X Factor 2 - Top 16 - Results, Recap and Videos

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Each judge will choose two of their acts to go through to the Top 12. The remaining two will have to sing off before the judges choose one contestant to eliminate.

Eliminated:

  • Young Adults – Willie Jones
  • Over 25s – David Correy
  • Teens – Diamond White
  • Groups – Sister C

Khloe Kardashian Odom is not only a terrible host, but she was actually WORSE tonight than she was yesterday.  Her delivery is like something out of the school of bad acting. She’s wooden, stilted and AWKWARD. By the way, I called 3 of the eliminees tonight! I was only wrong on Demi’s pick. I thought for sure she’d hang on to Willie. But no loss, I actually agree with her pick.

Simon is hilarious with his fakety fake indecision. Sure he couldn’t decide who to send home! Meanwhile, the producers had it all set up for viewers to vote on a new name for 1432. Plus, they got the total redemption edit, with Demi taking back her criticism of last night’s performance after they sang “Skyscraper” as their last chance performance.  I would say these eliminations were cast in stone before anybody took the stage to sing. I KNEW that LA would hang on to Jason Brock just for the lulz. The only elimination I felt a little sad about was Diamond White.  She won her sing off against Arin Ray.  It’s too bad they didn’t hang on to her. I would have rather seen Beatrice Miller go, to be honest. But I think the producers are looking to pit her against Carly Rose for the dramz.

Demi’s Young Adults are first! First, a recap of last night’s performances before the 4 contestants take the stage. Mario introduces each one. Demi was proud of her acts overall. The first act she puts through the Top 12 is Jannel Garcia. Her second act is Paige Thomas.

Willie Jones and CeCe Frey will sing for survival.

CeCe Frey performs “On My Own”.  She looks really nervous. OMG. She’s all sobby and overwrought.  SO DRAMATIC.  Maybe she figures the tears will convince Demi to keep her.  The vocals weren’t perfect, but she sure put on a show.  CeCe is a keeper, she’s just good TV. BYE WILLIE. LA says, “You just saved yourself. I thought that was really good.” He didn’t know the song. What? Britney says, “Tonight you really pulled through.”  Simon says, “I don’t understand why you didn’t do something like this last night. It was just a good song. Very well sang.”

Willie Jones Performs “You Don’t Know Me” by Ray Charles. Whoa pitchy–especially in his lower register. Willie has been in over his head since day one. LA says, “I think you are really unique. That was good. You’re making it tough.” Britney says, “You definitely stand out, but I’m not sure where you fit in.” Simon says, “If we could capture what you brought to that first audition…I wish I was mentoring you.”

Demi has to make a decision! “It’ has to be…Willie Jones!”  Willie is eliminated.  Demi tells Willie that she believes in him, it’s just not his time yet.

OMG. Khloe speaks like a robot.

LA’s Over 25s are next. Oh. Vino is pissed that Britney called him “boring.” He says, “The crush is officially over.”  James is hoping not to be asked to do a save me song. Dream on, bud.  The contestants take the stage. LA thought all of them were really good. He admits that the song choice he gave Jason was not good.  The first act to the Top 12 is Vino Alan. The second act into the Top 12 is Tate Stevens. Predictable!

David Correy and Jason Brock will Sing For Survival

David Correy performs “Since U Been Gone” by Kelly Clarkson – It’s a slowed up version with piano and it’s horribly horribly out of tune. Wow. BYE DAVID! Since U Butchered Kelly Clarkson. Yeah Yeah. Plz NO.  David is trying WAY too hard. He sings the tune like a dirge. YOU’RE SUPPOSED TO BE HAPPY SHE’S GONE DUDE. Britney says, ‘Very good.”  Demi says, “I didn’t really like the rendition of that song. It sounded like you were screaming.” Simon says, “It was a bit too melodramatic. But I can see what this means to you.”

Jason Brock performs “One Moment in Time” by Whitney Houston – Jason sounds super harsh on the big high notes, but he’s appropriately passionate, unlike David Correy’s bizarre performance.  Jason just saved himself. Britney says, “Today you turned me into a real fan.” Demi says, “There’s something really genuine about you. You’re just so likeable when you come out here.” Simon says, “You’re asking me to judge to horses that are coming last in the race. I can’t believe either of these guys can win. Compared to what you did yesterday, it was a million times better.

LA feels that Simon’s words were mean. He loves them both. Do I go with Entertainment or The Star. He sends David Correy, The Star, home.  Good TV trumps again!  David swears this won’t be the last we’ll see of him. But of course it will be. Hopefully, David will get to meet his adoptive mother now.

 Britney Spears Teens are next - Carly Rose insists she had “the time of my life” despite what it looked like up on stage. Hm. It turns out that Beatrice is having throat problems.  Khloe awkwardly asks Britney how she feels about her contestants. The first act Britney sends to the Top 12 is Beatrice Miller.  The second act that she saves is Carly Rose.

Diamond White and Arin Ray will Sing for Survival.

Arin Ray performs “I Look To You” by Whitney Houston – Arin is having pitch problems.  The song is too big for him. He should have performed something upbeat–a song that we’d hear on the radio today.  LA says, “I don’t understand why you should have to sing to stay. It will be a shame if you were to go home.” Demi says, “I think the girls in this audience are screaming for you. It really drew me in.” Simon says, “That was a different league to last night. It shows your potential. For you to leave the competition would be a huge mistake.”

Diamond White performs “Sorry Seems to Be the Hardest Word” by Elton John – This is a solid performance. A few tuning issues, but her phrasing is great. I think she outsang Arin. But she’ll go home anyway. LA says, “You have a real future in this business.”  Demi says, “I saw the soul and fire behind your eyes. It really impressed me.” Simon says, “The last 20 seconds of that song, I thought YOU’VE got to go through. I don’t think it’s right that one of you should go.” Simon wants to keep them both.

“This is like, going to be the hardest decision EVER!” says Britney. But, she sends home Diamond White. Not shocked.

Simon Cowell Groups are next. Oh. Demi and LA believe Sister C are going home. Simon wants Demi to apologize to 4231 for dissing them. She refuses. I’m glad, because she was right. The groups take the stage. LOL at all those NUMBERS. It’s confusing. First, Simon sends Emblem3 to the Top 12 first.  The second act Simon puts through is Lyric 145. He makes a big show of having a hard time with the decision, but it’s obviously an act.  The decision was a no brainer.

1432 and Sister C will Sing for Survival.

Sister C performs “When I Look at You” by Miley Cyrus – LA says, “Overall we’ve struggled with song choices. But that time you got it right. Middle C you got a lot of soul. I’d like to see you guys stick around.” Britney says, “I was pleasantly surprised. It was refreshing.” Demi says, “I think you guys are really talented.” Demi thinks it would be a mistake to let them go.

1432 performs Skyscraper by Demi Lovato – Wow. This is SO much better than their performance yesterday. They are bringing what they did to the judges’ home. I’ll be surprised if Simon does not save them. After all, they are his creation. All the girls cry and hug as they finish. LA says, “You did it. And I’m proud.” Britney says, “You guys made me a believer tonight.” Demi says, “iIdon’t know who that song is by, regardless you did better than the original song.” Wow.

Klhoe speaks like she’s been inhabited by an alien. I keep expecting a monster to burst out of her chest.

Simon Cowell says he can make an argument with both groups. He thinks we’ll all be surprised, and maybe a little upset…but…he sends home…Sister C.  He thinks we’re  surprised? WE”RE NOT.

Simon hates 1432 as a name, so WE ALL GET TO VOTE ON A NAME. What a set up. As if Simon didn’t know who he was going to advance all along.

Top 12

  • Jannel Garcia
  • Paige Thomas
  • CeCe Frey
  • Vino Alan
  • Tate Stevens
  • Jason Brock
  • Beatrice Miller
  • Carly Rose
  • Arin Ray
  • Emblem3
  • Lyric 145
  • 1432 (Soon to be called something else)
Elimated
  • Willie Jones
  • David Correy
  • Diamond White
  • Sister C

 
  • mileyfan123

    I hope Paige, Emblem3, Jason, and Diamond go home…but I know Emblem3 wont, so I guess SisterC

  • fuzzywuzzy

    I like Demi as a judge, but I’m not so sure of the choices that she made for her contestants, especially the staging.

  • fuzzywuzzy

    Did Khloe eat one of those bad tuna sandwiches?

    YES! Janelle is through! Paige is through? Wow. Didn’t see that coming.

    Oh, Kim is alright and wearing a too-tight dress. She’s very awkward in posing questions and interviewing the contestants.

  • mileyfan123

    Demi looks really pretty. Khloe isn’t very photogenic. I think Paige might be the bitch, the others seem to hate her, not CeCe.

  • Nedsdag

    Live steam?

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

    What is Paige Thomas wearing?!? Did someone die? Demi’s eyebrows? 

  • fuzzywuzzy

    I’d much rather see the contestants sing like this with a much simpler, less OTT staging.

  • Aidolfan

    Demi looks like a librarian lol

  • mileyfan123

    CeCe is okay, she kept going off pitch though. I’m more okay with tonight being two hours since we are going to have 8 performances.

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

    Demi Lovato’s post-Halloween costume. 

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

    Demi’s choice is fair; Jannel & Paige performed better than Willie & Cece.  

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/RY7KXNZEAXIJ3725P6FQ7Q6VMY Ron

    Any live feeds?

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

    Yep. Paige, Jennel and Willie seems to be always together. And Paige seems to be the one that’s always distant. CeCe was okay. Ok enough for they kick out Willie, as the fodder he’s.

  • teekee

    Bye Willie.

  • Tera2

    Cece was still mediocre and all over the place with her save me song.  Her voice isn’t strong or special and not a a good recording voice.  Paige has better recording voice for radio even if she’s not a strong singer either, but she’s comes off better than CeCe to me.  Its obvious Willie is going home no matter how he sings.

  • Nedsdag

    It sucks not having cable due to the hurricane. I wanted to see CeCe sing.

  • fuzzywuzzy

    Those low bass notes aren’t in Willie’s natural range. He has to strain to reach them, and they are pretty weak in volume and tone. It’s like a gimmick for him

  • shell29

    This is a no brainer in my opinion.  Sorry Willie, time to go.

  • mileyfan123

    khloe is so bad at this

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

    Good, country bland is gone.

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

    Demi needs to ease up on the eyebrow pencil.  She’s looking like Frida Khalo tonight.

  • shell29

    Khloe has gotten worse.

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

    I’m worried how Britney will react when she has to choose.  If anything will make her lose it, this might.

  • Aidolfan

    Willie should have sang Nobody knows he was one of my favorites but boo CeCe

  • mileyfan123

     I like her eyebrows. I think she has the type of strong face that makes it work.

  • Christopher Auyeung

    I figured out that this is one of the biggest reasons I prefer Idol. They say “oh, the X Factor is all about charisma and blah blah staging blah blah bring out the best in their performance”. But if they REALLY have the X-Factor, shouldn’t it show even without all that OTT crap? Just with them on stage singing? They can move around and perform if they want to, but it seems to me like all the backup dancers and the fireworks are just a crutch. And they distract from real talent.

  • geekygirl

    did Demi and Khloe have a side bet to see who could wear what would make their butt look largest?

  • teekee

    Didn’t know the others hated Paige.

  • Jordana33

    Demi made the right choices. Jennel and Paige had the better performances last night and based on tonight’s performances, Willie had to go home. I’m not as impressed with CeCe as most people are. Her voice is terrific, but she has no stage charisma and looked uncomfortable both nights.  Paige doesn’t have the best voice in the group, but she really owned the stage last night, which wasn’t easy to do, given the large over-the-top sets. 

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

    Wow, Vino catching attitude. LOL

  • fuzzywuzzy

    “But if they REALLY have the X-Factor, shouldn’t it show even without all that OTT crap?”

    Yes, IMO they should, but these days, big splashy staging often compensates for lack of talent and real X-Factor. Sometimes, you can have the big OTT production crap and it still doesn’t detract from someone who has real X-Factor. e.g. Ricky Martin in his breakout Grammy performance:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r6kkHwTWDEE
     

  • jr8809

     Right I liked Willie, I’m not really a fan of CeCe.

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

    It might be that Paige doesn’t socialize with the rest because she probably spends all of her free moments with her daughter.

  • fuzzywuzzy

    Ugh. Khloe is so harsh and insensitive when she speaks to the contestants.

  • teekee

    Yeah, Willie had to go, but any of that group would have been fine with me.

  • jcabby

    Dude was really worked up. Who was he talking about? LOL

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

    Britney I think

  • fuzzywuzzy

    I didn’t think that it was possible, I think that Khloe has gotten a lot worse than yesterday. lol Talk about stilted!

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

    LA Reid can’t remember the song and even the name of his contestant. LOL

  • fuzzywuzzy

    It’s so obvious that he doesn’t give a crap about any of his group. lol

  • teekee

    Yay for Vino!

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

    Oooh Jason, L.A. couldn’t even remember your name!!  NOT GOOD.

  • Christopher Auyeung

    Sure – Beyonce is a great example too. Any performance of hers. Ever. In the history of everything. But if she’s performing by herself without all the production, you can still see (and hear) the “x-factor”, and I’m totally unconvinced that you could say that about very many of these contestants. So yeah, I think what you said about the splashy staging compensating for a lack of talent rings very true for this show, which is why I don’t like it as much. :)

  • teekee

    Keep Jason!

  • fuzzywuzzy

    Yeah, I think that Britney told Vino that she was bored. lol

  • shell29

    To say she’s horrible tonight would be an understatement.   I’m trying to give her a chance but this ain’t workin’.

  • teekee

    The ott production is more annoying, than entertaining. IMO

  • Klaine

    As Im watching the show Im so disappointed with the quality of the contestants.  It really seems so bad compared not only to other shows but even season 1- where you had Melanie, Josh, Chris, Astro, Drew, Rachel – all people you could see have a future.   This just seems like a bad karaoke amateur hour and its making XF look like a joke cuz its like todays pop music- you dont have to be able to sing – just wear shiny clothes and sex it up.  As for the hosts, Mario is doing a great job (I close my eyes and keep seeing him as the perfect Seacrest replacment)..>Khloe is showing her inexperience…even with them telling her what to ask in the earpiece ….I thought shed be able to do it and assumed they put her thru the ringer in auditions and screen tests but shes been really bad…at least no nipples tonight. And Brit still isnt adding anything to me.  Tonights show seems like so much filler…plus they all know who theyre going to eliminate…someone would have to bomb big time for it to look bad if the judge chose them…but im again as bored as I was last night.  Dont know that Im going to be able to hang in thru the season at this rate.  Apparently THe Voice is on against XF again – dont know if its a rerun or not.  Even my dog just threw up

  • mileyfan123

    Mario is good, dump Khloe and call up Cat Deely

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

    LOL. This is true, though i think he can get something with Tate. He’s good, charismatic and country fans don’t care too much about image and age. I mean, as long as you aren’t Fresh Prince of Bel-Air with fake lower register. lol

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

    Goodbye Jason Brock! 

  • Jordana33

    I know that Vino is a favorite but David Correy had one of the better performances last night. He shouldn’t be singing for his life.

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

    You have no clue how glad I am to see that guy gone.

  • http://twitter.com/cheeseE1 EH

    I’m so completely grossed out by Vino and Tate.  If David gets cut with that voice, I might switch off. 

  • fuzzywuzzy

    I like Vino better than David, but you’re right. Vino’s performance last night was bad, and he should be in the sing off.

  • Roman Karamujic

    Did anyone hear someone from the crowd shouting “F*** you Demi” while she was giving her critique? They need to do something about the crowd, they’re so loud, obnoxious and rude.

  • kcostell

    I don’t think the judges should just ignore everything before last night though, and Vino did amazingly at the judges houses.  Also, a huge part of Vino’s problems last night came from LA’s horrific song choice for him.  So passing Vino through might have been an admission of that. 

  • Tera2

    David Correy was the best in his category last night, and Tate second.  Vino had an off night but we know LA would put him through.  I dont think David Correy is a star but he has a good voice.  Jason Brock will be going home cause he was a joke yesterday.

  • teekee

    This is true, but are they basing their choices on just last night?

  • mileyfan123

    Jason would be better on america’s got talent

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

    Wow. Can’t decided who’s worse. WOW. Jason.

  • Klaine

    Brit keeps proving how useless she is as a judge.  Pretty much everyone is amazing to her…She doesnt know what to say and will shave her head if anyone boos her

  • fuzzywuzzy

    They need the 5 second censor delay for the audience! lol

  • shell29

    Ohh, my boy Jason had a few rough notes there.   If I had my choice I’d still keep him over David.

  • fuzzywuzzy

    I just hope that they don’t continue to try to make Jason a “joke” contestant.

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

    Lets be serious; Jason has a lovely voice but winning XF is obviously a no no. LA wasted his vote on him.

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

    Yes DIVA!!!!!  Love Jason!!

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

    I spoke too soon! Goodbye David! *shocker* 

  • shell29

    L.A. decides to send the  “star” home?  I’m surprised.

  • fuzzywuzzy

    Khloe can’t even fake being compassionate towards David. lol

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

    Oh, they will. And he seems to be OK with that.

  • fuzzywuzzy

    I think it’s sad if he’s OK with it.

  • Da 1 N Only

    First shocker of the night. David was top 2 last night & the better of the two tonight & is sent home. Unfortunate.

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

    Well at least David gets a consolation prize of finding his biological mum from this XF experience.

  • Tera2

    Surprised he sent David home instead of Jason.  I’m not a fan of either but David has a better voice and did the best in his category yesterday.  But honestly I was so tired of David always talking about his mother and how he wants to make it.  I disliked him until last night performance actually.  Jason is like watching a comical local talent show.

  • Jordana33

    Oh well. To me, David was the most relevant and marketable of LA’s group and he got rid of him. 

  • fuzzywuzzy

    “OMG. Khloe speaks like a robot.”

    This is an insult to robots. lol

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

    He wouldn’t grab Mario’s bottom last ngiht if he were trying to be serious.

  • fuzzywuzzy

    What?? I missed that! OK, I have less sympathy for Jason now.

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

    Oh, this is gonna be rough to watch.  I just know it.  Britney might end up crying harder than the teens.  But I expect bawling all around.

  • jobeob987

    I’m disappointed because David Correy has the best voice in his category.  As good and adorable as Jason is, I can’t see him lasting long on this show.  I agree he would have fared better on America’s Got Talent.

  • fuzzywuzzy

    I remember Simon said that Britney freaked out the first time that the audience booed her for her judging remarks. I think that may be why her comments have been so “pleasant” the past couple of days on the live shows.

  • Klaine

    Im hoping we dont have another pre teen meltdown…Having kids on the show again makes me nervous.  I think Carly Rose and Beatrice should go thru…Well see

  • Jazz_11

    Last year there’re two guys that a lot of people like on the over group and yep.. they didn’t win the crown either ;D and where are they now? So I’m not sure why they created this group. Just look at all the contestants that LA signed from S1, so he’s definitely only interested in finding the next Rihanna or Biebers. Simon, yes he signed SuBo, but I think he’s just lucky with SuBo’s 1st album. And looking at the over 25 contestants now I don’t see any of them as marketable.

  • shell29

    I hope we don’t see any meltdowns like Rachel’s elimination here with the teens.  I still think 13 is too young.

  • fuzzywuzzy

    YES!! Beatrice is through!

  • iluvai

    Luv Beatrice!

  • mileyfan123

    Aww I actually like Arin and Diamon. Keep them both and send home Jason or one of the groups!

  • shell29

    Wow, surprised about Beatrice.  I guess that means Diamond is toast.  I’ll be shocked if Britney gets rid of Arin.

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

    Yes for Carly and Beatrice! I love them both!!!

  • Klaine

    Khloe is sounding very robotic…Concentrating on reading the teleprompter word for word -not believable or spontaneous – reminds me of SteveJones2.o

  • Jazz_11

    So glad Carly’s thru

  • http://twitter.com/RyanJames2298 Ryan

    YES! I didn’t think britney would call beatrice first, if at all, but I’m THRILLED! She is my favorite and i believe in her :D

  • Jazz_11

    I know! I like Diamond better than Beatrice.. ohh well

  • Klaine

    Why do my ears keep hurting more with each contestant?  They are singing so off tune…is it me or the tv….ugh im out

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

    2 black people were already sent home. 2 blacks are singing for their lives right now. Shady…

  • fuzzywuzzy

    Arin is having some pitch issues. Not a great performance, but I think that Britney will choose him rather than Diamond.

  • Jazz_11

    Arin doesn’t have the vocal chop, but he has the look.

  • Jordana33

    Beatrice obsesses way too much about the competition. I find it irritating.

  • mileyfan123

    Arin is not that great of a belter, but he does have a smooth voice, so I wish he did more of that and less of the belting. 

  • http://twitter.com/KWOnlyDreaming Karen W.

    Love Beatrice so glad she made it through!  I love her deep raspy voice!

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

    I wonder if Simon will let Britney keep all of them.

  • fuzzywuzzy

    “Just look at all the contestants that LA signed from S1, so he’s
    definitely only interested in finding the next Rihanna or Biebers.”

    Speaking of S1 overs, what’s the status of Josh Kracjik’s recording career? Has he been signed? Is he recording an album?

  • teekee

    Willie J. and the other black person is who?

  • mileyfan123

     She is young though, I work with girls that age, they are very concerned with the things that the others are doing, so it makes sense to me.

  • phil2501

    I’m really glad that Beatrice is through. 

  • Listening

    Woah i’m surprised at who went home so far. In regards to the Young Adults whereas from performances last night I felt Willie should go I just never believed Demi would do it b/c she knew many people disliked Cee Cee. I wonder if we’ll see the rioting I predicted if this situation occurred.

    Now as for Overs i’m totally shocked b/c  I thought Jason deserved to go from yesterday and I felt he would go today b/c I didn’t think LA took him seriously. I guess I should of suspected something when LA admitted he gave him the wrong song but I thought he was just giving him an excuse for going home, like saying it’s not you it’s me. I actually thought David was LA’s favorite. But it looks like it’s Vino. He’s my favorite too. :) Anyway it’s a pity about David going into live shows I thought he could go far b/c I’d really liked his judges Houses performance. It’s one of the few i’ve rewatched. But I have to say I wasn’t feeling yesterdays performance and his save me song was forced and overly emotional. Yet despite all that he had some moments w/ his voice and I saw potential. Jason’s performance was nothing special and was kind of boring. If it had been me I would of picked David especially if the difference between them was one is a star and the other is entertainer..

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

    Are you grouping all non Caucasian as blacks???? 

  • Tera2

    Arin shouldnt have been in the bottom.  He did the best in his category yesterday.  He has the most potential to be a star for this show if they are serious.  He sounds like Usher and Chris Brown and they are top artist in Pop/R&B.  If they are serious about discovering a star they will put him through.  I hope this makes him work harder to make it further.

  • Aidolfan

    Beatrice over these two is just ugh

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

    David isn’t black (mixed) and this time, differently from last year, they’ve put weak afro-american vocalists into the Top16, IMHO.

  • mileyfan123

    Beatrice, Diamond, and Carly are going to be fantastic when they are older. I wish they all tried out for idol when they were like 20.

  • geekygirl

    Khloe, did you steal my naugahyde sofa to make a dress?

  • Jordana33

    I guess I’m in the minority, but I thought Diamond had a much better performance than Beatrice.  Arin didn’t have the best performance last night, but he did very well tonight and will probably go through. So I guess Diamond is going home. It’s too bad.

  • Aidolfan

    I agree with this

  • mileyfan123

    Diamond is going to be so pretty when she grows up

  • fuzzywuzzy

    I like Beatrice better than Diamond, but I agree that Diamond had the better performance last night.

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

    I think Beatrice was really pitch in spots but Diamond’s “song” didn’t have any singing, actually. So, it’s hard to judge. LOL

  • Da 1 N Only

    Feeling bad for David & Diamond, seems like last nights performances did not factor into who was in the bottom two in their groups. They honestly should’ve never been in the position to go home.

    It should’ve been Vino & Beatrice in the sing-offs tonight.

  • fuzzywuzzy

    Diamond handled that really well. Good for her!

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

    Come on Simon.  Pull an executive order and bring Diamond back!

  • Karen C

    I would have kept Diamond over any of the teens.  I don’t get it tonight, they seem to be sending home the most marketable ones.

  • fuzzywuzzy

    There’s not one iota of genuine consolation in Khloe when she addresses the contestants who are leaving. None.

  • iluvai

    I feel very bad for Diamond. I love her sunny personality.

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

    Got it! I wasn’t sure if he was mixed or what but I stand corrected. :)

  • Tera2

    This was stupid drama with Britney’s teens.  Arin Ray shouldn’t have been in bottom 2 with Diamond.  It should have been her and Beatrice based on last night.  Beatrice was the worst yesterday though. 

  • Roman Karamujic

    It was so awkward to see Britney reveal the decision she made. She makes me feel uncomfortable sometimes.

  • shell29

    Aw, Diamond is a sweetheart.  I hope the right people take notice of her and she’ll have a shot in the business.  She has potential.  Even though X Factor didn’t work out for them I’m rooting for Diamond and David.

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

    I agree.  She’ll be STUNNING.  Honestly, I could see her getting a modeling contract in the near future.  She’s clearly going to be VERY tall when she grows up.

  • Listening

    I’m so mad at Britney. It was never supposed to be Diamond and Arin in the bottom two. It was supposed to be Beatrice and Arin. Beatrice was the one who had vocal problems. Diamond Blew Arin out of the freaking PLANET w/ her sing-off. She was awesome. What does Arin got going for him he’s cute w/ okay vocals. That shouldn’t trump Diamonds performance. I’m fuming right now.

    I wish Simon could invoke some super wild card where an eliminated act can come back. It looked like he wanted to. He couldn’t believe Britney had picked those two for the bottom two. UGHHHHHHHHHHHH i’m sooo MAD stupid Britney. Diamond was one of my favorites. 

  • ellen8

    The sound coming through my tv must be different from the live sound in the venue.   All of these sing-offs seem so off-key.   Don’t hate on me please but isn’t the talent weak this season (compared to The Voice)?!?    

    The winner is already obvious to me !!   I’ll shut up now.

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

    I think they should have done top13 and take all 4 kids in, because the kids category was in another league and so talented. If you watch the YouTube views in XF site of JH performances, Carly is clearly nr 1, Bea is 3rd and she is also really faraway from Diamond and expecially from Arin. Diamond is like 6th or 7th and Arin is like 15th or so.
    So popular wise the first two went right, and I would have dropped Arin because he is by far the least popular of these kids, at least according to YT views.
    Having said that, I am glad that he is in, because who would not like the guy and see the potential in him.
    And I am so sorry for Diamond – she really did not deserve to go, but somebody had to.

  • iluvai

    Who do you think the winner will be????

  • ellen8

    I agree and I like Khloe.   She is not natural like she is on her shows.  Obviously she is reading a script most of the time.  Maybe she will loosen up with more experience.   I can’t help but think of Cat Deely by comparison and that’s probably not fair !!

  • mileyfan123

     The emblem3 boys just gross me out. They look like they don’t bathe.

  • genius13

    For the record David is Brazilian…and i think he had one of the top 3 voices in the competition

  • ellen8

    Since you asked…..  and not because they are my favorite but because they are such natural performers and confident,  I’m calling it for Emblem 3.    Personally I’m pulling for Paige.   I like her story, her look, and I can see where she can improve with more experience and mentoring to become a star.

  • Jazz_11

    Mario is really a good host

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

    Two girl band to sing off, shocker………….. not!!!  I don’t understand why XF USA don’t save the trouble and just be direct as XF Australia.  XF Australia just put through all boy bands to the live shows.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_YRZ4ZGB4QBWUETLKEZH4TFHWXY Sigh…

    CeCe was much stronger than Paige last night, or at least it felt like she was giving it her all instead of going through the motions, and she seemed much better received by the blogs overall although reviews were otherwise all over the place for the contestants as a whole. I was pretty underwhelmed by all the performances (due in large part to song choice and staging), but she at least had some life in her even if the performance was a bit odd. Paige was odd AND lifeless.

    Also, is it just me or did Simon’s criticisms come out of left field? Not that I disagree, the outfit and eyemake were pretty awful but he didn’t have anything to say about that last night, just mentioned her vocals not being as strong as they could be but not caring. Usually he only flip-flops when the voting goes another way, but there was none.

    It’s also strange that Demi is the most honest of the judges, even with her own contestants. And Britney, while delicate in her approach, doesn’t necessarily blow smoke up people’s butts. She’ll say if the vocals are weak. Simon and LA just bicker and seem increasingly out of touch. Plus they’re doing a lot of backtracking on their feedback tonight, like they spent so muh time saying how great their contestants were and forgot they’d need to make a case for who’s in danger or going home.

    I also wonder how much input Demi and Britney had in their song choices for the contestants. I see their taste being more current than that.

    I just really didn’t get the performances. The contestants do so much better when left to their own devices, and it’s not like the judges will be in the studio with whoever wins.

  • Tera2

    I like the voices and singing of Lylas/1432 but dont know if there is a market for them in Pop right now as a group.   Sister C has a whiny voice and I dont care for it and their singing.  He may keep Sister C cause they are country and may be marketable.

  • http://twitter.com/KWOnlyDreaming Karen W.

    I didn’t like Diamond’s performance last night, I didn’t think the song did much for her vocals.  She was better tonight but I feel Beatrice’s voice is more unique. I normally don’t like the younger singers but I feel her voice is special. 

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

    I think the kids became great friends with each other, and they may have mutual projects in the future in creative work area and support and help each other. Diamond is such a sweetheart, that I think anybody would like her to take part into suitable creative projects.

  • iluvai

    Oh thanks. I was just curious. I can see it being them for the reasons you stated.  ;)

  • Chris

    The only surprise for me was Diamond.  Jason and Willie had identity issues, i.e. where will they fit and could they sell millions.

    The same for 1422141333321, they definitely seem like they are not ready.  

    I’m fine with Sister C going too.  I don’t see them winning so now or 2 weeks from now, it doesn’t matter much.

  • mileyfan123

    The brunette sister c girl is bad

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

    I figure out what bugs me about Sister C.  They look like “mean girls”.

  • shell29

    Not liking this from Sister C

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_52HTQ5MLHHR4W3SR5KUD3CRBTA ShannonM

    Uh, yikes, that was rough. Also, I can’t help but feel badly for Britney…the same facial expression all of the time and she just seems so robotic.

  • http://twitter.com/8blackdiamond8 lola b

    Can’t stand Sister C’s voices. So nasal.

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

    I can’t understand why Simon and FOX hired the Kardashian and Mario, and not only Mario. At the point they hired both hosts, they already knew that celebrities like Kardashians wouldn’t bring too much viewers, since even Britney and Demi together couldn’t bring it.

  • mileyfan123

    5 girls is too many, they should have made this group a 4 person group like little mix. The short girl doesn’t fit in.

  • Listening

    Oh man I do not like sister C’s vocal tone /characteristics. I hate it. And I can’t understand them most of the time. They were so awkward and looked like they had given up already very lackluster.

  • mileyfan123

    Dinah is the best. She should have been a solo act. She is better than paige and cece.

  • giled

    LOL @ the crowd chanting numbers

  • teekee

    There are some good voices in this girl group.

  • Tera2

    Sister C is ruining a good song “When I look at you” by Miley Cyrus – I love the version which features my favorite singer David Bisbal.  I played that version few times yesterday and its the only time I like Miley’s song.  I want Sister C kicked off for ruining that song for me.  I don’t like the name of 1234 or whatever, but I rather have them continue on the show cause I like their voices.  He may keep sister C cause they are country though.

  • iluvai

    Khloe sounds like a petulant child. “I want you to wait until after the break, I want you to wait until after the break!”  So strange.

  • shell29

    Of the two, 1432 would be my choice  to go through to Top 12.

  • Listening

    1432 umm I didn’t like them as much as yesterday. Once again they didn’t feel like a group but 5 soloist. And once again i’ve got to reiterate Camilla has my least favorite vocal tone in the group. Her voice is kind of shrill and kiddish.  

    I would definitely save them though 1) I actually like their voices and 2) more potential than Sister C and 3)  The Public like them better.

  • Listening

    You know what for a moment I actually thought Simon had absolutely lost his mind and was gonna send 1432 home.

  • Aidolfan

    Does anyone know how to pronounce Frey is it like “Fray” or “Fry”?

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

    They’re changing their names again. Hahaha. From Lylas to 1432 to ???? I’m really hoping they get a good,catchy name. 

  • mileyfan123

    I think they still want the girl group to win. They did the same thing with Little Mix changing their name around.

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

    To the person claiming they were getting rid of all the black people.  Well they just got rid of 3 lily white girls to even up the numbers!!  :op

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

    I am in concur with all the contestants that leave tonight as they were the worst in their respective category last night, WITH THE EXCEPTION OF DAVID CORREY!!!

  • shell29

    LOL!

  • Tera2

    Yeah, that 1432 name is silly and lazy.  They should have put more thought into that.  I didn’t care for Sister C performances before or today and its ok they are gone.  1432 are cohesive singers for a group just put together.  Anyway I’m rooting for Arin Ray to make it far in the competition cause he has the star potential.

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

    They needed to keep Jason as a joke act. A joke act who can sing something, like Johnny Robinson, but a joke act.

  • http://www.facebook.com/tammyluebrecht Tammy Luebrecht

    Well, I was right on 3 out of the 4 who got eliminated. I really hated seeing David Correy leave though. He was in my top 2 so I’m pretty bummed! He’s got an amazing voice and I love his own music so if he got anything out of this, I’m sure he picked up a lot more fans.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_5CTSGSGATMXQESVDDD7RWQRYXU Jane

    Well, I didn’t agree with ny of those eliminations tonight. 

    I think sending Sister C home over the girls who just take turns singing one line at a time (rather than the 3 part harmony of Sister C) was a big mistake. 
    Would’ve kept David Correy (sp?) over Vino. 
    Would’ve let Paige go over anyone in Demi’s group. 
    Would’ve sent one of the other two young girls home and kept Diamond. 

    But no one asked me…….

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

    She pronounced Fry once, but Demi likes to pronounce Fray. I guess  it will be the same thing of Louis pronouncing Uagner instead Vagner during the whole season of XF UK. LOL

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

    I think this name is so bad that, no matter how they sing, they will lose votes just because of that. Really. I really believe that. LOL

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

    He was not my favorite, but I am also surprised, because in the YouTube views he was one of the most popular contestants, the 6th popular, I think. I think a lot of people liked him.

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

    Camilla is a better, controlled-voiced version of Demi, who both somewhat does an affected style of singing. I kinda think she she has wider range as well. I like her myself, but the singled out praise that she is getting makes me wonder if it is because she was so hidden before judges home. Her kind of tone can be annoying as I’ve picked up on it even more tonight. I think Lauren is a better singer and Dinah has more star potential. 

  • alonzo7

    Liking Mario as the Host but Klhoe is too loud-I mute her whenever the camera goes to her-loved how smooth Mario was with Simon about sending the last group home not saying who he was keeping-pretty cool under the situation-he handled it well.
    To be honest the talent on the Voice is far superior but they also have way more experience in some cases-been working at their craft longer.
    Obvious that Emblem 3 will win but for some reason I just don’t get it-way too cocky for my taste.  I prefer Jenell, Carly and Tate-guess I’m dating myself!!!!

  • mileyfan123

    The girl band needs to be styled better too, they don’t have a very young look, and it isn’t very cohesive.

  • Listening

    I thought Sister C and Willie were the worst in their respective categories, so that’s cool.

    I’m surprised David went home b/c I thought LA liked him better than Jason. I wasn’t digging either of their performances last night. But I felt Jason should of left b/c his performance was a Joke. Their sing off David was shaky but he had glimmers of moments while Jason was okay but boring. I thought David should of won. Oh well I hope going forward LA at least gives Jason serious songs and staging b/c I can’t stand joke acts. Coming into the show David had been one of my favorites b/c I loved his Domino song but he hadn’t lived up to it w/ his last 2 songs. I’m just surprised ,well at least his fan base grew and he found his biological mother (no DNA test yet but besides that everything matches up.)

    Diamond is the only one i’m truly upset about. She was my favorite of the kids. She never should of been in that bottom two but regardless she out sang Arin and should of been saved. I felt the girls had more potential than Arin and he should of left over any of them.

  • Nedsdag

    Since I only watched the clips (thank you, Hurricane Sandy), what was the crowd reaction towards the two girl groups? To me it sounded like Simon’s Angels had more of a following than Sister C.

  • Whatiswrongwithus

    I CANNOT believe LA sent David correy home!! I mean he may come across a little eager but that dude has a voice I would say more powerful and clearer than any of dudes left there! He definitely could have been marketed well in the industry if LA chose him, he’s the youngest and has a current voice. I just don’t see anyone winning or staying long in LA’s category at all now. I’m sure Tate will last the longest. Oh well, I guess LA planned to take it easy this season..

  • Roman Karamujic

     I agree with the controlled voice part, but Demi has a far wider range than Camilla, or at least from what we’ve heard so far of Camilla. By the way, no one in the group pulled the last high note of “Skyscraper”, Drew didn’t last year aswell.

  • mileyfan123

    I think one of the girl groups problems is that no one sings Taylor swift songs well….not even Taylor live.

  • durbesque

    I agree with the 1432 name change.  Each girl should have her own digit.  I suggest 64279.

  • mileyfan123

    I tried to make a name from the girls first letters of their name, but all I could come up with is candl. I don’t know if that is a great name for them lol. 

  • girlygirltoo

    Instead of coming up with a new name for the manufactured girl group, Simon just should have sent them home — they are easily the weakest of the contestants in that category.

  • Whatiswrongwithus

    And i have to add…. WTF does Demi or the show see in that boring Paige Thomas?? If anything, she is THE MOST boring and bland and weakest vocalist in the competition! Stop trying to make a Rihanna 2.0 X factor! She ain’t even close!!

  • ellen8

    Simon doesn’t know what to do with a Country group as those girls realized.   He was that way on Idol, remember when he said to Kellie P -
    “i just don’t get it !!”    Guess that the Brit in him !!!   (and I don’t mean Spears – LOL )

  • ellen8

    Congratulations to Britney and her family for having a judge who saw the ridiculousness of Lufti’s lawsuit !!! (he threw the case out today in case you haven’t heard)

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

    Could plz link it to MJ or in the headlines topic tomorrow? I want to read more about it tomorrow. Thnks.

  • iluvai

    Also, has anyone mentioned how cute David is? He has a killer smile.  :)  Maybe LA is sending David home so that he can mock the rest of the over 25′s.

  • iluvai

    Simon should know better. I’m always saying that One Direction has the most amazing stylist.

  • ellen8
  • Matt Gillam

    Wow, I can’t believe LA sent David Correy home. If he had a shot to win, that was it.

  • Whatiswrongwithus

    LMAO! That is SO true! I totally don’t get LA this season, it’s like something’s up with him and his choices, in contestants and song choices! Weird. Maybe he is mocking Simon and the show for giving him the Overs. Sigh…the poor Overs.

    Next year Simon, just do away with that category and just have 1 large one called – POP.

  • merkureye

    I didn’t think the XF judges would have the guts to send both Willie Jones and David Correy home but they were easily the worst singers in the young adults and Over 25′s.  David Correy always oversings and it drove me crazy.  Good for Demi pointing out that Correy basically shouted the song rather than sang.  Willie Jones is just not talented enough, sad but true.

    Sister C didn’t try hard enough to save themselves.  Even after being told at the judges house that they were perceived as boring, they didn’t try to swing a little and dance.  Hell on Heals again?  Really?  Tonight. . . .zzzz. They would not have lasted on the live show.  They have almost no followers on twitter compared to the Lylas. 

    Diamond White should have stayed and Arin go but Diamond’s song choice tonight didn’t give the judges anything to work with in justifying her being saved.  

    Now it’s up to the voters.  Should be interesting the rest of the way.  Who do I think will win?  Emblem3 for the same reason P2 on AI won. . .cute WG’sWG’s (yes E3 all play guitar and are singer/songwriters.  In fact Drew *the one with no shirt* is an expert guitarist.)

  • cooks

    I really liked David Correy. Can’t believe LA sent him home. Jason is an ok singer and that’s about it.

  • Jaejae1

    I think there were some mistakes made tonight but when do we ever watch one of these shows and NOT think someone who shouldn’t have gone home, went home?

    I think Simon should have kept SisterC and ditched the girl singling ensemble.  They just don’t fit together as a group to me.  And Sister C are unique and country.  Country sales BIG!

    LA messed up in sending Vino through. He was awful last night.  It should have been Tate and David through (though I don’t really like David that much) with Vino and Jason singing for their lives.  I’m kind of llike Simon though,that it was a toss up between David and Jason even though Jason sang better tonight.  I don’t think Jason has any hope for a career post this show.

    Brittany messed up sending both Diamond and Arin to sing for their lives.  I think Diamond is really pretty good.  I think Arin is good too but Beatrice had the weakest performance of the teens last night.  I was surprised Brittany put her through.

    Demi should have put Paige and Willie up to fight for their lives.  But I think Cece is not a keeper. Ander vocal was not that great tonight.  She hasn’ been good since that Whitney song she sang during boot camp. I would rather have kept Willie.  A really nice seeming kid who they could have really done something with imo.  Country is the biggest selling genre in the US. 

    But on the good side: I have Emblem3 and Lyric145 to cheer for. I think they are my favorite contestants on the show.  I’m cheering for Janelle too. She is the best on Demi’s team and I think she had real potential. Arin is my favorite teen because I think he has the most potential for a real career post show.  I like Tate by miles best of the over 25s.

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

    Don’t forget  Misha B. She had outrageous sets but still owned it vocally. Probably the best contestant the x factor has ever had.

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

    I think the girl group 14321 should rename their group based on the first letter of their names which are ACDLN to be unique. A- for Ally, C- for Camila, D- for Dinah, L, for Lauren, and N- for Normani. I think people will remember their names better.

  • phil2501

    I really love Emblem 3.  It’s the first time in one of these competitions where I don’t necessarily like an act’s personality but I cant stop watching their performances.

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

    God, this show is so much better than boring ass the Voice. Nobody on that show this season is good. All are boring fodder or terrible. Plus that show will never produce a star. Such a waste. CeCe did incredible tonight! I think David did amazing as well. I would have sent Vino home. He made a mistake in keeping him. Plus Vino talked bad about Britney. You never talk bad about Britney as her followers will murder you like the beliebers. He is so done in this competition. Arin did terrible. I would have kept Diamond over him. Beatrice should have been in the sing off as well. Britney made those two mistakes. Simon and Demi made logical decisions.

  • Reflects On Life

    Randm thoughts-

    WTF was Khloe wearing tonight?  Looks like a Star Trek original series costume reject, something Uhura would have tossed out of her closet.  Was that her Halloween costume?

    Love the Demi eyebrow update! They really complete her look and elevate her beauty. She now looks like she could be related to Sophia Loren or Penelope Cruz.

    Diamond White is the only teen who acts and sings her age.  Well, Arrin does too, but he really should be in Demi’s group.  Carly & Beatrice have preternaturally mature voices & vocal styles.  But Diamond could be cast with Disney, Nick, PBS Kids, anything of that ilk, right now.  Plus she’s so calm and comfortable onstage.  She won her sing-off against Arrin hands down. 

    Lylas have no blondes.  Maybe they should add Tall C and Cece to their group and get rid of some of the redundancy there.  Let loose their Selena Gomez clone to be a solo act or Disney kid – the one that Demi singled out last night.

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

    Well, now is the drama over?  Can any of these people become a super star.  Wonder if Simon was watching the CMA awards?

  • hayes

    Someone needs to tell the audience to shut the fck up.

  • phil2501

    I agree with you re: XFactor and the Voice.  While the vocal talent may be better on the Voice, the XFactor, even with the overproduction, just comes across as more real.  The contestants are regular people not industry plants and it shows.  Plus, except for CeeLo, I hate the judges on the Voice.

  • elliegrll

    How sad is it that Diamond had more stage presence than the four adults who performed before her.  Or, that she’s a much better singer than the person who she performed against during the sing-off.

    Sister C are good, but then one of them had to open her mouth at the end, Which pretty much explained why Simon cut them.  

    I really wish they would cool it with the fake crowd noise.  It was ridiculous tonight.

  • elliegrll

    Someone needs to tell the audience to shut the fck up.

    It’s canned noise that the director is pipping out.   The UK show does the same thing.  But just like last year, whoever is directing the show doesn’t have a clue about when they should or shouldn’t push that button.  

  • springboard2

    Simon knows that usually girl bands struggle in the public vote, and he is doing his best to get the audience to connect with 1432. In the sing off and therefore an extra performance, tick, last of the night, tick, have improved and deserve to get through, tick, and of course involve the public with finding an appropriate name!

    Ah ah for his old tricks!

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

    Personally, I am enjoying The Voice so much more.  I also like their judges over the X-Factor judges.  Being OTT this early doesn’t leave as much towards the end.

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

    I think this is the big difference between both shows. On XF UK they have some cheesy and OTT productions too, but overall, the audience’s noise, the edition, the timing, everything, seems to be much more professional and well done. Even the fake drama seems to be less fake. They didn’t find yet the right team of producers to XF US. 

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_F3XJE5GRAUMYR7Y5RYZUW7SC4U md

     I said that to Simon in a tweet tonight.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_F3XJE5GRAUMYR7Y5RYZUW7SC4U md

    Since this is a talent show, I have to say it’s Mario with a knockout of Khloe in the early rounds. Get her out of here.

  • springboard2

    Yes, and this is surprising since the top producers have joined the US show.
    I think that they are struggling to adjust to the American taste, to find the balance that both clicks with the public and differentiate them from Idol.

  • http://twitter.com/TheEverydayMan JC Rubio

    How about rearranging the letters & you’ve got CANDL. Its cute young fresh & unique.

  • http://twitter.com/TheEverydayMan JC Rubio

    Lovin most of your picks!

  • lukien

    The shocker tonight should be Diamond White. Really? Arin wont last, Diamond would. She kinda look like a teen Whitney. Anyway, best of luck to her. The top 5 should be Beatrice, 1432 with Janelle, Emblem3 and Carly the finalists. After last night, i think Emblem3 could win it all.

  • http://twitter.com/BazzleFjsm Bazzle

    Lol Keaton tripped!……… I’m not a fangirl. But I can vouch.. that Emblem3 have not shown their full potential yet. If you thought last night was good hopefully they’ll get to sing some of their originals… tbh I prefer Sister C as a group. Like someone mentioned in one of the posts they have much more solidarity in their harmonies. 1432 need much much more time to develop as a group as its quite clear at the moment its a bunch of great individuals. But its what gets the crowd going I guess. Poor Diamond. What a lovely professional way to send off but you could tell she was sad… but still so professional. That attitude will get her far. Good Luck to you Diamond! Much better handled than last year. All 3 teens last year had a complete meltdown… it was painful to watch. 

  • http://twitter.com/BazzleFjsm Bazzle

    Also, the tall one in Sister C. She is a beast. That vocal was stupendous. I liked the two blondes in Sister C but the brunette seemed slightly obnoxious.

  • tomr

    Missed Wednesday’s show but so glad that I did.  This show is a total mess!  Britney and her baby talk, Chloe and her stiffness, over productions, costumes for clowns,, etc.  It’s so bad!  Done watching!

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

    Keep in mind that in 1999, Ricky Martin had been a superstar in the Spanish-speaking world for more than a decade, dating back to his days with Menudo and on telenovelas.  People here know that Phillip Phillips was lucky to have Home be the theme song for the gold medal-winning U.S. Olympic women’s gymnastics team.  The Cup of Life was the theme song for the 1998 World Cup, which helped Martin’s English-language crossover immensely.

    It’s clear the X Factor contestants were on the biggest stage of their lives and most of them were not ready.  Some of them were woefully not ready.  Nobody has Martin’s performing experience.  In my book, nobody has his looks, talent, stage presence or charisma either.

  • fuzzywuzzy

    “It’s clear the X Factor contestants were on the biggest stage of their
    lives and most of them were not ready.  Some of them were woefully not
    ready.  Nobody has Martin’s performing experience.  In my book, nobody
    has his looks, talent, stage presence or charisma either.”

    I agree with you about Ricky (only one example), but that only emphasizes my point. When Ricky was starting out as a solo act, he didn’t immediately have all of the OTT staging bells and whistles that the XF contestants have, and it’s too much of a gigantic leap for anyone, even someone with abundant “X-Factor”, to be thrown into such a situation and for it to be reasonable to have them stand out.

  • ellen8

    I absolutely agree.   The Voice has so much talent this season. 
    X Factor does their contestants no justice by putting them on such a big stage with so much going on.  These kids are not ready for that and it dulls their (already dull) performances.   

  • jobeob987

    I agree and was just thinking last night that when we see these green performers up on that huge stage with the flashing lights and grinding dancers, it just doesn’t ring true and actually makes them seem less talented and ready for stardom.  I prefer the way Idol does things and how the contestants choose their style and image.  In many cases, they grow their image right before our eyes.

    Another thing that really bugged me last night was when the judges were criticizing the contestants for choosing a certain song, look or production.  Get real.  These contestants had no choice in the matter.  Their look, their song, their stage production were all chosen for them.  At some point in the future (if they make it through), I can image them asserting themselves but not last night when their mentors were choosing their top 3.  It would have been career suicide to rebuff their mentors at that point!  It also bugs me that X-Factor is more about the judges than the talent.

  • Jae

    I think the voice and Xfactor are about neck and neck for me at this point from the talent stand point. Both shows have a few stand outs and a lot of “ok but will probably for get them soons”. And the Voice likes over production, too. I think both shows are better this season then their last runs. I didn’t think I would watch a fall voice with Xfactor on but I have and I have like it for the most part.

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

    The best one was Khloe telling Simon to wait for commercial for his decision. LOL. 

  • Incipit

    Another thing that really bugged me last night was when the judges were criticizing the contestants for choosing a certain song, look or production.  Get real.  These contestants had no choice in the matter. 

    And the mentor/judges know that, very damn well, jobeob987. Every last one of them.

    Their hypocrisy irritates much more than the hyperbole, and that’s bad enough. 

    My thought is, Cowell bores easily, he didn’t have the patience for the gradual growth that used to be the rule on Idol – he didn’t like the camaraderie that would usually grow between the contestants…it all bored him. Heaven forfend Cowell should be bored..and this is his show, so now he doesn’t have to be.

    He likes Train Wrecks and Dramas…thinks that’s Good TV – and that’s what this approach creates. It’s never been about the contestants at all.

    IMO. Of Course.

  • jobeob987

    I definitely agree.  Simon Cowell is the fast food mentality of the music industry.  He goes after what is quick and easy and makes the most profit at the moment.  He’s not about growing an artist and promoting anything that’s of lasting value. It’s all about making a quick buck.  I’ll never forgive him for One Direction.

  • lukien

    I think they eliminated Diamond just to bring her back as a wildcard next week, so it will be top 13. Arin and Jason will duel to the finish to avoid becoming the first to be elimininated … But they will both be eliminated anyway since it will be a double eliminations since they bring Diamond back.

  • ellen8

    Do we know for sure they will bring back a wild card ??   I hope so but I think it should be Sister C ,and it could be David Corey.

  • Jaejae1

    I like 1D! LOL!  Not there newest song but I really don’t think they are bad.  They are better than Biebs. 

  • Nasstopher

    I didn’t expect Diamond, David or even Willie to be eliminated.

    Just a random thought: 1432 need to work on their harmonies and sing like a group, not like 5 solo artists.

  • geekygirl

    “There’s not one iota of genuine consolation in Khloe when she addresses the contestants who are leaving. None.”

    Agree.  She kinda reminds me of Sadie from Awkward.  I keep expecting her to make the L loser sign with her hand at them!

  • Kristie

    Before the show last night, I did think that Diamond might go home. After the sing-off, I thought differently…but I guess Britney didn’t hear what I did? Arin’s talented, but I think his vocal performance was off last night.  Oh well.

    Sister C vs. 1432…I stuck with my gut instinct on that and had a feeling Sister C would be the one to go, so I wasn’t too surprised. I don’t know why Simon thought a lot of people would be.

    I was always a fan of Willie and therefore wanted him to stay over CeCe. They gushed about her performance but I just thought some parts of it were okay. In my opinion some parts were a bit all over the place in terms of pitch, and I’m not buying her whole “dramatic change” thing. But I digress.

    The one elimination I was genuinely shocked about was David’s. I thought he would be one of the first two into the top 12, actually, and I thought Jason had a good shot of going home. But I won’t deny that he can sing really really well…I’m just not sure how long the public will keep him in the game. Vino might have a chance of making it far, but the attitude thing is starting already so I’m kind of worried about how the public will take to that (see Astro season 1).

    If there should be a wildcard, I’ll put my money on Diamond, although I personally would prefer David.

  • mmb

    OK, finally decided to tune in to xfactor since the live shows are starting.  My impressions: 1)  Mario Lopez is a pro and perfect to the hosting gig.  Good job. 2) Khloe is, as expected, awful.  Wooden,  has no clue what she is doing, more concerned with placing herself in a flattering camera angle.  Either she learns fast and becomes better or they need to dump her — or at a minimum have her do just the back stage stuff.  Leave it to Mario to talk to do the onstage stuff; 3) WTF has happened to Simon????? his face looks….odd, he seems to have aged 20 years and seems just totally irrelevant.  His words have bo importance at all; 4) I think that Demi is really trying — she wasn’t great at the off the cuff post performance critiques, but I bet she gets better; she seems to be telling it like it is offstage..I think she will do ok this season; 5) britney is britney — i expect nothing but platitudes all season…but her reference to Kesha, who wrote one of her biggest hits, to Keeeesha is classic; 6) I don’t think LA Reid gives a shit about his group at all. He will never sign any of them…theyare not his type of artists.  I don’t get the Jason Brock/fat adam lambert meme….other than the black hair and penchant for black clothes and glitter, they don’t look alike, sound alike, have totally different genres etc.  But whatevs.   7) the overall level of singing on the show is ATROCIOUS…really bad.  I don’t know what they are hearing i the studio but on tv it is an off-key, shaky nightmare.  8)  I suspect that Emblem 3 will win the whole thing…even if they don’t, Simon will try to make them an american 1D…they’re cute. 

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

    OMG. you nailed it. That’s exactly who she’s like!

  • fuzzywuzzy

    “I don’t get the Jason Brock/fat adam lambert meme….other than
    the black hair and penchant for black clothes and glitter, they don’t
    look alike, sound alike, have totally different genres etc.”

    I agree. I don’t get the similarities either.

  • fuzzywuzzy

    “Simon Cowell is the fast food mentality of the music industry.  He goes
    after what is quick and easy and makes the most profit at the moment. 
    He’s not about growing an artist and promoting anything that’s of
    lasting value.”

    Simon agrees with you. He admitted in an interview with Anderson Cooper on 60 minutes that he would rather own McDonald’s than a 3-star Michelin restaurant.

  • Nadine_Bitch

    Except for the Hair, yeah nothing reminds me of Jason with Adam. Not the look and definitely not the voice/tone.

    Actually it was David Corey’s all black attire on the performance night that reminds me of AL’s ”I can get no satisfaction” attire. It’s almost the same from the combat boots to the jacket to the one hundred thousand pounds of necklaces.

  • YankeeFan08

    I don’t get the Jason Brock/fat adam lambert meme….other than the black hair and penchant for black clothes and glitter, they don’t look alike, sound alike, have totally different genres etc. 

    I don’t get it either.  If anything, he’s more like Taylor Hicks with his Vegas schtick.

    the overall level of singing on the show is ATROCIOUS…really bad.  I don’t know what they are hearing in the studio but on tv it is an off-key, shaky nightmare.

    It’s so true.  The performances must sound much better in the studio, but I heard a lot of off-key singing.

    I can’t see Emblem3 not winning the whole thing.  I think they’ve got it in the bag.

    Khloe is not good at all as a host.  I’m surprised that she’s so awkward.  She’s used to being in front of a camera, but she’s like a fish out of water up there.

    Overall, I finding the talent really lacking.  The singers on The Voice are much, much better IMO.

  • justmefornow

    Obviously Jason and Adam aren’t identical, Adam is slightly younger, thinner and better looking. It’s just that starting from Jason’s audition, the comparisons began.
    Jason reminds me of a chubbier older brother, perhaps.They have similar singing voices, (although Adam’s is better), styles and mannerisms. Check out Jason’s audition video on Youtube that has almost 3 mil views (which, IMO, is why LA kept him last night), most comments, especially the early ones, are about his resemblance to Adam. So obviously many people see it.
    That last performance of Jason’s to dance club music, even down to the zebra jacket, re-enforced the comparison, JMO.

    (And for the record, I don’t think he’s a joke contestant, he can actually sing.)

  • irockhard

    I think Khloe is having trouble reading off the teleprompter, she’s used to unscripted settings. They should let her do the backstage stuff at least for now, but I think she can improve.

  • irockhard

    Nailed it!

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

    YouTube Views for First Live Performance”

    1)   Carly – 410,919
    2)   Emblem3 – 377,607
    3)   Jennel – 298,841
    4)   Paige – 296,190
    5)   CeCe – 295,466
    6)   Lyric145 – 266,970
    7)   LYLAS1432 – 266,230
    8)   Beatrice – 255,809
    9)   Arin – 188,926
    10) Vino – 186,376
    11) Jason – 157,025
    12) Tate – 134,682

  • http://twitter.com/BuranaBurana Carmina Burana

    As many here, I am really doubting that Diamond has really gone. The show seems to be really pre-planned and scripted all over, and for me they just planted the hooks to bring Diamond back by having Cowell say it wasn’t fair that either Arin or Diamond to left. Brit did not even seem to be sorry to send her out (while Demi ran to stage to hug the black Scottie McC). Diamond might really have meant it when she said it’s not going to be the last we see from her. I really think she’s back rehearsing for next week… If they get her back, I think the eliminations were fair, to offset these stupid categories they set out in the first place. Of course the stronger categories will be penalized by having more talented sent home before the less talented in weaker groups. 

    Did not see all the performances, but I think there was something wrong with the sound set up.  Sounded like pretty much everybody was a bit out of tune to me. There are definitely very talented kids here, people who can sing AND perform.  This week’s weird song choices (which I doubt it’s really done by the judges) and vocal slippages left to desire, so let’s see what’s next.  Hope producers and vocal coaches really hit the nail right.

    Finally, my bet to win is Emblem3.  Don’t know how to contend with WGWG times 3! And they have not even brought their guitars out yet.  But I actually like these kids, I think their appeal is broader that just teenies.  Their originals are pretty good, if they keep the quality they would be deserving winners for what the show is looking for.  Jennel is in the run too. My favorite is da queen Lyrics, I am sure they’ll be signed but have a hard time seeing them getting enough votes to win.  Carly is an amazing singer but I think Demi was spot on on her critique.  Come on, nobody with that voice can be credible in a schoolgirl uniform.  She is outrageously talented, but I do not think she is cut for pop.  She sang at Birdland NYC (famous jazz club) and I think Birdland and Pop just do not go well together.

  • Jordana33

    Also, David Correy’s live performance had 201,774 views, which is more views than anyone else in his category. I really don’t know what LA was thinking. 

  • hcpoirot

    I am surprised that so many people here surprised of the judges choices. Its all already decided when they choose top 16.

    Simon already know who he want to choose be in top 3. And he did not care for others. So he choose medicores to bad acts in over 25. Kick out better acts in other categories as long he still had his fav picks.

    Its not like Idol, where they try to pick few very good singers, interesting ones, and different ones.

    For X factor, Simon will choose his top 3, few mediocre singers so they cannot challenge his favs and few bad ones to make it entertaining.

    Its the formula for X-Factor UK from season 1-till 9. And it seem the formula still the same in US.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1397704245 Anita P. Barber

    It’s funny that Simon thinks he didn’t have any “last horses in the race” on his team.  I do hope that Diamond gets the Melanie Amaro treatment.

  • mmb

    LA doesn’t care.  He won’t be signing or working with any of the 4 guys in his group when the show is over.  He knows that none of them are going to win the show either.  He had 2 rock guys, a country guy and I’m not even sure how to describe Jason Brock (maybe pop traditional?   def not current pop)  He wasn’t going to keep both rock guys…so one of them had to go.  He chose David Correy. 

  • ohreli

    I LIKED David Correy’s “Since You Been Gone”–it was a reinterpretation…the “happiness” of the song is a ruse, and deep down there is pain.  It was a whole new spin that I thought was intriguing.  

  • http://twitter.com/BazzleFjsm Bazzle

    I don’t know if someone has mentioned this already but… LOL @ LA ‘I historically don’t know who its by”! did anyone catch LA’s reference with Skyscraper? I think he was refering to Drew’s performance last year and how he didnt really know the song and he thought it was for 40 year olds lolol. Demi must have been insulted if she watched that on TV and now shes a judge the irony… 

  • HKfan

    I’ve never really watched the X gactor apart from the bits of videos I see on this site, we don’t get it out here. But from watching these sing offs, they are soooo much better than the actual show the day before. Just contestants singing, in normal clothes!! On the performances yesterday, there was way too much going on, too many dancers, backing singers, and really ridiculous clothes…Paige!!!! They should keep all the performances more organic like these.