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‘X Factor’ top 13 results show: who was out first? And how about the vote order?

Lyric 145 survived into the top 12, ranking ninth. CREDIT: Fox

Lyric 145 survived into the top 12, ranking ninth. CREDIT: Fox

Jason Brock has a sweet personality, a good voice and a theatrical air. But as a man in his 30s without pop star looks, he was handicapped and became the first act to go home from the live vote.

“I did it for the gays and Japan,” Brock said. “But I’m happy to have been here.”

He was in the bottom two with the much less likable CeCe Frey.

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The judges had a choice between the two of them. Since they split the votes (Demi and Simon chose Jason to go home; Britney and L.A. chose CeCe.) the person with the lowest votes went home. That was Jason.

CeCe sang a ragged, yet defiant Cher song “You Haven’t Seen the Last of Me.” And she wore an impressively unflattering white outfit that exaggerated her hips and pulled back hair that made her already harsh persona seem harsher. Grade: B

I thought Jason did a better job with a relatively subtle version of Bonnie Tyler’s “Total Eclipse of the Heart.” I’d give him a B-plus.

Revealing the order of the vote in its entirety

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Then for the first time in any singing competition, they showed the order of all votes. (Take that, “American Idol”!) We here at this blog love the transparency, I’m sure. What do you think?

Here was the order and the top 3 were my top 3, though I would have put Vino and Carly Rose ahead of Tate. It’s great that two of the “older” singers are in the top 3, too.

1. Tate Stevens (surprise!)

2. Carly Rose Sonenclar

3. Vino Alan

4. Diamond White

5. Fifth Harmony (pimp spot!)

6. Emblem 3 (surprisingly low!)

7. Jennell Garcia

8. Paige Thomas

9. Lyric 145

10. Beatrice Miller

11. Arin Ray

12. CeCe Frey

13. Jason Brock

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89 comments Add your comment

Mercedes S.

November 8th, 2012
10:41 pm

My three faves, in order, are Carly Rose, Fifth Harmony and Vino Alan, so I’m good.

And I love that they show the order of the votes!

Seth T

November 8th, 2012
10:56 pm

Even CeCe’s “almost” swan song was a poor choice. she’s been totally “frey’d” by the character change and mentor’s advice.

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November 8th, 2012
9:22 pm
Very surprised that there are so many Country fans watching the show – although Tate’s last song was not really country – was still delivered in country attire and style.

One of the pluses for him is his performances are not full of flashing siezure-inducing lights and distracting dancers.

Looks like next week will be a fight for survival between CeCe, Arin Ray and Beatrice Miller.

Beatrice needs to get rid of the green shoes and silly garb, Arin needs to rely upon the production – because he’s not a great singer comparitively — and CeCe desparately needs a new mentor.”"”

Guesstimated power rankings – pre-performance next week::

Upper Level = Carly Rose – Tate Stevens – Emblem 3 – 5th Harmony

Ground floor = Vino Alan – Jennel Garcia – Diamond White – Paige Thomas

Basement = Lyric 145 – Beatrice Miller – Arin Ray – CeCe Frey

This is not a critique of singing ability, but our “take” on what we think – from the finish placements this week – tempered by potential future gains. Emblem 3 finished 6th tonight for instance, but we think they will make top 5 or 4.

MJ had Lyric 145 as the best last night, but they finished 9th. Not everyone buys that act, although I think they are a hard-working, high-energy, high-spirited and creative act in their genre.

DanJ

November 9th, 2012
12:11 am

Mercedes I agree with your top 3 but I did like Tate and Diamond so I actually don’t have a problem with how the votes panned out.

I think letting the singers know where they finished the week before may prepare them for getting voted off. I’m not that impressed with Beatrice Miller. I think she could have the meltdown this year. The sooner she goes the less likely she’ll collapse. The groups are pretty strong this year so my guess is that the young teens and young adults will be the ones (Beatrice, Arin & CeCe) will be the next 3 to go.

Mrs Boisblanc

November 9th, 2012
2:44 am

The first thing that has to go is the childish bickering between the judges. I almost can’t stand to watch the show because of it. Next get rid of Brittney. She does absolutely nothing for the show. Then get rid of all the production and just let me HEAR them sing. Kardashian brings nothing to the table. Mario, however is doing a good job and will do even better once the anchor (Kardashian) is cut from around his neck.

And was anyone actually surprised at the way Diamond was cut last week and returned this week? Even a blind man could see that coming from a mile away.

Highlander

November 9th, 2012
7:06 am

Morning, all!

@MrsBoisblanc – Quit sugar-coating it and tell us how you really feel! :lol:

Deirdre

November 9th, 2012
7:17 am

Morning!

Mrs Boisblanc, I agree with absolutely every word you said!

I’m not surprised that Tate was on top. The guy has a great voice and country is extremely popular at the moment. He was easily one of the best singers Wed. night.

XF FINALLY did something I like proving that Simon is pulling out all the stops to get peoples’ attention. I am VERY impressed that they listed the voting order. No other singing competition show does that. I’m not sure that it is a good idea every time but it sure was a treat this time.

Deirdre

November 9th, 2012
7:20 am

I think Paige Thomas has a good voice but Demi keeps hiding her behind Cirque du Soleil costumes and staging.

Highlander

November 9th, 2012
7:27 am

Seth T, I agree with most of your post except your placement of Vino Alan in your “Ground Floor” ranking. Considering the fact that he had the 3rd highest total vote, that ranking sounds less like a thoughtful prediction and rather more like a personal dislike of him.

Demi has definitely blew it with CeCe Frey and Paige Thomas. Bad song choices and bad performance advice. Especially with CeCe. During a “judge’s house” episode, she told CeCe that she needed to come across as more likable. Then 2 weeks in a row Demi gives her bad song choices and over-produced performances that leave her having to sing again to save herself.

BTW, Drew (from Emblem 3) is the male version of CeCe, personality-wise. Most of the time, he comes off very smug and full of himself. I thought he got a little rude awakening when he screwed up his part on their song at the”judge’s house”, but he seems to have forgotten that.

Highlander

November 9th, 2012
7:32 am

Is anyone else getting an annoying pop-up that says: You have chosen to open: “blank” (no file name given) which is a: application/octet-stream (52.9kb) from:

Highlander

November 9th, 2012
7:35 am

Is anyone else getting an annoying pop-up that says: You have chosen to open: “blank” (no file name given) which is a: application/octet-stream (52.9kb) from: http//:cinestars.ajc.com??

It comes up every time I refresh the blog and it’s really starting to pizz me off ’cause I DEFINITELY did not choose to open anything!!! :evil:

Deirdre

November 9th, 2012
7:39 am

Doesn’t happen for me, Highlander.

Highlander

November 9th, 2012
7:43 am

Let’s not let L.A. off the hook either. His ‘mentoring’ of Jason Brock was just as bad. Ugly outfits and over produced, over-the-top performances. …And Simon was dead-on regarding Jason’s Wednesday night outfit!

Deirdre

November 9th, 2012
7:43 am

I think Emblem 3 all come across as spoiled brats. I’m not saying the ARE…just that my perception of them from what the show has given us is that they are all ego.

Highlander

November 9th, 2012
7:46 am

Thanks, D. Next time I think I’ll just click “Save” which will put it in my downloads folder. The I can run Security Essentials through it and delete it!

Out for now. Have a great day!

Deirdre

November 9th, 2012
7:47 am

And re the “ratings ploy” vs “ratings’ ploy” thing. We’re just going to have to agree to disagree. The ploy does not belong to the ratings. The ratings are not trying to trick us. The ploy belongs to Simon. It should read “Simon’s ratings ploy” if it is going to be grammatically correct. The word “ratings” just modifies what is being “ployed”

Deirdre

November 9th, 2012
7:54 am

@Highlander: Thanks, D. Next time I think I’ll just click “Save” which will put it in my downloads folder. The I can run Security Essentials through it and delete it!

LOL…You just totally lost me on that one!

Sam-A

November 9th, 2012
8:27 am

As a non-watcher of XF (or Voice) with not a drop of interest in either, yesterday was possibly the most boring day in the history of my participation in in this blog! Today promises to be no better, unless something huge happens in “Idol World” or Mercedes gives us some good movie reviews!

Phillip2 was on ENEWS! last night, and sand “Home”. No backup singers, so he did the whole thing, including chorus. Sounded really good. And looks much healthier. He’s a really cute and sweet-seeming guy.

Sam-A

November 9th, 2012
8:48 am

Harriett

November 9th, 2012
8:49 am

Well, Sam, what do you want to talk about? When everyone talks Walking Dead, or Grey’s, or any of the shows I don’t watch, I don’t have anything to contribute. But, hang around long enough and someone will start talking about “my” shows.

I watch XF because of Simon–period. I still like the arrogant, smug little b*%$#@d. And, I hate the judges on The Voice. But, what the heck, it is Idol off-season, so why not?

Good morning!

Deirdre

November 9th, 2012
8:55 am

Well said, Harriett. Yep, I get bored with Pretty Little Liars, Revenge and some of the other shows discussed here but, like you said, hang around long enough and something will come up that I can rant about! ;-)

ashley

November 9th, 2012
9:09 am

Does anyone else agree that Kardashian’s hair style does not complement her facial features??? Loved that a country singer got voted #1 since Simon does not like country music.

Pitchy

November 9th, 2012
9:11 am

Good morning.

I have laryngitis from talking to myself last night (lol).

Sam-A

November 9th, 2012
9:12 am

Well, usually a variety of topics pop up, but yesterday that didn’t happen – only XF mentioned. Thanks for asking, Harriett – I appreciate that. I’m just hanging in and checking in a few times today to see if anything pops up I miss on the front page of AJC.

My “Revenge” days are starting to look numbered – just so much “revenge” I can take before it gets boring. But, glad I hung in with “Last Resort” – it’s become pretty action-filled lately.

Just be glad when Idol starts up – or, considerning the new judging panel – maybe not.

DanJ

November 9th, 2012
9:12 am

Does anyone else find it interesting that the top 3, Carly, Tate & Vino didn’t have elaborate stage productions? Maybe all these shows should realize that in the end it IS A SINGING COMPETITION! Maybe they should give us what we want TO HEAR. Although I did enjoy Lyric145!

Sam-A

November 9th, 2012
9:12 am

Just saying there’s usually a degree of diversity in the daily chatter – but yesterday, nope!

Deirdre

November 9th, 2012
9:13 am

ashley, I try not to pay attention to Khloe. But, yes, Simon must be a bit upset that Tate was in first place instead of one of his groups. I’m sure that releasing the standings had a lot to do with him wanting to “energize his base”.

Deirdre

November 9th, 2012
9:15 am

Dan: Does anyone else find it interesting that the top 3, Carly, Tate & Vino didn’t have elaborate stage productions?

Good catch on that one, Dan. I didn’t notice but I’ll bet it has something to do, even if a small bit, with the voting.

Deirdre

November 9th, 2012
9:16 am

Sam, I agree but it appears that a lot of the regulars are watching XF. We’ll get bored with the topic in a little while.

Pitchy

November 9th, 2012
9:17 am

Remember, Carly specifically asked that her stage productions not be so elaborate.

Deirdre

November 9th, 2012
9:18 am

There’s usually no diversity in the chatter after an Idol performance night either. I think the Simon-factor has attracted our attention.

Deirdre

November 9th, 2012
9:19 am

Agree, Pitchy and I also noticed that Carly stays away from elaborate makeup and hairdos. I wonder if her parents put the kibosh on that.

Deirdre

November 9th, 2012
9:33 am

Taylor Swift will be the results show guest next week on XF. Ms Swift is always interesting when she sings live. She’s been doing a much better job at it lately.

Deirdre

November 9th, 2012
9:34 am

I thought Lincoln started this weekend. I do want to see Skyfall. I will probably not get to until Thursday or Friday next week.

Harriett

November 9th, 2012
9:37 am

Great point about the lack of production! That is the one thing about XF I have hated the most. I fail to understand how some of these singers can maintain a semblance of stage presence with dancers running in circles around them, and gyrating on the floor and otherwise distracting from the performance. I get lost in trying to see the singer many times.

Deirdre

November 9th, 2012
9:40 am

They had poor Paige Thomas FLYING this week!!!! Even worse than her silly circus costume last week! How is an amateur supposed to cope with all the crap the mentors are throwing at them?

Mercedes S.

November 9th, 2012
9:41 am

Morning!

Harriett – which shows do you watch?

No need to encourage anyone to see the new Bond movie – everyone will go!

Somehow, I’ve been sucked into weatching XF…but I do it on my time, which means 1 hr 20 mins withiout commercials and “stupy” host talk.

Pitchy

November 9th, 2012
9:59 am

Thank you for that post, Deirdre (9:33).

Harriett

November 9th, 2012
10:42 am

Mercedes, I love Revenge, Revolution, Person of Interest (I have not seen the last two, however), and I did love watching The Good Wife, until I got tired of trying to keep up with so many to record and football kept interfering. Those are just some.

I, for one, do not like Bond movies, so I won’t be going to that one. But, I will enjoy reading others’ impressions.

Sam-A

November 9th, 2012
10:54 am

Harriett: Due to both the stupid late-running football, and the fact the networks have chosen Sunday as the night to put on much of what I watch, I too have given up on “Good Wife” – I hate it because that’s such a great show, but the late starts affected the whole evening of shows so it had to go. Wish it would go to Thurs when I don’t really have any later evening shows. Or Tues 9 or 10.

I’ll be glad to discuss “Revenge” or “Revolution” with you anytime – I’ve been watching both, though I’m getting a little weary of “Revenge”.

Pitchy

November 9th, 2012
10:54 am

Harriett, I haven’t been to or seen a bond movie since Connery (lol). Didn’t like Pierce Bronson as Bond, nor did I care for Timothy Hutton (?), have nothing against Daniel Craig. He seems to be doing a bang up job. But me spending $$ to see a Bond movie doesn’t sit well with me. I saw all the others on TV.

Pitchy

November 9th, 2012
11:01 am

Oh, I had to give up Good Wife too. Now, I have to fight between Amazing Race (now always coming on at different times), Revenge, and other shows I view on Sundays. Thank goodness Breaking Amish comes on at 10:00. Yes, I watch that and frankly enjoy it very much.

Rickster

November 9th, 2012
11:14 am

Didn’t watch.. don’t care.

I think they listed the votes in order because they got so tired of RoboHost last year saying “In no particular order.”

MerleK3

November 9th, 2012
11:14 am

I have liked CeCe from the begining. But, I think Demi doesn’t know what she is doing. Her song choices are terrible for everyone. She is not old enough to be a mentor!!! Her manager and producers made her what she is!!! I think I would tell CeCe to pick her own songs, pick her own style, get away from the blonde, and be her self!!! Last night for her battle song, I think her nerves got the best of her.

Rita Scartz

November 9th, 2012
11:17 am

Where is Nick???

RxDawg

November 9th, 2012
11:18 am

I’m not surprised with Brock leaving. He was a little… well he was just a little to gay. Which would be fine, but he also wasn’t really good enough or appealing enough. I would be fine with losing CeCe too. About the only thing going for her is her voice. I guess she could be good looking, but since she’s so ugly on the inside it kinda ruins her outside.

Deirdre

November 9th, 2012
11:24 am

Back from mom’s. Are you a Swift fan, Pitchy? I like most of her recordings…very catchy and youthful. Have not been a fan of her live performances but, like I said, she seems to be improving in that area.

My big problem with dvring is Thursday night. Big Bang Theory, Last Resort, Grey’s Anatomy, Glee, XF, The Office, Project Runway(although I am not watching the all-stars version) I have to try to catch some of these shows On Demand.

RxDawg

November 9th, 2012
11:24 am

I also really liked how they put up the vote rankings. I loved Tate, so I’m not surprised he’s #1.

I was kind of surprised that Carly was #2, but that’s ok. She’s not bad, but I don’t think she’s solid enough to earn the #2 voting spot.

The only ones I was sorta dissapointed in was how low Lyric and Jennell were. But hopefully they’ve got room to grow. Lyric is kinda far out, so I could see how some may not prefer them. But they’re talent is so awesome to me. They’re so entertaining. And rap groups usually suck, really suck live. So for them to be so together and clean, and the level of difficulty that they perform with just really impresses me.

I do wish Paige was lower, I’m really unimpressed with her. I also really hate how they talk about how “original” she is. Sorry, ain’t buyin it. Looks like they watch Rhianna performances and just try to copy them. But I still give her about 4 weeks tops to remain on the show.

The only drawback I see to showing the rankings is that it could skew results and make people vote for the lower ones even more fervently.

Deirdre

November 9th, 2012
11:26 am

Nick who?

Rx: I liked Brock. He was fun. No chance of winning but fun, nonetheless.

Deirdre

November 9th, 2012
11:28 am

And I agree that Demi makes a good judge but a horrible mentor.

Deirdre

November 9th, 2012
11:34 am

Re Brock: Sometimes the contestants on singing shows display so little personality other than “Gee I want to win SO BAD” that having someone who isn’t afraid to show who he is can be refreshing. Even CeCe, who I suspect has been set up to seem more villainous than she may actually be, has more personality than most of the others.