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It was the finals tonight on FOX’s “The X Factor” (seen locally on FOX 5 NY) as the three remaining acts would once again sing a pair of songs; including a duet with three surprise guests. Here’s how the night went down….
Performing: Alanis Morissette’s “Uninvited” & Etta James’ “At Last”
Mentor: Nicole Sherzinger
Josh is a really talented singer with a strong fanbase, but he’s going to have a tough go against Chris and Melanie. His first performance with Alanis Morissette looked like it through him for a loop, which is perfectly understandable singing with a top musician like her. Although he really shined in his second song and managed to remind everyone why he’s been a frontrunner since the first time he took the stage. If anybody needs a reminder about why Krajcik deserves to win, do you a YouTube search for his “Wild Horses” performance.
Performing: Avril Lavigne’s “Complicated” & Chris Rene’s “Young Homie”
Mentor: LA Reid
It really looked like it was going to come down to Josh and Melanie and then came Chris Rene. He’s not only a role model for the show’s younger-skewing audience, but he’s a powerhouse with the microphone. More importantly he’s creative, but not to the point where it’s his way or the highway and that’s why he’s going to get votes. Reality TV viewers hate being talked down to and that has never been the case with Rene. He has been a dark horse from the very beginning and now has to be considered a legitimate threat to win the competition.
Performing: R. Kelly’s “I Believe I Can Fly” and Beyonce’s “Listen”
Mentor: Simon Cowell
Despite how much Josh and Chris brought everything they had tonight, this has always been Melanie’s competition to lose and she dominated yet again. Just as original “American Idol” Kelly Clarkson came out of nowhere to win Melanie’s done the same thing. As I said a few weeks back, you can bet Simon Cowell wants nothing more than to be able to lay claim to bragging rights about being the winning mentor of “Factor’s” debut season and after tonight’s performances, that looks incredibly likely! When you know what it is like to lose something, it makes you work a thousand times harder to never lose it again….that’s Melanie’s own person “X” factor and that’s probably why she’s going to win.
That’s a wrap for tonight, but make sure to tune back in tomorrow night (locally on FOX 5 NY) at 8pm EST for the results.
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