Demi Lovato lost her last Young Adult, and Britney Spears is now down to just one Teen, after Thursday night’s “X Factor” elimination.
With the lowest number of votes, CeCe Frey got an early exit, despite Mario Lopez’s promise at the start of the show that the Top 6 would have “an agonizing wait.” I think what he meant to say is that anyone watching this show would have an agonizing wait, or just an agonizing time in general.
But before CeCe’s elimination, we got a performance by Melanie Amaro—you know, that girl who won the show last year, and whom we haven’t heard from ever again till now. So in the last year, she put together this single, “Long Distance.” It’s pretty good in that Melanie Amaro way in which she can be singing a dance track (which this was) but not moving at all. In fact, to make sure she didn’t move, they put her on a table about 20 feet in the air, so if she did move, she’d have probably gone splat. She’s got long blonde extensions now, and looks pretty good. Sounded pretty good. Lost some of that endearing accent, though—the one that probably won her the game. I guess $5 million will do that.
Also—okay I guess this was agonizing—we had to watch an in-show commercial for some Sony headphones that had every contestant talking about how important music is to them, while wearing the headphones around their necks.
Then CeCe. Going to safety: Emblem3, Carly Rose Sonenclar and Tate Stevens. That left Diamond White and Fifth Harmony battling it out for the last spot in the Top 4. And since Diamond was already in the bottom two last week, it wasn’t looking good for her.
Asked what was going on in Diamond’s head—the only question Khloe Kardashian Odom asked anyone all night—she said she was just focusing on “killing it” with her song. Why on these shows is everyone always intent on murdering the fine art of music? It’s just cruel.
After a performance by Ke$ha, Fifth Harmony was up, singing Mariah’s “Anytime You Need a Friend.” They did a fine job. Diamond did “I Hope You Dance,” also fine. But since the decision was up to LA Reid and Demi, and both of them chose Diamond to go, that was the end of that.
Rankings: Fifth Harmony is of course last, and Emblem3 once again took third place. This week Carly Rose Sonenclar and Tate Stevens switched places, landing the country guy in the top spot. Which means that we have another week of having to watch both of Simon’s groups perform even though the finals were predestined from the very first episode. Agonizing indeed.