The X Factor 2 – Episode 6 Auditions – Recap and VIDEOS

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VIDEOS and RECAP after the jump.

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When we last saw 13 year old Trevor Moran, he was passed out backstage in his mother’s arms. WHAT THE HECK HAPPENED. Is he dead? (Of course not) Stay tuned for FAKE DRAMZ!

Oh, they aren’t even taking him to the hospital! They loaded him up with water and gatorade. He was dehydrated and overly excited.  His parents don’t want him to audition, but Trevor is insisting! He’s trying to take it easy before he takes the stage.

Trevor Moran – “Sexy and I Know It” by LMFAO. – He’s a little ham. It’s hard to tell if he can sing or not, It doesn’t matter, his dancing and singing is charming the entire judges panel. Even Simon is laughing. Simon says, “I’m not entirely sure that was age appropriate.” LA says, “You owned the stage, you rocked the house.” Demi says, “You were so much fun to watch. You’re just too cute.” Britney says, “I liked you a lot. I thought you were completely adorable.” Simon adds, “I think you are going to be remembered for this performance.” LA says, “This is what the ex-factor is all about!”  Really? Alrighty, then. He gets 4 big yeses.

We’re in Greensboro North Carolina!

Owen Stewart – 16 – “Airplanes” by B.O.B – He wants to marry his girlfriend Tory who lives in New York. Sure dude. A cute girl in the audience gushes over him, before he makes sure he knows he’s taken. CRAZY KID. He wants to call his first album “The Fallout.” Guess why? Because of the girlfriend! Oh wow. This kid can seriously sing AND rap. He’s cute AND talented! FORGET THE GIRLFRIEND DUDE. His singing voice has a really nice tone and hes very confident on stage. My favorite boylet so far. LA says, “I really enjoyed that! You do both really really well.” Britney says, “It was a really good performance, but you didn’t wow me.” Demi says, “I think every girl in this audience wish they were Torrie right now.” Simon says, “I really really like you. I think you’ll get better and better and better.” Britney says no. SHE’S HIGH. Maybe he reminds her of an old boyfriend or something. The rest say YES. 3 yeses.

Freddie Combs – 40 – “Wind Beneath My Wings” – He weighed 900 pounds in 2009. THAT’S NOT A TYPO. He’s lost 400 pounds since through diet and exercise. NO STOMACH STAPLE. Housebound because of his size, his music was never heard. He hopes the judges look past his exterior and give a fat boy a chance. He’s still in a wheelchair. He’s a minister and is now on disability. He dedicates his wife of 16 years. Welp. He’s probably a big hit in the chruch choir. His style is super dramatic and old fashioned. Vibrato that never ends. His wife is backstage tearing up. Honestly, he probably could have a credible gospel career. He’s got the right vocal style. LA says, “You voice is heavenly.” Britney says, “I found your voice shockingly amazing.” Demi says, “I feel a lot of emotion behind your singing.” Simon says, “I had a vision of you standing singing that song. I don’t think you deserve to be stuck in that chair.” Simon wants him to continue to work on his weight if he says yes. Freddie agrees. All 4 judges say yes. OH LOOK. Freddie and his wife ARE ALREADY REALITY STARS. WELL OF COURSE THEY ARE. Check it out. Their lives were depicted in a series of TLC specials in 2010 and 2011. They were vying for their own series, but it never came to fruition. Sheesh. And the guy behaved like he’d been isolated in his home all these years…

A series of bad auditions are next. “Years ago I sat on two cats, and that’s what you sounded like,” says Simon to an unfortunate girl group. Demi says no to a male duo who butcher “Skyscraper”. A guy flips out and spits at the camera on the way out of the arena.

Lauren Jaurgui – 16 – “If I Ain’t Got You” – Lauren is there with her extremely supportive parents. Her dad works in concrete. Ok! Dad cries backstage as she sings. Lauren has a very mature, polished sound. She needs a few years to develop her own sound, but she has a lot of potential. A very nice alto. LA says, “That husky round voice was perfect.” Britney says, “I thought you were unbelievable. I can’t believe you are only 16.” Simon says, “You really really surprised me. One of my favorite auditions.” 4 GIGANTIC yeses.

San Francisco now!

Jordyn Foley – 12 – “Tomorrow” – Pink is her signature color. And she loves SPARKLES. She does a lot of “theatrical” shoes. Oh boy. Many community productions of “Annie” I’m guessing. I don’t usually bag on kids. But she’s kind of annoying. She brought a gang of friends with her. She would call her first album “Pink Glitter.” “You aren’t going to sing Annie…” says Simon. OMG SHE IS! Simon HATES this song. It doesn’t help that she…kind of sucks. Simon literally looks like he’s in pain. LA looks like he smelled something bad. How are they going to let this kid down? Simon says, “Oh Jordan. I’m going to hand this over to Demi.” Demi says, “You’re too cute. I had a lot of fun watching you.” Britney says, “I think you have an amazing voice.” LA says, “You’re just a bundle of joy.” Britney and Demi say yes. Simon says No. VOICE OF REASON. LA says YES. She’s through. Oh dear GOD. “WHAT HAVE YOU DONE,” says Simon to LA. I think LA said yes JUST to get under Simon’s skin.

We’re coming to the end of the audition road! The judges are confident they’ve found stars! Simon is SOOOO excited about this year. Now it’s time to relive all the super fun moments of the last 3 weeks. Hooray.

Next week…boot camp in Miami begins!

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42 Comments

  1. Horrible
    parents of this trevor kid.  No child his age should be exposing
    themself to the world via youtube in such a permanant, unfiltered way.   Children letting themselves get wrapped up in concepts of fame and exposure
    are going to be psychologically damaged.   Neither parent seems to
    care.  Both mother and father seem to be content to step aside and let
    the AdSense dollars roll in, without the normal, scant protections
    afforded to children working as professional actors in  unionized and
    controlled environment.  They clearly dont have his health and psyche
    in their best interests.   It stands that however drama’d up that
    backstage EMT vignette was Mother should have been looking out for her
    child while he was on the road to dehydrated collapse.

    Disgusting.  Rase the age limit please FOX, Mike Darnell, Pepsi and
    Verison.  We know that Simon and LA arent capable of looking after a
    child’s well being.  To say nothing of Brit’s parenting.

     

  2. This Owen Stuart guy is a better rapper than singer. I agree with Brit in that he didn’t wow me either. 

  3. I came in the middle of what was apparently Trevor.  He was having fun, but I couldn’t really figure what he was doing there.

    As much as I can try, I can not in my remotest imagination fathom how someone gets to a thousand pounds.  But, weight loss or no, there was something about that guy’s personality that was off-putting, and his singing was okay, but not terrific. If and when he stands up, though, he should have some real power.

  4. Lauren was excellent,  I think one of the best this season.  I think she really had a good stage presence too.

  5. I could’t hear this little girl singing for 20 seconds. Most annoying voice ever with the most annoying song ever. For the first time in my life i’m feeling sorry for Simon. I thought it was something impossible.

  6. Lol! I have tears of laughter streaming down my face. It’s almost like the ultimate punking of Simon (and the audience.)

  7. The voices of all the Annies are annoying; I think that is why Simon hates the song so much.

  8. Little Jordyn seemed like a sweet little girl, but I’d have given her a no.

  9. I loved that bit  w/ the little girl who sang Tomorrow when the music revs up as she get’s two yeses from the judges then it’s Simon’s turn and he says no and the music fizzles out. The girl at times had a nice pure quality to her voice when she belted but most of the time it had a nasal-like accent.

    Umm I don’t know if they’re keeping them secret but I didn’t see a lot of groups or good groups audition. What I did see is they put through a lot of good 16 year olds so I’m thinking we’re getting  manufactured groups for the live shows.

  10. Simon is SOOOO excited about this year.

    That was before he saw the ratings this year haha.

  11. Owen is one of the few good contestants that they’ve shown.  He may have actually been a “wow” moment.

  12. Mini-Bieb, Trevor and Jordan. I’m feeling the 12-15 this year are a bunch of annoying kids trying too hard to act like adults, Honey Boo boo kinda, ending up singing badly as any kid. The exception is Carly Rose, who acts like a normal kid and can sing like an adult.

  13. Yep, the way she dresses, the way she speaks, song choice, her voice. Jordan Foley looks like a setup to irritate Simon.

  14. Umm am I the only one who thought the Owen kid who sang Airplanes sang better than he rapped? I know that’s odd b/c usually it’s the other way around but when he simply sang his voice was rich and melodic yet when he rapped he had a weird accent can’t really describe it maybe lispy almost. well can’t describe it but it was putting me off I get why Britney wasn’t wowed he’d of been better simply singing.

  15. Britney is the weakest judge; her input is zit and fake.  Demi on the other hand is getting better and gives concrete comments be it positive/negative with d exception of that pink glitter girl.

  16. Tons of young talent shown over the past few weeks.  Goodbye Idol ( and that disgusting Nikki).  Hello XFactor although Britney and her baby voice and open mouth expressions are ALMOST as disgusting.  This is outweighed by the absolutely adorable Demi. Replace Britney with Cheryl and I would love this panel.

  17. I think if you gave Nikki a chance you would find that she can actually be knowledgable and articulate.

    Besides, idol is more about the contestants anyway. Even if you claim to not be watching, I think they would at least be pleased that you still care about them enough to talk about them in a thread that isn’t about them :)

    I don’t think they have anything to worry about since it’s almost 100% guaranteed that they will be getting better ratings than X Factor(although they will probably still see a drop, but that is beside the point).

  18. I thought Owen was better rapping than singing but his singing was ok. Wasn’t blown away but he was one of the few that I’ve seen so far that has talent and stage presence. And he’s a cute guy — old enough at 16 to not be too cutesy, y’know? 

  19. Lauren – very impressive – beautiful lower range – looking forward to hearing her again.

  20. Really liked Lauren’s voice. Don’t know if she has much stage presence.

  21. Owen’s rapping didn’t do it for me either, not that it surprises me. Most singers suck at rapping, because it’s a skill that has very little to do with singing ability. If anything, I think being a good rapper correlate more with acting skills. 

  22. why the hell did they put that little girl singing “Tomorrow” through? She CAN’T SING. That’s rather cruel to raise her hopes when she has no hope in hell of winning this competition.

    She was perky more than obnoxious, but still. She’s too young for this competition to begin with, and then to top it off, she can’t sing. #SMH

  23. I agree w/ those who have said Britney hasn’t contributed much. And that Demi is shining her buddy is Simon their interactions have been great but she had a cute moment w/ La. I was grinning when they said they hated when contestants did I nose Dive w/ their singing acting it out w/ their hands. Then Demi goes a step further and say He did a nose dive w/ a cork screw. It was funny and cute.

    I’m really curious how Britney will work as a mentor. I never noticed this before seeing her on X-factor and maybe it’s the editing but she seems really umm naive or innocent. Hmm I don’t know maybe she’ll come out of her shell when mentoring b/c she’ll feel like she’s in her element. Also she’d have had time to feel more comfortable on the show. The way I heard it the producers and help oversaw the majority of auditionors  so the judges haven’t been at it long. It could just take her a while to warm up.

    Oh well we’ll see she’s the only one i’m concerned about.

  24. Britney did a good contribution today telling how mediocre Owen was. That was her best in the show so far.

  25. Well, the auditions are over, and I’m still  a bit underwhelmed. I’ve seen some good/v.good talent, but I keep waiting for someone to blow the roof off the mutha. It has yet to happen. Maybe next week.

    On the other hand, maybe it’s not the contestants. It could just be that I’m suffering talent show fatique.

  26. I cannot say “Goodbye Idol” and welcome “The X-Factor” into my home.  They have some good contestants, but I’m just not into this show.  Maybe next week?

  27. I am so psyched for this season!! There are so many i like!! Jeffrey Adam Gutt, Jessica Espinoza, Carly Rose, Lauren, Dinah Jane, even Jason Brock although his character is OTT lol. I can’t wait for LIVE SHOWS! That is of course if the above i mentioned get in..

  28. most likely.  I am noticing that the range of talent is about the same through all these shows. Voice, Idol, Xfactor.  Its the package they are presented in and the judges that are different.  But I have to give points. I have actually enjoyed the XF auditions.  I hope they keep the light and breezy tone. 

  29. most likely.  I am noticing that the range of talent is about the same through all these shows. Voice, Idol, Xfactor.  Its the package they are presented in and the judges that are different.  But I have to give points. I have actually enjoyed the XF auditions.  I hope they keep the light and breezy tone. 

  30. I know, I loved Lauren. Did not expect her to come out of nowhere like that. By far my fave of the…..well, let’s say I have good feelings about her.

    ;)

  31. In a whole, i like xf this year better than last year mainly due to Britney and better contestants … Altho no one really gets me excited like what idol always made me feel, perhaps i am a sucker for wgwg hehehe … Kris Scotty Phillip …
    I agree with Brit, that aeroplane guy is not memorable nor that
    handsome, that all these people
    boy is better. Find myself clapping for the not age appropiate boy, actually his voice is quite good. I
    think my faves so far are miss thang you are a lil diva, not a group bros, hallelujah guy with a boy, lauren from today (altho she needs a lot of make over to superstar her up, she reminds me of Anne Hathaway in Princess’ Diary). Memorable mentions are Jason Brock, Panda and the guy on wheelchair … tho as much as i enjoyed their performances I still made faces like Britney watching their performances, if you get what i mean, i dont think i can stand them week after week unless some major transformations happen to them during live shows if they are lucky to get that far, my guess at least one of these three will make it to top 12.
    Last year Simon and LA made Chris Renee promise, thia year the guy on wheelchair, there is a pattern.
    Lastly … Britney’s amazing is the new beautiful yo!

  32. In a whole, i like xf this year better than last year mainly due to Britney and better contestants … Altho no one really gets me excited like what idol always made me feel, perhaps i am a sucker for wgwg hehehe … Kris Scotty Phillip …
    I agree with Brit, that aeroplane guy is not memorable nor that
    handsome, that all these people
    boy is better. Find myself clapping for the not age appropiate boy, actually his voice is quite good. I
    think my faves so far are miss thang you are a lil diva, not a group bros, hallelujah guy with a boy, lauren from today (altho she needs a lot of make over to superstar her up, she reminds me of Anne Hathaway in Princess’ Diary). Memorable mentions are Jason Brock, Panda and the guy on wheelchair … tho as much as i enjoyed their performances I still made faces like Britney watching their performances, if you get what i mean, i dont think i can stand them week after week unless some major transformations happen to them during live shows if they are lucky to get that far, my guess at least one of these three will make it to top 12.
    Last year Simon and LA made Chris Renee promise, thia year the guy on wheelchair, there is a pattern.
    Lastly … Britney’s amazing is the new beautiful yo!

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