The top ten performed on The X Factor on Channel 10 in Tempe, and now fans are being given a glimpse at the action going on behind the scenes. On Wednesday, From Inside The Box reported on who is currently favored to win the competition, and E! Online took fans backstage to grab one singer’s reaction after the judges critiqued her performance.
Who is favored to win the competition and take home the $5 million dollar contract? From Inside The Box reported that Melanie Amaro is the one oddsmakers are putting their money on right now. She is the one that Simon Cowell first eliminated from the competition, but then he changed his mind and flew out to her home to bring her back. This week, she performed R.E.M’s classic tune Everybody Hurts. Amaro is the 2 to 1 favorite with Drew Ryniewicz and Josh Krajnik coming in second and third.
As for Stacy Francis, she received some tough criticism for her performance of Meatloaf’s It’s All Coming Back To Me Now. She didn’t have much to say on stage, but she spoke up backstage after her performance, and she was not too thrilled with the comments she received from the judges. She said the following, according to E! Online:
“I got beat up tonight. I felt like it was really unfair. I didn’t feel like it was a fair evaluation. I’m not one to toot my horn. I’m very hard on myself as an artist, but I was later told that I was not off-pitch at all and Paula [Abdul] said I was flat. That wasn’t true. Simon said I sounded like a cabaret singer and yet the same thing that I do when I first got here, that he loved in my first audition, now he’s beating me up. I don’t know if it’s because I’m not in his category….because Melanie came on and did an R.E.M. ballad and I did a Meat Loaf ballad, and she got a rave review. I don’t get it.”
In previous weeks, Francis was a strong contender to win the competition, but after a week performance last week and the judges comments this week, she has fallen down a bit. Will she be around next week to pick herself back up with another performance? Check out both Melanie’s and Stacy’s performances on the sidebar.
Fans are buzzing about this series and this season’s contestants on social media. One fan said the following on Twitter recently:
Based exclusively on performances tonight I would say that Stacy Francis has sung her last song. #xfactor
The X Factor will send home one more contestant on tonight’s show. Who has your vote?
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