It’s the second day of Boot Camp on the USA version of The X Factor — and today, we’ll get to see who makes it through to the next round! On last night’s show, they were put into groups and tonight, we’ll get to see more performances. See our official recap of the first day of Boot Camp here. We are also getting down to the final 32, which will be split into four groups, assigned to one judge each, for the remainder of the competition.
There are still five groups to perform in front of the judges. Singing first is a group which had to learn What’s Going On by Marvin Gaye. Singing first for the group is Ma’at Bingham Shango, who sounds decent. Taking over is Gina Rene, who is joined by Matthew Johnson. Afterward, Brennin Hunt is singing the chorus. Marcus Canty brought the soul. Chris Rene sang next and he’s decent. Equality sang next and it had a nice groove.
Up next, the group is singing I Won’t Let Go by Rascal Flatts. Singing first for the group is Tim Cifers, who is doing alright. Up next is Mathew Slovacek and is joined by Kingston. Up next is Hannah Bethel and she sounds good. Singing next is Thomas Wells and he’s not bad. They have a good stage presence together. Instead of taking the stage all at once, they appeared one by one.
Singing first is Henri Bredouw and he’s singing softly. Afterward, Hannah Jackson took the stage. Next up is the younger girl with the two-toned hair. (We missed her name, so email us if you know it.) Next up is The Brewer Boys and they’re alright. Ryan Sims took the stage and rocked it. Christa Collins sounds off key. Overall, the only standout from the group was Ryan.
The judges have come to a decision as to who’s going through and who’s getting cut. The first group called to the stage was cut from the competition. The next group took the stage and were told they made it through. Nick Voss, Tiah Tolliver and a whole slew of others were passed through. The next group was also passed through to the next round!
Now they’re down to 64 acts, which will see them whittled down to 32 acts. They’re going to be given a list of 35 songs and they have to choose one that represents them. The competitors are going to be performing in front of an audience of 3,000 people. The final 32 will be split into four groups: boys, girls, over 30s and groups.
First up is Rachel Crow, singing If I Were A Boy by Beyonce. She’s rocking it and the crowd loves her. This girl has a heck of a voice. The audience is applauding and Nicole is crying.
Singing next is Audrey Turner and she’s singing Ain’t No Mountain High Enough. She’s alright, but not wonderful. Up next is Paige Ogle, singing something we’ve never heard. Singing next is Tiger Budbill, singing Billy Jean by Michael Jackson and he’s pretty good.
Next up is Josh Krajcik, singing Up To The Mountain by Kelly Clarkson. He sounds great! He should win the whole competition. Standing ovation!
Simone Battle is singing Your Song by Elton John. She sounds strange and the audience doesn’t look amused. She didn’t know the words to the song at all.
Next up is 4Shore and they are not in key and I don’t even know what they were singing. Little Ladiez are up next and they weren’t that great. Singing next is Makenna and Brock and they’re doing Billy Jean. It was decent.
Siameze Floyd killed our eardrums. Ugh. Up next is Brennin Hunt and he’s performing If I Aint Got You by Alicia Keys. Holy crap, I love the version of the song. He’s definitely got talent. Simon stopped him and asked him to sing without the piano.
Up next are The Stereo Hoggz and they’re performing Cry Me A River by Arthur Hamilton. (Thanks to ChickC for the correction.) They did pretty well and the audience seemed to love them.
Brian Bradley rapped next and he still sounds good. I hope they put him through. Phillip Lomax is singing next and I still think he’s super talented. Chris Rene is singing Every Breath You Take by the Police. He sounds good!
Nick Dean is singing Somewhere Only We Know by Keane, next and he’s okay….Stacy Francis is singing next and she’s doing Summertime and she sounds good, except for that one note.
Singing next is Tiah Tolliver and she’s sounding good. Good for her! Next up is Cari Fletcher and she’s still good. Drew Ryniewicz is up next and she sounds good! Hope she gets through.
Caitlin Koch is up next singing Cry Me A River and her voice is fantastic. Leroy Bell is up next and his singing is great. Very good!
The remaining contestants are split into the four groups where we await the 32 contestants left.
Caitlyn Koch, Tora Woloshin, Simone Battle, Drew Ryniewicz, Rachel Crow, Jazzlyn Little, Melanie Amaro & Tiah Tolliver.
Brian Bradley, Nick Voss, Skyelore , Tim, Phillip Lomax, Marcus Canty & Chris Rene.
The Stereo Hogzz, 2Squar’d, 4Shore, The Brewer Boys Illusion / Confusion The Anser * and two groups composed out of those who were initially rejected as soloists
Elaine Gibbs, Tiger Budbill, Leroy Bell, James Kenney, Josh Krajcik, Christa Collins, Dexter Haygood & Stacy Francis.
Now, we’ve learned which group the judges are mentoring!
Nicole Scherzinger got the over 30’s. L.A. Reid is mentoring the boys. Paula Abdul is mentoring the groups, leaving Simon Cowell mentoring the girls.