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The X Factor Recap: Top Twelve Double Elimination

November 15, 2012 11:45 PM by Melissa Stavarski

A few The X Factor observations: Taylor Swift should not sing live. Khloe Kardashian Odom is not a good host. Mario Lopez should not attempt to pull rank on the Simon Cowell. The show makes my head hurt. All that stuff aside, two acts fell victim to tonight’s double elimination and the Top 10 leaderboard was revealed. Keep reading for all the details.

Last night on The X Factor, the Top 12 performed “diva” hits. Jennel Garcia went first, singing Tina Turner’s “Proud Mary.” Simon Cowell told Jennel, “You are back. You look better. You sound better. You were having more fun.” After tackling Beyonce’s “Halo,” Simon told Diamond White that she’s a future star. Tate Stevens, who ranked first last week, sang “From This Moment” by Shania Twain. Beatrice Miller sang Cyndi Lauper’s “Time After Time.”  Simon said the performance was boring. Britney snapped back, “Simon, she has more talent in her pinky than you do in all of your contestants.”

Arin Ray struggled through “Crazy For You” by Madonna. ”You taking on that song is like asking a cat to eat a tiger,” said Simon. Paige Thomas and her ridiculous bedazzled lips performed Donna Summer’s “Last Dance.” She needs to go. Fifth Harmony sang “Hero” by Mariah Carey. Simon said, ”Maybe this isn’t a one horse race. Maybe there’s a chance that five girls with brilliant voices can win the show.” Then, for no reason whatsoever, he added, “You all love puppies.” Carly Rose Sonenclar proved she can sing with Celine Dion’s “My Heart Will Go On.” While L.A. told Carly she could win the whole competition, Demi and Simon questioned whether it’s humanly possible to sing that well.

Simon is so desperate to make Emblem3 “happen” he made sure we knew that they saved drowning kittens this week. Good for them.. just tell us what song they’ll sing this week that undoubtedly will sound like every other song we’ve heard them sing… it’s “No One” by Alicia Keys. Vino Alan sang Tina Turner’s version of Al Green’s “Let’s Stay Together.” CeCe Frey sang “All By Myself” by Eric Carmen. Simon told her he wished she would have sang it… by herself.

Lyric145 performed a remix of Queen’s “We Will Rock You” and Katy Perry’s “E.T.” L.A. predicted, “This could be the last time we see you.” Fast forward to tonight, Mario and Khloe were quick to prove L.A. right. Lyric145 was eliminated at the beginning of the show… with no “sing for survival” option.

“We didn’t get the opportunity to show what we really had,” Lyric Da Queen said. “We had the best song we could have possibly had. It was our original lyrics, it was the diva of the century, it was perfect. Last night we got the ball dropped on us that we weren’t going to be able to do the song. It was chaos.”

Next, we learn that Jennel and Paige are also up for elimination. Demi is ruining her acts with unfortunate song choices, dreadful styles, and overproduced performances. Jennel and Paige must face the judges and sing for survival. This is when the show turned ridiculous. Mario to Demi, “Who’s first?” Demi, “I don’t know.” Keep up the good work, guys.  Jennel sang Hoobastank’s “The Reason” and Paige sang Coldplay’s “Paradise.”

L.A. and Britney both chose to eliminate Jennel. Color me shocked! In what universe is Paige a good singer? Anyway, then Mario skipped over Demi, asking Simon for his decision. Simon kindly asked to hear Demi‘s choice first. Mario didn’t budge at first. Someone must have reminded Mario (via his earpiece) that Simon owns this production and can do whatever he wants, because he abruptly shifted his attention to Demi. Then, Mario had the audacity to rush Demi, saying ”Demi, Demi, Demi – these are people’s lives and careers on the line here. We really can’t wait any longer.”

Next week, I vote to eliminate Mario and Khloe. Who’s with me?

Forced to choose between two of her own, Demi wanted to save Jennel and eliminate Paige. However, Simon sided with L.A. and Britney, so Jennel Garcia was eliminated. ”You’re so unbelievably talented and you have a future ahead of you. I’m not worried,” Demi told Jennel. “I love you and I really, really believe in you.”

Top 10 Leaderboard:

1. Tate Stevens (again!)

2. Carly Rose Sonenclar (same)

3. Vino Alan (same)

4. Emblem3 (went up)

5. CeCe Frey (went up a lot) 

6. Fifth Harmony (fell)

7. Diamond White (fell down a lot)

8. Beatrice Miller (same)

9. Arin Ray (same)

10. Paige Thomas (fell)

Were you surprised to see Lyric 145 and Jennel Garcia go home? Who are you rooting for? Sound off in the comments below!

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5 Responses to “The X Factor Recap: Top Twelve Double Elimination”

  1. stewie Says:
    November 16th, 2012 at 6:16 am

    I can’t believe what Simon pulled last night, forcing Demi to choose between her singers. He knew he was going to vote Jennel off even before Demi was the only one to vote for Paige. He just wanted to be cruel to Demi and he succeeded. Now Paige and Demi have to live with her mentor trying to vote her off. Simon you are one conniving man!

  2. Judy B Says:
    November 16th, 2012 at 10:37 am

    I totally agree that Khloe Kardashian Odom is a poor choice to host X Factor. BIG MISTAKE!! I

  3. Judy B Says:
    November 16th, 2012 at 10:39 am

    I totally agree that Khloe Kardashian Odom is a poor host for X Factor. I get so tired of watching her (phony) smile and stiff necked turns to look at Mario Lopez (whom I like). REALLY!!! Whose idea what that? Give me a break!

  4. butt Says:
    November 16th, 2012 at 3:37 pm

    i would like to see Tate stevens take it all home. I love his singing

  5. Gail Barney Says:
    November 17th, 2012 at 1:04 pm

    I watched the Xfactor this week for the first time. I can truly say I haven’t been missing anything. The hosts are unprepared. The Kardashian babe is a poor choice for a host. Mario and Simon seem to be on two different wave lengths. The talent was good, but I think the judges had already picked who would stay before the show even started. This is not a show I would wait every week to see.


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