’t think he was happy with his performance.  He practically threw is earbud
    out of his ear.

  • BAPC

    Carly’s “Hallelujah” was the best performance I’ve seen on US X-Factor. I like Tate alright, but he can’t touch that.

  • spycig

    Carly Rose’s Halelujah was nice but nothing on Nicole Nelson’s version during The Voice Blind Auditions!

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

    Tate’s hometown party seems to be much funnier than watch this show.

  • fuzzywuzzy

    Wow. Only Pitbull and 1D on the show tomorrow? The Voice really aced the X-Factor in guest stars.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_CHZSJKJQRO5OEV7XUDSORCRJAI anonoymous

    Come on Fifth Harmony! End on a high note!!!

  • bestmusic

    Horrible song choice Simon.

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

    Let it Be, I’m tired of this song too. lol

  • http://twitter.com/ronnydias Ronny Dias

    There are a few songs you should not be allowed to change the melody. At all! What are they teaching these kids nowadays?

  • fuzzywuzzy

    This is a bad song choice. Simon bussed his own act. lol

  • iluvai

    I think 5th Harmony sounds awesome.

  • elliegrll

    It’s still amazing that nobody has realized that the best way to make 5th Harmony look like a group is to have them perform their own harmony and backing vocals.  They don’t need a choir or backup singers.  They’d win more votes and fans, if the focus was on them harmonizing.

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

    When this song started I thought it was Hallelujah again. lol

  • jcabby

    Beautiful version of the song! Great job Fifth Harmony! I hope they win!

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

    Loved this dubstep version of Let It Be from 5th Harmony. They were my favorite tonight. 5th Harmony for the win!

  • fuzzywuzzy

    That was really anticlimactic. The song just stopped. No, LA. They did NOT do that song justice.

  • http://twitter.com/desireechick Kesia Monteith

    It’s time to ban Beatles from reality programming. They have been done to death. God…

  • DB987

    Let it be let it be let it be  WTF was that
     

  • http://twitter.com/Girltalkbf AlesheaDominique

    The teens will love this. Heck, when they hit the sped up chorus, my sister started clapping and yellin’ sing it girls. 

    I’m so ashamed of her. Y’all can take her and her musical taste off my hands for free. They should have left that song where it was.

  • sandrajane

    Let It Be did not need to be churchified up.  Horrible song choice.

  • tucker davis

    Why does a 5 girl group need a choir to help them? Wish they had sung more of it together…it sounded like 5 separate singers. But it was pretty.

  • fuzzywuzzy

    They have almost 10 minutes to kill. lol

  • genius13

    F**K IT….I’m voting for 5H…I think they can win

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

    Can we vote for Panda? Or Cece?

  • Listening

    I’m sorry but 99% of the time Camille’s voice bugs me. She sounds like a squeaky kid, just an annoying quality. I would use her sparingly, just to give a hint of difference w/in the group. I can’t believe she closed the song anyone else would of been better.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_CHZSJKJQRO5OEV7XUDSORCRJAI anonoymous

    I thought the song ended too abruptly, but otherwise it was a solid version of a classic. The Beatles’ version is the best, and i don’t even try to compare contestant’s versions to theirs. 

  • Chris

    Yes but Hallelujah has been used so much as the big finale song that it felt a little contrived. Good but not as big and blowing away as it should have been.

    Kinda like the moment 5th Harmony is having.

  • jobeob987

    I don’t know their names, but girls 4 and 5 of Fifth Harmony (going from left to right) really can sing.  Why on earth didn’t they go through as solo artists?  Oh, well … at least if 5H wins, they can sing.

  • Chris

    I’m voting for Mario, dimples for the win.

  • spycig

    Terry sang Let it Be better…

    Do all these shows share cleared songs? Paul McCartney cleared it for Terry which was the first time it had been cleared for a show and now 5th Harmony are singing it….

  • Da 1 N Only

    I would have preferred the cheesy (most likely bad) original singles to these final song choices.

    That being said, I think 5th Harmony was the best of the night. Will be interesting to see if it will be enough to take home the win.

  • http://twitter.com/RyanJames2298 Ryan

    First time it had been cleared for one of these shows? Umm, you clearly didn’t watch idol in season 7 when Brooke White did an incredible version

  • http://twitter.com/ronnydias Ronny Dias

    I felt like Demi’s sadness for not being able to see them perform on stage again might be a hint she’s gonna pull a Nicole next year. 

  • http://twitter.com/Girltalkbf AlesheaDominique

    Haha, he barely said the voting lines were opened and my sister rushed to the phone

  • http://twitter.com/bluinjewin Landon Cox

     Brooke White and Katie Stevens both did Let It Be on Idol years ago.

  • phil2501

    I’m voting for Fifth Harmony tonight. I hope they can pull off the upset.  And to think when there were four groups left,  I wanted them eliminated over Emblem 3, Lyric 145, and Sister C.

  • elliegrll

    Katie Stevens and Brooke White’s performances have been mentioned, but Kris Allen also did it when he came back during a semi final round show during season 9 of AI.

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

     Let it Be has been has been sung on these shows to death just like Hallelujah.

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

    Who actually here thinks 5th Harmony could win this?

  • tucker davis

    And Kris Allen did an emotional rendition of ‘Let it Be’ for Haiti relief on the season after his win. That was one of my favorites.

  • blackberryharvest

    They also did it during Vegas week in Season 10.

  • durbesque

    The only act I liked at all was 5H.  But not enough to vote. 

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_CHZSJKJQRO5OEV7XUDSORCRJAI anonoymous

    Overall, my favorite performance was Carly Rose Sonenclar’s “Hallelujah” I don’t really care if it’s been done to death on reality shows before. It’s about the talent.

    The worst performance was the Carly/Lee Ann Duet, mostly because Lee Ann seemed in a drunken stupor during it. Besides that, I think everybody made a good case for why they should win, and I’d give this finale a B.

  • Listening

    The final was boring I wish we had gotten all new songs from the contestants. The best of the night for me was Fifth Harmony they had 3 good rounds. And my favorite performance of the night was Anything Could Happen. Let it Be was great until the end when Camilla started singing.

    I wish they sounded more like a group rather than 5 soloists though, but great voices. Someone really needs to mold these girls into a real group b/c it aint gonna be Simon. He’s like clueless.

  • Nedsdag

    I do.

    They have a huge international following who plan on voting via Skype.

    Yeah, I know. Jessica Sanchez had a huge international following as well, but this is different.

  • calliebeckett

    Atm, according to dialidol, Tate Stephens has this in the bag.

  • Jay Jordan

    Anyone else.. notice Todrick Hall  from American Idol singing background vocals with the choirs!

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_CHZSJKJQRO5OEV7XUDSORCRJAI anonoymous

    #Carlyforthewin is currently trending on twitter. Not bragging, just FYI.

  • http://twitter.com/avrohama aj rabin

    After Jason Castro’s version and to some extent Tim Urbin’s rendition of Hallelujah It should NEVER be touched again. Carly just couldn’t pull it off.

  • Spark026

    My synopsis by song order:

    Carly
    1) Pretty good, I could take or leave hearing it again
    2) Trainwreck(Leann break out of rehab?)
    3) She’s far from ready for this song

    Tate
    1) Solid, but I don’t find his vocal to ever be special
    2) Awful, just awful
    3) Quite good, but he’s still clearly weaker than top male country artist

    5th Harmony
    1) I’d watch this 5 more times, idc that they did it last week
    2) It’s okay, nothing special
    3) I hate, hate, hate this song on these shows; but I found this mesmerizing! Probably best I’ve seen done on shows like these.  And I wouldn’t miss the orig melody if I never heard it again.

    5th Harmony’s night, but Tate probably wins. Carly has no shot after this disaster of a night.

  • Kitwana

    That How Do I Live Without You duet was all kinds of awful. It’s sad how Leann seems to have lost her voice at just 30. I thought this song was one of Carly Rose’s worst of the year. At least on Imagine she seemed to have intended the bombast. On this song, she seemed to lose control on a few notes. I’ve also noticed that when they suddenly pan to Carly Rose’s face, she has a sour or even pissed off look but quickly changes it to a smile when she realizes the camera is on her. Strange and disturbing.

  • CharlyBaltimore

    I grew up watching The Beatles on Ed Sullivan and I was impressed with this version of Let It Be.  I’m rooting for 5th Harmony to pull off a major upset!

  • jobeob987

    Carly Rose looked more confused than pissed off to me.  She was probably wondering WTH was wrong with LeAnn.  Then again, we all were wondering the same thing!

  • Montavilla

    Do all these shows share cleared songs? Paul McCartney cleared it for Terry which was the first time it had been cleared for a show and now 5th Harmony are singing it….

    Paul McCartney doesn’t have the power to clear the use of “Let it Be.”  The rights to most of the Beatles’ songs were held by Northern Songs (a publishing company created by the Beatles in 1963).  The rights to the song catalog was bought by Michael Jackson in the 1980s.  Who owns it now is something for the estate (and their creditors ) to figure out, but it’s definitely not Paul McCartney.

    Incidentally, American Idol was allowed to base two theme weeks on the Beatles catalog in 2008 (when Michael Jackson was still alive) and another theme week in 2010 (after he died).  So, it’s not really a big thing.

    I love Beatles’ song, and I wish someone (on any of the singing shows) would dig a little deeper into the well than “Let it Be,” “Imagine,” or “Hey, Jude.”  

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_CHZSJKJQRO5OEV7XUDSORCRJAI anonoymous

    LOL. “CArly has no shot” That’s funny. 

  • girlygirltoo

    And Kris Allen performed Let It Be when he came back on Idol after his season as a charity single to raise money for Haiti.

  • girlygirltoo

    Tim Urban sang Hallelujah? I don’t even remember that. I know Jason Castro and Lee DeWyze did.

    It’s just another song that’s been covered to death and not only on reality shows.

    Can’t anyone think of fresh songs to perform on these finale shows?

  • Whatiswrongwithus

    Aw man… I wanted 5th Harmony’s Let it be to be longer!! When Dinah’s version kicked it, I was like “Oh my…” These girls are truly special. They aren’t Spice Girls or Pussycat Dolls. I really hope Simon or some huge record label does something big for them like 1D. 5th Harmony for the WIN GUYS!! Come on make it happen! VOTE!! lol

  • iluvai

    The repeat performances didn’t bother me tonight. But I really hate them on Idol.

  • Amber Alk

     My favorite tonight was Carly. Feeling good and Hallelujah were my favorite performances of the night. I also liked Tate’s duet. If they didn’t sing 2 of the same sons they already did I would’ve liked them but I felt underwhelmed by them. I think it’s between Carly and Tate but I think Tate will win. Anyway I’m glad for him because I really like him. In fact I like  the finalists. Still rooting for Carly to win though

  • kmd23

    Go Tate Nation.

  • http://twitter.com/RKOBlackSwan

    Am I deaf?

    To me, the duet with Carly and LeAnn was… good? I enjoyed it. I don’t understand the drunk and train wreck comments. Very confused by the hate.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_CHZSJKJQRO5OEV7XUDSORCRJAI anonoymous

    Re-watching “Hallelujah” on my DVR and I’m scratching my head as to how people think she has no shot. I understand not liking the performance, but to say she has no shot? I don’t understand it. She lead the voting for two weeks straight and has been in the top 2 more than a couple weeks. IMO this was the best she’s sounded since “Somewhere over the Rainbow”. 

    I think “Carly has no shot” is more wishful thinking than reality. But i digress.

  • iluvai

    Carly is amazing. But I think the same “too young” rule should apply to Carly just like Beatrice. Carly sometimes has the most worried, sad look on her face, when in reality, this lovely girl has a career in music. Why throw her into this at such a young age? 

  • http://twitter.com/avrohama aj rabin

    Tim Urban sang it on top 8 boys night.  Lee Dewyzes version Sucked

  • revolution

    biggest hometown…San Antonio…

  • http://twitter.com/avrohama aj rabin

    How on rarth did you spot Todrick?  I didnt notice

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/IDXVM7NCMXZVHX4M2RFBYOTYDA Robert

    I like all three, but I want Tate to win.

    Count me in on LeeAnn looking she was wasted.

  • emlz

    I know I’m in the minority here, but I still don’t really care for 5H. I think I might’ve voted if a couple of the girls were solo, but I don’t like them as a group. Everyone usually has a part in each song (which is already odd for a girl group to me) and I always find one or two girls who aren’t as good as the rest. Out of the three finalists, I like Tate. It’s probably because I like his song choices more than the rest, but it still won’t make me vote. I’m just not invested in these people.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_CHZSJKJQRO5OEV7XUDSORCRJAI anonoymous

    Carly is the number 1 trending topic on twitter. No shot. Pfft. Yeah right.

    I don’t know if she’ll win, but no shot? LOL. Each of them has a shot to win.

  • Ratna12

    That’s your opinion which I don’t agree on.
    Kris has plenty of charisma, LOL.

  • blackberryharvest

    Trending doesn’t necessarily mean votes.

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

    In terms of renditions of Hallelujah

    Carly Rose Sonenclar = Jason Castro > Elise Testone = Lee DeWyze > Simon Cowell farting > Tim Urban.

  • http://twitter.com/eilonwya10 Eilonwy

    Carly is the number 1 trending topic on twitter. No shot. Pfft. Yeah right.

    Britney Spears tweeted that she’d follow all of her fans who trended that topic and told her they’d voted for Sonenclar.

    I have no idea what that means in terms of actual votes submitted, but it explains the trend.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1818332757 Seth McHale

    LeAnn wasn’t sick, I follow her on Twitter and she’s been very sick the last couple of days. She wasn’t even sure if she would have her voice tonight. 

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1818332757 Seth McHale

    Leann has been very sick the last two days. 

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1818332757 Seth McHale

    She was sick. She isn’t losing her voice. 

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_CHZSJKJQRO5OEV7XUDSORCRJAI anonoymous

    Yes, you are right it doesn’t mean  she’ll get the most votes.But buzz on twitter is a good indicator on how a contestant is fairing.  Buzz means people are paying attention. It’s like on the Voice when Cassaddee was doing well on Itunes. Sure it didn’t mean she would win, but it serves as an indicator of how the viewing public leans.

    I’m not saying Carly has this in the bag. I’m just trying to get across to naysayers that Carly has as much a shot to take this as Fifth Harmony and Tate Stevens. I just don’t get why people are so hell bent on saying Carly has no shot. Maybe people are so blinded by their support for their favorite to the point where they can’t accept someone else could win especially one who has lead the voting and been in the top 2 more than once.

    Each of these contestants has a shot to win that’s all I’m trying to get across. Time for bed. We’ll see who is right tomorrow night.

  • teacup

    I threw in a few votes for Fifth Harmony, although it was probably a waste of time.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_CHZSJKJQRO5OEV7XUDSORCRJAI anonoymous

    You know what, i quit trying. Fine, Carly has no shot. She’s going to lose. She was horrible tonight just like every other night. I can’t believe i ever thought she could win. ;/
    Trending on twitter means nothing.

  • http://twitter.com/JonKills Jon Glass

    Don’t give up! Im voting non stop. They can do this!

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

    I want 5th Harmony to win, have them cut a single with One Direction.  One of the girls then will date the single guy, Niall Horan (maybe the one with the big bow).  They’ll make enough money for Simon not to care if XF is cancelled next season.  {sarcasm enough}

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

    I’m a sucker for country ballads; so out of the 3 finalists, Tate’s performances are the ones I enjoyed most (with the exception of the duet).  It brings me back to how I learn to love country music in the old days of Kenny Rogers ;)

  • http://twitter.com/Girltalkbf AlesheaDominique

    Well, Brittany isn’t that bright sometimes is she… Britney wants her team to keep Carly trending. They should spend that time voting. 

  • http://twitter.com/Girltalkbf AlesheaDominique

    Well, Brittany isn’t that bright sometimes is she… Britney wants her team to keep Carly trending. They should spend that time voting. 

  • http://twitter.com/eilonwya10 Eilonwy

    I saw about Britney asking that on twitter. but i still don’t think trending on twitter means Carly doesn’t have buzz. That’s all I’m trying to get across.

    Yeah, I get it. :-) It’s not that Twitter trends prove she doesn’t have buzz — that’d be silly. It’s that Twitter’s being so gamed — what with Spears encouraging trending while L.A. Reid doesn’t — that we don’t really know what a trend means in terms of voting. But it’s a question-mark, not a minus sign.

    The ambiguity certainly doesn’t mean Sonenclar won’t win. She’s been a front-runner all season, so clearly she has regular and ardent voters. 

  • poipugirl

    OMG. That duet with Carly and Leann Rimes was a trainwreck.    Poor Carly!

    Leann sounded forced and seemed like she wasn’t sure what she was supposed to sing, so it through Carly off, which resulted in both of them singing two different songs at the same time.

    Of course, I’m thinking Simon picked Leann on purpose knowing that she is a has been and not healthy, to sabatoge Carly.

    And in my area, FOX’s channel stopped working during Tate’s 1st performance and miraclously started working when 5th Harmony came on!  I thought Simon had a hand in that too!  :)

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

    If Britney tells people to vote, they will vote. Carly is going to win this now.

  • iluvai

    ;)

  • http://twitter.com/J_SanchezFans J SanchezFan Kaylo™

    Dial Idol has Tate Stevens out in front with a huge huge huge lead. No way he’s not winning this. By the way, Dial Idol has never predicted a final wrong. Out of 8 American Idol Finals and 1 X Factor U.S Final, it has a 100% Prediction Success rate. http://x.dialidol.com/asp/predictions/predictions.asp
     

  • http://twitter.com/JonKills Jon Glass

    Alright, if tate stevens wins.
    then I expect his first single to go number one.  If not, he can apologize to every single fifth harmony fan. This makes me so mad. They have SO much potential. This is THEIR time, but nope. America has to vote another WGWG to win. Ridiculous. Where is Lee Dewyze from Idol? Oh yeah, that’s right, he just played a club in STL where 10 people showed up. Cool dude.

  • Ratna12

    Oh well if Tate wins, I don’t really care who wins, but all the-lovey-dovey-family-man-and-I-need-to-support-my-family-if-not-they-will-go-hungry is just too much. I rather Fifth Harmony wins to support their 5 families.

    The best part was the Idol commercial where Keith was in the middle of Nicky and Mariah’s potential fight. :)

  • http://twitter.com/BazzleFjsm Bazzle

    This show makes me LOL. In a blatantly manipulated sorta way. 

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/NWXRUOY5BTHY5F52JP3ZFJTTVI Mikko

    Just found a couple of weeks ago video clip of McCartney’s honouring in Kennedy Center. Have you seen it? It is quite wonderful to hear Paul´s and The Beatles’ songs sung by other artists. Steven Tyler sings there medley (She Came In Through The Bathroom Window / Golden Slumbers / The End) from the album Abbey Road. That-was-fantastic!!! What a passion. Other performers include Dave Grohl, No Doubt, Mavis Staples etc. Those songs really give one opportunities. (Another this kind of event, even much longer, was held in The White House, Gershwin prize thing, and it is in its whole length in YT also)

  • blackberryharvest

    Tate is a completely different artist than Lee Dewyze. Lee failing doesn’t mean Tate will. And 5th harmony being a girl group doesn’t mean they are destined for stardom. People say the female winners of these shows do so much better, but where is Melanie Amaro today?

  • Trina

    Out of all the male AI winners to use as an example to try and prove how Tate is destined to flop why on earth would you use Lee, who is nothing like him and not the one winner he’s the most like? If anything he can flop like Scotty – oh wait, nevermind LOL

  • Karen C

    If not, he can apologize to every single fifth harmony fan. This makes me so mad. They have SO much potential.

    If they really do have potential, it’s possible they can do well even if they don’t win, especially if Simon Cowell is behind them like he was with One Direction.

  • http://twitter.com/BazzleFjsm Bazzle

    Also, what were the reasons that Jason and Lyric145 didn’t get to do the group song. Fricking sad as. 

  • blackberryharvest

    Those thinking Simon will put his energy behind 5H will be disappointed. He is going to be all about Emblem3. 

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

    Yep, when you have a country singer in the finals, normally the majority of the votes will gear towards the singer.

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

    I watched back the tribute and now I understood why it did not made me bawl like when I watched the other show.  This tribute was too staged with the various dressing styles and the contestants singing like it was a show.  The other show kept it simple and subdued hence making it felt sincere and heart reaching and why it still makes me cry everytime I watch it.

  • kmd23

    I agree that Simon will be all about promoting E3 when the show is over and I can understand why. E3 is very marketable. Tate is very marketable too. If Scotty can have some success in country music than Tate should be a country music star. I think that Tate has a better voice than Scotty does.

  • Incipit

    I want Tate to win because he’s good, and it would drive Simon nuts. lol

    Fuzzywuzzy, as a Mission Statement, that works for me. ;) Appears to have worked for the audience too – re DialIdol. 

    I didn’t even watch the videos – when Producers are handing out songs that have been done to death – that’s the risk they take…nobody cares enough to hear yet ‘another’ classic revisited, w/nothing new to show for it – not even a souvenir Tee shirt. 

    For a ‘judge’ who used to preach “song choice” – Cowell’s song choices have affirmed that he is actually clueless – but if I am understanding his strategy tonight correctly, he sent the bus for Carly Rose – just as was said he was doing in the previous thread – but it looked as if he did that to clear the decks for his Girl Group of Soloists with the Wildly Inaccurate Name…when what he really accomplished was to remove Carly as competition for Tate…which didn’t help 5H at all. 

    Bless his clueless little Grinchly heart, the manipulations backfired. 

    I wouldn’t have voted for any of them anyway – each act has a flaw for me, but Tate has the least glaring flaws. IMO. He’s been consistently out front with the audience.

    Also. “it would drive Simon nuts’…Heh.

  • loveroftalent

    I am not a contry music fan, but I think Tate Stevens is awesome..

  • chillj

    I agree MJ, 5th Harmony is not just a good group, but an unusual one with some stellar singers.  That said, I have watched this show throughout half-heartedly  and often half-assedly, but I can not help but notice the contestants often became worse, not better, over the course of the series.  The show seems to have become a vehicle to wreck native talent; it would improve by addressing that problem.

  • Montavilla

    Just found a couple of weeks ago video clip of McCartney’s honouring in Kennedy Center. Have you seen it?

    No, but I’ll check it out.  I did see the White House event.  That was lovely.

  • http://twitter.com/cheeseE1 EH

    There’s an actual song called “Pontoon”?  I don’t even want to know. I only watched the Carly/Leeann duet because it sounded like a trainwreck and it was. Good times.

    I don’t really see a market for a teen powerhouse singer or a teen girl group.  Carly should have waited 4 years. I guess if you like male country singers, Tate is ok. 

  • Montavilla

    The other show kept it simple and subdued hence making it felt sincere and heart reaching and why it still makes me cry everytime I watch it.

    On the other hand, the Miss Universe pageant called for a moment of silence… and then cut to commercial in the middle of it.  Klassy, Trump.  Very klassy.

  • http://www.etsy.com/shop/AdorablyHooked Gwen

    I do love me some 5th Harmony.  Sigh.  But…I do think there are more stand-out than backup singers in the group, and that presents a problem.  I don’t think a group like that can afford more than two stellar singers.  For that reason, I can’t picture them sticking together if they don’t win.

    I never got into the show enough to vote.  I fully expect Tate to win.  Ho hum.

    Leann Rimes should have a sandwich…and a coffee.  That didn’t benefit Carly at all.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/WL5GWMEWBFT4BBHSNKNZ7TYJRU Jess

    As someone living in San Antonio, no one really cares about 5th Harmony. There is little to no buzz about them here. So who knows how they got the people there but they literally represent a tiny percent of the actual SA opinion. 

  • http://twitter.com/eilonwya10 Eilonwy

    Tate is a completely different artist than Lee Dewyze. Lee failing doesn’t mean Tate will.

    The most likely source of a (hypothetical) Tate Stevens failure is TPTB from XFUSA and his label setting him up for failure.

    If the Pepsi single is a cover, and then Cowell hides Stevens for 6-7 months before launching him with a generic country-pop song about how he’s truckin’ on down the road to his dreams, Stevens’ career is toast. There isn’t enough charisma in all of Nashville to redeem that kind of foolishness.

    If the Pepsi single is a real song that’s radio-friendly, then Stevens’ actual skills, charisma, uniqueness, and such (or lack thereof) start to make a difference.

  • Tera2

    5th Harmony did pretty good and I’m rooting for them to win so this season can be salvaged and create a pop star. They are my 3rd favorite behind Arin Ray and Paige.  Those are the the pop stars potential and Arin and Paige should have been in top 5.  5th harmony can fill a void of female pop group that hasnt been there since pussycat dolls and Destiny’s child.  The girls all have good voices but Lauren and Ally should handle lead vocals most of the time.  And I like their voices most.  Those 2 and Dinah and Normarni have the Pop/soul vibe and I like them.  The girl Camilla has a voice more like those that have been on The Voice and a bit quirky and I dont think her voice fits with others and throws things off sometimes.

    5th harmony sang with with that Demi Lovato who wasn’t on their side at the beginning and was rude and flippant about their early performances.  When they said they were singing with a surprise guest who has been on x-factor I was hoping its Leona Lewis, cause I’ve wanted her invited to sing her 2 new songs “Trouble” and “Lovebird” which I really like.  The girls outsang Demi on that song and Demi showed she’s an average singer who is lucky with song hits.

    Tate did well and Carly was a bit lackluster on one song.  She tends to sings in a similar slow way too.   But she has a good voice with a Broadway vibe.  I think she will come into her own when she’s 18 and her voice will be even stronger.  I liked seeing Leann Rimes.  I like her voice and her hit song “How do I live” that they performed. Anyway we will find out who wins. If its Carly she will release chrismas songs I guess, and do broadway and disney soundtrack.  Tate is an aging country singer, and not Pop-country.  5th harmony can be on the mainstream pop charts if given the right songs.

  • spycig

    Actually I did watch Brooke (she was fab) I just forgot that and brought into the hype of The Voice saying it was the first time it was cleared for a show…