Recapping the X Factor here! The Top 8 take on #1 Hits! And there WILL BE ANOTHER DOUBLE ELIMINATION. Plus, the world premiere of the new music video from Britney Spears and Wil.i.am.

I actually enjoyed this week’s X Factor. But not for the reasons I typically enjoy competition singing shows.  If was as if Simon Cowell thought it would awesome to ratchet up the crazy another notch after last week’s overwrought sob fest. But instead of over the top backstories, this week we got a heavy dose of backstage drama.  LA Reid decides to switch Vino Alan’s song at the very last minute, with exactly the results you would expect (HORRIBLE). I have to wonder if he’s sabotaging Vino on purpose to help his other act, Tate, or is LA just creating some good TV for Simon? Vino always does well when left alone, so it makes me wonder.

Demi and Paige get into it this week too.  Being at the bottom of the leader board has Paige thinking that her mentor doesn’t really understand her as an artist. They disagree on what direction Paige should go in, but in the end, Demi allows her charge to mount a weird ass cover of RICK EFFING ASTLEY’S “Never Going To Give You Up”, with dancers. Inexplicably, the judges love it.

Tate Stevens decides he’s not going to let a tween girl grab his top spot. He decides it’s time to pull out the secret weapon. A GUITAR. He hardly played it, but just wielding the thing is sure to have voters all over America picking up their phones, as if they were being hypnotized by it’s shiny wooden surface.

And poor CeCe tried to make a comeback. Tried is the operative word here. Bless her little heart, Simon is right, she IS a trier!

So, while X Factor was still pretty terrible this week–save for Carly Rose, whose preternatural vocal prowess had Simon joking that he’d have to disqualify her from the competition because she’s likely not human–it’s back to being an amusing trainwreck.  I will die laughing if Tate and his guitar grab first place on the leaderboard this week. But I suspect Carly will take the top spot again. She was that good. Tate will be second. Tomorrow I’ll put up my full leader board prediction with some more thoughts.

Here come the judges! We take another look at the Leaderboard. Cary was #1. BUT IT’S A NEW WEEK PEOPLE. AND I don’t expect the Top 3 to change. Oh, Simon thinks his groups are going to climb to the top. DREAM ON SIMON.

Diamond White – Britney Spears – Teens – “I Want To Dance With Somebody” by Whitney Houston – Whitney Houston. HOW ORIGINAL. C’mon. Change it up people! Is this like, the 3rd time Diamond has sung Whitney? These iconic songs are way too big for her, so I do not get it. Oh Diamond thinks she’s “changing it up” because the song is “uptempo”. Alrighty. Whoops. I zoned out for a minute. I’m underwhelmed, to say the least. This performance lacks energy, and Diamond is pitchy. It’s like someone set the record player at 33 1/3 when it should be at 45. Ohhh. Those big notes are underpitch. Girl is not ready for primetime. LA says, “I give you an a for effort, B for execution.” Demi says, “It’s fun. You’re a young girl. I really liked it tonight. I’d like to see you bring more to [your performance].” Simon says, “She sang, she danced, Every moment of that song you were aware where you were. You hit the right notes at the right time. Demi, I’m going to disagree with you.” “Diamond I am so proud of you,” says Britney. – Text Vote to 9301 – 1-855-843-9301

Vino Alan – LA Reid – Over 25s – “You’ve Lost That Loving Feeling” by The Righteous Brothers – LA chastises Vino on what he perceives as the singer’s complacency. Vino rehearsed “If You Don’t Know Me By Now”. LA hates it, thinks it repetitive, and FORCES him to change it. Vino isn’t happy at all. They wrestle over which song to sing. Jim Cantiello tweets, “Behind the scenes dirt: this Vino song switch was DRAMA. LA stayed on set way after 10 pm on Monday figuring it all out. #funfact #xfactor” Hm. The song’s arrangement is…umh…jaunty. He’s also got that Shakes the Clown vibrato thing going. He’s not feeling it, and neither am I. He’s botched some lyrics. Oops. Simon Cowell is throwing Vino major side eye. This was not the right song. I wish LA would trust Vino’s instincts. I think he knows best. Britney says, “I feel like it’s the same thing each week with you.” Demi says, “I agree with Britney, I wasn’t totally entertained.” Simon says, “You have a good singing voice, there are so many amazing songs you can sing. That wasn’t one of them. Then you go into some weird reggae version of the song. It didn’t work.” LA says, “I completely disagree. There were some timing issue, but you did take a risk because you are brave. You are a threat to all of the other contestants.” Simon says, “I’m not playing games. That was not a 5 million dollar performance.” I wonder if LA was sabotaging Vino on purpose? – Text Vote to 9302 – 1-855-843-9302

Paige Thomas – Demi Lovato – Young Adults – “Never Gonna Give You Up” by Rick Astly – Paige is determined to give a signature performance. Oh. Paige is not sure Demi understands what kind of artist she is. Paige wants to do something uptempo, with dancers. She and Demi have a disagreement, but Demi pledges to support Paige doing her own thing any way. LA says Paige is too much into the makeup and costumes, and not enough emphasis on the vocals. She needs a VOCAL moment, he says. Erm. Paige’s idea of “doing her own thing” is performing a weird, slowed up rendition of “Never Going to Give You Up” with dancers? Uh. RICKROLLED. LA says, “That was by far your very best performance. You found your voice, you found your movement. This time you got it right.” “It was a legitimate risk, and I think it worked.” Simon says, “This is the first time you looked and sounded like a legitimate pop star. You look your age. It definitely paid off. This sounded like you making the record. You’ve got to make more decisions about what you do.” Demi insists they worked together. – Text Vote to 9303 – 1-855-843-9303

5th Harmony – Simon Cowell – Groups – “Stronger” by Kelly Clarkson – Ally’s grandfather passed away this week. She’s really upset. Oh, that should be good for a ton of votes. Of course, it’s sad. But still. This girl is sobbing her eyes on TV. People are going to vote for that. Their sound is really generic, inoffensive. Simon should pluck one of the better singers in the group and make her the lead. Otherwise? Zzzzzzz.Having said that–this was a solid performance. Maybe their best yet. Coupled with the sad backstory, I don’t think they are in danger of leaving. LA says, “I thought it was good, but I didn’t hear harmony.” Britney says, “I thought the song really worked for the group.” Demi says, “This was probably one of the best performances you guys are giving. The energy got sucked up because you didn’t move around.” Simon says, “What a fantastic performance you just gave. This is really really really important. I can see you in the charts. Ally, your grandfather would be incredibly proud of you.” Ally is STILL crying. – Text Vote to 9304 – 1-855-843-9304

Carly Rose Sonnenclar – Britney Spears – Teens – “Rolling in the Deep” by Adele – What the hell was that face Britney made when she introduced Carly. GIF PLEZE. Er. I’m not in the mood to hear the billionth cover of this song.  OK. I changed my mind. Carly is bringing a brand new interpretation to this song. Her phrasing is incredible. She’s amazing. And I have to say that I disagree with people that find her too “Broadway”. If this girl can eventually write songs, she is going to be a force to be reckoned with. It’s a little scary how mature and knowing her sound is. The last notes were a little shaky, but she went for the money note. LA says, “You are insanely talented. For me, that wasn’t your very best performance.” Demi says, “I’m not even your mentor, and I feel proud of you. I think you are doing amazing.” Simon says, “I thought the first half of the song was good. The second half was sensational. You can sell records. You’re not human, therefore, you may need to be disqualified from this competition. Aliens are not allowed to enter.” Britney is proud of Carly blah blah. – Text Vote to 9305 – 1-855-843-9305

Tate Stevens – LA Reid – Over 25′s – “Somebody Like You” by Keith Urban – Tate says he’ll have to go back to paving roads if he doesn’t win it all. C’mon. That’s just 1st class voter manipulation. Tate could be voted out tomorrow and still be signed.  Ooh. With Carly currently first, Tate figured it was time to bust out the big gun–HIS GUITAR! WHITE GUY WITH GUITAR FOR THE WIN. He doesn’t play it much, but he understands its power, so he broke it out! Ha. The performance is very high caliber karaoke. Meaning, he sings it beautifully, but doesn’t bring anything new to it. Britney says, “I’m sure we’ll be seeing you accept a country music award someday.” Demi says, “I want my husband to love me as much as you love your wife. You have so much fun on stage. You’re awesome.” Simon says, “Don’t dance. Didn’t work. The good news is..you’re back with passion. Great song choice. You are so likeable. It’s something you and I have in common.” LA says, “I’m proud of you, that was great.” Simon snarked that getting married would be a tall order for Demi she quipped back, “At least I’ll GET married.” TOUCHE. – Text Vote to 9306 – 1-855-843-9306

CeCe Frey – Demi Lovato – Young Adults – “Lady Marmalade” – Demi thinks CeCe’s fire is broken. She needs to work on pitch. Demi says she needs to see a fierceness in her performance. Well, CeCe is staying on pitch this week, more or less. Unfortunately CeCe has absolutely no soul. In no way does she have the vocal chops to tackle this huge diva song. She tries…but NO. The awkward clomping around the stage with back up dancers was totally lulzy. LA says, “You’re going down, but you’re going down fighting. I actually enjoyed that circus.” Britney says, “You’ve definitely stepped it up a notch.” Simon says, “I felt like I’d eaten 62 portions of chocolate cake. Too much. That’s not going to endear you. Pack a suitcase.” Demi says, “I think you came out swinging. Anyone who thinks that’s too much is older than…well I’m not going to say!” – Text Vote to 9307 – 1-855-843-9307

Now it’s time to debut Britney’s new music video, “Scream and Shout”. Uhm. OK.

Emblem3 – Simon Cowell – Groups – “I’m A Believer” by the Monkees – The boys went shopping and wouldn’t you know THEY WERE MOBEED BY A HUGE CROWD. CAN YOU SAY SO FREAKING STAGED. Simon is determined to turn these boys into superstars. OMG. Now they’re MESSING WITH MY BOY BAND THE MONKEES. NO NO NO. (Although I know it owes more to the Smash Mouth version) Simon is working the teenybopper angle hard. YES BOYS YOU ARE A BOYBAND NOW GET USED TO IT. These guys obviously have no problem being molded by Simon. They were a Beastie Boys knockoff when they first arrived, now they are like Hot Chelle Rae. However, I can snark all I want, but this is probably going to work. I won’t be surprised if they replace Vino in the top 3.  Oh Noes. They are threatening to break out the instruments next week! LA says, “If I were a chairman of a major record label, I would sign you…you have the X Factor.” Britney says, “I’m a believer in you guys, but I didn’t like your song.” Demi says, “I dont understand what Simon is doing with you. I don’t think this is genuine. Those boys lost their spark.” Simon says, “You guys have turned into real pop stars. I love your energy. This is one of my favorite performances.” – Text Vote to 9308 – 1-855-843-9308

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

    Kardashian forgot her cue.

  • Nedsdag

    Come on, Diamond. You are my fall back when Fifth Harmony leaves.

  • blackberryharvest

    Who wants to bet Carly will go the 2nd half and Tate will go the first half?

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

    Started good but it got bad near the end. It’s like she wasn’t even trying.

  • lovesickheroine

    Weak vocals from Diamond. Not liking this

  • fuzzywuzzy

    Oh no! Another Whitney song for Diamond? The predictable slow start, then sudden upbeat. And the OTT production is again just swallowing her up. A few pitch problems. Not bad, but not great either.

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

    Enough F*cking Whitney!. Lord have mercy! Did Simon have a affair with her or something?

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

    I’m fine with that, hahaha.

  • Nedsdag

    Simon liked it, Demi, SO THERE!

  • genius13

    Why another double elimination???

  • fuzzywuzzy

    Vino is second. Even worse than being first. lol

  • fuzzywuzzy

    Demi isn’t talking back at Simon so much lately. I think that Simon has eroded her confidence, which may be fairly easily, since Demi still struggles with self-esteem issues.

  • fuzzywuzzy

    lol They are just rushing towards the finale. 

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

    They have only 3 weeks until Christmas. They have to do a lot of double eliminations this season, since the schedule was all scrambled.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Kathleen-Moore/100001271239732 Kathleen Moore

    Switching back and forth between X Factor and Christmas at Rockerfeller Center.  (Love me some Scotty…and Chris Mann is a bonus). 

    Anyway, hoping Diamond follows Rachel Crow to Nickelodeon.  Right now, I’m listening to Nick girl, Victoria Justice.  Diamond >>>>>> Victoria.

  • sandrajane

    I feel like Diamond was just under the key or something, especially in the chorus.

    And Simon, she barely danced.

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

    I wasn’t crazy about Diamond’s performance, but I do understand why Britney or whoever picked the song. Diamond comes across so old and she needed a upbeat song to add some sense of youth to her.

  • blackberryharvest

    They must want to knock him down a notch in favor of Emblem3 in the top 3.

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

    Wow, I’ve never seen someone do that Whitney song justice at all on these competitions but I thought Diamond did a good job.  A few weak spots, but overall good knowing how hard that song is to do on these shows.

  • mileyfan123

    I actually really liked Diamond. I think she is is very underrated.

  • fuzzywuzzy

    I wish that Khloe would keep her hands off of Mario. Ew. lol

  • genius13

    What’s with the extra commercial break

  • fuzzywuzzy

    That’s exactly what I think, especially since there was only 1/3 of a percent difference between the votes for Vino and Emblem3 last week.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Kathleen-Moore/100001271239732 Kathleen Moore

    Dragging the show out….eight performers in two hours.
    Sucks for me, because it’s a commericial break over at Rockerfeller Center as well.  Could be Scotty vs. Vino on TV (love ‘em both).

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

    What is this? Number 1′s from the 1900′s?

  • fuzzywuzzy

    Why is Vino always so hunched over? lol I’m not liking the way that Vino is singing this song.

  • lovesickheroine

    Haha LA screwed Vino over song choice. This song doesn’t fit him

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

    Yep, my daughter and I DVRing Scotty so we’ll have him for longer.:)  But we have gotten into X-Factor a bit…

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

    They’re trying really hard to throw Vino under the bus. LOL

  • dabney c

    Diamond should model for “Seventeen” magazine. She’s stunning.

  • genius13

    Not liking this from vino.. Not liking it AT ALL…dumb song choice

  • SullyD

     lmao

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

    Btw Vino sucks tonight.

  • dabney c

    Vino’s problem is that he over-emotes. 

  • Nedsdag

    Vino should’ve chosen his original song to sing.

  • genius13

    Brittany was absolutely right

  • fuzzywuzzy

    Yep. MAJOR bussing going on with Vino. lol at Simon not liking Vino’s hunched over stage posture.

  • genius13

    Are those bus tracks on Vino’s jacket??

  • genius13

    That was maybe a $10 subway performance… Not good at all

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

    lol at Vino avoiding the question

  • fuzzywuzzy

    LA is so good as making a contestant who has just been flattened by a bus think that he’s supporting him. lol

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

    Vino sounded good, I just didn’t buy a word of it. The hunched over and shoulder raised thing that he does every week just looks uncomfortable and regardless of how much soul he has, he just doesn’t demonstrate a lot of star quality in my opinion.

  • Klaine

    These acts aren’t being judged in reality.. The judges are way too easy.. everyone’s great and amazing and viewers are bored. These people aren’t $5mil ageists.. Maybe Carly… and whose planning this show where we get double eliminations every week. Did Fix reduce the episode order or what.

  • dabney c

    Lol, maybe he’ll have tracks tattoo’d on his chest as an XFUS memento.

  • Tera2

    I didn’t like how Vino sang the song.  It was like a talk-sing thing.  He kind of ruined it.  LA Reid was dancing to make it seem like it was good.

  • blackberryharvest

    Saw this on idol forums, who knows how true this is:

    “Just so you guys know

    they cut to a commercial break because Vino refused to go onstage because he was pissed about his video package”

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

    I think Vino’s gonna punch something backstage. Agree with Simon 100% on this performance from Vino. Did L.A. really like it, or was he just trying to be nice guy?

  • http://twitter.com/eMOMster MOMster

    If You Don’t Know Me By Now would’ve been amazing.  He would’ve been standing straight and showcasing his powerful voice.  And what’s with the shoulder pads on that jacket!!!  sad

  • mileyfan123

     How would someone know that though?

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

    I believe LA will be behind Tate, who has some chance of success after the show. Vino? no way. lol

  • fuzzywuzzy

    lol Just another trainwrecky part of this joke of a show.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Kathleen-Moore/100001271239732 Kathleen Moore

    Horrible arrangement of You’ve Got That Lovin’ Feeling.  First, it was a 2012 hip hop song.  Then it evolved into a reggae beat.  Vino did the best he could do, but it just did not work.

    Didn’t miss Scotty…he came on during LA’s critique.  :)

  • genius13

    LA did some thinly veiled bussing of his own with the timing issues comment and by saying that it wasn’t his best performance

  • blackberryharvest

    Yeah I don’t know lol, but the idol forums posters seem to believe it lol.

  • mileyfan123

    The people in the audience are a little odd…

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

    I can’t with these audience members. No…just no!

  • teekee

    Diamond was okay. Vino got screwed.

  • genius13

    That girl will NEVER EVER buy a Tate Stevens album..or even remember his name 6 months from now

  • http://twitter.com/Loretta31 Loretta

    Carly will get pimp spot or CeCe who for gosh knows what reason TPTB want to keep around? 

    The first spots now are death spots.  1st is bad, 2nd worse and 3rd not much better. 

    Haha Paige once again in the first half meaning CeCe will get the end. 

  • lovesickheroine

    Khloe fits with the audience since she screams most of the time

  • http://twitter.com/J_SanchezFans J SanchezFan Kaylo™

     Did you not watch Jessica Sanchez Murder Whitney Houston’s I Will Always Love You On America Idol??

  • lovesickheroine

    oh noo Paige u should’ve listened to Demi

  • fuzzywuzzy

    “a little odd”? You are far too kind. lol

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

    Wtf at these song choices. eww! Did she just get that stupid youtube rick roll song?! Paige was good, but ew at the song.

  • Nedsdag

    “Never Gonna Give You Up?”

    Um, OK Paige.

  • fuzzywuzzy

    I think that you mean “kill”. “Murder” means the same as “butcher” (not good).

  • mileyfan123

    I do think this is a stupid song choice but I think Paige is making the best of it, and she is one of the few that doesn’t get swallowed by all the extra “stuff”

  • dabney c

    Oy, Paige. 

  • fuzzywuzzy

    This show is hilarious, most of the time, unintentionally. lol

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

    This is the first time since the live shows started that I actually enjoyed Paige. The only problem is I felt like I was watching Rihanna in action the entire performance.

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

    I’m not sure if you mean good or bad by “murder” but I’ve seen lots of people do I Will Always Love You well…even in boot camp this year.  Lakisha in season six of idol.  I think I recall Jessica Sanchez do it well.

    However, with “I Wanna Dance With Somebody”, I’ve seen several people butcher it on idol, and for the most part, Diamond did a good job.

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

    Paige just bored the hell out of me.

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

    This is such a shame. I’m loving this arrangement of this Rick Ashley song. Plus, Paige looks cool, with jeans and leather jacket, has presence and look so darn pretty. And I love how she’s feeling it too….

    Then, she opens her mouth and sings….*Shudders* My God!

  • Karen C

    I didn’t think Diamond was that good, not a good song for her.  Simon would have torn that apart on Idol, with the don’t sing Whitney Houston unless you are sure you can sing like her which most can’t.

    I agree, I think LA sabatoged Vino, whether on purpose or not, it didn’t make sense at all. They shouldn’t change songs last minute like that.

    Didn’t think Paige was that good either.

  • genius13

    Paige looks like a pop star…I just wish she could sing…if she could sing just half as good as Jessica Sanchez she would be running away with this…and I don’t understand the judges praise for her

  • fuzzywuzzy

    Ooh! Another dig at Demi’s opinions and judgement by Simon. Simon won’t let up in trying to destroy Demi’s self-confidence publicly. Jerk.

  • Tera2

    I really like Paige’s voice.  She has a good recording voice.  I like the song and she did a good job.  She’s my second favorite after Arin Ray.  Those 2 are best option to create pop stars out of this season to me.  Arin should still be around but hope Paige can make it much further.

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

    Paige certainly wins for most LOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOL song choice. The Internet will have a field day with that song choice. Reliving the old “Rick Roll” meme so “serious” another game board I frequent banned users for linking to the original video.

    ROFL.

    That song is hugely notorious on the Internet :P.

  • SullyD

    I laughed all the way through her performance, not because it was bad, but because I couldn’t help it but remember family guy, lmao.

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

    This performance of Paige won’t get many votes. She’s bottom 3 for sure;

  • mileyfan123

     It is weird to me how much Simon and the show are really attacking Demi. It seemed like they had a breakout star with her during auditions, and since then the show has done everything possible to tear her down.

  • Wessles

    Best Paige has done so far!  I hope she sticks around for another week.

  • teekee

    Liked Paige. A first for me.

  • YankeeFan08

    Are the judges watching the same show I am?  Good grief, I’m hearing a LOT of bum notes tonight.  I don’t think anyone has been good so far.  

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

    So far…

    1st – Paige, 2nd – Diamond, 3rd – Vino

  • genius13

    If Paige had a killer voice there would literally be no competition

  • Klaine

    Either my tv or my ears need tuning. I think most of these acts singing so far have d been awful…Paige just went and was as awful add always yet gets great reviews.. Yes she’s pretty and can work the clothes and the sexy moves so I guess she does fit into a popstar that couldn’t care less about singing live. Britney can reach her how to make mind by writhing auto tune and sex appeal k with skimpy outfits. And that’s all Simon cares about…. But I think she should’ve been gone weeks who and in sure the judges would save her…. But I’m really hating 3 weeks of double elims…

  • Nedsdag

    Come on, Fifth Harmony!

  • fuzzywuzzy

    I truly think that Simon gets a kick out of this kind of psychology attacking of another human being. He’s an actual sociopath. Seriously.

  • Quaribea

    Wait.  Paige just Rick Roll’d us on the X Factor.  I believe I am amused.

  • fuzzywuzzy

    Don’tcha know? This is about the X-Factor, not singing. lol

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

    Tears for votes.

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

    Finally something young!

  • mileyfan123

     Aww come on, her grandpa just died. I would be bawling on camera too. I think sometimes we forget these are real people with real emotions.

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

    Excuse me? Tears for a deceased grandfather. Legitimate tears.

  • Nedsdag

    They’re harmonizing!

    Hooray!!!!!!

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

    They could have picked an upbeat song by someone other than Whitney Houston, and more current than the 80s.

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

    Fifth Harmony were really good. The Nelly Furtado looking girl is my favorite. I think Dinah is the weakest one of the group.

  • genius13

    I liked that from 5th Harmony… Very nice vocals

  • lovesickheroine

     good performance but kinda disappointed Camilla didn’t had a solo part

  • Chris

    Out of 5 girls, none of them can hit Kelly’s top notes in Stronger?  It was good but they are missing a kick butt voice.

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

    Who? Ally?

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

    LA is right. They just sing the same thing, they don’t do harmonies. They don’t go for a third or a fifth on a chord or even a small melody line supporting the main melody. They are hot, though (except for the one on the left).

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

    Glad Fifth Harmony decided not to do a ballad, but the voices they chose to focus on didn’t work for me at least on this song. I agree with Demi, them just standing there sucked the energy out of the song.

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

    Kinda agree with LA, it didn’t knock me over. I hope they stay though. I certainly prefer them Cece or Tate.

  • jumpstart4u

    What in the heck is LA thinking? 

    This song just sucked the life right out of Vino.

  • blackberryharvest

    That song sounds karaoke when you aren’t fantastic with it.

  • girlygirltoo

    Does Diamond think she is Whitney reincarnated or something? First of all, she’s not; second of all, singing Whitney songs does NOT make you come off as someone who will be relevant in the current music industry.

  • Tera2

    I really like 5th harmony’s performance.  This is their best performance after judges Home, and its nice they chose an upbeat song.  I like Lauren Jauregui most ( then Dinah and Normani) its good they’ve realized Lauren should lead the group and start the songs like she’s done past couple weeks.  She sang most in this song and it made them look like they can be on the charts.  Arin Ray is my top favorite, Paige 2nd and 5th Harmony 3rd.  They have pop star potential.  I’m not that concerned about others in the show.

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

    No not her. She’s the one with the thick eyebrows. She also always starts out singing first in the group in all their songs.

  • fuzzywuzzy

    That was pretty good, but not terrific. At least the song was from this century. lol

  • Nedsdag

    I liked Fifth Harmony but their main competition is coming up which will probably push them to the brink.

    It’s too bad. For once I heard a bit of harmony.

  • mickey__mouseolini

    The only harmonies you hear when this group sings…comes from the background singers.  

    Because the background singers don’t get a lot of screen time ( you only see them in wide shots ), I suppose some folks think it’s the ‘group’ singing them.  They’re not.   

  • mileyfan123

    That’s Lauren

  • mileyfan123

    Oh God no not this song….

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

    All the great groups, at least the recent ones, featured choreography and Fifth Harmony needs to work on that, because different songs are going to work well with different members of the group. 

    For example, if they get a song that only suits one voice what are the other four going to do just stand there while she sings. Dancing is a must in my opinion and tonight’s performance was proof of that.

  • fuzzywuzzy

    I’ll bet that Emblem3 are going to have the pimp spot to complete the bussing of Vino. lol

  • Nedsdag

    Simon must be thrilled.

    An Adele song. 

    I’ll come back when she’s done. She’ll kick butt on this one.

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

    I was right. I posted that Carly was gonna get Adele. 

  • mileyfan123

    That is one thing that really bothers me about the voice and x factor, when judges say they hope someone on another team does poorly.

  • teekee

    I doubt that Diamond is choosing her own songs.

  • Karen C

    Can’t believe Britney had Carly do RITD.

  • genius13

    I love how Carly is like all quiet and shy and nice..and then she sings and its like BAM¡!!!!!!

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

    I agree, Camilla should always be featured.

  • fuzzywuzzy

    I agree. That’s a big part of the meanspirited, negative vibe of this show.

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

    Omg she changed it up. It actually felt fresh and new. I like this a lot! Go Carly!

  • mileyfan123

    hmm I am actually enjoying this. Carly has a way of making me go ugh when I hear the song choice but that she makes very interesting stylistic choices that make the performance enjoyable.

  • Wessles

    Love this song choice for Carly Rose.  She’s so much like Adele.  AKA a beautiful voice but a boring performer.

  • Chris

    Another cover of Adele Rolling In the Deep?  Really?

  • sandrajane

    I hate the way Carly is singing RITD.  Her phrasing is all kinds of wrong.  

  • fuzzywuzzy

    Carly did a good job. That’s tough when it’s an Adele song.

  • Karen C

    I feel like I’m watching the Broadway version of Rolling in the Deep.

  • Wessles

    I feel like L.A. is the only judge that’s really guilty of this.  And I hate him for it.

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

    Carly is really a pro. She can’t translate too much emotion but she really knows how to be inventive with the vocals ( or her team of vocal coaches knows. lol)

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

    Diamond – nothing new to add but LOL at Carly’s face when Diamond talked about reaching her spot.

    Vino – so he was singing one song off my mom’s time life light rock compilation, and LA made him switch to another. I bet when LA’s feeling really daring, he opts for Coke 0 instead of Diet Coke.

    Did Paige rick roll viewers to get V4TW to switch support from CeCe to her? I’d vote her up on the Cheezburger network’s Art of Trolling spinoff, but she’s a ridiculous contestant.

    5th – sorry Simon but with a double elimination, you’re likely losing a group. I wonder how he’s going to cope without having a contestant in the finale in a few weeks.

  • dabney c

    Arrangement was kind of all over the place, but Carly is really very good. First time she seems like a potential popstar rather than purely B’way.

  • lovesickheroine

    She sang it well but I didn’t felt it. If it’s Beatrice who sang it, she may have bring the emotion

  • Tera2

    No not her. She’s the one with the thick eyebrows. She also almost
    always starts out singing first in the group in all their songs.

    Lauren Jauregui is the tall one with thick eyebrows who has opened for 5th Harmony past couple weeks. I had to check x-factor site and google before I learned all their names too.

  • genius13

    Carly demolished the competition yet again..I’m glad she picked the tempo up

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

    Oh her! I LOVE Lauren! My fave voice in the group. I want her to be the main singer more than Camilla to be honest.

  • blackberryharvest

    It wasn’t Carly’s best, but in a sea of suck, she obviously would sound amazing compared to the rest lol.

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

    A-MA-ZING!!!! So glad, she changed it up, because she doesn’t have enough soul in my opinion to sell the original.

  • http://twitter.com/Loretta31 Loretta

    Carly isn’t human!!  Her control and range are out of this world.  Amazing!

    What is her number? 

  • mileyfan123

    Nicki <3

  • Chris

    There are so many other Pop/R&B singers they could pull songs from.  I find it annoying even with Whitney they keep going back to the same flipping songs as if she only had a few singles in 20 years.  They are not helping her by showcasing she is not Whitney.  Whitney had a voice as a teen like Carly – it made no sense that a voice like that came out of a skinny little girl.

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

    Looks like Tate is up. Time for a drink/potty break.

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

    I hope Tate doesn’t ruin one of my favorite Keith Urban songs.

  • fuzzywuzzy

    Tate is pulling out the secret weapon – “THE GUITAR”!! lol

  • Tera2

    Carly did well with the song, but the first half was better than the rest.  Also almost every one sings that Adele’s song well cause its a talk-sing style that’s easier to do than a ‘singy’ melodic song.  An 8 yr old girl that likes singing sang it to me before and she sang it very well too.  I think Carly has a good voice but the type of Diva type voices that she and Diamond have is better showcased when they’ve mature like at least 16yrs old.  I’m a fan of Celine and the divas, but I’m not interested in Carly and Diamond right now but I would liked them when their vocals is stronger in couple yrs

  • Wessles

    AHH THE GUITAR COMES OUT!
    WGWG returns.  But L.A. promises “swag” -.-  Uhhhh..

  • Karen C

    Here comes the guitar…..

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

    WGWG!!!! A gazillion votes !

  • blackberryharvest

    Her phrasing is incredible. She’s amazing.

    LOL no offense, but you sound like the judges when they use their hyperbole. Whether it be JLO, Paula, Britney, Adam, etc.

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

    WGWG! 

  • Nedsdag

    WGWG in the house singing a song by an American Idol judge.

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

    OH NO! A GUITAR!!!! NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!

  • mileyfan123

    Tate is no Keith but this is pretty good.

  • fuzzywuzzy

    lmao!

  • lovesickheroine

    Tate’s bringing out the guitar, he’s a legit wgwg now. I really like his performance.

  • Karen C

    I think Tate is doing terrific.

  • http://twitter.com/Loretta31 Loretta

    Tate is uncharacteristically off pitch?

  • blackberryharvest

    LOL at all the meltdowns. Like the guitar really makes a difference.

  • fuzzywuzzy

    I don’t even like Country music, and I think that I’m enjoying Tate more than anyone else tonight. lol

  • jumpstart4u

    Tate sounds pitchy tonight.

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

    I don’t know what LA is talking about, because this is the same Tate that we have seen since the competition began. Nothing new here.

  • genius13

    Oh he brought out the guitar….well I guess we’re done here guys…let’s go ahead and drop the confetti and pack it up…I’ll see y’all in January for idol

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

    Tate has a lot of range, he can sing a song from a baritone country singer, a tenor country singer maybe even a bass like Scotty or Josh Turner. It’s gonna be difficult to sabotage him on the song’s choice department.

  • Chris

    What was that Demi?  At least some day I’ll get married?  Meow, catty.

  • fuzzywuzzy

    Yes, he was, but I still enjoyed him more than anyone else. lol

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

    Tate is a stand up guy and he’s relate-able, but there is absolutely nothing special about his voice. With that said, he will get a lot of votes and he will be in the finals regardless of how anybody feels about him. 

  • Chris

    Tate going up beat was good.  No different than any other country singer – except for Luke Bryan, most aren’t known for dancing.

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

    It makes a huge difference. It’s commonly known that women fall for guys with guitars. Hell, even a girl posted on my facebook feed saying “Something about a guitar just turns a girl on”

  • Nedsdag

    Me too!

    I liked him even more than the sainted Carly.

    JMHO.

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

    videos aren’t working

  • jumpstart4u

    Ditto.  Not that there’s a wide variety to choose from. 

  • blackberryharvest

    Okay, I’m voting for the first time this season….for Tate!

  • Tera2

    Tate is a likable guy.  The song fits him.  He did a good job.  I was hoping for the show to discover mainstream stars who can be on pop chart like Arin, Paige and 5th harmony, and not an aging country star.  But good for him that he will be making more income after this show is over. 

  • fuzzywuzzy

    Yes, I was speaking relative to the others, so it’s not much of a compliment. lol

    ETA: No question that Tate’s “likeability” ranking is through the roof!

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

    Cece is getting her second pimp spot. They really want to keep her on the competition. lol

  • Chris

    I give.  If you can’t beat em, join em.  WGWG for the win!

  • Whatiswrongwithus

    LMAO! So true. WGWG is officially out. What’s the point of watching guys??? I’ve officially gone off the bandwagon. I’m yawning as i watch through these performances…. Now if only they could put in more talent on the levels of Carly… Wouldn’t THAT be more interesting to watch??!

  • kmd23

     I never vote and I am voting for Tate. I am not even a big country fan but I really like this guy and hope he wins.

  • mileyfan123

    Eww only Cece and emblem3 are left

  • fuzzywuzzy

    Just as I thought. Emblem3 has the pimp spot. Now, the bussing of Vino Alan is complete! lol

  • genius13

    I wish CeCe could sing too

  • http://twitter.com/Loretta31 Loretta

     But why?  Paige is so much better? 

  • Whatiswrongwithus

    See? The guitar truly works!!… LOL

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

    I don’t think so. Both sux. but at this point Paige isn’t scking so much as Cece.

  • fuzzywuzzy

    Shock! Cece is singing on key tonight. WTF happened? lol

  • mileyfan123

    This is the first stage design and styling I’ve really liked tonight

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

    Woot! Loving this from CeCe! Her best performance yet! 

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

    just the beginning. now she’s bad again. lol

  • jumpstart4u

    hate the outfit cece

  • http://twitter.com/Loretta31 Loretta

    Why is CeCe screaming and shouting but not singing?  

  • genius13

    When did CeCe stop sounding horrible??

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

    CeCe has been every woman on the X Factor stage (Ke$ha, Celine, Christina, etc…), except HERSELF.

  • dabney c

    Cece goes so badly off pitch when she screams, and she screams WAY too much. This is high school talent show-level.

  • Chris

    “Voulez vous coucher avec moi”

    No CeCe, we don’t.  That was pitchy.

  • fuzzywuzzy

    lol Yeah, a couple of bum notes, but much, much better than the last few weeks. Her outfit and the entire OTT production is unintentionally hilarious, though.

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

    Cece hits the high notes pretty well. She needs a song that has only high notes. Maybe a Heavy Metal song. lol

  • Nedsdag

    It’s was like walking cotton candy.

    Otherwise, CeCe was all over the place with this song.

  • http://twitter.com/Loretta31 Loretta

     Did she stop sounding horrible?  That sounded
    terrible to my ears?

  • Karen C

    I thought CeCe’s performance was too busy, or something.  The vocals weren’t that great.

    ETA: LOL, Simon kind of said the same thing I did.

  • fuzzywuzzy

    Cece is rapidly becoming the token joke contestant on this show. lol

  • mileyfan123

     I don’t want to watch this stupid video!

  • lovesickheroine

    Cece’s no Xtina but at least she redeemed herself this week. No doubt she’ll be on the bottom again tomorrow

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

    I thought Cece’s performance was VFTW gold. 

  • Tera2

     Cece just screeched through the whole song.  All the dancers and show going around her made it tolerable, but it went overboard with all the confetti like Simon said.  Demi is rooting for her cause they are both bitchy girls.  She wants it more, but doesnt mean she’s gonna be a star.  She doesn’t have a recording voice and is a mediocre singer.  She should move to New York and act in broadway shows

  • Nedsdag

    CeCe’s “performance” may have kept Fifth Harmony out of the sing off.

  • jumpstart4u

    The Voice >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>  X Factor

    Sorry, Simon!

  • fuzzywuzzy

    Is Cece the choice of VFTW? How appropriate!  lol

  • teekee

    CeCe-Too much pastel, not enough soul. She did try hard though.

  • mileyfan123

     I don’t agree. No one on the voice is as good of a singer as carly or tate, and this show is more entertaining. The voice is too earnest or something.

  • genius13

    I’m actually having a hard time figuring who the bottom 2 will be..vino and diamond seem to have a rather large fanbase out there somewhere… Paige and CeCe weren’t terrible…I have a feeling 5th harmony may slip into bottom 2 or 3

  • mileyfan123

    This doesn’t even sound like Britney lol

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

    I do feel bad for CeCe, because you can tell she wants it and she wants it really bad, but wanting it and having the talent to achieve it are two different things. Unfortunately, CeCe just doesn’t have it.

  • fuzzywuzzy

    Don’t like this song or video, but then again, I’m not the target demo for this. lol

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

    I think Nicholas on the Voice has much more soul and talent than Tate or Carly. But that’s just me.

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

    Britney = Fierce

    She looks A MA ZING in this video, but Will.i.am annoys me.

  • Karen C

    This Britney song is terrible.  Can we vote her off?

  • mileyfan123

     Meh, Nicholas sings in a super soft voice most of the time, he doesn’t have any power.

  • jumpstart4u

    Khloe is so freaking annoying …

  • genius13

    Even khloe is tolerable tonight… Tonight is waaayyy better than last week

  • chillj

    I don’t get it; early on she could sing and her singing of late is like they are sending her out without an earpiece and she can’t hear herself.  Originally, she was much better than this.  That was horrible.

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

    She was a big choice from VFTw when she was a bitch who sang well. Now VFTW is choosing her because everyone else is singing more or less and being boring. The old Cece would make a much better pick. This one just sings terribly and isn’t funny at all.

  • lovesickheroine

    This is why I like idol, the contestants are always the focus during performance day.. Britney’s british accent on that song is hilarious to me

  • chillj

    Yeah, Tate has a face full of sunshine.

  • http://twitter.com/eMOMster MOMster

    definitely

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

    They don’t actually cast mediocre singers in Broadway shows. It generally requires more vocal talent than pop music since they can’t fall back on recording studio tricks. Anybody has a recording voice with the right software.

  • lovesickheroine

    I’m liking these idol commercials.

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

    That was my favorite CeCe performance yet, and her best vocal on the live shows. Whenever Simon says “pack your bags” how often does the person leave the next night? There has to be a chart out there somewhere…

  • Lovesyesha

    “She doesn’t have a recording voice and is a mediocre singer.  She should move to New York and act in broadway shows”

    I hate this mindset that these shows have created that if you are too over the top, or if your vocals are mediocre but you give a big performance, then you are “broadway”. Some of the most trained singers in the world are on broadway. Broadway vocalists have to combine technique with emotion and performance in ways that are believable. It is extremely hard work, and this kind of mindset is truly insulting to those who devote their lives to theater.

    Now, granted, I actually enjoyed Cece’s performance tonight and will be voting for her and Carly as they are the only ones that don’t put me to sleep (Cece with her performances and Carly with her vocals), but Cece is nowhere near good enough to be close to Broadway level. Having said that, the only one on the show I believe could succeed on broadway is Carly (and coincidentally she has).

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

    Even Mariah Carey’s Idol promo is boring… sigh

  • fuzzywuzzy

    She is. I wish that she would stop rubbing and caressing Mario. It’s creeping me out. lol

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

    Simon is trying really hard to make Douchebag3 happen. They arn’t even that good-looking either.

  • http://twitter.com/Loretta31 Loretta

    Brit didnt even SING in that song!!  Guess she really has lost her voice.
    All she does nowdays is sing monotone or sing into a synthasizer. 

  • fuzzywuzzy

    This song choice is hilarious! lol

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

    LOL! Shrek song! Cheese!

  • genius13

    I’m not liking this from emblem 3

  • fuzzywuzzy

    Sorry, but these guys are hilariously obnoxious to me. lol

  • mileyfan123

     These guys are the worst. They can’t sing. They just pose and jump around uncoordinated, their rapping sucks, and they look like grease balls.

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

    “Whenever Simon says “pack your bags” how often does the person leave the next night?”

    Simon saying to an act “pack your bags’ means that he really wants an act to stay. So, Cece might get a few extra votes. LOL

  • mileyfan123

    And Simon said that Demi did too much with CeCe’s performance haha?

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

    I find the appeal of Emblem 3 bewildering. They are mediocre singers, none of their performances have wowed me and they aren’t nearly as cute as they think they are.

  • http://twitter.com/Loretta31 Loretta

    Love the Monkees and I love this performance by Emblem3.  I do not find them douchey at all.  I find them fun.  

  • Spark026

    Easily there worst performance of all the shows so far(Emblem 3). 

  • dabney c

    Maybe I should be ashamed to say this, but … I *loved* Emblem 3

  • genius13

    That was a visual clusterfu*k

  • fuzzywuzzy

    “They just pose and jump around uncoordinated”

    lol Great description!

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

    OH! They are showing huge attitude!

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

    They are really really DOUCHEBAGS.

  • jumpstart4u

    People in groups generally do stand next to each other when they sing Demi.  *ridiculous comment*

  • Wessles

    THANK GOD that Demi said it!  She is 100% correct.  Emblem3 is boring and predictable now.  I love them, I can’t wait for their CD to come out, but they need to change things up.

  • fuzzywuzzy

    “That was a visual clusterfu*k”

    An even better description!  lol

  • chillj

    The guy wearing the muscles and the tee shirt looks silly.

  • Tera2

    Emblem3 wasnt that good.  I  liked only the rap part in middle and the chanting towards the end.  Phillip Lomax who I liked last season actually sang this song better and he’s more of a jazz singer.

  • mileyfan123

     You didn’t even find them douchey when the guy took off his shirt haha?

  • elliegrll

    Somebody tell Emblem 3 that this isn’t an awards show.  Why are they thanking everyone.

    That was a good song choice for them, but the fact that it’s pretty much a song meant for those who can’t sing is pretty much lost on them.  I’ve never seen anyone get by on a singing show based on personality alone, like these guys are doing.  The sad thing is that it’s their personalities that could result in them being incredibly successful recording artists.

  • kmd23

    I love this Monkees song so I liked E3 tonight. 

  • tripp_ncwy

    Did Emblem 3 just say they have a record coming out & are working on timing?

  • fuzzywuzzy

    “They are really really DOUCHEBAGS.”

    Yes, they have now removed all doubt about that. lol

  • girlygirltoo

    Most obnoxious douchey artists are not all that successful (especially if they are not rappers, haha)

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

    he looks like a wife beater!

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

    I don’t know when to take Demi’s and Simon’s critiques serious, it often seems like they just want to take cheap shots at each other.

  • Tera2

     Demi Lovato is so obnoxious with her attitude of constantly using age to insult Simon.  She’s too young to be judging and mentoring on this show and hasn’t accomplished enough as a singer herself and only has a couple hits.  And her big hit Skyscraper that Jordin Sparks blew her out of the water when she covered it.  Simon should replace Demi next season, and I won’t mind if dopey Britney goes too.

  • http://twitter.com/FordBrothersHD FB

    EMBLEM3 was awesome.
    I don’t find their attitude at all off-putting. They are young surfer dudes who just want to have fun and make music. Nothing wrong with that in my mind. And yes, I have no issues with them removing clothing. If you got it, flaunt it.

    I hope they stick around for a while.

  • Nedsdag

    I’m trying to like O.C. Direction, but they are grating on my nerves.

    The middle one should clean the crap off of his nose because he is the biggest brown noser I have even seen on a reality music show.

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

    Favorite 3 tonight: Carly,Fifth Harmony,and CeCe. I usually love Paige, but HATED her song choice tonight. Diamond did bad this week. I also hated her song choice as well. Vino,Douchebag3,Tate can all go home please. Terrible!

    Who I want to go home: Tate,Douchebag3,and Vino. Any of these can go and I won’t care.
    Who I think will go: Vino and Paige. Diamond or CeCe might be thrown in for a sing off though.

  • Oldhag

    Aww…. I enjoy Brittney as a judge.  She like a coherent Paula.

  • girlygirltoo

    Sorry, CeCe, but this is how you cover Lady Marmalade

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HWzKkK7ncbM

  • blackberryharvest

    So kinda a trainwreck night tonight. Is it January yet?

  • Oldhag

    I think Emblem 3 sucks and are major league jerks but my 20-something daughter loves them. 

  • Nedsdag

    The last time I heard Simon say this on AI, Jason Castro went home.

  • jumpstart4u

    I think Simon has lost it. 

  • Lovesyesha

    IMO this show is dire. Next season I say keep Demi on as a judge (she actually makes good critiques and doesn’t come across as fake or plastic), give her better contestants, and otherwise get rid of literally everything else. The only other thing I would be okay with staying the same is Mario, he is not that bad. This show needs help…badly.

  • fuzzywuzzy

    “The boys went shopping and wouldn’t you know THEY WERE MOBEED BY A HUGE CROWD. CAN YOU SAY SO FREAKING STAGED.”

    I know! It was hysterical!

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

    If Vino surprisingly fall on the bottom 3 he’s going home against ANYONE. lol

  • calliebeckett

    Isn’t that what the majority of the viewers do anyways?

  • fuzzywuzzy

    The Emblem3 douches are euphoric and cocky because I’m sure that Simon has promised that he will sign and promote the heck out of them. lol

  • girlygirltoo

    That was a very unique interpretation of RITD by Carly Rose, but I’m not sure I totally believed her. It was an excellent vocal but I felt rather disconnected from it. Again, it’s a song that she isn’t old enough to have the life experience to put genuine emotion into and connect with what the song is about.

    That said, she is easily the most talented contestant on this show. If she can find songs that are more age appropriate, she could be very successful.

  • girlygirltoo

    someone who is in the live audience who snuck their phone into the building, maybe?

  • Whatiswrongwithus

    After watching through the performance again, you know what, actually Cece wasn’t that bad. She was quite enjoyable among the sea of hot mess.

  • Nedsdag

    If CeCe stays at the expense of one of Simon’s acts, he has no one to blame but himself. He should’ve gotten rid of her the first time she was in the bottom two.

  • girlygirltoo

    well then the producers and/or mentor should stop giving her Whitney Houston songs which have already been covered by everyone and their mother and that are 20 years removed from what is current in the music industry.

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

    oh for sure. They will definitely send Vino home!

  • http://twitter.com/FordBrothersHD FB

    The things EMBLEM3 said were true. They have a lot of original music and play instruments but you know the show hasn’t given the chance to show that yet. I hope they get the opportunity.

    For example, Sunset Boulv. (their audition) was awesome.

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

    Tate XF is my Nicholas in TVoice; I love that “man” tone that is missing from today’s male vocalists.

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

    I think Simon would tell the judges to save Cece instead 5th Harmony. They pretty much are at the fodder status right now. He would keep Cece because he thinks she makes good TV. He just wouldn’t lose Emblem3. 

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

    Carly – that was really good, too good for this show.

    (MJ, I don’t think most people who throw the Broadway statement around actually have much familiarity with Broadway musicals. They just remember Simon using it as an insult for good singers on Idol that were too difficult to cut up, or worse. Others think Broadway means bad, period.)

    Tate – I don’t consider him or Scotty for that matter white guys with guitars. They’re country singers above all else. WGWGs are just the front man pseudo rocker types without the band. That performance was pretty shaky. Not his best, not that it matters. I’d be shocked if it isn’t a Carly Tate finale. They’re pretty much carrying the show.

    Emblem – Beastie Boy Knockoffs? That’s an insult to Beastie Boy knockoffs.

    CeCe – one of her better vocals. Pretty solid until the very end. I actually enjoyed that circus, too. Better than Paige anyway. But wow, do people hate her on the internet. She’s been pretty rough, but contestants have taken bigger proverbial poos on the stage and gotten worse bitch edits, and incurred less hate.

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

    If I had to choose between the douchebaggery of Emblem3 or the musical stylings of One Direction, Emblem3 wins. 1D was so freaking terrible during their X Factor run, and their music now just makes it even more annoying. At least Emblem3′s music doesn’t make me want to pour battery acid into my ears, figuratively speaking.

  • Nedsdag

    The problem is she is not good TV. Yes, she is divisive, but why can’t she just sing without all the bells and whistles? 

    Her singing wasn’t bad, but she’s becoming a Rylan Clark (XFUK) type distraction.

  • girlygirltoo

    If Tate can break out the guitar, why can’t the guys in Emblem3?

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

    Surprisingly this week the act that shows potential to be a star is Paige; she sound, look and move like a bona fide current performer :) 

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

    That’s why I said “SIMON thinks”. The new Cece is far from being good TV, but the judges think that she’s. LA reid admitted it on an interview today. Maybe they still have the old Cece on their minds.

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

    CeCe sang like 7 different notes when she said “Voulez-vous coucher avec moi”. That’s pretty painful on the ears. 

  • Nedsdag

    That “old” CeCe left when they peroxided the hell out of her hair.

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

    That’s exactly who I was thinking about when Cece did Lady Marmalade. Fantasia killed Lady Marmalade, this song takes soul which Cece has none of.

  • girlygirltoo

    Seriously, just let the contestants sing the songs they want to. These last minute switches help no one.

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

    Maybe this is why they like Cece so much because she’s just an anomaly. Everything she’s done on this show just confuses me and her singing voice is very weird, it didn’t sound like this before did it? I guess she stayed on pitch but her voice is very flat like no soul or depth or anything to it. Cece’s just a very polarizing character and the show seems to think that makes for good tv but it doesn’t.

  • girlygirltoo

    Paige gave probably her best performance. My problem with her is that she comes off as a total Rihanna wannabe, rather than an original artist. We already have one Rihanna — do we really need another one?

  • emlz

    I really don’t have a favorite this year. And I think I have to blame the mentors on this one. Some of them are being molded into something they’re obviously not (and failing miserably because of it IMO), while the others just get terrible song choices (Cmon, The Righteous Brothers for Vino?! Sabotage is right!). On a related note, it’s actually pretty interesting to see the Demi as a great judge and a terrible mentor at the same time.

  • girlygirltoo

    All the girls in Fifth Harmony have good voices but as a group they are boring. They just stood there the entire performance.

  • girlygirltoo

    lol at Emblem3 going “a lot of people recognized us”. You were walking through a mall trailed by a t.v. crew. Of course some people would recognize you #smh

  • girlygirltoo

    Demi does not look impressed by Emblem3′s performance.

    Why are they singing a song that is nearly 50 years old? And a song that was made famous by a manufactured boy band? Odd choice.

  • girlygirltoo

    Simon just said that HE has sold over 300 million albums. Um, no, Simon, you haven’t sold any albums…you aren’t an artist.

  • http://twitter.com/mwk89 Matthew Kitson

    I know Carly Rose is winning this thing, you know carly rose is winning this thing, we all know carly rose is winning this thing. She’s above and beyond everyone else, not even close

  • Listening

    Hmm Carly real strong voice but she tried to do too much w/ that song. If she had sung that song w/ a little less runs and stuff and just had that big finish at the end she could of had a moment. But w/ all the stuff she threw into that song it didn’t flow. It felt choppy and too precise she had to make sure every note was perfect. You need to feel that song . That performance simply left me cold.

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

    There’s nothing wrong singing a Whitney song, just as it’s never wrong to sing Aretha.  However, the artist needs to have a powerful voice, and once or twice is quite enough.  The show was enjoyable for the most part.  Carly will win this thing.

    Simon just said that HE has sold over 300 million albums. Um, no, Simon, you haven’t sold any albums…you aren’t an artist.

    Simon is so wrapped up in his ego, he forgets these things.  He has made money off these artists, but he didn’t sell the 300 million units. 

  • Listening

    Oh man Diamond is in danger. She like messed up I wanna dance w/ somebody. It was so pitchy and when Simon said she hit all her notes my jaw dropped, he’s either cray cray or going deaf. That was bad. I don’t know why her vocals were so off she wasn’t really moving around maybe she did herself in. you know she was so worried about singing up tempo she did a self-fulfilling prophecy and botched it.

    It’s a real bummer she messed up especially on a double elimination night, there’s no cushion for any mistakes. She was one of my favorites actually has one of the stronger voices in regards to range and tone when everything’s clicking.

  • Listening

    I really liked Pagie’s performance. Her vocals were really on point and she had an interesting tone. At times a couple of her dance moves looked a little awkward but it was easily overlooked b/c everything else looked great. She was one of the two acts I really enjoyed. It’s a little bit of a surprised b/c though i’d liked her during her auditions. I hadn’t found her live performances very memorable or I’d just notice her for poor vocals.  But  tonight I was digging her.

  • Listening

    The second act I liked is such a shock for me I never thought I’d say this but it’s Tate. Yep boring Tate finally put a little life in a performance and got me. His vocals were super strong and he moved around. I loved the song and the staging. He looked good too.

  • sue

    X-Factor overall was decent tonight. My favs are still Emblem 3 and Carly Rose. I really hope that Emblem 3 breaks out the instruments soon because they really are better than just another boy band, lols.  Love their original songs on youtube. “Curious”, “My Calling”, “Indigo” and many other of their songs would showcase them a lot better than what Simon is making them do.  Carly Rose is a prodigy and I can picture her in the music biz for many years to come.

    Interesting that LA made Vino change his song? hmmmmm….I guess they want him off the show.

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

    Funny Demi said that, because she has this picture with Wesley where his arm wrapped around her and Demi’s hand was resting on his chest in an intimate way. She does looks happy with him. So was her critique was just superficial cause she is a judge? I wonder.

  • shell29

    I think Simon would tell the judges to save Cece instead 5th Harmony

    Nah, that wouldn’t happen-his ego won’t allow it.  No way he would lobby to save another judges’ act (especially Demi’s) over his own.  Not sure that it matters at this point though.  As L.A. said, CeCe’s going down and everyone knows it. The same could probably be said for Fifth Harmony and I won’t be surprised if they’re the act that goes home without a singoff this week.  I don’t think Simon would be too terribly broken up about seeing Fifth Harmony leave because he obviously has his eggs in the Emblem3 basket.  That fake mob scene they cooked up for them cracked me up (as did the one guy taking off his shirt at the end of the performance-they’re gunning for the top spot by any means necessary LOL).

  • Tera2

     

    I hate this mindset that these shows have created that if you are too
    over the top, or if your vocals are mediocre but you give a big
    performance, then you are “broadway”. Some of the most trained singers
    in the world are on broadway. Broadway vocalists have to combine
    technique with emotion and performance in ways that are believable. It
    is extremely hard work, and this kind of mindset is truly insulting to
    those who devote their lives to theater.

    Now, granted, I actually enjoyed Cece’s performance tonight and will
    be voting for her and Carly as they are the only ones that don’t put me
    to sleep (Cece with her performances and Carly with her vocals), but
    Cece is nowhere near good enough to be close to Broadway level. Having
    said that, the only one on the show I believe could succeed on broadway
    is Carly (and coincidentally she has).

    Why do people assume when one say broadway it means you look down on the singer?  Of course there are great singers on broadway and they are usually trained vocalist with great voices.  Anyone who appreciates all types of music like I do knows that.  Its just means their style doesnt go with Pop, R&B, country and pop-Rock music that’s suitable for the charts that this shows and record label usually sign.  that’s what I was insinuating whenever I’ve said that.

    Also, When I refer to Carly as a broadway singer, its actually meant as a compliment cause she has a very good voice, but her style is suited for broadway and she will be a lead vocalist.  But when I say Cece should go and get a role on broadway, I definitely don’t mean that as a compliment for her singing – what I mean is she will be one of those in the background acting and dancing and definitly not doing the lead vocals.  (some in broadway shows are cast for mainly their acting too.)  I was being generous even saying Cece can be on braodway.  I meant she belongs in some average thearter production, where she can be a performer and a mediocre singer.  Or at the most she will get an off-broadway gig.  I think Cece is mediocre singer who doesnt have a voice to be a recording artist or braodway singer but she learn some acting and perform in theatrical productions.

  • Tera2

    Simon wont tell judges to save Cece over 5th Harmony.  Its long overdue for CeCe and her ordinary voice and crappy vocals to be eliminated.  5th Harmony and Paige have potential to be on the Pop charts and Simon himself said that too.  I’d rather 5th Harmony is the last group standing from Simon.  He may be starting to see that Emblem3 may not fulfill the potential he sees in them.

  • Whatiswrongwithus

    That’s true but that’s also because Simon n producers casted a damn mediocre cast in the first place. Sadz. They should just give her the bloody crown and Tate runner up now. Yawn… this show is so hilariously obvious in it’s manipulation that it just comes across as sad and funny to watch the other acts and can only be serious in watching 1 or 2 acts for serious talent. Zzzz

  • thetruth

    The photo you just mentioned was photoshoped or they called it a manip. The original picture was Wesley’s sister. Don’t believe everything you see on internet girl … Here is the original picture: http://25.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_madl7djKY01ragv4lo1_1280.jpg
    And here is the manip: http://www.flickr.com/photos/izzyjoneslovato/8126497491/

  • WestiesRule

    Not… gonna… lie… fell asleep after Carley and woke up at Emblem 3. Sounds like I didn’t miss anything. Poor Vino was a train wreck. I can’t watch another county crooner. Have no idea how CeCe went from promising to a tank job. They need to keep anyone under 18 off the show (unless they are an alien like Carley and not because she is so talented but she is grounded) because kids like Diamond and Beatrice need a few years to find their footing. Basically, they are going to sign who they will from any of these reality singing shows and hope they find a money pot ala One Direction. I am stumped as to how the shows air and we never see the winners (Voice and this one). What is up with that? At least AI plays on the momentum and the winners have varying degrees of success in their genres. Khloe seemed more animated… that was a plus!

  • fuzzywuzzy

    Simon loves to be the master puppeteer, and the Emblem3 guys are willing to jump through hoops for him – the perfect “marriage”. lol And everyone just keep remembering that Simon has publicly declared that he’d rather own McDonald’s than a 3-star Michelin restaurant. IOW, it’s $$$ over quality every single time.

  • fuzzywuzzy

    “Basically, they are going to sign who they will from any of these
    reality singing shows and hope they find a money pot ala One Direction.”

    That would be a jackpot, but until they find that artist, the X-Factor will sign and promote whomever they want. If the winner isn’t the kind of artist they want, they will just fulfil their minimum obligations to them and then drop them like a hot potato. As of now, Simon sees the most $$$ in Emblem3, and I’m sure that he’s already signed them or at least has them recording something to get a fast start after the show is over.

  • CB40

    The best decision I made this week was to stop watching this train wreck of a show. It was painful to watch for a million reasons and I honestly hope it gets canceled sooner than later.

  • http://www.facebook.com/jclaytonmusic John Rocketship Potter Clayton

    I think Paige, Cece, Diamond, Vino, and Fifth Harmony are all collectively in trouble this week. The question is, who is going home right away, and who is singing off? Vino might only dip to fourth or fifth place, but I honestly thought he was the worst of the night. 

  • mmb

    Carly Rose is seriously amazing..it is unreal that she is 13..she is really really talented….and attractive…and strangely unannoying .but I still don’t like having kids this young on shows like this.  I don’t think that they are served well by the shows…she could be a major star someday…but at 13, she is at a weird age…what happens post show?  she is too young to be a pop radio star (they are not going to play a 13 year old)…do they package her into a David Fosteresque princess like they did with that little girl from AGT?  She seems a little too old and hip for that.  Does she land on a Nick or Disney show and then try to cross over to be a pop star at age 16/17 like Selena Gomez/Bridgit Mendler?  Maybe.  I just sometimes wish these super talented kids were given a chance to marinate and grow before competing on these things.  None of that takes away from her amazing talent…I just don’t think the singing show formats do much for them (I guess everyone used to go on star search….but the kids who turned out to be huge stars never won or had a long run…)

  • kmd23

    I think that Tate and E3 have the best shot at commercial success of all the remaining contestants. They are both very marketable for different reasons whether everyone likes them or not. Time will tell if I am right. I think Fifth Harmany, CeCe, Paige or Diamond will go.  

  • mmb

    Oh and boy do those Fifth Harmony girls have nice hair…its true that they just kinds stand there and sing together…would like to see what would happen with some choreography and harmonies….but man, the hair is spectacular…they should get a shampoo commercial (I’m not kidding…)

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

    Carly Rose Sonnenclar is so far above the rest of this competition it really isn’t even fair.  Her only risk of course is people thinking she doesn’t need their vote.

    The thing that amazes me the most as a singer myself is her absolute crystal clear control on the higher soft notes.  Breath control like that at age 13 is simply shocking.

    She is like a soulful version of Jackie Evancho.

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

    Simon wanted Vino out of the Final 3 and Emblem3 in. And clearly he got his wish. Vino run over by the biggest bus ever. Check. Pimp spot for his pimps. Check. 

    LA works for Simon and doesn’t having any interest in working with his Overs after the show, so I doubt he put up much of a fight.

  • kmd23

    I just checked the views on Carly’s you tube performance last night that is posted here. It has over 31,000 views which is far more than the others. Don’t know if that means anything but that is interesting. I know that more twitter followers does not always mean more votes.

  • lovemyidol

    MJ, thank you for posting these videos and cutting out Khloe Kardashian. It makes watching this show so much more enjoyable.

  • http://twitter.com/eilonwya10 Eilonwy

    And everyone just keep remembering that Simon has publicly declared that he’d rather own McDonald’s than a 3-star Michelin restaurant.

    What Cowell seems to have missed with his analogy is that McDonald’s has to keep constantly innovating in order to stay ahead of its competitors. It can’t rely on beloved menu items from the 1990s.

    From an investment standpoint, Cowell’s preference is totally justifiable, but I question whether he understands how much strategy and constant change go into making a high(ish)-margin, standardized, mass-appeal fast-food concept work. Melanie Amaro’s launch pretty much amounts to doing one TV product placement for a new burger in a flavor that’s a knock-off of some Burger King offering.

  • http://twitter.com/Loretta31 Loretta

     Carly Rose is my pick to win Xfactor as well.  But remember AI8? Everyone thought Adam was a shoe in to win and my fav (I like Adam as well) Kris Allen won.  Not many felt Kris had a chance.  There have been other shockers like Evanko not winning AGT. 

  • http://twitter.com/tinawinabina Tinawina

    Wait. Stop the presses. One of the contestants Rickrolled the show last night? LMBAO!!! This, I must see.

  • Nedsdag

    For me, the question for the rest of this show is who will win the battle (Carly winning it all) versus who will win the war (long term success). In this case, Tate and to a lesser extent Emblem 3 will win the war.

    Many are comparing Carly to Jackie Evancho, but I still stand by my comparison of Bianca Ryan from AGT season 1; a good young singer who didn’t have a home in the music business:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XcEo5H97CLM

  • steve2013

    Vocally there’s no agurment carly is amazong but as a viewer I just feel very disconnected from her.

  • steve2013

    Totally agree that’s what they tryed and probable succeeded in doing last night abit like last week when they tryed and succeede in getting carly to #1 ahead of tate

  • alonzo7

    Decided to stop watching this show live-much better the next day on DVR-liked Carly and Tate-5th Harmony needs to start harmonzing or they will lose me.
    Don’t care to ever see Vino or CeCe again although Vino with the right song is good sometimes.  Paige and Diamond have their moments.
    My wish would be for Emblem 3 to go this week along with CeCe but that will never happen.

  • http://twitter.com/prd9601 Philip Dudley

    This show is terrible. Period.

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

    “(Paige) sounded like ass though. Does she always sound like that?”
    No, she usually is not as good.

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

    Shoker tonight!  Diamond and Vino going home

  • http://twitter.com/BazzleFjsm Bazzle

    …. I’m just watching now for entertainment. I’m not one to believe there is much manipulation that goes on on singing shows cos aren’t there supposed to be some sort of LEGAL consequences for doing dat shit?! But this is really seeming like its rigged. O well I don’t care… just give me good performances. I don’t really give a shit who wins or loses.