X Factor Finalists Unhappy with Their Song Choices This Week

Beatrice Miller reveals to The Hollywood Reporter that she hated everything about her performance last night, from the song choice to her outfit. She also claims that the producers chose the song, not her mentor, Britney Spears.  Also, Britney didn’t seem to care much that the young singer was unhappy.  Via The Hollywood Reporter

The tune in question, “Time After Time” by Cyndi Lauper, just wasn’t much fun to perform, mused the New Jersey teen in a backstage interview. Miller said she loves to listen to the 80s classic, but singing it live was another matter. “I didn’t like it when I performed it, but I mean, I hope that didn’t show,” she said.

That didn’t come as a surprise to her mentor, Britney Spears, who advised the 13-year-old to soldier through it despite her lukewarm — make that ice cold — response to the ballad, which Miller said was assigned to her by producers, not Spears. Miller said she was informed of the theme five minutes before she met with the show’s team of voice coaches last week.

“Britney knew that I hated my song this week, but you know, she just said, ‘Get through it and just try to connect with the song,'” Miller revealed. “I don’t think it really mattered to her that I didn’t like it.”

Miller also acknowledged that the mood backstage on Wednesday was “dull,” mainly because many of the contestants were indifferent to the Diva theme week.

“I think the majority of us as contestants didn’t like what we were singing this week,” she said. “I don’t think any of us got exactly what we wanted because this week it was all about saluting divas of the older time and whatever, and they kind of made us into the people that we’re singing this week, which was kind of weird. I don’t like that, because it just turns us into people that we’re not.”

Beatrice also HATED her outfit

“I was like, ‘I hate this dress and if you don’t take me out of it and put me in some pants, then we’re going to add some funk to this outfit,’ So they were like, ‘Oh, we bought this hat for you and we’re thinking that you should wear it next week,” she laughed. “I was like, ‘Haha, no no no — we’re wearing it now because this outfit is really bad.'”

Beatrice was not the only finalist who hated her song choice.

Many of the contestants were hesitant upon learning what songs they’d be performing, including her teammate Arin Ray (Madonna’s “Crazy For You”) and Lyric 145 (Katy Perry’s “ET” and Queen’s “We Will Rock You”) and Jennel Garcia (Tina Turner’s “Proud Mary”).

“I hated it!,” Garcia told THR earlier this week. “I remember walking into the vocal room and the guys were kinda playing it on the guitar and I was like, ‘I feel bad for whoever is singing that song.’ And they were like, ‘Oh, it’s yours.’ I was like, ‘Oh, well… Damn!’ I was so mad. But you know, we changed it in a way so it could sound like my song.”

The finalists spend very little time with their mentors

THR learned that many of the contestants spent very little time working with their actual mentors. Each song is initially selected by producers, and the contestants’ respective mentors enter the process only one or two days before showtime. At that point, it’s worth noting, many mentors (or producers) will hit their contestants with a change in song just one day, or sometimes only hours, before broadcast. Sometimes the swaps are due to licensing problems, other times, creative differences.

Lyric 145 were REALLY disappointed they couldn’t do their original song choice

“We had the best song we could have possibly had. It was our original lyrics, it was the diva of the century, it was perfect. Arguably would have been the best performance we had so far, and that was coming from the inside,” said Lyric Da Queen on Wednesday night. “Last night we got the ball dropped on us that we weren’t going to be able to do the song, and today we got the song that we were doing. It was just chaos.”

The kids don’t sound like happy campers. No wonder last night’s performances were mostly mediocre.

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  • http://twitter.com/bignliddle BigNLiddle

    Very VERY interesting.

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

    I’ll always wonder what Lyric 145 would sing (Biggest diva of the century…probably Streisand).  If they could pull off Supercalafracolistic….(please excuse spelling), they would do kick ass on Steisand.

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

    Considering how bad last night seemed from the comments, I find this story quite believable, and it explains a LOT.

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

    It was going to be Aretha Franklin.

  • fuzzywuzzy

    It’s so bogus that the contestants don’t get to choose their own songs. It’s part of revealing their musical sensibilities.

  • SullyD

    Poor kids.

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

    Thanks for the response, Dennis.

    Now, I’m extremely bummed out.  :(  Wonder what happened.  Couldn’t it clear?  A lot of Aretha songs clear.

    It showed they weren’t ready last night.  And they paid greatly for it.

  • b_james

    Hey Beatrice. The hat and pants were the worst parts of your outfit.  And you pretty much always seem upset about something.  Also, is it really a surprise to anyone that Britney (or any of the mentors) isn’t the one picking out the songs?

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

    This doesn’t surprise me they’re just given songs chosen by producers and the judges come in at the last minute acting like they do something. Is it too much to ask to just let these ppl do whatever they want to do.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/NWXRUOY5BTHY5F52JP3ZFJTTVI Mikko

    Thank you MJSblog and Hollywoodlife of this valuable information. And thank you Bea of being so true and real! This show is like torturing the contestants, which kills all joy, creativity and life!

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

    that’s why I’ve been saying Beatrice doesn’t fit this kind of show. She has a different soul that isn’t prepared yet to handle with all the manipulation and falsity of a show like this.

  • iluvai

    That seems so unfair the contestants can’t pick their own songs or in Beatrice’s case even her outfit. I feel bad for all of them.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/NWXRUOY5BTHY5F52JP3ZFJTTVI Mikko

    Good point, but do you think, that some show is destined to be certain kind forever? You do not think, that the shows could evolve? If they could, bringing these kinds of things up, is valuable.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/NWXRUOY5BTHY5F52JP3ZFJTTVI Mikko

    Bea has for many years made team work with adults in creative projects, making movies etc. I do not think she is inexperienced in making compromisses etc and is able to do so also. But you know, if she is the one who delivers, I 100 % understand, that she suffers, if she has to sing the stuff she does not really like at all.

  • lukien

    I like Bea but if the story is true then perhaps i wont like her that much, perhaps she’s young but she needs to soldier on as Britney advised, not to whine about it, whining makes it worse.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/NWXRUOY5BTHY5F52JP3ZFJTTVI Mikko

    If I had to choose, I’d rather have her as a person, who speaks her mind and expresses the wish, that she would like to sing the songs she really likes, than being well behaving beloved puppy doing what she is told. I really think, this was an important thing to bring up, and I hope that the public – ant hte producers – do not see it as “whining”.

  • Incipit

    XFUS = Puppet Show  

    But “pay no attention to the man behind the curtain.” Or in this case the producers/puppet masters. And Cowell. One of whom picked this crappy theme and the rest picked the overdone and inappropriate-to-the-artist songs. Wonder which one has the Big Diva Love? 

    The judge/mentors know how much they are NOT doing – while they pretend to be so involved – guess they are puppets too? Somehow, I don’t think these details were intended to be leaked, but I could be wrong – Cowell may think it deflects from the mediocre performances – I have no idea how his mind works.

    But the judge/mentors are busted! So, Cowell, what is it exactly that you are paying them for again? 

    No wonder this show has ‘bored’ me away from it.

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

    I do think it’s a hit and miss process to evolve. But i don’t believe XF US will evolve to something better. I wouldn’t put my money on it.

  • elliegrll

    Miller also acknowledged that the mood backstage on Wednesday was “dull,” mainly because many of the contestants were indifferent to the Diva theme week.

    This was evident by their performances.  I understand why they were upset, but a few of them, CeCe and Arin in particular, should have left their anger backstage.  These contestants are letting the show get to them, and aren’t focusing on the fact that there may be someone watching who can help them launch their career.  They should also be focused on trying to attract fans.  

  • http://twitter.com/Loretta31 Loretta

    I have always hated themes!!  Let the contestants sing what they like.  The kind of music they want to make after the show!  It is cruel to make a singer, sing a song they hate and that doesn’t represent who they are as an artist.

  • elliegrll

    Themes are necessary, but the songs should be arranged in a way that highlights the contestants’ strengths.  People should be forced to mimic the original song, or forced to perform in a genre or style that doesn’t fit them.  There’s no reason why someone like Tate can’t get an R&B song that has a country rearrangement.  

  • lukien

    In life most of the time you dont always get what you want, therefore the value lesson is to accept what you have and use it to your own strength and advantage. She is still young and the industry is cruel, so Britney’s advise is spot on. While Carly could be the next Anne Hathaway, graduated from Disney movies to Oscar contender, i am bit worried Bea will be taking Lindsay Lohan’s road, the painful and heartbreaking road.

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

    Welcome to the music industry, X Factor contestants.  No one in the business is going to give any recording artist a lot of money to do whatever they want until after said artist has proven to be able to move a lot of units.

    Otherwise, creative freedom means spending one’s own money.  Maybe KickStarter campaigns would have been better for some of the acts.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/NWXRUOY5BTHY5F52JP3ZFJTTVI Mikko

    I agree. It does not look good. This is the 2nd season, and it somehow looks so macabre. I wonder, how can it seem to be going so wrong.

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

    Glad you said all this. At the end of the day, this is still reality TV. This type of programming is treated by TV Critics as low of the TV totem pole for a reason. Most of it can and is manipulative, made up and false. It is about playing the game, after all. Bea’s moms knew what she signed up for, and they may have warned her what all this would entail. Watch when these folks have to deal with record label. Whoo boy, are they in for a rude awakening. We can share all the tales from our fav music acts of how they dealt with BS from record execs telling them what they should or should not sing. Beatrice is just getting a taste of it. So welcome to the real world, little girl.

  • http://twitter.com/ronnydias Ronny Dias

    Well, they might not have delivered a Diva worthy performance, but, boy, do they have the attitude!!!

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

    I had a feeling the judges had little authority. Seemed strange that Demi can mouth off to Simon, but she can’t pull rank over whoever does the staging.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/NWXRUOY5BTHY5F52JP3ZFJTTVI Mikko

    In that situation, Britney’s advice WAS spot on, I agree. But I think we were talking about speaking her mind afterwards. I do not see it as a mistake. Also many viewers do not like the puppet treatment, that XF gives to the contestants. There would be non whatsoever development, if the people would not speak their minds. Industry can be cruel, but not necessarily. I think that the movie industry has this far has treated her very kindly and has wanted her services, and I have not heard any stories from there her being a difficult team worker, but on the contrary. Let us not paint any black lohan pictures, but just admire Bea’s unique qualities. Having written all this, I think we are talking about the eternal challenge, that artists are having: “in order to survive, I might have to do do some crap all the time, but if I will do that, who am I, have I sold myself completely out?”

  • http://twitter.com/eilonwya10 Eilonwy

    Welcome to the music industry, X Factor contestants.  No one in the business is going to give any recording artist a lot of money to do whatever they want until after said artist has proven to be able to move a lot of units.

    If the XFUSA singers were being given themes/songs that “forced” them to bend their own style to a current musical sound, I’d be much more in sympathy with that reasoning. If signed, these people will be expected to sing in a way that’s marketable (see, e.g., not-entirely-convincing reconfiguration of Melanie Amaro as a dance-pop chick). So giving them an opportunity to demonstrate how they’d handle merging their unique musical POV with current industry expectations would potentially be doing them a service — they’d be building a fan base around what they’re likely to really be doing after the show.

    This 1980s/90s diva sound, though — it’s not relevant to the current music scene. If the singers were choosing their own songs within the theme, viewers would at least learn something about their strategy, musical knowledge, and ability to work with a song. Under the “producer hands out songs” system, all we learn is that most of these people wouldn’t have been big successes in 1989.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/NWXRUOY5BTHY5F52JP3ZFJTTVI Mikko

    “Otherwise, creative freedom means spending one’s own money.” This is quite well put, and I suppose it is quite often true, unless you will become a really big name. 

  • sjames08

    I think it’s because the producers are paying Brian Freidman (the choreographer) and last night, not a lot of people had back up dancers. of course, they want to make their money’s worth. 

    This show’s just going down the drain. 

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

    Lukien, you worry about Bea taking the Lohan road.  I worry more than she’ll take the road of her “mentor,” Britney Spears.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/NWXRUOY5BTHY5F52JP3ZFJTTVI Mikko

     I do not think, we are only talking here about this “good old” “you must do what producers and investors” tell you to do” situation. I think that people like Lyric145 were somewhat suffering from the indifference towards their act. If they would have been the act I was considering investing, I would have done all in my power to give them the best possibilities to show, what they are made of, and if it would not have worked, I might have abandoned them. I sense, that many contestants feel, that they are not being taking cared of properly, that there hangs in the air the atmosphere of indifference. If so, that is the worst, not ordering the songs itself. What comes to ordering the songs, to me it would seem clear, that if the contestant likes the song, the result is better. I think that the goal should be to receive the best possible performance, so we are not yet also talking about “the industry” wanting this and that. I also think, that if one can influence into one’s own song choices, performances have more possibility to become more unique, and I think that the uniqueness is, what the industry is also looking for.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/NWXRUOY5BTHY5F52JP3ZFJTTVI Mikko

    Extremely good point!

  • mtlfan2

    at least on AI they got to choose their songs even if they have a limited list to choose from at times.
    I really don’t like XF and The Voice for this especially when they are songs out of range or not fitting the contestants.
    AI is really the better show for this important aspect of the competition

  • girlygirltoo

    Not a surprise, but this whole show is so fake. The mentors don’t really do any mentoring — and now we hear that it is the PRODUCERS who pick the songs? If I were a contestant I’d be pissed off because the song choices have been horrible, the production is so OTT and the show has basically become a joke.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/NWXRUOY5BTHY5F52JP3ZFJTTVI Mikko

     I think Jennel is great, and I loved her. But it seems to me, that her biggest obstacle was, that she did not have a strong self confidence, had kind of a weak identity. So she was ready to do nearly whatever was suggested, she was ready to be a puppet. I just do not see, that this could be good for anyone. There does not exist any “rockstar mould”, from where you can produce stars. Autenthic artists are always unique. That is why, I consider it as a healthy sign, that Bea and some other artists did bring these things up.

  • lukien

    I think i refer to her talking afterwards. She made everything sounding negative and even mentioned the mood backstage was down, just to support her whining. If she did soldier on, she would have a different perspective afterward. For me she kinda threw the blame to others in case she was eliminated. She painted Britney as a well, not really good judge and she hated everything that’s given to her. For me that sounds very ungrateful and might harm her chances in the future. I hope it’s not true tho coz i genuinely like her. Or if she did say all of these, at least her moms or some adults could talk sense to her, i know she’s only 13 but since she’s thrown herself to the world, she might need to grow up quickly.

  • lukien

    Lindsay and Britney both had problems but their problems were not really the same. I feel Bea might have the tendency to go Lindsay’s way instead of Britney’s but i hope not!!!! Please please not!!!!

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/NWXRUOY5BTHY5F52JP3ZFJTTVI Mikko

    I think she is inexperienced with the media. It can be for any artist, even the adults, terrible to receive bad critics, when you try to pour your heart and soul to the song. And you are there in front of millions of people online globally. After that you must feel “Whoom!”

    Right after that she speaks, how she feels, openly at backstage, and the reporter makes a juicy story out of it. Yes, you are right, she should have had more experience with media. But I still do not see her as “whining”, because the puppet framework of the show is real, and it was good to bring that up, although a more experienced media handler would have done it more carefully.

    The story is written in that way, that can make someone to look at her like ” whiner”. I am not sure, if she was in that situation exactly the way the story wants us to understand. If the reporter has twisted the story in any way to make it more juicy (and it is possible), that tells more about nasty culture than of Bea.

    Of course it can be, that the kids of that age can take any kind critics too much into their hearts (and would need only encouragement) and that can lead to unexpected ourbursts (like who would critisize Rachel Crow’s collapsing as “improper manners”?), but I will leave now the question “Should the contestants be at least 16 years old?” out.

    About the disrespect: Truly, all these kids are like sweethearts. Did you know, that Bea for example asked her followers to join also to Arin’s Twitter account, that he would get more followers? Disrespectful person would not do that.
    Many reality shows, also XF, are many times not “reality” shows, but they fabricate fake dramas, give certain people “the bitch edit” and so on.  They can practically destroy people’s lives, Tara for example has like 100 000 haters now, and she really did not deserve that.
    Bea has also laughed, when they have kind of tried to edit the show that way, that she and Carly would be jealous to each other and compete bloodily, although they love each other. That is what I call “disrespectful”.
    That liitle kid is nice, and yes, she might have said a couple of too many things, but she was suffering, because people are indifferent to her will to get to sing songs she likes. I do not think it is too much to ask.

    By the way, I do not see any real argument here with you, you seem like a nice and insightful person, and like you said yourself, you like Bea, and care about her.

  • IdolyEverAfter

    I had higher hopes for this year, but it’s going downhill fast.  One problem is that last year had some amazing talent with star power for the show, and some buzz.   There is no Melanie Amaro and no Chris Rene.  Even Josh and Marcus.  I think the top won’t budge much, and I bet LA has had a turnaround when he sees how well his old folks are doing.  But the whole thing really is one big clusterf*ck if you ask me.  Simon trying to manufacture those jerks in Emblem 3 as a new One Direction, it ain’t happening.  What he did to Demi tonight, ridiculous.  They have rules, so he breaks them when he wants.   If it was him with 2 in the bottom and Demi tried that, it wouldn’t work.  I think it’s obvious Demi picked who she did to make sure Simon had to make a pick, and she deserves to be angry about it.   

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/NWXRUOY5BTHY5F52JP3ZFJTTVI Mikko

    I like Simon, he is  a great guy, but his ego is really ruining this show. Without no rules but Simon’s whims, everything becomes unfair – and boring!

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/PVEFG2TOUIXSROKUSO2O2DOWWE Taylor

    Welcome to reality tv, Beatrice. Your other choice is to go home, but at this point you have been given a good opportunity here. This could possibly open some doors for you in the near future.

    AI has been having weird themes for years. If it’s not your “thang” one week, you buy into it, work it for all its worth, and make it to the next week when the theme might be more suited to your liking.

    The Voice and X Factor are shows where the songs you perform are picked for you. If you aren’t okay with it, wait three years and try out for American Idol. Even then, you will be subjected to themes outside of your wheelhouse and given a handful of songs to pick from or given duet partners and songs that hurt you instead of help you on the show.

    You made it to the live shows. There were thousands of people who tried out and you were chosen to be one of the few. Be a little grateful for the opportunity and quit complaining about everything.

  • http://www.facebook.com/shander.maxwhite Shander Maxwhite

    The voice is so much more humane and i feel so much more that the judges really have a say in what happens and some authority to call the producers on the carpet if there is BS going on.

    The mentors/judges on the voice don’t always give contestants the songs they want.. but the choices are there to challenge them to stretch their voices and help the winnowing process revolve around who can grow and do more than good karioke.  

    The also seem to have a better book of songs to choose from.

    I will say one thing compared to idol Idols band has absoultely some of the greatest musicians in it.. its so subtle the difference between a rythym section that grooves and one that just bumps along like synthetic drum set.

  • suenigma

    Much of what you say is accurate, I concede, but it doesn’t make it right. Particularly when perpetrated against a 13 year old girl. There are only a handful of super-wealthy, super-successful music stars right now – the vast majority of singers and musicians are treated like indentured servants by the music industry, reality TV and the big labels. IMO it borders on abuse, and the unlikely carrot of “success” being dangled is the only think stopping it from being viewed as such. I guess “shut-up and take-it, and be thankful for the opportunity?” is one way to go. Britney certainly did when she was a little girl like Beatrice – she got the fame and money, but at what cost? Her life has been a tragedy. I hope Beatrice, and/or her Moms, have the good sense to quit this manipulative, soul-stealing puppet show. Probably not though. Damn carrot.

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

    This show is just a train wreck. They need some new stage managers or something, it is so disorganized. KarTrashian is like a bull in a china shop and the contestants, judges and hosts have no idea where to go or what to do. I have seen county fair talent shows that were better organized than this overblown monstrosity. GET ME SOME IDOL!

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/PVEFG2TOUIXSROKUSO2O2DOWWE Taylor

    Britney has a severe mental illness. Being famous didn’t mess her up, her illness did. Justin Timberlake had the same type of early success and he is fine. For every Britney, there is a Justin, Nick Jonas or countless other teen stars that have transitioned from child star to a responsible and happy adult.

    Beatrice is too young to drive herself to tryouts and arrange for travel to the earlier rounds. Her parents took her out of school and out of a normal preteen life to let her try out for this show and to continue to show up for the later rounds. They must think she can handle it.

    So, Beatrice is having to wear clothes she doesn’t care for and sing songs she doesn’t like? Welcome to show business. If it’s that horrible to wear an outfit that you hate, quit! Go home and join the chorus or get involved in theatre. (where you will have to sing songs you don’t like and wear dresses or costumes that you hate)

  • suenigma

    Britney does have serious mental illness – but it is pretty hard to argue that she wasn’t exploited at an early age – either in part because of her mental health problems, or alternatively, causing them.

    Justin had a strong parent who advocated for him and set limits. He was also not sexualized to the degree that Britney was back then. Big difference, IMO.

    Unfortunately not all parents have their child’s best interest at heart, and/or the wisdom and experience to know when it is in jeopardy.

  • usedtobelucy

    “It’s so bogus that the contestants don’t get to choose their own songs. It’s part of revealing their musical sensibilities.”

    Wait … There are contestants? I thought this was a show about Simon and …


  • elliegrll

    Right after that she speaks, how she feels, openly at backstage, and the reporter makes a juicy story out of it. 

    But this isn’t Beatrice’s only problem.  As Michael Slezak wrote about her reaction last night, during the awful rankings reveal:

    (who reacted to the news with a not-ready-for-primetime combo of bitterness and resignation)

    This is how Beatrice reacts to everything.  The girl’s attitude leaves a lot to be desired, and it’s the thing, instead of her singing, that will keep her from sticking around, or even catching the attention of businesses like Nickelodeon or Disney for some post show opportunities.  

  • elliegrll

    During the Battle Rounds the voice has been very guilty of assigning songs that are a perfect fit for one of the contestants, but a horrible choice for the person who they are battling, so there is manipulation over there as well.  In fact, I believe that one contestant called them out on it this season.

  • CB40

    This show is becoming less watchable by the minute. I may just stop altogether. 

  • http://twitter.com/ITS_KJB_OMG Kyle Bianchini

    I don’t like where this show is going. Simon needs to take control, dial it down, let the contestants pick their own songs, let the judges/coaches be advisers for their team not straight up dictating what will happen, and he needs to get his act together. He is not the judge I enjoyed on Idol. I want that guy back.

    That being said, there is some talent on this season. They could turn it around if they act fast enough.

  • artemis112

    I like Beatrice; she has a really good voice and an appealing face. Her parents have probably always encouraged her to express herself. But if someone doesn’t give this child some media training ASAP, the next song the producers assign her could be about dancing penguins.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/NWXRUOY5BTHY5F52JP3ZFJTTVI Mikko

    True. The world is not flawless, and Bea is not flawless. It is good to take things seriously, but she is taking it too seriously. I am sure she would not like to take it so seriously and be so excited, but obviously it is the same thing right now than to ask people for example “to get more enlightened”.
    Good advice, but how do you do that practically? It is very difficult to change some “not-so-good” tendencies and habitual behaviour, but luckily she is a child, and she might be able to do it, for adults it is many times impossible.

    Like I have written earlier, she has been a lot in the tv and movie business and showed that she is the most amiable working company. It is just this “competition” scene (and I suppose the kind) which may be a little bit difficult to handle for her.

    I wish she could just enjoy now being there, and not to stress too much.

  • NycGuy

     If she is any contestant is getting a raw deal, she has the right to speak up. What is staying quiet and being good going to do for her?

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/NWXRUOY5BTHY5F52JP3ZFJTTVI Mikko

    You did not see any big bitter reactions on television (and if there would appear some for a very short moment, I do not think, that it is so bad), but she has to remember, she is in media also then, when she is not in the television (there are back stage reporters there watching, and ever more, if they will sense, that somebody is emotional).

    I think she is learning. And hope, because that is her biggest thing to learn now, not toget emotionally too overwhelmed in the live shows in the competition like this.
    She by the way apologized after those reactions 12 h ago in Twitter:
    “I know my reaction to being 8th tonight was immature and I apologize,
    sometimes I hide my sadness with attitude. I’ll be better next week :”

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/NWXRUOY5BTHY5F52JP3ZFJTTVI Mikko

    I am not sure, but from what I have heard, I think the contestants will have now more say in the song selections in the future after this.
    Hope so at least.

    We are not in the 1950’s of “you will do what you are told!” There are no heavenly rules, how the things should go, but people can define with the dialogue the rules and the habits of the show more accurate and flexible and amiable, if they feel need to that.
    It is NOT that the contestants, including Bea, would not need the support and help from the mentor and the producers, but everybody should feel as comfortable as possible with the productions. I am sure Bea understands the value of her “band members”.
    But she has to understand the influence of media more deeply.

  • Incipit

    I don’t like where this show is going. Simon needs to take control

    That could be a problem, Kyle Bianchini. Take control from whom? The season is going the way it is because Cowell ‘is’ in control already. He set the tone for his own show, and the ever-changing rules too.

    The Simon from Idol was a character – who was working Nigel’s abrasive comment schtick and was constrained by being an employee; if he needed to dial it down, Nigel could tell him so…

    Now he is free to be his own mean-spirited self, and do whatever he pleases – so he does. Maybe FOX could tell him to get his act together – but since they’ve already renewed XFUS, odds of that making a difference are slim to none.

    JMO. Of Course.

  • mason williams

    i predict that this show won’t last as long as idol or even the voice for that matter

  • SapphireBlue9

    The contestants didn’t like their songs and outfits??? What a coincidence! I thought it was all terrible, too!! 

    Forget about choreographers, hair and makeup, and judges…  they need therapists stationed all over that studio- the whole show is so darn dysfunctional.

    Brit and all of her “issues”, Simon the psychopath, Mario the narcissist, KK the kranky kardashian, Demi now damaged by Simon….  The contestants are gonna be screwed up too. Teens will be emotionally destroyed, Emblem will develop super oversized egos, CeCe will go on permanent face tattoo rampage, ….

     … but Tate will write a kick a$s country song about the mess of a show and it will be AWESOME!

  • bscfan

    I haven’t seen a single episode of XFUS, but you guys are making it seem like such a trainwreck that I’m tempted to watch just out of curiosity. 

    Regardless of whether this Bea is considered to be whining or not, I think it’s damned  shame if contestants can’t pick their own songs. Unless of course–the goal is to get people like me to watch the trainwreck.

  • SapphireBlue9

    Recently I’ve accepted that I’m a sucker for these lame singing competition shows. I’m no longer ashamed. But this year with the XF it’s ALL about the trainwreck factor and it’s disturbingly enjoyable.

    I give myself challenges like, “Can I find one decent quality about tonight’s show?”  or  “Pick one thing Britney says that’s somewhat articulate”. It’s fun and highlights how screwed up the show really is!

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/NWXRUOY5BTHY5F52JP3ZFJTTVI Mikko

    I thought XF1 was a nightmare in some way, but I wanted to give the show another try. Whereas in AI auditions are not that interesting, XF auditions were quite great to me and I got attached. But whereas in AI it is like very exiciting, when the live shows begin, in XF surprisingly the live shows are many times like painful to watch, although they have found a lot of talent. I think it is weird.
    But having become Bea fan, I am going to watch as long as she is there, because i feel she really needs all the support from her fans. The show is so macabre, that the framework of the show does not necessarily support her. i hope the judges will not vote her out because of “political reasons”. But after this season, I try to make serious conscious decision not to watch XF3, because any way, they had the possibility to renew the show, and I think I do not want to get attached to this anymore in the years to come.

    When we got to hear, that Britney has not necessarily chosen the songs, but “the producers”, who knows, if Simon has chosen f.ex. most/some of teens’ songs?
    What he did to Demi, I could not watch, it was like abusive rape.
    Everybody, including us who are watching the show, are becoming Simon’s puppets.

    All in all, I have always liked Simon, but here his big ego seems to stink so much, that it kills the will to watch the show.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/PVEFG2TOUIXSROKUSO2O2DOWWE Taylor

    She by the way apologized after those reactions 12 h ago in Twitter:”I know my reaction to being 8th tonight was immature and I apologize, sometimes I hide my sadness with attitude. I’ll be better next week :”

    Good for her. Live and learn, Beatrice. Take the opportunities and use them, play the game girl. This is a crash course in everything that has to do with show business, learn from it and come out wiser and tougher on the other side.

    FTR, I like this kid and have thought her “style”, both vocally and appearance wise, are part of what makes her unique. It sets her apart from the other teens in XF and all the other shows. (Wonder if her clothing, hair and accessories aren’t really her, but are from the show? If so, they are doing a damn good job in making her stand out.)

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_YN4GHCMAO22DHQEZAH6ZDVZ6YQ Blinkx

    Ok but how about The Voice? Do the coaches spend a lot of time with their singers too? Or is it the same for The X Factor?

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_YN4GHCMAO22DHQEZAH6ZDVZ6YQ Blinkx

    I think Beautrice is really cool. She’s probably one of the few young contestants who’s not afraid to speak her mind out. I actually thought that she was boring at first during boot camp and judges houses but she turned out to be a pretty cool kid for a 13 year old during the live shows. 

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/NWXRUOY5BTHY5F52JP3ZFJTTVI Mikko

    I am her total fan. What strikes me most is not her singing voice (which i also love), but her creative brain, mind and heart – and passion. She has very good basis for any kind of creative work.
    And she is most welcoming person, someone easy to approach. And she has like natural guts and I also think like “earthquike energy” to deliver vivid performances.
    Ok, she is a bit overwhelmed, but who wouldn’t especially at her age: she was “trending 2nd” in Twitter worldwide (out of 7 billion people) a couple of days ago and Harry Styles from iD told openly, that he voted Bea as many time he could and Bea also met Harry, who is loved by about 1 billion teenager girls. Of course one gets emotional.

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

     Very nice comments.  I wish Bea the best.

  • http://www.facebook.com/jorrus.cbaoth Jorrus C’baoth

     It was Aretha Franklin’s Respect. Just google it with lyric 145, they have samples at various sites. sounds awesome.

  • http://www.facebook.com/jorrus.cbaoth Jorrus C’baoth

     They say its got to do with right of use and copyright infringement but that doesn’t explain why they couldn’t use original works.

  • http://www.facebook.com/jorrus.cbaoth Jorrus C’baoth

     Respect is used in commercials, sports events and bands across the nation. no real reason why they couldn’t use it.

  • http://www.facebook.com/jorrus.cbaoth Jorrus C’baoth

     Her voice has a distinct raspyness about it. all the contestants have a strong suite. if it had to be Cyndi Lauper, why not True Colors instead of that lame, repetitive Time After Time. (boring)