SPOTTED: Singer Kelly Rowland, Music Executive Sean Combs, Singer Janelle Monea, DJ Khaled, Usher, Music Executive LA Reid and Erica Reid attending the LA Reid “Sing To Me” Book Brunch at Hinoki & The Bird in Los Angeles, California. All lucky guests received a Jetsmarter VIP card. Continue reading
The X Factor USA will finally announce its Top 16 tonight October 23, 2012 in a special episode airing to replace the show cut short by rain and baseball last week.
Who will make the Top 16 cut tonight? LOOK BELOW for spoilers of the complete list of your X Factor USA Top 16 contestants before tonight’s show and elimination results are aired. Continue reading
New judges Britney Spears and Demi Lovato joined Simon Cowell and L.A. Reid at the premiere and screening of The X Factor Season 2 on Tuesday (September 11) held at Grauman’s Chinese Theatre in Hollywood.
Happy birthday L.A. Reid!
And just like that, there was a major shake up at The X Factor late Monday night with host Steve Jones and judges Paula Abdul and Nicole Scherzinger rumored to not be returning to season 2 of the hit NBC show.
CLICK HERE FOR 12/21 FINALE TELEPHONE NUMBERS!
The X Factor USA aired its top 9, special Thanksgiving live show November 22, 2011. Paula Abdul still has one contestant left in the competition, Lakoda Rayne. Nicole Scherzinger has two, after losing Stacy Francis last week. L.A. Reid and Simon Cowell still have all three of their contestants.
8:03 Steve Jones tells us that not one, but two acts will be eliminated and going home this week!
8:04 Judges are introduced
8:08 Performances begin (see below)
The X Factor Top 11 Call Numbers:
Rachel Crow– I Believe by Yolanda Adams – 1 855 843 9301 or Text VOTE to 9301
Watch Rachel perform below:
Marcus Canty –A Song for Mama by Boyz to Men 1 855 843 9302 or Text VOTE to 9302
Watch Marcus perform below:
Melanie Amaro – The World’s Greatest by R. Kelly – 1 855 843 9303 or Text VOTE to 9303
Melanie gave thanks to God for all he has given her. She said everyone else has let her down at some point in life, including her parents with whom she did not always live. So, she learned to rely on God. After her performance, Melanie started speaking with a British Virgin Islands accent where she was born. The judges gave her a standing ovation and Nicole asked to give her a hug for showing her vulnerability.
CLICK HERE TO WATCH MELANIE’S PERFORMANCE HERE!
Chris Rene – Let It Be by The Beatles – 1 855 843 9304 or Text VOTE to 9304
Chris gave thanks to Tim Frye, the counselor at his rehab center who helped me become sober and become the man that he is.
WATCH CHRIS’ PERFORMANCE BELOW:
Lakoda Rayne – You Belong with Me– 1 855 843 9305 or Text VOTE to 9305
Paige dedicated her song to boyfriend Michael.
Hayley thanked her father for supporting her in her music dreams.
Dani dedicated the song to her grandmother.
WATCH LAKODA RAYNE’S PERFORMANCE BELOW:
LeRoy Bell – Angel – Sarah McLachlan – 1 855 843 9306 or Text VOTE to 9306
WATCH LEROY’S PERFORMANCE BELOW:
Astro – 1 855 843 9307 or Text VOTE to 9307
Astro’s family all came to support him after his temper tantrum of last week (watch here). Astro is very appreciative of his family and fans. Astro said he is 15 and from Brooklyn, so, what do you expect from him?
CLICK HERE TO WATCH ASTRO’S PERFORMANCE
Drew – Skyscraper by Demi Lovato – 1 855 843 9308 or Text VOTE to 9308
Drew dedicated her song to her best friend, Shelby who has been by her side since second grade. After her performance, LA and Simon got into a heated fight with LA saying this song is too old for Drew.
WATCH DREW’S PERFORMANCE BELOW:
Josh Krajcik – Wild Horses by The Rolling Stones – 1 855 843 9309 or Text VOTE to 9309
WATCH JOSH’S VIDEO OF WILD HORSES HERE!
Have we already found our winner on The X Factor? 26-year old Nashville, TN native, Brennin Hunt, sure thinks so.
On his way to the next round, Simon Cowell told him, “I’ve gotta say, Josh. I always thought after a few auditions over the years I wouldn’t be surprised again. And then you started singing and it just blew me away.” He also said he likes him because, “You are honest. You didn’t come out here with any gimmicks. Good for you.”
Paula Abdul added: “There are just certain voices that the second you open your mouth to sing, it gets in our skin. What a treat.”
Did you catch the oddest contestant we will probably see make it through the next round on The X Factor Wednesday night?