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‘The X Factor’ top 8 results show recap: what the…?

Who the heck is voting for CeCe Frey anyway? CREDIT: Fox

Who the heck is voting for CeCe Frey anyway? CREDIT: Fox

I totally blew the call tonight. I thought CeCe Frey and Fifth Harmony were goners. I couldn’t have been more wrong! Neither of them was even in the bottom three.

Instead, doomed R&B singer Paige Thomas was cut after what I thought was her best performance last night. But she never had a chance to win anyway.

Diamond White and Vino Alan competed for the sixth and final spot.

Vino slipped from third place to elimination in the end. L.A. Reid did him no favors giving him that Righteous Brothers song. It did not work and he lost votes.

The showdown featured White working Beyonce and Alan opting for Ray LaMontagne. The judges favored White.

Based on the votes below, it’s clear Carly Rose Sonenclar is solidifying herself as the favorite to win the $5 million contract. She was tops, ahead of Tate Stevens, for a second week in a row.

The top six:

1. Carly Rose (1st last week)
2. Tate Stevens (2nd last week)
3. Emblem3 (up from fourth last week)
4. Fifth Harmony (up from seventh)
5. CeCe Frey (up from eighth or ninth)
6 (or 7th). Diamond White (down from fifth)

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93 comments Add your comment

Seth T

November 29th, 2012
7:32 pm

From MJS Big Blog: How MJ rated them last night =.

1. Carly Rose
2. Tate Stevens
3. Emblem3
4. Fifth Harmony
5. Vino Allan
6. Diamond White
7. Paige Thomas
8. CeCe Frey

But then —-

“”Here’s how things shook out in the online poll: Whoa, we’ve got some CeCe love up in here! No love for Vino at all.”"

1. Carly Rose – Rolling in the Deep – 44.2%
2. Tate Stevens – Somebody Like You – 12.16%
3. Fifth Harmony – Stronger – 12.07%
4. CeCe Frey – Lady Marmalade – 11.7%
5. Emblem3 – I’m A Believer – 8.45%
6. Paige Thomas – Never Going to Give You Up – 7.8%
7. Diamond White – 2.32%
8. Vino Allan – You’ve Lost that Loving Feeling – 1.3%

I’ve seen some other online entertainment site readers polls, that also show different than what we might expect – maybe the bizarre splendor of Lady Marmalade might have saved CeCe from first-out with no chance to sing. Pretty much all of the site writers have her gone first, which is probable – - but could be interesting tonight.

Pitchy

November 29th, 2012
7:51 pm

Since someone has to leave, my vote goes to CeeCee. I would say 5th Harmony, but I feel they’re safe, mostly due to Simon.

Pitchy

November 29th, 2012
7:51 pm

Good evening, Seth T!

Pitchy

November 29th, 2012
8:04 pm

Forgot it’s a dbl elimination. CeeCee and Paige.

Pitchy

November 29th, 2012
8:09 pm

One of my predictions came true!

Seth T

November 29th, 2012
8:09 pm

Paige is leaving first.

Harriett

November 29th, 2012
8:10 pm

Mostly lurking tonight. One eye on basketball and one on football. TV occupied.

Pitchy

November 29th, 2012
8:11 pm

I didn’t even recognize that that was Demi Lovato on stage with her.

Guess I’m the only one not on the Falcons/Saints.

Harriett

November 29th, 2012
8:12 pm

Thanks, Seth.

Seth T

November 29th, 2012
8:14 pm

Demi is into the different looks – she kinda ruined Jennel with them.

Seth T

November 29th, 2012
8:17 pm

Comparing Josh Krajic to Vino, Josh has better range and control in the upper ranges. Advantage Josh.

Pitchy

November 29th, 2012
8:17 pm

I like the lyrics to the song Josh Krajcik sung.

Pitchy

November 29th, 2012
8:18 pm

Yay, company!

Pitchy

November 29th, 2012
8:23 pm

I like to change my critique of Chole being the one that should host alone. She’s OK, but Mario is definitely more polished. Chole’s inflections of her voice are not sincere. She comes across to me robotic reading the teleprompter.

Pitchy

November 29th, 2012
8:25 pm

WOW, CeeCee is thru. I now think Diamond is leaving to get her contract.

Seth T

November 29th, 2012
8:28 pm

Acts through to top 6: 5th Harmony /
CeCe Frey (Simon upset) /
Emblem 3 /
Carly Rose?
Tate Stevens.

Vino Alan and Diamond White must sing for survival. Looks like the readers polls were more reliable than we might have guessed!

Seth T

November 29th, 2012
8:30 pm

Yes, some poeple call her Khloe-Bot.

Seth T

November 29th, 2012
8:37 pm

I enjoy Alicia Keys, good singer, piano player and performer.

Pitchy

November 29th, 2012
8:41 pm

Khloe-Bot instantly reminded me of The Jestons’ robot maid (lol). Yeah, I just dated myself (lol).

Pitchy

November 29th, 2012
8:45 pm

Diamond definitely sings ballads much better!

Seth T

November 29th, 2012
8:46 pm

Diamond is singing – but I don’t think it’s anything special –

Pitchy

November 29th, 2012
8:46 pm

I was thinking Vino needs to dress for his comfort zone and here he is taking off his jacket. Good move.

Seth T

November 29th, 2012
8:48 pm

Vino singing – far more powerful than Diamond’s song – and he looks better with a hat on, imo.

Pitchy

November 29th, 2012
8:51 pm

Oh crap, I didn’t think Diamond would win this round. Vino was very powerful and HUNGRY! That’s an important ingredient for an artist.

Seth T

November 29th, 2012
8:53 pm

Vino is sent home by all but LA. Diamond returns to take her shot in the top 6.

Harriett

November 29th, 2012
8:54 pm

Went back and watched other tv. So sad for Vino

Pitchy

November 29th, 2012
8:54 pm

LA called Vino “family. LA’s family consists of recording artists. Vino is IN! That was code…LA, I see through you (lol).

Harriett

November 29th, 2012
8:55 pm

LA TOTALLY RESPONSIBLE

Harriett

November 29th, 2012
8:57 pm

See y’all tomorrow

Pitchy

November 29th, 2012
8:58 pm

Has anyone noticed that the guy patting his chest in Emblem3 is always doing something off for the cameras?

Seth T

November 29th, 2012
9:00 pm

Since the Judges did not deadlock, we don’t know if Diamond actually finished 6th or 7th.

Now the quotient for next week is; who will get the most conversions among the voters. Paige’s former troops are up for grabs, as are Vino’s.

actual votes=

5th – CeCe Frey

4th – 5th Harmony

3rd – Emblem 3

2nd – Tate Stevens

1st – Carly Rose Sonenclar

Seth T

November 29th, 2012
9:02 pm

And Glee is coming on with a special added verses singing of “Home”.

Pitchy

November 29th, 2012
9:06 pm

Good Night! Grey’s is on, next Scandal. Enjoy your evening.

Seth T

November 29th, 2012
11:40 pm

I think Paige’s former voters (that don’t just quit voting) will swing toward 5th Harmony and Diamond. Carly Rose may get a little benefit, but not as much.

Vino’s former voters (that don’t just quit watching or voting) will swing mostly toward Tate.

That leaves Emblem 3 to keep trying to build a wider base among the teen/tween/hip-hop fan base, without any real help from the eliminations tonight.

CeCe rolls-on alone, with the eye of the tiger, her empty suitcase under the bed and lots of rage against her on the twitter & blogs. But then, it will cause a lot of people to tune-in next week, to see the battlerounds continue.

Highlander

November 30th, 2012
7:06 am

Morning!

L.A. needs to sign Vino immediately to make up for screwing him up this week. Yeah, you’re in a competition with some real singing talent who’ve been working on their song selection for a week… Hmmm, let’s change the song at the last minute and see how it goes. …Yeah, righhhhht!

And I’m with Rodney. How is CeCe Frey still in this show???

Harriett

November 30th, 2012
8:51 am

Good morning!

Hey, I am with you, Highlander. I am so angry about L.A. changing the song and causing Vino to drop from third to elimination. Song choice, song choice, song choice! I could see it if it was Vino who changed or insisted on another song, but to have his mentor screw him over–well, that is just too much. I was a Vino voter who will NOT switch to Tate. In fact, I think Carly should win and will win, unless her mentor screws her over. And, count me among those on the “Cee Cee go home” bandwagon.

Pitchy

November 30th, 2012
9:35 am

Good morning!

Mercedes S.

November 30th, 2012
9:43 am

Could it be Britney and Simon voted for Diamond because they felt sorry for Lovato, who would have been without an “act” if Diamond had gone home?

Vino was the far better singer last night.

I’m glad Miss Blah was voted off; can’t understand why the boy band is still in the running.

As for Cece… absurd, I know, but I’m kinda pity-cheering for her.

Pitchy

November 30th, 2012
9:46 am

No pity-cheering allowed!!!

Harriett

November 30th, 2012
9:47 am

She’s just got such a terrible attitude, though. On performance night she said something like “they just have no idea of who they are messing with” or something to that effect. Just a distasteful person.

And, I am more than ready for the new season of Idol.

Mercedes S.

November 30th, 2012
9:54 am

And good morning!

Best new movie opening today – “Hitchcock”. More about Mrs. Hitch, Alma, who wielded more power over this fabulous director than most people knew. Once his boss, Alma remained Alfred’s minder, adviser, and unsung helpmate. She’s played by Helen Mirren, due another Oscar nomination.

Movie tells of Hitchcock’s personal and professional anguish during the making of “Psycho”. High off the success of “North by Northwest”, the studio wanted Hitch to make another movie “just like that one.” The prickly director wanted something different. Loved to watch the casting of the leads in “Psycho”!

Mercedes S.

November 30th, 2012
9:58 am

I give up!!!! yesterday I couldn’t post…

Rodney Ho

November 30th, 2012
9:58 am

I think something you wrote in there (possible the second half of the movie title) may have blocked you out.

Pitchy

November 30th, 2012
10:03 am

Mercedes S – I’m blocked many times. I know how the machine doesn’t like certain words, but they just flat out block me. Even my ?? can’t get through when I test to see if I have the key to enter for the day.

Mercedes S.

November 30th, 2012
10:22 am

Thanks, Rodney and Pitchy!

Harriett

November 30th, 2012
10:42 am

Hitchc0ck, Mercedes.

Harriett

November 30th, 2012
10:44 am

Sometimes when I write about the football team here at the University of SC, I have to use the zero instead of the letter O. Have to call them the Gamec0cks or it won’t get through.

Pitchy

November 30th, 2012
11:12 am

But, you still have to watch out for words with “c u l o u s” in it.

Pitchy

November 30th, 2012
11:23 am

Can you guys see my 11:04? I don’t know if “awaiting moderation” means only I can see it until it officially posts or not?

Mercedes S.

November 30th, 2012
11:25 am

OMG, didn’t consider the great director’s name AT ALL.

He makes a crude comment about his name in the movie – “Just call me Hitch” – without the c–k.”