On last night’s performance episode of The X Factor, the top ten competitors performed for Rock Week. While we would argue that some of the songs weren’t actually rock performances, there were some standouts. [Recap, Videos here]
Take Astro, for instance. He did an outstanding job that reminded me of his first audition on the show. He has a lot of charisma, which brings out his true talent. Having said that, we don’t actually believe that I’ll Be Missing You by Diddy is a rock song. If he would have done the original, it might have been better.
Another standout performance came from Josh Krajcik. You can really tell this cat was born to rock. One who surprised me with her lackluster performance was a former favorite, Stacy Francis. Her fan base might be enough to push her through to the top nine, but it’s teetering on the brink of elimination for us. Even though LeRoy Bell took his lumps for his Bob Seger performance, I still think he did a fine job.
Here’s who did what:
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
Stay tuned for the elimination recap, right here at 8PM EST, when the show airs.
The top ten are performing We Will Rock You! Great song!
Simon said that two acts stood out for him — Josh and Astro. They were fantastic last night.
LeRoy Bell is through! Lakoda Rayne is through to the next round!
Rihanna is performing her new song, We Found Love. She offered the contestants some advice and that was just to love what you do, because it’s hard and if you love what you do, it doesn’t feel like work.
The third act through is Chris Rene. The fourth act going through is Melanie Amaro. The fifth act going through to next week is Josh Krajcik. (YAY!)
The sixth act through is Marcus Canty. Drew has just been announced as going through to next week’s show. The eighth act going through is Rachel Crow!! So, now Astro and Stacy Francis have to sing for their supper!
Stacy Francis is singing Amazing Grace and it’s pitchy. Poor thing, she might just get the boot tonight. Astro left it up to his mentor to decide whether or not he should perform. He’s singing Never Can Say Goodbye.
L.A. Reid wants to send Stacy home. Nicole wants to send Astro home. Paula votes to send Stacy home. Simon calls out Astro for his attitude. He is voting to send Stacy home.
Stacy Francis has been eliminated! Are you shocked?