The X Factor Results: Who Made the Top 12?
I didn't come into these live shows wanting to trash on Khloe Kardashian. I've never watched her show, and I have nothing against her. But... my goodness has she had a rough start to her career as a host on The X Factor.
Khloe messed up her lines, asked a number of clown questions, said a loud YES after everything Mario Lopez uttered and cut off contestants in the middle of their answers on multiple occasions. How many people had to say no before they got to Khloe on their list of possible hosts?
After fighting through the hosting hiccups, The X Factor cut its finalists down from 16 to 12, eliminating one contestant from each of the four groups. Let's see how it all went down...
In: Jennel Garcia and Paige Thomas's hat.
Cece Frey: Other than a few moments in her lower register not sounding great, this was exactly what she should have done to begin with. A big power ballad is what she is all about.
Willie Jones: This was also better than his first go around, but because it was stripped down, it became clear that his voice just isn't all that great. Just like in his original audition, it seemed like his low voice was really forced.
My Choice: Cece
Demi's Choice: Cece
In: Vino Alan and Tate Stevens.
David Correy: It wasn't JUST that there weren't a million dancers around him, and he let his voice speak for itself. David also did a multitude of little tweaks to that track that showed how talented he is musically. I couldn't disagree with what Demi and Simon said more.
Jason Brock: There's no arguing that his vocal abilities are apparent, but boy was this theatrical. That's not my thing, but if you like the Broadway style for your superstar, then I get it.
My Choice: David
L.A.'s Choice: Jason
In: Beatrice Miller (yahoooo!) and Carly Rose Sonenclar.
Arin Ray: It's almost comical at this point that all of these contestants are so much better on results night than on performance night. His tone sounded really good to start, but he suffered towards the end because he doesn't really have the power to belt out those big moments.
Diamond White: Anyone who makes Elton John sound current deserves to make it through to the next round. Seriously, how many times have people done Elton on these singing shows and it felt way too old? This one didn't at all.
My Choice: Diamond
Britney's Choice: Arin
In: Emblem3 and Lyric145
Sister C: I kind of understand what Simon was talking about now with their attitudes, but it was mostly with the brunette C. She seemed really upset about being in the bottom two, and it showed throughout the performance. They were good here, but not much better than we've seen them in the past.
1432: These girls, meanwhile, went backwards from their performance from Wednesday night. It was much more like their judge's house song, when each one just took a turn singing. That is mostly a result of them only being together for a little while, but that's not excuse. They're just not good enough as a group yet.
My Choice: Sister C
Simon's Choice: 1432
So that's it, TV Fanatics. Next week's Top 12 will compete for America's vote, and only the most popular acts will move on. Who was your favorite from results night? Did you agree with the judges' choices? And who do you think is going to win it all?
Dan Forcella is a TV Fanatic Staff Writer. Follow him on Twitter.