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

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Once again our original picks to make it to the top 4 of American X Factor provided the best performances of the evening on the show last night!

This week, though, THE BEST performance - by far - belonged to Melanie Amaro! Watch her performance above. She gave us chills!!!! Melanie was THAT good! Her take on Desperado was just… wow. Wow. Wow!

The control! The range! The emotion! It was flawless!

Also giving an exceptional performance last night, despite not the most obvious song choice for her, was Drew Ryniewicz, who has such a special voice! It was our second favorite performance of the evening.

Drew took Nelly's rap song Just A Dream and turned it into something magical!!! Watch her performance above.

The only two other performances of note this week were, once again, Lakoda Rayne and Astro!

Vocally, Lakoda Rayne were stunning with their rendition of the Fleetwood Mac classic Landslide! On-point! Such exquisite harmonizing with each other! And they're a group that was put together on the show and have only been working as a team for a couple of months!

We love their voices, but we think the presentation was a bit cheeseball. The choreography (all that moving) was unnecessary for this song, in our opinion. This performances would have been a lot more effective if it was just all about their beautiful voices and that beautiful song without any distraction. Watch their performance below.

Astro continues to impress with his mad skills!!! So tight! And so young!

We loved his performance of Hip Hop Hooray. We would just like next week to see a little more variety and depth from him - and that's all about song choice! We'd suggest Kanye's Jesus Walks or a song likes that!

All of these 4 acts, though, are soooo good and could really go on to be relevant artists after X Factor is over!

As for everyone else???? We share our thoughts about all the other performances…. after the jump! Plus we choose our pick for whom we think/hope will get voted off tonight!

- Stereo Hogz: Was just ok. Nothing exceptional about their performance. We'd like to hear singing from MORE of them. They're supposed to be a group, right????

- Rachel Crow: Great voice but she and her performance felt very Disney.

- Chris Rene: Vocally spotty last night, but we do like him a lot!

- Intensity: THE WORST performance of the evening! We hope/think they will get voted off tonight!

- Marcus Canty: Definitely talented, but he's lacking that certain something that Usher has.

- Josh Krajcik: Like Chris, this performance definitely had some vocal issues. Not consistently amazing, like Melanie was.

- Leroy Bell: Bad song choice, though he has a great voice. And he sure is sexy as hell!

- Stacy Francis: MUCH better song choice for her and she sounded great. However we can't root for her after we uncovered her recent and repeated lies and deceit. It's fraud! It's pathological! It's gross!

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



  1. 1

    How totally BIASED and INACCURATE/ERRONEOUS you are! That's your opinion with THE ONLY ones you need to watch..how lame and such BS…While those two girls (MEL and DREW) are both excellent, Lakoda and the other groups mentored by PAULA were totally amazing. Pretty much all of the acts were really good. For you to say "the only four acts to watch" is very pathetic and lame. These people are really talented, moreso than most Am. Idol contestants. Personally, I think Paula's groups and Simon's girls are the best.



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    I agree with almost everything you said Perez, but I think Intensity is in for the long haul–not because they're the best act, but because it's 10 kids from different parts of the country, 10 families and 10 schools and 10 hometowns voting for them–it really gives them an unfair advantage when you think about it.

    I hate saying this because Lakota Rayne is one of my favorites, but the thrown together groups seems kind of unfair, especially since they cut real groups in favor of their manufactured ones.

    But, then again they're all kids competing against professionals like Stacy, which is blatantly unfair…



  3. 3

    HEY Perez how much is Simon and the Fox IDIOTS paying you to post about this WORTHLESS show call the X Factor, WOW Simon and Paula together again HOW BORING,it's so American Idol,been there, done that, so i'll pass. Simon you will never beat American Idol in the rating race. and one more thing What gives TALENTLESS Nicole to judge talent, when Nicole FAIL to have a successful SOLO career here in the U.S.? just look at the Billboard U.S.charts Nicole is always at the very bottom of the Billboard charts and always will be. HEY Nicole your music SUCKS !



  4. 4

    Melanie is consistently the one with the purest voice. She should win it hands down. The others are good but seem to lack real star quality IMO.



  5. 5

    Josh is being saddles with songs that are ridiculous for him. He's a blues/soul singer for crapes sake!!

    I think his pitch (and other) issues were because it was obvious that his heart wasn't in that song.

    He needs to fire Nichole and get back on track with his own genre of art and style.



  6. 6

    totally agree with you on your top 4!!! the only thing that keeps bugging me about the whole show is nicole schzerzigazigah! one second she talks like she black, then she starts talking valley girl ish then hawaiian. it's like make up your mind girl!! last night was no diff. her very first critique to the first group totally sounded like she's black then paula just gave her the wtf look and then she changed her tone lol.



  7. 7

    Perezito you are totally wrong about Marcus Canty and the Stereo Hogz! I LOVED both of them this week. Marcus totally upped his game. I also loved Astro & Drew. I thought that Lakoda was much better last week.



  8. 8

    Re: lilyawesome – hey LILAY, how many more morons like you are going to ask this question week after week? Obviously FOX is paying him, dumb dumb, so why bother asking weekly?



  9. 9

    Mr. Hilton,

    I work in the community to help people and Stacy Francis was one of the people I helped. When I saw Stacy at the beginning of this year I could see she was defeated and hurting. Stacy was shaking and her voice was tumbling as she talked about her abuser. I tried to provide her with encouragement through emails and telephone conversations but I could see she was still a victim of his abuse and was in denial. I continued to encourage her to be strong and slowly I could see her confidence building. I sent her emails of support and left her uplifting voice messages to encourage her to stay positive and keep trying.



  10. 10

    I want to say thank you for continuing to verbally and emotionally abuse Stacy and remind her about her unsuccessful past (taking pictures with celebrities, having a stagnate career, singing in the chorus and getting low-paying jobs here and there is not successful). You have managed to destroy a lot of the confidence I restored in her as a person and as a mother. Stacy is a struggling artist who auditioned for X Factor to get a break and your constant demoralizing and abuse is not helping how she feels about herself off stage.

    This is what I have been working in the community to change and stop the stigmatization of how we treat the poor and our preconceptions and prejudices of what we think people should be. Abuse makes the victim feel worthless and without hope this is the reason many women put on a front to the world while they suffer in silence. I want you to think about and realize what you are doing as you continue to verbally and emotionally assault Stacy.



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    Re: Cleopatra789 – I want to say thank you for continuing to verbally and emotionally abuse Stacy and remind her about her unsuccessful past (taking pictures with celebrities, having a stagnate career, singing in the chorus and getting low-paying jobs here and there is not successful). You have managed to destroy a lot of the confidence I restored in her as a person and as a mother. Stacy is a struggling artist who auditioned for X Factor to get a break and your constant demoralizing and abuse is not helping how she feels about herself off stage.

    This is what I have been working in the community to change and stop the stigmatization of how we treat the poor and our preconceptions and prejudices of what we think people should be. Abuse makes the victim feel worthless and without hope this is the reason many women put on a front to the world while they suffer in silence. I want you to think about and realize what you are doing as you continue to verbally and emotionally assault Stacy.



  12. 12

    PAULA THAT MIDGET WHORE!!! SHE'S NEVER WELCOME TO LONDON/ THE UK EVER AGAIN… I will throw heavy rocks at the bitch, and show her jus how "miserable" our seasons really are!!! Fucking bitch



  13. 13

    Re: Cleopatra789 – THANK YOU FOR POSTING! Perez is a bully.



  14. 14

    Re: Cleopatra789 – If you know her, please tell her to stop lying, own up to the truth and she will not get any backlash.

    Stacy is not being targeted and bullied because someone reports on the inconsistancies in her stories and backs it up with proof. If you ask to be in the spotlight you can't lie and expect the media to look the other way. What other celebrities would get that special treatment? Perez is not the first and won't be the last to report on it.

    Not buying it.



  15. 15

    In Vancouver, Washington (watching on Portland, Or channels), we were stripped of the Melanie Amaro experience. They went to commercial right as her mini bio was airing and returned right as the judges were critiquing her. TOTALLY UNFAIR. How is she going to get the votes in the North Western United States didn't get to see her!?!?!?!? We saw everyone else. Every other commercial break was appropriate with the timing of performances. Hers was the only that we didn't get to see. Something's fishy…



  16. 16

    I completely disagree. I am all about Josh…



  17. 17

    Re: SALASI – Everyone says she is lying…… about what? Were you there at her initial audition?

    Listen, I here your concerns but they are not valid in Stacy's case. She has had what some may consider breaks but they didn't amount to success. If she were successful she would be able to make her used car payment without asking her dad for help before he past. Within this year she has been abused by her ex, her father died and she struggles to regain some kind of normalcy for her two children. Being able to finally have something in her career provide stability will help her and her children start to heal from emotional issues.



  18. 18

    Thank you for providing a platform to discuss domestic violence, verbal and physical abuse and it's effect on women and children. Domestic violence is the 1# reason why women and children become homeless and these victims usually suffer in darkness. Because you continue to show examples of verbal and emotional abuse against Stacy you have made it easy for us to provide "what verbal and emotional abuse looks like and it's effects" to the rest of the world.



  19. 19

    Cleopatra shut up really… She lied. plain and simple. She still using the "I'm a victim that never had a chance" agenda. Her lies overshadow her talent. She's not the only single mother in the world going through a rough time so she should shut up about being a victim and get people to concentrate on her talent.



  20. 20

    Perez, I am a former journalist who believes in the 1st Amendment. But you have taken your position as an influential blogger to an all-time low by attacking people. Whether the info is public or you got it from a source close to Stacy Francis is of no consequence. The bigger issue is why are you publicly BULLYING her and denigrating her? Do you really need attention that bad for your site(s), book, etc.? You are close to making libelous statements. Is it worth losing all you have gained on staying committed to a path of mean spiritedness? Be grateful for what you have and let others do their thing.



  21. 21

    Re: Darklatinflavor – Wow!…….. I have no words for what you just said. I think you owe me an apology for telling me to shut up. I can hear you when you speak to me but when you use demoralizing verbiage I cannot. Don't you see? Verbal abuse can and does hurt people's feelings. It can also make you feel unwanted and less than which are the issues we addressed in Stacy Francis' case. Domestic Violence effect 1 in 3 women…… 1 in 3. I am so proud of Stacy for overcoming all the odds against her.



  22. 22

    Stacey has a great voice…but thats not enough! she's had many chances before but its never happened. Some have it some dont. Star quality Im talking about. And she aint getting any younger. Be a session singer or something like wedding singer/hotel singer. Thats how she can earn a decent living.