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‘X Factor’ Recap: Find Out Which Four From Each Team Made It to the Live Shows

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Okay, so, if you were with us last week, you know all about the baseball rain delay that caused ‘X Factor’ to begin 45 minutes late. And then some… genius at FOX decided to cut the show short to air ‘The Mindy Project’ – not that we mind, because we love Mindy Kaling, but we had a job to do here, kids. Anyway, tonight, the last hour of the episode was shown (we last left off in the middle of Demi Lovato’s house), so let’s get going, shall we?

Note: The recap from last week will be below this updated recap!

In Lovato’s house, we already saw Jennel Garcia and Willie Jones get through to the live shows (see way, way down below). So let’s see who else the singer and judge decides to keep… and cut.

Nick Youngerman: He was able to get Britney Spears dancing during his audition to Vanilla Ice’s ‘Ice Ice Baby,’ but that’s all we can remember of him. The rapper has the ability to light up the room and get everyone on their feet, but Lovato’s concern is that with all the talent she’s seen, the bar is set really high. This isn’t going to end well.

FINAL DECISION: OUT

Paige Thomas: She was a frontrunner from the beginning and was notably pitted against co-team member and producer-made “villain” CeCe Frey, but was she in fact strong enough? The moment between Lovato and Thomas was tense, their voices were quiet and low and it was hard to decipher what words were being exchanged between the two. But Lovato had faith in her and thought this was the right journey for her. The tenderness of it all brought both Thomas and Lovato to tears. We saw you tear up, Demi!

FINAL DECISION: IN

CeCe Frey: There was no way producers were going to let Frey get away. She was reality TV gold with her snobbish attitude. Oh and look, no more leopard print on her face! We welcome the fresh faced Frey with somewhat open arms. Lovato said it was going to be difficult for her to find a balance between on fire, fierce, and attitude in a way where people can relate to her, and even said she went overboard on her performance at the judges’ house.

FINAL DECISION: IN

Jillian Jensen: The bullied girl with the raspy voice had an impact on her mentor from the very beginning, but the problem is that the competition is based on more than just vocals. The visibly distraught Jensen was a wreck from the moment she sat on the couch, tears steaming down her face and lips trembling, only to be made far worse after Lovato told her she was going home. This time, Demi broke down as well.

FINAL DECISION: OUT

THE GROUPS:

Lyric145They were a mashup of Lyric Da Queen, the poor man’s Lisa “Left Eye” Lopes of TLC, and two other guys from ONE4FIVE, and Simon loved the humor in their performance  according to the mogul, they were natural performers, but he could only put people through who were going to blow people away. They were so obviously making it to the live shows.

FINAL DECISION: IN

Dope Crisis: The duo is seriously smooth overall: vocal wise and choreography wise, but Cowell thought they couldn’t put anything more into their performance. But seeing them as recording artist and taking the place of somebody else was difficult.

FINAL DECISION: OUT

Emblem3: They’re a boyband, a hot boy band, and boy band’s are currently all the rage at the moment. Apparently the 90s really are making a comeback. But they screwed up their audition for Simon when a member forgot to start his verse. “I have been impressed with you from the minute I saw you,” said Cowell. “What I did pick up, unfortunately, I didn’t feel yesterday [two weeks ago during the judge performances] you were quite as rehearsed as the others.” But… Cowell thinks they’re winners.

FINAL DECISION: IN

Sister C: A trio of girls who sing pop-country, but come off a little standoffish – don’t they all? We kid, we kid. “What did impress me was that when I heard you sing, I could imagine in the future recognizing you on radio,” said Cowell. “I have had an issue about how much you wanted this … talent is the most important thing, but like-ability is really important as well.” Ouch. But wait! He thinks America will love them.

FINAL DECISION: IN

Playback: They were a group of males assembled from a bunch of solo acts; it was basically like an inside look as to how the industry literally creates these record-breaking boy bands. Cowell mentioned how he’d been in the place of assembled groups before and that sometimes it works, and sometimes it doesn’t. For them… it didn’t.

FINAL DECISION: OUT

Lylas: The 5 girls were also literally thrown together as a group; eliminated as solo artists but then invited back as a group because… ‘X Factor’ apparently enjoys that formula. “I was very impressed with your vocals,” he said to the group. He felt the chemistry, but needed the total confidence that they’d be able to deliver under the pressure.

FINAL DECISION: IN

Next week, ‘X Factor’ will go LIVE! But… that all probably depends on how many games the World Series goes to. So stay tuned!!

And from last week’s episode…

THE TEENS:

Diamond White: The 13-year-old with the strong voice was the first to sit with coach Britney Spears, who’ll determine her fate. Spears said White’s performance changed her mind, but the negative was that she was a nervous performer, and she needed to be sure the young girl would be able to handle the pressures of the $5 million contract.

Final Decision: IN

Carly Rose Sonenclar: She’s the girl with the old soul, the most promising of the teens, and perhaps the most promising of the entire 24 contestants. “There were so many things stunning about it, your voice showed so much technique,” said Spears. “But it’s not just about having he voice, it’s about having the whole package … you have to bring everything to the table. I don’t know if you’re going to be able to handle this.”

FINAL DECISION: IN

Arin Ray: He made it to the live shows last year with his group, and wanted the chance to make it on his own. He has the voice to make it, but Spears felt like he wasn’t good enough to stand out on stage, despite the compliments that she gave him just prior.

FINAL DECISION: IN

James Tanner: He’s the white boy rapper who tried his hardest during his rendition of ‘Party Like a Rockstar,’ but Spears didn’t know if he’s where he’s supposed to be — vocal technique wise. Things weren’t looking so hot for Tanner.

FINAL DECISION: OUT

Beatrice Miller: She was a nervous wreck throughout the solo performances in front of the judges, and despite her solid and strong vocals, it seemed like she was doomed for failure. “I feel like your performances were a little bit better at your auditions,” said Spears. “A career like this is really demanding and it makes me wonder if you can handle the pressure.”

FINAL DECISION: IN

Reed DemmingOh yes, the Bieber look-alike. He’s a precocious little fella, and Brit thought he gave a really good performance and that he had confidence on stage, but she also felt that he lacked a vocal training in his voice, and he needed to learn how to breathe and use his diaphragm properly.

FINAL DECISION: OUT

THE OVER 25s:

L.A. Reid made it clear that this wasn’t his favorite group of artists to work with age wise, but at the end of the day, he realized there was a lot of talent, and seemed to have gotten over his little diva tantrum.

David CorreyHe’s harped on this whole “I’m adopted” theme from the very beginning, hoping that his exposure on the show would help him reconnect with his birth mom. But the dude needs to chill, because he has a really good voice. “Sometimes it concerns me whether you can go out there in the midst of the pop culture landscape and be that number one artist,” said Reid. But you knew he was a shoe in. Hello sob story!

FINAL DECISION: IN

Daryl Black: His performance in front of Reid was cut short with his personal interviews, which led us to believe that he was going to get cut. “I like you, I want you to know that, before anything,” said Reid. “You are truly, truly talented, and then I struggle, because I want the fighter, I want the starter … This is where it stops.” Ugh. He was rough. Cue our tears.

FINAL DECISION: OUT

Jason BrockOkay, it’s going to be no surprise when Reid tells him that he’s “in” because he has a killer voice and everyone loved him. And lo and behold, he got fired from his tech job the morning of Reid’s decision, aka, he’s totally getting in. So let’s just move on to the final decision…

 FINAL DECISION: IN 

Tate Stevens: He’s a country star, still rockin’ his cowboy hat… yea. “I remember your very first audition, being really, really impressed,” said Reid. “You have a lovability about you, you don’t have a lot of confidence about you. Sometimes, it’s about the confidence. Stars have a lot of confidence.” With that, Stevens started crying, but he need not shed a tear because Reid likes him!

FINAL DECISION: IN

Tara Simon: Ah yes, the vocal teacher with the big mouth and the even bigger ego. She’s a screamer when she sings, literally, and it overshadows her talent, which is unfortunate. “I love your competitive nature, but I question how you’ll fair during this competition,” said Reid. “But… this is where it stops.” Thank you, thank you, thank you.

FINAL DECISION: OUT

Vino AlanHe has tattoos on his face, has a rough voice, but he’s a softie on the inside, we just know it. But his voice is soulful, promising, and unique – exactly what a show like this needs. Red called his voice special, but also said he wasn’t sure how it’d work for the show. “Saying yes, putting you through to the next week, it’s a big commitment,” said Reid.

FINAL DECISION: IN

THE YOUNG ADULTS 17-24:

Jennel GarciaShe’s perfectly good, but a little unmemorable, which doesn’t bode well for her. Coach Demi Lovato agreed that she had an incredible voice, but was concerned she was insecure with her performance and wouldn’t be able to entertain people if she became a pop star.

FINAL DECISION: IN

Willie Jones: We have a soft spot for the African American country singer with the deep voice, but he straddles the line of R+B and country, and the indecisiveness might not work out in his favor. “you know that you’re completely unique, you have something going for you that a lot of people don’t expect,” said Lovato. “What’s difficult for me, is that I feel there’s this inner battle in your head [country versus R+B].”

FINAL DECISION: IN

‘X Factor’ went to commercial, and we thought things were all fine and dandy, but… no. FOX decided to air a rerun of ‘The Mindy Project’ and therefore, the rest of ‘X Factor’ wasn’t shown. Someone over at FOX has some ‘splainin to do!

Editor’s Note: According to Entertainment Weekly, this episode will re-air in its entirety next Tuesday, Oct. 23. Check back at this same URL next week to see the rest of the results!

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