The X Factor USA Season 2 Episode 1 Review For September 12, 2012

The X Factor USA Season 2 Episode 1 Review For September 12 2012

Britney Spears is the new meanie on the second season of “The X Factor”, which previously saw “Mr. Nasty” Simon Cowell in that role. Britney isn’t taking any prisoners whatsoever, even if the competitor had previously worked with her. In case you’ve missed the show, you can read our full and detailed recap here.

In Austin, Texas, Paige Thomas kicked off the show with some Mary J. Blige and hit it right out of the park. Waiting in the wings was Kaci Newton, who claimed that she is a mix between Carrie Underwood and Adele, which proved to be the biggest lie of the night.

Shawn Armenta couldn’t carry a tune, despite saying that he had some intense vocal training. He actually had the cojones to call Demi out for using auto-tune. In a montage, Britney said no to some “X Factor” hopefuls about a thousand times. Is she the new bad guy on the show? They are sure trying to hype Simon up as the nice guy this season…

Reed Deming performed “It Will Rain” by Bruno Mars, but got stopped by Simon in the middle of the track. Simon asked to hear something different and Reed came through with “Grenade”. It was a “yes” from all four judges.

Cocky Kaci finally took the stage to perform, but proved to be awful. Katy Perry just died after hearing Kaci’s rendition of “Firework” and so did we. With all of the build up to her performance, you would think she would’ve been fantastic.

After Austin, the show went to San Francisco, California and we begin in this city with a montage. Quatrelle Da’an Smith performed Lady Gaga’s “Born This Way” and was truly terrible, but got through on the courtesy of Britney, Demi and Simon — because L.A. was the only one with any sense.

Emblem3 might prove to be the act to beat this season singing “Sunset Boulevard”, an original song. They knocked it out of the park and are definitely the ones to watch. Simon wanted a guy group to take over the U.S. and it looks like that’s exactly what he got.

Don Philip’s previous working experience with Britney wasn’t enough to get him through to the next round as he was given a no answer from all four judges. Jennel Garcia took the stage next to perform a Pat Benatar song and rocked out completely. Jillian James took to the stage last to tell her story of being bullied. Her story struck a chord with Demi, who was also a victim of bullying. She cried throughout the entire song, but performed well and was given the green light to go through to the next round.

Stay tuned tonight as we recap the second episode of the second season! Are you tuning in to watch?

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