MMTV: Mediocre Music TV
Edition #13: The X factor Live Week 5 (Number
Written by: Wences Acosta
So, how do you move on from a Double Elimination for the Holidays? You
have a double elimination while the contestants sings songs that either
we are going to love or hate, with no middle ground! Yay! Let's jump in
this week, and hope for the best.
1. Diamond White "I Wanna Dance With Somebody"
Really? Why are we continuing to do Whitney? I get that she was supposed
to be a judge, but c'mon!. With that said, this is a very enjoyable
performance, and even though her voice isn't up there with some of the
other acts, she still knows how to entertain and that is amazing. I can
honestly say I really did love this performance and this is a great way
to start the night.
2. Vino Alan "You've Lost That Loving Feeling"
Vino, congratulations, you just fucked yourself over! The intro video
stated that L.A. changed the song on him mid rehearsal (Like that worked
the last time this happened) and here is what makes me mad: Not only
does he change his song from "Never Ever" which is a really good oldie
that could have really done things with his voice, and starts to
contemplate "Too Close" from Alex Clare which is tied at #5 on my worst
songs of 2012 list (next to Calvin Harris "Feel So Close"), but then
they choose this song which as much as I love oldies, this contradicts
what L.A. was going for. L.A. wanted a song that didn't bore him by the
end, and by god was this song an energy drainer. Don't get me wrong,
when the song started it really had potential, but as the song went into
the chorus it was all downhill from there. He was trying to hard and I
just felt bored with this. Vino, I have you at #2, but honestly you need
to go ASAP.
3. Paige Thomas "Never Gonna Give You Up"
I will admit, I did NOT see this coming. As many times as we have been
rick rolled, this was a good call. With that said, I loved what she
brought to the performance , and this was the best song for her....My
only issue is it felt like a time capsule. Let me explain: Does anyone
here remember in the early to mid 90's when musicians were either trying
the RnB thing or the dance thing or the Hip Hop thing and only came out
with the one song then faded out like nothing happened? Anyone? Robert?.
The point I am making is that she seems like someone who would come out,
have this as here song and just fade out. I really hope she goes
through, because I really like her, but hopefully she does better then
4. Fifth Harmony "Stronger (What Doesn't Kill You)"
Oh god, why of all songs did we go with this one?. First off, I do feel
for Ally losing her grandfather and my prayers are to her even after
this show. With that said though, this was a poor song choice. I get why
they did it, but I don't even like the original Kelly Clarkson version.
The one positive I can give is the fact that this version, even by a
little, sounded more like a song from a Girl Group then a song by Kelly
Clarkson. With that said, they will probably get votes, but with 2 bland
performances in a row between this week and last week, I can't see them
holding on for much longer.
5. Carly Rose Sonenclar "Rolling In The Deep"
Let me get this out of the way: DIVA FAN! OMG IT IS A DIVA FAN!!!!!.
With that said, good god this was a perfect performance. I honestly
think that this does better then Adele believe it or not. I agree with
Simon in the sense that the first half was great but the second half....jesus
that just blew my mind away. She should have saved this for the finals,
but I will say this, if she doesn't come in first in the rankings again,
I will be shocked as all hell
6. Tate Stevens "Somebody Like You"
Meh. That is all I can really say at this point, I mean it's a good
performance for him and like Britney said I can in fact see him
accepting a Country Music Award sometime in the future, thing is though
this is just another Tate Stevens performance. Nothing new to the table,
and even though it's still good, I'm just wishing for something new at
7. CeCe Frey "Lady Marmalade"
CeCe, what the hell are you thinking? She didn't do this song well at
all, I don't know what they were going for with the dancers and
everything, and worse part is I think this gave Simon a chubby. I didn't
like this at all, and even though she had the chance to leave her
impression with this song, she didn't. Gone!
8. Emblem3 "I'm a Believer"
This is a weird way to end the show. On one hand, I completely HATE the
song choice with a passion and their voices are so irritating with this
song. On the other, I loved the energy they brought to it, I loved the
audience participation parts, I even liked the one guy rapping for once.
Overall, I will give it a pass. It will be nowhere near the top, but has
no place on the bottom.
Automatic Elimination: Paige Thomas
WHAT THE FUCK?!? I can honestly say I am shocked with this. In a night
where you had a few acts stand out as bad, Paige should have been
nowhere near the bottom. This is the most shocking elimination for me so
far, and I will legit miss her. I will say this much though, at least
all her fans voted for her...
(Quoted from Wikipedia)
During the voting period following the fifth live show on November, many
voters reported of having their votes "rejected" and their calls cut off
when attempting to vote for Paige Thomas; Thomas was eliminated the
following night. Fox and The X Factor affiliates have not confirmed or
denied whether this had anything to do with Thomas' subsequent
elimination the following night.
Singoff: Diamond White (W) vs. Vino Aalan (L)
Diamond chose Beyonce's "I Was Here" while Vino chose "Trouble" from Ray
LaMontagne. This is Diamond WHite's Second Showdown (The first one she
lost to Arin Ray), while this is Vino's first time in the hot seat.
Diamond starts off in what I must call one of the most chilling
performances of a Beyonce song that I can hear. I can say that Diamond
should not have been anywhere near the bottom, and this performance
proves it. Vino needs to pull out a miracle here...and by all that is
good he did. This is the Vino that we all know and love, and he brought
back his style. Unfortunately, Vino got sent home 3-1, and I must admit
this: As much as I hated Vino's choices during the live shows, this
Final Showdown had him go down fighting and I love that.
Wwell folks we are down to 6. By the looks of Wiki, we have 2 weeks and
then the finale which means next week will be one last Double
Elimination, the week after will be a lowest votes elimination, and then
the finale. Until next week guys, take care.
My Top 6 (Minus Paige and Vino)
1. Carly Rose Sonenclair (Britney)
2. Emblem3 (Simon)
3. Tate Stevens (L.A.)
4. Diamond White (Britney)
5. CeCe Frey (Demi)
6. Fifth Harmony (Simon)
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