FAREWELL STERO HOGZZ
THE X FACTOR elimination show was tonight, leaving only 10 contestants remaining. But this comes after a bit of controversy this week, with rumors flying about obvious lip syncing during the competition. Seems like many caught the fact that contestant Leroy Bell’s performance of Usher’s song “Without You”, did not match the track.
Fox has to be given a lot of credit, because they owned up and confessed. In a statement they told reporters; X Factor performances that are not judged by Simon and his crew, may feature them singing over pre-recorded tracks.
According to reports, this is not unusual and even American Idol does it. Well, as we all know Britney Spears, Janet Jackson, other recording artists and even President Obama lip-sync on occasion. So does it really make a difference? Not sure it does, as long as they had to sing live to get this far. But I wish they would let me lip sync….I would love to get in the competition and try for the $5 million!
Well, on to the juicy scoop. After the group performance, Willow Smith sang her new single, looking as though she weighs only 2 pounds. Her song was fitting because she certainly is a firecracker! It appears Will and Jada Smith have another hit maker in the family, keeping true to the statement “The rich get richer!”
It was not surprising that Paula Abdul was left in the cold, once again, as the other judges’ contestants sailed through. The Stero Hogzz and Lakoda Rayne found themselves in the bottom two, having to sing for survival. The groups definitely have a harder time connecting with the audience, so it was clear very early on, they would be picked off one-by-one. It was sad to see Paula’s disappointment, but she should hold her head up high, because she actually has done a really great job mentoring them.
After the two groups sang their hearts out, it came down to who the judges liked best. The fact that cute girls had to compete with a group of guys probably gave them an advantage. Especially seeing Simon “likes the ladies!” Side note, was I the only one who saw a little conversation during Lakoda Rayne’s performance….what was that all about? One things for sure Lakoda Rayne definitely did not lip sync tonight, because they sounded really off!
In the end, Paula did not want to vote for any of her groups and she actually had a mini-breakdown. Through her tears she said she refused to vote, but after some prodding by Simon, she voted to keep the Stero Hoggz. Sadly enough her last minute vote did not help, because the Stero Hogzz were sent packing. Based on tonight’s performance, it should have been Lakoda Rayne.
The final ten contestants left in the competition are Chris Rene, Stacy Francis, Josh Krajcik, Melanie Amaro, Astro, Lakoda Rayne, Rachel Crow, LeRoy Bell, Drew, and Marcus Canty. Who do you think will win?
When will you call me Simon? Seriously, I have practiced and am ready to be a guest judge. I promise not to have a meltdown, and to send someone home!
EVEN PRESIDENT OBAMA WAS CAUGHT LIP-SYNCING! OR WAS HE?