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Thank you, X Factor, for forcing us to watch as you completely annihilated this little girl.
Did you see it? Did you feel it? Were you aware as you were watching it that you were witnessing what is sure to go down as the most emotionally raw, totally unexpected moment on The X Factor, far outdistancing even Astro’s petty little hissy fit?
I’m talking, of course, about the dramatic elimination of Rachel Crow last night, and her subsequent collapse/meltdown. And if Nicole thought she was getting death threats before, well…all I can say is, I hope girlfriend has some serious security right now.
The rest of the elimination episode was fairly lackluster, featuring performances by Lenny Kravitz and Mary J. Blige, and no group number this week – not sure why, other than perhaps the producers had their fill of watching these poor bastards shove their voices into the cold electronic beats of club music.
It all came down last night to Marcus Canty and Rachel Crow, as the other three remaining contestants (Josh Krajcik, Melanie Amaro, and Chris Rene) were all sent to safety early on. Of course, what I SHOULD say is that it all came down to Nicole – she had the deciding vote, and when she attempted to outfox the process by forcing a deadlock, her entire plan seriously backfired – resulting in the elimination of Rachel Crow, when Nicole clearly believed Marcus would be the contestant with the lowest votes.
So now we’re set for the semi-finals next week, and we’re all in a state of shock that thrice-threatened Marcus Canty is anyway near the top four…though in reality, none of this matters because as we’ve all agreed, the producers have been setting up Melanie Amaro to win this whole thing since day one.
I’m still reeling from last night…Rachel’s ‘save me’ song was so powerful, and her tears so heartbreaking…I watched it all with my mouth hanging open. Were you guys as moved? I mean, it’s totally obvious to everyone on the planet that the wrong person went home, am I right?
Come back soon for the full recap and we’ll dish it up some more! In the meantime, if you wanna read my recap of the previous night’s performance episode, catch it here.