X Factor 2012 Finale Part 1 Recap: Fifth Harmony Has A Good Night
The X Factor 2012 two-part finale started Wednesday night with the Top 3 taking on three songs each. And everyone is going to have their own opinions, but from what I saw, Fifth Harmony came from behind to win the night.
As I mentioned, each contestant performed three songs. Round one was a song they have already performed (their best of the season, it’s presumed). The second was a duet with a special guest. And the last was just a random song of their choice.
Carly Rose Sonenclar, Feeling Good
Oh, boy, this song again. But since she sang it during her audition, I guess that’s OK. And since it’s her, I’ll definitely let it pass. Her styling was definitely an F, but the performance was great. I sill can’t believe she’s only 13. Her vocals were strong and she command the stage. A
Tate Stevens, Anything Goes
I don’t remember him singing this before, so I’m not sure what that says about the performance or myself. I thought it was very boring and dragged on too long. The vocals were fine, but it’s not a song or performance I want to hear ever again. B
Fifth Harmony, Anything Can Happen
This was the best performance of the season, so it was a smart move to do this song again. I thought it was odd to do the exact same staging, but it was still great. It wasn’t any better than the first time, which either means they didn’t try or there was nothing wrong with it in the first place. At any rate, I thought it was great and the best performance of the first round. A+
Carly Rose Sonenclar, How Do I Live
Her duet with LeAnn Rimes got off to a bit of a rocky start. She seemed pretty unrehearsed. I thought by the time LeAnn came out, things would improve, but that didn’t happen. They were both all over the place. It was a huge mess. F
Tate Stevens, Pontoon
Little Big Town joined Tate for this one. While the song was catchy and fun, it was just kind of there. It was definitely better than Carly and LeAnn. Overall, it was just kind of middle of the road. B+
Fifth Harmony, Give Your Heart A Break
Paired with Demi (which I find odd), and I am so happy that I can say this, but they sounded WAY better than she did. They definitely showed her up. It wasn’t a bad performance. It wasn’t amazing either. It was just OK. B
Carly Rose Sonenclar, Hallelijah
This song? Again? So she did Feeling Good and Hallelujah? She’s got the singing show songs covered. And again, it was just kind of OK. I’m not sure what’s going on with her this week. It’s almost like she’s trying to lose. There were good moments in the song, but how about something upbeat? B+
Tate Stevens, Love You Like There’s No Tomorrow
Another country ballad song. The vocals were great, but again I was bored. I’m sure he’s still going to win this thing, so it doesn’t matter. I just wasn’t that entertained. B
Fifth Harmony, Let It Be
This was a great performance. I feel like the show is doing everything in its power to make sure Fifth Harmony wins tomorrow night. And it might be working. They definitely had the best showing of the night. This was a very solid performance. A
I just feel like Fifth Harmony had the best showing of the night. And as I just mentioned, it almost feels like the producers are trying to push them. From their duet with Demi to the pimp spot (final performance of the night) to a Beatles song to appeal to the older voters. It just all seems like they’re the ones intended to take the win. Oh, and I guess I could also mention they’re Simon’s group, and this is Simon’s show…
What did you think of the Top 3 performances? Who is going to win X Factor 2012?