The X Factor USA 2012 Season 2 Episode 3 Recap 9/19/12

The X Factor USA 2012 Season 2 Episode 3 Recap 9/19/12

Tonight is an all new episode of the FOX hit show “The X Factor”. The show has already went through auditions in Austin, Texas and San Francisco, California. We have seen Simon Cowell, Britney Spears, L.A. Reid and Demi Lovato uncover some truly talented people. In case you’ve missed last week’s show, you can read our fully detailed recap here.

Of those who have dazzled us thus far, Paige Thomas, Reed Demming, Emblem3, Jennel Garcia, Jillian James, Johnny Maxwell and Carly Rose Sonenclar. Tonight’s episode promises to be one that you won’t want to miss!

Stay tuned for our live recap as the show airs tonight at 8PM EST. In the meantime, tell us who your early favorite is! It’s show time — refresh this page often for the latest updates!


The auditions are in Kansas City, Missouri and Simon is sick so he will be replaced by a guy named Louis Walsh. In addition, it’s L.A.’s birthday, so Demi suggests getting him a cake and Britney agrees to sing him “Happy Birthday”.

Rizzloe Jones – Up first, freestyling his own rap song. He’s spitting the words like a boss and the crowd is going wild.

L.A. – It’s really good
Louis – Remember the name because he lit up the room with his confidence
Britney – She felt like he was a young Vanilla Ice and she liked it a lot
Demi – He surprised him, that was so cool and she was so impressed

Verdict: All four judges said yes

CeCe Frey – Singing “Unchained Melody” by The Righteous Brothers. She really butchered the song, so she’s singing “Ain’t No Other Man” by Christina Aguilera and it’s phenomenal.

Louis – He loves ambitious people with talent and no one is going to stop her
Britney – She is a talented young lady and amazing
L.A. – He loves her attitude, style and ambition and he thinks she has the X Factor

Verdict – All four judges said yes

Dino Allan – Performing “Trouble” by Ray LaMontagne. He’s pretty good.

L.A. – He was prepared to not like it at all, but heard something unique in his voice
Louis – He liked his version of “Trouble” and his stage presence
Britney – She was inspired
Demi – There was something unique about his voice that she hadn’t heard yet in this competition

Verdict – All four judges said yes

Deangelo Wallace – Cocky guy, singing “With You” by Chris Brown. He is truly awful given all of the smack talk he was just laying down. Ugh. The judges actually just all got up and left the place, but Deangelo is still singing terribly. He called the judges devil worshipers and tried to leave with a $3,000 microphone. He got busted by the cops and the mic was returned.

Tate Stevens – He’s a funny guy. He told the judges that he loves to sing rap. He’s singing “Anything Goes” by Randy Houser. He sings country music pretty nicely, he definitely has talent.

Demi – It’s awesome that the audience is standing up and clapping for him. She loves his voice and is excited to see him perform
Louis – He as an amazing country voice and they’ve found themselves a country star
Britney – He’s her favorite so far, he’s amazing and she loves him
L.A. – He is really is good and is the best thing they’ve seen in this town so far.

Verdict – All four judges said yes


Simon is back!

Citizen – 21-25, Group – Singing “Don’t Let Go” by En Vogue. They are cute and they have talent! Simon doesn’t look amused whatsoever.

L.A. – Great song choice and arrangement. He really liked it
Britney – They really rocked up there and she loved it
Demi – They have really great voices and she loved the harmonies
Simon – He didn’t get it because it was ten years out of date. They got overexcited with the vocals

Verdict – All of the judges said yes except for Simon

Adrianna Lemus – Singing “Rumor Has It” by Adele. Simon said she shouldn’t have sung that song. All four judges said no and she was so polite about the rejection.

Diamond White – Singing “It’s A Man’s World” by James Brown. Holy crap, she is so talented. Good for her! The audience is going crazy, as are the judges.

L.A. – Her mother got it right, she is a diamond
Demi – She thinks she worked the stage and has a sparkle in her eye that they look for and grabs their attention
Britney – She is amazing and that she totally brought it
Simon – She sang “It’s A Man’s World”, yet she just proved that it wasn’t. Amazing

Verdict – All four judges said yes


Ally Brooke – Singing “On My Knees” by Jaci Velasquez. She is really putting a lot of feeling into this song and this girl can sing!

L.A. – She really has a special voice and he’s impressed by her
Demi – She has talent
Britney – She feels that Ally should be on Broadway
Simon – She is determined and they are looking at a future star

Verdict – All four judges said yes


Brandon Hassan – Singing “Trouble”, which impressed all of the judges. He got through to the next round.

Normani Hamilton – Got through to the next round.

Sister C – Group – Singing “Hell On Heels” by Pistol Annies. They’ve got good harmonies. All of the judges said yes and they’re off to the next round.

Jeremiah & Josh – Singing “Now Life Starts”, which is an original song. Britney is embarrassed by saying that she wants them to wake her up in the morning. All four judges said yes.

Panda Ross – She wants to be Simon’s “baby mama”. She’s singing “Bring It On Home” by Sam Cooke. This woman has some serious soul. The audience is standing and clapping. She’s got personality, too. We would buy her record TODAY.

L.A. – He can’t deny how good that was. It was the perfect song choice and she moved this room
Demi – She thinks Panda is so funny and her voice is so soulful
Britney – She not only has a good voice, but she’s charming, witty and hilarious. She was completely entertained
Simon – She sounds like a legend and he loves her

Verdict – All four of the judges said yes

Jessica Espinoza – She’s performing “Nobody Knows” by Pink. She has a really phenomenal voice and is bringing the song to life. Britney looks touched by the song choice.

L.A. – She is really special. He loved that she dug so deeply inside herself for that emotion
Britney – She feels like she has a strong voice and it’s really deep. She loves it and thinks it’s amazing
Demi – She has a sparkle in her eye that you only see in people who have the X Factor
Simon – He didn’t like it — he loved it! He loved everything about her and this was his favorite audition so far

Verdict – All four judges said yes

What did you think of tonight’s show? Hit the comments and let us know!

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