Ah, home…where you can be relaxed enough to do sexy dance moves on an outdoor couch while wearing full-on stage make-up.
If you tuned in to last night’s episode of The X Factor, congratulations – you’re one of the approximately 14 people who were actually able to figure out when the hell the show was airing.
Seriously, folks. After last Wednesday’s episode #7 got pushed to Thursday night by a rainy baseball game, Thursday’s episode #8 was squeezed into Fox’s Sunday night line-up, with the threat of another baseball-induced time shift hanging over its weary head. Luckily, the episode WAS able to be seen on Sunday night as promised, but as Fox was too lazy to update their schedules on DirecTV (and, I assume, any other cable/satellite programming), you either had to JUST HAPPEN to have your television tuned to Fox at 8pm, or else you miraculously realized that you needed to set your DVR to record the mysterious new television show ‘To Be Announced’ at 8 o’clock.
Luckily for me, my husband was on top of things and recorded the show, otherwise this recap would’ve consisted primarily of me talking about my dog’s Halloween costume.
Episode #8 was night number two at the Judges’ Homes, where we got to see the second half of the remaining 32 acts perform. From here, the judges (and their guest judges) will decide which 16 acts move on to the final live shows, and which 16 will be sent back to their jobs in the food service and/or panhandling industry.
The 16 acts to perform on night two are: nerve-struck Jazzlyn Little, pretty boy Brennin Hunt, knob-polishers (explanation in the full recap) Stereo Hogzz, soulful burrito yeti Josh Krajcik, women-with-a-strong-message-about-self-empowerment-while-wearing-booty-shorts 2 Squar’d, country crooner Tim Cifers, cute personified Rachel Crow, GILF (Grandfather I‘d Like to play Foosball with) Leroy Bell, group I still can’t freaking remember ever seeing before Illusion Confusion, Guy Fieri’s second cousin Tiger Budbill, best smile winner Marcus Canty, the world’s least controversial controversy Tiah Tolliver, Wiccan princess Christa Collins, Mickey Mouse Club wannabes Intensity, hopefully still-former meth addict Chris Rene, and technically perfect powerhouse Melanie Amaro.
We won’t get to see the judges’ actual decisions until later this week (of COURSE), but come back for the full recap and I’ll give you MY personal picks on who should move forward…and who deserves to have their dreams torn into itty bitty shreds and blown away like so much dust in the wind. Later!