X Factor 2 – Top 4 Semi-Final – Who Was Your Favorite? – Take the Polls

You watched the X Factor Top 4 perform tonight for a spot in next week’s final. Now, vote for your favorite contestant and favorite performance.

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  • b_james

    I feel like the contestant choice round should have gone second.  All 4 of them were better in that round!  And “Anything Could Happen” would have been a killer finale.

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

    Fifth Harmony did amazing with Anything Could Happen. PLEASE vote for them and keep doing it. No one wants a boring Carly, Tate, E3 finale. Lets mix it up. 

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

    Boring night. I hope 5th Harmony knock off Dbag3 just to p.ss off Simon.

    If you put Cece back on the polls I guarantee you she’ll have lot of votes. lol

  • Lovesyesha

    Vocally Fifth Harmony was the best tonight. Performance-wise fifth harmony was the best tonight. Relevancy-wise fifth harmony was the best tonight. Therefore, they deserve to go through to the finals. Tonight I voted for a contestant for the first time all season and it was for them.

    I also think Carly deserves to go through based on her body of work over the entire season. Emblem3 NEEDS to leave tomorrow night. I can’t stand them and their “holier than thou” attitude anymore.

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

    tate has around 100,000 twitter followers. Cece has 330,000. She is  a popstar! haha

  • TackyZacky

    Really loving both 5th Harmony and Emblem 3 tonight.

    Carly sang ballads as usual – wish she’d sing more cheery and more age-appropriate songs. My brain doesn’t quite know how to “process” her – she acts and sings like a thirty-year old but is only 13?!

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

    It doesn’t represent too much. People with teen and tweenies fans usually have much more followers. There are country stars that sell much more than Demi Lovato and doesn’t have even 10% of her 10 million fans.

  • mtthew

    voted about 600 times tonight for Fifth Harmony… really hope those votes mean something and they make it through to the finals. they NAILED it tonight in every aspect.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_UHX5LYQ3ZJPMPFEYPSFX3ZEE4Q Jack

    I voted more than I ever have and all the votes went to 5th Harmony.

  • Anny_nanny

    Can we exclude all at once, confess that it was a bad joke and go is preparing for Christmas?

  • http://twitter.com/BazzleFjsm Bazzle

    Does anyone find it a bit strange that ‘Your Song’ and ‘Anything Could Happen’ were both coincidentally the pepsi song choices? I’m guessing the contestants didn’t have much to choose from or the producers managed to convince them somehow. I mean I read an interview with Wes, who’s been convinced that anything by Sublime wouldn’t get the votes cos only the West Coast knows it. Drew disagrees and thinks they should give their originals a try even though its risky. Business is interfering way to much with music nowadays – -“

  • http://twitter.com/BazzleFjsm Bazzle

    I find some of this hate for Emblem3 incredibly harsh and personally a little disgusted by everyone calling them douchebags and douche3. I mean if you said that to someone in real life they’d punch you. These are 3 teenage boys for goodness sake. I personally don’t believe much in writing or editing. But on the live shows they have said maybe 1 or 2 things that were slightly ignorant in the prepackage but that’s the stuff that is edited… they always thank the fans and stay humble when being judged on stage… that stuff can’t be edited. Say what you like about their performances but don’t say things like they are douches.. have you met them in person? Some of you are probably grown adults as well. I sound a bit hypocritical, so I apologise for swearing at Simon. I know he just does his job. But some of us need to stop judging these contestants so harshly… 

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

    5th Harmony were the best for me. Both songs were above everyone else. They peaked at the right time. Carly was my second favorite. I don’t think she did bad. Kinda shocked at the response she is getting. The best performance for me is the Ellie Goulding song by 5th Harmony. I would send home douche3.

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

    It is time for Emblem3 to go home.  I still think Carly will win this thing.

  • http://twitter.com/BazzleFjsm Bazzle

    First song: Contestants Choice.. should be every week and not a theme IMO. 

    Tate: A The bomb! Nice lift on the notes at the end. 
    Carly: B+ She was nervous, the first half great, second half not so much
    E3: A- I was sad about Santeria. Listened back… wasn’t too bad (haters gon hate). By far the most representative of their music. They did the Big Mountain version covered in 1994 btw so it’s not actually that old. Except the rap was all Drew.  
    5H: A staging was OTT for my tastes otherwise. Very very nice. I picked this for them in the pepsi week. 

    Second song… this should have been the first half. (Tate was the exception) 
    Tate: A Great! So intimate. I loved the chorus it actually was done well and fit.
    Carly: B I thought the beginning and end were great but the middle wasn’t.
    E3: B They did the best they could with this…. but the song choice was just too wrong. 2min for Hey Jude?? 
    5H: (A+ for judges house) (A for this) but song choice (C+) so…. B+/A-? I honestly thought if they somehow miraculously get into the finals next week. This would be their 5 million song as they didn’t audition as a group. Now if they get through what do they sing? Or Simon/producers are just confident they won’t get through and wanted them to end on their best. 

    Hopefully for the finale next week we don’t get a duet with a famous artist cos that turned out to be a waste of a song. There is still one more week if E3 make it I’m still hoping for another original other than Sunset cos they def gonna do that.

  • Levis501PW

    This is towards the message above you.  I am an adult and I dislike douche3 with a passion.  It only takes someone with half a brain to see through their act and pretends to be “humble”.  Just saying.

  • http://twitter.com/BazzleFjsm Bazzle

    Uh… why didn’t you just reply to me? See this is what I’m talking about… why all the hate? Your comment sounds defensive, I’m not attacking you I just don’t like that your attacking them. I’m just saying don’t be so harsh on them. Now your implying that I don’t have a brain cos I believe they are genuinely humble? I could say the same thing about how you genuinely think they are douches because of what you’ve seen in the edited prepackages and what everyone else is saying. If you really haven’t met them in person don’t be so harsh.  

  • http://twitter.com/pieceoflime Jen

    Have you seen their press interviews they do after the shows? They are definitely major douches and it can’t be just blamed on editing. 


  • Jaejae1

    I agree.  I think this site is down on them for no good reason.  They aren’t perfect but who is?  Of the 4 contestants standing, they are they only ones who’s music who I can imagine on my CHR radio and that is how I judge these people.  I don’t find them to be DB’s at all. I think MJ said that early on and people just started following along. I have watched the same shows you have and haven’t seen anything more than average middle/upper middle class white teen age boys.  Now if all kids who act like them and fit their profile are DBs then I get it.  But really, I see this cohort of kids daily and E3 are no more DBs then then your kids high school friends. 

    I thought they had a good night. I thought everyone was better than my girl Carly who I felt had better nights and was vocally boring and showed no range inher performances. I completely agreed with Simon that she should have stayed at the piano the entire time for Imagine.  And I hated that belted note in the middle. 

    I thought 5th Harmony was great.  I loved what they did with Anything Can Happen.  Awesome choice, great vocals, good production. I’m still just having a bit of a problem imagining them on the radio.  

    Tate was really good tonight too. I don’t know what is wrong with Brittany. That Bonfire song was great.  

    Still based on performances plus previous weeks, I think Emblem3 could go home because 5th Harmony really stepped up their game and they are more popular that I had given them credit for being.  They have been ahead of e3 in some of those weeks.  

    I think Tate is a shoe in. He’s XF season 2’s Scotty M. 

    Carly won’t win against Tate.  She can sing but Tate has personality in spades.  

  • kmd23

    5th H will go home.  I just do not see them as being commercial at all. I am not a fan. The top 3 will be what it has been all along: Tate ,Carly, and E3. I do not want Carly to win. She is talented and belongs on Broadway but not winning the show.

  • NoBigDealDude

    Agreed….you people just wanna sit on here and call them dbag3 and junk like that…..what the crap have they done to you? let them go on with their lives and you leave the nasty hate comments to yourself! Children!

  • fuzzywuzzy

    “I don’t find them to be DB’s at all. I think MJ said that early on and people just started following along.”

    Um, no. I arrived at the conclusion that Emblem3 were dbgs completely independently of what MJ or anyone else wrote.

    “I have watched the same shows you have and haven’t seen anything more than average middle/upper middle class white teen age boys.  Now if all kids who act like them and fit their profile are DBs then I get it.  But really, I see this cohort of kids daily and E3 are no more DBs then then your kids high school friends. ”

    I don’t know what kind of boys you interact with but in my personal experience, Emblem3 are definitely NOT “typical” of boys their age. 

  • http://twitter.com/bignliddle BigNLiddle

    Absolutely loved 5th Harmony. They were the only performer that actually caught my attention while eating a sandwich last night.

  • http://twitter.com/Loretta31 Loretta

     Bravo, E3 are typical boys, a bit self assured or they act this way.  I work with teens-early 20’s young people and they act no different than most boys their age.  It is sad to see the hate and bullying of them on here. They have a dream and are pursuing it.  Not everyone will enjoy their music but the hate is alarming to me.  They will be signed regardless, and much like Xfactor UK where 1D had so much hate by older voters they got the boot early.  IMO they should have won and have gone on to win in the real world.  The same terms were flung at them, cocky, self absorbed etc.  This is typical teenage young men behavior.  Once publisists work with E3, they will grow out of this I am sure.

    I always do a little phone check at the close of the 2 hour window and only Tates lines were still busy.  I do think he will win and be successful as he appeals most to the voting demo.  Sweet, Humble, loves his wife, charm and a very good voice.

    My girl Carly had her worst night and I am very worried she leaves.  I think she deserves to be in the finale.  Her young age keeps her from emotionally connecting to songs I fear and this disconect is where she may have lost votes.  I voted 2 hours for her and her lines were open more than not.

    Fifth Harmony had their best night.  I can see them viable.  They need to let the girl with the big bow sing more.  She IMO has the best most unique voice.  She should have the lead more often.

    Last night was way more entertaining and I see all of these acts being way more successful than any of those that remain on the Voice. 

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1638805698 Jason Scott

    5th Harmony! Last night, they FINALLY seemed like a group. “Anything Could Happen” proved they could be current and viable, imo. Plus, I loved the Spanish twist they gave “Impossible.” 

    In a perfect world, talent (5th H) would trump looks (E3). Sigh.

  • http://twitter.com/Loretta31 Loretta

     Why do you see that as douchey?  Because they are self assured?  Why do people feel that every contestant on these shows needs to be humble?  That is just not fair.

    Are major recording stars humble?  Umm no. 

    IMO only on these voting shows is being humble important.  I never have understood why?  I find nothing wrong with that clip and find it pretty typical boy behavior.

  • http://twitter.com/Loretta31 Loretta

     Why loath anyone with a passion?  So what if they are not humble.  Why is that a requirement in a recording act?  They are not auditioning to be priests!

  • chillj

    Thanks, Fuzz, I needed that.

  • chillj

    I wouldn’t call them DBs, but I would call them idiots, silly, ignorant, self-involved, supercilious idiots, to be sure, but still idiots.  They actually are children; they have a chance to evolve. I hope they do, because they are currently obnoxious.

  • tripp_ncwy

    Two of the three are legal adults ( 19 & 20) and the other 16.  js

  • jennyl2

    My favs 1) Tate (And I’m not even a huge country fan) 2) Emblem 3 3) 5th Harmony (Loved the 1st song) 4) Carly (She’s has such a great voice but she over did it)

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Pietro-Matos/100000170166826 Pietro Matos

    Yeah but it looks like nobody has issues when Cece is called a fake bitch with no talent. Double standards right ? 

  • mjsbigblog

    C’mon guys. Whining about criticism of your faves is going to get your post deleted and maybe YOU banned from posting on the site. Read the guidelines and FOLLOW THEM.

    Off to delete all whiny posts now.

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

    I love 5th Harmony, but I have to wonder if they have enough fan power on their side.  Every time I hear this group, I realize that there are at least three girls in it who should have made it into the competition as solo artists.

  • thedeviledadvocate

    My opinion as follows, is based purely on what my ears enjoyed hearing throughout this season:
    Tate Stevens is a better than average country singer, however, the country genre is filled with outstanding singers, and as good as Tate is, he is not in the same league as Garth Brooks, Alan Jackson, Josh Turner, George Strait, or any of the country singers currently charting, and this includes Scotty McCreery. I do enjoy his voice, but I really do not think he has the potential to become a country singing star.

    Fifth Harmony has improved, but I think Sister C has more potential to become successful than does Fifth Harmony. I dislike one of the voices very much, and unfortunately she sings solo way too often. This being a thrown together group of 5 talented soloists, that could gel over time, does not seem like a good bet for longevity. Girl groups historically do not stay together for any extended period of time. I really do not think that FIfth Harmony has the potential to become successful.

    Emblem 3’s performances throughout the season have left me totally underwhelmed. Yes, I have enjoyed some of their performances, as I have with all the contestants, but at the end of the day, I won’t be buying their music. With Simon backing them, they have a better chance at success than FIfth Harmony or even Tate Stevens, because Simon does have some pull in the industry, so Emblem 3 will get their shot. Do they have the X factor? For my ears, they are just an average garage band.

    Carly Rose has amazed me with every performance she has given. As for singing too many runs, or reaching for too many high notes, well, Christina, Mariah and Whitney seemed to be very successful doing just that. No, I am not comparing Carly to the success these three divas have had, but she can be compared to them when they were 13, and I believe Carly is as good at 13 as these three were at 13. The answer to whether or not she can be current, one needs only to look at her performances of “Feeling Good” or “Pumped Up Kicks.” Carly is the only one of the four remaining acts that I would purchase anything she released. To my ears, her voice is golden.

    Anyway, good luck to all the acts tonight, may the votes be with you :)

  • Whatiswrongwithus

    5th Harmony’s Anything could happen was 100% the BEST THING to come out of this season’s XF US.

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

    I feel like this show just doesn’t work in the US :(

  • tati83

    Fifth Harmony’s Anything Can Happen was easily one of the best performances all season. It was well executed, commercial, current. It would be a shame if these girls were eliminated tonight. Not sure it it helped any, but the unfair criticisms after Impossible, (especially medicated Britney) made me vote the whole two hours for them. 

  • Nedsdag

    I just saw Dial Idol and the voting is predictable: Tate, Carly, Emblem3, and Fifth Harmony in that order. It doesn’t look good for the girls. 

    As for the show not working in the US, the problem is people still see AI as the talent show to watch in this country; ironically outside of the US, the XF has overtaken all of the Idol shows.

  • dd999

    Carly has been my favorite. I love the tone of her voice, when she has the right songs. However, everything IMO about her performances tonite was wrong ….the clothes she wore were way to old for her. Where’s that up-tempo song…Demi was right..Simon wrong, she needed a change of pace. Brittany choosing ‘Imagine’ of all songs was like a set-up for failure..the song has been over-sung IMO and changing it around was a disaster. Poor Carly not much support and even Carly seemed uncomfortable with singing and playing the piano to that song!

  • Itsmekg

    My favorite from last night was 5H’s and Tate Stevens’ first song.  I’ve never liked CRS, she can sing the words, but she reminds me of so many contestants from AI that could sing, but wasn’t able to connect with the words…

    E3 – is just an oh wow type of group.  I think they have the factor but not with an X in the front.  They have a lot of screaming girls that love them, but vocally they are not the business!!!.

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

    1. Carly, 2. Fifth harmony (for me, they are nº1 after their best performance last night), 3. Tate and 4. Emblem3