MMTV: Mediocre Music TV
Edition #7: The X Factor Judges House Thoughts
Written by: Wences Acosta
AUTHOR'S NOTE: This Article was sent in on Wednesday afternoon, before
the actual result show. Any acts I get right on my predictions are just
So we are down to 24. Most of which I saw coming,
some who I totally forgot until the moment I saw them perform. All are
worthy of making it though, and with a possible Wildcard n the mix, this
could be very interesting indeed. This will be a short article, as it
will just be each group, who performed from worst to best, and what
chances the group has during the live shows. With that said, let's go to
the 4th best group....
Simon Cowell Coaching The Groups:
Quick intro here....The groups are never an easy category in any edition
of X Factor. However, this year Simon drew a harsh hand. Maybe it is
because of his success of One Direction that sealed his fate, but this
year, with the exception of 2 or 3 groups, it has been a rough year. Let
us go down the list....
6) Sister C: I have never liked these
girls, and quite personally their song choice was horrible.
Unfortunately I can see them going through, but there are more talented
and deserving groups in this category.
5) Dope Crisis: They did a
decent version of Super Bass, and the dance moves were nice, but the
overall package just wasn't enough.
4) Playback: I don't like
them as a group. As solo artists they were amazing, but as a group they
are lost. Marc Anthony said it best when he said they couldn't hold his
attention. Simon loves them probably because of The One Direction
effect, and I see them going through or at the very least given the
wildcard spot....but I don't like their chances so far
Again, as a group I don't like them, but they seem less lost then
Playback. They had their vocals right, they chose an excellent
song....it was just bland. I can see them in the live shows, filling in
the void that Lakoda Rayne left last year and in a sense doing what
Little Mix did last year. If Simon doesn't let them through, it won't be
a shock but it will be a loss
2) Emblem3: I like these guys, and
even though they screwed up the words, they covered it up so
beautifully. I could see them not only in the live shows but possibly as
a threat to the title if they play their cards right, however there are
still in the shadows of one group....
1) Lyric 145: My God, a rap
group....I really should have went this year. Although this group is
perfect. Their rendition of Party in the USA is so brilliant that I
rewatch it even now. If Simon doesn't let them through, It will be his
Overall ranking: 5 Maybe 6 out of 10
Lovato coaching The Young Adults (17-23):
This group has one
MAJOR issue....the majority of them chose dance music. I have no issue
with it, but the songs they chose in the genre just left a bad taste in
6) Jannel Garcia: What happened? I was expecting
such a wonderful performance and yet I got nothing but a bland cover of
I Kissed a Girl. Just for who she is, I can see her in the live shows
but in my eyes she failed miserably.
5) Nick Youngerman: Dude,
what the fuck?!? I hardly curse, but looking at his track record from
Ice Ice Baby to Tik Tok, something is up with him. He was entertaining,
but Demi said it right: "I don't know if I was enjoying it or annoyed by
4) Paige Thomas: She did a slow version of Chris Brown's
"Turn up the Music" and she did a really good job with it considering
the source material. There were just better performances, if she doesn't
make it, I sense her as a wildcard.
3) CeCe Frey: I would usually
have her on the top of my list, but she stumbled a little with her
slower version of "Sexy and I Know It". She still is up there, and I see
her in the Live Shows, but she isn't the girl I fell for a few weeks
2) Jillian Jenson: The black horse in all this. I forgot
about her even though I never forgot her. She came out and sang as
beautifully as she did in her audition. She is still one behind someone
1) Willie Jones: I have never been a fan of him as it has
been known here, however when he sang "Nobody Knows", aka the song that
he forgot the words to at Boot Camp, he blew my expectations away. This
boy deserves to go through without a shadow of a doubt.
Ranking: 6/7 Out of 10
L.A. Reid mentoring The Overagers (Over
He got MAD when he got this group, but really with Britney
and Demi going for Youth and Simon with One Direction fever, you had to
expect nothing less
6) Jason Brock: WHAT HAPPENED?!? I'm sorry, I
love him and his voice, but he fucked up majorly in my eyes.
Tara Simon: For once not the worst. She still stank up the place, but
towards the end she actually hit the note and I recognized actual
talent. She still sucked and deserves to go home, but for once I can't
hate on her all the way.
4) Daryl Black: Not Memorable, but his
voice is good, so Meh.
3) Tate Stevens: Doing a country version
of Brian McKnight is amazing. Yes there are 2 people that I put above
him but there is no doubt that he will be in the Live Shows
David Correy: Wow can he sing. My number one may be obvious now, but
David is amazing, and he is almost a sure thing in the Live Shows
1) Vino Allen: Yes, I know he is cute, but listen to his version of
Sober and try to tell me it's not impressive. Perfect Package, quite
possibly the winner here
Overall Ranking: 8 Out of 10
finally, Britney Mentoring The Teens (12-16)
This is the best
group without a shadow of a doubt, even with ONE mess-up
Tanner: Dude, why would you choose this moment to bust out "Party Like a
Rockstar"? Yes it's gutsy and I marked, but NOT NOW! Sorry dude, You
5) Reed Deming: He impressed me believe it or not. His Boot
Camp performance was great and here he sang wonderfully....but he won't
make it to the live shows I can almost promise it.
4) Arin Ray:
If it wasn't for the trio of doom, he would be top 3. He did impressive
with "Starships" but I can see his dreams getting shattered here, but
I'm hoping otherwise
3) Diamond White: One of 3 in The Trio. Here
version of Avril's song "I'm With You" was flawless, but was paint by
numbers in my book. That is the only reason she is not in the top spot,
but still very impressive.
2) Beatrice Miller: 2 of the 3. Wow,
her version of "Titanium" is just so beautiful. It cracks here and there
but that is what makes it beautiful (Pun Not Intended).
1) Carly Rose Sonenclar: YES! YES! YES! That just sealed
it for me, and if you don't believe me, look it up. She took a Karmin
song and made it her own. She. Is. Amazing.
Overall Ranking: 8.5
And there you go....here's hoping I am right when I watch it
tonight. If you have any opinions or comments, please let me know at