The X Factor 2012 Top 12 take to the stage tonight and they’ll be singing songs by divas. Yes, that’s right. It’s Divas Week!
While they’re still keeping their song choices under wraps, the Top 12 have revealed some hints and shard some secrets to their performances.
“This is a song I would sing in every day life and it’s a song that I really love,” Diamond White says. “I like that this performance is more extravagant and I get to move a bit more. No dancers, just me by myself. The feeling is different than anything I’ve done so far. It’s an uplifting song and it affects me in a good way. It gets me in the moment.”
Diva Week wasn’t good news for everyone. But everyone has embraced the theme in one way or another, it seems.
“When we first got the theme, we were like, Diva Week? They don’t care about us, whatever, but once we came up with the genius idea we did, we know it’s gonna be crazy,” Lyric Da Queen of Lyric145 said. “It’s unexpected. We did write our own lyrics this week.”
So how does a MALE country artist handle Diva Week?
“Divas week is tough for me,” Tate Stevens said. “It’s a challenge. I think I picked a great song, though. I like it because it’s a very emotional song. I set the bar high for myself last week and now I have to get back there. But I do feel the pressure for being No. 1 last week. This week, No. 12 can be No. 1 and No. 1 can be No. 12. You just have to bring it each week.”
Be sure to check back in later for live coverage of the Top 12 performances and a little later for the full recap of the show.
In typical Fox fashion, this week’s X Factor 2012 promo focuses on Demi’s flirts, Britney’s critiques and the Simon and L.A. Reid staged feuds ahead of the actual point of the show: THE SINGERS!
OK, OK, I apologize for being so critical of The X Factor this season, but right now I’m just waiting on it to be about the singing. And not the look of the contestants, or the costumes or the bickering. And I think America agrees with me as they put Tate Stevens in the top spot last week. That means they’re more interested in hearing the contestants sing and not seeing a bunch of over-produced numbers made up of half-naked back-up dancers, flying singers and smoke machines. Just sing!
On Thursday night, Taylor Swift will perform during the results show that will send another act home based on America’s votes and the judges’ final decision.
Be sure to check back in on Wednesday night for live coverage of the show and a little later for the full recap of the show.
Last week on X Factor 2012, Jason Brock fell into the bottom two, and after the judges were deadlocked, it was revealed that he received the least amount of votes from America, resulting in his elimination.
In his exit interview, he talks about the hurtful comments Simon made about him and how he thinks those comments might have sealed his fate. He also talks about what he learned from the experience and what the viewers will be missing now that he’s gone.
Was he surprised at his elimination? No.
“I did have a feeling … the reason I had that feel was because of what simon said,” Jason said.
In what is becoming a VERY materialistic and appearacen-centered season, Simon cut on what Jason was wearing and poked fun at his song choice (“I Believe I Can Fly”) by telling him he doesn’t think he could get far off the ground, much less fly.
“I felt sad,” Jason said. “I felt really hurt and I thought ‘oh my god how much can I take of this.’ Fortunately I don’t have to take it anymore.”
Jason says there will be some fun things America will be missing out on now that he won’t be performing on the show anymore.
“They’re going to miss glitter explosions,” he said.
Hear what else Jason had to say in his interview below. Check back in with us soon for all the details on this week’s episode of The X Factor.
For the first time in basically any singing competition show ever, X Factor 2012 decided to share with viewers how America voted on the Top 13 performances from the night before.
I must say I’m pleased with this turn of events. And I’m trying to not be skeptical by thinking they’re not true results or that voting was down so this is a ploy to get more voters then they’ll stop revealing the placements of each contestant. Of course the latter probably will happen. Who knows how long they’ll keep telling us the singers’ rankings.
Before we get to that part, let’s back up. After way too much One Direction stuff, Mario and Khloe call all four teams and their mentors to the stage to start delivering the results. One by one, the acts are sent to safety. The first batch cleared for next week were Arin Ray, Paige Thomas, Diamond White and Vino Alan.
After a break, the results continue. Sent through to the Top 12 were Jennel Garcia, Emblem3, Carly Rose Sonenclar, Tate Stevens, Beatrice Miller and Lyric 145. That leaves 5th Harmony, CeCe Frey and Jason Brock. The announcement is made and 5th Harmony is the last act saved. So CeCe and Jason will sing for their lives as the judges make the decision of who stays and who goes.
On Wednesday night, the X Factor 2012 Top 12 became the Top 13 when the judges added Diamond White back to show. Tonight the Top 13 becomes the Top 12 again. So who stays and who goes? And for the first time ever, we will know how each act placed based on votes! Now this is a twist I can get behind! Find out the results live!
X Factor 2012 Top 13 Results
Safe (in no particular order):
- Arin Ray
- Paige Thomas
- Diamond White
- Vino Alan
- Jennel Garcia
- Carly Rose Sonenclar
- Tate Stevens
- Beatrice Miller
- 5th Harmony
Bottom Two: Jason Brock and CeCe Frey
CeCe and Jason will sing for their lives. The judges will decide which of the two go home.