MMTV: Mediocre Music TV
Edition #5: The X Factor Audition Episodes 3-6
Written by: Wences Acosta
Hey guys, long time no hear. I will be the first to admit that these
past few weeks have been VERY hectic on my end and I apologize to
everyone for not keeping up my end of the bargain. Hopefully you guys
will continue reading my articles, but for now I shall play catch-up.
This past week, The 2 steps of Boot Camp this year aired, as we are now
waiting for the last cut and The Judges House Rounds, and quite frankly
in a season that started off so slow with the audition process, the show
has quickly picked up steam. I shall go through the auditions very fast
and spoil some things for those who were eliminated during the first cut
of Boot Camp, but when I get to Boot Camp, I shall explain some things
as to what is different this year, who I have HIGH expectations for come
the next round and The Live Shows, and I shall give you my honest
opinion this year as to who will win Judge Wise.
Let's Start With
The Auditions Shall We? I will go through each person, from Ep #3 to #6,
and just catch you up on my thoughts.
Rizzloe Jones: He
brought freestyle to the table, but you could tell in his audition that
he was sloppy, and just going along with the beat. I am not shocked that
he is eliminated.
CeCe Frey: OMGB (Oh My God Becky), Can this
gurl SING! (Yes, I spelled Girl right ^_^). (Seidelman note: No you
didn't.) She has the Diva attitude (Capitol D), and I can she her in The
Live Shows, especially after....well, I will get to that with Boot Camp
Vino Allen: Ay Papi Chulo, a big teddy bear who could sing AND has
the looks....I want him on the live shows. He has the total package, and
he has the drive, especially knowing about his child. Will get to him on
Boot Camp, but I wanted to get out the way that I think he is very very
Tate Stevens: From one bear to the next....they knew I was
going to be watching this year lol. Can this man sing Country, and
honestly re watching his audition....I am melting into the computer. Is
it hot in here or is it just me?
*drinks some water*
Citizen: Oy, The Boy Band. Do not get me wrong, they
are awesome, and so far the most memorable of the groups besides
Emblem3. However....I see DeJaVu of Stereo Hoggz in them. They sang En
Vogues "Don't Let Go", and I like them...and I could see them in the
live shows, but to win, I don't see it happening.
I am booking it now.....Diamond vs. Carly Rose. They have the voices and
they have great presence. Only one can be the child breakout star this
year. She sang It's a Man's World...and just wow. I want more of her.
Jessica Espinoza: Finally, we have a girl who brought a Pink song to
the table and delivered. She was eliminated within Boot Camp's first
cut, and I need to remember why....because if this first audition was
any indication, she should have at LEAST made Judge's Houses
Willie Jones: He can sing country....for a little bit. He can do a deep
voice, but to have his actual voice in this year.....he can't do it. I
think he is going to be eliminated next episode, but I will explain why
when I get there.
Julia Bullock: She MUST MAKE IT TO THE LIVE
SHOW. She sane her version of Pumped Up Kicks, and she just brought her
own version to the table. Besides Jannel, she is the one who just had
something to her.
Krysten Colon: She did not make it, but I must
say, if you want to watch what a Diva can do when angry, watch this
video. It is worth it in sooo many ways. The things with her is I hope
she comes back next year for good reason, she has a voice, but the
mistake she makes that everyone else makes is that she was choosing
songs that most singers can not reach in their vocal range. She went
from Adele to Whitney Houston....girl, choose something that is not damn
near impossible. That goes for anyone else who is looking to audition on
these kinds of shows. I have seen it from AGT to Idol to X
Factor....EVERYBODY HAS THEIR LIMITS. If you know your act can only go
so far, then work slowly to take it farther, don't go from 0 to 60
within a week, take your time!!!
Dinah Jane Hansen: One of
the few females in this world who could possibly outsing the original
artist. She sang Beyonce's If I Was a Boy....and My God Becky, she was
amazing. I can see her being cut only because the competition is fierce
this year, but she is bringing fight to the table.
Arin Ray: To
quote Daniel Bryan: YES! YES! YES! This is what you call a redemption
song. He was a part of InTENsity last year, and he is going for the solo
title this year. I want him to succeed, I want him on the live shows, I
want him to go on and even make it to the finals if he can. I see
potential with this kid.
Changyi Li: LOOK THIS VIDEO UP. I will
sit here an wait.
*sits and waits*
Are you good? I will
wait until you stop laughing because this video is just awesomely bad,
where I can see her having a beautiful voice...but as an English singer,
David Correy: I want to get this out of the way, he is cute
but his brothers are beautiful. With that said, his voice is nice, and I
see him in the Judges House...but if he makes it to the live shows I
can't see him winning. He has a Leroy Bell vibe to him, and I hope it
changes soon. For now....he is safe.
Sophie Tweed-Simmons: As the
kid of Gene Simmons, I am glad she is going this route over riding her
dad's reputation. With that said, Demi said it best, she has a voice,
she just needs to control it. I hope to see more from her, but it is
highly unlikely seeing as I honestly didn't remember her until right
Tara Simon: As Daniel Bryan also says: NO! NO! NO! She
should not have made it though, and honestly I am GLAD she is not past
Round 1 of Boot Camp.
Daryl Black: Not memorable, ruined one of
my favorite songs, and basically screams "Phillip Lomax" all over again.
I hope and prey he is not in The Judges' Houses, As honestly I lost
track of him.
#6: Note to Self: Never Play Catchup Again!
Trevor Moran: I liked his audition, not shocked that he is gone, BUT I
will say that his performance of Sexy and I Know It is worth watching
Owen Stuart: The Best Rapper that they showed auditioning. His
version of Airplanes is worth listening to, and even if he might not
make it to Judges Houses, he should because if you were to watch his
audition, he has something to him.
Freddie Combs: He will be
eliminated from Boot Camp, but his version of Wind Beneath My Wings is
just so beautiful.
Lauren Jaurequi: LOOK UP HER AUDITION NOW! I
hardly recommend looking up good auditions, but she out sings Alicia
Keys, and it is worth just laying back and listening to. Also, her dad
is cute, but that has nothing to do with anything ^_^
Jordyn Foley: I wonder if she's any relation to Mick? Anyways, this is
another video to look up, mainly because she is the definition of
cuteness. She made it on her cuteness, and got eliminated once Boot Camp
started because that is where you separate the Girls from the Women, but
her audition is worth watching, if only for Simons Pain.