The time has finally arrived on “The X Factor” where the fans will have the say in who will stay and who will go home. After the judges pared their 20 down to 12 singers last week the judges have determined a mistake was made and the 12 will become 13 for the first live fan vote performances.
While the song theme this week was songs from the movies, the theme of the show seemed to be interruptions with numerous instances of one “star” interrupting another namely Khloe and Demi.
First up was Arin Ray whom LA felt had finally found his own vocal identity. Demi was somewhat speechless but said Arin looked like a star. Simon said Brittney did a really good job with Arin and he was impressed. Brittney said Arin rocked it and owned the song.
Single mom Paige Thomas descended from the ceiling as she performed. LA said the production was amazing and the song was good but he wasn’t blown away. Brittney said the beginning was the best part of the performance and Simon agreed. As he was making his comments Demi interrupted him. Demi said that she thought Paige did amazing and Paige said that she loved everything about the performance.
LA was playing air drums as his singer Vino Alan performed. Brittney said that Vino showed off his vocal ability. Demi called it a phenomenal performance but had a hard time seeing Vino as a number one artist. Simon said that Vino went from zero to hero; adding he put his heart and soul into the performance. After saying he was really proud, LA said that Vino nailed it.
The group Emblem Three didn’t settle for just one song but performed a medley of songs. LA said that he wanted to be critical but her couldn’t because the boys were perfect. Brittney was blown away by how much the boys made the song their own. Demi simply said the boys were really great. Simon noted that the boys were fun and full of energy every time they came out; adding they were everything a group should be and did an outstanding job.
Thirteen year old Beatrice Miller performed the Goo Goo Dolls hit “Iris”. LA said that it was a good song choice and Beatrice had a sensational voice. Demi said that Beatrice poured her soul into the performance. Simon couldn’t believe Beatrice was only 13; calling her a great performer. Brittney called Beatric the best personality in the competition.
Jennel Garcia performed thehit “I Love Rock and Roll” but not all of the judges were rocking. LA called it a Joan Jett parody with no originality. Brittney simply called Jennel hot. While Simon said that he liked Jennel, he didn’t like what Jennel was becoming. Demi just said Jennel did amazing.
The man LA said represented the working class, Tate Stevens performed “Wanted Dead or Alive”. Brittney called him a true cowboy and a true slice of America. Demi said Tate looked like a pop star. Simon felt Tate had arrived and wanted to give him a break. LA hoped that America would vote for Tate.
Hip-Hoppers Lyric 145 performed a song from “Mary Poppins” – Supercallafragilisticxpaladocious as they interacted with the judges. While he loved the song choice and the inventiveness, LA hated the performance. Brittney called the theatrics intriguing and the performance entertaining. Demi said that she was hyped and the group nailed it. Simon called the performance, “bloody fantastic,”
The singer the judges chose to bring back – Diamond White – took onwith “I Have Nothing”. After saying that he was happy to see her back, LA called it an ambitious song choice but Diamond brought it home. Demi said Demond tugged at her heart. Simon said that it was a great vocal performance; adding that he was glad Diamond was back. Brittney said that Diamond channeled Whitney Houston and that Whitney would be proud.
Cece Frey’s performance of “Eye of the Tiger” was less than impressive to all of the judges. LA felt the song had a strong ending but the performance didn’t blow him away. Calling her a rebel, Brittney said Cece brought it. Simon said it was a horrible song choice and had no originality. Demi said that she would help Cece transform into the person she wanted to be.
Carly Rose gave a performance that LA said was heartfelt and honest; adding that he loved it. Demi noted that Carly was in her element; saying the performance was incredible and she wanted to watch it over and over again. After noting that the performance was a huge improvement over last week, Simon said Carly was a star in the making. Brittney said Carly should have closed the show because no one could follow that.
Jason Brock sang “If I Could Fly” while wearing a red jacket. Brittney called the performance a Las Vegas lounge act and Demi agreed with her. Saying that he liked Jason, Simon said Jason looked like a waiter in an Italian restaurant who just decided to sing. LA said that Jason did an excellent job and Khloe had to chime in asking what song they thought Jason should have sung.
The final performance of the night was from the all girl group that has had several name changes – first going by Lilas, then changing the name to 1432, and finally after a fan vote the five girls are now known as Fifth Harmony. LA was impressed with the singing; adding that the girls nailed it. Brittney was impressed; saying the girls shined the whole way. Demi said the girls were powerful vocalists but wasn’t crazy about the arrangement. Noting they have made an enormous transformation, Simon said the girls have some exciting potential and called their performance fantastic.
On Thursday’s results show the British boy band sensation One Direction will perform two songs.