Mirror, mirror on the wall. Who has the best costume of them all?
That's the question the first annual Hub Halloween Bash aims to answer. The two-hour special, hosted by Saturday Night Live's Kenan Thompson, features children from across the country competing in a star-studded costume contest with the winner nabbing $25,000 and a walk-on role on the Daytime Emmy-winning series R.L. Stine's The Haunting Hour: The Series.
Macklemore, Lady Gaga and Justin Bieber are among the nominees for the first annual YouTube Music Awards.
The nominations are based on YouTube data over the past year based on fan engagement, including views, likes, shares, comments and subscriptions. The winners of each of the six categories will be determined by fan votes, counted by sharing the official YouTube Music Awards nomination videos on Twitter, Facebook and Google+.
Thursday marked the season finale of The X Factor, and the question on everyone's minds at the start of the evening was ... how is this show possibly going to stretch the announcement of who won to a whopping two hours?! With no performances by the contestants that will have any impact whatsoever on the result, and no sing-off, is that even possible? (Spoiler: yes.)
Of course, the other mystery was which of the three finalists — Tate Stevens, Carly Rose Sonenclar or Fifth Harmony — would actually walk away with the grand prize, a $5 million recording contract. But before we get to that, let's address the first query. Here's a breakdown of how exactly the show managed to balloon itself to 120 minutes, when the actual victory reveal took approximately two:
Carly Rose Sonenclar
This is it — the three remaining contestants on The X Factor gave their final performances Wednesday, and now viewer votes will determine which one will walk away with a $5 million recording contract Thursday night.
On Thursday's episode of The X Factor, one of the final four acts was sent home, while viewer votes sent the other three on to next week's final. Who made it through, and was the right act eliminated? Keep reading to find out.
Carly Rose Sonenclar
It's all up to the audience now.
The final four contestants on The X Factor sang their hearts out Wednesday night for a spot in next week's final, and audience votes alone will determine which act gets eliminated on Thursday night and which three will advance — with no sing-off or judges' votes to decide. Additionally, the show isn't going to reveal the rankings of the Top 3, meaning that viewers won't know who the frontrunner is heading into the finals.
For the second week in a row, the acts each performed two songs — one of their choosing and one selected by them and their mentor (though Demi Lovato is the one judge with no contestants remaining). Here's a breakdown of each performance.
And then there were four!
Two more contestants were eliminated from The X Factor Thursday night, with four making it through to next week's semifinals. Did Tate Nation give Tate Stevens the votes he needed to reclaim the top spot from Carly Rose Sonenclar? Did CeCe Frey survive another week? And which acts had to go head-to-head to stay in the competition? Read on to find out.
Viewers got a double dose on The X Factor Wednesday night, with each of the remaining six acts performing two songs — the first an unplugged number, and the second a song chosen by viewers — as they attempt to move into next week's semifinals. For the audience-chosen performances (a.k.a. the "Pepsi Challenge" — yay sponsorship!), viewers weighed in not only on the song choice, but also on everything from the act's wardrobe to the stage lighting. Suffice it to say, we hope the show goes back to having the judges make these decisions next week.
So, which two contestants should be sent home on Thursday's show? Here's a breakdown of their performances:
Alicia Keys is on fire! Britney rocks a fedora! And two more acts go home on Thursday's The X Factor. How does it all play out? Let's take a look:
The Top 8 finalists on The X Factor tackled chart-topping songs Wednesday, knowing that Thursday they'll face another double elimination on Fox's singing show. With only a fraction of a percent separating the Top 4 contestants after last week's show, the competition is getting fierce.
Also getting fierce? The banter between judges Simon Cowell and Demi Lovato, with Lovato not responding well to Cowell's criticisms of her contestants, and chiding him about everything from his age to his bachelor status. Cowell responded by telling the 20-year-old that he had sold more than 300 million records in his career. (Snap!)