This week on “The X Factor,” this was all about giving thanks — and there were plenty of reasons to do just that. This was overall the best performance show of the entire season, as we saw many contestants get choked up — and even Simon Cowell on one occasion.
Here’s where the contestants ranked this time.
9. Astro – Take away the meltdown from last week, and we still didn’t really care for this performance. It felt forced and at times arrogant, and some of the lyrics were just strange. Pronouncing “Nova Scotia” really isn’t that hard…
8. Lakoda Rayne – Blame it on a pretty good night that Lakoda is ranked so low on this list. This was a pretty solid performance, but the problem here is that they are still not particular captivating or memorable as a group. We still hope they stick around, mainly because it may take them longer than others to blossom.
7. Rachel Crow – Rachel opened the show and did a great job — but at the same time, her emotional story ended up overtaking her actual vocals. While it was great at the end, it started out a bit shake and out of tune.
6. Marcus Canty – This really ended up being one of Marcus’ better performances of the show. He dedicated this song to his mom, and it was one of the few moments where this really did not feel orchestrated. It was touching, and vocally there were fewer miscues.
5. LeRoy Bell – In a night full of solid performance, LeRoy totally upped his game. His “Arms of an Angel” was a moving tribute to his mother — and that is the first time that LeRoy really came across as moving all season.
4. Chris Rene – Was Chris’ performance perfect? Not exactly, but his “Young Homie” reprise was perfect considering the theme of the night — so much that we don’t mind hearing it again. Is this necessarily fair to pull the same trick out? That’s a good argument?
3. Drew – L.A. Reid may have given Drew the most ridiculous critique of all time this week. He blasted her and Simon Cowell for not picking an age-appropriate song, even though Demi Lovato (who does “Skyscraper”) is only five years older.
2. Melanie Amaro – We’ve always known that Melanie is a fantastic singer — but what this performance showed us was that she is also a lovely person. Seeing her get so emotional this week may end up helping her win the competition — and that’s a powerful thing.
1. Josh Krajcik – For the second week, Josh came out with an incredible performance — and this time, it even brought Simon Cowell to the brink of tears. Simon, we were right there with you.
Who was your favorite this week?
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