The X-Factor: The Final Four Showdown- Live Blog and Discussion

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Join me here tonight for some X-Factor. I’m back this week. 8PM.

Who will make the finals? Alex and Sierra? Restless Road? Jeff Gutt? Carlito Olivero?

I honestly didn’t think this would be the final four. Alex and Sierra is the only act that deserves to be here. That being said, Carlito might be able to have some radio play, with the right producer. Restless Road won’t be accepted by country music fans, the same way they shunned Tate Stevens. I can’t believe this show is 2 hours long…

Personally, I would rather have seen the finals be Alex and Sierra, Josh Levi, Ellona Santiago, and Lillie, I suppose.

Anything could happen. Last season, Emblem3 went home at this stage.

1) Carlito Olivero- Boyfriend by Justin Bieber
His package is his whole journey so far on the show. He’s been in the bottom a few times, so he’s aware that he needs to fight for the top 3. I think it’s surprising that Paulina got someone to the top 4, who wasn’t Josh Levi. He raps the first part. He has to bring swag to a Justin Bieber song. He brings a girl on stage into a chair. She seems really happy. I think girls like him, which is probably why he’s still around. If we’re talking about “pop stars”, Carlito is a viable pop star. I don’t hate that he’s in the finals, I just wish he was Josh Levi. That being said, this is a good performance. Even if his falsetto isn’t as strong as he probably wishes it was. He dances a bit with Kelly. Great song choice for him. America got it right. Kelly is so proud of him, and has been waiting for that all season. Demi says he has star quality, and has the X-Factor. Simon can tell that Carlito is here to get into the finals and isn’t messing around. Simon says he’s nervous. Paulina says the girls received the message.

My Grade: B+

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.

2) Restless Road- That’s My Kind Of Night by Luke Bryan
Simon pronounces them like he’s “country”, and it’s ridiculous. I wish these boys were stronger soloists. They’re getting more comfortable on stage, but when you put it in perspective that this is the final four, this just doesn’t seem to be on par with that level. They don’t have the stage presence that Carlito has. Last year, Simon lost a group at this stage, and I can’t help but think Restless Road will go the way of Emblem3. Then again, we still have Jeff Gutt. Kelly says it was fun to watch. Demi says it didn’t do it for her. Paulina says she’s a big fan, but says that Zack and Colton need to match the other guys level. Simon acknowledges shaky vocals, and says the final would not be the same without them.

My Grade: C+

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) Alex and Sierra- Little Talks by Of Monsters and Men
If these guys don’t win… I don’t know why they subtitled her mom. I completely understood her. They just stand on stage, no instruments, and sing. It’s really cool. I agree that this is the kind of song they would do. There’s something almost TOO subdued about their choices, like they didn’t take this song seriously. The problem is that Alex and Sierra have set the bar so high for themselves, that this seems like a disappointment, even though it was really good. Kelly says they just killed it. Demi says she uses their songs as her alarm clock. Alex retorts “I always dreamed of you waking up to us.” LULZ. Demi think they are going to win. Paulina says they have a huge space in the music industry. Simon says they are making records, and says they are one of the best contestants he’s worked with in a long time.

My Grade: B+

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!

4) Jeff Gutt- Hallelujah by Leonard Cohen
Jeff is singing his audition song from last year. He has a son. He’s super excited to do this for his son. I did not know he had a son. Why didn’t X-Factor tell me? He starts on his knees center stage. This is a pretty overdone song, but I’ll give him a pass since America actually voted for this. They chose to hear this song covered one more time. There are five verses to this, and its interesting to hear which ones he chose to sing. He actually skipped my favorite verses (which are a little less kid-friendly). He gets a standing O from the judges. Honestly, this is probably his best performance of the season. It’s really hard to hate this. Demi thinks Jeff will fight against Alex and Sierra in the finals. Demi says this is her favorite cover of this song. Paulina thinks he did amazing and he made it into his own. Simon says it was one of the best versions he’s ever heard because it had absolute sincerity and passion.

My Grade: A-

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!

THE FACE-OFF PORTION!
1) Carlito Olivero vs Alex and Sierra- Falling Slowly
Sorry, Carlito. This song was made for Alex and Sierra. Seriously, are you kidding? I can’t believe Carlito was thrown under this bus. This song is originally a duet. That being said, I actually think Carlito is doing a commendable job. It’s a little more nasal than he usually is. I feel like Alex and Sierra just slayed a very small dragon though, like it was nothing. I’ve been waiting to hear them do this, and it was fantastic. Paulina loves them both, but thinks Carlito did it better. Simon is really happy that everyone is fighting, thought Carlito did well, but Sierra stole the song. Kelly thought Alex and Sierra were pitchy in the beginning, but thought everyone was amazing, back and forth. Demi thought it was Carlito’s best vocal. Demi thought it was Sierra’s best vocal.

My Grade for Alex and Sierra: A+
My Grade for Carlito: B+

2) Jeff Gutt vs Restless Road- Every Breath You Take
This song is suited for Jeff. Jeff says he’s been performing as long as Restless Road has been alive. LOL. Jeff opens the song perfectly. I actually don’t hate Restless Road on this. This song is just perfect for Jeff. It’s not Restless Road’s fault. I like this better than their song earlier. Jeff is having a very good night. Restless Road comes across as Jeff’s backup singers. Kelly thought they were both being good, but that Jeff killed it. Simon likes that Restless Road kept to their roots, and begs America to vote for them. Paulina thinks they were terrific, and gives the edge to Jeff. Demi says Restless Road’s look was on point. She liked the country take on it. But she thought Jeff had better vocals and stole the performance.

My Grade for Jeff: A-
My Grade for Restless Road: B

It’s like the producers want the final two to be Jeff and Alex and Sierra.

Second Solo Set

1) Carlito Olivero- I Need To Know by Marc Anthony
Carlito is reminding us he’s a latin artist. He sings a verse in Spanish. I really dig the staging, and I think Carlito is killing the vocals. It’s funny how this song is over 10 years old, and sounds like it could still be on the radio right now. Demi judges him in Spanish. She thought he sounded great. Simon thought it was a singing act and a magic act at the same time. He wants to know where to buy those speakers. He thought the song was perfect for Carlito. Simon says he’s had the best week he’s had so far in the competition. I think Simon realizes that the 3rd act will be either Carlito or Restless Road, and he doesn’t want to overpraise Carlito.

My Grade: A-

2) Restless Road- Wanted by Hunter Hayes
OK. Colton’s solo at the beginning? Best Vocal Restless Road Has Ever Had. They have pitch problems later, but Colton is totally on point for once. Colton should get some vocal training and re-compete next year as a solo act. Actually, Andrew’s solo was on point too. The other guy though? No. This is my favorite Restless Road performance, I think, ever. I know people hate them, but this was a really smart choice to end the night for them. If they sang like that all season, we’d be talking about a different Restless Road. They got a standing O from the judges. Kelly comments on Zach and Andrew’s vocals being strong. Demi says this was comfortable and confident. Demi thinks they saved themselves with this performance, and calls it incredible. Paulina says they finally had an amazing vocal. Simon says this is the kind of record they should make. Simon begs for America to vote for them again.

My Grade: A-

3) Alex and Sierra- Gravity by Sara Bareillas
Alex’s opening vocals are beautiful. I would buy their album. They’ve got me. Their chemistry sells the song. This is so different from their first song. They are really in it. This is going to rocket up Itunes. Perfection. Standing O. Kelly wipes tears away from her eyes. Kelly says they sound incredible, but what she loved the most has been watching Sierra blossom as a performer. Demi was crying too. She says they sang it flawless. She’s looking at stars. Paulina says they have the X-Factor. Simon says it was raw and subtle and wants to bottle the last 10 seconds of the song and have it for the rest of his life.

My Grade: A+

4) Jeff Gutt- Demons by Imagine Dragons
Jeff has had a really good night. When I started tonight, I didn’t want him in the finals. I do now. I think he earned his place tonight. This song is a little more current, and it shows that Jeff might be able to do some stuff on the radio right now. This has been a really good night, largely because it was void of a theme. When they stop giving horrific themes, the artists really get to shine. He’s a little shaky on the vocals. I think he’s pushing it more than he needs to. It’s not quite Hallelujah, but it’s still a great effort. Demi says it is his time now, but addresses the pitchy parts of the song. Paulina says Kelly did a great job here. Simon says it was an incredible song and an incredible performance. Simon says it was the best show they’ve ever had. Kelly cries as she says she’s enjoyed being his mentor. Jeff says he never could have done it without Kelly.

My Grade: B+

MY GRADES (and further rankings):
1) Alex and Sierra- Gravity- A+
2) Alex and Sierra- Falling Slowly- A+
3) Jeff Gutt- Hallelujah- A-
4) Restless Road- Wanted- A-
5) Jeff Gutt- Every Breath You Take- A-
6) Carlito Olivero- I Need To Know- A-
7) Carlito Olivero- Boyfriend- B+
8) Jeff Gutt- Demons- B+
9) Carlito Olivero- Falling Slowly- B+
10) Alex and Sierra- Little Talks- B+
11) Restless Road- Every Breath You Take- B
12) Restless Road- That’s My Kind Of Night- C+

That’s it. Who will make the finale? It’s really close. I’m guessing that Alex and Sierra and Jeff have both done enough, but Carlito and Restless Road are battling for that last spot. Then again, this show has sent home some strong acts much earlier than they should have gone.

If X-Factor comes back next season, I hope they keep Kelly. I think she was a great addition to the panel. I’d still swap out Paulina.

 
  • istersay

    Songs are up on iTunes

  • yaddabing

    I didn’t watch last week’s show and with my computer in the shop, I wasn’t bothered to check the results on my phone.

    omg at Demi having no acts. Again. And losing the one act that had the actual “X Factor” in the whole competition.

  • Damien Roberts

    Alex and Sierra-Little Talks by Of Monsters and Men
    Alex and Sierra-Gravity by Sara Bareillas
    Restless Road-Wanted by Hunter Hayes
    Restless Road-That’s My Kind of Night by Luke Bryan
    Jeff Gutt-Hallelujah by Leonard Cohen
    Jeff Gutt-I Just Died in Your Arms Tonight by Cutting Crew
    Carlito Olivero-Stand by Me by Ben E. King
    Carlito Olivero-Boyfriend by Justin Bieber

  • istersay

    a couple of those are old
    Carlito Olivero
    I Need to Know by Marc Anthony

    Jeff Gutt
    Demons by Imagine Dragons

  • jmpv95

    I’m so excited that Alex and Sierra are singing Gravity. It’s one of my favorite songs and am sure that they are going to sound great in it!

  • Abraao

    I hope Alex and Sierra make it through the finals =]

  • ajr86

    Not everyone wants to be spoiled. Some people like to wait and see what the contestants are going to see as the show unfolds.

  • Abraao

    I was so excited to see Ellona singing Who You Are, I love that song :(

  • ajr86

    I hope Alex and Sierra win! They are the only ones of the 4 that I would consider buying their music.

  • Jason Gorny

    Mario being cheesy as usual. And still can’t believe Ellona is not on the show anymore.

  • scoobynacks

    Are the fans trying to sabotage Jeff with their song choice for him? I threw up in my mouth a little.

  • Jason Gorny

    did you see his audition from last season? then you will understand why they picked it.

  • Jason Gorny

    so sick of the sob stories.

  • yaddabing

    ugh. enough with this bs

  • Matthew Woods

    um Carlito is actually better than Bieber

  • yaddabing

    In the words of Sharon, “WHO IS THIS GIRL??? WHERE DID SHE COME FROM????”

  • H.A.

    I was prepared to hate this but Carlito is doing good.

  • LJ

    Not bad Carlito, but not great either.

  • scoobynacks

    I did see him last year. That song is way overdone and America claims they’re sick of it every time a contestant does it. Doesn’t matter how good at this point. It needs to stop, at least for male soloists. It’s less likely to be done by a group so maybe I’d like it by Alex & Sierra. It’s already a stripped down song. Make it a duet with Alex on guitar.

  • scoobynacks

    I think it’s one thing to have a moving story, another to manipulate with it. I blame XF for the latter. It wasn’t Ellona’s fault that her sister had stage 4 cancer and that she was moved by it and wanted to share. I don’t think she went ‘oh good, this can pay off and get me sob story votes.’ Just depends on the story and contestant. XF decided to reveal the story when they did. I’m sure Ellona talked about her situation awhile back and they just never edited it in.

  • yaddabing

    Damn. Zack’s parents are young.

  • yaddabing

    Ugh. This song is everything wrong with Country today.

  • Dexter

    A&S Gravity sounds amazing on iTunes :)

  • vd88

    Which one is Zack?

  • AmberNass

    If Josh Levi and Ellona Santiago were there instead of Restless Road and Carlito. This would’ve been one of my favorite finales on X Factor

  • Matthew Woods

    BACK that bus on Restless Road!!!

  • yaddabing

    Guy with deep voice.

  • LJ

    I’m sorry, but them being group only three months is not a valid excuse. They still have to be judge on the same standard as everyone else and bottom line is their performances just aren’t good enough.

  • scoobynacks

    And there’s Jeff’s kid in the package before the commercial… do a shot.

  • Darko_5

    That didn’t work at all for me. I hate that song anyway and didn’t think it could be worse but I was wrong it can be worse. These young men will not make it as country artist even less viable then Tate.

  • knave

    Did you see Matthew reach #1 on itunes with the song just a few weeks ago? I don’t think “America” claims they’re sick of it, I think jaded reality tv show watchers do. People need to remember that the vast majority of viewers of the show don’t pay even one percent of the attention that we do to things like that.

  • scoobynacks

    Exactly. Also, what’s with the need to put backup singers or backing tracks that make their live vocals less distinct? They need to be strong enough on their own. It was a lot of excess noise on that track. I felt like I was listening to 3 guys singing in a bar and the crowd there was singing along.

  • vd88

    The middle one is the only one who really sings. The tall one just looks awkward by himself and with them, this group is hopeless. Your right Simon the finals wouldn’t be the same without them, it would be decent because we would’ve have someone taking their place.

  • scoobynacks

    Ha. Freudian slip. ;)

  • Darko_5

    lol

  • lola

    Why haven’t I ever heard of this song? Don’t care for it.

  • Dexter

    the little girl screams are unbearable……….

  • LJ

    I don’t like this Alex & Sierra performance at all, and I’m getting the I could care less vibe from Alex’s outfit.

  • lola

    They may be in trouble with this song. But probably not! I think they have a huge fan base which is all that matters.

  • Jason Gorny

    I like the song. it was a cool interpretation!

  • scoobynacks

    I’m gonna need to know the number of downloads. It’s almost certainly a small fraction of the number of viewers of The Voice. Most people watching might appreciate the level of singing but how much would they have sold if they picked another well-written song that wasn’t as overdone. Alex & Sierra hit #1 with a song much less frequently covered. Nobody needs to sing an overdone reality show song to hit #1. Some big hits in music history were covered versions of a less successful rendition. Take a strong song and elevate it so everybody thinks of your version.

  • AngieSetMefree?

    i don’t like the arrangement at all. i prefer the original

  • Sue tiedemann

    I agree with lola. This is not good at all. So far tonight nobody impressed me

  • Nedsdag

    Sierra started off rough, but she pulled through.

  • lola

    Guess I missed it but what was the name of the song & who sung the original?

  • mfcg1122

    I didnt care for this at all

  • Darko_5

    I like them quite a bit but I didn’t care for the first part of that performance at least Alex’s part

  • knave

    A&S are the only act I actually care enough about to be sad I missed them while watching The Sing-Off, and Little Talks is one of my favourite songs so I was super excited for it. Can’t wait to watch the video later.

  • Jason Gorny

    Little Talks by Of Monster and Men

  • ajr86

    That doesn’t say much.

  • Dexter

    Don’t worry yall, Gravity on iTunes sounds divine compared to Little Talks so hopefully their live version will be amazing :)

  • lola

    Didn’t see the spoilers. What’s Gutt going to sing?

  • vd88

    Oh God Jeff’s about to sing Hallelujah.

  • lola

    Nice! Didn’t know he had a kid. :-)

  • vd88

    Okay we get these it ppl have worked hard, this is their dream, do they have to shove this down our throats?

  • scoobynacks

    *dies laughing*

  • vd88

    LMAO

  • lola

    He’s on his knees! Well, so far ok.

  • vd88

    What is he wearing?

  • lola

    I can see big ole sad Shrek in his hut all alone…..

  • Jason Gorny

    Amazing! Jeff is awesome!!

  • lola

    A leather somethin’ somethin’

  • LJ

    Amazing performance from Jeff…

  • lola

    I kid about him but that wasn’t bad. Wish he’d spike up his hair.

  • knave

    Jeff sounded good but I think that’s a song that works better with more restraint. He lost something by trying to do his rock thing I felt. Felt like he was trying too hard.

  • Taylor

    Does Simon make $$$ off Hallelujah on iTunes??

  • ajr86

    I’ve never heard such an awful version of hallelujah. Jeff did too much. It’s supposed to be a subtle song.

  • Nedsdag

    Jeff did a beautiful job on that song. He and A&S are definitely in the finals next week.

  • lola

    Can see your point. He strains just a bit when he tries to scream.

  • scoobynacks

    I’m sure he gets a cut of everything they do.

  • knave

    See, I don’t even mind that so much – I enjoy that quality of his voice, and it’s part of what makes him unique. Just don’t know if it worked for this particular song.

  • vd88

    He does actually on X Factor UK, he used as one of the winner’s single and he’s been raking in cash for this song ever since.

  • scoobynacks

    I trust nothing when it comes to Restless Road being in the mix. I’d argue A&S, Jeff, and Carlito are probably in but RR has a ton of fans and always sells a lot on iTunes. There’s really no way to know.

  • ajr86

    Ever since Jason Castro had a moment with hallelujah, many contestants have tried to duplicate the magic but have failed, to various degrees.

  • scoobynacks

    “When he found out he had a son”… Okay I don’t remember all the packages they’ve done on him, but have they ever said where the mother is?

  • lola

    I do think if it’s Jeff & A & S in the finale A & S will win. Hope Jeff is prepared mentally for that possibility.

  • lola

    Agree, Jason’s version was the only one I have ever bought on itunes.

  • scoobynacks

    How about a surprise twist where we’re allowed to write-in past contestants from this season that should’ve been in the finale. C’mon, Audience Four Chair Challenge this thing.

  • ajr86

    Or wife? Doesn’t seem like there are any females in Jeffs life.

  • lola

    There was a hot blonde holding the kid in the audience tonight.

  • Jason Gorny

    LOL a duet battle. Copying the voice i see.

  • ajr86

    Why the heck are they agonizing us with useless duets? Just cut the show to 90 min!

  • scoobynacks

    Well, they don’t edit them in. If they want him to look available with a little boy and that’s his sob story, it wouldn’t be good to imply he had a girlfriend or was a ladies man. Gotta look wholesome and single. The way his dad put it, Jeff got someone pregnant but didn’t realize it, then she told him he had a son. Not sure if that’s what happened, but that’s what I took from it.

  • ajr86

    Alex &Sierra are already a duet. This is pointless.

  • lola

    Alex & Sierra should be “duet-ing” with Restless Road.

    This song sucks.

  • ajr86

    Why couldnt Alex &Sierra sing falling slowly themselves?? Carlito’s bleeting is destroying what could have been a Alex &Sierra hit.

  • scoobynacks

    American Idol’s done it too.

  • Jason Gorny

    Ugh the screaming is horrible. Im sorry I love Alex and Sierra but I had to mute it.

  • scoobynacks

    Doesn’t The Voice make things like that available in two singles for each act? They ought to let you get Carlito’s version and A&S’s version.

  • lola

    Sounded like everyone was out of tune….Oh did you mean the audience screaming?

  • H.A.

    I’m watching the Sing-Off and catch XFactor later. Who is doing the best so far tonight?

  • ajr86

    So Demi and Kelly says it’s the best Carlito and Sierra sounded and then say they were pitchy??

  • scoobynacks

    I think both of them would’ve been better on their own. Trying to get 3 of them together on that had the effect of making this sound like am ill-matched American Idol group number.

  • vd88

    Hate to say it but I think Jeff has actually done the best.

  • http://www.glitzngrits.com/ AlesheaDominique

    UGH! Alex and Sierra FINALLY sing the song I’ve been dyin’ for them to sing all season and they have to do it with Carlito. BOOO!

  • Nedsdag

    I know, but I guess the producers were trying to have it both ways.

  • knave

    Haha that was my thought, too. It didn’t really work for A&S because a lot of why they’re great is their uniqueness and musicality – being forced into a duet didn’t really allow them to ‘do their thing’. It was doubly bad because trying to ‘compete’ with Carlito took away why they’re special – they’re not supposed to be belters, and they got shoe-horned into a situation where they felt that had to overpower Carlito.

    I’ve never liked the forced duets on these shows, and that was a perfect example of why.

  • lola

    Jeff doesn’t look pleased. I think momentum is building in his corner.

  • LJ

    Jeff just blew those three background singers out of the water…

  • scoobynacks

    When Simon’s pulling out the ‘you did your thing’ and ‘you look great’ cards, that says a lot.

  • http://www.glitzngrits.com/ AlesheaDominique

    Amen! My thoughts exactly! I saw on twitter where they were hoping they would get to duet RR but I don’t think that would have been much better.

  • vd88

    This show has gone on too long, why is this 2 hrs?

  • Jason Gorny

    Me think that the final 3 will be A&S, Jeff, and Carlito. But like last year, anything can happen. I don’t think there has been 2 groups in the finals before like on the UK and AUS version so I think only one will go on. Hopefully nobody gets lazy with the voting tonight.

  • Karen C

    I loved Jeff’s version of Hallelujah, I didn’t think he could outdo his audition last year, but think he did. I thought he sounded terrific on Every Breath you Take too.

    I thought A&S was just ok on Little Talks. I was sorry they had to do Falling Slowly with Carlito, I wanted to hear them do it themselves, but even so, I didn’t think they did a good job with it, they both sounded kind of pitchy.

  • vd88

    As if there was ever going to be a contest between Jeff and Hopeless Rd.

  • scoobynacks

    I could really do with hearing a full version of that song from Jeff. Whenever it was his turn, Every Breath You Take played into his strengths.

  • ajr86

    Another poinless duet. Jeff sounded sharp and restless road sounded off key.

  • AmberNass

    Jeff is on his game tonight. He is doing the best so far.

  • Jason Gorny

    LOL DEMI!

  • scoobynacks

    Carlito, stop playing the bill paying card. We all have rent, etc. to think about. I’m not voting for someone so they can be more financially secure. I got annoyed when they milked that for Tate. You earn your place. Period.

  • ajr86

    No amount of Spanish will save Carlito’s arse.

  • scoobynacks

    I call the choreography and set design for this song “Futuristic Spanish Magician.”

  • Karen C

    Those speakers were weird.

  • vd88

    It would be funny if Carlito got in over Restless Road.

  • AmberNass

    I hope he does

  • Karen C

    I agree, by far the best to me.

  • Karen C

    I agree, I wish it was just him, I thought he was terrific with Every Breath you Take.

  • Lexie O’Neill

    Lord, will these people not beg?

  • mfcg1122

    He wont. Restless Road will be in the finals

  • AmberNass

    I know :(

  • Nedsdag

    Simon just threw RR under the bus.

  • scoobynacks

    Restless Road just did a “Rocky” run up the side of a mountain. Time to do a “Cool Runnings” and slide down it in a bobsled if you wanna complete the movie underdog cliche.

  • vd88

    What did he say?

  • vd88

    I get annoyed when I see the background singers because I know they doing all the work for this group.

  • ajr86

    RR zzzzzzzz wake me up when this mess is over.

  • Nedsdag

    “This may be the last time they will sing on stage….”

  • Nedsdag

    Carlito shouldn’t beg. Paulina has pull in the Latino music scene. She’ll get him signed.

  • Wfish88

    RR standing ovation? Thank the 4 background singers.

  • LJ

    I still didn’t like it. Colton needs to go solo, these other two guys are dragging him down.

  • Wfish88

    He says those things to get their fan bases to vote. Said it to 5H last year

  • ajr86

    Simon giving a standing O has become meaningless. This is not the days when Simon only gave standing O to performances like Adam’s Mad world.

  • vd88

    I don’t get it, why are they still trying to make Restless Rd. happen? It’s not going to happen.

  • lola

    Is Colton the middle guy?

  • LJ

    Yes.

  • iluvai

    i think Colton could be successful as a single act. I really like him.

  • vd88

    I like him too but it just sucks he’s with the other two making this a hopeless group.

  • Wfish88

    Simons been meaningless ever since he did XF. The mentoring creates all sorts of bias

  • Nedsdag

    I take it back. He said the same thing about A&S.

  • garlandk77

    The comments here about RR are very similar to what people said about One Direction when they were on the UK X-Factor. What made One Direction a big success was not singing talent, but a combination of puppy dog cuteness and good songwriters. I can see RR being successful with some good songwriters.

  • scoobynacks

    I feel like it’s a different animal when it’s pop vs. country. The country community isn’t going to just welcome these guys in with open arms if they’re not perceived as organic and authentic.

  • Matthew Woods

    This is BRILLIANT Alex and Sierra HAVE to win this

  • ajr86

    Alex and Sierra FTW!! SO AWESOME!! SO COOL!! Plus they can sing!

  • vd88

    IDK, I know One Direction weren’t really that great on UK XFactor but these 3 just don’t go together at all and the tall one just looks so out of place. They just don’t mesh well.

  • scoobynacks

    Like butta.

  • LJ

    The guys of OD are actually talented. Good songwriters can only take you so far, there has to some talent or another intangible quality there. RR has neither. Not saying that they couldn’t work and get there, but they’re not even close right now.

  • LJ

    This is the best Alex has ever sounded…

  • ajr86

    Alex and Sierra got a standing O?

  • lola

    This is how I feel.

  • ajr86

    I’d say it was the best Sierra ever sounded

  • vd88

    They did get one.

  • Karen C

    A&S were incredible on Gravity. Very good arrangement.

  • LJ

    This!

  • lola

    I’ll even vote for them. Have never voted on any show except Idol. Poor Jeff. His heart will break (if he makes it this week).

  • garlandk77

    Alex made it to Hollywood last year on Idol. The fact that he was sent home early from Idol lends support to the idea that the Idol producers had an agenda last year: send home any males that might keep a female from winning.

  • knave

    I’ve liked Alex & Sierra from the start, but while I thought Sierra had a beautiful voice her technique wasn’t always perfect, and she clearly lacked confidence at times. But like Kelly said, she’s grown beautifully throughout the competition. The two of them have such harmony and balance to go with their incredible talent.

  • lola

    I thought he looked familiar.

  • scoobynacks

    Their first song is already on iTunes top 200. I can’t wait to see how this does.

  • Ria.

    Alex & Sierra got a standing O. The judges were all standing when they finished singing. They sat down before Kelly started talking.

  • Wfish88

    Jeff singing for his son. Shocker…

  • Nedsdag

    I thought he looked familiar as well. Hmmmmm.

  • lola

    They both just have a kind, quiet feeling about them. No airs. Very humble.

  • vd88

    I agree with this, maybe if they were a pop group I could understand but I feel like you need to be more real and authentic for the country world to accept you and these guys aren’t that.

  • David

    Jeff is leading on ITunes right now. #52 Jeff – Hallelujah

  • lola

    What’s Alex’s last name?

  • scoobynacks

    Shocker’s probably the kid’s middle name. Talon Shocker Gutt. Cute kid but seriously? I gotta give’em credit, they could’ve gone with Axel or something which was a tad more predictable from a rocker.

  • Nedsdag

    Kinsey, right?

  • vd88

    Of course this Idol commercial is all about the judges chemistry.

  • http://www.glitzngrits.com/ AlesheaDominique

    Kinsey

  • H.A.

    So tonight isn’t a total trainwreck? Can’t wait to see it later.

  • scoobynacks

    42 right now.

  • http://www.glitzngrits.com/ AlesheaDominique

    Heard Sierra auditioned as well but didn’t go far.

  • lola

    Saw that….and having fun. lol!

  • garlandk77

    This is a great song, but compared to the original artist, Jeff is not sounding that great on this.

  • ajr86

    This Jeff performance wasn’t half bad. He should be safe.

  • Derrick Johnson

    I think the final 3 will be Jeff, A&S and Carlito

  • ajr86

    Alex & Sierra was by far the best. Jeff was a distant second. Either of the other 2 can go home.

  • ajr86

    Nah. Carlito is being sent home back to Chicago. The country fans will put RR into the finale.

  • vd88

    Yeah they ain’t subtle at all like we really like eachother this season.

  • Karen C

    I thought Jeff did incredible on Demons, I like that song anyway, and maybe even like his version better. I agree that is the kind of rock he can do and still be current.

  • Nedsdag

    Jeff played it safe with “Demons.” It was a bit karaoke for me, but he’s definitely in the finals next week.

  • elliegrll

    Alex is great with Sierra, but nothing special on his own. Being with her gives him a chance to show that he is an artist, while she handles the heavy lifting in the vocal department.

  • CB40

    Love Alex and Sierra

  • sweetmm

    If RR managed to get voted off; I would have to say XF have a damn good final three this season.

  • AmberNass

    Jeff did the best tonight and had the performance of the night tonight with Hallelujah. I’m glad he has Kelly as his mentor she is doing so good for him

  • knave

    I didn’t know that. Do any videos of any of his performances exist? Kinda curious.

  • garlandk77

    I haven’t found any video of Alex singing on Idol, but you can see his “Road to Hollywood” interview video by doing a Google search for these words: alex kinsey american idol

  • Sue tiedemann

    I think they all did good in the second round!

  • mfcg1122

    Restless Road will make the finals. They have three different states voting for them and have the country votes.

  • Guest
  • scoobynacks

    Unless I’m missing something, A&S’s version of Gravity hasn’t appeared on the iTunes chart yet. How long does something like that take to show up? I’m a little surprised.

  • RidersDX

    Well Little Talks is #117.

  • Igor F

    It’s 223

  • http://www.glitzngrits.com/ AlesheaDominique

    I show it at 51. I would love for them and Jeff to slay itunes this week!

  • scoobynacks

    Yeah they finally showed up. Something’s weird. I went to look up A&S just themselves and it showed their “Gravity” ahead of “Little Talks” in terms of popularity. I couldn’t figure out why I wasn’t seeing it on the top 200 if that was the case. I’m glad it’s showed up. Maybe it’s moving so fast by the time you see it one place, it’s already moved past that in terms of actual sales.

  • Guest

    Who are the special guess performers tomorrow?

  • Nedsdag

    Enrique Iglesias.

  • Igor F

    It was out of the Top 200 when you checked but now it moved up quickly to 51

  • Bazzle

    Now that Sierra has confidence you can see how effortlessly powerful Sierra’s voice is as well. Not only does she have an exquisite tone but that power as well. But she needs Alex to take the lead. You can see it. Alex’s voice isn’t as powerful as hers. But his voice is just as nice on the verses.

  • Guest

    Will last season’s winner Tate Stevens perform sometime?

  • jms

    Idol could ditch J. Lo and switch to Kelly…. That would be nice.

  • nycguy

    They make them do it. The contestants don’t say anything until Mario prods them. Don’t know why and I wish he would stop.

  • tomr

    Jeff was amazing tonight! Alex & Sierra and Carlito both did well. Restless Road not so.

  • HMc

    A&S – Gravity itunes #51 … its moving up quickly

  • Jim Benson

    #26 now …wow

  • http://www.glitzngrits.com/ AlesheaDominique

    I’m anxious to see if they’ll catch Jeff or if this will be his night

  • Taylor

    15. Alex & Sierra – Gravity
    119. Jeff Gutt – Demons
    140. Restless Road – Wanted
    Outside of Top 1000 – Carlito Olivero – Boyfriend

  • carola99

    I hope that Carlito stays over RR. IMO he has worked so much harder and he has grown through the competition the most out of anyone except of course Alex & Sierra.

    So fingers crossed his fans voted for him enough..

  • Blueknight24

    Hmmm.. I have a felling Jeff will stay, And if he win not A&S, This will be season 2-2.0 lol, wondering where is the old country guy right now?

  • Jim Benson

    Jeff is #13, Alex and Sierra is #15

  • crackinthewall

    The 1D singers can actually hold a note on their own and they are charismatic. I feel like the critique 1D got at the time was because they were one of the first manufactured groups in the competition. At the time, the only group that could possibly rival them was Belle Amie. What was fun about watching 1D during their X Factor run was watching them grow as a group. Like 5H, they initially sucked at harmonies but they found their way somewhat. Compare that to X Factor US this year where only A&S doesn’t suck in the Groups category.

  • Jason Gorny

    A&S is at #9!

  • lukien

    Just wondering in what number “Say Something” will debut in Billboard Top 100 … it ain’t in Top 10. The original SS is in No. 8 this week.
    It’s like a battle of X Factor vs The Voice in iTunes charts :)

  • lukien

    iTunes Rock Chart … Jeff is at no 1 & no 2 !!! Congrats!!!

  • hayes

    I thought Gravity is the best Alex, Sierra, and Alex&Sierra ever sounded, and I didn’t think they can top Say Something. Wow. I’m in awe.

  • lukien

    and 5 songs in Top 10!

  • Jason Gorny

    I really hope the odds are in their favor and that they won’t be eliminated tomorrow. Simon needs them, the show needs them. It’s the only thing that is helping the X-Factor right now.

  • Jason Gorny

    Nope.

  • Le Viet Anh Nghi

    for once X-factor is creating some BUZZ.

    12. Alex & Sierra – Gravity (The X Factor USA Performance)
    13. Jeff Gutt – Hallelujah (The X Factor USA Performance)
    48. Alex & Sierra – Little Talks (The X Factor USA Performance)
    103. Jeff Gutt – Demons (The X Factor USA Performance)
    125. Restless Road – Wanted (The X Factor USA Performance)
    280. Restless Road – That’s My Kind of Night (The X Factor USA Performance)
    835. Carlito Olivero – Boyfriend (The X Factor USA Performance)
    1055. Carlito Olivero – I Need To Know (the X Factor USA Performance)

  • Dexter

    It would be the most shocking elimination ever out of all past singing competitions if A&S went home.

  • hayes

    Honestly I couldn’t care any less about Simon or the show. I want this show to go away, really. But for the first time, I will actually vote for A&S, because any result outside of them winning is just completely unacceptable to me. I don’t think they’re a lock to win, which is totally ridiculous to even think about.

  • Jason Gorny

    I’m voting for them like crazy. If A&S goes home, I will be really angry. Week after Week of good singers going home. No more. I hope the fans don’t get lazy tonight.

  • Jason Gorny

    Oh I’m really glad they got the iTunes thing down this season. I wish they had that last season.

  • Blueknight24

    I love to see these contestant of singing competition on the chart, I hope American Idol will reveal the ranking of all performances on the chart during the show.

  • Le Viet Anh Nghi

    But the fun about American Idol is the unexpected elimination and guessing who’s the front runner right? :P

  • Guest
  • Blueknight24

    But if you are charting, it doesn’t mean you are a front runner right?

  • RidersDX

    I think it’s even more satisfying to see your favorite top the charts. *angel*

  • Dexter

    Ya last year was disappointing. They didn’t let any American Idol songs rank :( You Set Me Free by Angie Miller holla!!!

  • Matthew

    Alex & Sierra are already on the iTunes top 10 chart…and its not even midnight ET

  • Blueknight24

    I know! I’m just guessing there ranking through ratings. lol

  • Matthew

    yep & AlexSierra “Gravity” and Jeff Gutt Hallelujah are both in the top 10 already. Seems like it will be between RR and Carlito “oily nose” for the final spot and given that Carlito was in the bottom 2 twice already, he would be the one to get eliminated. cue simons gloating. Is this the first year XF has released songs on iTunes? Poor Amazon and Google Play don’t get any love.

  • Dexter

    I have my shortcut spam texting away double tap ‘i’ and send :)

  • Matthew

    Should be a given…they’re on iTunes top 10 again tonight (jeff has broken in there too)
    The Swon Brothers should be happy; they’re #1 on the iTunes country chart. Premiering the single on The Voice should do them good. Pope is also on the country chart. With Bradbery’s song being in the Olympics, the Voice may finally have some artist success, even if its the country route. Coles Shameless is still on the iTunes country chart as well

  • nycguy

    If itunes charts are any indication, Carlito is a goner. I was hoping he’d make the finale. :(

  • Dexter

    West Coast showing hasn’t even ended :)

  • Matthew

    I hope they do. It would be nice to see a duo win (although duos can compete on The Voice too as the Swon brothers, signed to Arista, have shown)> But it might be the first XF group that wasn’t put together by Simon. He will sign A&S and Restless Road regardless of who wins. History shows us that having Simon on your side is much more important than winning the show. Just ask 1D, E3, 5H and Melanie & Tate. (i still find it suspicious that Simon got the groups 2 years in a row)

  • Le Viet Anh Nghi

    Kinda like you can guess who will not be eliminated. Oh wait, does American Idol counts download as vote?

  • scoobynacks

    Idol needs to let the songs rank and tell people they consider it one of the ways to vote which you wouldn’t think would be a problem since it’s harder to for one person to buy several copies of the same track. If people put their money where their mouth is and pay for someone’s version of a song, it ought to help decide the winner. At least use it as a way to save someone. Maybe America’s vote determines the bottom 3 but then the iTunes sales come into play in terms of weighting the vote and deciding who goes home.

  • Jason Gorny

    Yeah so far it seems like A&S and Jeff will be the final 2. the third spot is a battle between RR and Carlito. It depends on the # of votes they get.

  • Blueknight24

    No,but it’s more fun to see them on the chart. :)

  • scoobynacks

    Ditto. RR was always hovering around 2nd in terms of iTunes sales each week. Jeff’s giving them a run for their money this time. Lends credence to the idea that it could be Jeff and A&S in the top 2. I could do with Carlito making it a little farther.

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  • maymay

    I hope Jeff performs Counting Stars and Home(for his son or family) next week.

  • Nedsdag

    I think A&S, RR, and Carlito will get recording contracts (via Paulina).

  • Nedsdag

    I was on iTunes looking for something else and both A&S (#8) and Jeff (#10) are in the Top Ten on the Pop Charts.

  • Nedsdag

    Even if Carlito leaves Thursday, he will still get signed because of Paulina.

  • Matthew

    Carlito could go the espanol route; I just don’t really think he’s that good. There are so many more talented Hispanic singers and artists out there. I think Rion should go the Christian route; there probably is a market for her there (esp with her backstory) and she has made it clear she has a crush not he Lord. Not sure where Jeff fits in, but his Hallelujah has made it to the iTunes top 10 tonight.

  • Jason Gorny

    I’m curious who the duet’s partners will be for next week. A&S could duet with Demi? or Sara Bareillas? Jeff with a rock singer? Steven Tyler?? lol

  • Matthew

    I can’t stand him and wish I could vote him off. Give me Dermot any day. To me, he’s not that much better than Steve Jones, but Simon gave up trying to find a good host and after the disaster that was Khloe gave up on his boy.girl dreams

  • Matthew

    Well Kelly did well on the UK version; I can’t imagine anyway they bring Paulina back. I still can’t understand why a after moving the judges chairs all season long, they settled on putting Paulina next to Simon instead of Demi (with her chemistry). Unless Simon is babysitting and making sure she sticks to her notes and stops confusing contestants and talking about oily noses. She seems to have also stolen Britney’s AMAZING line

  • valeegirl

    I’m a bit behind… But ITA with SirMac – would’ve loved to see Josh Levi singing Boyfriend instead of Carlito… Still hard to believe Josh didn’t make the finals he was so talented

  • RidersDX

    Paulina actually has some nice chemistry with Simon. Not as great as Demi so I think they should just put Paulina back where she is and let her be her goofy little self.

  • scoobynacks

    It’s hard for me to hear “Gravity” without thinking of SYTYCD and that Mia Michaels piece. I had to go rewatch it a minute ago. Kayla and Kupono nailed it.

  • Le Viet Anh Nghi

    7. Alex & Sierra – Gravity (The X Factor USA Performance)

  • Guest
  • Matthew

    I guess I didn’t realize how long Gutt has been around. He has a 2008 album on iTunes and Hallelujah seems to be his go to song. Not only his 2012 audition song, but he actually has a Hallelujah video on youtube. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a4L6UWbmSNk

  • Garrett Clayman

    iTunes said that when they put iTunes downloads on during season 7 Idols were selling so many singles that some episodes they would’ve compromised the entire top 5. Would’ve loved to have seen that. Season 11 Billy Joel there was a glitch and I think Colton, Jessica, and Elise were in the top 20, and considering they all were eliminated (Jessica obvi saved) midpack I really don’t know if its a huge indication. The people buying arent necessarily the people downloading

  • Kesia Monteith

    Welp, just saw only a few of the videos. I ignored any videos with Jeff, because he honestly bores me to tears. I could only muster the energy to see the Carlito/Alex & Sierra duet, and boy, that was jarring. Could have done without Carlito, but he held his own. But even on his best night, it doesn’t get pass me how utterly mediocre he is.

    I didn’t really like A&S first performance, but Gravity? Whew! I mean, I’m now in love with Alex. True story, he’s always been my fave singer on the show. I just adore his tone. I played it again just to hear his gorgeous beginning. Sorry he couldn’t make it on Idol…

    My other fave singer of the night: Colton! I didn’t expect to love his voice in Wanted, but I’d be lying when I say I always thought he could really sing if he is given proper training. Unfortunately, he’s dragged down by tweedle low voice and tweedle pretty boy over there. Seriously, just keep them as backup singers, and we’ll be good. LOL. And their harmonies are still tragic.

  • Matthew

    Restless Road Wanted is currently #23 on country iTunes chart at midnight ET

  • Garrett Clayman

    They had songs last year I think Emblem 3 charted once or twice but they didnt promote them like they do now

  • hayes

    The very image in my head especially after Demi mentioned that the song had such a deep meaning for her; I automatically assumed she was talking about her addiction.

  • Kesia Monteith

    I’m still so upset Josh is not there. It should have been Josh and Khaya/Ellona in the top 3 with A&S. Aside from A&S, and maaaaybe Colton from RR, this top 4 is a joke. I don’t know what the hell Carlito is still doing here…

  • Matthew

    Its still an achievement when they have half the viewers of The Voice, but they usually don’t sustain their positions. They need them to go viral and get general media attention. I think Tessane on the Voice could be the star they’re looking for. Bridge over Troubled Water was beautiful

  • Matthew

    I don’t think America is sick of it as they voted for it and The Voice contestant just had a top iTunes hit with it a couple weeks ago. If you go on Youtube, you’ll also see that Jeff even has a music video of his rendition of Hallelujah that was posted back in April. He obviously has a history with that song and is very comfortable with it. Its already reached the top 10 on the iTunes music chart within hours of the show ending on the East Coast (could jump more once the West coast sees it) now I don’t think Americans are sick of it at all.

  • Jason Gorny

    Idol turning down Alex was probably the best thing to happen to him because now he and sierra may win it all on the x-factor!

  • Jason Gorny

    She tweeted that it was about her father.

  • Matthew

    Not only do most people not pay that much attention or have a list of the songs that are overdone on reality shows, but they don’t watch ALL these shows…and Jeff’s version is a bit different.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a4L6UWbmSNk

  • Matthew

    Everyones entitled to their own opinion. Its been proven that most of the time contestants do better with songs that the audience is familiar with versus songs that no one has ever heard before. Regardless, it wasn’t his choice. Blame the producers who listed it as one of the choices for the audience to vote on

  • Matthew

    Well Rion is gone…Sadly these shows have lifted sob stories to an art. Carlito had a rough life, the RR guys are from small towns, Jeff has $1 in his bank account and did you know he has a son?, wait did I Miss A&S sob story? Does anyone think Rion would have made it as far as she did without her disability?

  • Matthew

    You can’t be sure. Ellona didn’t have to focus on it or talk about it on camera. I have no doubt if she or her sister/family didn’t want it mentioned, it wouldn’t have been. Producers would have respected those wishes. We see this all the time on these shows (David Cook’s brother comes to mind) and sometimes, it works and sometimes it can backfire. But viewers like to identify with the person. We all know that the best voice doesnt win and the best voices don’t necessarily have the most successful careers. Its part of making a TV show

  • Matthew

    If you’re grading on a curve based on his previous performances. Theres nothing special there. There are hundreds of Hispanic kids that can do the same thing

  • Matthew

    wait till country gets hit by a boy band created by Simon Cowell

  • Matthew

    I still think Jessica Sanchez is so much more talented than Ellona. Im still surprised JSan career didn’t take off. Seems she had that 1 single with Ne-yo that didn’t go anywhere and then she went off to the Phillipines. Maybe she, Pia, and Melanie need to form a girl group

  • Matthew

    Well if Simon wouldn’t manufacturer groups every year, we wouldn’t have that problem I always thought the group category was meant of established groups. One reason Id like to see A&S do well is that even though they are only a duo, at least they came to this naturally. The Swon Brothers from The Voice have the #1 country song on iTunes after performing it on air this week, proving that there is a market. I can see the A&S reality show as they plan their wedding while juggling their first album

  • Matthew

    Because they’re not great singers and its not The Sing Off. X Factor is about pop stars. Im surprised they’re not just teaching them how to lip sync while dancing. Imagine if Britney were forced to sing live without backing and dancers?

  • Matthew

    I still don’t like the gu y who’s always on the right. For some reason, he just strikes me as cocky. He seems like the guy who was the cool jock in HS and has been used to getting everything he wants cuz of his looks. The middle guy I think may be a little older and more experienced. THe left guy with the Scotty McReery voice is starting to come out of his shell. If you’re a high school kid with no experience, its hard to go from 0 to 50 in a few weeks. Its not like Lillie or Jeff who have been performing for decades and have already recorded albums Sometimes you do have to cut them some slack.

  • Jason Gorny

    The only manufactured group I really like from the X-Factor is Little Mix. Oh gosh, Little Mix is incredible lol.

  • Jason Gorny

    don’t you mean man band haha

  • Jason Gorny

    Cool fact guys. Whoever win this competition will be the 100th winner of the X-Factor franchise! Dami Im of XF Aus is #98 and whoever win XF UK this coming Sunday will be #99. I just think it’s really cool that whoever win this year on the US version will be the 100th winner. Kinda a special number lol

    ETA: Actually, it will not happen because X-Factor Italy is finishing up tomorrow and the winner will be #99. Darn lol

  • Jon Glass

    That was the BEST season of SYTYCD. I miss that. I miss that stage.

  • Jon Glass

    If A&S go home this week, I am done. We should boycott next week if they end up being eliminated.

  • alan___b

    Alex & Sierra #5 on itunes right now!

  • Nedsdag

    “Gravity” is climbing the iTunes Top 10 pop charts. They’re not going anywhere.

  • bostonred

    I hope Jeff gets eliminated, first and foremost because his vocals lack originality and I find him totally boring and second so I do not have to hear about his friggin son ever again. Go home and take care of him.

  • raymarhead

    And I thought A&S couldn’t outdo themselves! Gravity had me BAWLING. It was perfection. If XFUSA gets a 4th season it is ONLY because of the success of these two.

  • Guest

    #3. Gravity (The X Factor USA Performance) – Alex & Sierra

  • macfae

    That song is so beautiful. I’m not a crier but everytime I’ve watched it, I tear up. Love the iTunes too just not the same watching them. .

    I’m surprised to see their “Say Something” from last week is back in Top 10 at # 9

  • AngieSetMefree?

    Omg what a small world. Alex and Sierra are friends with Johnny Keyser (former Idol contestant) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9bOwhGqsR0o

  • Karen C

    I really think the itunes rankings reflect the voting, because they both reflect popularity. The pattern seems the same as it was the past couple of weeks, also.

  • Karen C

    That’s fantastic !! I’m glad the designated his music as rock, too.

  • Karen C

    Still touring, and got a new management deal, and I think working on another album.

  • Trina

    Jeff is currently #6 on the overall iTunes chart. Slim chance of him going anywhere.

  • knave

    Finally got around to watching Little Talks. I wasn’t crazy about the arrangement because it lost some of the urgency of the original (which was my favourite song of the year), but I still really dug the performance. They gave us more harmony than usual, and still sounded great individually of course.

  • CB40

    As I wake up this morning, I see Alex and Sierra at #2 on iTunes and Jeff Gutt at #6, not bad at all!

  • catlover84

    Alex & Johnny probably met on American Idol. Both were contestants on season 12 I believe?

  • Matthew Richards

    Was this episode worth watching? I kind of intentionally skipped it and went to bed instead.

  • Evelyn Albino

    Yay number 2 on iTunes ????

  • CJ

    I know a lot of people think Illona (not sure of the spelling) should be there still, and maybe so based on talent… but so much of it is personality and viewer vibe… and I think she annoyed people… same for Rion

  • CJ

    Always loved the Swons and loved that performance the other night!

  • CJ

    I prefer Jeff over Alex/Sierra, but I think A/S have done better with taking songs and adapting them to their own style.

  • CJ

    They are good. Just goes to show you that you don’t need to win! Same for 1D….

  • CJ

    I still don’t get why Matthew didn’t get enough fan support…

  • Guest

    #1 on iTunes Gravity (The X Factor USA Performance) – Alex & Sierra

  • shell29

    Don’t get me wrong, I like A&S and I think they could be on the way to becoming X Factor US’ first breakout stars. But whether or not that happens will have nothing to do with whether X Factor gets renewed. The post show success (or lack of success) of the winners/runners up of these shows don’t have much of an effect on the ratings.
    For the record, I think X Factor will be renewed for a 4th season in spite of the dismal ratings. They’ll get one more shot to right this ship before they pull the plug.

  • Just My Opinion

    OMG! Amazing. Just listened to the studio version without the audience noise. Brought me to tears. I think Simon may have a breakout artist in A&S.

    If you think about it… way less viewers than the Voice and itunes are not part of the votes as in The Voice.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NlIs7bxDkKU

  • Landon Cox

    Hey SirMac/MJ, this post is tagged under American Idol

  • Jepoy Ramos

    when do they record these tracks? I thought they are from the live shows/

  • bostonred

    I can not help if people settle for boring.