Best thing about finale night? Seeing Schmidt in the audience. Second best thing? Melanie Amaro’s rendition of All I Want For Christmas is You. The girl can sing, y’all! By now we all know who the winner is and if you don’t I’ll leave it until after the break. First we need to talk about the performances from Wednesday night’s show. I’ll be brief, but I thought they were worth a mention. Read the rest of this entry »
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Wouldn’t it be great if we were watching Revenge instead? Yeah, I thought so too. The entire episode took all of 10 minutes for me to watch. Fast Forward (hereafter referred to as FF) to the first musical act. Oh look it’s Florence + The Machine, this should be good right? Wrong. The sounds guys f-up and Florence sounds terrible. After 15 seconds FF again. Who is safe? I’m expecting Josh or Melanie to be called first but it’s…CHRIS. This is where I shake my head and remember this show isn’t about vocal performance it’s about emotion and redemption and facing your demons, or something. Melanie is also safe and Simon slinks off to the judges table to gloat. FF to the next musical guest NICOLE. Who is, wait for it, also terrible! I made it a bit longer through her song but not by much. Again the sound guy was not doing his job. FF to the final results. Read the rest of this entry »
Do you know how sometimes you get to a point with a show that you don’t know why you’re watching? DLW knows what I’m talking about. Even Sarah Michelle Gellar couldn’t keep him watching The Ringer. I’ve found that place with The X Factor. I wanted it to be better than The Voice, equal to its British counterpart, or at least must see TV. It is not.
As you may know I went to NOLA this past week. After getting home I watched a lot of TV. I had an epic TV marathon Saturday and refused to get out of my pjs. Of the 8+ hours I spent staring at my flat screen exactly ZERO were wasted on The X Factor. I didn’t even watch the performances. I found out who went home and really didn’t care to see it. I don’t want that to sound like I cared who went home. I didn’t. I just couldn’t be bothered. I admit that I accidentally erased the episode before seeing Melanie or Josh’s second song. I thought it was over and I was bored. Yikes, right? I will finish out the season here though probably with a much shorter recap. Read the rest of this entry »
Wow, just wow. The elimination show this week was crazy. I’m not sure they can keep up this level of controversy and craziness. I’ve bullet pointed most of it, but couldn’t boil down the last 10 minutes. I have FEELINGS about it.
Oh, Steve. Sometimes I think you are amazing (the title quote was hilarious) and sometimes I want you to go back to England (Paris made you look like an idiot.) Paris, you ask? It was Michael Jackson night on X Factor! Somehow they got MJ’s kids to show up. The Jackson brothers are easy and even Katherine, but the kids…that’s a coup of massive proportions, Fox. Too bad Prince had in earphones the whole time, Paris used a golf clap a lot, and poor Blanket looked like he just wanted to go home. I’m positive MJ was rolling in his grave. Not from the performances, though some were pretty bad, I’m talking about the exposure of his kids. I guess it’s been happening since his death, but it still seems wrong somehow. OK, enough of my ramblings let get to it.
Josh Krajcik “Dirty Diana”
What’s with the greasy look tonight? I’m not digging the hair. It looked much better last week. I don’t think it was a particularly bad song choice, but you could tell he wasn’t exactly comfortable. They did tell us about 85,000 times that it is outside his comfort zone. I’m not sure how many of the tween voting set will know the song. His guitar solo was really good, so there’s that. L.A. put it nicely, “You landed on your feet.” Paula liked it and reminded America to vote. Simon called it over produced and said Josh was lost in the choreography. Nicole shot back with “unlike you, we take risks.” Read the rest of this entry »
So…my head really hurts this morning, but I’m here for you. My intention was to get this post up last night but Mr. Cranberry and Mr. Vodka had other plans. Last night was the first double elimination of the competition. Let’s find out who went home and why.
This week we give thanks. I’m thankful Stacy Francis went home. What are you thankful for? The same thing? I thought so. Paula promises lots of tears so we have that to look forward to. It will be interesting to see how/if L.A. will be able to dig Astro out of his deep this-kid’s-a-brat hole. In the opening minutes of the show, Steve throws us a major curve ball. Tomorrow night the act with the lowest score will automatically go home. The next two bottom acts will perform for the judges and someone else will go home. Oh the drama! I got started late tonight so I’m just watching performances.
Rachel Crow “I Believe”
What in the hell is she wearing? There is nothing wrong with picking either a skirt or pants. She’s wearing the ball gown of a pirates wife. If pirates had wives. She seemed to be trying to remember the words or she was just not as into the song. I’d had never heard it and I doubt many had. I’m not sure the audience was really connecting to her or the song either. It was just a’ight. LA “you did it again. I really loved it.” Nicole proclaims, “You’ve made a believer out of me.” Paula starts talking about if anyone ever questions if there are angels on earth or some shit. I think she’s been hitting the Pepsi cup again. Simon is still thankful they dropped the age limit. Read the rest of this entry »
- So they have definitely given up on the lip-syncing as LeRoy once again forgets to sing, but this time we hear nothing.
- Rihanna sings. She’s good, whatever.
- They decide to not torture Paula and save Lakoda Rayne so fast I miss it.
- Oh I guess LeRoy was safe too. Damn fast forward button.
- Chris, Melanie, Josh, Marcus, Drew, and Rachel get a long, drawn out production before they find out they’re safe.
- That leaves Stacy (America loves me!) and Astro. Stacy can’t speak and Astro says he’s proud hip-hop has made it this far in the competition. Read the rest of this entry »
Honorable mentions for the title: “Your mentor, The Devil, put you in hell.” and “WATCH YOUR BACK!” both said by Simon related to L.A. I thought Simon and Nicole were going to have a throw down, but I guess it’s really the boys. Simon must have been chided for picking on Nicole because he directed all his bad comments about her acts to the person on stage and not Nicole. Though he did throw in few jabs. It is Simon after all. Stevie was in a bitchy mood. I don’t know if it’s him or his English attitude, but he wasn’t pulling punches either. After LeRoy got his critique, Steve asked how it felt to hear those horrible comments. Simon tried to stop him and say the comments weren’t horrible they were meant to be constructive. Steve is going to get his hand slapped hard. Anyway, let’s get to the actual performances.
- It looks like they didn’t try to pass off lip-syncing this week. Unless just the rappers got to do their own thing.
- I could only endure about 2 seconds of Willow Smith and am really pissed they got “I Whip My Hair Back and Forth” stuck in my head again!
- Should I know who Jessie J is? Was she around before Katy Perry and Gaga? Shouldn’t she be required to wear pants and not a flesh colored jumpsuit? This is American TV.
- They obviously knew how pissed off everyone was about the long ass pauses last week. Steve sped up the reveal of the safe acts quite a bit.
- Once again Paula is devastated the bottom two are her two acts. She is getting better at crying though. It’s the little things people.
- Lakoda Rayne are up first. They are obviously not lip-syncing because brown haired girl is too emotional to hold her notes. Oh, and what in the hell was she wearing? Black and white striped parachute pants are not your friend. They’re not anyone’s friend. Once they get into the song it’s much better. There still seems to be a disconnect between the members and the girl who is going from high notes to low notes is not doing them any favors. Overall it was OK.
- Stereo Hogzz come out as put together as always. They sounded really good, but you could tell they felt they were doing their last song.
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