The X Factor USA Top 5 Performance Live Recap 12/7/11 (Photos, Video)

The X Factor USA Top 5 Performance Live Recap 12/7/11 (Photos, Video)

It was a shocking double elimination on last week’s elimination episode of The X Factor USA. We saw the exit of Astro, along with Drew Ryniewicz, after she battled it out with Marcus Canty in the final showdown. In the end, the judges voted against Simon Cowell’s favorite and Drew was sobbing uncontrollably.

We felt for Drew when she was put on the chopping block, but we understand the reasoning behind her departure. She had always given the same slow and somber performance and in the end, it was her downfall. Steve Jones asked Simon if he had any words for his fellow judges, but he declined to speak to them at the end of the elimination.

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We’ve reported last week that the remaining five contestants will perform a song of our choosing! Here is the complete list of the songs we had to choose from for their performances tonight.

Here’s what we’re hoping to hear on tonight’s performance episode:

Chris Rene: Angel Of The Morning by Shaggy
Rachel Crow: Valerie by Amy Winehouse
Josh Krajcik: Everytime You Go Away by Hall & Oates
Melanie Amaro: Hero by Mariah Carey
Marcus Canty: I’ll Make Love To You by Boyz II Men

Until the show airs, check out these photos of the top five finalists in action:

The X Factor USA Top 5 Performance Live Recap 12/7/11 (Photos, Video) The X Factor USA Top 5 Performance Live Recap 12/7/11 (Photos, Video)

The X Factor USA Top 5 Performance Live Recap 12/7/11 (Photos, Video) The X Factor USA Top 5 Performance Live Recap 12/7/11 (Photos, Video) The X Factor USA Top 5 Performance Live Recap 12/7/11 (Photos, Video)

RECAP:

Update: Simon Cowell just tweeted this, “It’s going to be an interesting night. We had to change all of their second songs, so nerves are a little fraught! @TheXFactorUSA”

It’s war now that the show is on! Simon has declared war on the other judges after they eliminated his favorite, Drew. Tonight, they will be performing two songs!

We’ll have all of the performance videos from tonight’s episode at our sister site, Tragicomical, while we update tonight’s events right here.

Dance Performances: (DJ’ed by Nervo!)

Melanie Amaro – Someone Like You by Adele
Marcus Canty – Ain’t Nobody by Chaka Khan
Rachel Crow – Beautiful Girls by Sean Kingston
Josh Krajcik – We Found Love by Rihanna
Chris Rene – Livin’ Your Life by T.I.

The Pepsi Challenge songs are next week! Instead, the contestants are singing songs they chose! To be more precise, they were informed last night that they would be performing their “save me” songs!

Round Two:

Melanie Amaro – When You Believe by Whitney Houston
Marcus Canty – A Song For You by Ray Charles
Rachel Crow – Music And Me by Michael Jackson
Josh Krajcik – Something In The Way She Moves by James Taylor
Chris Rene – Where Do We Go From Here (Original Song)

Who are you rooting for???

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