On last night’s performance episode of The X Factor USA, the three remaining contestants sang for their supper with three special guests. If you’ve missed the show, we live-blogged it here, along with the videos here.
Josh Krajcik kicked things off by singing Alanis Morrissette’s song, Uninvited. It was a very strong performance for Josh. Very well done.
Afterward, Chris Rene belted out a version of Complicated and was later joined by Avril Lavigne. We felt that the song lacked a lot and was definitely not his best performance.
Lastly for the first round, Melanie Amaro got stuck with R. Kelly and his song, I Believe I Can Fly. Even though the guest performer and the song choice weren’t my favorite, she still found a way to make it work. Good for her.
Round one rankings:
For round two, Josh busted out some Krajcik Magic with Etta James’ song, At Last. I couldn’t forget how much Josh won us all over when he first sang that song on the show.
Afterward, Chris sang his own original song, Young Homie. This is the originality that we’ve grown to love from Chris. He’s got something special about his singing talent and the heart that he puts into songs.
Lastly, Melanie sang Beyonce’s song, Listen. She’s got the type of voice that can basically sing anything — even some 800 year-old song by R. Kelly. This girl has some pipes — along with a serious shot at winning the top prize.
Round two rankings:
Yesterday, we also took a poll of our readers to see who you thought would win the competition. We’ve received over 10,000 responses! [Thanks everyone, keep the votes coming!] Forty-four percent of voters felt that Melanie will win the X Factor crown, with Josh right behind her and Chris cleaning up last place.
Stay tuned to Earsucker.com, where you will find out who wins the show first! [Read: We update constantly.]