Let’s all agree to keep hating this woman, shall we, America?
I mean…she’s hideous. And a moron. Right? If you missed last week’s elimination episode and therefore need more evidence, click here to read my recap.
Last night was the semi-finals on our loathed beloved X Factor, and the final four sang their asses off in the hopes of making it to next week’s 3-person finals. I’m not saying ‘finale,’ because we have not yet been told what the format will be like next week – who knows, the judges may get to send one person home on the first night, leaving only two for the final episode. IT’S JUST THAT EXCITING.
The final four sang two songs last night, one of their own choosing and one chosen for them by America via the Pepsi Challenge. Every contestant got a chance to show off their skillz, and although everyone did a good job, I think the obvious pick to head home on tonight’s elimination episode is Marcus Canty.
Marcus’ Pepsi Challenge song was ‘I’ll Make Love to You,’ which could’ve been more palatable had he not chosen to hold a ridiculous white rose during the performance. Cheese central. Unfortunately, his second song didn’t bring him back from the edge, as he chose to do a painfully bad dance club remix of Wham’s ‘Careless Whisper.’
Since the judges’ vote has been taken out of the picture this week (presumably because they’ve been using their powers for evil), I don’t think there’s any question that three-time save-my-ass champion Marcus will be sent home. America has tried to send him home for three weeks straight, after all…he may not have had the lowest number of votes last week, but none of the other three remaining contestants has ever been in the bottom two. Draw your own conclusions.
Chris Rene had a 50/50 kind of night – on one hand, he continued his comeback streak with a heartfelt performance of Alicia Keys’ ‘No One,’ but on the other hand, the Pepsi Challenge forced him to sing – God help us all – a Sugar Ray song. Even Mark McGrath wishes he never had to hear that song again.
Melanie Amaro had a strong evening, but I take offense to the judges claiming the Pepsi Challenge would present a real obstacle for all of the contestants when Melanie ended up with a freaking Mariah Carey song. Totally predictable and also totally in her wheelhouse. Luckily, her second song was a bit more unique – ‘Feeling Good’ had us all feeling pretty damn happy, even though it’s become known as Jennifer Hudson’s Weight Watchers anthem.
Josh Krajcik lucked out with the Pepsi Challenge choice of ‘Come Together,’ which his sound-alike Joe Cocker covered once upon a time. He had a strong performance, but it weren’t NO THANG compared to his second song choice of Leonard Cohen’s ‘Hallelujah,’ which was haunting and beautiful and really provided a showcase for Josh’s talent.
Come back soon for the full recap, and we can all discuss how much we still hate Nicole Scherzinger! In the meantime, keep stewing in that bath of lukewarm dread you’re feeling for her ‘big performance’ on tonight’s elimination episode…I know I am. MWAH!
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