X Factor 3 Top 8 Live Blog, Recap and VIDEOS

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Join me tonight. Because for some reason, they decided Big Band Week would be a good idea. And yes, this show has not been cancelled. The song spoilers leave me wondering… why are the Over 25′s the only ones doing Big Band?

Michael Buble performs at the top of the show. He performs You Make Me Feel So Young.

1) Rion Paige- Swingin’
Rion is dedicating her song to her mom. Rion has choreography tonight. I think she started off the song a little flat to be honest. Her mic volume is also a little quiet for some reason. In parts, she’s outplayed by the band. I do think it was important for her to do uptempo at some point, and I appreciate it. This isn’t a good vocal though, and in the world of downloads, I don’t think this will get a lot. She was so good last week, this is a step back. That little yodel near the end? Weak. She closed it with a belted note that was literally the best note in the entire song (and the loudest). I do think she has more stage presence than I thought she’d have in this, I just wasn’t crazy about the vocal. Kelly says she put her diva hat on. Paulina loves that Rion gives more and more. Simon asks her if she chose it, and Rion says she begged for it. Simon says it was the perfect song for her, and calls her cute as a cupcake. Demi thinks it was her best performance (really? last week was pretty great).

My Grade: B- (Edited from a C+)

To vote for Rion Paige:
You can vote online at THEXFACTORUSA.COM until 10AM PT THURSDAY, and you can vote up to 50 TIMES.
You can also use the X-Factor USA app (voting is counted alongside the online voting)
You can text 11 to 21523
You can call 1-855-THE XF 11 (lines open only for two hours)
You can also vote using Shazam!

2) Restless Road- Life Is A Highway
They love kids and puppies! They give thanks to Uncle Bill, who died in an airshow. Simon acknowledges that it is big band week, but he chose a country song. LOL. Can everyone just opt out of the theme every week? Cause that would be awesome. Big Ears sounds bizarre during his solo. What’s up with the sound techs this week? Everyone sounds muted underneath the band. Did they not have a tech rehearsal? When the song picks up and they come off the steps, it actually sounds pretty good. Finally these boys are singing an appropriate song. I still think they all three are weak soloists. I think One Direction works because those boys can actually sing. These three are just so-so singers. This is definitely their best performance to date. Kelly says they worked really hard this week, and they were more cohesive. Demi says they look like stars, and it is her favorite performance. Paulina loves them. Simon says they chose the song. But… earlier… he said he chose it. So confused.

My Grade: B

To vote for Restless Road:
You can vote online at THEXFACTORUSA.COM until 10AM PT THURSDAY, and you can vote up to 50 TIMES.
You can also use the X-Factor USA app (voting is counted alongside the online voting)
You can text 10 to 21523
You can call 1-855-THE XF 10 (lines open only for two hours)
You can also vote using SHAZAM!

3) Jeff Gutt- Feeling Good
Jeff is frustrated that it hasn’t worked out for him yet. He’s dedicating this to his dad, which means X-Factor has surprised him with a visit from his dad, which I don’t think Jeff knew about because he falls apart immediately. It was nice to see that Jeff has other family members (other than his son). Jeff performs near the top of the show again this week, when he should have been flipped toward the end. He’s also doing the overdone Feeling Good. Honestly, I don’t like his rock growl on this song, and I’m kinda bored to tears. Jeff still delivers the best (most on pitch) vocal of the night so far. I’m just not a fan of the song choice, at all. I think I’m in the minority, cause the audience response was ridiculous. Demi says he killed it. Paulina loved the masculinity. Simon thought it was fantastic. This is the happiest judging panel all season. Simon loves his dad, and thinks Jeff deserves a break. He says it is Jeff’s best performance. Kelly wants to download it. Jeff acknowledges how many other artists have their own versions of that song.

My Grade: B-

To vote for Jeff Gutt:
You can vote online at THEXFACTORUSA.COM until 10AM PT THURSDAY, and you can vote up to 50 TIMES.
You can also use the X-Factor USA app (voting is counted alongside the online voting)
You can text 5 to 21523
You can call 1-855-THE XF 05 (lines open only for two hours)
You can also vote using SHAZAM!

Honestly, am I the only one who thinks that eliminating TWO people on Thanksgiving is a bit harsh? I would have eliminated 2 the first week, and then only sent home one this week instead.

4) Josh Levi- Treasure
Josh loves his grandma. He’s doing this for her. Josh is surprised by his Grandma. Josh is ready to work harder than he ever has. I’m not a huge fan of this arrangement, but I think Josh is doing great with what he’s been given. He’s got tons of charisma, and each week I buy him more and more as a potential recording artist. He’s everything that Marcus Canty wanted to be, but just wasn’t. Josh works the audience like a pro. Cool finish to the song. Not my favorite Josh Levi performance, but one of the stronger performances of the night. Kelly says that Josh let us into his world this week. Kelly says he has so much charisma. Josh says it was because of his grandma being here. Demi thinks that Josh putting the hat on that random girl was adorable. Simon’s slight criticism is that the choreography dated him a bit. Paulina says he’s fantastic.

My Grade: B+

To vote for Josh:
You can vote online at THEXFACTORUSA.COM until 10AM PT THURSDAY, and you can vote up to 50 TIMES.
You can also use the X-Factor USA app (voting is counted alongside the online voting)
You can text 6 to 21523
You can call 1-855-THE XF 06 (lines open only for two hours)
You can also vote using Shazam!

I’m still waiting to be blown away. I’ve edited my grade for Rion, because I think the mic issues were messing with my ability to hear the song. I went back and heard it, turning my TV waaaaaaaay up. It was a bit better than I thought. I still think she had too many pitch issues to ignore.

I do read the comments as we go along. I ranked Restless Road higher than Jeff because I didn’t like Feeling Good as a song for Jeff. I didn’t think his voice was right for the song, and it bored me. Restless Road sang an appropriate song for once. So I didn’t hate it.

5) Carlito Olivero-La Copa De La Vida/Maria
He’s dedicating this performance to his family this week. He’s hoping to pull himself out of the bottom this week. I think honestly that this was the best performance of the night, and a real game changer for Carlito. He actually seemed like a legit act this week. He should do more of this, because I think he might have actually saved himself this week. Kelly said it seemed like he was actually having fun. Demi says it was amazing, and her favorite performance of his. Demi says he has a real place in the market, and says he was a star then. Simon says he showed who he should be, and looked really comfortable. Simon says Carlito came back fighting. I agree. Paulina loves him. He gives a shoutout to Tim. He deserves to stay.

My Grade: A

To vote for Carlito:
You can vote online at THEXFACTORUSA.COM until 10AM PT THURSDAY, and you can vote up to 50 TIMES.
You can also use the X-Factor USA app (voting is counted alongside the online voting)
You can text 2 to 21523
You can call 1-855-THE XF 02 (lines open only for two hours)
You can also vote using SHAZAM.

Massive filler about getting ready for the show.

6) Alex and Sierra- I Knew You Were Trouble
Alex is thankful for Sierra. Falling Slowly plays in the background. I hope they sing that at some point. Sierra dedicates this to Alex. Will Alex propose in the finale? Alex has lost his guitar this week. They are out of their element this week. For the first time, this doesn’t sound like a song that would be on their album. That being said, I think it’s a cool arrangement, and definitely one of the stronger performances of the night. Sierra has a long solo verse this week to showcase her vocals. I’m a little worried that this is so different that their fans might not feel compelled to vote this week. I hope they do, because even though it’s not 100% pure Alex and Sierra, I really liked it. Kelly calls Sierra a 10. She wasn’t crazy about the version, but thought they sounded great together. She loved Sierra’s charisma this week. Demi says that Alex and Sierra made her like the arrangement, even though it’s so different. Paulina loves how they love each other. Simon says Sierra delivered a great vocal.

My Grade: A- (yes, I liked Carlito more)

To vote for Alex and Sierra:
You can vote online at THEXFACTORUSA.COM until 10AM PT THURSDAY, and you can vote up to 50 TIMES.
You can also use the X-Factor USA app (voting is counted alongside the online voting)
You can text 1 to 21523
You can call 1-855-THE XF 01 (lines open only for two hours)
You can also vote using SHAZAM!

7) Lillie McCloud- Summertime
Lillie dedicates her song to her fiance Terry. She’s been in abusive relationships before, and loves that Terry supports her. We’ve heard this song a lot of times before. It’s a pretty solid choice for her. This version is a little jazzier than the original that GEORGE GERSHWIN wrote for Porgy and Bess. I like it, even if it seems a little dated. Lillie reminds people that she is the best singer in the competition, and looks great doing it. I don’t think this is quite the breakthrough that last week was, but it’s a great follow-up. You can’t always top yourself, and sometimes it just has to be about keeping that momentum going. Demi says Lillie’s been hiding her range, and she’s blown away. Paulina says Lillie always delivers. Simon says Lucky Terry. Simon loved the last note, but wanted Lillie to get off that elevated stage and let go. He wanted it more raw. Lillie talks back to Simon, who keeps telling her she’s too Broadway and moving too much. Mario hurries Lillie along (we have 30 minutes and one performer, you can calm down Mario). Kelly tells Simon to shut up. Mario seems to hint that everyone is singing again tonight.

My Grade: A-

To vote for Lillie:
You can vote online at THEXFACTORUSA.COM until 10AM PT THURSDAY, and you can vote up to 50 TIMES.
You can also use the X-Factor USA app (voting is counted alongside the online voting)
You can text 8 to 21523
You can call 1-855-THE XF 08 (lines open only for two hours)
You can also vote using SHAZAM.

Everyone will perform in a final face off, after Ellona.

8) Ellona Santiago- Mama Knows Best
Ellona dedicates the song to her sister. Her sister has stage 4 cancer. Wow. Ellona’s sister surprises her in the middle of her practicing. I was moved most by this package. Cancer is serious, and stage 4 is serious. I feel for Ellona. Within the first few notes, I can tell that the puppet is gone. The confidence… the vocals… I can’t even. #fierce. Ellona is back! This was incredible. My favorite performance of hers all season, and one of my favorites of anyone this season. Standing O from all 4 judges. Kelly says that was her best performance. Paulina loves that she’s in command. She calls her a superstar. Simon calls it a game changer. Simon tells her to lose the dancers, and just do a solo. Simon says she’s an incredible singer. Simon thinks she can win. Simon also sends his love to Ellona’s sister. Demi is proud of her, and her story touched everyone. Demi also thinks Ellona can win. If she keeps performing like that, then hell yeah.

My Grade: A+

To vote for Ellona Santiago:
You can vote online at THEXFACTORUSA.COM until 10AM PT THURSDAY, and you can vote up to 50 TIMES.
You can also use the X-Factor USA app (voting is counted alongside the online voting)
You can text 4 to 21523
You can call 1-855-THE XF 04 (lines open only for two hours)
You can also vote using SHAZAM!

The Final Face Off: Cry Me A River
Michael Buble mentored this group performance. He seems really hands on. “Well, prove it, Beeyotch.” Quote of the night from Michael Buble. Jeff opens the song, followed by Carlito. Both are OK. Rion follows up, and I actually like her little solo line better than her performance earlier tonight. Restless Road sounds out of place. Ellona and Lillie kill their lines. Josh is drowned out by screams, but has a solid run. Alex and Sierra were alright. As far as group performances go, this was way better than almost everything I’ve ever heard on Idol.

Mario asks the judges who stood out:

Kelly liked Ellona, Lillie, Josh, and Alex and Sierra, but not Restless Road.
Demi liked Ellona, Josh, and Carlito. She didn’t like Lillie.
Paulina liked Josh, Carlito, and Ellona. She didn’t like Jeff.
Simon says you can’t judge people on three lines, and says that Ellona has had an outstanding night.

My Grade: B+

My Grades for Solo Performances:
Ellona Santiago- A+
Carlito Olivero- A
Lillie McCloud- A-
Alex and Sierra- A-
Josh Levi- B+
Restless Road- B
Rion Paige- B-
Jeff Gutt- B-

In Danger: Lillie McCloud (talking back to the judges never pans out), Restless Road (their time is almost up) , Rion Paige (mic issues, performed first, and it wasn’t her best). I think Jeff’s package helped humanize him more this week, I think he could be in the bottom, but I think the other three are more in danger. At worst, Jeff might have to sing for his life. I doubt he’s in 8th place. I think one of the other 3 will be in 8th.

 
  • genius13

    What is this head to head challenge Mario was talking about

  • Blirel

    just tuning in anyone here whats happened

  • Blirel

    tommorow 1 act goes home automatically and then the next 2 face off the judges decide unless it is 2 to 2 with the judges it goes to the votes never watched before?

  • fuzzywuzzy

    Oh. Michael Buble was an advisor? I wonder what he thinks of the songs that aren’t BB? lol

  • Blirel

    ik he is good surprised no one did his songs like haven’t met u yet

  • Blirel

    lets comment about every performance and have fun tonight

  • Blirel

    surprised we have got a new person tuning in

  • Abraao

    this is what I have to follow the show, as long as I cant watch it from Brazil :(

  • Blirel

    can u even watch after the show on youtube actually there are ways u can find a live stream on tv

  • genius13

    I know that part but the way Mario described it made it seem like there was something new happening tonight

  • Blirel

    I wonder who is 1st

  • Blirel

    i see sorry misinterperted becuz i just saw it on my dvr sorry of the mispellings

  • Abraao

    my connection is not good enough so I cant connect to any live stream :o

  • Blirel

    i play band trombone thats nice that some performances will have them

  • Blirel

    hopefully rion keeps doing good

  • fuzzywuzzy

    Well, there’s a “big band” onstage, so I guess that makes whatever the contestants sing as “big band” songs. lol

  • Blirel

    yeah they gave her choreography becuz she needed that

  • Blirel

    yeah actually a and s arrangement sounds like a big band song they put a twist on itunes it sounds modern and old sound great you should check it out

  • elliegrll

    Celebrities taking up time to perform on performances nights is just wrong.

  • Blirel

    ha ha so dumb but im glad there is more modern songs also why to they give rion that ugly mic they should at least make it smaller

  • Blirel

    shes doing good but didnt put a big band twist on it

  • fuzzywuzzy

    Rion is pretty good tonight. Best I’ve heard her.

  • shell29

    Happy to see Rion moving around more. She sounds a bit shaky though.

  • Blirel

    that seemed long but good

  • Lexie O’Neill

    Um, what did they do to that song? Break dancing to John Anderson? If the man weren’t still alive, he’d be turning over in his grave. Ugh.

  • Blirel

    i dont get it alls i know she did good and i hate country

  • scoobynacks

    Not really, they’ve got 8 acts and are trying to fill 2 hrs plus have a legitimate Big Band singer to cover up how many of their acts aren’t even trying to be Big Band. Can’t blame them–actually I can, but not for having Buble perform. More for the wretched song choices.

  • scoobynacks

    Jeff Gutt’s gonna be thankful for his son, isn’t he? Ugh. Can we all just agree to mentally make the reference so they can skip that package every week?

  • fuzzywuzzy

    But it still wasn’t a BB song.

  • fuzzywuzzy

    Jeff has a son? Really? lol

  • Blirel

    ur being sarcastic right

  • Nedsdag

    By the way, Jeff has a son.

  • Blirel

    ik but atleast they put a twist better than nothin

  • carola99

    Rion sounded great and most likely will go on to the top 6.
    The thing about her is that she is too young and I just don´t see her succeeding outside this show. Just keeping it real.

  • Amy Beth

    I’m probably going to hell for this, but that outfit somehow made Rion look like her head was too big for her body, almost like a little person. That’s not part of her disability is it?

  • listening

    Rion was good the vocal sounded on point the only thing was it felt like she was a bit overwhelmed by the band sort of difficult to hear/understand what she was saying. But I loved her stage presence. I had mentioned earlier that I thought they should give her a mic attached to her head. I noticed before that she would be very passionate but she’d exhibit it by simply stomping her foot, it got a bit excessive. I thought let the girl motor around the stage she can handle it. It’s nice to be proven right.

  • Blirel

    i kinda agree and they always give her a huge head mic they have smaller right cuz it makes her mouth look huge with that mic why do they giver her that and her dress looked like a 20 year olds dress

  • Blirel

    they gave her a big mic why couldnt they give her a small better mic

  • Blirel

    thx for being honest i love how u tell ur opinion

  • Lexie O’Neill

    Well, country music is my thing. And I think, if I can figure out anything from this crazy show, that Rion wants to be a country singer. If she does, she should actually sing a country song as, well, a country song.

  • fuzzywuzzy

    Amy Beth, you were right. Mario just pointed out the “25-piece X-Factor Band”, which seems to confirm that the number of musicians is what makes the songs “Big Band”. lol

  • scoobynacks

    Ha, I knew it. Simon was totally throwing Khaya under the bus with the ‘do you like animals’ question. He saw her go home and makes a crack about Restless Road liking animals, puppies, etc.

  • Blirel

    it did sound great

  • fuzzywuzzy

    Ah, they add a bit of saxophone and suddenly this song is BB. lol

  • scoobynacks

    That first guy sounded like what you’d get if Aaron Neville sang country.

  • Blirel

    restless road sounds strange that they r dedcating all to zachs uncle and they sound bad so far also the band doesn’t sound jazzy colton sounds bad

  • fuzzywuzzy

    Also, these guys think that wearing suits/tuxedos make their performance BB. lol This show is hilarious!

  • listening

    Hmmm Restless Road sounds a bit muffled too, maybe the band is just set up too loud.

  • Blirel

    they sound bad the harmonies and unison is bad solos aren’t bad but nothing special i don’t like there tone and think they should get cut does anyone agree? i disagree with the judges

  • fuzzywuzzy

    It may be just me, but I don’t think that these guys sound good together at all.

  • Nedsdag

    The one in the middle needs to be a solo artist. By the way, is anyone going to sing actual big band songs tonight?

  • Blirel

    i can understand paulina better this week maybe she just hated tim who was way better than carlito

  • shell29

    It’s not just you.

  • Jack

    true… u are right! but if the song choice was the performers decision and it started out as an actual “big band” theme, i think “not” choosing that genre is a component(not all) worth commenting on.

  • fuzzywuzzy

    Whenever I watch this show, I can’t believe that the judges are watching the same performance than I am. The judges praise performances that I think are really bad.

  • LJ

    It’s not just you. I thought it was borderline horrible.

  • Blirel

    yeah jeff is singing feeling good and lillie is singing summertime

  • teekee

    Not even a “Big Band” can shut up this loud audience.lol

  • carola99

    Sorry but those harmonies were rough. Really these guys need to go home already. They are just not working..

  • fuzzywuzzy

    They don’t have to because on the X-Factor “Big Band” only means that there are 25 musicians onstage to accompany whatever the contestants want to sing. lol

  • vd88

    Jeff and Lillie, the overs because they’re the only ones who got with this damn theme about.

  • Blirel

    wait r they gonna have a group faceout idk

  • Amy Beth

    For the love of Jove, Life is a Highway isn’t a country song. It’s a song that was covered by a country group. Has no one heard the original?

  • genius13

    WTH Is this new head to head thing

  • Blirel

    idk i wonder if they just did that to get advice from michael or if they r showing this hopefully they show it im interested

  • vd88

    I just don’t like Restless Road. I hate when they try to force us to like a group that aren’t actually that good like Emblem 3 last season.

  • Blirel

    yes i have it is by tom cochrane it is better it is rock and more mellow

  • Blirel

    ik

  • carola99

    It´s definitely not just you. They just can´t sing in tune together.
    Really it was bad, pain for my ears.

  • fuzzywuzzy

    Are the songs on iTunes studio versions? When did that happen?

  • Blirel

    i disagree with sirmac tonight i thought rion was much better than RR

  • carola99

    I feel the same! But I think after so many years of singing reality shows the audience knows better and hopefully vote them off soon. Many people dislike them already.

  • Blirel

    yeah but u have to type in the artist

  • Blirel

    alex and sierra sound great in studio

  • fuzzywuzzy

    It sounds like the “knockout” round of The Voice.

  • carola99

    Me too. Rion was million times better.

  • Holden17C

    These Road guys are terrible. I can’t understand why the panel is gushing over them. Doesn’t anyone critique anymore? All of these singing shows have turned into love fests.

  • Blirel

    does anyone know who is next

  • Blirel

    ik

  • scoobynacks

    The judges are saying what Simon wants them to say about Restless Road. It’s like they’re afraid to contradict him. How much is overt on his part and how much do they just know in terms of not crossing Simon? He got fans on Idol by being blunt and truthful. He wonders why everybody’s dogging on XF. It’s stuff like this. The judges are saying yes, but my ears are saying no.

  • Blirel

    im interested to see if the judges remember carly’s version if they will mention me i think that he will fail

  • scoobynacks

    There it is, reference to Jeff’s son and actual footage to accompany it. Everybody do another shot. I say another because you should’ve already begun drinking this evening.

  • fuzzywuzzy

    This guy is pretty heavy on the backstory.

  • mfcg1122

    I loved Restless Road. I think given the amount of time they have been a group they are doing great.

  • Blirel

    i heard the show will be renewed and simon will return to the uk version and im guessing we will have demi and kelly and 2 others

  • listening

    I’m sorry Restless Road just isn’t working for me and it’s sad because I loved the concept. But it’s not happening they don’t blend well together. Whenever they perform they just seem like random bits thrown together, They seem so piece-mealed together like Frankenstien’s monster, then someone stood back and said Tada. Oh and another thing they’re not vocally strong they’re just okay. I don’t care how many puppies you love it aint enough.

    I just wish Simon had found 3 other country boys who could blend together and look comfortable on stage, b/c it aint them,

  • Nedsdag

    Jeff needs Adam Lambert’s pink lighted steps in order to sing this song.

  • carola99

    I think Jeff is doing a great job so far..

  • Blirel

    jeff’s falseto is good and i like this performance not carly good but best yet performance of what i have heard

  • Blirel

    same here best yet

  • carola99

    I hear ya! I just hope they get voted off soon. Enough of forcing them to the audience. Hope the viewers are smarter than that.

  • Blirel

    i like it he didn’t copy carly so i don’t think they should can compare i love the falseto and deep part he sounds like a great polished rock star

  • shell29

    Even though this song has been done to death, I give points to Jeff for actually doing a BB song and trying to changing it up a little bit. Not bad.

  • carola99

    Jeff is the best so far. For sure.

  • fuzzywuzzy

    The first legit BB song. Not bad, a little pitchy in parts, and of course, they show his son. Better towards the end.

  • Amy Beth

    Hey someone is using the theme!

  • Sicola789

    Scotty M got ripped apart for doing the same song Rion did. IDGI.

  • Blirel

    yeah ur back

  • teekee

    Yeah. He handled that band too.

  • fuzzywuzzy

    Paulina sounds like she’s reading a script of comments.

  • Blirel

    i agree with standing ovation and the judges

  • H.A.

    That was the best performance by Jeff this season so far. That was very good. He put his own spin to it.

  • elliegrll

    I think it’s the arrangement and the singer’s delivery that determines whether or not a performance is “big band.” Depending on the arrangement and delivery a song can be gospel, rock, country, folk, etc.

  • Blirel

    he will bring back rock like imagine dragons has started i love jeff he is going up on MY LIST!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1

  • fuzzywuzzy

    Yeah, but that’s not much of a compliment. lol

  • listening

    Demi looked like she didn’t want to say something nice or like one of those half hearted compliments. But then all of the sudden she just started heavily praising them like she just thought what the heck. In for a penny in for a pound.

  • vd88

    Hopefully it happens soon because them acting like this group is actually worth anything is really annoying.

  • Blirel

    but that his best of the season

  • SDC69

    When Kelly said Diva hat to Rion I though she said Zebra hat and I was like omg what? :)

  • vd88

    Now that was actually good unlike that Restless Road shit.

  • listening

    I don’t care about Jeff, that is all.

  • vd88

    Listen I don’t care about Jeff either but I give credit when credit is due, he did good I’ll give him that.

  • fuzzywuzzy

    Do you have a link for that information?

  • fuzzywuzzy

    True, but for me, he loses points for exploiting his son.

  • Amy Beth

    She was visualizing Simon’s signature on her paycheck.

  • Blirel

    i don’t get sirmac he ranked jeff a b- and RR a b that is so wrong

  • H.A.

    I agree. I really wish he doesn’t always look like he just rolled out of bed.

  • Blirel

    yeah josh is next with i bet a showstopping performance “treasure”

  • listening

    Yep. :)

    Sad thing is tonight is soooo boring. I’m sort of forcing myself to post. And it’s so negative i’m like why bother and I must come off as an Ogre. LOL But the truth is the truth, so what can you do. It is what it is.

  • Ria.

    That will make the train wreck even worse! Demi and Kelly have shown themselves to be terrible judges of talent. I don’t even want to think of what this show will be like next season if this is true.

  • carola99

    Hoping Josh kills it..

  • fuzzywuzzy

    This show is a joke.

  • listening

    It was okay nothing to write home about.

  • http://talkinaboutmovies.blogspot.com Brenoga

    sooo, paulina forgot about carlito? why did she call josh levi her only boy?

  • fuzzywuzzy

    And hadn’t taken a shower. lol

  • Nedsdag

    Bruno Mars is Big Band? Who’d thunk it?

  • Blirel

    fail

  • Nedsdag

    Well, technically Josh is a boy. Carlito is 24-years-old.

  • Blirel

    Josh sounds good but about just as good as Josh still waiting for something bigger

  • Blirel

    ik

  • Max

    What’s going on this season with scheduling that both X Factor and Voice are doing double eliminations every week. Both shows have gone from12 to 10 to 8 now 6. Budget cuts? Doubles used to be rare & now they’re every week so we have fewer spontaneous live shows than ever before

  • H.A.

    Josh is so adorable I just want to squeeze him.

  • fuzzywuzzy

    Josh was OK.

  • fuzzywuzzy

    I get very irritated with the excessive praise from the judges.

  • listening

    I noticed that two and I was like oh did Carlito get eliminated w/out me knowing.

  • Blirel

    especially with the praise of RR

  • Nedsdag

    Did you see The Voice on Monday?

  • Max

    Maybe cuz carlito is a man.. Josh is a little boy
    . Like the black beiber

  • Karen C

    I thought Jeff was excellent, he had a terrific vocal. I’ve heard Muse do this song, and actually liked Jeff’s version better. I didn’t know what he was going to do tonight, but he really pulled it off.

  • listening

    It really sounded fake

  • forever504

    the voice has been doing that since season 3. On the first two seasons of the voice four people went home every week

  • Amy Beth

    Is there a word for the dance version of karaoke?

    That’s what it felt like to me. Like he was emulating every dance routine he’d ever seen.

  • fuzzywuzzy

    Yeah, but somehow it’s not the same. lol

  • Karen C

    I thought so too, it was excellent.

  • fuzzywuzzy

    I think that Paulina in particular, sounds very scripted in her comments.

  • Karen C

    I don’t really think he’s exploiting his son, but they do put a lot of emphasis on backstory on this show.

  • listening

    Josh felt kind of choreographed it wasn’t fluid.

  • carola99

    I loved Josh. He is so talented. He lights up the place..

  • shell29

    I don’t know if that was my favorite performance from Josh, but he’s adorable.

  • lola

    I posted on the wrong thread. Anyway they had to throw the dad in with the kid. However I thought that was Jeff’s best performance.

  • Blirel

    Carlito will be terrible doing spanish song and why didn’t they keep tim with the great voice

  • Max

    They’re all big band cuz there’s a big band behind them. Should have said big band classics, but they’ve always cheated on the tgenes

  • vd88

    He’s the one that needs a makeover.

  • elliegrll

    Maybe it was a spoiler. I guess we know at least one of the people who is going home tomorrow. LOL.

  • carola99

    Jeff is definitely top 6 after the backstory, dad son, etc plus a great performance. He is not my favorite but yeah, most likely he is safe.
    I have a feeling Carlito and Lillie will go home and they haven´t even sung yet. I mean, who else?

  • shell29

    X Factor had double eliminations last season too.

  • LJ

    Why does everyone keep talking about Jeff’s son? He’s talking about his life, which his son and dad are a part of. It’s no different than Rion’s disability being thrown in our face every week or Lillie’s almost career.

  • elliegrll

    Two different shows, two different performances, two sets of judges, and two different singers. I don’t understand what one has to do with the other.

  • Max

    The guy on the right of the screen is starting to get on my nerves. Something about him seems cocky or arrogant. I think he’s always been the hot popular kid.. But for some reason he’s turning me off more every time I see him

  • Blirel

    I think paulina means by my only one with josh and carlito is the one and only but why say it for both have different lines girl

  • Max

    Simon only needs them to last one more week. He can sign and push them regardless

  • Blirel

    WHY IS HE HERE INSTEAD OF TIM?

  • vd88

    So Alex and Sierra are going last, one of Simon’s groups going last again. *SIGH*

  • Blirel

    nice wish carlito but ur dead meat ur getting cut why did he pick a spanish song this is the USA!!!!!!!

  • Nedsdag

    First Bruno Mars is Big Band, now Ricky Martin is too?

    Now I’ve heard everything!

  • Blirel

    hes actually doing ok but he bugs me and i want him cut with RR cut

  • Blirel

    Why is it long it is boring me the crap get this object of tv

  • elliegrll

    This is a good performance from Carlito, who has sucked during the past two weeks.

  • Blirel

    it just means it has a instrument in the backround

  • Blirel

    ik he just bugs me

  • H.A.

    Carlito needs to go Latin. That is where he will find success.

  • Max

    Carlton is reminding me so much how he is NOT Ricky Martin… BAD BAD karaoke impression. And don’t understand why the cast of Chicago are thebackgr dancers?

  • lola

    Carlito was getting a little ummmm sexy there for a second.

  • fuzzywuzzy

    It’s neo-Big Band. lol

  • Blirel

    1st good performance from him ever still BORED me

  • carola99

    I have to say Carlito rocked it tonight! Great job!

  • elliegrll

    The USA where a heck of a lot of people speak Spanish and enjoy Spanish music. I don’t see the problem.

  • Nedsdag

    I wish Carlito would STFU while the judges are talking.

  • elliegrll

    He’s here because unlike Tim, Carlito actually has a pulse.

  • fuzzywuzzy

    Yeah, I felt so too. To be fair, though, it’s really tough to shine doing a Ricky Martin song.

  • shell29

    I enjoyed that-good job Carlito!

  • H.A.

    I’m telling you the Latina girls will go nuts for Carlito.

  • listening

    Tim is Booooooooorrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrinnnnnnngggggggggg.

  • Blirel

    well tim will be the next ed sheeran and jason mraz

  • Blirel

    whatever just stinking by fellow minnesotans becuz he is amazing i love carlito for supporting Tim

  • Karen C

    I don’t think so, he has the look for the type of music he does. He looks fine to me.

  • Blirel

    I’m gonna support Carlito now becuz he supports tim

  • Blirel

    i want lillie and RR to go home

  • carola99

    Me too!

  • listening

    I’ve heard Ed Sheeran sing and I actually feel something when he does. Also Ed sounds current and not dated/old fashioned.

  • Adrian Sewell

    Um Lillie isn’t going anywhere but I can do without RR and Rion

  • carola99

    I am gonna vote for Carlito tonight. Maybe he still has a chance.
    I rather see Restless Road, Rion or Ellona go before him. He was really good. Deserves to stay JMHO.

  • listening

    I felt so bad for Carlito when he said it felt like America hated him. It was so sad.

  • Blirel

    just becuz carlito rocked it and supports Tim becuz before tonight i wanted carlito and RR to go home

  • Blirel

    only cuz tonight he rocked the house down and i don’t like spanish music

  • Blirel

    ik i love that he sticks by Tim and vice versa

  • listening

    Carlito was one of the better performers of the night but then that wasn’t hard to do. He had energy still needs to work on his dancing though.

  • fuzzywuzzy

    So this is like one long commercial for Covergirl cosmetics. lol

  • Blirel

    wtf alex and sierra and Lillie

  • listening

    He did have his moments. Yummy

  • Blirel

    my hopefully fav performance and my fav act will rock

  • yaddabing

    I watched TSOM special so I missed the first hour. From the comments, I don’t think I missed anything.

  • Blirel

    yeah rion was ok RR was terrible Jeff was good but not great and Carlito was somehow amazing

  • yaddabing

    I Knew You Were Trouble is……..big band?

    oh my

  • lola

    Now Alex & Sierra really seem like they are doing the show’s theme! Nice job!

  • LJ

    Oh God… They sound worse on this song than the original artist, and that’s saying a lot.

  • H.A.

    I hate breaking up a cute couple but Alex is the real star here. He may consider going solo.

  • Karen C

    Alex and Sierra are doing the opposite of what they should do, taking a new song and make it sound old. It really reminds me of Sonny and Cher too.

  • Nedsdag

    Holy crap, this is awesome! Alex & Sierra FTW!!!!

  • Blirel

    this is the perfect week for a and s fits there style i love this version best performance by far yet wow!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! i love this i might just buy my first song from a show since melanie amaro’s man in the mirror i love sierras uniqueness in this wow is all I can say in my opinion!!!!!!!!

  • vd88

    Why did they turn this song into a Big Band song, this doesn’t sound right.

  • shell29

    Um…Sierra is not sounding good at all tonight. Better let Alex carry you.

  • Blirel

    I really liked this disagreeing with most ppl

  • elliegrll

    I had the opposite opinion during the first few rounds of competition. Sierra has an amazing voice, and Alex didn’t start to show that he could sing too until they performed Blurred Lines.

    Alex has the musical knowledge, but with time Sierra will gain confidence and learn how to use that awesome voice.

  • listening

    Oh My Gosh it took me a while to realize what Alex and Sierra were singing. I’m liking it they turned I Knew You Were Trouble into a big band song and it’s working. I actually love it, very creative. I’m glad it wasn’t hippiefied

  • CaioF

    Sorry. While this is Carlito style, this was pure karaoke.

  • yaddabing

    Simon seriously needs to shut the hell up with these “witches” comments about the girls.

  • LJ

    Great vocal? What was he listening to?

  • Blirel

    i totally agree that should get a A+ best performance of night also what is the final showcase tonight that mario is telling about

  • Dana Rimons

    I feel like I need to go hide under a rock because I am SO in the minority but I really enjoyed the Restless Road boys tonight. I thought the song them to a t. I’ll be a voting.

    *runs to nearest hole*

  • Ria.

    He needs to fire everyone again.

  • shell29

    I was getting Sonny & Cher vibes from them too. They’d be perfect for a cute, cheesy little variety show.

  • Blirel

    sorry i disagree becuz Alex and Sierra brought it down and Carlito and jeff also did pretty good

  • H.A.

    I think that’s the problem Sierra lacks experience and confidence but she is cute as a button and can actually sing. They are cute together and think there is a market for them. They remind me of a modern day Sonny and Cher.

  • Bugme Nomor

    Sierra seen crying. Female judges followed the “redemption” script. Yeah, A&S will be safe.

  • vd88

    LOL worked like a charm.

  • Dana Rimons

    No I know, opinions make the world go around and its awesome to see differing opinions. I just know I am in the total minority here so that’s why I said something haha.

  • Blirel

    Next is Mrs.boring grandma

  • fuzzywuzzy

    When Simon makes those “Witches of Eastwick” kind of comments, it’s a huge turnoff for me.

  • mfcg1122

    Carlito and A&S will go home. If not A&S it will be Lillie.
    Restless Road isnt going anywhere yet. They are from three different states which gives them ALOT of votes and they have country fans votes.

  • shell29

    I like A&S but I think Alex is the stronger singer in that duo. Normally I like Sierra’s voice but I don’t think she sounded good tonight. Overall I thought their performance was OK.

  • fuzzywuzzy

    The emphasis on backstory on this show is much worse than on any other show.

  • Ria.

    IMO Alex and Sierra are the best act on this show by far. They are different and original. I think they both sing great. And they try to do something different every week.

  • Nedsdag

    Whenever I hear someone singing “Summertime,” I think of Fantasia’s version.

  • shell29

    I think they’ve really laid it on thick this season.

  • Blirel

    lillie is going down each week missing many notes but hitting some big ones not sure what to thinkshes just mediocre aretha whitney wannabe

  • H.A.

    I think I will go and listen to Fantasia’s version after this.

  • Blirel

    wow nailing huge notes but missing the easy notes with voice cracks and nasally her voice is annoying

  • shell29

    A&S seem to be pretty popular-I’d be shocked if they went home tomorrow.

  • Ria.

    If the judges get the opportunity, they will send home Alex and Sierra. On this show they always send home the best act they can.

  • H.A.

    Lillie lacked the emotion for this song. I didn’t feel a thing.

  • Nedsdag

    Not Fantasia, but Lillie was good. She’ll be back.

  • listening

    There’s one thing that keeps running through my head every time I hear Paulina. I keep hearing how Simon said something like I made a mistake making Britney a Judge I hired someone who couldn’t talk. And then he goes and picks Paulina who always looks like she’s struggling w/ her words which is understandable it being her second language. So it’s cool she knows another language but umm it isn’t working here.

    I’m just like umm Simon there’s something you should know about Paulina.

  • fuzzywuzzy

    Paulina sounds like she’s been high the entire show. lol

  • Blirel

    but she missed some notes but relistening to it she sounded great hitting big notes only missing a few unoticeable but she was pretty good but agree with simon

  • H.A.

    I agree with Simon. That song is a powerful song and she left me cold.

  • Dana Rimons

    Careful with the talking back, Lillie. That never helps with votes.

  • Derrick Johnson

    She was no Fantasia.

  • Nedsdag

    I think Simon is going after Lillie because he saw Fantasia.

  • fuzzywuzzy

    This conflict between the judges is not entertaining. It seems mean spirited.

  • Blirel

    I like her standing up becuz simon is confusing quite often WOW I LOVE KELLY TELLING SIMON TO SHUT UP U TELL HIM!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Blirel

    computers dead sorry bye

  • Blirel

    is a act going home tonight with that special final showdown

  • H.A.

    Can you blame him.

  • Blirel

    sux computer dead bye

  • Ria.

    No, she did herself no favors with that. She thinks it is confusing that he wants her to not be too theatrical AND to not just stand there? She can’t see a middle ground there?

  • listening

    Did Elona sing? Hmm I must of missed her did I totally zone out during the show, so weird. Nevermind Mario just said she’s performing.

  • shell29

    Simon wanted a Fantasia performance but that’s not Lillie. I thought she did well.

  • LJ

    Lillie is right, just two or three weeks ago Simon told her to scale it back, then last week, Demi told her to pull out her range. She can’t win for losing.

  • LJ

    Better mentor, I disagree. Both of Kelly’s acts were better than his tonight.

  • listening

    bye maybe next time.

  • dawnage01

    I enjoyed Lillie’s performance &….Simon should really keep a lid on it. I like Restless Road, but their vocals were not hot tonight. They were flat & Lillie gave us more of her range & vocal intricacies. The boys have a lot to learn in the vocal department.

  • fuzzywuzzy

    I’m finding Simon incredibly annoying and irritating on this show.

  • carola99

    Those Restless Road boys just need to go home all ready.
    Everyone has been better than them so far. Hope America wakes up and sends them home ASAP.

  • carola99

    I have to admit that Lillie left me cold with that rendition.

  • carola99

    He is just in bad mood because X Factor never did well here in the US.

  • H.A.

    I think Lillie would have done better with My Funny Valentine.

  • vd88

    What exactly are they doing later, a sing off or something?

  • yaddabing

    omw at the sob stories.

    (I hope she does get better though)

  • Ria.

    How are any of these acts going to make it in the entertainment business if they can not be away from home for a few weeks?

  • fuzzywuzzy

    I think that is poisoning the entire show.

  • dawnage01

    Okay, Ellona….testify, gurl. SANG!!!!

  • tufar

    *not* cole porter. gershwin. just sayin’.

  • vd88

    He’s actually poisoning his own show.

  • H.A.

    This is a good all around performance by Ellona. Now that was entertaining.

  • Nedsdag

    Ellona was fine until the end.

  • fuzzywuzzy

    I thought that was entertaining. Very good.

  • Ria.

    I blame the girls. Demi talks over him all the time. They act like he has no business speaking. Then they praise completely forgettable acts and pick apart the ones who can sing.

  • shell29

    I love the energy Ellona brings to her performances. I think she lost it a little bit vocally towards the end (she started strong) but overall she’s just a fierce little thing.

  • listening

    Ummm Ellona seemed a little manic near the end.

  • dawnage01

    Ellona is a beast. She has some great soul chops!!!

  • forever504

    Amber from the voice was better singing that song IMO ellona was all over the place

  • http://www.macthemovieguy.com SirMac

    My bad. LOL. You are SOOO right. I can’t believe I had that brainfart. Thanks.

  • nycguy

    Dare I say it? Tonight was by far X-Factor’s best episode this season. The only one I didn’t enjoy was Rion and even she wasn’t that bad.

  • carola99

    If only Rion and RR would go home tomorrow.
    I believe Carlito should definitely stay. Hope his fans vote enough..

  • yaddabing

    Uh…so this is just a cheesy group number that’s been given a ~serious title?

  • Nedsdag

    Tell me about it. I didn’t have a problem with any of the acts. I have no idea who is going home tomorrow.

  • shell29

    This theme wasn’t as bad as I thought it would be. Much better than I was expecting.

  • elliegrll

    The package introducing the group number is going to be longer than the performance.

  • Ria.

    I think Simon would do a better job with Lillie. She always seems stuck in the 80′s or even the 70′s.

  • dawnage01

    Ugh!! I just wanna’ make babies with Ellona’s tone. Okaaaay. Back to the contestants. ;)

  • fuzzywuzzy

    That wasn’t as bad as I thought that it was going to be. lol

  • H.A.

    That was a pretty good performance.

  • Nedsdag

    I thought it was decent.

  • H.A.

    A&S, Elliona and Carlito stood out the most.

  • dawnage01

    Rion was swamped by the band, big time!

  • Nedsdag

    I thought Rion couldn’t keep up with the song.

  • yaddabing

    lmao. giving judgement based on one line.

    stop

  • carola99

    This was .. different but good.
    Much better than The Voice group performances I tell you that.
    Carlito and Josh did great on their solos! Really hope they stay..

  • fuzzywuzzy

    Such a joke, huh? lol

  • Sicola789

    Fantastic.

  • carola99

    Agreed.

  • yaddabing

    RESTLESS ROAD, YOU HAD 1.2 LINES AND DIDN’T GIVE ME ANY HARMONY.

    I AM DISAPPOINTED.

  • H.A.

    Tonight was actually a good show. The more fodder that goes home the better the show.

  • shell29

    I don’t normally like group numbers but I enjoyed that…even Bootleg Scotty sounded good with his part at the end.

  • dawnage01

    Preach, yaddabing! I was like, “judges, stop with this bull shhhhh!” Haha. :)

  • vd88

    LOL Bootleg Scotty

  • Blirel

    @mjsbigblog-816b112c6105b3ebd537828a39af4818:disqus i listened to it again and thought it was great plz take that off plz and i like that he supports my fav tim

  • Blirel

    i got on the blogpart weird

  • iluvai

    I think that one guy in RR is really good. I feel bad that he got stuck in a cheesy group.

  • nycguy

    I don’t know. Did anyone really want to sit through two hours of songs written in the ’40s?

  • tomr

    Jeff (loved it!)
    Alex & Sierra (fun!)
    Carlito (most improved)
    Rion (love her determination)
    Lilly (way better last week)
    Josh (performance ok, vocals not)
    Ellona (I liked absolutely nothing about it!!!!!)
    Restless Road (couldn’t understand most of what they sang…they are going backwards!)
    Last 5- 10 minutes of the show was a total waste!
    Still the worst juding panel on television!!!

  • mfcg1122

    Just sent all my votes out for Restless Road so did my husband and all three of my teenage boys. This WV family supports them 100%. They did a great job.

  • dawnage01

    Fuzzy, you are the cutest!! Haha. :D

  • dawnage01

    Bootleg Scotty?! Lawd!! xD

  • shell29

    Yeah, I don’t think Jeff looks that bad. Now Josh Krajcik from season 1-he always looked like he just rolled out bed and hadn’t showered.

  • tomr

    Lilly should have taken off her shoes and sat on the stage and Simon would have loved her. She talks back just like Fantasia used to. Hate people with attitudes!
    Jeff and Alex & Sierra outsang Buble.

  • fuzzywuzzy

    Aw, thanks! :)

  • carola99

    I am throwing all my votes for Carlito, I am worried for him. I think he is the one that needs them the most. He is def the most improved.
    He will never beat A&S or Ellona but I hope he stays for two more weeks at least.

    A&S are so gonna win this show.

    Restless Road needs to go packing now, seriously..

  • calathea

    Best in tune vocals of the night: Rion, Jeff and Lillie.
    Worst in terms of pitch: RR, Josh, and Alex&Sierra (their harmonies were terrible)
    Somewhere in the middle, though very entertaining (risk takers): Ellona and Carlito

    I honestly think RR leaves tomorrow. Can’t tell who will join them. Maybe Carlito?

  • Blueknight24

    I didn’t expect some soul from Ellona, She should keep her props out and just sing.

  • janeeyre

    You put Jeff Gutt last?!? I thought his performance was stunning, nearly perfect. The guy was awesome and I thoroughly enjoyed his performance. You really think restless road was better? He should be at the top with an A+. Sorry MJ, Im a big fan of your blog, but this rating is ridiculous.

  • janeeyre

    Hes not exploiting hismson, he even said it was the producers keep including that, not him.

  • bostonred

    Hey Alex and Sierra love each other. Jeff loves his son and now his father too. Give me a break.

  • Venus Hooper

    there was an article on e-online, hollywood reporter or people. they are in talks to renew for a 4th. season but the show will be cut in half and I believe something about cutting down results night as well. some other major changes too, apparently that is the only way fox will consider another season of it. simon got cut up huge in the article with his arrogance here on American television. I read it this week.

    Found the link, here you go….

    http://insidetv.ew.com/2013/11/22/x-factor-simon-cowell-reality/#more-151337

  • Venus Hooper

    it’s Simon trying to shove a group down our throat and tell us what we like, they are horrible.

  • Ria.

    Well, no one watches the show for Demi’s over-produced acts. Kelly got lucky this year because she was given the overs just like LA got lucky with them last year. They are often the category with the most innate talent. If they keep the show around next year they need to find some additional judges who can think out of the box and identify talent that does not need to have a dozen dancers on stage with them.

  • Ria.

    Oh, thank you! I couldn’t place who Scotty M was, lol. I thought it was the same song he sang. Scotty was much better IMO. He should have gotten credit for doing something a little different and fun.

  • bostonred

    Do not usually agree, but Carlito and Ellona were the clear top 2 tonight. Jeff bores me every week, plus his songs are cliche. I hope he leaves so I dont have to hear about how he sings for his son, how he loves his son every single week. Wow, a dad that lives and loves for his son. Arent you special? Also did not enjoy Rion who was out of tune more than in. Restless Road did better tonight which still leaves them terrible.They have the opportunity to deliver something a bit different, But on the rare occasions they do, it is not done well. They need to go. The judges returned to telling every one how wonderful they are, rather than honest, intelligent criticism I am watching season one of The Voice Australia. Keith Urban is one of the judges. I hope the producers allow him to critique the singers on idol this season as he is both knowledgeable and smart. His comments whether good or bad are informative, unlike the group on X Factor US. Shame too as the talent on this show is excellent.

  • springboard2

    They are not taking up time but rather fill up spare time.
    I think that FOX lenghten its singing contests when ratings are lower than expected in order to keep sponsors and commercials investors happy: smaller audience but more time on advertising. In a long run it makes the shows too long and drawn out, and possibly encourages the audience to watch recordings when they can fast forward the fillers, but it seems that the short term approach wins for FOX.

  • Anny_nanny

    Because for some reason, they decided Big Band Week would be a good idea. And yes, this show has not been cancelled. The song spoilers leave me wondering… why are the Over 25?s the only ones doing Big Band?

    Because only Over 25s know what is “Big Band”. But I like how they handled songs to match the theme.
    I loved Ellona (but I still hate that song), and I loved Carlito – Paulina realized finally that this guy does best.

  • hcpoirot

    The theme weeks is useless now. Its so outdated. Not to mention judges can just pick any songs they like and try to fit it into the theme rather find a song that fit the theme.

    I wonder why FOX still want to try a fourth season cause I bet the rating will slip far far down next year.

  • Whatiswrongwithus

    It wasn’t MJ who gave those ratings.

  • springboard2

    The thing is, One Direction were not great on the X factor UK, and this was exactly how I felt at the time about them. They made it to third thanks to loud backing tracks and undeserved lavish praise.

    Since it worked, I suppose that Simon is trying the same again in order to boost the profile of his needy US show!!

  • Willis White

    Great show tonight! I’d agree with those saying this was the best X-FactorUS show yet. And on Big Band night to boot.

    I have to disagree with the B- on Jeff’s performance. I’ve heard countless covers of Feeling Good and Jeff really brought his own version to the table. He owned the song and it was a welcome rendition for me.

    Lot’s of talent this year. I haven’t been voting, but I’ve purchased a few tracks from Josh, Lillie, Jeff and Alex & Sierra. X FactorUS has finally dropped selling the live tracks. The studio recordings have been excellent so far!

  • teekee

    What attitude?

  • Anny_nanny

    Over 25s

    I may be a fool, but I can’t stop listening Jeff. It was AMAZING! He managed to adapt song that I can’t already be heard on these shows. And, having read the spoilers, I was afraid that we will get the next Buble, or Adam. But, thank God!, this has not happened. Jeff proves that with the right choice of the song, he can be a very exciting performer.

    Lilly bored to tears. I would prefer that she took modern song and stylize it under BB as the rest of them did, because it is in her house, but she did not move and gave the most forgettable performance Summertime in the history of all the shows.

  • Karen C

    I have to disagree with the B- on Jeff’s performance. I’ve heard countless covers of Feeling Good and Jeff really brought his own version to the table. He owned the song and it was a welcome rendition for me.

    I agree, I’ve seen quite a few versions of this song, and liked Jeff’s the most. I kind of thought he might do Feeling Good, because there are a lot of rock covers of the song, including by Muse, and I like Jeff’s the best. For me he was the best of the night. Hoping he gets through.

  • Christopher Bee

    Are you out of your mind? You´ve graded Hopeless Roach´d with a B and screatchy Ellona an A+?
    Useless Road was horrible, these guys can´t sing at all.

  • Christopher Bee

    Demi and Paulina read from script all the time because Boss Simon told them so. This Show is more rigged than any other right now but let´s see what Idol gives next Year.

  • Christopher Bee

    Just look at Demis face expressions too, wow she´s a bad actor in praising Rusty Roadblock.

  • Guest

    I agree, Lillie could be in danger despite that performance purely based on the fact that she talked back on Simon. She could’ve waited for Mario Lopez to come on stage and ask her how she felt about the judge’s comments instead. I remember when Alison Iraheta and Lil Rounds talked back on Simon in American Idol, they landed in the bottom 2.

  • maymay

    Hands down, Jeff wins this episode with A+.

  • janeeyre

    Agree withyou. I cant believe this reviewer put him at the bottom. He was so good.

  • fuzzywuzzy

    Thanks! It sounds like a major factor in renewing the X-Factor is the dearth of alternative programming for Fox (that will be as profitable). IMO, the show has progressively become worse over the past 3 years, not better, and Simon has made all the wrong decisions in trying to fix it.

  • fuzzywuzzy

    Yeah, but at some point, Jeff agreed to a lot of filming of him and his son, so he knew that he was providing material for the producers. Jeff has been here before and he’s not naive in knowing how this show works.

  • sweetmm

    I truly enjoyed the group performance.

  • tomr

    Great to see Jeff on the iTunes chart this morning!!

  • ladymctech

    I haven’t been watching this show at all this year, but catch a few of the videos here. I loved Carlito and am sad I missed the deadline to vote.

  • ladymctech

    And some non Latina as well, LOL

  • Abraao

    I do think Alex and Sierra deserved an Standing O. too :p