X Factor 2012 Results Show Recap: The Top 12 Are Named
The X Factor 2012 Top 12 were announced Thursday night, which means one act from each team was sent packing.
Each judge was asked to immediately save two acts while the other two go head-to-head to sing for the final spot. So, group after group, that’s what they did.
Up first was Demi’s Young Adults. CeCe Frey, Willie Jones, Paige Thomas and Jennel Garcia take the stage. Demi sends Jennel to safety first, followed by Paige (and her ridiculously giant hat). So that means CeCe and Willie will sing for the final spot.
CeCe’s performance was much better than the night before and it was nice to actually hear her sing without all the ridiculous production, dancers and costumes. Overall, it was about a B- performance.
Willie’s performance, on the other hand, was surprisingly not good. I feel like he was better than the past two nights. His last-chance song was boring and just off key.
I’d have to go with CeCe on this one. Demi agrees. CeCe is safe and Willie goes home.
Up next was L.A. Reid’s Over 25s — David Correy, Tate Stevens, Jason Brock and Vino Alan. L.A. sends Tate to safety right away, followed by Tate. So Jason and David will go head-to-head for the final spot.
David breaks out a haunting version of Kelly Clarkson’s “Since You Been Gone.” Am I alone in thinking that this was a fantastic performance? I’d give it an A+ and send him through.
Jason’s performance of “One Moment in Time” was definitely better than the night before’s, but I still wasn’t into it. It came off as weird and boring. I know he’s better than that, so I guess it was just another poor song choice.
I’d definitely go with David on this. But L.A. doesn’t have the same opinion. David is out and Jason is in. Such a travesty.
Britney and her Teens are up next. Diamond White, Beatrice Miller, Arin Ray and Carly Rose Sonenclar take to the stage to learn their fate. Britney sends Beatrice to safety first and then tells Carly to join her. So Diamond and Arin sing for their lives.
Arin’s performance got off to a quiet and mellow start and picked up for just a second before falling back to the level of “meh.”
Diamond’s performance wasn’t fantastic either, but she definitely had more of an emotional connection to the song and in the end gave a better performance.
I’d go with Diamond, but Britney picks Arin and sends Diamond home.
And finally, the Groups. Simon must choose from Emblem3, Sister C, Lyric145 and 1432. First sent to safety is Emblem3. Joining them is Lyric145. So Sister C and 1432 will battle it out for the final spot.
I thought Sister C had a great night. They have a great sound and like everyone has said, there’s a gap in the market for what they do. But there’s still something just not that exciting about them.
1432, despite the horrible name, is a great little group. It’s amazing that they were just thrown together and have only been working together for the past couple of months. Their version of Demi’s “Skyscraper” actually might have been better than the original, as Demi joked. She was joking, right?
I’d go with 1432 and Simon does. Sister C is sent home. Oh, and Simon decides that 1432 is a terrible name (thankfully!) so now America has the chance to rename it something else stupid. Come on, America, you got this! Head over to Fox.com to make your suggestions.
What did you think of the episode and the X Factor 2012 Top 12?