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‘The X Factor’ top 4 results show; L.A. Reid leaving after two seasons

THE X FACTOR: TOP 4: Emblem3 performs live on THE X FACTOR, Wednesday, December 12 (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. CR: Ray Mickshaw / FOX.

THE X FACTOR: TOP 4: Emblem3 performs live on THE X FACTOR, Wednesday, December 12 (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. CR: Ray Mickshaw / FOX.

The "X Factor" final three

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Only one eliminated act tonight and it was not Franken-group. It was Emblem3, Simon’s mildly noxious boy band!

Fifth Harmony surprisingly made the finals next week thanks to an impressively strong take on an Ellie Goulding song last night. Good for them. They were true underdogs throughout this competition, a group made out of five solo singers who struggled to become a group. (They even had trouble coming up with a name.)

Britney Spears looked flummoxed, like she had just sucked a really big lemon. Simon Cowell couldn’t be happier. “I believe in miracles. I thought they were sensational last night,” he said.

Simon mishandled Emblem3, trying to make them feel vanilla goody-two-shoes with oddly bland song choices (The Monkees? “Forever Young”?) when that doesn’t seem to be what they really are about. But he did manage to get Fifth Harmony into gear just in time.

So for Simon, it’s a split decision.

Fifth Harmony now have to compete against Tate Stevens and Carly Rose Sonenclar for the $5 million. That may be an insurmountable hurdle.

In related news, Deadline.com reports that L.A. Reid is going back to focus on his day job as a record label mogul and end his run on “X Factor” after two seasons. Honestly, he came across a bit arrogant at times, cold other times, affected occasionally. He and Simon scaled back the insults at least season two. And he did get Stevens into the finals.

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44 comments Add your comment

Lil Red

December 13th, 2012
7:14 pm

Tate is safe and maybe Carly Rose. It’s a toss up on the two groups. I like Fifth Haromony better.

siopao

December 13th, 2012
7:40 pm

I hope Tate or Emblem 3 is out …

Dum-Bass

December 13th, 2012
7:58 pm

Tate Stevens is the only thing that gives the show any talent credibility. He is the ONLY reason I tune in occasionally.

DanJ

December 13th, 2012
8:04 pm

It wouldn’t surprise me if they did something like putting all 4 acts through to the final! Since Carly or Tate have been either 1 or 2 one of them could go. My hope is E3 goes.

Pitchy

December 13th, 2012
8:19 pm

Just got home, have I missed anything?

Good evening!

DanJ

December 13th, 2012
8:21 pm

Not yet Pitchy! They’re about to announce the first act going through.

DanJ

December 13th, 2012
8:29 pm

Wow! Glad to see 5th harmony going thru! Carly could be in trouble now, maybe Tate, hopefully E3 goes home! Pimp spot helped!

Squishy

December 13th, 2012
8:31 pm

Brittany’s face – priceless!

Lil Red

December 13th, 2012
8:31 pm

If I get all three picks correct I get RoHo’s job right?

Pitchy

December 13th, 2012
8:32 pm

Just pulled out ironing board and ironing. Ironing and blogging, gotta love commitment (lol).

Glad to see 5th Harmony because I sense that means Emblem3 is going home.

G

December 13th, 2012
8:36 pm

Carly could be going home.

Pitchy

December 13th, 2012
8:36 pm

You would think Britt has looked at past footage or her “people” telling her about her unflattering facial contortions. Trying to do 3x at one time so I can be settled to watch Grey’s.

DanJ

December 13th, 2012
8:37 pm

Pitchy I bet the final spot is between Tate and Carly! I’m thinking Carly goes home.

G

December 13th, 2012
8:37 pm

I used to think Brit was cute…..until she got on XF. HD doesn’t help the situation either. smdh

Squishy

December 13th, 2012
8:38 pm

I agree with G – I think she’s out.

G

December 13th, 2012
8:39 pm

Hey DanJ and Pitchy. Making a pit stop on the blog tonight.

Pitchy

December 13th, 2012
8:39 pm

G, I agree with your thought on Carly Rose. Britt said it’s time for her to be the star she is. I figured she was subliminally putting it out there that she needs to be off the show to start her career.

G

December 13th, 2012
8:40 pm

Woooohhhooo!!!! Tate get’s through!

DanJ

December 13th, 2012
8:42 pm

Glad to see ya G!

G

December 13th, 2012
8:42 pm

If Carly doesn’t make it through, I hope she doesn’t start to ball her eyes out! She’s really got to be nervous.

DanJ

December 13th, 2012
8:43 pm

I’d bet the farm all four acts have contracts in place already!

Squishy

December 13th, 2012
8:45 pm

I’m having a Rachel Crow flashback… oh man…

DanJ

December 13th, 2012
8:46 pm

If Carly does make it thru then X-Factor will have once again have the best 2 in the finals.

R

December 13th, 2012
8:51 pm

Tate is for the oldies

Squishy

December 13th, 2012
8:54 pm

No matter how many times the commercial comes on, I never get tired of watching poor Harry from One Direction get pelted with the football…

DanJ

December 13th, 2012
8:55 pm

Ditto Squishy!

DanJ

December 13th, 2012
8:56 pm

YEEEEEESSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS!

Lil Red

December 13th, 2012
8:57 pm

Yeah, that is funny. So do you think the boys or Carly is going home?

Squishy

December 13th, 2012
8:57 pm

I’m actually happy for Carly – no one in the entertainment business deserves losing to both 5th Harmony *and* Emblem 3 in the same night.

G

December 13th, 2012
8:58 pm

Close call for Carly. Who do Emblem 3 votes go to now?

Pitchy

December 13th, 2012
8:58 pm

What a time for my computer to act up. Glad Carly is still there and Emblem3 is gone.

Squishy, well said!

Lil Red

December 13th, 2012
8:59 pm

Look double whammy. First tonight and got all three. You’ve been a great group tonight.

G

December 13th, 2012
9:00 pm

Tate’s been one of my faves from day one. He’s the last of my faves left. GO TATE! GO DAWGS! Good night. LOL

Pitchy

December 13th, 2012
9:00 pm

I like the football commercial too. I like the screaming from both sides and that Drew Brees (?) fans are the loudest. Take That whippersnapper (lolol)!!!

Deirdre

December 13th, 2012
9:51 pm

Seriously, what the heck is wrong with Britney Spears. Is she incapable of emotion? Does she have any expression other than fake smile and confusion? It’s like watching a mannequin.

Mercedes S.

December 13th, 2012
10:57 pm

Visiting son caught a glimpse of Britney. He thought she was Carly’s mom.
When I said it was his old crush, Britney Spears, he couldn’t believe it.
“How did she get so old?”

DanJ

December 13th, 2012
11:44 pm

@Deirdre, in defense of Britney I think she has some serious issues. I thought it was wrong to bring her on as a mentor in the first place. I doubt she’ll be back next year. With LA leaving Simon may have to replace all of the mentors.

JTesla

December 14th, 2012
2:11 am

Replace the mentors and jettison one host. It strikes me as a broken venture when it is constantly in flux.

DanJ

December 14th, 2012
10:08 am

It will be interesting what Simon does with the mentors next year. With LA Reid leaving and the futures of Demi and Britney up in the air I think Simon should bring in XTina and Justin Timberlake to go along with Britney. Mickey Mouse mentors?

I am glad that Tate, Carly and 5th Harmony all made it thru. I was close with my top three picks. I had Carly, Tate and Jennel with Jennel winning! Missed that one!

I think they are 3 girls in 5th Harmony (Camila Cabello, Lauren Jauregui and Dinah Jane Hansen) that would have been better than the 3 girls that Demi kept. (Paige, CeCe & Jennel) For whatever reason and maybe it’s just luck, but this year just as last year I think the best 3 acts made it to the final on X-Factor. Granted 5th Harmony is debatable. I would have preferred Vino.

Rickster

December 14th, 2012
10:32 am

Look for Tate to win it all. He’s likeable, humble, and there are a lot of women who love the fact that he loves his wife & family so much. Their husbands probably get a lot of elbows to the ribs whenever he talks about them after he sings. ;-)

Carly Rose is the better talent… but for popularity? I’m picking Tate.

RxDawg

December 14th, 2012
11:40 am

I think 5th harmony deserved it. Their mad hatter tea party act was the best of the night IMO. And it was an exponential improvement for them. They finally looked like a group and not 5 random girls up there singing.

Tate will win. He’s been my favorite from the get go. And just so you know, I hated and still do Scotty McCreery back when he won idol. Tate is the real deal. His talent and charisma and good ole boy story will equate to a very significant career in country music.

Why does RoHo not blog about the voice? I watch both shows, but I gota say I enjoy The Voice much more. It’s a more positive show, and I think they really put an emphasis on the music. I look forward to The Voice, I’m just kind of vested in X Factor so I watch it.

JimmyMackey

December 14th, 2012
1:16 pm

I agree Rickster that Tate has it in the bag, but I wonder if he feels that way. Tate didn’t look too enthusiastic about the results. Perhaps he thought if Emblem3 could be voted off in an upset, he could lose the competition just as easily. As for Britt, Pitchy, I think she’s being goaded to do that for the attention on blogs and media. Simon probably wants “shocking” expressions, and that’s her rendition. I’ve been watching “X Factor” since last year but this is the first season I have watched in the morning, while I get ready for work. I want to know what happened before I pick up my DISH coworker and he blabs the results to me, “accidentally.” Now, since I have a DISH Hopper Whole-Home DVR, I can get ready and watch TV in any room of the house. I can pause and pick up where I left off in the bedroom and then continue watching in the kitchen or living room. The multi-tasking helps me watch more TV than I used to because I get to watch reality shows like “X Factor” the next morning, rather than wait days until I have time in the evening.

Mercedes S.

December 14th, 2012
8:12 pm

DISH comments are not wanted here.

Rickster

December 17th, 2012
10:11 am

Good morning, everyone. Hope all had a good weekend.

With LA leaving, I hope that everyone other than Simon (Demi, Brittney, Khloe & Mario) is sent packing too. And if I thought the show could survive without him… I’d say he could go too.