X Factor 2 Top 6 Spoilers – Unplugged Photo Clues!

Tonight, the remaining 6 X Factor finalists will sing TWO songs. One song was chosen by YOU via the Pepsi Challenge. Fans have also chosen other elements of the performance, including costumes, lighting and choreography elements.

Click to check the Pepsi Challenge song list.

The remaining song will be UNPLUGGED, chosen by the finalists respective mentors (more likely a team of producers!) The  unplugged aspect is interesting. I wonder if Simon is attempting to counter the criticism that the production numbers are overwhelming the talent of the finalists. Nevertheless, I think it’s a good idea. Stripped down performances will reveal who has got the vocal goods…or not.

Meanwhile, @xfactoraccess has tweeted some photo clues that hint at what unplugged songs the finalists will perform tonight. Can you guess what the contestants will be singing? Beats me if I can.

Some are guessing Lady Gaga’s “Edge of Glory”, which makes sense for CeCe Frey.

If Fifth Harmony hadn’t already sung it, I’d guess Kelly’s stronger. But I’m thinking it’s probably another Whitney Houston song for Diamond White. Ha.

Hm. Is “Love Me” in the song title of Carly Rose Sonenclar’s unplugged tune?

Gosh, there are no country songs with religion as it’s theme! Ha. Maybe Tate Stevens will sing Bon Jovi’s “Living on a Prayer”?

Seriously. Fifth Harmony. Your clue sucks

Maybe the Emblem3 boys are singing “I’m Alright” by Kenny Loggins. I wouldn’t put it past Simon Cowell to choose such an utterly lame song.

What say you peeps?

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  • http://www.facebook.com/michaelnsync Michael Reid

    Tate could be singing, God Gave Me You, from Blake shelton

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

    I have a hunch that Carly might be singing “And I’m Telling You” as one of the main lyrics is “and you’re gonna love me”…

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

    OK. I’ll play:
    Cece – That HAS to be Edge of Glory. 
    Diamond: Stronger makes sense, but Xtina’s Fighter?
    Carley: And I’m Telling You from Dream Girls?
    Tate: I agree with Living on a Prayer
    Fifth Harmony: WTH???
    Emblem 3: Stand by Me? Because, otherwise, once again, WTH???

  • jlgspj22

    Carly – Justin Bieber as long as you ‘love me’
    Tate – Unanswered Prayers – Garth Brooks
    Emblem3 – ????
    Diamond White – Britney Spears – Stronger
    Fifth Harmony – ???
    CeCe Frey – Fallin’ -Alicia Keys  or Edge of Glory

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

    Fifth Harmony–Goodbye to You? (Is Simon secretly a Scandal fan?)

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1294500400 Veronica Rainone

    Emblem three I have two interpretations for, possibly they are standing alone as they themselves are the clue, maybe the unplugged theme will showcase an original song…..
    That or the way they are standing and the cover reminds me of an old Backstreet Boys album cover, the colors too….its a long shot probably my first theory is correct rather than this one

  • Kevin John

    Fifth Harmony – Candle in the Wind!

  • tati83

    Cece Edge of Glory or Alicia Keys Falling but I am betting on Gaga just makes more sense.

    Carly- def think and I am telling you.

    Fifth harmony maybe Adele’s set fire to the rain.

    Diamond- Xtina’s Fighter or Stronger Britney Spears

    no clue on Emblem or Tate

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

    Emblem 3 – Straight Up by Paula because Simon doesn’t have anything original in his body

    5th Harmony – Maybe a mashup of Blow Me One Last Kiss and Firework? That’s what their clue says

    Diamond – Stronger by Britney

    Carly – Love Me for Me by Ashlee Simpson came to mind first, but I doubt that’s in her repertoire

  • girlygirltoo

    I have no clue looking at those pictures, although I did think “Living on a Prayer” for Tate.

    Glad that they are doing an unplugged song. The OTT production gives me such a headache sometimes, and really overshadows most of the actual performances, so this is a nice change. :)

  • Klaine

    Jesus take the wheel is a country song with a religious theme.

  • Reflects On Life

    Tate – Living on a Prayer (Bon Jovi) or Jesus Take the Wheel (Underwood)
    Carly – As Long As You Love Me (Beiber) or And I Am Telling You (Dreamgirls)
    Cece – The Edge Of Glory (Gaga)
    Diamond – Stronger (Britney)
    (If it were Figher by Xtina, she would have had her dukes up like a boxer.)
    These last 2 are a stretch, but…
    Emblem 3 – Stand (REM)
    (though I think they might have stood facing 3 different directions)
    5th Harmony – I’m Like The Bird (Nelly Furtado)
    Reason – see what the helium-voiced singer is doing, she’s got her hands up in the air like claws. the others aren’t really doing anything, but as demi pointed out earlier this season, the helium-voiced one (sorry forgot her name) is the only one who is physically expressive.

  • waynestrong

    CeCe Frey: Free Falling – Tom Petty
    Diamond White: Hero – Mariah Carey
    Carly Rose: And I’m Telling You – Jennifer Hudson
    Tate Stevens: Don’t Take The Girl – Tim Mcgraw
    5th Harmony: This Kiss – Faith Hill
    Emblem3: ??

  • emlz

    Edge of Glory makes complete sense.

    If what some of you guys are predicting about Carly is correct and I hear someone do And I Am Telling You one more time, no matter how good , I will go insane.

    I don’t really know what most of the girls in Fifth Harmony are doing, but one is blowing a kiss. Blow Me (One Last Kiss) from P!nk? Would be interesting to see it stripped down.

    I wish Emblem3 would do their own song but Simon probably gave them some bad pop song. Good Time by Owl City and Carly Rae Jepsen? Happy Together by the Turtles?

    My guesses for Tate and Diamond don’t make sense so I won’t even try.

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

    Tate–Bless the Broken Road
    Carly–Love Me Tender?
    Cece–Edge of Glory
    Fifth Harmony–Set Fire to the Rain, Firework or Dynamite

    Emblem 3– ….don’t care. 

  • sumidol

    Maybe Tate, to connect to the younger audience is changing up Biebers song Pray?  Bieber was a mentor

  • http://twitter.com/cheeseE1 EH

    Tate – Like a Prayer – Madonna. I might actually listen to him if he did this.

  • sumidol

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o9tJW9MDs2MWouldnt it be cool if Tate changed up Biebers song Pray and it has a great story behind it?

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

    What if 5th Harmony is doing Set Fire to the Rain?

  • SullyD

    I think Carly might sing “I can’t make you love me”. It’s totally “her lane” and would work unplugged, IMO.
    I guess you got Tate and Emblem3 right.

  • Wessles

    Emblem3’s clue seems like it’s just a picture of them — which makes me think they’re doing an original song (aka being themselves).

  • Xentusk

    Stripped down performances will reveal who has got the vocal goods…or not.

    My crystal ball, and I know I’m going out on a limb here, but it tells me the answer for CeCe will definitely be…..NOT ;)

  • http://twitter.com/bignliddle BigNLiddle

    I don’t really know if they’d make Diamond sing “fighter” by Christina, haha (There was and always will be a Britney Vs. XTina beef)

  • Lovesyesha

    If Cece is indeed singing “Part of me” and “Edge of Glory” I truly believe she could have a good night. Those are both songs that seem to fit her voice and persona. I just hope they strip them back to allow her to concentrate solely on her singing.

  • http://twitter.com/IkeMendes Henrique Mendes

    I think you are right!

  • http://twitter.com/IkeMendes Henrique Mendes

    Me too! But It’s probably gonna be, jesus take the wheel, or some sh*t like that =P 

  • idolbeat

    I think Love Me Tender, Pray, Edge of Glory, Blow Me One Last Kiss, Stronger – Britney and an Original for Emblem 3

  • http://twitter.com/BazzleFjsm Bazzle

    CeCe – Edge of Glory… pretty good song choice. 

    Diamond – Superwoman – Alicia Keys…. I hope so. good song choice…. 
    Carly – And I Am Telling You… however… I have a feeling she may do with this song what she did with Rolling in the Deep last week. Extremely predictable, done to death… but will spin it to shock me. Let’s hope. 
    Tate – That’s Why I Pray – Big & Rich… Living on A Prayer would be really really difficult to do unplugged. 
    Fifth Harmony – Set Fire to the Rain – … ok song choice. But hypocritical if Simon chose this and says he hates Adele covers. Well, if it was a candle then why is Lauren lighting the fire that is Ally’s hand. I think Camila is trying to be ‘rain’ not a bird. 
    Emblem3 – Indigo… by Emblem3. Did anyone notice the big ‘indigo’ spot on the back wall. Perfect unplugged song for them though. If it is this one I hope its not the last original (besides Sunset cos they’ll do that in the final if they make it). Indigo is probably the most pop friendly song that Emblem3 have but its not one that conjures a ‘moment’. If they really want to win they’ll do Tequila Sunrise. 


  • Kristie

    My guesses:

    Carly – Stop and Stare by OneRepublic…’cause it looks like she’s staring? I dunno.
    Tate – Unanswered Prayers by Garth Brooks…but that’s a tricky clue.
    Emblem3 – I’ll say Stand By Me or one of their originals called Indigo.
    CeCe – Edge of Glory…I’d be shocked if it wasn’t.
    Diamond – Fighter by XTina?
    5H – Set Fire to the Rain by Adele?

  • fuzzywuzzy

    which is also affectionately known as “Jesus is My Designated Driver”. lol

  • Benjamin Morris

    Please, please let it not be “And I am Telling You.” Carly can be a magic-worker, I know, but seriously, that would play directly into every one of her negatives (predictable, irrelevant to current market, age-inappropriate, not to mention *actually* Broadway). At best it would be a missed opportunity.

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

    Cece Frey – Edge of Glory. Tate – Livin on a Prayer/God Bless This Broken Roa. Fifth Harmony – Set Fire To The Rain. Carly – And I am Telling You??? You’re gonna LOVE ME? Lol. Whatever. Emblem 3 – I DONT CARE.