In a very predictable turn of events on Thursday night’s X Factor results show, the two acts to get the least amount of votes were The Stereo Hogzz and Lakoda Rayne.

Like I said last week, America just isn’t going to get behind a group, and for the first three weeks of this contest, the groups will be picked off. The only possibility of a surprise Thursday night would’ve been which of the groups the judges sent home. And even that wasn’t much of a surprise.

After a pretty tense moment of Paula refusing to cast a vote, she finally caved and decided to vote in favor of keeping the Stereo Hogzz. But it was Simon’s final vote that really mattered. Since L.A. and Nicole already voted to send the Hoggz home, Simon’s vote could split the results, leaving it up to Steve to reveal which group got the lowest amount of votes.

But Simon decides to send the Stereo Hogzz home. So that’s that. Had he voted to keep them, I have a feeling the tie would’ve revealed the Stereo Hogzz had the least amount of votes and they would’ve left anyway.

Earlier in the evening, the show opened with another terrible group number. At least this week it was done live and not lip synced. I think the show learned its lesson after last week’s fiasco.

After that we get two filler performances from Willow Smith (zzzzzzzzzz) and Jessie J (Gaga called and she wants her cliche styling back).

Then finally, 32 minutes into the hour, it was time for results. Yes, 32 minutes. That’s a clear indication that an hour is too long for an elimination show. Especially since Steve NEVER lets the judges say anything anyway. Just cut the show to an hour and put a gag in Paula and Nicole’s mouths and we’ll all be happy.

In no particular order, Steve announces who is safe. Stacy Francis, Astro, Melanie Amaro, Marcus Canty, Leroy Bell, Rachel Crow, Josh Krajcik, Drew and Chris Rene were sent to safety and into the Top 10.

So Lakoda Rayne and The Stereo Hogzz battle it out for the final spot in the Top 10.

Lakoda Rayne takes on “No Air” by Jordin Sparks and Chris Brown. It was a HORRIBLE song choice for them and after a pretty rocky start to the song, it got better. Each person in the group can sing. Sometimes they don’t always come together well, but they’re way better as a group (vocally) than the Stereo Hogzz.

The Stereo Hogzz took on Michael Jackson’s “You Are Not Alone.” And while the performance might have been slightly better than Lakoda Rayne, there was only one person actually singing. The other four members are just props. And I’ve said this every time I’ve written about them and I’ll say it again. The lead singer is great, but the rest of the group not so much. And since they’re a group, they should be judged as such. If they had five strong members, they’d clearly be the better choice to remain in the contest. But there’s only one of them who carries the group. Lakoda Rayne is four strong. So they get the edge.

The judges made the right choice again, I think. And I’m sure next week it will be Lakoda Rayne in the bottom again. But with the other groups gone, who will it be? I’m guessing it will be Leroy Bell.

What are your thoughts on all this?




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