X Factor 2 - The Top 8 - Recap, Videos and Results!

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I’ll be live blogging the X Factor Top 8 results right here! Watch for a DOUBLE ELIMINATION. Josh Krajcik and Alicia Keys perform!

Paige Thomas is eliminated
Vino Alan is eliminated

Holy crap. Could the manipulation be more obvious? I’m not one who typically subscribes to conspiracy theories–but Vino’s elimination smells to high heaven.  Truth: When Vino is left to his own devices he ALWAYS picks the right song. “If You Don’t Know Me By Now” has been sung quite a bit on singing competitions. It’s not a dud song. And I’ll bet Vino has sung it before.  I refuse to believe that LA’s last minute change was anything but sabotage.

Here’s the thing–I can’t imagine Simon was happy to see Vino beating the crap out of his acts week after week.  Also, Vino is such a throwback, he’s not that marketable.  Simon wanted Vino out, so his acts could move up, and that’s exactly what happened. LA doesn’t care. He’s got an artist, Tate Stevens, who could win it all.  I’ll bet LA figures Tate might pick up some of Vino’s votes.  Simon doesn’t have a problem with Tate, because the singer is a marketable country artist. I can imagine Simon dreaming of the day Tate outsells Scotty McCreery. I think Simon would LOVE to be able to brag about making inroads in country.

Geez. At least when Nigel tries to pull this shite on Idol, he’s not so blatantly obvious about it!  It’s not fun watching contestants treated like pawns in a chess game.

The theme of X Factor 2 could be “Nobody really knows the artist I am.”  The mentors and back stage producers are FAILING these finalists! FAIL FAIL FAIL! What’s also obvious is the way in which the contestants are being made over into artists they are not. The make overs are twisted and grotesque. And depressing. Because–as we saw with Jason, Jennel, Lyric 145, Arin Beatrice, Paige and Vino–the performances are over produced and inorganic. The contestants hardly look comfortable on stage, resulting in poor performances. The only way to enjoy X Factor is to treat it like the trainwreck it is. Lulz galore.

The only act who seems completely happy with becoming something they aren’t are Emblem3, who seem to be willing to do anything to succeed.  They are still suffering from the D (douche) Factor, so Simon has his work cut out for him. Expect the boys to save a basket of puppies from a burning building in their video package next week.

The continuing survival of CeCe Frey must also make Simon very happy. She’s polarizing, to say the least. She’s cast perfectly as the Season 2 villain. When they are ready to ditch her, they will damn her with faint praise. I should have remembered that when Simon tells a contestant they should pack their bags, it’s a cue for the viewers to pick up their phones, en  masse, to dial in pity votes.

Also, I’d like to note, that when Mario reveals the leader board, he skirts around the issue of which of the bottom 2 came in next to last.  He usually mumbles something like–well X was saved, so they are X.  We don’t really know if the contestant the judges saved had the fewest votes. Think about that.

Oh. And Khloe STILL can’t read a teleprompter and continues to be a terrible interviewer. I don’t expect that to improve.

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A recap of last night’s AWESOMENESS *cough* is first. Shakes the Clown looks scary! Vino is worried about tonight. Paige is so happy about her performance. But will she be happy tonight when she inevitably winds up in the bottom 2? CeCe says she’s not packing a suitcase because she’s not going anywhere! Alrighty, then.

WOW WHAT A PHENOMENAL NIGHT says Robo Khloe.

HERE COMES THE INSTANT ELIMINATION! The act with the lowest number of votes and going home right now is…Paige Thomas. PAIGE THOMAS IS ELIMINATED! Paige says it’s ok that she was eliminated, because she has bigger and better things to do. Ooooh. BURN?

Josh Krajcik takes the stage to sing “One Thing She’ll Never Know”. You remember him! He was the runner-up to Melanie Amaro! He just released 4 songs ahead of his spring CD debut.

Khloe and Mario announce the Pepsi Challenge thingy.

The remaining finalists take the stage! The 5 acts that are safe will be announced, in no particular order.

Safe:

  • Fifth Harmony
  • CeCe Frey
  • Emblem3
  • Carly Rose Sonenclar
  • Tate Stevens

Vino Alan and Diamond White are in the bottom 2!

Simon is not surprised about Vino in the Bottom 2. Of course he isn’t.  Vino and Diamond must have been nearly crapping their pants when they were left on stage with Tate. So much suspense right there. Not.  BUSSING COMPLETE. Congrats Simon and LA.

Khloe speaks with Diamond and Vino backstage.  Vino is OK with LA changing his song at the last minute even if it landed him in the bottom 2. And he loves Diamond.

Alicia Keys takes the stage to sing “Girl On Fire”.

Diamond White sings “I Was Here” by Beyonce for her life – This girl is just…not ready. She should be sent home tonight, but it ain’t gonna happen. Argh the pitchiness. Please. No.

Vino Alan sings “Trouble” by Ray Lamontagne for his life – If LA would have allowed Vino to sing his original song pick, we wouldn’t be in this pickle. He’s singing rings around Diamond, but it’s not going to matter.

The judges choose who they are sending home.  Simon had “Christ” bleeped out. Oops on taking the Lord’s name in vain! We don’t do that in Americer Simon!

LA is sending home Diamond White
Britney is sending home Vino Allan
Demi is sending home Vino Allan
Simon Cowell is sending home Vino Alan

Vino Alan has been eliminated. Vino is shocked and says America never got the chance to hear what he can do. It’s the X Factor 2 drum beat. Man. *mj adjusts her tin foil hat*

Now it’s time to reveal the rankings: 1/10th of 1% separates the Top 2!

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

…and Simon Cowell rubs his hands together. MISSION ACCOMPLISHED.

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

    Wow!

  • http://twitter.com/Loretta31 Loretta

    So wrong!!  Paige going home before Cece.  Ugh

  • iluvai

    Paige had one of the worst vocals, so this elimination makes sense, imo.

  • dabney c

    I’m dog-sitting for my friend tonight, and his house has no cable! Aaargghh!! That means I can’t watch results as they happen, and will have to rely on MJ’s videos to stay informed … as well as all the regulars’ descriptions of what’s going on in real-time. Please be extra graphic so I can bitch with y’all! :-D 

  • teekee

    Not surprised, but I finally liked her last night.

  • dabney c

    OMG, Paige goes home pre-Cece and Vino?? Wow. Unexpected this time.

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

    Was that the shocking elimination that Khloe was talking about? duh.

  • lovesickheroine

    No doubt Cece’s gonna be doing the sing-off, i’m kinda sick of it

  • http://www.facebook.com/paridy63 Sandra Labute

    So will they reduce Demi to zero tonight, hmmm.

  • SullyD

    To be honest, I wasn’t Paige’s biggest fan (didn’t like her at all, actually), but I wanted her to stay after watching her Rick Rolling X Factor last night :(

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Lin-Brand/1226220699 Lin Brand

    I really enjoyed Paige’s recent performance; based on that, she should not have gone home. Certainly not before Cece, who killed (in a bad way) Lady Marmalade.

  • jlscott13

    Maybe what Paige meant is that she should be focusing on her daughter?

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

    You obviously went to the bathroom on CeCe, because there is no way Paige sounded worse than her.

  • girlygirltoo

    Hopefully Paige meant being a mom, because that may be the only bigger and better thing for her in the near future. She needs to figure out how to become an original artist, not a (second rate) Rihanna wannabe if she really wants a career in this business.

  • shell29

    What was so shocking about Paige’s dismissal?  The girl has been a bottom dweller since the live shows started.  Just stop Khloe.

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

    Paige decided to focus on her daughter now?  Not last week?  Easy to say after being eliminated.  Had Paige won, I’m sure she would have found a way to make an album.

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

    The fact that Josh made it to the top 2 says a lot about the talent on the show. He has a good voice,but zero star quality in my opinion.

  • genius13

    Who would’ve thought that CeCe would be the last young adult standing

  • teekee

    Well, I appreciate her not crying and whatnot.

  • http://www.facebook.com/paridy63 Sandra Labute

    So I wonder if Melanie will ever show up on the show, I don’t think she ever released anything has she?

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

    Not yet, Sandra.  Next month.

  • girlygirltoo

    She’s supposed to be on XF next week

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/XY62PETGTXO3FFQXX45UKQ2O7M Steph

     Josh K. >>>>>>>>>> Season 1 & 2 (contestants, judges, hosts – everything).

  • iluvai

    Actually, I only watched MJ’s videos last night, but when they showed the recap of her performances I think she has consistently been a weak singer. I do think she is beautiful and talented and I like her way better than CeCe.

  • http://twitter.com/eilonwya10 Eilonwy

    So I wonder if Melanie will ever show up on the show, I don’t think she ever released anything has she?

    Isn’t she scheduled to perform in next week’s results show? Amaro released a single in August and its B-side shortly thereafter. The main single peaked at #8 on the Hot Dance Club Songs chart but failed at Top 40 radio. The B-side single peaked at I think #26 on UAC radio.

    I have concluded that I’m literally the only person other than Amaro’s management and immediate family who knows this, which doesn’t say much for her PR. (Not a fan, but I’m interested in artist launches.)

  • Wessles

    Rumor has it she will sing during finale week.

  • Wessles

    YES. YES. YES.  I <3 CeCe Frey!  So happy.
    If only Emblem3 hadn't made it. I wanted them to sweat and have to sing in the face off.

  • iluvai

    No not CeCe!!! Ugh!!!!

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

    This is ridiculous. What idiots are voting for CeCe?

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

    Although I want Ce Ce to be in bottom 2, I think this week she ll survive. I think bottom ll be Diamond and one of Simon group which I dont want to happen. :(

  • shell29

    CeCe safe?  That’s a shocker for me. 

  • SullyD

    LMAO, Go CeCe

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

    Man…Vino is so screwed…

  • lovesickheroine

    I want Vino out! yay for cece lmao

  • shell29

    Operation “Bus Vino” is successful.

  • iluvai

    I guess that’s going to be good bye to Vino.  Darn I wish CeCe was gone.

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

    “Her album’s being released either 12/4 or 12/11, depending what source you believe.”
    For a long time, I heard Dec. 4 would be the release date.  Yesterday, I began reading about a Dec. 11 drop date.  That there’s confusion at this point is a terrible sign, fan or not.

  • http://www.facebook.com/paridy63 Sandra Labute

    LMAO CeCe safe, and Vino in the bottom 2 lol.

  • iluvai

    Cece’s hair is not going to be able to handle many more performances. It looks ruined!

  • Tera2

    I cant believe Paige is eliminated.  I dont think she got the lowest votes.  I  could hardly get into her line to vote the first hour cause it was so busy.   Lines dont stay busy like that on xfactor.  I tried 5th Harmony’s line to give them a few votes and that line was wide open.  I think x-factor is screwing itself up this season by eliminating Paige and Arin Ray who have good recording voices and star quality and more potential to actually be on the mainstream pop charts. 

    I’m getting tired of these shows not producing stars I can see accomplishing like Kelly Clarkson, Carrie Underwood, and Jennifer Hudson.  I’m not one of those who enjoys watching shows who dont produce stars like The Voice.  I was interested in XFactor after seeing Arin Ray who has the Chris brown and Usher vi and I was rooting for him.  And I like Paige cause she has a good recording voice even if her vocals is average.  And I like 5th harmony cause they have Pop potential too.

    Anyway I’m sure that Demi Lovato is glad to eliminate Paige casue she doesnt want her to be a star.  And now she’s left with Cece who doesnt even have a good voice and with awful vocals and isn’t gonna  be a star.  Paige is like Cinderella who who had to put up with the wicked sisters Cece and Demi — Demi the obnoxious one who cut off Paige’s hair and the bitchy competitive Cece. This season is another wasted season of X-factor.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1468223561 Jim Benson

    ugggh who is voting for CeCe…she is just awful

  • http://twitter.com/dam744 Damien Roberts

    I’m thinking a few things. 1. Cece is probably safe, just in order to keep one of Demi’s acts around for another week. 2. Diamond White or Vino Alan are probably gone. 3. I think people are looking to far into a popular saying; bigger and better things is something simply say.

  • girlygirltoo

    Not really surprised by this result. I’m guessing the judges will boot Vino

  • jlscott13

    Whatever. I was referencing to her comment after being eliminated… -__-

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

    I can’t say how priceless was Britney face when they announced that went through with that trainwreck of performance. It’s Cece, bitch! 

  • bannanafish

    Maybe I’mmistaken, but did Paige ever get to sing in the latter halfof the show. Seems like it’s reserved for Emblem 3 & CeCe.

  • http://twitter.com/Loretta31 Loretta

    I hope they save Diamond.  Vino’s thug demeanor just is so unappealing.

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

    CeCe’s safe?

    …Sorry Britain for calling you silly for Rylan.

  • SullyD

    Yeah, Vino, I totally believe that you’re not mad at LA for changing your song choice at last minute.

  • Karen C

    I hope so too, I think she has a lot of potential, and a terrific attitude.  She’s not falling apart like others her age have on this show.

  • http://twitter.com/eilonwya10 Eilonwy

    For a long time, I heard Dec. 4 would be the release date.  Yesterday, I began reading about a Dec. 11 drop date.  That there’s confusion at this point is a terrible sign, fan or not.

    True, that. I decided to make myself useful by checking Metacritic’s and Pause & Play’s release calendars (which overlap but aren’t identical)… and neither lists Amaro’s album at all, so I guess these music industry sources literally didn’t get the memo. The Amazon listing for Truly just says “no release date has been set yet.”

    Hell of a way to build excitement for a Christmas release, Mr. Simon Cowell and Mr. L.A. Reid.

    Whoever wins this year really needs to be thinking about how to go to bat for himself/herself to get real PR.

  • lovesickheroine

    This song is terrible

  • Wessles

    I’m seriously hoping the judges acknowledge that even though Vino might be the more technically gifted singer, Diamond is far and away the most likely of the two to become a star and send him packing.

  • http://twitter.com/Loretta31 Loretta

     Paige has always been in the first half of the show and CeCe last (pimp spot) or near last.

    Emblem3 has been 4th and 5th.  This week was the first time they were last. Tate has been in the later half every week except last week when he went first.

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

    Alicia Keys had a better voice back in the day or was she always like this live? 

  • teekee

    I like Vino’s voice much more than Diamond’s, but it’s okay either way.

  • lithee

    Paige was 2nd last performer last week with “Everytime”

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

    Paige was on the pimp spot last week, I mean, just before the plant. And Cece on the first half.

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

    She was not always perfect, but she sounded much better earlier in her career. 

  • dabney c

    Bizarre that they didn’t really even try to market Melanie before this season began. How many seasons can XF last without showing faith in their winners’ viability?

  • Wessles

    It’s only season 2… No matter what happens, Simon and L.A. have such man crushes on Emblem3 that there’s no way those boys wont get all sorts of marketing effort.

    And X Factor UK’s taught us that winners don’t matter (see: Cher Lloyd and One Direction getting roughly 20% of the vote in the Final Four, but does anyone remember who got 2nd and 1st?  Both of those low vote-getters have gone platinum)

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

    That’s what I thought when I saw her today and some videos on YT. 

    Off-topic: did you know Amanda Brown was her backup singer too? She had some killer solos.

  • http://twitter.com/Loretta31 Loretta

     Tera in many ways I agree with you, in that Arin and Paige are way more marketable than many of the remaining acts.

    In fairness Demi ruined both Paige’s look and CeCes.  Paige never should have let her bald head her.  But CeCe is going to have to shave her hair off after the show because it is now a bleached fired mess.

    Both Paige and CeCe looked way better before Demi got a hold of them.

    The problem with these shows is people do not consider marketability when voting.  That is why Josh got second but Chris Rene, Marcus, & Astro went before him.  Makes no sense to me. 

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

    Vino’s the better singer, but Diamond has more potential. I’d go with Diamond and send home Vino.

    Of course, I’d send home CeCe before anyone else.

    Imagine the musical death that would be caused by a CeCe/Rylan duet, lol. Circumcisions almost sound more entertaining than that, unless it’s one of those extremely entertainingly bad duets. 

  • Nedsdag

    All Diamond has to do is burp for 90 seconds and she’s staying.

  • http://twitter.com/Loretta31 Loretta

    Wow Diamond just killed it!!  That was really really good.

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

    Diamond killed that in such a good way. She gave it everything. Hope she stays.

  • fuzzywuzzy

    “BUSSING COMPLETE. Congrats Simon and LA.”

    Yep. So obvious.

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

    Rebecca Ferguson’s album was very well-received, but I don’t think it sold well. And Matt Cardle, more like Matt CardLOL. 

  • http://twitter.com/Loretta31 Loretta

    Damn Vino sounds really good as well.  This is going to be so difficult.

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

    I thought it was painful ot listen to…Lol! 

  • SullyD

    I love to see LA pretending that he is “feeling the song” with those ridiculous facial expressions, lol

  • chillj

    VEry nice version, vino!  Powerful.

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

    If Vino sung half that good last night, he wouldn’t be in the bottom. Diamond should still stay in my opinion.

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

    vino didn’t do good at all.

  • shell29

    That was a good sing off.  Both Vino and Diamond gave it all they had.

  • fuzzywuzzy

    Vino sang much better than Diamond (who was off key throughout), but I’ll bet that Vino goes home regardless.

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

    He seems to do a “thizz face”.

    It’s got nothing on Steven Tyler closing his eyes and shaking his head at a good audition. I liked that from Steven.

  • fuzzywuzzy

    Simon will send home Vino. Otherwise, if it goes to deadlock, Diamond will go home.

    ETA: Yep. Called it. They really wanted Vino gone.

  • Tera2

    Diamond, slured her words thorough that song.  She has potential but she’s still young.  I can see her in Pop/R&B girl band in a couple yrs and Disney stuff too.

    Vino sounded like he’s been dieing to sing that song.  He did ok, but I’m tired of his singing already.  I would send both home.  Paige and Arin have more star potential than this two.

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

    Diamond tries too hard to sound with a strong/husky voice. Her vocals are shaky. Vino is much more effortless and natural with his vocals. But of course Vino is leaving the competition.

  • http://twitter.com/Loretta31 Loretta

    BUSING is complete!!  I am not a Vino fan but man he got hosed!

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

    Vino is such a poor sport. Bye baby!

  • Nedsdag

    I don’t like seeing tweens looking the way Diamond looks.

    Unfortunately, Diamond has to get used to this because she’s not winning.

  • fuzzywuzzy

    Of course. It was a bus job all the way. With Vino ranking much higher than Diamond in the voting, there was no way that they were going to send it to deadlock and keep Vino.

  • http://twitter.com/georgiarealist Susan Burge

    Well, they could cut Cece’s hair short and let her wear Paige’s porcupine hat now that Paige is gone…

  • fuzzywuzzy

    LA Reid may be the most sincere sounding hypocrite ever. lol

  • dabney c

    Oh, true enough, Wessles. But still, they should market the hell out of whoever wins when they don’t have a better alternative. It’s not like they threw everything they had into some lower-placer from last season. Letting a whole season lay fallow is … just a weird way to debut a singing competition, imo.

  • http://twitter.com/VakAttack Nunya Biz

    What a bus job.  Awful. They should be embarrassed.

  • girlygirltoo

    that was XFUK…not XFUS. A lot of people in the US probably don’t even know Cher Lloyd and 1D were reality show contestants

  • Karen C

    Are those bus tracks on Vino?

  • shell29

    That was a very efficient bussing…from 3rd place to gone in a week.  Well played Simon, well played.  I can’t wait to hear Vino’s exit interviews-I have a feeling he won’t hold back.

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

    poor paige. Went home on Rick Roll song. I would have thrown a fit as well if I was given that song. That is like the happy feet idol thing.

  • mileyfan123

    Blah I can’t believe we still have Emblem3 and  CeCe here while Vino and Paige are going home. You can complain about the million things wrong with idol, but they have never had a top 6 competitor as bad as Cece.

  • justmefornow

    That performance by Vino was so much better than that pitchy mess of a performance by Diamond. But it really ddn’t matter what he sang he was going regardless.

    I also must say good job VFTW, keeping trainwreck CeCe for another week.
    This show needs all the help it can get, lol.

  • kmd23

    Simon got his way. Vino got the bus job. Not fair but that is the way Simon operates and LA went along with it.

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

    If they market these acts like the uk one’s, they would have no problem getting a star. They marketed the hell out of Cher,one direction,and now little mix.

  • fuzzywuzzy

    Khloe is looking pretty rough today. At least, she’s keeping her hands off Mario. lol

  • Wessles

    Oh, I see what you’re saying.  You’re totally right, they should make an effort to market *someone*  It is strange that they kind of pretend last year didn’t happen and never talk about Melanie Amaro.  I actually really like Don’t Let Me Down, I think it’s a really marketable song.  We’ll see if they market anyone next season from this season (since they already renewed the show for a 3rd season).  I really hope they do.  I want to see a real pop star (or group) come out of this show.

  • fuzzywuzzy

    Yep. Emblem3 took Vino’s spot on the vote ranking. The bussing worked exactly as intended. lol

  • mileyfan123

    lol, after all that pimping and the douche monkeys still aren’t in the top 2.

  • shell29

    LOL at the s*** eating grin on Simon’s face.  “We’re moving up”.  Vino had to be bussed to do it, but Emblem3 moves up one spot.

  • http://twitter.com/FordBrothersHD FB

    Why no vote ranking???

    eta: I see it. YEY EMBLEM3 :D

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

    Carly’s number one being well deserved.

  • fuzzywuzzy

    “the douche monkeys”

    Love it! lol

  • SullyD

    I’m surprised that Tate didn’t beat Carly after pulling his guitar.

  • Wessles

    I love seeing Carly Rose happy and smiling like she is right now (as they announced that she’s #1).  I want to see her bring that to a performance some time!  She always sings such serious songs, I want to see her loving life while she sings!  (I know she probably genuinely enjoys singing the slower, more serious songs, but she’s so young, I want to see her sing something happy and upbeat!)

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

    Carly fans are stepping it up. Great to see the best singer get the top spot again.

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

    CeCe better pack her bags, Next week Diamond will get a bump and CeCe will go.

  • http://www.twitter.com/sarahruth3 Sarah

    Oh, I can think of a few Idol top 6er’s as bad as CeCe. Even though I love her now, Kellie Pickler was pretty awful on Idol.

  • mileyfan123

     Kellie sings circles around Cece. This is probably one of the most ridiculous things I have read on here.

  • fuzzywuzzy

    The bus is headed for Tate next week. lol

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1468223561 Jim Benson

    I thought at the beginning that Tate would win this thing but with Carly winning the last 2 weeks I think she could actually win it.  She will likely garner more votes/fans each week.  Tate isn’t likely to get more fans he already has the country vote locked up.  I do think that the top 3 this week is how they will finish.

  • http://twitter.com/FordBrothersHD FB

    I truly hope EMBLEM3 gets the opportunity next week to do an original song and/or use their instruments because looking at their previous youtube stuff, they have skill.

    Do the finalists sing two times next week because I can’t imagine just 6 songs in 2 hours. 

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

    I can think of one winnner on idol that was as bad as her. His nickname is pitchy. I will leave you all up to guessing that one ;)

  • girlygirltoo

    Chris Rene and Marcus haven’t shown that they deserved to finish ahead of Josh. Neither one of them are exactly burning up the charts or selling very much.

    “Marketable” doesn’t necessarily equal “successful”. 

  • fuzzywuzzy

    It’s possible that if Tate has maxed out his votes, then Emblem3 could increase their votes as others leave. However, I’m not sure who’s votes they will inherit. lol

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

    Kellie Pickler was awful when she was on Idol. Beyond that, I have no idea who else could be considered at CeCe’s level, because most of them at least have had one good performance. 

    Kellie has certainly done a lot better after the show, though.

  • SullyD

    Exactly, lol. Vino was just an “experiment”, Tate will face the real buss next week or 2 weeks from now.

  • http://twitter.com/Loretta31 Loretta

     Both Chris and Marcus have done ok on Urban Stations.  I believe they both charted.  I have no idea how well they sold.  We shall see how well Josh does.  I hope he is successful. 

  • elliegrll

    I don’t like seeing tweens looking the way Diamond looks.
    Unfortunately, Diamond has to get used to this because she’s not winning.

    I’ve felt uncomfortable about the rapid aging that Diamond has gone through since the audition rounds.  She looks like she’s aged five or six years.  But, the truth is that the way that Diamond looks now will make it easier for her to get taken seriously by both consumers and those in the industry.  The same can’t be said for Carly, Beatrice Miller, or last year’s Rachel Crow.  Those three, and Astro, would have to wait a while before any label would consider releasing music from them, even if they are arguably better singers or artists in comparison to Diamond.

  • Wessles

    I think Tate might actually have what it takes to be a country star though.  Look at Idol — Carrie Underwood, Kellie Pickler, Scotty, even Lauren Alaina to some degree, they all had success.  I think they’ll try to keep Tate around.

    If it were up to Simon and the other powers that be, I’d guess CeCe and Fifth Harmony are the next two they want to see go.  Diamond White has that “future Disney star” personality, attitude, and level of talent.  Simon’s got a hardon for Emblem3.  Carly Rose is absurdly talented.  Tate could be a country star.

    And then you have CeCe, the wanna-be Lady GaGa.  At best, she’s a future YouTube “star.”  Fifth Harmony hasn’t shown enough talent to be the group that brings back girl groups.  They’ve gotta go.

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

    Obviously talking about David Cook.

    kidding….

    ….Honestly, there are 2 Idol winners who fulfill that criteria and even both of them had a good performance once every few seconds. 

  • girlygirltoo

    Tate has too strong of a fanbase to be bussed. He’ll be in the finals with Carly Rose (& 1 or 2 others depending on how many people make the finale; I think last week finale night was Melanie, Josh, Chris & Marcus, was’t it?)

  • http://twitter.com/Loretta31 Loretta

     I hope Emblem3 get to sing an original song.  Their originals are really really good. 

  • shell29

    LOL…I can believe it but Uncle Simon may find Tate a difficult one to mow down. 

  • Nedsdag

    Didn’t Chris Rene bring the guitar and original stuff during Final Four?

    This is when Emblem3 will do so.

  • http://twitter.com/Loretta31 Loretta

     I think Vino’s votes may swing to Tate.  Paige’s may go to gasp CeCe, or Diamond.  It is unlikely that anyone voted off’s votes would swing to Emblem3 as they are unlike the others.  If they have a great performance and the teens decide to power text and rally friends is the only way I can see that they take this.

  • http://twitter.com/Loretta31 Loretta

     I do not think so!!  Country music is one of the few that still supports contestants off these shows.  Simon knows this fact I would guess.

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

    Trending Worlwide right now; X Factor Is Manipulated

    LMAO

  • http://twitter.com/eilonwya10 Eilonwy

    Tate has too strong of a fanbase to be bussed.

    You see “too strong to be bussed”… Simon Cowell licks his lips and girds his loins for the challenge.

    The trick will be to duplicate the circumstances of Colton Dixon’s flame-out on Idol. Two songs, both performed not that great (so people voting casually, on quality, withdraw support)… and one of the songs has to alarm and piss off the core fan base (so they don’t rally to “save” their snowflake).

    If Tate Stevens can repel efforts to make him sing a song that will offend his fans, he should be fine. He might also want to keep a close grip on his ear monitor, his guitar, and his hat. And don’t walk under ladders.

  • http://twitter.com/Girltalkbf AlesheaDominique

    I’m so over XFactor at this current moment. It’s been coming for a while. Last week was a big push when you could tell they were trying to bus Tate. Obviously that didn’t work so they geared up the buses for Vino hardcore. I’m not saying I wanted Tate or Vino to be the winner but I feel for them. Diamond is NOT ready. As much as I love these shows, that’s the thing that has always fustrated me. As much as we want to say it’s anyones game, it’s not. And sometimes it doesn’t matter how well they sing. They’re starting to make we want to mass vote for Tate just to piss of Simon.

  • shell29

    I think it was only Chris, Josh and Melanie in the finale.

  • alonzo7

    This show is such a trainwreck it’s hard not to watch-CeCe still there?????  It would be hilarious if VFTW actually was able to pull this off-Simon would freak out.
    Would like either Carly or Tate to win but Simon has the knack and will probably get Emblem3 the win-just UGH for me.

  • http://www.twitter.com/sarahruth3 Sarah

    Seriously? Rewatch Kellie’s “Bewitched Bothered & Bewildered” and then tell me anything CeCe has done is worse than that. Kellie started decently strong, and then spiraled downhill fast.

    I mean, I’m not even a CeCe fan, but she’s definitely not the worst I’ve ever seen on any of these shows.

  • shell29

    It looks like Demi’s fans started the trend (they’re mad about her losing almost all of her acts LOL)

  • http://twitter.com/ladymctech ladymctech

    Aleshea, you are so on the money. I haven’t watched much this season, but have looked at videos online. I liked Vino, even voted for him last week. Why let people on the show who you don’t want to win to the point that there is a need to bus them? Get this miserable Idol wannabe show off the air.

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

    Actually, it’s funny if you think that Cece is the only one who’ll for sure inherit votes from other contestant now. Demi’s fanbase won’t split votes anymore. lol

  • Whatiswrongwithus

    Simon is such a douche!!! I can’t believe no one is pissed that all this crap and drama from this show and how Vino is pre-maturely eliminated JUST so Emblem3 can be in 3rd place is so freaking obvious and manipulative!!! If Simon had always said they will save the one based on who sang best during the sing-off, then ALL of them should have saved Vino! Poor vino, I am not a fan of his but his case was such an obvious case of unjust manipulation I just can’t…

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

    Did anyone notice the nod from Diamond as she was about to sing during her performance? It’s as if Simon was assuring her that she would stay.

  • BrettBrett

    James- John Stevens???

  • http://twitter.com/Girltalkbf AlesheaDominique

    Exactly. It’s just frustrating to watch contestants get hosed, all because the producers don’t want them to win. An all the while knowing there is nothing said contestant can do about it. I know this was supposed to be the anti Idol but goodness gracious. They’re just putting a bad taste in my mouth. 

  • thedeviledadvocate

    Even with Simon having the Will & Brit debut separating Emblem 3′s pimp spot from all the other acts, and the girls going gaga recognizing the boys who were out shopping for socks pimp video, and the boy who hates jackets and shirts that cover up his muskels, Emblem 3 still could not overtake the talented Carly, and the guitar packing Tate. Better luck next week Simon.

  • durbesque

    With Paige gone, it was certain that Vino would follow.  They couldn’t eliminate both colored girls the same night.   

  • Maya100

    “Colored”???

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

    Simon will buss any contestant that throws shade at his show. Vino and Paige didn’t like the songs they were given and tried to stand up. Beatrice also talked bad about the show before she went bye bye as well.

  • http://www.twitter.com/sarahruth3 Sarah

    All this “Emblem 3 only got to 3rd place even with all that pimping…” Am I the only one who heard Mario say that only 1% separated all of the top 3?

    I do like Emblem3, not gonna lie. I like their sound, even if they do come off as cocky jerks. I also like Carly Rose. She’s like a mini Lea Michele. And I’ve been liking Fifth Harmony more & more lately. All my other faves are gone (Arin, Lyric 145, Sister C, Jennel).

  • iluvai

    I thought they said 1/10 of 1% separated 1st and 2nd?? I’m not sure if that is just another ploy to keep the fanbases riled up.

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

    Poor Vino. The manipulation against him was so blatant. Will this affect the already terrible ratings? Probably not.

  • http://twitter.com/eilonwya10 Eilonwy

    I know this was supposed to be the anti Idol but goodness gracious. They’re just putting a bad taste in my mouth.

    Once again, Cowell doesn’t quite “get” how non-sociopaths think. He’s presumably aware that suspecting producer manipulation and bussing has long been part of the Idol fan culture… but what seems to fuel that is pleasure in feeling smarter than TPTB, not joy in watching talented people get disappointed.

    By smirking and showing off the features of the bus, Cowell takes away the “insider sense of figuring it out” and just leaves the spectacle of hurting people who are doing their best. Plus, by giving so much control to the mentors and the producers, he removes the possibility of the “contestant resists successfully and is brilliantly authentic!” narrative, which has gotten positive watercooler chatter for Idol.

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

    the final 3 will be Carly,Tate and either Fifth Harmony/Douchebag 3. Fifth Harmony can actually beat Douchebag3 as they have beaten them before. CeCe and Diamond are the next people on the chopping block. 

  • Whatiswrongwithus

    Really??? If that’s also the reason why anyone is bussed on this show, they should put up a new name for it then – called No Back-bone Factor.

    ETA: Ooh, changed my mind about the name, following what you said, it should be called Shady Factor.

    Let’s all try and come up with new names for this show. Cos it sure ain’t the X factor. If any contestant with charm or the X factor has enough talent to win, they shouldn’t even NEED to bus anyone on this show. SMH.

  • mtlfan2

    Vino over CC and Diamond? *shaking head*

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

    the douche monkeys, that is pure gold.

  • Karen C

    The bus is headed for Tate next week. lol

    Nah, he’ll beat it off with his guitar ;)

  • thedeviledadvocate

    Bold prediction for next week, if it is a double elimination.

    Carly and Tate outstanding as always.

    CeCe has her moment, with her absolute best performance of the season.

    Diamond has a poor performance.

    Emblem 3 does ok as does Fifth Harmony.

    Diamond is eliminated immediately.

    Emblem 3 and Fifth Harmony have a sing off. Emblem 3 moves on.

    All four mentors have one contestant left.

  • Trina

    If theyre being truthful about just how small the gap is between the top3 then i wouldnt go on to predict Carly will win. If she was running away with the votes, then sure, but not with a gap that tiny. I wouldnt be shocked at all to see Simon’s boys overtake her and Tate by the time of the finale tbh.

  • iluvai

    Is it another double elimination next week?

  • Klaine

    The good thing is well have a winter who couldn’t be on idol. The show is a train wreck and talent is weak.. Revealing order each week is massive fail. Final 3.. Carly, Tate, semble. Who Simon will promote regardless. Paige deserved to leave.. She was awful. Vino shouldn’t.. He’s been this every week and again a mentor screw’s the contestant. So Simon gets a big rival out of the way and is the only one with 2 acts left. Diamond got saved cuz she’s a like girl and didn’t want another meltdown so soon. Hard to put a grown man vs a 13yo. Vino oitsang her.. period. Diamond was cut so why bring back. And wtf is double elimination every week. Mario said we re fighting for semifinals next week so that must mean 6 to4 unless they won’t have a fincal 3… so are there only 3 weeks left??

  • http://twitter.com/MissGolightly22 No Thanks

     Diamond needs to go away and come back in 5 years when she’s old enough to be Whitney 2.0.

    Vino was never going to be marketable.

    I think Paige is marketable and should be given a shot by LA Reid.  He can poise her to take Rihanna’s place when she has her inevitable breakdown.

    Of the ones left:

    Tate is marketable in the country genre.
    Emblem 3 fits perfectly into Pop/Rock Top 40

    Fifth Harmony….I’m on the fence.  I think they could work but they need more development.

    Carly is freakishly talented but I wouldn’t know what to do with her at age 13.

  • merkureye

    Tate broke out a guitar this week more as a stage prop than a musical instrument.  He played a C, G, and D chord and then swung it around on his back and now he is considered a WGWG. lol.

    Tate has peaked.  5th Harmony has peaked.  Diamond, CeCe, or both will go home next week.  The stuff Emblem 3 have been doing is nothing like their actual style and sound.  Simon has been playing around with the boy band thing but Wes hinted that the instruments come out next week.  These boys can shred.  Stategy and timing is everything.  Once their guitars are out, I believe they will overtake the field, their music is that good.  Just my opinion. 

  • Wessles

    I really don’t think Simon is interested in bussing Tate.  Sure, Simon doesn’t want him to *win*, but country artists have historically had the most consistency in terms of success coming out of these shows, regardless of where they place, so long as they spend a good amount of time in the finals.  I’m positive Simon wants the final three to be Emblem3, Tate Stevens, and Carly Rose.  I don’t know how much he cares about the order, although I think Carly Rose would gain the most from winning (Tate and Emblem3 will be successful no matter where they place).

  • durbesque

    Poor Krajcik doesn’t have the remotest clue how to sing that kind of wordy song.  Phillip is half his age, but knows exactly how to put those lines over.  I would actually love to hear it….cuz the song really ain’t that bad.

  • http://twitter.com/FordBrothersHD FB

    It looks as though EMBLEM3 is getting some massive hate on twitter either because of Simon and the “bussing” of Vino and/or the fact that people thought they should have left tonight or something.

    Either way, seems they could be in trouble next week as casual fans will not vote and some of their diehards may assume they will be towards the top of the leader board again.

    Next week should be interesting. I really wanna know if it is yet another double elimination.

  • http://twitter.com/Girltalkbf AlesheaDominique

    I just wonder If the majority of their fan base also support 1D, TW, Beiber etc.  I’ve already mentioned how my sister and her friends can’t stand them. But she loves 5th Harmony and Carly. After last night, she was so annoyed with the obvious and ran to grab the house phone. I ask what she was doing and she goes, “I’ve had enough. I’m gonna vote for”

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

     I was thinking the same thing might happen. Paige leaving was the best thing to happen to CeCe. Almost a fitting end to their little storyline.

    The busing of Vino was textbook. It was kind of a thing of beauty to watch it play out over two nights. Simon’s still got it!

  • http://twitter.com/FordBrothersHD FB

     I’m an EMBLEM3 fan honestly but I don’t think Simon has done them any favors with song choices this season.

    They need to get up their and perform a song they actually wrote, using their own instruments and all. They aren’t a cookie cutter boy band and they shouldn’t be marketed that way. Unfortunately, those that hate them are probably never going to change their minds no matter what they do.

    But this is just my little ol opinion and also, I don’t get the douche vibe from their either. To me and maybe because I hang with people like them, they come off as three fun guys looking to jam out and have fun. I know…way in the minority. :)

  • iluvai

    I don’t know if their original music is good. I find them entertaining on the show. They are no 1D imo, but I think the girls across the pond might find them engaging and unique. I hope for their sake that they are very musical and can “shred”.  :)

  • iluvai

    I don’t think they are douches either. But they don’t come across as very humble, and I think that is a nice attribute to have when you go from coffee to espresso on a t.v. show. Ha ha, the one guy was flexing his arm tonight, lol.. Not necessary. 

  • DB987

     What a weird group of contestants finalist whatever. The two groups are like watching High School Musical. Tate reminds me of any country singer you see in the bar on Saturaday night. Diamond isn’t very good Carly is good but I cant warm up to a 13 year old who is more mature then me (I’m considerable older then 13) and CeCe is perhaps the worst top 10 finalist I’ve ever seen on any of these shows (well Raelyn is close) What a mess they made of this show.

  • Lovesyesha

    I’ve gotta say, Cece may be polarizing, and people may think that she has a terrible personality or whatever, but the bottom line is that what people are saying about her online is cyber bullying. Some of the posts I’ve seen seen are worse than anything Cece has/could do or say. It’s disgustingly cruel. The poor girl, I would have broken down by now and been on suicide watch. Seriously…

  • Whatiswrongwithus

    It was mean-spirited and calculating. It was like watching a gladiator match during roman times. What if it was you on that stage who had a dream and some asshat in the chair was toying with you and executing your outcome in this show? It would make me feel so small. This show doesn’t belong to the public vote. It’s a lie.

  • girlygirltoo

    Chris Rene was allowed to see his original song Young Homie multiple times. I don’t remember him playing the guitar or singing any other original songs though

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

    Where do We Go From Here, Top 5.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8pBIh57KS2I

  • girlygirltoo

    He didn’t say that. Mario said 1/10th of 1 percent separated Carly Rose & Tate.

  • girlygirltoo

    Emblem3 could be in for a shock if they try to go away from the boy band image Simon clearly wants for them to suddenly pull out the instruments and do whatever their original music sounds like (I haven’t bothered to look). The tween girls who might like them now because they are supposed to be a US version of 1D might not like them if they aren’t this bubble gum pop group. So it could be a risk, although I totally understand why they would want the chance to go back to the kind of group they really are and do their original music.

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

    You’re absolutely correct, X-Factor is like watching a Gladiator match. It’s the same damn thing for modern times. Bread and Circus for the masses. I still swear it’s scripted entirely. We’ll see how the season ends, but so far it’s playing out how I thought it would.

  • http://www.facebook.com/vminkins Vanessa Minkins

    I THINK THAT LA REID BLEW-IT FOR A RECORD PRODUCER HE IS SO NOT WITH-IT. HE MAKES BAD CHOICES I HAVE WATCH BEHIND THE MUSIC WHEN HE WAS PINK’S PRODUCER AND HE WAS WRONG ABOUT HER SHE IS VERY SUCCESSFUL WITH HER OWN STYLE. ”REALLY LA” SOMETHING IS ROTTEM IN DENMARK !! VINO HOPE YOU GET PICK-UP YOU ARE AN AMZING SINGER. AMERICA PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE VOTE CECE OFFFFFFFFFFFFFF SHE CAN NOT SING DO HER A FAVOR LET HER GET HER JOB BACK SHE NEED IT

  • blackberryharvest

    I have seen that with almost every contestant on these shows, its nothing new. That is why they tell the contestants to stay off the internet. I remember Brooke White telling the contestants to never google themselves.

  • http://www.facebook.com/vminkins Vanessa Minkins

    KHLOE! STOP ALREADY DO NOT BRING HER BACK NEXT SEASON. SHE IS TOTALLY OUT OF HER ELEMENT…. PLEASE GET THE GIRL A STYLIST

  • http://www.facebook.com/vminkins Vanessa Minkins

    CECE IS WORST SHE HIT ALL THE WRONG NOTES.

  • http://www.facebook.com/vminkins Vanessa Minkins

    HE ALWAYS LOOKS SO UNKEPT, NEED TO WASH UP

  • Listening

    Umm I hate to say this b/c i’ve loved Alica Keys voice in the past but has she lost her singing ability. That was just a poor vocal performance from her just as bad as when she sang on X- Factor UK a couple of weeks ago. She was totally feeling it it but she wasn’t in tune, I was embarrassed for. The entire time I had a mental debate w/ myself on whether or not she actually knew she was singing bad. I’m like has she really lost her vocal chops or is this simply a really hard song to sing. I kept thinking wow how the mighty has fallen her voice was golden w/ her amazing tone and nice range, but look at her now. I kept trying to figure out what happened. It’s just a tad shocking to me.

  • Listening

    Oh I have to ask b/c i’ve been thinking this for a while does anyone else think X-Factor is having so many double eliminations b/c the ratings aren’t as good as they thought they would be so they’re rushing to end the show? It just seems really weird to me. It feels like we’re getting a lot of double elimination nights. It feels like more than last season and didn’t the double eliminations happen sooner than they did last season. And i’d like to say in regards to last season’s double elimination nights I actually thought they were created solely to get rid of Astro. I don’t know if that was paranoia or truth but I was suspicious.

    I don’t know maybe i’m recollecting wrong but double eliminations don’t make sense to me the only thing they accomplish is ending a season sooner. I can’t help but think if X- Factor had better ratings we would of been having single eliminations.

  • blackberryharvest

    I’m not, the guitar has no influence unless you flip a song, ie Heartless, U Got It Bad, etc.

  • http://www.fatladysings.us/ TFLS

    Vino would have done much better on The Voice.  Pity he picked X Factor to try out for instead. 

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

    WHOAH!!! is this for real? I mean Vino is out?? oh! man!!!   and cece is still in?? just not right!!!!  But actually for me, there was NO WOW factor on yesterday’s performances. Yesterday’s episode was kinda boring…all of them!!  So anyone could go home! but cece? really? 

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

    WHOAH!!! is this for real? I mean Vino is out?? oh! man!!!   and cece is still in?? just not right!!!!  But actually for me, there was NO WOW factor on yesterday’s performances. Yesterday’s episode was kinda boring…all of them!!  So anyone could go home! but cece? really? 

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

     Are you referring to Mario Lopez, LA Reid or Simon?

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

    I was reading an old interview with Emblem 3 and they were asked who they had bonded with. They rattled off a list of names. Everyone they named has now been eliminated except for CeCe. They were also asked:

    ————————-

    “What’s CeCe like?”

    Keaton: 

    “She’s a sweetheart. She’s like the nicest, coolest girl I’ve ever met.”

    ————————-

    I found that interesting given the reaction to her by many in the audience.

  • fuzzywuzzy

    “The only way to enjoy X Factor is to treat it like the trainwreck it is. Lulz galore.”

    I’ve learned to treat this show like the joke it is. It’s the only way that I can watch it and not barf or get really pissed off. lol

  • fuzzywuzzy

    I’m wondering if they are having so many double eliminations to help cut the budget for the show. These huge, OTT production numbers aren’t cheap, and maybe, the budget has been cut for the live shows.

  • fuzzywuzzy

    “It was mean-spirited and calculating. It was like watching a gladiator
    match during roman times. What if it was you on that stage who had a
    dream and some asshat in the chair was toying with you and executing
    your outcome in this show? It would make me feel so small. This show
    doesn’t belong to the public vote. It’s a lie.”

    Which is exactly why I can’t take anything about this show seriously. It’s a total joke and massive trainwreck.

  • fuzzywuzzy

    “Once again, Cowell doesn’t quite “get” how non-sociopaths think.”

    Yep. Cowell is a genuine sociopath. I’ve become convinced of that now.

  • hcpoirot

    The double elimination each week is not because they want to save budget etc etc. This show is cheap. (if you count out Britney and Simon salary) They do so many double elimination cause they are so behind schedules. (With the football and President election)

    This show had to be ended before Christmas. If they only eliminate 1 singer each week, this season will continues to 2013.

    It just like why Dancing With The Stars also had so many double eliminations.

  • http://twitter.com/BazzleFjsm Bazzle

    …. I’m just watching now for entertainment. I’m not one to believe there is much manipulation that goes on on singing shows cos aren’t there supposed to be some sort of LEGAL consequences for doing dat shit?! But this is really seeming like its rigged. Don’t get me wrong my favorite acts are actually Carly and Emblem3 who are doing well. But you still gotta feel for some of the others. O well I don’t care anymore… just give me good performances. I don’t really give a shit who wins or loses. 

  • http://www.facebook.com/bill.mitchell.3954546 Bill Mitchell

    Well, does it really matter that Vino Allan was eliminated?  The full head tattoo was just too icky and there was nothing current about his sound.

    At this point it’s the Carly Rose, Tate Stevens show.  Country fans vote hard but Carly has the whole 13 year old phenom thing going for her (besides being an amazing singer).  Carly isn’t just some youthful belter.  She actually has excellent phrasing and breath control.  She can communicate the deeper emotion of the song which is amazing for a 13 year old with little life experience.

    I pick Carly for the win (which isn’t all that bold of a prediction and should actually be filed under “Obvious”).

  • chillj

    Carly will probably win, but she really doesn’t need the show and it even might be best for her if she lived without the downsides of being the winner.  I’m one of the few people, I guess, who thinks Vino might have actually had a career, precisely because he is not standard issue.  he defies age and categorization – and can sing.

  • EmmaCT

    Note to self – never begin a sentence with “How do you feel about…” Ugh.

  • chillj

    I love Alicia Keyes, but that is a very strange song:  The beginning of it is more odd than pleasant and is apparently very difficult, because it never sounds quite right.  I hear the song on the radio and it sounds so flutzy  that I keep thinking it is a live performance.  

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

    “The continuing survival of CeCe Frey must also make Simon very happy. She’s polarizing, to say the least. She’s cast perfectly as the Season 2 villain. When they are ready to ditch her, they will damn her with faint praise. I should have remembered that when Simon tells a contestant they should pack their bags, it’s a cue for the viewers to pick up their phones, en  masse, to dial in pity votes.” TRUE!!!  

  • Incipit

    I wrote this show off completely – it’s a Giant FUBAR.

    But I was just thinking, wouldn’t it be cool if Fifth Harmony could actually ‘sing’ harmony? What a weird thing to name a manufactured group of solo singers – I’ve never heard any of them do parts. The usual Cowell ‘truth in advertising’, I suppose. I don’t really think they will continue as a ‘group’ after this fiasco.

    But if they could – I’d love to hear them take on “Monday, Monday” straight up – - or twist some Fifth Dimension songs…or any group songs from any era that are all about the vocals blending – because that would be so different, they wouldn’t be fighting for a place in the rankings, IMO.

    But they can’t even do two part harmony – which is simple enough you think they would have learned some by now – and I am reminded of it every time I see their name. What a waste.

    IMO.

  • GinaBallerina

    Cece safe and Vino out?!  This show sucksssssssssssssssssss.

  • Mateja Praznik

    I’m happy with the results. Simon and LA Reid have no use for an old guy like Vino, I’m happy they managed to get rid of him. Now, how to take down the cowboy …

  • Incipit

    Simon and LA Reid have no use for an old guy like Vino

    That sounds so weird. Cowell, age 53, and LA Reid, age 56, have no use for  an ‘Old Guy’ who is 40. I wonder when their shelf life expires? *snerk*

    (Skipping the rhetorical question – why even bother to cast ‘old people’?? Since it has such an easy answer.)

    Hey, Tate is only 37, or doesn’t that count in Country Music? He’s almost 20 years younger than LA Reid – by those lights , Reid and Cowell are Creaking Ancients. Heh.

  • justmefornow

    If you watch this show for the pure trainwrecky goodness it is, the show’s not half bad.

    Once you realize it doesn’t matter who wins, lets face it, we’ll probably never hear from any of these acts again, none are even close to “Stars”, lol, you can sit back and watch the show and laugh (Go CeCe go!)

    Broadway boring child or middled aged cowboy? Who cares who wins?
    The best part will be watching Simon’s head explode with another lame go-nowhere winner.

  • http://twitter.com/Loretta31 Loretta

     Nah I do not think so as Simon is cheesing them up and their own music is actually current and rather good.  I loved Sunset Blvd and think if released would make top 20.  Here is the one I think they may be bringing out as they all play guitars on it  Ingido http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WnuNsDFKujU  I really like it. 

  • springboard2

    I’m happy with the results. Simon and LA Reid have no use for an old guy
    like Vino, I’m happy they managed to get rid of him. Now, how to take
    down the cowboy … 

    They put him in the live shows.

  • http://twitter.com/Loretta31 Loretta
  • thedeviledadvocate

    Just for fun, if you took the top 6 from The Voice and the top 6 from Xfactor, what would the rankings be?

    The VoiceFactor rankings to my ears, based on total performances so far:

    1. Carly Rose: Her voice is simply the best.

    2. Nicholas David: Smooth is the best description of his voice.

    3. Melanie Martinez: Her voice is pure, soft and haunting.

    4. Cassadee Pope: Her voice is a little thin, but pleasant.

    5. Tate Stevens: Great voice 2/3′s of the time, average 1/3 of the time.

    6. Amanda Brown: Great voice 2/3′s of the time, unpleasant screams.

    7. Trevin Hunte: Great voice 2/3′s of the time, unpleasant screams.

    8. CeCe Frey: Dark horse ( might be a pop star hidden inside her).

    9. Terry McDermott: Throwback rocker, loved 1/2 his performances.

    10. Emblem 3: Too much cheese for my taste.

    11. Diamond White: She needs a couple more years.

    12. Fifth Harmony: 5 good solo artists does not a good group make.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000075236182 Diana Adams Tyler

    Josh is better then the song he sung in my opinion.   Love his voice but he does need to show some personality and get songs with some teeth to them.

  • Reflects On Life

    Vino can triple his asking price and take top billing on those USO tours now.  It’s all good.

  • sumidol

    Sorry, I have to laugh that my cat er wauling lovely CeCe is still there, every week I have been told she is going home on here and then lo and behold, I read the next day, that she is still on, (the results shows are too boring to watch), she is still there! Then I am sad about Vino, awwwww – that stinks up the place,

  • sumidol

    me :)

  • http://twitter.com/eilonwya10 Eilonwy

    The theme of X Factor 2 could be “Nobody really knows the artist I am.”

    Perhaps it’s called “The X Factor” because it X’s out the musician’s original personality?

  • http://twitter.com/happylittlefish Amy Beth

    The “old people” category was age 25 and up.

    I find it incomprehensible that the show couldn’t have found a few 25, 26 or 27 y.o. dynamic performers who haven’t managed to hit it big yet. 

  • Incipit

    I find it incomprehensible that the show couldn’t have found a few 25, 26 or 27 y.o. dynamic performers who haven’t managed to hit it big yet. 

    Who knows what they found, Amy Beth? May have easily been plenty of people in that age range who tried out. We only know who they cast – and by going w/the upper ages in this category, they weren’t supposed to be threatening their ‘sweet young things’, I believe. Obviously, they didn’t want to cast people in the 25,26,27 y.o. age range.

    But the draw to the TV audience of a consistently good voice, coming from a person with enough life experience to honestly relate to their interpretation of a song was something they underestimated. The fact is, Tate is believable, in way many of the others are not. That’s not to say the rest of the cast couldn’t be, at least in some instances – but not with the songs the producers are handing out.

    IMO.

    Once you realize it doesn’t matter who wins, lets face it,  we’ll probably never hear from any of these acts again, none are even close to “Stars”

    Thing is, I can’t enjoy an intentional Trainwreck, which it may as well be – nothing about that entertains me. And, I am not convinced that all the contestants themselves are fully aware that a bit of National TV exposure, as whoever the producers present them to be, is all they ought to expect from this show. 

    The Judgementors, the staff, the Producers and much of the audience may know it’s all a sham – and Cowell will only support a hamster, or set of hamsters who will do as they are told and make him much quick bucks, regardless of the winner…I’m not sure all the contestants do. If they think for a minute it matters who wins – that multiplies the mean-spirited vibe I see. And that is no fun at all, to me.

    IMO. Of Course.

  • Jimmy Mackey

    Yes!  He’s not that marketable; you hit the nail right on the head!  Simon has the most to loose here since he’s signing the band that wins, right?  His Syco record label has exclusive rights to sign the winner, so how could the show NOT be influenced by him?  Imagine if someone like Vino won and he didn’t make any money while still shelling out money.  I watched the results show this morning before I picked up my DISH coworker, and we griped about it on the way there.  What I love about watching The X Factor with my DISH Hopper DVR in the morning is that I start watching in the bedroom, pick up in the same place in the kitchen while I’m eating breakfast, then finish off with coffee in the living room, which makes going to work seem more like my day off (LOL!).

  • http://twitter.com/BazzleFjsm Bazzle

    You think that one is good.. you probably already have now but check out the rest! The lyrics, style, compositions really gives off the exotic and bluesy vibe that I just dig. We haven’t seen Drew or Keaton shine very much. But in all their originals Drew and Wes have an equal dominance on lead. With Drew doing the rapping/singing and Wes just killing in on the chorus’s. I love how they’ve incorporated the sax into the instruments as well! People haven’t seen what Drew and even Keaton are capable of

  • dabney c

    So, I’m now watching MJ’s videos of last night’s show, and just saw Josh Krajcik’s performance. I didn’t watch last season, and only have a passing familiarity with Josh. Hearing him sing now – it struck me how Michael Bolton-ish he is. Was this the common perception of him last year? Just curious.

  • http://twitter.com/Loretta31 Loretta

     Bazzle, I loved the sax on that song as I wasn’t expecting it and wow. The song is multy layered and exotic like you said.  The more I dig and find the more enthrawlled.  I do not like this douchebag tag that E3 has been labeled.  I do not see them that way at all.  Over zealous, yes, over eager, yes, camera hogs yes, much like many guys their age would be IMO.  I am interested in seeing what more keaton brings as he has totally been back-up singer only. 

  • ohreli

    I cant believe Jennel Garcia is gone, and we are still listening to CeCe Fray and Diamond White…..