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The Only 4 X Factor Performances You Need To Watch Are THESE!

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17 acts performed on X Factor U.S.A. last night, and - unfortunately - almost all of them underwhelmed! Except these four!

We're gonna call it now!

THESE will be the top 4 finalists on U.S. X Factor this season!

Our favorite two acts were 14 year old rapper Astro and country pop girl group Lakoda Rayne (both above)!

Why are those two our favorites?

Because they've got the whole package! They've got that special "X" factor! AND, very important to us, we think they can then go on and be competitive! They'd work in the landscape of current music! We think they'd sell records, sell tickets to shows and could get real radio play!

They'd be RELEVANT!

Astro has got mad skills! And he's only 14! The rapper showed no signs of nerves as we was the first act up to perform last night! His performance was that of a pro beyond his years! He totally killed it with Jump! And we think this Brooklyn boy can appeal to a very wide demographic!

He's got it going on!

Tied for our favorite act of the evening was Lakoda Rayne, who not only harmonized beautifully and sounded amazing, but they already looked the part of superstars! WOW! Like four Carrie Underwoods! It's hard to believe they've only known each other a few months and were put together by the show at X Factor boot camp! Their performance of Come On, Eileen was flawless!

We see them being very successful in the country world and possibly/hopefully crossing over to pop too!

Even though Astro and Lakoda Rayne were our two favorites, that doesn't mean one of them will win the show. X Factor is still a TV program and there's lots of other variables at play!

The two other contenders we think could win and will make the top four are Drew Ryniewicz and Melanie Amaro.

Drew gave a beautiful performance of What A Feeling. It's a hard song to sing for a 14-year-old and especially with that slowed down arrangement, but she brought warmth and nuance to her interpretation!

She will do quite well on the show! We're just not sure how well she will do AFTER the show.

And as for Melanie, she gave a very solid performance last night - even though she hit a couple of really bad notes. It was a redemption story, as she had been voted off but Simon brought her back - and we and he are glad they gave her another chance!

Melanie clearly has a GREAT voice, but we weren't sure she was a star! She did a very good job at convincing us she could be last night! An audience favorite, she will do very well in the show!

And those are our top 4!

Do U agree?????

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33 comments to “The Only 4 X Factor Performances You Need To Watch Are THESE!”

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    HEY Perez tell the truth how much is Simon and the Fox Idiots paying you to post about this BIG FLOP call X Factor. HEY Simon X Factor SUCKS !

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    Nobody curr about this show.

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    XFactor is actually a good show. I think they for sure need to cut some of the people they have in the top 12, who are not very good. I am calling final two Drew and Josh. I don't like any of the groups. Lakoda Rayne is the only decent group, but I just can't see a group winning this comp. Please get rid of Stacey, she is TERRIBLE, along with the Intensity group, doesn't have a chance.

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    ugh I hate to agree with you lol! I'm so glad Dexter is gone! I'm over the Chris Rene hype loved him at first. I think Simone should have stayed over Rachel, I can't see Rachel being a huge pop star. My top two are the same as you. Astro killed it he was so flawless. And Lakoda Rayne is amazing! I would listen to a album from them 100%

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    Love the X Factor! Who did their make overs…they look awesome!

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    I completely agree!! Love Drew and Melanie

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    Ugh, can't stand Astro. Sorry kid, but your attitude and cockiness overshadow your supposed talent. Plus, it's a singing competition. Rapping is very different.

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    Re: Daisy09 – I really liked Simone too because I think she's a pop star! That was a real confident, diva performance!

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    Final 3= Josh, Markus and Melanie. Melanie is going to win

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    Love Tiah!! So upset that she went home but she probably wouldnt have one and i have others that i like so im not that mad. Plus if singing doesnt work out for her she can always be a modle cause girl has a great face!

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    The girl that sung the Whitney song wasn't that great, which was disappointing because she rocked it at the judges houses.

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    I totally agree with you Perez!! Astro KILLED it, he definitely won me over last night. I think Simone is really interesting, gorgeous, and has some amazing style, but she just can't sing well enough for a show like this. And yeah, Drew and Melanie have amazing voices but I think it'll be hard for them to stand out after the show. The girl group is awesome though, they're all beautiful!

  13. Mayle says – reply to this


    You guys forgot about Josh. He as the best voice and his performance last night was incredible… Lakoda Rayne= really not my style. Melanie = great voice but not original at all. Astro killed it. Drew was lovely. Oh and Chris Rene is very lucky to still be there…

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    I love this show. So happy that that Tiah girl is gone. She was absolutely horrible. I love Lakoda Rayne and Drew. I liked Chris Rene but his performance last night was horrible! Not a fan of astro, he seems to cocky for us.

    P.S. Perez- I DIDN"T KNOW YOU RESPONDED TO PEOPLE'S COMMENTS! That's awesome, keep up the good work. Love this site

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    Oh and Josh Krasnick was amazing

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    simone sucked! so glad she left even though you could tell in simon's face that he really wanted to keep her just because she only "looks" like a pop star, yet she doesnt sing good at all and was forgetting lyrics throughout the audition rounds and boot camp, but with that horrible song choice they gave her last night she was definitely out. oh and stereo hogzz did way better than lakoda rain with their very entertaining group performance of otis. lakoda rain is a boring girl group that really needs to change their name. and i really did like astro's performance but my god, if he lost the arrogant attitude, he'd be a much more likeable performer. melanie could definitely pass through flying colors with her voice but they need to give her better song choices that arent just predictable ballads like whitney houston. i want to see her voice in different elements, not just one. and im very happy for drew, i didnt think she would go this far from starting out with that justin bieber audition song but she has definitely surprised me and is a really great singer!

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    For me, Josh is the most amazing singer. He may not be eye candy but neither is Susan Boyle

  18. tasha says – reply to this


    Astro was good but too cocky. Hated the girlgroup. Loved Josh and Drew.

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    I agree with drew being in the top four because her voice is simply haunting with nods to ellie goulding's style of singing which I love. I 100% think Marcus would be in the top 4 too though, he is a star. His dancing and stage presence combined with his lovely voice give usher a run for his money.

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    Drew's "What A Feeling" was sung by Yael Naim, youtube it. :)

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    I love Astro…but does he remind anyone else of Kriss Kross?!

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    1.Melanie Amaro, 2.Marcus Canty, and 3.Chris Rene by far, but i am disapointed about some of Chris Rene's song choices his own stuff is great! on the other hand his voice is kinda weak. Astro is great but he's a kid maybe when he's older. Josh is good but he sounds like another Taylor Hicks and he's gross looking. Marcus is a great stage presence and he can sing his butt off. Melanie has the "VOICE"..

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    Astro. Seriously? You're putting your weight behind this gimmick? Yeah right… Josh is where it's at, he's winning!

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    Re: Perez Hilton – I think Simone Battle was a wannabe popstar and a fame-whore. How else would you explain her classless music video plug prior to her elimination. She just wants to be famous and it makes me sick.

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    These we're my top four performances also! Drew stole the show for me. The contestants that went home deserved to, although I wish that ridiculous Glee knock-off, with the ten annoying kids were sent home. I have no clue what the judges see in them. They would never sell records and last in the music industry. S Club Juniors and K-Tel Mini Pop Kidz called and want their shit back. There were far better groups to choose from, but rather Paula chose that manufactured crap. They will never make it.

  29. T.A.T says – reply to this


    spot on

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    Drew needs to go. i dunno she kinda annoys me. drew kinda hit a couple bad notes. she needs more practice. the ones i think could win this whole competition are Melanie Amaro, Astro and Rachel Crow. the rest need to go. especially drew. drew isn't the worst singer but she also isn't the best. i've heard better. and another thing. jordin sparks will always be the winner from arizona. sorry drew. if drew wins. that will be a big embarrassment for arizona. arizona will always belong to jordin sparks..

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    I want Drew's CD now! I could do without Melanie, we've seen enough belters in the music industry.

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    Re: staceFace83 – I don't think he's that cocky as everyone is trying to make him out to be. And obviously it's not JUST a singing contest or they wouldn't have let him through. He's modern, and he could definitely sell CDs. With all the crappy rappers we have out nowadays (ahem Wiz Khalifa anybody) it would be refreshing to have someone like him win this show. Many veteran rappers couldn't hold a candle to him. I'm voting for Astro ALL THE WAY!!!

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