The X Factor USA Performance Live Recap – 11/16/11 – It’s Rock Week! (Photos, Video)

The X Factor USA Top 10 Performance Live Recap 11/16/11

It’s Rock Night on The X Factor with the top ten finalists! In case you’ve missed last week’s show, we saw the exit of another of Paula Abdul’s groups, The Stereo Hogzz. Read our recap of the performance and elimination episodes at these links. We’re updating with the performance videos at this link…check ’em out!

We’re down to these top ten competitors for the five million dollar recording contract:

Rachel Crow, Lakoda Rayne, Josh Krajcik, LeRoy Bell, Melanie Amaro, Stacy Francis, Astro, Marcus Canty, Chris Renee and Drew Ryniewicz.

For their precap, some of the contestants spoke about tonight’s theme, Rock! Astro said that he’s stepping out of his element and that he’s excited to show people that he can do more than just Hip Hop.

Melanie said she’s going to go in and have her rock face on. Yes! I’m hoping she rocks some Heart! Now that would be amazing.

LeRoy said that he’s hoping to push the envelope with the rock theme. Marcus said he’s on the fence with the rock theme, but if Tina Turner can do it — he can do it!

Rachel said that it’s almost like last week’s song, but it’s more upbeat with a retro vibe. She hopes we’ll enjoy her performance. Josh said that it has to be the right song and could prove to be a game-changer for him.

Chris said that this is a genre that he’s not used to, but he’s going to put his stamp on it and make it his. Drew said that to be rock n’ roll, you have to have that attitude in the way you express yourself.

Stacy said that she first heard the theme and thought she was going to get sent home, but also said that it’s exciting. Lakoda Rayne hopes to kick butt with a rock song and prove to America that they can only take their talent further.

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While you’re waiting for the show to air at 8pm (and our super awesome recap right here), check out this gallery of photos from the rehearsals for tonight’s show! (UPDATE: There’s also an X Factor blind item that’s been REVEALED!)

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[Editor’s note: Special thanks to the X Factor web team for linking our pre-cap of last week’s show.]

RECAP:

PERFORMANCE VIDEOS HERE

LeRoy Bell – We’ve Got Tonight by Bob Seger
Rachel Crow – I Can’t Get No Satisfaction by The Rolling Stones
Chris Rene – Everything’s Gonna Be Alright/No Woman, No Cry by Bob Marley
Stacy Francis – It’s All Coming Back To Me Now by Meatloaf
Melanie Amaro – Everybody Hurts by R.E.M
Josh Krajcik – The Pretender by Foo Fighters
Astro – I’ll Be Missing You by Diddy & Faith Hill
Lakoda Rayne – Your Love by The Outfield / Go Your Own Way by Fleetwood Mac
Drew Ryniewicz – With Or Without You by U2
Marcus Canty – Piece Of My Heart by Janis Joplin

Who rocked it? Who OWNED rock week on The X Factor? Let us know in the comments! Also hit this poll at Hollywood Hiccups and let Nikki know who’s going to be eliminated in tonight’s show!

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