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The X Factor Recap: And The Top Five Are…

December 01, 2011 07:06 PM by Lisa Princ

Last week on The X Factor we watched a double elimination, and this week there was another double elimination after the Michael Jackson performances last night. Who made it into the top five? Read on to find out!

The X Factor kicked off the live results this week with a performance of Michael Jackson’s Man In The Mirror by the remaining seven. They were all amazing in this performance, it’s going to be hard to say goodbye to anyone tonight, that’s for sure. Next, we saw a rundown of last night’s performance, along with some of the judges’ critique. Simon Cowell said that after the performances last night, he was not sure how the votes were going to go tonight.

Next it was time for some results, after Steve called the mentors and the remaining seven acts to the stage. The four acts that were automatically going through to next week were: Chris Rene, Melanie Amaro, Rachel Crow, and then it was off to commercial break, as they had to leave us hanging. Steve then reminded us that the person with the lowest amount of votes would be automatically eliminated. Upon speaking with the contestants, they all seemed a bit worries, except for Astro, who seemed very confident.

Before any more results were revealed, we got a performance from Tinie Tempah, complete with a colorful light show. Then Steve announced that Josh Krajcik would be moving on to next week, while Astro had the lowest amount of votes and was eliminated. This time around, Astro was in good spirits and promised us that he would be back. That also meant that Marcus Canty and Drew would be battling it out in the “Sing for your life” portion of the show.

Drew was up first for her survival song, and Simon Cowell sounded like he was too good to announce his contestant – or he was just pissed that she was there! Drew performed her version of Listen To Your Heart by Roxette, while Marcus Canty took on Gladys Knight’s Neither One Of Us. Marcus was by far the better survival song tonight, but did the judges think so?

L.A. Reid was up first and he said he was torn, but he chose to send Drew home. Simon Cowell admitted that it was his fault that Drew ended up in the bottom (for his song choice), and then he said he was voting to send Marcus home. Nicole Scherzinger was up next and she was reduced to tears as she gushed about both Drew and Marcus, and then decided that she wanted to send Drew home. That meant it was up to Paula Abdul, who thought Marcus outperformed Drew tonight and she decided to send Drew home. That meant that Drew was eliminated this week – despite Simon’s pleas to give her another shot – along with Astro.

Your top five on The X Factor who will perform again next week are: Rachel Crow, Melanie Amaro, Chris Rene, Josh Krajcik, and Marcus Canty!

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6 Responses to “The X Factor Recap: And The Top Five Are…”

  1. Lauren Says:
    December 1st, 2011 at 7:39 pm

    Marcus, by far the better song?! Are you high? Drew is, HANDS DOWN, the better candidate and I am SO upset they sent her home. It was obviously a stab at Simon! Marcus will simply go home next week..what a waste of a vote. His song bored me to tears — its been done before. Marcus sings and performs like every other R&B artist that came out of the same R&B “hit” factory. Aren’t we already saturated with enough of these types of “let’s make love in the club” or “let’s get drunk and dance and go home tonight” songs? Barf. Drew was different.

  2. Cb Says:
    December 1st, 2011 at 8:16 pm

    Now that drew was voted off, I am done with this show.

  3. Dre Says:
    December 1st, 2011 at 10:20 pm

    Lisa, Marcus Canty sounded B A D as in not good at all. Please, in the on_line yahoo poll drew had the second best song last night. Her peeps must not have thought they needed to vote. This will be an Xfactor Daughtry year. Sad in its first year the judges turned on Simon, and with no care for one of the top one or two on the entire show. Simon-you need to take care of business based on re-review of the two songs tonight. Canty lost it big time…Drew was very much on tonight. Sad to see this type of poor choices-it was trashed. Sorry

  4. dan Says:
    December 2nd, 2011 at 9:17 am

    I found it interesting that Simon can pout like a 14 year old whom he criticized for acting the exact same way! Drew can sing. However her “monotone” style coupled with her lack of charisma made her – by far – the least enjoyable singer this entire season. This does not diminish her ability to record. It will diminish her ability to sell records or tickets.

  5. je Says:
    December 2nd, 2011 at 10:52 am

    I am tired of hearing Drew’s fans complaining and saying the show is fixed, etc etc.
    The public voted and SHE was voted in the bottom two. Obviously, she would have been safe if the majority of the public liked her. As for the sing-off, she did NOTHING different except to actually move and she was off key the entire song! If they are supposed to decide based on the save me song, then Paula did the right thing and GOOD FOR HER!!!

  6. cowboy cliff Says:
    December 2nd, 2011 at 11:51 am

    What a waste to send home the next best thing since taylor swift, the other 3 people taht sent her home are only trying to get back at Simon, are you kidding me 2 weeks in a row in the bottom 2 and saved again what a joke, LA reid you have no stones at all to send Drew home you have to be kidding me, at least let it go to a deadlock vote by the public, like Simon did for your boy last week, and shame on little miss thin Paula a total no class move on her part, I hope chris and Marcus go home next week, and they should unless the pepole that are watching are as dumb as the judges have been, maybe it is a good thing that Simon did not say what was on his mind last, I think it spoke a very clear message it is 3 to one on the judges pannel, hope Simon get’s some pepole up there next year that are not tone deaf.


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