Christa Collins, wearing a potato on a lily pad.
Last night was round three of the judges’ homes segment of The X Factor, where we found out which acts were chosen to be our final 16. If you’re anything like me, you found yourself wanting to chuck various objects at your television screen throughout the evening, but luckily you were able to restrain yourself since your job writing television recaps would be much, much more difficult without said television.
After the second night of the judges’ homes performances, I made my own predictions as to which contestants would live to see another day and which would be packing up their dreams and heading home. I ended up doing a fairly decent job – in three of the categories (groups, boys under 30, and over-30′s) I scored exactly 50%. Half of my picks made it through…the other half were displaced by other contestants that I either found A) nearly as equally deserving, or B) horrible, terrible, miserable mistakes (uh, Phillip Lomax, anyone??).
But the girls under 30 category is where I really excelled…I don’t want to give away too much before the full recap, but suffice to say, I gave myself a big ol’ pat on the back with THAT one.
If y’all have been reading my recaps, you know full well which acts that made it through are making my skin crawl right now (the biggest one rhymes with Shimone Tattle - any guesses?). There were also some really fantastic peeps that got sent home. All I can say is, it’s a good thing there’s a MAJOR SURPRISE at the very end of the episode, otherwise I was ready to quit this damn show.
Come back in a few days for the full recap by my partner-in-crime IceQueen, when you can find out what color L.A. Reid’s decision-making leisure suit was, which two acts befouled their judge’s pools by jumping in without showing first, and which contestant MADE IT THROUGH even after fully admitting that he ‘stunk up the room’ with his final performance. (Hint: since he’s homeless, I’m not sure if that last statement was meant in a literal or figurative sense. I’m going with both.)