At long last we are finally at the finals of Season One of the X Factor USA. It has been a long and tiring road. We have seen some great perform and fall along the way to reveal our final three. Tonight’s performances are going to be key and we have been promised some great entertainment tonight. We finally get to put the rumors of Nicole and Steve Jones leaving the show and focus on the performers. It will definitely be a battle Royale.
This week on the X Factor USA finals, 4 superstars will be perforing. They are: Justin Bieber, Leona Lewis, Pitbull, and Ne-Yo. The 3 finalists Melanie Amaro, Josh Krajcik, and Chris Rene will sing one last time on December 21st and the results will be on December 22nd. [READ MORE]
Last night was the Pepsi challenge and our top four contestants sang tracks selected by the voters from three choices for each contestant. Fortunately the fans voted for the right songs and we got to see our favorites belt it out. We are getting closer and closer to seeing a winner, but it is looking more and more like the interesting acts are being dropped. My prediction would be Josh and Melanie in the finals for sure, though I am not sure if Marcus or Chris will join them.
In last nights results show Rachel Crow was eliminated and she fell into tears. The other person in bottom two was Marcus Canty. The show started by Lenny Kravitz doing a performance, where he performed a new song and then his timeless hit “Are you gonna go my way.” Mary J. Blige also performed. The first two to make it to the safe list where Chris Rene and Josh Krajcik. Melanie Amoro was next to make it to the safe list.
Last week on X Factor USA, America (and the judges) sent home Astro and Drew. While I expected Drew to go home sooner rather than later, Astro was a complete shock. Given what happened last week, I expect Astro fans to vote just to keep him in the competition. Unfortunately for him that didn’t really pan out. Tonight we have the top five performing two tracks each. The first of which will be a dance track. Given the way last week went, it seems the artist playing the popularity card can definitely make it through to the top 3 at least.
Its the top seven performing tonight. Last week we saw Lakoda Rayne and Leroy Bell go home. So far I have not missed a single one of the acts eliminated. However we are closing in on the top talent pool now and to challenge them even further they have upped the ante with this weeks theme. The contestants will be singing songs from the Michael Jackson catalog. Which means they have access to his music and that of the Jackson 5. And to add to the pressure, in the audience are three of his brothers, Marlon, Randy, Jackie, his mother and his three children, Prince, Blanket and Paris.
Last night the top nine performed, and there were definitely some great performances. Its going to be really hard to see another contestant leave the show. What makes it worse is that tonight is a double elimination. Two acts have to go home, one who has the lowest votes out of the nine and the next two will battle it out for the judges votes.
This week the top nine performed, singing a song to someone special. While this leaves a lot of room in terms of song choice, we can expect to hear a lot of personal dedications. Last week was a shock bottom two of Stacey Francis and Astro. Astro was saved and Stacey went home, leaving this weeks top nine. The nine contestants left are: Melanie Amaro, Rachel Crow and Drew, Astro, Marcus Canty, Chris Rene, LeRoy Bell, Josh Krajcik, Lakota Rayne.
Thursdays results show opened with a group performance of We will Rock You, to tie in with this weeks theme. To recap, in yesterdays show, the top 10 performed Rock tracks. While some of the judges and fans didn’t think many of the songs fitted the Rock moniker, some of the contestants shone outside their comfort zone. Today we find out who the bottom two were, and who gets voted out by the judges. Will Paula lose her last group and be out of the competition? or will it be a solo performer?
This week the top 10 performed and we are expecting greater and greater things from our top 10. The initial plan was for this to be Madonna and Lady Gaga week, but Simon changed his mind and it was changed to “Rock”. It will be interesting to see how some of the contestants adapt their style or the song to this weeks theme. As is now the norm, one contestant will be voted out based on today’s performance along with the announcement tomorrow.