According to the New York Post, Khloe Kardashian fans better prepare themselves for Khloe-free Season 3. FOX has reportedly decided not to “keep up” with this Kardashian.
Viewers who caught her X Factor co-hosting stint probably won’t find her firing too shocking. Critics found her chemistry with Mario Lopez, delivery and overall presence off-putting. There was even a rumor that she was getting paid by The Voice to screw things up purposely. LOL. LA hosting expert Marki Costello, said the following about the reality star.
“I am sure there was a big percentage of Khloe’s fans who followed her to ‘X Factor.’
But at the end of the day, when she doesn’t know what she is doing, are you helping your show or hurting it?
It was really hard for me to watch Mario with her. It made me, as a viewer, almost uncomfortable.”
By now I’m sure you’ve heard the rumors that Britney Spears is getting the boot from The X Factor. Reportedly, Simon Cowell is a little peeved he got “boring Britney” instead of “crazy Britney.” An insider also reports that the “Toxic” singer didn’t earn her $15 million salary. All they got were a sprinkling of “amazings” and a series of half-claps. DUH, what were they expecting? LOL.
I’m sure Cowell is breathing a sigh of relief that Spears didn’t sign on for two years. Supposedly, that was the point of contention during negotiations last year. Simon wanted her for two, but Britney only wanted one. Cowell certainly dodged a bullet there. The Brit judge definitely doesn’t want another lawsuit like the one filed by fired judge Cheryl Cole. She reportedly was given a pay or play contract for two seasons.
The BIG night has finally arrived. Since I have to head out the second The X Factor reveals the results, I’m going to write my recap as it happens live. It’s real-time blogging ya’ll. Carly Rose is probably going to win this thing, but I’m keeping my fingers crossed that Fifth Harmony pulls an upset. Like they sang, “Anything Could Happen.” Without further delay, let’s get the ball rolling.
The action kicks off with Mario Lopez and Khloe Kardashian on the red carpet. Side note: Khloe’s green lace dress is really pretty. All of a sudden, the judges start arriving via SUVs. As they get out of their ride, either Khloe or Mario interview them. Note to Simon Cowell, this isn’t the Golden Globes or the Academy Awards. This is kinda ridiculous. Even Lopez feels like a glorified valet. Speaking of Cowell, Khloe continues her streak of shamelessly flirting with him. Commenting how she loves his hairy chest. LOL. Demi looks pretty in her metallic mini.
It’s finally here. After all the auditions, boot camp, judges’ homes and double eliminations it’s the big night where the Top 3 give it all they have. Thank God. I’m not sure I can endure another week of the X Factor. I really hope Simon makes even more drastic changes for next year to challenge The Voice and American Idol. That said, I really did enjoy some aspects this year. Particularly the revealing of the rankings on results night was a welcome addition.
For the final night of competition, the remaining acts sang three songs each- a memorable song from the series, a celebrity duet and their $5 million song. Speaking of the duets, clearly the show has lost a bit of its pull. Last year, Avril Lavigne, Alanis Morissette and R. Kelly joined the Final 3 for duets. This year, Cowell got LeAnn Rimes, Little Big Town and judge Demi Lovato to duo with the contestants. No disrespect but definitely less star wattage. Meanwhile on The Voice, Rihanna, Kelly Clarkson, The Killers, Bruno Mars and even Lavigne popped up for the star-studded finale.
Before the Final 3 battled it out, a group performance with X Factor’s Top 13 kicked things off. Simon Cowell gave a few words dedicating the number to the victims of the Sandy Hook shootings. Though well-intentioned and sentimental in its own right, I couldn’t help but reliving The Voice’s moving “Hallelujah” tribute. The emotional performance had the judges and contestants holding cards with names of those who perished. If you haven’t watched it, you simply have to. I’m tearing up just thinking about it. Without further ado, let’s get to tonight’s performances.
As I’m typing this, my fingers are literally shaking. I want so badly for Fifth Harmony to make it. So much so, I actually voted last night for the first time this season. Here’s hoping my 15 votes made the difference ;)
Speaking of my favorite girls, it’s kinda hilarious Bruno Mars is on deck tonight. After all, it’s because of his sisters that Fifth Harmony had to change their name twice- LYLAS and 1432. Would the Mars family again be responsible for “locking them out of heaven”? Let’s get to the results. BTW. Some teen chick named Bridgit Mendler wearing glittered shorts performed, making me wish T. Swift was here instead ;)
It’s The X Factor Season 2 semifinals and finally the decision is out of the judges’ hands. There’s no singing for survival on tomorrow’s results show and no deliberation by the panel. It’s all about America’s votes. Here’s hoping the public makes the right call.
Each act performed two songs a piece. One of their choice and the other chosen by their mentor. Personally, I thought the contestants collectively fared better when the decision was in their hands. I don’t feel any of their mentors did them any favors and in Simon’s case, I thought he hindered more than assisted. Check out all the performances below.
This week’s X Factor results episode was brought to you by Sony X Headphones. As if the Pepsi sponsorship wasn’t in your face enough, Simon Cowell is now pimping out Sony products. He even
forced asked the Top 6 to praise the superior quality of the headphones which apparently he had a hand in their development evolution. Yay, right. That said, they do look pretty sexy and I want a pair. Simon, I expect my pair in the mail before Christmas.
On deck as filler for the episode were reigning X Factor champion Melanie Amaro and trash-pop innovator Ke$ha. I have to give Amaro credit. She really sold “Long Distance” with her live performance. I enjoyed it much more this time than the first time I heard it. Girlfriend was working that long side blond pony like her rent was due. To be honest, it is due. Melanie needs a hit stat. Otherwise, she might find herself back in Sunrise, Florida working on that island accent of hers *wink*.
Ke$ha performed “C’mon” from her Warrior album. Accompanying her were a quartet of crop-wearing male dancers wearing tiger heads. God love Ke$ha. Personally, I like “Die Young” better, but I’m sure “C’mon” will grow on me as with many of her songs. Note to production: They might want to check the pedestal Ke$ha was performing on for STDs. Girl was writhing on it like nobody’s business. I’m sure a drop or two of her juices leaked out. LOL. As expected, glittered confetti came fluttering down midway through her number. Without further ado, let’s get to the eliminations.
Tonight, Melanie Amaro returns to the stage where it all began. The 20-year-old singer heads to The X Factor for a homecoming to perform her latest single, “Long Distance.” The track is officially the third single from her forthcoming debut album, Truly which has been pushed back to early 2013.
With a superstar roster of producers like Rodney “Darkchild” Jerkins (Beyonce, Lady Gaga), Tricky Stewart (Rihanna, Christina Aguilera), Bleu McAuley (Demi Lovato, Selena Gomez) and Kuk Harrell (Britney Spears, Usher) brought on, I hope the album tracks have more ‘hit’ potential than any of Melanie’s previously released tracks.
“So much has changed since I won X Factor,” Melanie says. “I’ve been able to spend every waking moment pursuing my career as an artist, and I’m recording in a real studio with incredibly talented writers and producers. I’m as excited about being on the show as I was when I first auditioned, and I’m as devoted to music as I’ve ever been.”
Will “Long Distance” be the breakout hit, she and Simon Cowell are so desperately looking for? Probably not. If “Don’t Fail Me Now” (Which I love BTW) couldn’t resonate with consumers, I highly doubt this one will. But don’t take my word for it, check it out below.