It’s double your fun (or trainwrecks) tonight as the X Factor Top 6 perform TWO songs. One YOU ALL chose for each finalist, and an unplugged production put together by the team! Stay tuned for more. DOUBLE ELIMINATION TOMORROW.

Damn. I’m a little disappointed! There were some pretty solid performances tonight. I feel totally deprived of snark material! And I was just setting into hate-watching X Factor!  Kudos to young Diamond White for stepping it up this week. She may have saved herself. But I don’t know…this week could be really unpredictable.  Tate, Carly and Emblem 3 are definitely safe, so that leaves only one slot.  I think any two of the three remaining acts–Fifth Harmony, CeCe Frey or Diamond White– could leave tomorrow. CeCe Frey and Fifth Harmony performed with mixed results tonight, but their fanbases are bigger than Diamond’s I suspect. The boybandization of Emblem3 feels very complete at this point. I wonder if the boys will continue to bitch backstage about not being allowed to be themselves?  Tate and Carly both had two very good performances tonight, but they are becoming a little predictable.

The Demi/Simon banter has officially become irritating. Everybody on the panel needs to take a lesson from The Voice on how to rib each other without slinging insults. Well, leave Christina out of that lesson. But still. The dynamic can be downright uncomfortable to watch. Also, Demi…calling an act “boring” is really not very descriptive. And Britney? If you are only able to use a few words, can you change it up a little? Specifically, please ban the phrase “I’m so proud of you” from your vocabulary. Ok. Thanks.

“Now we’re going to find out about America’s taste,” says LA about tonight’s Pepsi Challenge. I’ll bet my house it’s better than yours LA!

Here comes Khloe and Mario. Khloe congratulates Mario on his recent wedding. Which YOU will be able to watch on a reality show near you. Hooray E!

First, the Top 6 will sing unplugged songs chosen by their mentors. Next, the Pepsi Challenge songs chose by fans will be performed. Mario reviews the leaderboard. Yada Yada.

Simon emphasizes that it’s crucial for fans to vote. BECAUSE NOBODY IS SAFE.

CeCe FreyDemi Lovato – Young Adults – “Edge Of Glory” by Lady Gaga – CeCe is the last of the young adults. Ha ha at the vocal coach barking orders at CeCe as she rehearses, off key. CeCe, sitting on top of a grand piano as she trills a decent performance. That could have been a whole lot worse, but Ms Frey has her vocal limitations, especially in her upper register. But does it really matter? She’s no worse than Cher Lloyd was in competition. She’s got potential as a pop singer. In the meantime, her trainwrecky-ness is uber entertaining. LA says, “Sometimes we get it wrong. I’m starting to become a fan.” Britney says, “At this point in the competition it should be great, it was just good.” OMG at Britney criticizing CeCe’s vocals. She sings better than you! Simon says, “I don’t think you are worth the 5 million dollar contract. It was a little too cabaret for me.” Demi gives Simon the stank eye as she says, “I think this was one of your best performances.” – Text Vote to 9301 – 1-855-843-9301

Emblem3- Simon Cowell – Groups – “Just the Way You Are” by Bruno Mars 0 They go skateboard shopping while they bitch about Demi, who keeps beating the “unpredictable” drum. One of the dudes play guitar. This is very One Direction a la the Ed Sheeran’s “Little Things.” Oh gosh. Their vocal limitations are so exposed here. I don’t think they are comfortable with this tune AT ALL. Their harmonies are wretched. In order to give a good performance, they need to be able to do their thing. LA says, “That was pretty good. At least one of Simon’s groups can sing harmony.” Uhm. No they can’t. Britney says, “This has been your best performance in the competition.” Demi says, “You guys did great, it wasn’t the best. I feel like it’s a downgraded version of the Jonas bros 5 years ago.” OHHH BURN.Simon calls Demi “dumb”. Simon says, “The pressure to deliver what they just did, you did amazingly well.” Simon pats himself on the back for allowing the one dude to strum a guitar. Eesh. Mario wants to hear them sing Sublime. He gets it! – Text Vote to 9302 – 1-855-843-9302

Carly Rose Sonenclar – Britney Spears – Teens – “As Long As You Love Me” by Justin Bieber – Carly calls it “unexpected.” She is completely ignorant of the fact that ANY song can be re-arranged to sound very different. I keep forgetting she’s only 13. Her preternatural ability to phrase and express emotion in a song never fails to freak me out. That was pretty amazing. LA says, “I love you so much! You showed some restraint. That was maybe your best for my taste.” Demi says, “You sang it better than Justin did. You remind me so much of Jo Jo.” Simon says, “This is why I love working in this country. I’m seeing a star emerge week after week. You’re actually very cool, you really are. One of my favorite performances.” Britney says, “I’m so proud of you. Each week, you make the song your own. – Text Vote to 9303 – 1-855-843-9303

Fifth Harmony – Simon Cowell – Groups – “Set Fire to the Rain” by Adele – Ally is away to attend her grandfather’s funeral, she’s back just before the competition. To be fair to the girls, I don’t know how they are expected to be a polished group in such a short time. They are way better than One Direction was at this point in the competition. Their performances are sloppy, but they’ve got a tough path. I agree with Demi. A couple of those girls should have been allowed to compete as solos. LA says, “I still didn’t hear any harmony. You should be named Fifth Unison” Britney says, “I’m trying to figure out what separates you from the other girl groups.” Demi says, “I feel like there’s a couple of you that should just be solo artists.” Simon says, “That was really unfair criticism, LA. They have worked on their harmonies. I think they deserve a shot in the semi-final next week.” – Text Vote to 9304 – 1-855-843-9304

Diamond White – Britney Spears – Teens – “It’s a Man’s World” – Diamond is fighting for her life this week! OK. I’m trying to figure out what’s unplugged here? Nevertheless, this is actually pretty good for Diamond who seems to always have pitch problems. She was pretty much on point this week. Nice phrasing and musicality too. But she’s sung this song before. We’ll see how she does on the next tune. LA says, “That was really different for you. This week, you brought attitude. You sang your butt off.” Demi says, “It was risky singing a song you’ve done before, but it paid off.” Simon says, “It was a little bit screechy in parts, you made up for it in the end. I wish you had chosen a different song.” Britney says, “I’m so proud of you. You not only nailed it, you destroyed it.” – Text Vote to 9305 – 1-855-843-9305

Tate Stevens – LA Reid – Over 25s – Living on a Prayer by Bon Jovi- AHH! I guessed this correctly from his clue photo. Yay me. Tate has an advantage, because, like Carly, he can sing his butt off. An acoustic performance is to his advantage, for that reason. It’s going to be interesting to see whether he or Carly take 1st place this week. Very nice. Britney says, “I feel like you’re getting away from what you do best, down the middle country.” Demi says, “I’m a fan of you. I will be buying your album one day. This performance was a little boring and you skipped out on the high note.” Simon says, “It’s like taking a goldfish for a walk. You have to choose the material. I like it when you choose the material. Not a great song choice.” Are you KIDDING Simon? He sang it like a country song. So trying to throw Tate under the bus. LA says, “I love the song. You did a really good job with the song. You’re finally doing something for yourself. Your family stands behind you, and I stand behind you.” – Text Vote to 9306 – 1-855-843-9306

It’s time for the Pepsi Challenge! Ya’ll have chosen some odd elements for the finalists. The WTF faces from the contestants as they’re read the tweets is pretty hilarious.

Ce Ce Frey – Demi Lovato – Young Adult – “Part of Me” by Katy Perry – The leopard spots are back! She’s slightly underpitch through the whole song. Her outfit, consisting of silver daisy duies and a sperkly bra top is pretty hilarious. That was pretty bad, actually. The atonal shouts in between verses did not help. LA says, “Not loving it. That was karaoke. Britney says, “I found it very entertaining. I loved it.” Simon says, “I liked the way you were defiant all the way through the performance. If you do go, I’m going to miss you.” HERE COMES THE FAINT PRAISE. SEE YA CEECEE. Demi says, “if the princess of pop says you were good, then I’ll take it from her,” says Demi, annoyed.

Emblem3 - Simon Cowell – Groups – “Forever Young” by Bob Dylan – WAY better than their first performance. The reverb may be helping their harmonies sound on key, nevertheless, the song and the arrangement suits them. The unplugged deal did them no favors. Still kiddie-bland though. LA says, “Tonight you nailed it.” Britney says, “I thought it was a superstar performance.” Demi says, “I am a fan. I just want to see you coomand the stage more. Much better than your first performance.” Simon is irritated with Demi, “That is a silly criticism. I think you’ve been really good tonight. Emblem 3 has landed.” OH SIMON. Demi has a point. Simon is totally cheesing them up. The boys thank their fans for voting for them.

Carly Rose Sonenclar – Britney Spears – Teens – “If I Were A Boy” by Beyonce – Another flawless performance from Carly. The shortened live season is going to work in her favor. If we were only half way through the finals, she would have peaked early. I think Britney is going to have to shake it up for her in the next few weeks to keep her on top. LA says, “You never let me down.” Demi says, “That’s a phenomenal vocal. I do want to hear something uptempo.” Simon says, “Don’t listen to a single word this one has said.” OMG Simon has NO IDEA THAT BEYONCE SANG THAT SONG. He thinks it’s a boy song! What? Demi has a point. She is incredible, but she pretty much gives the same fantastic performance every week. Lucky for Carly, her main competition, Tate, isn’t exactly full of surprises either.

Fifth Harmony – Simon Cowell – Groups – “Give Your Heart a Break” by Demi Lovato – This is actually pretty solid. The girls sound good, and the harmonies are nice. One of their best performances to date. LA said, I actually hear harmonies. That was your very very best performance” Britney says, “A friend of mine sings this song good, and so do you.” Demi says, “I think this song should have been your song. You sing it better than the original. It was energetic, fun. Simon did a good job this week.” LOL Simon didn’t pick the song. Simon thanks America for picking a good song. “The show would not be the same without you,” he says.

Diamond White – Britney Spears – Teens – Diamonds by Rihanna – Diamond is really stepping it up this week. This is kind of a crappy song to begin with, so I’m not crazy about it in any case. But she’s doing a great job–she looks confident and is staying on key. I don’t think she has mega star power, but then again–she’s only 13. LA says, “I really like you, I really like that song, unfortunately I didn’t love your rendition of it.” Demi says, “I feel like you definitely did it justice.” Simon says, “Everybody is being really strong tonight. The second half was better than the first. Overall, I think you’ve had a good night.” Britney says, “I feel like this song was made for you.”

Simon really liked the choices from the viewers. He might do it again next week. Hm. The judges say America makes better choices than they do. They said it!

Tate Stevens – LA Reid – Over 25s – “If Tomorrow Never Comes” by Garth Brooks – The most boring song on the planet, but it’s right in Tate’s wheelhouse. His fans will like this very much, probably. It’s the kind of big ballad he could sell to radio audiences. Still. Zzzz. Britney says, “That felt like a Tate Stevens performance.” Demi says, “I got a little sleep on that performance, but you have a huge future ahead of you.” “Welcome back to the competition. YOu remind me of Garth Brooks. I’m happy you’ve come this far. You don’t put an age cap on talent. We are going to see you next week 100%” “If there is any truth that you were straying away from your roots, America brought you back. That was great.”

Whoa. TIME TO KILL AT THE END HERE>

 
  • Stavros

    That awkward moment when Khloe’s skin tone matches her dress….exactly. #TheHumanFlesh

  • Nedsdag

    I asked my mother if she was going to watch the show.

    She said, “why should I watch? That little girl from Westchester is going to win.”

  • Stavros

    I think tomorrow is another double elimination if next week is the semi-final…ughhh

  • lovesickheroine

    as expected Cece’s got the death spot lol

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

    Once again, I hate the way CeCe sings.

  • iluvai

    That was really terrible CeCe.

  • http://twitter.com/MikhailXO MichaelG (MikhailXO)

    What about her Pitch? LOL!!!!! Cece….man.

  • Nedsdag

    Meh!

  • chillj

    If Simon doesn’t stop running his mouth, Cece is going to have a five million dollar recording contract.

  • yksask

     How the hell did this woman get the job. She is beyond horrible.

  • lithium12

    Britney is looking better the last couple of weeks

  • Stavros

    Wow…CeCe was really really good. Believed her last week, and believed her even more this week.  I don’t know why Simon throws her under the bus. CeCe is the only one I can see making it BIG after the show. Aren’t all popstars polarizing?

  • SullyD

    Demi stealing Simon’s mic = <3

  • Tera2

    CeCe sang through her nose and gave mediocre vocals as usual.  Its like watching sub-par highschool talent show.  She doesnt even have good recording voice like Paige. Just because she’s driven doesn’t mean she is deserving of a record deal.  Demi Lovato is a bad mentor and judge, and deserve to have CeCe as the last one on her team.  Cece has outstayed her welcome though and needs to go next.

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

    sorry, but I think that was Cece’s best performance! I love her cause she’s a trainwreck!! Haha

  • Nedsdag

    The lighting on E3 is horrible.

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

    Actually, it was Cece’s best performance on the live shows, which doesn’t say too much. LMAO

    GO Cece!

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

    Wow. That guy from Emblemdoucheband3 sounded like a male Britney Spears. Disaster. 

  • iluvai

    EmblemThree sounds pretty awful.

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

    Emblem 3 sounds like they have a cold.

  • FinalFantasy13

    i thought it was one of her best too.. she wasnt off key for 90% of the song for a change.

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

    Douchebag3 is totally zzzz…

  • SullyD

    Well, I can’t blame Emblem3 for being pissed at Simon after that.

  • angiedb

    Wow. Emblem3 was pretty awful. 

  • iluvai

    Demi=”Cruella”, lol…

  • lithium12

    I like Britney saying “It was good but at this point it should be great, not good”

  • sandrajane

    I don’t think the one “playing” guitar was live during chorus.  His mouth was not lining up with the live vocals.  And at some point, neither was his guitar playing.

    And oh Demi! 

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

    Oh please Simon and Demi, both your acts Emblem 3 and CeCe sucked. lol

  • SullyD

    Demi is totally on fire today, lol.

  • justmefornow

    Bingo Demi !!! And that’s even insulting to the Jonas brothers, lol.

  • jcabby

    Emblem 3′s vocals were not good at all. 

  • Stavros

    Amen Demi. Emblem3 should not be going in such a pop direction…they have already said they don’t want to go in that direction. Simon, you’re not “letting them do whatever they want.”  And if Britney thought that was their best performance, they must have been super underwhelming.

    Like them a lot and I hope they turn it around.

  • Tera2

    Emblem 3 wasn’t cohesive on that. It was average, but still better than Cece.  I hope 5th Harmony is the last group standing.  I didnt know they were 16 yrs old by the way.  One of them looks that age but the other 2 look older than 18.

  • Nedsdag

    I think the lighting on E3 came from Simon’s tanning bed. Too. much. orange.

    They didn’t sound all that great either. They are too inconsistent for me.

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

    That seems to be the only reason to like her. If she was a bore, she would have been gone long time ago.

  • http://twitter.com/MikhailXO MichaelG (MikhailXO)

    Agree. she was only off key 80% this week. She’s improving!!

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

    “It’s a downgraded version of Jonas Brothers 5 years ago.” Demi Lovato on Emblem3. Thank you Demi. Hah!

  • http://www.facebook.com/robert.dangio.71 Robert D’Angio

    OK this is officially why I cannot get behind the X factor. The first two acts that performed (CeCe Frey and Emblem 3) are a part of the top 6 after they saw literally thousands of singers in the auditions. CeCe sounded like an air horn and Emblem 3 were absolutely terrible, I mean literally terrible. Like practically ear bleedingly terrible and yet they sat their praised them. This show should just be cancelled because with the exceptions of Carly and Tate, no one remaining is worth a regular recording contract, nevertheless a 5 million dollar one.

  • lovesickheroine

    That’s right Demi! Burn Simon and Emblem3,  Burn!!

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Bug-Menot/100003601718986 Bug Menot

    No one in Emblem3 has a future as a solo act.

  • Stavros

    Predicting Diamond goes last.  CeCe first and the two acts that need as much help as possible–Fifth Harmony and Diamond–will go last and second to last.  Surprise (not)!

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

    I got it right! Lol. Carly is singing As Long as you “LOVE ME”. Lmao 

  • http://twitter.com/bagel08 John S

    For someone who’s all against forms of “bullying” Demi Lovato is a bitch to people herself.

  • http://twitter.com/Loretta31 Loretta

    Well I agree and disagree with the comments.  I thought CeCe was terrible. I liked E3.  I thought they harmonized really well and did a great job!

    Surprised that E3 was 2nd.  Death spot.  Go Carly!!

  • iluvai

    Carly sounds amazing as always. :)

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

    Missed the CeCe and Emblem 3, I’m sure they were awful and mediocre (respectively) as usual.

  • Benjamin Morris

    Singing Bieber is a raw play to increase her already staggering YouTube dominance.

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

    Carly reminds me of Jojo 

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ggWyUEuGcWY

  • angiedb

    I love Carly. 

  • Nedsdag

    Carly was very good. Next!

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

    Well, at least that was better than the original. Love Carly! 

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

    Carly can sing A N Y T H I N G !!!!

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

    Boring. Get these 5 millions, save them and go back to Broadway, Carly. Otherwise you’ll be only a 13 years old Melanie Amaro.

  • http://twitter.com/Loretta31 Loretta

    Carly is AMAZING!!  So good!!  She defies the mind being as
    young as she is. 

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

    Carly can sing one line and she already sounds better than half these ppl.

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

    But that’s the reason why people watch X-Factor. To see the trainwrecks. That’s why the boring people are being cut one by one. LMAO

  • http://twitter.com/BazzleFjsm Bazzle

    Can someone link me a live version? Plz

  • Nedsdag

    What happened to her?

  • http://twitter.com/bagel08 John S

    Random question, would Carly be as “amazing” to people if she wasn’t so young? Like if she was 25 instead?

  • Tera2

    That song didnt work for Carly.  Britney doesnt know how to use her brain to pick songs that fits the contestants.  Its same way she screwed Arin Ray giving him boring ballad wheh he’s a performer suited for upbeat.  Giving Carly Justin Beiber song isnt goona make her seem less Broadway.  X-factor already screwed up this season eliminating those definitely have Pop chart potential and right age  like Arin Ray and Paige – even Beatrice has pop potential than Carly.  Carley will be a star singer on braodway though.  But if she wins she will record Christmas songs and may be disney movie song and head to broadway.

  • Amber Alk

     Can’t speak for anyone else but I would think she was

  • lithium12

    Demi is a mess tonight

  • genius13

    I’m a little behind on DVR.. but demi was right about emblem 3.. That was horrible

  • SullyD

     yes

  • justmefornow

    No. 
    But since she’s been on Broadway steady since 2006, it is like she’s 25, lol.

  • Stavros

    Yes.

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

    Lauren’s voice is so plain and forgettable, I don’t understand why they keep trying to make it a focal point. Camilla >>>

  • mileyfan123

    That was boring

  • Stavros

    Still want more harmony from 5th Harmony. I can barely hear the harmony underneath–not confident at all.

    I do have to give it to the girl singing in the middle, Lauren, though. She’s brilliant.

  • Benjamin Morris

    Carly has been saying for weeks that she wanted to sing Bieber.

  • sandrajane

    Oh damn at LA calling out 5th Harmony getting all the help with the background singers.  Finally.

  • Stavros

    “5th Unison” LOL. LA, Britney, and Demi are going down hard.
    Lauren and Camilla should go solo.
    “It’s pick on 5th Harmony week” – Simon can’t take what he dishes out.

  • shell29

    Sorry girls but L.A. is right.  Not much “harmony” there.

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

    She’s still around. She’s releasing a mixtape soon. Her third album keeps delaying because management and her label just really have not allowed her to make the kind of urban music she wants to do.

  • mickey__mouseolini

    No kidding.  Without backup singers, they could rename this group No Harmony.  

  • lovesickheroine

    LA and Demi hit the nail in the head. 

  • SullyD

    Almost everybody is kind of boring today. It’s not even the fun trainwreck I’m used to.

  • angiedb

    I like Carly’s voice, no matter how old. I don’t find her to be amazing, but I think she is really good. Much better than CeCe and the groups for sure.

  • brenoga

    im reaaaally curious about mjs opinions tonight but the blog isnt updating for some reason :(

  • genius13

    Carly was stunning!!!!

  • chillj

    Somebody in that crowd can really sing.  There is a nice sound emanating from somewhere.

  • Nedsdag

    I give up. I love 5H’s personality, but why can’t they sing in harmony?

  • http://twitter.com/bagel08 John S

    Idk, obviously her voice is amazing for her age, but sometimes I wonder if people are overrating because of her young age.

  • http://twitter.com/BazzleFjsm Bazzle

    Tell me why the unplugged songs are first? Judging from the comments I’m guessing that Emblem3 didn’t do an original? -Sigh-. What did Carly do? and CeCe? I only saw FH. I thought dat was average as. 

  • iluvai

    I think all of 5th Harmony sound better than CeCe.

  • teekee

    She is a superb vocalist, but I think she would bore me at 25, as much as she does now.

  • http://twitter.com/jepriy Jepoy Ramos

    Jojo will eat Carly in singing. Jojo has depth maturity and a powerhouse vocal which Carly is still lacking. Sorry but you just can’t compare the two

  • http://twitter.com/BazzleFjsm Bazzle

    What?! A Man’s World??!! No. I want to see something different!!!!!!

  • Tera2

    ‘Set fire to the rain” is my favorite Adele song.  Its not a song for a group, but 5th harmony still sang cohesively and I liked it.  I like that Lauren leads them now and they all sounded good.  5th harmony is my 3rd favorite after Arin and Paige and hope they make it to next week.  They have Pop potential like those 2 and can work as a girl group. And just because they are called 5th harmony doesn’t mean they should be all about singing harmony.  Fans picked the name for them.

  • Stavros

    Am I in the Twilight Zone or what? LA is nailing every single comment so far. And I NEVER agree with LA.

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

    Why Brian Friedman is giving vocal advices? Is he a singer?

    ETA: Nevermind. Britney isn’t either.

  • justmefornow

    lol at that footage of two 13 yr olds as “ladies who lunch”.
    It’s like where are their parents?

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

    No, just no.

  • angiedb

    Oh, why this song? WHY? Ugh. 

  • http://twitter.com/eilonwya10 Eilonwy

    So E3 was allowed to do all that public b*tching about being shaped into One Direction… and then did an unplugged performance that was One Directionesque and inept?

    #sadz

    Okay, no more from me for the rest of 2012 on the manipulativeness of Cowell, as I’ve obviously over-estimated his abilities as an evil mastermind.

  • girlygirltoo

    No, not really

  • http://twitter.com/Loretta31 Loretta

    WOW Go Diamond!!  That was really really good!!

  • elliegrll

    I love Diamond, but there’s something weird about a 13 year old singing this song.  She can sing, but the song didn’t have a lot of meaning. The song is too big for her, and it’s like she’s copying what she’s seen other people do.

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

    Maybe its just me, but Diamond’s performance just didn’t feel like a unplugged performance. She sounded good, but it just felt like a regular performance.

  • http://twitter.com/BazzleFjsm Bazzle

    I’m not fooled by the fact this is one of the best songs ever written. She was not ready. 

  • mileyfan123

    lol mj was right

  • shell29

    I liked Diamond-I thought she did pretty well and I didn’t find her “screechy”.

  • elliegrll

    Oh my goodness, Britney just said more than five words to one of her acts.  It also looked like she was actually awake.

  • http://twitter.com/BazzleFjsm Bazzle

    Omg! What?! Livin on a Prayer? Well …. i wonder how they gonna pull of unplugged with this. 

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

    Britney should youtube Joshua Ledet if she wants to hear what “killing” Man’s World sounds like. :)

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

    Why are they giving a song of a Hard Rock tenor singer to Tate Stevens? Two times?

  • Tera2

    Diamond is good for her age but she still sounded like a young girl trying to sing a grown up song.  I hope one day to see her in a girl group like Destiny’s child where she is the Kelly Rolland next to a Beyonce. 

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

    She’s no worse than Cher Lloyd was in competition.

    At least Cher was a good singer and showed that talent at times. A hell of a lot more times than CeCe has ever shown. One of Cher’s performances has more on-key notes than all of CeCe’s combined. Although, even as a Cher Lloyd fan, that’s not much of a compliment to her since almost anybody has hit more on-key notes than CeCe.

    In the meantime, her trainwrecky-ness is uber entertaining.

    I can agree with this, though.

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

    Wow, you know, as strong as I do think Carly is, Jojo is really someone who, even for her young age, you can feel what she’s singing. Something people feel Carly is missing.

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

    Good choice for Tate. This is his 2nd Bon Jovi song, and Living on a Prayer as a ballad is hardly a new thing.

  • justmefornow

    It’s Vino’s bus coming for Tate, that’s why.

  • http://twitter.com/BazzleFjsm Bazzle

    Meh….. kinda neutral on that. One hand I like that it was different on the other I thought the arrangement kinda sucked the energy out. 

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

    You can’t sabotage him. Tate is doing good again. Simon will have to accept him. LMAO.

  • http://twitter.com/eilonwya10 Eilonwy

    Jon Bon Jovi himself does an acoustic version of the song — moody and slowed-down.

  • http://twitter.com/Loretta31 Loretta

    Why did Tate sing Jovi?  Out of all the country songs why Jovi?  Do not get
    it?  He has a beautiful voice for COUNTRY!!  

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

    Didn’t like Tate’s song choice and I still think he is a utterly average singer. I think America is more in love with the fact that he is a good guy than his voice.

  • shell29

    I thought this was a little bit boring…are they bussing him?

  • Nedsdag

    Why didn’t Tate sing the high note on that song?

    It was too mellow for me.

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

    Because the song and the key obviously don’t fit his baritone voice.

  • http://twitter.com/bagel08 John S

    YEAH TATE!

  • http://twitter.com/LexieONeill Lexie O’Neill

    Is this what an attempt at bussing looks like?  Why give Bon Jovi to a country singer?  Why…

    Even though I thought he sounded great.

  • SullyD

     What happened to Britney? Somebody threw her medicine away?

  • chillj

    I wouldn’t mind if someone won this contest just for being a good guy.  That works.

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

    It’s not gonna be so easy.

  • Tera2

    That song fits Tate’s voice and he sang it very well.  His age an singing experience in showed compared to the others.  I’m not looking at x-factor to be discovering aging singers though, but he’s a nice guy and I wish him well.

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

    Diamond easily the best so far.

  • Nedsdag

    That’s why it didn’t work.

  • kmd23

     Tate did a very good performance of that song. Tate was just as good if not better than the others. Simon is trying to bus him. It just makes me want to vote for him now.

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

    I liked Diamond the best, even though I wasn’t thrilled with the arrangement.

  • girlygirltoo

    maybe he doesn’t have the range to hit it?

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

    the “phenomenal” Melanie Amaro. Lmaoooooooooo

  • justmefornow

    I know. I hope he survives inspite of the bussing just because Simon hates country so much, lol.

  • mickey__mouseolini

    There’s a very good chance that the waiter serving you breakfast in Nashville, can out sing him.   He’s ok…..but, certainly nothing special.  

  • Karen C

    I guess SImon doesn’t remember the unplugged version of Living on a Prayer?  I thought Tate’s version was very good,  and he did rearrange it into a country song.  He didn’t hit some of the high notes but I still though he was good.

  • http://twitter.com/bagel08 John S

    LOL I loved the audience. ‘Melanie Amaro!’ —–*crickets* ‘Ke$ha’ —–*roars*

  • iluvai

    CeCe is horrible! She comes across as trashy, not sexy. eww…

  • Wessles

    CeCe just secured herself a “let’s hope she turns into a new Cher Lloyd / Kesha” signing.

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

    If CeCe could actually sing she would be awesome. lol

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

    Cece is back to the trainwreck mode.

  • http://twitter.com/Loretta31 Loretta

    CeCe is a stunningly beautiful girl but she can’t sing!! 

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

    Yeah, I don’t judge their song choices or arrangements but what they do with what they have to work with.  Few good choices are made for the performers on this show.

  • Chris

    What is CeCe wearing?  Spots and died hair, weird outfit.

  • elliegrll

    CeCe was so bad.  I don’t think that she’s ever heard herself sing.

  • Nedsdag

    Stop begging, CeCe. 

    As a matter of fact, shut up!

  • kmd23

    CeCe was just awful.

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

    CeCe is just horrible. Enough said.

  • iluvai

    CeCe is a tryer and she is trying too hard. She’s so fake.

  • Wessles

    What happened to the CeCe that nailed that song in the sing-off episode way back in the beginning?  She had a voice!

  • shell29

    That was a mess.

  • tucker davis

    Ok, I admit I’ve never watched X Factor until tonight. I see what you guys mean by all the over-production! Is it bad if you’re watching the dancers more than the singer?  Dancers??
    Is she lip-syncing? The voice was singing but her mike was down? And does anyone ever criticize their own act?

  • lovesickheroine

    She should’ve sung die young coz with that outfit she totally looked like Kesha

  • http://twitter.com/Loretta31 Loretta

     Actually Simon picked Carrie Underwood pillar to post!!  I do not think he hates country.

  • fantoo1

    Didn’t people say this would be “Cece’s week to kill it?”

  • Wessles

    I don’t get all of this “Simon is throwing Tate under the bus!” stuff.  Surely Simon is aware that Carrie Underwood is the best-selling artist to come out of any of these shows, ever.  Why would he want Tate anywhere *but* the finals?

  • maymirabella

    Exactly,Everytime I hear that song now, I think of Joshua.

  • Tera2

    That was bad.  Cece sang like those mediocre singers that American Idol would have cut in audition round, and Randy Jackson would be singing their song mocking them as they walked out while everyone laughed.  She belongs singing Kareoke, and should focus on getting a job as one of the actor/performer in some theater plays off-broadway if she’s lucky.

  • http://twitter.com/BazzleFjsm Bazzle

    I think I need to listen to that again. But I thought it was pretty good. Although this link I’m watching it on is really bad. Haha the trashy look though… well that was the fans opinions.. so noone can say anything really. unless you had a better suggestion. 

  • Nedsdag

    He did say to her that he could see her sell a lot of records.

    He was right.

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

     No one can sing It’s a Man World except Joshua.

  • maymirabella

    Mans World that is that Diamond sang.

  • justmefornow

    Jon doesn’t hit the high notes either in the acoustic version. That’s just how the arrangement goes.
    Tate did a good job.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CeCeawkiaD0

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

    Wow! Douchebag3 is incredibly bad! Cece, you have a chance. LMAO

  • Wessles

    What happened to Emblem3?  Soo boring.

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

    Cece Frey > Emblem 3.

  • genius13

    Collectively and separately Emblem 3 just sounds bad…I’m sorry…and the background singers have to carry them through the chorus

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

    they’re foreign now? 

  • Nedsdag

    E3 will, in their own words, skate by tonight. 

  • shell29

    Thank you Demi for telling the truth with these guys.

  • iluvai

    I feel like the judges just lie and flip their opinions back and forth. It’s ridiculous.

  • http://twitter.com/Loretta31 Loretta

    Let the anvils fall I just loved Forever Young by E3.  That was GREAT!

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

    Did Demi say though that Emblem 3 cant sing that would’ve been the real truth.

  • justmefornow

    Since I didn’t watch Idol then I can only guess he saw $$$ and thought she’d be successful as a country artist (and she is), not that he actually liked it.

  • chillj

    These guys look like the little rascals.

  • http://twitter.com/BazzleFjsm Bazzle

    I can’t believe that I’m saying this but… I hope E3 land in the sing off tomorrow and gives Simon a slap in the face. Then that’ll teach him to LET THEM SING THEIR OWN SONGS! 

  • tucker davis

    That’s a good one, mickey-mouseolini!!!  lol

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

    I’ve determine that its just me, because unlike everyone else, I simply don’t understand the allure of Emblem 3. In my opinion, everything about them is mediocre.

  • Tera2

    Emblem 3 was ok on that song.  Their vocals and voices arent that great, I feel like they may work better as a group combining rap and ska style with Pop-rock.  I prefer 5th harmony over them in group category though.

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

    Britney does seems to be more critical tonight… I like it!

  • http://twitter.com/bagel08 John S

    Its almost like they are phoning it in, like their heart isn’t in it anymore.

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

    Carly Rose is like a singing Deep Blue that can calculate some clever runs and do some theatrical facial expressions.

  • Nedsdag

    For some reason I am comfortably numb to Carly’s singing, but this is a good thing.

    I hope they can find a way to market her once she wins.

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

    It’s amazing watching such subpar singers still competing after watching someone like Amanda Brown leave the other competition last night.  She would easily be the best on this show along with Carly.

  • http://twitter.com/Loretta31 Loretta

    Carly is a STAR and so Fierce!!  Just WOW!!

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

    Not Carly’s best, but still better than anything that anybody else did tonight.

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

    CARLY is the competition! 

  • shell29

    I think Carly is great but I didn’t love that performance.

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

    Demi is begging to be replaced…

  • Tera2

    Carley has a good voice, but her delivery and style doesn’t fit that Pop/R&B song, cause she’s more of a broadway singer that they are trying to make pop.  That’s a song Jessica Sanchez of idol would deliver well as it should.  I almost feel bad for Carley trying to do something that’s not her vibe.

  • http://twitter.com/LexieONeill Lexie O’Neill

    Ok, for fun, just watched emblem 3′s youtube…they are so much better than the performances on the show.  I do not understand in any way why they’re not being allowed to do what they’re best at…

  • hellomusicgirl

    I wish Carly were a little older. Her vocals are the best of the competition, hands down, but I’m not sure exactly what kind of music she would be singing “in the real world”. She’s 13, right? I just don’t know what sort of album she would put out. She is a fabulous singer though. I hope they find the right sound for her after the show.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_2K6LL4WPUTAY6TKG2VG3SYFA5M Erlinda

    Wow! I love Emblem3 performance. Forever I am a fan!

  • Nedsdag

    Cazzzadee Poop, I mean, Cassadee Pope is the voice (lower caps).

    Um, no, Carly Rose Sonenclar IS THE VOICE. 

    It’s too bad The Voice has an age limit. She out sings everyone else on the NBC show.

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

    Right, absolutely and the crazy thing is Amanda wouldn’t have made this show because they want ppl who can’t really sing like CeCe and Emblem 3 but look like they could become pop stars.

  • tucker davis

    Every time they show Khloe in her tight dress, it reminds me of the dance scene at the wedding of the movie ‘Steel Magnolias’. 

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

    Sorry, Carly doesn’t have 0,001% of Nicholas’s soul.

  • Wessles

    Omg Fifth Harmony actually looks and sounds like a girl group!!

  • jcabby

    I love these gals. Fifth Harmony are great. 

  • Nedsdag

    WHAT? WHAT? WHAT?

    THEY DID IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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

    LA Reid…. you change your mind, like a girl… changes clothes….

  • iluvai

    I like 5th Harmony. I don’t get why Simon put them in a group. They are all so cute and pop material. There go the judges flip-flopping again!!

  • Tera2

    5th harmony did a very good job and showed they can work as girl group.  They sang it better than that obnoxious Demi Lovato who is an average singer.

  • justmefornow

    “Like two pigs fighting under a blanket”, lol.

  • giovi_lm

    The weird thing with Cece’s voice is that even when she is on-key she sounds off-key… i wonder if this is just the way her voice is. Either way, I agree that if it wasn’t because of how “entertaining” (for the lulz) she is, she would have been voted off a long time ago. 
    The top 2 are obvious… who’s going to win i’m not sure though, because Carly it’s too young for such a big contract and Tate’s style it’s really commercial. A “shocking win” may happen, meaning he could win even if Carly stays on top for this weeks until the real final.

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

    Personally, I just can’t get into girl groups that don’t incorporate dancing into their performance, because all the great pop groups do/did. With that said, this was a better performance from Fifth Harmony.

  • http://twitter.com/BazzleFjsm Bazzle

    This is so infuriating… they DOO!!! but in their originals! Its fantastic! But not in these stupid song choices on this show

  • Nedsdag

    Who is dressing her, a coma patient?

    I cannot look at her let alone listen to her.

  • http://asherlev1.livejournal.com/ asherlev1

    Okay, reading your recap…why does Demi think that being amazing is boring? Carly is going to fit into the singer-songwriter mould. Every good artist has a signature style; this is Carly’s. And she does it BEAUTIFULLY. 

  • genius13

    5H IMO has always been consistently good….I just wish they would have a WOW moment

  • jcabby

    I agree with Demi, Fifth Harmony looked like a girl group. The clothing, song choice, etc. They look like a group that can make it big. 

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

    this is gonna be better than Riri. 

  • iluvai

    Diamond is just so cute and authentic. I thought she did a great job!

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

    What a boring performance. Diamond tries too hard to sound with a strong/mature voice but she just sounds like she has an egg in her mouth. Why can’t she sing with a tone that’s more natural to her real voice?

  • Tera2

    I like that song “Diamond” by Rihanna.  I’d have liked to hear Paige do it.  I think Diamond did a pretty good job, and surprisingly she didnt come off as young as she usually does even though she slurred her words a bit at the beginning.

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

    those notes… Rihanna can’t even hit those notes. 

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

    I really enjoyed that performance from Diamond, and I actually liked how they changed it up. Better than anything Rihanna ever did.

  • http://twitter.com/Loretta31 Loretta

    I think Diamond has had a very good night!!  Both songs were very well sung and she di great!

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

    That’s what I’ve been trying to say for weeks now. I keep saying I hate the way CeCe sings. It’s not even about her singing off key, that’s just how she sings, it’s very flat. Something is very off with her voice and it’s called talent. lol

  • shell29

    I thought Diamond had a good night overall this week.  I don’t know if it will be enough to get her to Top 4.  She seems destined to play second fiddle to Carly on this show but I think she could have a bright future once the competition is over for her.

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

    Too many diamonds. Diamond sang Diamonds and she was in a huge diamond. lol 

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

    Okay LA you didn’t like Diamond’s performance but you loved that off key singing Emblem 3 did.

  • mtthew

    it’s coming next week, right when it is supposed to :)

  • mtthew

    it’s coming next week, right when it is supposed to :)

  • elliegrll

    Diamond was surprisingly good.  She sounds older than she is, which will help her, if Simon and company decide to sign her to a record contract.  

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

    Okay, I chose this song for Tate, but maybe I should have gone with the Dance… I like it better than Living on a Prayer.

  • Nedsdag

    See you next week, Tate!

  • Nedsdag

    See you next week, Tate!

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

    If I’m being honest, I think Tate just squeeze his way back into the top spot with that performance.

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

     Diamond actually had a good night way better than CeCe and Emblem 3 and the fact that they praise them more is just funny to me.

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

     Diamond actually had a good night way better than CeCe and Emblem 3 and the fact that they praise them more is just funny to me.

  • Tera2

    Tate’s voice fits that song.  Win or loose he will be getting gigs and making money after this.   I’m not a country fan but I liked Garth Brook, Reba and Leann Rimes cause they made me appreciate country back then.  I like some pop-country like Carrie Underwood now.

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

    Two will go home tomorrow? It’ll prolly be Fifth Harmony or Diamond White and Cece Frey. We need a miracle though.. Emblem 3 should go home! 

  • phil2501

    I thought this was one of the best (maybe the best) episode of the Xfactor this year. I thought everyone was pretty good.

  • Karen C

    I thought he was terrific, best of the night.

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

    It’s sad really. I hate the thought of Cece and even Emblem3 surpassing both Diamond and Fifth Harmony. I truly hope at least one of them makes it to the top 4. I already lost Amanda on The Voice, so one of these shows have to go my way. LOL

  • tucker davis

    Well, we were talking about looks on the other thread. All these contestants are pretty good-looking…lol. That shouldn’t matter, but it does in the real world!

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

    I’d love it if Diamond outlasted Fifth Harmony, but I don’t think Simon will allow that to happen.  The final four seems like a foregone conclusion (unless somehow Fifth Harmony lands in 6th in the voting.)

  • Nedsdag

    I thought Emblem3 sucked eggs tonight, but the girlies are going to vote for them.

    I was on another site and apparently Taylor Swift’s latest conquest, I mean companion, Harry Styles tweeted that 5H nailed it.

    Coincidence?

  • girlygirltoo

    Does Carly write songs? If not, she can’t fit into the singer-songwriter mould.

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

    Is it gonna be a double elimination again?

  • http://twitter.com/BazzleFjsm Bazzle

    She said she does 

  • shell29

    Yep, another double elimination.

  • girlygirltoo

    I don’t know what the reason is for this, but there hasn’t been a successful girl pure pop group in the US in years. And I don’t see Fifth Harmony changing that. They are all good singers, but they are boring.

  • http://twitter.com/BazzleFjsm Bazzle

    Holy crap Carly does remind me of JoJo. First time I’ve heard that song Leave by her though. I love it. Obviously its a bit too 90′s for todays charts… but Carly could go that route… I wouldn’t mind lol 

  • iluvai

    lol… My 12 year old is voting for them. I thought they were horrible tonight.

  • girlygirltoo

    I thought Diamond, Carly and Tate were all good on both their songs. Emblem3, CeCe and Fifth Harmony all had a split night.

    If it is a double elimination tomorrow, I’d vote off CeCe and Fifth Harmony.

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

    I never thought that I had to see the day when a newbie to panel such as Demi would give more direct and sensible critics as opposed to the jaded Simon ;)

  • http://twitter.com/Loretta31 Loretta

    My DD is texting like one possessed for E3,  I am voting Carly and getting dager eyes.  LOL  

  • http://twitter.com/BazzleFjsm Bazzle

    Demi = “The Truth” – as LA would say. 

  • calliebeckett

    The thing is you need to do the “girl power” thing for girl groups to have success here in the US. The tweens and teens go for the cute guys on boybands and propel them to stardom. 

    I’m not sure tweens or teens (girls more so) will ever go crazy for girl groups like boybands here.

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

    I’m mad about Cece and Emblem3 surpassing everyone who left. lol I think Diamond’s safe though, she performed well and was near the end. We may finally see Cece leave tomorrow, if she’s in the bottom with 5th Harmony then I can see them keeping 5th Harmony over her. Emblem 3 are safe no matter what.

    With Amanda off The Voice that show is dead to me. lol

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

    Wow! Demi acknowledged Brittany for once! Does anyone else realize that Demi and Brittany NEVER interact with each other??

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

    Simon has ZERO invested in 5th harmony. He could be working with their beautiful voices to make great harmonies but he doesnt give a dam.To him its all about his 3 douchebags.

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

    I agree with you.  Several of the girls have good voices.  I am also curious why Simon went with 5 instead of 3 or 4.  Five just seems like too many.  Then again, there was the Spice Girls. 

    Dennis, I agree – Amanda should have been in the Finals for The Voice.  I am not as interested in the show as my three favorites are gone.

    The X-Factor has much to learn about having a terrific production.

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

    Great show tonight!

    CeCe is my favorite and hoping she makes the semi’s. I didn’t find Edge of Glory pitchy and thought it had control. Part of Me was messy, but no worse than Katy Perry. I’m also a Katy Perry fan and CeCe is similar to her in a few ways. She does have a warble in the lower notes that luckily goes away on recordings. :)

    TBH, my least favorite are Emblem3. I liked their original audition song, but that’s about it. I also kinda don’t like it when Simon decides to co-opt a great original song for a watered down version. He did it with Hallelujah, and now he’s on to Forever Young.

    I thought Diamond was out of her league on Man’s World (horrible choice for her) but I really liked her Rihanna.

    Same with 5Harmony. The first song wasn’t so hot but the second song was great.  That Demi song is my favorite 5th Harmony performance yet.

    Tate had an off night for me. It wasn’t even the Bon Jovi song choice. That could have been better. He comes across as such a nice guy!

    Carly sounded great as usual. I actually thought If I Were A Boy was her worst performance yet, but yet, still sounded real good.

  • Tera2

     Demi Lovato is an obnoxious girl who only knows how to be rude.  She doesnt say much to Britney cause she doesnt wanna say the wrong thing like she disrespect LA Reid and Simon.  When LA said why doesnt she talk to Britney rudely she said “cause you dont talk to the queen like that.  I think Britney is quiet and kind of dopey and finds Demi abrasive.

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

    Actually Britney doesn’t interact with anyone. lol

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

    agreed Demi too young to be on a judging panel. Shes probably embarrassed that her last contestant left is is the screechy off key cece

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

    I am older and not too update on some of the groups.  My memory goes all the way back to Wilson-Phillips. LOL.

    Who are the recent girl-groups?

  • Tera2

    I cant get through to 5th harmony’s line since it opened just like I couldnt get through to Paige’s for the first hour last week.  Fishy.  She and Arin didnt deserve to be eliminated, and I hope 5th harmony stays tomorow.  These contestants have been my favorites from the show cause they have pop potential.

  • Kirsten

    Emblem3 – Simon Cowell – Groups – “Forever Young” by Bob Dylan

    Call me crazy, but I don’t think that’s the Bob Dylan song of that name. I think it’s the Alphaville song that was redone by Jay-Z on his latest album. I think the version owes a lot more to that version and I expected to hear them rap. Didn’t Emblem3 rap when we first met them?

    Anyway, Emblem3 doesn’t bother me. Let the little girls have their boy bands (sorry Emblem3). It’s a right of passage.

  • beanowl

    Is Khloe wearing my grandmother’s curtains?

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/FOJ2LBQGWWAOVEYNWKUHYI7PJI Rose

    Carly is overrated. She’s young but has had much more training than some older contestants. Her singing is always the same — week after week after week. Same runs, same screaming, same faces. She never mentions that she was on Broadway and on TV and the judges don’t, either. Tonight during the Pepsi Pre Show Live, they asked the contestants when they first realized they could sing, and Diamond did mention her previous musical gigs, but Carly didn’t. I think it’s a calculated move to make her sound more amazing, like she’s your average school kid with this wonderful undiscovered talent. Many people at home don’t take the time to google the contestant and buy into it. The producers wanted her to win from the very beginning and it’s evident in the way they packaged her audition. Rachel Crow last year was just as amazing (and with less professional training) but she wasn’t so hyped. Carly will win because of how she’s been packaged. The funny thing is that she doesn’t even need a $5 million recording contract because she lives in a big house with a big pool that is worth at least a couple of millions and she has the connections and the chops to succeed on her own (though I see her more in Broadway productions than as a pop star). This show is a joke. I hate country, but I want Tate to win. He also has experience but not as big as Carly and if he works in construction it means he doesn’t have all the money that Carly’s parents have. He deserves it more. 

  • iluvai

    Carly is amazing. But I liked Beatrice’s unique sound a lot better. I really don’t know how they will market Carly. Maybe a Christmas album to begin with??

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

    There are two songs with the same name. Bob Dylan’s Forever Young is a boring monotone song, like 90% of his material. Alphaville’s song is the one with the famous hook and the one which Douchebag3 destroyed.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/PNSH2QAGCCIS6VU4VOTPDH6BTM Jeanette

    Do you realize how many of the people on this show have experience outside of X-Factor? Even Tate admitted that up until a certain point he had gigs but it never went anywhere. Tate has had 30 somewhat years of being able to perfect his craft, Carly has had, less than 10? X Factor isn’t about who deserves it more because they need the money, its about who has the dreams, the sheer talent, and that certain ” je ne sais quoi” to become a popular artist. It isn’t fair to count out other acts because you think Tate deserves it more. Also, the hate towards Carly is unnecessary because, no matter who wins, at this point, they all the ability to receive a recording contract.

  • durbesque

    Carly’s voice goes through those phrases with the beauty and sophistocation of a gifted adult singer.  My only complaint is that her words are not always clear.  But she’s in her own league on this show. 

  • Axxxel

    I am not updated as well… I heard about Florence and the Machine… they just got a Grammy Nomination for their song “Shake it out”… I think the song was also performed on Glee last season.

  • Jaejae1

    These talent shows have nothing to do with who is financially or socially deserving. It’s not a social service.  I personally don’t care if Carly is from a monied family or if she has had experience singing before. She is till really talented.  Yes, I think the show should be honest about her background but that doesn’t make me like her less.  Idol is never honest about the performers background either. Not even the Voice is totally honest.  

  • kmd23

     I could not agree with you more. I think Carly is meant for Broadway and there is nothing wrong with that.

  • girlygirltoo

    Florence and the Machine is NOT a girl group. It is actually an alt indie rock band  :)

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/PNSH2QAGCCIS6VU4VOTPDH6BTM Jeanette

    If it was, the show would be called, “I’m poor and talented, so give me money!” 

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

    Shake it Out was also done on Smash last year. Kat did a great version. Funny, I was just thinking that this would be a good song for both Carly or CeCe.

  • http://kristentheyellowlab.blogspot.com/ ZsusK

    Bob Dylan’s Forever Young is a boring monotone song, like 90% of his material.

    Oh dear God in Heaven.  I’ll be curled in a ball of despair in my room if anyone needs me. 

  • Whatiswrongwithus

    Why is Simon always so rude to Demi?

    Why does he bully her but doesn’t do it to Britney?

    Why is he such a pompous ignorant a$$? Ignorant I say because he has no clue how to handle his left over acts. Did he not read the recent article his douchebag3 had with the hollywood reporter and how his precious boyband threw him under the bus?

    Finally- why are we even watching? I think most of us know the outcome:
    Winner – Carly
    Runner up- Tate
    3rd – Emblem3

    Yawn.

  • Ratna12

    It was so funny when CeCe put away her mic on her second song and her voice still came on clearly as loud as when she had her mic close. Ooops.

    Carly is good but really not THAT good to deserve all the ovation.

    I think they should just give the $5 mil to Tate. Heh, he has a family, older, etc, etc. whatever.

  • springboard2

    Only caught up with the show thanks to this blog.
    I like Fifth Harmony and Diamond the most.

  • Axxxel

    oops, sorry :-)

  • Keyera Mullins

    Watching tonight I think Demi knows her last act may be going home tomorrow tonight, so she had something negative to say about everyone else. Cece really does need to go. She was off key and is just not likeable in my opinion.

  • http://twitter.com/Girltalkbf AlesheaDominique

    Finally watched tonights episode and just ugh. Was it just me or were they looking desperate and SERIOUSLY trying to throw Tate under the bus… from the intro package, to the songs, to the comments. It’s getting to the point where I am actually starting to feel sorry for CeCe and what they have done to her. I still don’t care for her but I feel for her. My mommas was joking that poor Diamond doesn’t realize they are just using her. I found it very funny when Mario said he wanted E3 to do some Sublime and Drew got all excited, waving his hands in the air. Notice how the camera cut away from him real fast. Poor boys just realized Daddy Simon has other ideas and they must obey or face the wrath of countless reality show contestants before them; who sang  much better to be quite honest. 

    I still love Carly but she is begging to bore me at this point, and the girl group is a hot mess. 

    I also FLOVED Demi tonight when she was no holds bar and telling it like it is. Seems to me she is bitter after realizing what all goes into a show like this and how the winner is ACTUALLY picked.

  • http://www.facebook.com/marjanaisweird Aakash Mansukhani

    emblem 3 was BORING AS HELL this week. STOP DESTROYING THEM SIMON, THEY’RE IN A WHOLE DIFFERENT GENRE THAN ONE DIRECTION. 

  • Listening

    Umm are the judges crazy Emblem 3 were horrible vocally singing just the way you are. It became glaring obvious they can’t sing. I excepted someone to call them on it but nobody did. They actually got complimented on thise bad vocals. During the entire time while I cringed I imagined how Simon was going to spin it. He’d say something like “were the vocals perfect no but I don’t even care b/c I believed you and the emotion you put in the song”. You know totally down playing their awful voices. But he didn’t have to do any of that b/c nobody acknowledged Emblem 3′s terrible vocals.

    It was so obvious that their vocal performance was dreadful that when nobody called them on it I immediately became suspicious and thought Simon had said something along the lines ” If you say anything negative about their vocals you’re fired”

  • Listening

    Carly was amazing singing As Long As you Love Me. That was her best performance in the competition. Her tone was incredible I haven’t heard that tone before. She put just enough twists in the song and didn’t over do it. I loved the arrangement of the song, I loved everything about it. And I believed the emotion she put in that song unlike last week when she sang Rolling in the Deep.

  • Listening

    Fifth Harmony were boring singing Set Fire to the Rain. They really needed more passion for that song.

  • Listening

    Tate was boring and was  barely average vocally singing Living On a Prayer.

  • Listening

    Part of Me was one of Cee Cee’s best performances. She was totally feeling that one. I enjoyed it. But I got to say her outfit was awful.

  • Listening

    What is going on w/ Emblem 3′s comments it’s they’re all lies. Forever Young was only a bit better vocally than their first performance but only b/c the first one was so bad. They were already scraping the bottom of the barrel it be nearly impossible to sing worse.

    I observed Simon watching them sing and you could totally tell he realized they sounded bad. He got still and had this intense look in his eyes. But then once again he never acknowledged it. He actually complained that all the judge’s comments weren’t glowing. Shut up Simon you need to be kissing the ground they walk on and thank them for for not bringing up Emblem 3s horrible vocals.

  • Listening

    I knew Carly couldn’t pull off If I Were A Boy. I didn’t buy it she just didn’t sing from her gut. She didn’t have that deep passion the right attitude for that type of song. Also once again she tried to do to much w/ a song and near the end her vocals weren’t as tight.

  • Listening

    Umm this isn’t Diamond’s night she made a mess of both her songs. She was a little shrill/shreaky during This is a Man’s World. And for her second Diamonds she had a weird accent and her vocals were muffled it was difficult to understand what she was singing.

  • Incipit

    Are you KIDDING Simon? He sang it like a country song. So trying to throw Tate under the bus

    I haven’t been paying attention much – but I figured Simon was due to be sending the bus for another pass at Tate tonight.

    So, who supposedly picked this song for Tate, anyway? It wasn’t the fans, I gathered that much…they  picked a Country Song for a Country Singer. Shock. Surprise.

    And even if this IS NOT “Living on a Prayer”  - it’s “Prayer 94″ – an acoustic  version of that song from the Bon Jovi Album Crossroads – why would a smooth voiced baritone country singer pick an acoustic rock ballad done by a tenor? DC used this for his audition song in 2008 – but he IS a dramatic tenor…Tate is not.
    He also sings rock ballads, Tate does not.

    Tate would have to know there were high notes that wouldn’t work for him – with the back up singers in place, he pulled a lot of the harmony on that – which is nice that he can do, as opposed to groups who ‘claim’ to be about the harmony, but not the best way to show off his own baritone vocals at this stage of the competition. And so Not in his country genre…which raises that ‘authentic’ meme.

    So, whose bright idea was this supposed to be? If someone took credit for the choice, I missed it on the video.

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

    It’s strange. CeCe actually has a decent voice. She’s just horrible at using it, she’s off key and her enunciation is weird. Who the hell pronounces “truth” with an O sound? Hell, that entire line seemed like she shouted/forced it out. Vocal lessons would have done her some awesome.

    She would have been killer if she were able to stay on key for that Edge of Glory performance. Some notes wavered off horribly, so it wasn’t great in my opinion.

  • http://twitter.com/BazzleFjsm Bazzle

    Wow Carly/Emblem3 didn’t get the pimp spot tonight? That’s weird. 

    1st performance:
    CeCe: B+ 
    A very powerful vocal and she was finally ON PITCH! wow! Could this be a comeback? O wait its too late. But thank goodness she’s going out with her best performances. Britney was right felt it was good but wasn’t compelling. Song fit her.
    Emblem3: C+
    It is a good song, its not predictable if its the REAL Emblem3. But this was wrong on all sorts of levels. ARGH. I cannot nearly express my frustration through typing. THANK YOU Mario Lopez! hinting Sublime. Please teach Simon how to mentor. You could see the relief & joy on all their faces when Mario said that. Did  you hear that rasp in Keaton’s voice? he sounded retarded on this song but on their originals he sounds legendary.
    Carly: A… nearing plus I have yet to give it…
    I have to say kinda unexpected not cos it was ‘original’ arrangement but I didn’t expect this song choice anyway. Current, superb vocals and I agree with LA so much control and I did feel it was a bit more personal on this performance. I did connect more. It didn’t just feel like she was trying to win a competition. FH: B-
    I agree with LA. 4 backup singers and still the harmonys were pretty weak. Their solos were great but again I felt like they were lacking a bit of intensity because the harmonies were so weak. Harmony on something unplugged is the best time to have harmony. Even the melodic backing was weak.Diamond: B
    Great effort but she struggled with the top notes. Also, this song was just too big for her. It is hard to do justice to one of the greatest most intense songs ever written. For me personally, Joshua Ledet’s or Xtina’s versions don’t even do it for me. This song needs as little vocal acrobatics as possible to be compelling.
    Tate: B
    Wrong song choice. Although I liked the risk the energy was sucked out of it with the arrangement. Good vocals though solid, but a little anti climatic. Alot good country songs can be pulled off unplugged. 2nd performance:   CeCe: B
    Ok i listened to it again because I thought it actually wasn’t too bad but everyone was commenting saying it was shite… I still think it wasn’t that bad. I mean she worked the stage, it’s current, it fits her, the vocals were powerful and stellar in parts and weak and wobbly in others. But I disagree she wasn’t ‘slightly under pitch’ the whole way through. She was either on pitch or completely off pitch. 
    Emblem3: B
    Ok better than the first song choice. But still out of those 3 songs we had to choose from… they did the best they could do. Actually no, you could see the look on their faces during this performance… they were just not into it at all. Compared to the emotion they put behind the Matisyahu number. I think they are getting a bit tired of dis shit. They are becoming the very thing they set out not to be. 
    Carly: A- 
    Tbh. I honestly thought this song had too much belting for her to take. But holy crap did she do justice to this song. I do feel like though unlike the last performance this was just for competitions sake. I agree with Demi she should do another uptempo. 
    FH: A-
    Best performance of theirs so far. Current, good harmony! finally. I think they just weren’t confident enough in the unplugged song. But most importantly I finally felt a bit of sassiness & self possession come out!  
    Diamond: A-
    I thought she gave this song the diva treatment it kinda needed to be a competitive song choice. I also think she did it justice like Demi said. Still she is still trying to go for the big ones that are still quite a whiles out of reach.
    Tate: B+
    Better but I think this song has a much too generic melody. That combined with the delivery I was with Demi on this one it bordered lined a little boring. I woulda much prefered the Dance. But still solid vocal as always. 

  • fuzzywuzzy

    “Finally watched tonights episode and just ugh. Was it just me or were
    they looking desperate and SERIOUSLY trying to throw Tate under the
    bus… from the intro package, to the songs, to the comments.”

    Of course. Did you not expect that to happen? lol

  • fuzzywuzzy

    I thought that the performances were pretty good tonight (relatively speaking).

    Cece was still pitchy, but not horribly off key like usual. I did lol at her second performance as it was unintentionally hilarious! lol  She’s so in earnest that she comes across as desperate to me.

    Carly was impressive and will probably win. I’m not sure how she will do as a solo pop artist, but she certainly has a lot of talent as a vocalist. It is a little freaky that she sounds so mature.

    Tate was fine (not a country fan). I lol’ed at Simon’s obvious attempt to bus him, then pretend to like him after the second song. lol

    Diamond was OK. I’m pretty neutral on her and don’t have much of an opinion, except that her performances are pretty unmemorable to me.

    Fifth Harmony was good, but not great. I think that they suffer from being thrown together and kind of having to gel as a group using the live rounds to do so. Their harmonies were much better than Emblem3 though.

    Emblem3′s first song really showed their weaknesses a vocalists and in trying to harmonize. It appears that none of the drama suggested by their THR interview emerged – I wonder what happened there? Their second song wasn’t much better. Plus, they are still uber-obnoxious (which I don’t think is going to change). lol

  • http://www.facebook.com/ppmoreira10 Pepe Moreira

    Cece and Emblem 3 probably go home tonite

  • julesb2183

    How is the finale going to work? Are they going to have it between two acts?

  • geekygirl

    I don’t know if someone has mentioned ths already, but isn’t that Alphaville’s Forever Young?  It’s not the Forever Young that I associate with Dylan, unless he wrote two songs that name? The chorus in my mind goes, “and may you stay forever young”

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

    CeCe-Edge Of Glory. This was incredible! Loved her slowed down acoustic version. This was CeCe’s best performance ever!
    Douchebag3-Just The Way You Are.This was pretty bad. I don’t think they even sang on key.
    Carly-As Long As You Love Me. This was incredible! She made me like a Justin Bieber song! I hope this girl wins!
    Fifth Harmony-Set Fire To The Rain.This was really good. It actually made me enjoy Adele again like Carly did last week. 
    Diamond-It’s A Man’s World-I’m so damn sick of hearing this song. It is so overdone in singing competitions. This was good though. It wasn’t great, it was just good.
    Tate-Livin On A Prayer. Finally something that isn’t country! I actually really liked this. I still want him to lose though. 
    CeCe-Part Of Me. This was good. Her first performance was way better though.
    Douchebag3-Forever Young.Oh god, This was hideous. This was worst than the first perforamce. Somebody kill it! Just no! 
    Carly-If I Were a Boy. This was really amazing! Take you the prize Carly because you have earned it!
    Fifth Harmony-Give Your Heart a Break. This was amazing! 
    Diamond-Diamonds. Wow. This was really really good! I usually hate this Riahnna song, but she has now made me love it. Her best performance to date.
    Tate-If Tomorrow Never Comes. Back to being boring. I don’t care for this.

  • Oldhag

    Idol ought to try to get Demi, she’s a crappy mentor but a pretty good judge.

  • Me Whoiam

    I don’t know if this has already been mentioned or not, but, Emblem3 didn’t do Bob Dylan’s song “Forever Young”.  What they performed was Alphaville’s song “Forever Young”.

  • Nicholas Johnson

    Forever Young is by Alphaville, not Bob Dylan. Yes Dylan has a song called Forever Young, but Emblem3 didn’t sing it.