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

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Wow! Wow! Wow! A LOT of people stepped their game up last night! BIG TIME!

Only 1 of the 4 acts we predicted to make the Top 4 of X Factor were amongst our four favorite performances from yesterday!

Our favorite from last night - by far -was Rachel Crow! We were totally blown away!

Her performance (top video above) was most definitely not Disney! That was our biggest critique of her to date - that she felt a little too kiddie. However, Rachel's performance of the Etta James classic I'd Rather Be Blind was so mature! Well beyond her years!

Such a pleasant surprise! We didn't know she had that in her! So soulful! So BIG! So nuanced! So poised! AND she chose the song herself!

We didn't know she had all that in her, but we're thrilled we got a chance to see it! This little girl is not to be discounted! It was her best performance to date!

Our second favorite performance of last night was Josh Krajcik's! He killed it! Murdered!

That was THE PERFECT song for him! Totally his sweet spot! It was as if he wrote it himself! He poured himself into it and her heart came out!

He felt it! He sold it! And we bought it!

Check out Josh's take on the Beatles classic With A Little Help From My Friends above!

Another standount performance last night was Marcus Canty! He really WENT FOR IT! Kudos to him!

His vocals were on point! He was confident and really showed he's a great showman as well as a great singer!

His best performance yet too!

Check out his take on the Mary J. Blige's I'm Going Down below!

And, once again, we were soooooo impressed by Lakoda Rayne! We still find it hard to believe they were put together on the show and have only been singing as a group for a couple of months.

They were so tight! So tight!


These girls look like superstars! The camera loves them! And, thankfully, they've got the talent to back it up!

Their vocals were flawless! And their stage presence is electric!

We LOVE them!!!!

Check out Lakoda Rayne's take on Keith Urban's Somebody Like You below (bottom video)!

Read our thoughts on all the other performances…. after the jump!
Read our thoughts on all the other performances…. after the jump!
Read our thoughts on all the other performances…. after the jump!
Read our thoughts on all the other performances…. after the jump!
Read our thoughts on all the other performances…. after the jump!

- Astro: Was very solid but lacking his usual spark!

- Melani Amaro: Felt out of her comfort zone. Not her best but still better than most.

- Drew Rynieswicz: Same as Melanie and Astro, her vocals were good but not as good as usual. Plus, WHAT was she wearing????

- Leroy: His vocals were good but they didn't soar. He was also weighed down with an awful arrangement that made us lose interest in his performance.

- Chris Rene: He has yet to live up to the greatness of his very first audition. This performance, once again, was adequate. BUT, we do think he could do better after the show, singing his own songs that suit him the best and are (hopefully for him) hits.

- Stacy Francis: That was a hot mess! Like a bad Vegas routine! So many bum notes and lots of oversinging! We think she will be in the bottom two tonight.

- Stereo Hogz: Much better than last week, but (unlike Lakoda Rayne) they're not superstars. They're lacking that indescribable "X factor". Also, if they're a group, they should sing AS A GROUP. Stop it with just that one dude singing! Along with Stacy we think Stereo Hogz will be in the bottom two tonight.

So, if our prediction is accurate and Stereo Hogz and Stacy Francis are in the bottom two, we think the judges will send Stereo Hogz home and pick Stacy to stay because they will say she has more potential.

Such a fun episode last night!!!!


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

  1. 1

    Rachel and Josh were my favs too! :)

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    Re: pie107 – You've got good taste! Ha x

  3. 3

    Simon nailed it when he said they saved the best for last. Melanie Amaro also deserves a little credit for singing so well when she was sick.

  4. 4

    Your show analysis was spot on! However, Josh needs to step it up. Is he a star or is he a great Joe Cocker inpersonator? He is playing it too safe.

  5. says – reply to this


    Re: Cha_Cha_the famous – I'm not sure he's a star. He wasn't one of my original picks to make it to the top 4.

  6. 6

    X Factor is FAKE and WORTHLESS show, The Voice now that a REAL talent show. HEY Simon X Factor SUCKS !

  7. h93lo says – reply to this


    Chris Rene,Rachel,Josh and Astro. AHmazing.

  8. 8

    Lakoda Rayne is not that great I do not get what you see in them. Chris Rene is the greatest . So much better then Astro and some of the other acts. My top 4 were Chris, rachele, josh, and marcus.

  9. 9

    I think Stacy's performance showed her versatility as an artist!

  10. 10

    Well……… last night Marcus did an ok job with I'm going down,kicking the mike, and throwing his jacket, but if you go back to Jasmine Littles audition, she sang the same song,and wowed the judges,listen to la reids comments, and had everyone on their feet,there was no comparision between the 2 preformances, Jasmine blew away Marcus. She was robbed in this competition,but perhaps Simon could not bring 2 back

  11. 11

    I keep thinking of the 5 million and the only 3 I think can live up to it is astro, lakado rayne & melanie. I really hope Stacy goes home tonight. She's a mess what the hell was she thinking last night. I really hope next season simon fires Nicole & brings back Cheryl.

  12. 12

    Seriously Perez??? I love your website and agree with most of the things you post. HOWEVER I have to thoroughly disagree with your chosen top 4!! Seriously, Lakoda Rayne was CRAP!!!!! They have absolutely NO PERSONALITY. There voices are EXTREMELY mediocre and are so fake!

    Where is Melanie and Astro?!?! Astro is a PURE artist! He writes his own music and combines with current music! He is dedicated to what he does. Unlike Ladkoda Rayne. Melanie was SUPERB she was sick and the vocal range was unreal.

    I really hope that Lakoda Rayne is voted off. They do not deserve to be there like all the other contestants. Personally your taste is not current, if you choose Lakoda Rayne and Josh as part of ur top 4.

  13. BZT says – reply to this


    Agree except think Astro was fabulous; soooo good. Was serious, not fun, as is the song. He and Rachel were amazing. Lakoda Ryane, who I like, was sounding wispy for the first time to me last night.Stacey really was a hot steaming mess!!

  14. 14

    best male voice is still leroy bell. best female is rachel crow. they will be in semi finals.

  15. 15

    It's a little disturbing to see such a young girl made up to be a grown woman with all that makeup and that attire. That said, she's very talented. But she should be careful, she can easily get arrogant, and that's not cute.

  16. 16

    I always felt Rachel was a bit too cute-sy in comparison to the more serious contenders. But after watching her last night. I am a newly baptized Rachel Crow fan. Rachel for the win!

  17. 17

    Astro did the best… and drew managed to ruin one of my favorite songs :(

  18. 18

    Astro is writing his own lyrics and bested Eminem, his 2nd bridge where he paid homage to Joe Frazier was genius. Astro was incredible. Look for it to come down to him, Rachel and Melanie.

    If Astro does not win, he shouldnt fret, word on the street is that every hip hop and R&B artist is dying to collaborate with him. LA Reid and/or Simon will sign him for sure.

  19. 19

    Speechless. I'm literally floored. Rachel is more than words can express. It makes my heart happy when i hear someone finally putting feeling behind what they're singing. A fucking plus.

  20. 20

    I love astro (;
    Astro, Melanie, Chris & Drew are my favorites!
    i dont see what's so great about lakoda raine? but i do think they deserved to be saved over stereo hogzz.
    but overall, my favorite is Astro! Come on you gotta admitt he's amazing .. he's 15 & better then half the rappers out there !

  21. 21

    I do not like Stacey Fracis, she looked like an alien last night.

  22. 22

    Lakoda Rayne has electric stage presence? Ehhh… They're beautiful girls, but dull. If they can step it up to a $5M level like the group En Vogue, then they got it going. They need tighter choreography. Check out YouTube for real entertainment by En Vogue in concert.