CeCe Frey is out – finally.
The annoying, mediocre personality that is CeCe lasted so much longer than anybody expected. She survived withering critiques from Simon and L.A., flounced around the stage wishing she were Lady Gaga or Katy Perry when she wasn’t even a pale imitation of Jessica Simpson on a good day. And those spots she stuck on the side of her head looked like some sort of infestation, more than a mere affectation.
So alas, I miss you not.
As for Diamond White, she is the other 13-year-old wunderkund who wasn’t quite as mature beyond her years as Carly Rose Sonenclar. I always liked her. She seemed sweet and showed some real skills on stage. But she always skirted the bottom of the rankings and her time had come.
She faced off against Fifth Harmony, the steadily improving quintent of female singesr whose names I still do not know. Their take on Mariah Carey’s ‘Anytime You Need a Friend” was deemed better by the judges than Diamond’s “I Hope You Dance,” a maudlin song if I’ve ever known one.
Amazingly, I actually predicted the two acts going home tonight correctly.
So the top 4 are:
1) Tate Stevens (back at No. 1 from No. 2)
2) Carly Rose Sonenclar (losing the top spot after two weeks)
3) Emblem3 (third again)
4th or 5th) Fifth Harmony (fourth last week)