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{VIDEO} X FACTOR USA 2013; CHICAGO’S CARLITO OLIVERO FIGHTS HARD UNTIL THE END

Chicago’s very own, Carlito Olivero, made it all the way to the finals on The X Factor.  That alone was a triumph for this young man, who fought hard and gave his all, even through the many challenges thrown his way.  Some doubted him…but he kept pushing. His passion and endurance is an inspiration to the youth around the globe.

It was exciting to hear his name called as one of the top three finalists, especially after he fell to the bottom two multiple times.  This is a perfect example of how you can come from poverty and still make something of yourself with hard work and perseverance. How can you not LOVE a fighter?

The judges may have given him harsh critiques along the way, but he took note and made adjustments.  Carlito was hungry for a win and obviously wanted it bad.  There was no stopping him, which even earned him the respect of the sometimes grumpy Simon Cowell.

While Carlito was up against major competition; Alex & Sierra and Jeff Gutt, getting this far is already a win for this Chicago native.  He will always have a special place in the hearts of many and especially those in the Windy City.  Trust me, the fans are rooting for him and want to see him succeed long after this show.

Go Carlito!  Wishing you all the success you deserve…win or lose on The X Factor, you are already a WINNER to us all.

 
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Posted by on December 19, 2013 in THE X FACTOR BLOGS

 

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{VIDEO} WHO WILL WIN THE X FACTOR USA 2013? AND THE WINNER IS….

The big question for today is…”Who will win The X Factor 2013?”  Well, here ya go ALEX & SIERRA!  If not, I will definitely eat my TV (with hot sauce of course:)

There you have it.  THE END.

UPDATE:  DUH…MY PREDICTION WAS CORRECT.  THIS WAS A NO BRAINER!  Jeff Gutt was really good, but this couple is #1 HOT, #2 UNIQUE, #3 AMAZING!

 
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Posted by on December 19, 2013 in THE X FACTOR BLOGS

 

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(VIDEO BLOG) 12/14/12: THE X FACTOR REVIEWS; LA REID IS LEAVING; MESSAGE TO SIMON COWELL

Anyone tuning into The X Factor is probably not surprised that LA Reid is not returning next season.    He just announced his upcoming departure; made worse by his negative comments.  In an interview he is quoted as saying; “I Am Not Enhancing My Cred By Coaching A Chubby Middle-Aged Country Singer”.  Apparently LA wants to focus on his record label.

The comments made by LA Reid seem extremely rude and he rubbed me the wrong way on day one, when he was angered that he had to coach the “Over 25’s“.  What a horrible thing to say to already nervous contestants; if you remember he was blunt and informed the singer’s he was not happy he ended up with them.  Well goodbye see ya later…we will not miss him at all.

So what will Simon do now?  He had high hopes for the show and bragged about how well it would do early on.  It has now only been two seasons and there’s already been changes to the judges and host.  When he hired Khole Kardashian-Odom and Mario Lopez it seemed more than desperate.  And it is clear…they are not a good fit.  No need for two hosts and they step all over each other.  One needs to go.

Well, my video message to Simon Cowell is meant to help him get back on track.  There’s obviously still fans of the show (including me), even with the lackluster ratings.  So hopefully he will take note of my suggestions, or he may be going home come 2014.

Check out my video and chime in…What do you think needs to get revamped on the show?  I know you also have advice for Mr. Cowell.

Seriously Simon, take a look and heed my warning. 

On another note; maybe they should allow fans to also vote off the judges.  That could make it interesting and I certainly have some picks in mind.  Can you say….Demi Lovato and Britney Spears!

THANKS TO MY BLOG FANS…VIDEO MESSAGE FOR YOU TOO! 

 
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Posted by on December 14, 2012 in THE X FACTOR BLOGS

 

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(VIDEO) WHO GOT VOTED OFF THE X FACTOR 12/6/12? WAS IT FINALLY CECE FRY? RECAP & LIVE RESULTS

GUESS I’M PSYCHIC…VIDEO PREDICTIONS WERE 100% RIGHT!

The X Factor was down to the final six contestants tonight.  The cream of the crop minus one remained, but two finally found themselves out of the competition.  It was down to Carly Rose Sonenclar, Steven Tate, Emblem 3, Fifth Harmony, Diamond White and CeCe Fry. 

Before they got down to business, last year’s winner Melanie Amaro performed. She sounded great and the song was decent, but not sure it will be a number one hit. Side note…her weave was not up to par, she needs a new hair stylist.  Sorry…I know that is being petty.

Now on to the first contestant leaving.  It was a nail biter and I was holding on to my Christmas wish. Dear Santa please make CeCe go to the North Pole.  Well, it was answered at last!  The delusional singer was where she needed to be…on a plane back home.  Can you believe she said she deserved to be in the finals? Give me a break!  Guess there is no need to eat my remote control and break my TV now…whew!  FINALLY!!!

The acts saved by the viewer’s were obvious, Carly Rose, Emblem 3 and Tate Stevens.  It was then down to the bottom two singer’s fighting for their life in a sing-off.  These acts were no surprise and they were in my predictions; Diamond White and Fifth Harmony.  Guess I called it!

Simon hated to go first but it was not his choice.  Fifth Harmony hit the stage and sounded like a wealth of talent…and yes LA they have amazing harmony.  They sang their best and proved they deserve to be there.  Then Diamond stepped out looking like a nervous teen, she sounded a bit shaky and this was not her best performance.

However, with it being up to the judges, it seemed pretty clear who they would pick.  Along the way LA Reid and Demi had strong opinions on who they thought needed more work.  But I was pleasantly surprised.  Simon picked Diamond, Britney picked Fifth Harmony, LA picked Diamond and Demi was the nail in the coffin selecting Diamond to go home. 

Unfortunately, it was Diamond White who headed home.  But this was a good choice, especially based on tonight’s performance.  She is a great singer but still needs to develop her craft.  Fifth Harmony really is one of the best collaboration of girl groups around…they deserve to be in the finals.

How did they rank last night?  Check out list below….Who will win?  Carly Rose Sonenclar. 

On another note; now that CeCe was voted off, can we vote off Demi Lovato and Britney Spears.  I’m just saying!  They suck as judges!

THE X FACTOR RANKINGS 12/6/12

#1  Tate Stevens (Great singer but America got it wrong)

#2 Carly Rose (No doubt! She should win it all)

#3 Emblem3

#4 Fifth Harmony

On another note; Kesha also performed which was a treat…she really is a hit maker. 

 

 
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Posted by on December 6, 2012 in THE X FACTOR BLOGS

 

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12/5/12: THE X FACTOR RECAP & REVIEW; FINAL SIX CONTESTANTS SING VIEWER’S CHOICE; CARLY ROSE SHINES AGAIN

WHO GOT VOTED OFF ON 12/6/12?

The X Factor is down to the final six this week.  They were given two songs to perform; first theTop Six Unplugged, basically acoustic versions of hit songs and then a song from the Pepsi Challenge Viewer’s Choice.

First out was Demi’s downer CeCe Fry.  Lost in her delusional world, she believed last week was her best performance.  Well, as usual this week she sucked once again, her singing Lady Gaga’s hit song “Edge of Glory” became “Edge of Gory”.  It literally made me sick.   Sorry, but she needs to go home immediately.  Why is she still here?  But to be fair…this was more like her best performance, which still was not good enough.

Emblem 3 hit the stage next.   Demi did not have their back as usual…but that comes from a chick who believes CeCe is a star. They stripped it down with popular Bruno Mars jam.  However, they actually did not sound their best, but the screaming teens did not seem to notice.

On to my favorite singer. My girl Carly Rose Sonenclar busted out with the Justin Bieber hit “As Long As You Love Me”.  And of usual, she sounded amazing!  She is the best singer by far and deserves to go all the way.  What a smart move to select this song…even though Britney may win by default not due to her brains. Carly is a star and will be mega hit maker down the road.

Fifth Harmony was on next and had a lot to prove.  While they moved up the charts last week, they have not yet had a moment to truly shine.  Unfortunately, they were missing a member during rehearsals, with Alli leaving to attend her grandfather’s funeral.  Well, they may have been one short in practice, but it did not show and this was their best performance so far.  LA Reid was wrong saying they don’t have harmony…this group has an abundance of it.  Maybe his hearing aid is broken.

Diamond White was in the bottom two last week, which was totally wrong.  But this week she actually did not redeem herself.  Singing the James Brown classic “This Is A Man’s World“, did not work this time around.  While she sang it earlier in the competition, the magic was gone. She may be in trouble again…but her second song was 100% better…sounded great.

Tate Stevens has stayed consistent.  But the judges actually critiqued him properly tonight, saying his song did not work.  The Bon Jovi hit Livin on a Prayer” was not a good song choice for him and sometimes LA’s picks suck.  It looks like he may have put another one of his contestants in jeopardy…hence Vino.

Did you really think I would continue with critiquing their second performances?  No way…that you will have to watch on your own.  But most went on to sound great and this will be a tough elimination.  And of course the fans did not actually pick the songs…they were given songs to choose from which is a huge difference.

If I were to guess it will be Diamond and CeCe in the bottom tomorrow.  But who knows…according to their chart America loves  CeCe…UGHHHHH!  PLEASE SANTA…MY WISH FOR CHRISTMAS IS THAT CECE GOES TO THE NORTH POLE!

Best performance of the night…once again Carly Rose.

On another note, Khole looked great tonight!  Maybe she took my advice and fired her stylist.  Definitely the best she has looked so far on the show.

THIS WEEK’S RANKING CHART (in my opinion)

#1 Carly Rose Sonenclar

#2 Emblem 3

#3 Tate Stevens

#4 Fifth Harmony

#5 Diamond White

#6 CeCe Fry (go home please!)

 
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Posted by on December 5, 2012 in THE X FACTOR BLOGS

 

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