Tonight’s episode featured some shocking eliminations and one group is in for another name change! Find out what went down in the results show!
It seems they were still trying to work out the kinks on the Nov. 1 episode of The X Factor, as eight contestants sang for their lives and four were sent packing. Khloé Kardashian‘s nips were tightly tucked in tonight as the judge’s made (some stupid) decisions to narrow down the final 12.
The Young Adults:
Paige Thomas wore a ridiculously large hat that apparently hid her horrible performance from last night, because Demi Lovato granted her a spot in the Top 12, alongside the very deserving Jennel Garcia.
CeCe Frey sang for her survival with “Out Here On My Own” from the musical Fame. It was — for lack of a better word — pitchy, but still a big improvement. “You just saved yourself.” L.A. Reid told her, confidently. Then Britney Spears proceeded to call her a bootleg Ke$ha … except she pronounced it K-ee-sha. (Oh, Brit.)
Willie Jones took me back to the days of My Best Friend’s Wedding with his rendition of Jann Arden‘s “You Don’t Know Me.” It wasn’t bad, but it didn’t sound like he was singing his heart out like CeCe was. Perhaps it’s just because he’s a laid-back kinda dude. The judges didn’t seem convinced either. “I’m not sure where you fit in,” Britney said.
Who Should Go Home: Willie Jones
Who Did Go Home: Willie Jones
Vino Alan was bitching backstage over Britney’s “boring” comments from last night, which just rubbed me the wrong way — even more than his scary head tattoos. But for some reason, L.A. lost his damn mind and saved the guy! Then he saved Tate Stevens, leaving the most talented singer in his group, David Correy, out to dry! It’s pretty clear that L.A. will never win this competition.
David turned it up as he tearfully sang through a slow version of Kelly Clarkson‘s “Since You’ve Been Gone.” I got chills, but for some reason, Demi hated it! Simon Cowell agreed, calling it “melodramatic.” Come on! Maybe it was, but this guy has the vocal chops! At least Britney has her head on straight (for once).
Meanwhile, Jason Brock actually impressed me with his singing of “One Moment in Time” by Whitney Houston. Where was this last night? It’s still Whitney though and I think David did his song more justice. “It’s like you’re asking me to judge two horses coming last in a race.” Ouch, Simon!
Who Should Go Home: Jason Brock
Who Did Go Home: David Correy
Each of the teens had reason to worry, except Carly Rose Sonenclar, who already has this whole thing in the bag. Britney also saved Alex Mack — I mean, Beatrice Miller — who was decidedly more normal-looking with her outfit tonight. I guess I agreed with Brit’s choices? She easily has the most talented group, so either way, she was losing a good one.
But what was with all the Whitney songs? I know everyone wants to be ambitious, but hello?! It’s WHITNEY! Arin Ray sang “I Look to You,” and it’s hard not to root for him — despite his few missteps in pitch. The other judges really liked his performance, and I have a feeling it’s hard for them to hear the mistakes amid all the crowd screams.
Nevertheless, Diamond White killed it with Elton Jonn‘s “Sorry Seems to be the Hardest Word” and Britney made some really epic faces during her performance, clearly torn on what to do. L.A. called her “sensational,” while Simon said, “I don’t think either of these two should leave the competition.” Agreed! Send home L.A.’s whole team instead!
Who Should Go Home: Arin Ray
Who Did Go Home: Diamond White
Everyone still hates Sister C, and even though I kinda do too, I felt for them because they are actually talented (separately). Unfortunately they’re just not talented enough, as the boys of Emblem 3 and the crazies of Lyric145 made it through first. To me, it was a no brainer at that point. As long as 1432 brought what they did back at Simon’s “house,” they should have no problem.
Sister C was all over the place while singing Miley Cyrus‘ “When I Look at You.” (Sorry, but they are no Dixie Chicks!) L.A. was still high in crazyland and told them they “got it right.” Britney even complimented them, and she was the one who first said they were annoying! She needs to take out those earplugs.
1432 was ballsy as hell by singing Demi’s “Skyscraper.” There were definitely some shaky parts, but once again, I got CHILLS from that Camila girl. She’s flawless! “You did better than the original singer,” Demi told them. This should be an EASY decision for Simon!
Who Should Go Home: Sister C
Who Did Go Home: Sister C
That’s the Top 12! And here’s more good news: you can go online and vote to give 1432 another new name since clearly they have some strange affinity for numbers and acronyms. Yay!
What did you think of the results, HollywoodLifers? Were you upset by any of the eliminations? Drop us a comment with your reaction to the final 12!
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