The X-Factor 3- The Top 10 Become 8- Results Show- Live Blog and Discussion

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Join me tonight for the X-Factor results. Who will go home?

Two are going home.

Massive Recap Montages
Did you know Jeff Gutt has a son?

We get a short package on “confidence”. Sierra writes Andy on the bottom of her shoe. I love her so much more now. That segment was sponsored by Secret! Secret is sponsoring a trip to LA to see the X-Factor.

Results time!

The act with the lowest votes was…… KHAYA COHEN. Her fans were not able to pull her out of the bottom.

ONE DIRECTION PERFORMS. I’ve honestly never paid much attention to them, but they’re all good solo singers (unlike Restless Road and Fifth Harmony). That’s why this group works. I also love this song. Just hearing it for the first time, but it is super catchy.

More Results!
1st Act Safe: Rion Paige
2nd Act Safe: Josh Levi
3rd Act Safe: Alex and Sierra
4th Act Safe: Lillie McCloud
5th Act Safe: Jeff Gutt
6th Act Safe: Ellona Santiago
7th Act Safe: Restless Road

Singing Off: Carlito Olivero and Tim Olstad (bye Tim lol)

The Final Showdown:

1) Tim Olstad- You Raise Me Up
He chose to go the Josh Groban route. I hear some twang in his voice. I think he might have missed his calling as a country singer. I don’t think anything he can sing will save him tonight, so it’s a decent farewell for Tim. Carlito would have to be so god awful to get sent home over Tim. Tim starts crying near the end of the song. Luckily he’s able to finish. He just got a little choked up. Paulina gives him a standing O.


Tim Olstad – You Raise Me Up – X Fator USA 2013… by IdolxMuzic

2) Carlito Olivero-
This song starts really low for Carlito. It works up into his range, eventually. Honestly? Tim had better pitch. Carlito’s pitch is a little all over the place. I like that Carlito is finally singing something contemporary. I think he’s getting horrible mentoring. Carlito finishes by singing to Demi. The fact is that Carlito is just more viable as a recording artist than Tim. Tim is not a Top 40 artist. Carlito might be, with better mentoring.

Kelly is sending home TIM OLSTAD.
Demi is sending home TIM OLSTAD.
Paulina is sending home TIM OLSTAD. TOOK FOREVER. I don’t know why they made Paulina vote. Simon should have voted, and saved Paulina from having to choose.

Quick montage of Tim’s time on the show. Why didn’t Khaya get a package. BIG BAND WEEK NEXT WEEK? REALLY? WHO IS PICKING THESE THEMES? We don’t get a leaderboard.

 
  • yaddabing

    I say we start a #FreeKelly campaign from this show.

  • Mafs95

    Hope Lillie is safe… I think the bottom 3 should be Tim, Carlito and Restless Road but I feel like it will be Khaya instead of Restless Road…

  • ajr86

    C’mon Mario just say it. Going home tonight is…. Tim Olstat.

  • Mafs95

    Tim Olsen, you mean ^^

  • ajr86

    Nice! Kelly to Simon. ‘It’s all your acts’ that you are defending.

  • ajr86

    Be fearless?? How about perform well

  • vd88

    Right, how about sing well is that too much to ask?

  • ajr86

    How the heck does Khaya not get votes?? 2 weeks running, AMERICA GOT THIS WRONG!!

  • shell29

    Aw, sorry Khaya. :(

  • carola99

    I knew it was Khaya first!
    She just doesn´t connect with people that was her problem plus her performance was a mess last night..

  • Mafs95

    Poor Khaya… wrong song choice. “Let It Be” is not a song for 16 year olds!!!

  • carola99

    The sing off most likely will be Carlito vs Tim or Carlito vs Ellona or Tim vs Ellona.

  • AngieSetMefree?

    Dammit! she was one of my faves! If A&S leaves, i would totally abandon this show!

  • shell29

    Yeah, it wasn’t the kind of performance that would move viewers to vote for her.

  • ajr86

    Oh well! The only acts that had any potential comercial success, Rachel Potter and Khaya Cohen are out. Alex and Sierra are the only hope right now to save this sinking show.

  • AngieSetMefree?

    I hope it will be Ellona, Tim or Carlito that will be eliminated next

  • nycguy

    What the hell was America thinking getting rid of Khaya Cohen?!! I’m pissed!

  • scoobynacks

    This week she didn’t do well (because who would with that song and her type of voice?), but it was obvious she wasn’t connecting in general and that made me sad. I like her a lot as a singer even if her control needed work. She could’ve gotten help with that during the competition. Simon needs to work with her and she needs to write her own stuff. I knew in my gut Khaya was in danger, but I was hoping she’d be in a position to be saved so she could grow on people. I can’t help but blame Demi a bit for this. I think some of it was a mentoring let down.

  • lola

    Maybe there’s some super secret underground Vote For the Worst club that’s well…..voting for the worst!

  • Max

    At least on the week before Hanukkah, Jews madehistory w ith the sexiest man. Now if Demi & Simon really think she’s got it, will they nurture her? She seemed like an old soul who was on the show way before her time.. She has a unique voice but not a teen pop star. I don’t think she’s unlikeable as much as came across more serious. Let’s hope one of the really bad acts go home. It feels like Vote for the Worst us controlling votes

  • Mafs95

    I don’t think Ellona was that bad… Carlito and Tim should be in the bottom 3, I think. They had easier songs and they still struggled and sounded very karaoke.

  • shell29

    I definitely blame Demi. Let It Be was not the right song choice for Khaya. I’m not convinced that Demi is a good mentor.

  • yaddabing

    Lord these girls screaming.

    And Louis’ peach-fuzz looking mustache.

  • lola

    haha like minds

  • scoobynacks

    They’re consistently the top seller on iTunes. I think they’re good unless people assume they’re safe. Simon needs to get off the Restless Road wagon and put his eggs in the A&S basket. He’s trying to force that trio on us and it’s just not working.

    Stop trying to make “fetch” happen, Simon. It’s not going to happen.

  • Max

    The best revenge would be for Tim to win XF

  • Mafs95

    Loved that last reference!! Ahahah :D

  • scoobynacks

    Say that three times and VFTW will rise from the dead.

  • Mafs95

    Please, no… He is so boring!

  • shell29

    LOL at Paulina fangirling…she’s starting to grow on me.

  • yaddabing

    Louis isn’t aging well.

  • lola

    which one is Louis? i think two thirds of them are cute.

  • yaddabing

    He was the second one away from Mario.

  • Eric Ascher

    As a pixar geek, I LOVED IT when Sierra wrote Andy on her shoe.

  • shell29

    If this show is already on life support, Tim winning would finish it off.

  • carola99

    Those 1 D boys are so charismatic! LOVE them! They do blend..
    Restless Road take note, they will never have the same charisma and talent.

  • scoobynacks

    Because this is how things go, I’m guessing Ellona and Tim or Ellona and Carlito are in the bottom. She’d be one of the easier ones for Simon to package into something and she’d do what she’s told, but that’s not a strong artistic voice so you gotta wonder if you can really call what she has the X Factor. Her iTunes is really weak. She seems like she’s been trained to be perfect to the point of not having a personality. If nothing else, she needs to be trained to seem like a person. I wonder if she’s part of the Jessica Sanchez, Thia Megia, etc group that kinda all knows each other.

  • Sue tiedemann

    I think Khaya was voted off way too soon! I can think of worst.

  • Mafs95

    Rion and Josh safe… not surprised, but they deserved it.

  • vd88

    God I hope Restless Road are in the bottom

  • yaddabing

    Damnit.

  • scoobynacks

    Yay, Ellona gets another shot. I hope she comes out of her shell.

  • lola

    thanks!

  • Matthew Woods

    Tim Vs Carlito THANK YOU AMERICA!!!

  • shell29

    Aw man…I was so hoping Restless Road would be in the bottom.

  • carola99

    knew it was Tim vs Carlito.
    Really hope Carlito stays..

  • vd88

    Me too, I was like America has some sense but sadly know.

  • Mafs95

    This time, America got it right… kinda. Khaya shouldn’t have been in the bottom, but I’m happy A&S and Lillie are safe!

  • carola99

    Me too! I wanted RR in the bottom already!

  • shell29

    Stop whining about the ‘bad’ comments Tim! Please Kelly, Demi & Simon-send this hack home!

  • carola99

    I think Carlito did way better than Restless Road though..

  • Guest

    Seriously, as far as I’m concerned the winner left the building.

  • scoobynacks

    Grrrr my hope of getting rid of Restless Road bites the dust. Not fair. Oh well, Tim and Carlito are at risk which they totally deserved. Glad it’s the same mentor so we can have the fun of watching Paulina twist. So help me if they say the words “Tim” and “sexy” in the same sentence, I’ll scream. Let the hamster go.

  • carola99

    Maybe Tim will outsing Carlito but I think Carlito has more potential and is more commercial.

  • vd88

    Tim stop being a little crybaby, talking about he’s been dealing with alot with these comments, please.

  • nycguy

    The winner just left the building.

  • lola

    lol, Paulina…. “Tim Olsett”

  • shell29

    Zzzzzzzz

  • carola99

    Another predictable song choice from Tim. ZZZZzzzz

  • yaddabing

    What a completely surprising song choice.

  • vd88

    “You Raise Me Up” really, why did they ever choose this dude?

  • Mafs95

    Zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

  • carola99

    I know right? I will always wonder..

  • Derrick Johnson

    Am i wrong for laughing

  • lola

    Tim”s voice really isn’t the worst in my opinion but it’s everything else about him that is missing something or everything. Charisma, etc.etc. etc. etc.

  • carola99

    lol. I hear ya.

  • Max

    Tim is the better singer.. Carlton is more marketable Cuz of his loiks

  • yaddabing

    He doesn’t even have a hint of having the “x factor”.

  • dawnage01

    I was kinda’ scared during the song b/c Tim was glaring so much! Def took me out of the moment. :P

  • carola99

    Tim is just not a star period. Plus his voice is just meh..
    Hope Carlito outshines him…

  • vd88

    It makes no sense, he’s the anti x-factor

  • Max

    Well probably get to see her go on about how she can’t vote.. Mario will say I need an answer, she’ll say she can’t. The rules should be that every judge must vote. Has a mentor on any X Factor ever voted against their own act vs another team in the final showdown?

  • bannanafish

    When is Simon going to assign them a country song? So far he’s given them Katy Perry, Commodores, Kenny Loggins & Coldplay. Doesn’t he think country fans vote?

  • shell29

    Same here. I like Carlito’s positive attitude. This should be a no brainer-Tim should go home.

  • dawnage01

    Paulina sounded more enthusiastic for Carlito than Tim in their intros, lol.

  • carola99

    Carlito is doing a great job!

  • Matthew Woods

    ADIOS Tim

  • Mafs95

    Carlito is better than Tim, he should be saved.

  • lola

    Carlito’s voice has improved since the show started. And bilingual is a plus. Win for Carlito.

  • scoobynacks

    I wish Paulina hadn’t caved before. People would’ve gotten over it if Tim hadn’t advanced. Go with your gut and don’t advance a contestant that’s likely to linger and send others home first.

  • dawnage01

    Carlito got all up in Demi’s grille! There’s NO way that he’s going home. Lol.

  • carola99

    mean if they send Carlito home they are crazy. Unless Demi, Simon & Kelly want less competition.

  • scoobynacks

    I could’ve done without the lyric “take it off now, girl.” Kinda creeped me out.

  • vd88

    Carlito won this one, if they say Tim then they’re some damn idiots.

  • Derrick Johnson

    I actually feel like he connected to the song and i got chills a little

  • carola99

    I really loved Carlito´s performance.

  • Mafs95

    They have to say Tim… as the act they’re sending home.

  • Mafs95

    This was my favorite performance from Carlito, tbh. He should have sang something like this last night and he actually could, since this week the theme was “British Invasion”:

  • Kesia Monteith

    What’s with all the Carlito love? LOL, he’s beyond mediocre. He’s basically Stefano’s even more cheesier, desperate cousin. Y’all just hypnotized by his “working hard” background. That means nothing if you’re still not a worthy performer.

  • yaddabing

    Go away Tim.

  • carola99

    It was my favorite Carlito performance so far too plus I like his fighter attitude

  • shell29

    I guess I’m ‘hypnotized’. LOL. I don’t think Stefano’s cheesy but he’s definitely a better singer than Carlito. That said, I like Carlto’s attitude and I think with the right folks working with him, he has potential.

  • scoobynacks

    Nah, I just don’t feel the need to keep Tim around any longer. He seems sweet and he’s not bad, but this must end.

  • yaddabing

    He’s bad, but just more entertaining than Tim.

  • yaddabing

    Ugh, go away with that shit.

  • dawnage01

    I could really do without this “begging” moment. Desperate & unnecessary! Oh, Simon…

  • scoobynacks

    I’m dreading the point where Jeff’s in the bottom. He’s gonna mention his kid isn’t he? Maybe even bring him on stage.

  • lola

    my fox tv just froze.

  • Mafs95

    Does he have a kid? I didn’t know!

  • iluvai

    Paulina, just pull the plug on Tim and get it over with.

  • vd88

    And Tim’s beyond boring, would you rather have Tim’s boring self there?

  • shell29

    LOL you don’t have to send anyone home Paulina…let Simon do it.

  • vd88

    OMG just say Tim’s going home and get this over with.

  • carola99

    Paulina it wasn´t that hard…

  • shell29

    Finally.

  • carola99

    Yay! Right choice Paulina..

  • Kesia Monteith

    Well, as much as I prefer Tim’s voice, I have no problem who goes home. I just think the talent is so poor this season, it’s like we’re grasping for straws at this rate.

  • shell29

    LOL…Tim is like “get away from me heffa”

  • carola99

    I wonder why they didn´t ask Simon first..

  • vd88

    I hate when they prolong this shit. They know exactly who they saving after the sing off and gotta drag it out.

  • Matthew Woods

    Big Band week? oh noooooo

  • dawnage01

    You know that Simon wanted to make her squirm like he did w/ Demi concerning Paige vs. Jennel. More fake tv drama.

  • dawnage01

    Who’s excited for next week’s theme? *cricket cricket*

  • Kesia Monteith

    Well, the judges made that decision now, so what does it matter what I prefer? ;)

  • funguy10

    Not surprised there’s no vote rankings anymore. After Idol stole it there’s no way they would try it again.

  • shell29

    Another lame theme week. Sigh.

  • tammy

    I heard that they were also going to show 1D performing Midnight Memories in addition to Story of My Life… oh well, maybe another time I guess

  • vd88

    UGH big band versions of pop songs, I can’t wait!

  • vd88

    Oh yeah I forgot the audience made her change her mind and she picked him after they kept yelling for it. That was the only smart decision she ever made by not picking him originally.

  • elliegrll

    I think that they had to realize that revealing the rankings was bad for the ratings.

  • Amy Beth

    Wouldn’t it be pop versions of big band songs?

  • Guest

    This show is supposed to be about creating current pop stars and they choose Big Band week?? WTF

  • Guest

    She’s from Manhattan where no one cares that she is there unlike small towns where the contestants are on the newspapers and stuff. Also her demographic (young white girl) is voting for Restless Road.

  • Guest

    RR must’ve been low in the voting last week so Simon gave them the pimp stop AGAIN. Only reason they were safe prbly

  • vd88

    No with this show they’ll do pop songs and turn them into big band versions, be prepared for Miley Cyrus’s Wrecking Ball song to be sung.

  • Damien Roberts

    Surprised Khaya is gone…despite being a little overrated she definitely was one of the better contestants.

  • Leo Incredible

    Big band, really? I think they’re now actively trying to make this show the worst it could possibly be, so i am officially done with it.

  • hayes

    LOL at these themes. They’re doing whatever UKXF is doing. Watch out for love songs, songs from movies, and disco in the coming weeks.

  • Wfish88

    Has a judge ever voted their own act home???

  • Garrett Clayman

    she had to send one of them home. None in the US but in the UK Simon has done it

  • breakdown

    So dramatic zzzzzzzzzzzzz.

  • LindaR

    I love how Carlito started from low voice then go up a little higher. Nice tone when he sing in lower register. I’m glad he was saved.

  • macfae

    That was a bad choice and mediocre performance. I was sure she was going to be in the bottom
    Restless Road was bad But I knew they would get voted through.

  • Henrique Mendes

    “they’re all good solo singers (unlike Restless Road and Fifth Harmony)”
    I think fifth harmony are great solo singers! Its their harmonies that are the weakest part

  • dominokidd

    I can’t take critiques of singers seriously from someone who thinks the girls in Fifth Harmony aren’t good solo singers. As I said in my post last week, Melinda Doolittle said of them on Reality Watch last season, “All five of them heffas can sing.”

  • Mateja Praznik

    When it comes to choosing which contestants to put into groups and which to put through as solo artists, singing ability isn’t the be all end all.

    Sure, often girlband or boyband members aren’t strong solo singers (Louis from One Direction, Jesy from Little Mix), but often it’s about how contestants stand out as soloists. For example, Perrie Edwards from Little Mix is a pretty strong singer, but the girls category that year had contestants such as Misha B, Amelia Lily and Janet Devlin and I think the producers saw those singers as better complete packages. Perrie, Jesy, Jade and Leigh Ann are all pretty girls, but each on her own wouldn’t get to the live shows.

    It was the same with One Direction. Many fans were pissed when Liam Payne was put in a group, but the 5 boys that were put in a boyband just wouldn’t get far as soloists. And Matt Cardle, Aiden Grimshaw, Paiije Richardson and Nicolo Festa were better solo-singer packages as a whole. But the 5 rejected boys put together were a much better package than any of the solo singers in the boys category. Even though one of them ended up winning.

    I think it was the same with Fifth Harmony, even though I’m under the impression that solo singers on XF USA aren’t as strong package-wise as those on the UK show. I just think TPTB saw those 5 girls and thought that they could work together in a girlband.