After weeks of emotional eliminations “The X Factor” (seen locally on FOX 5 NY), has also reached the end of its first season. Tonight, the reality hit revealed which acts had made it to next week’s grand finale and here’s how it all went down.
After a week off from the always interesting group number, the show opened with Chris Rene, Melanie Amaro, Josh Krajcik and Marcus Canty performing “Shout.” Following that, host Steve Jones reminded everyone that they could be standing on that stage in 2012 for the show’s sophomore run. You have to give Jones credit here, as he finally looks like he’s comfortable on the “X Factor” stage and not only that he looks like he’s having a good time.
You also have to give credit to the show’s producers and FOX for a very interesting way of enticing contestants for next year. It was revealed on tonight’s show that in addition to in-person auditions, future acts could submit a tape of them performing through the “X Factor” website or in specially marked booths being set up in public locations across the country. While you can only imagine what kind of entries they’ll get from the booths, it is a very smart concept.
On the other side of a break, the show ran its usual night-before recap, complete with reactions from the act’s friends and family watching at home. It was then time for the first musical guest of the evening as Florence + The Machine took to the stage.
Following the commercials, the four remaining singers came out accompanied by their mentors. As Jones pointed out LA Reid is the only judge guaranteed to have a performer in the finals as he’s the only one with two acts left in the competition. Despite how some may feel about Reid’s critiques every week, you have to give him his due as half of the final group is comprised of his team.
As the results came in, Chris Rene (of Team LA) was put through along with Melanie Amaro. This may also be the only time we’ve seen this type of reaction from Simon, who looked completely thrilled that Melanie was moving on. Cowell’s emotions are never hard to decipher, but this was a new side of him.
After a performance by mentor Nicole Sherzinger, Jones revealed that it would be Nicole’s protégée Josh Krajcik that will join Chris and Melanie in next week’s finale, meaning the journey was over for Marcus Canty.
Following three straight weeks in the bottom two, this couldn’t have been a surprise for Marcus, who throughout it all remained a genuine class act. Just like a few of the performers eliminated before him, this will probably not be the last time you hear from Marcus Canty.
So we now have the show’s first final three set! What’s your take New York? Do you agree with tonight’s results? Hit the comments and let us know.
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