The X Factor Episodes

2011, TV Show

The X Factor Episode: "Results Show"

Season 1, Episode 14
Episode Synopsis: The voting results are revealed. Willow Smith and Jessie J perform.
Original Air Date: Nov 10, 2011
Guest Cast Willow Smith Jessie J

The X Factor Gets Down to 10 -- Despite Paula's Passionate Protest Season 1, Episode 14

Happy elimination day, everyone! The final 11 acts usher us into the episode with a high-energy group performance of "Save The World Tonight." I was trying to determine a standout singer, but I kind of felt that they were all equally underwhelming.

 

We do a brief review of last night's performances, and then the little Will Smith/Jada Pinkett offspring takes the stage. She sings a song that doesn't involve hair-whipping, and everyone is disappointed. She doesn't even have the braids! Instead, she bounces around like a jumping string bean and chants something about there being a fire at a party. It's really painful.

 

Jessie J (the UK's answer to Katy Perry) is the second guest performance of the evening, and she's much better — mostly because she actually sings and has a decent voice. The song was catchy, no? She gives advice to the contestants: never expect, never presume, always work hard, and always be true to who you are.

 

As much as we enjoy these random interludes (see, also: filler), it's time to crush someone's dreams. So let's get to it.

 

Stacy "the forehead" Francis is the first to make it through, followed by the Astronomical kid, Melanie Amaro, and Marcus Canty. We're reminded it's in no particular order, yet it seems that the first four put through are definitely the strongest of the bunch.

 

Everyone still in jeopardy looks like they going to cry or throw up (or both), except Josh, who just looks stoned.

 

Rachel Crow is through next, and Josh Krajcik, Drew, and  Chris Rene join her.

 

Poor Paula! Luck really isn't on her side these days. The two acts remaining are both under her mentorship, but I honestly don't think it has anything to do with her coaching. If these acts had been paired with any of the other judges, I doubt they would have lasted much longer. This competition, like Idol before it, is tailored to a solo artist winner.

 

Lakoda Rayne and The Stereo Hoggz take the stage to "sing for survival," but neither is very good. Which is why they are in the bottom two in the first place. At this point, the choice becomes "who is less horrible?"

 

The judges each vote out an act:

LA — The Stereo Hoggz

Nicole — The Stereo Hoggz

Paula —  She refuses to vote! Is that allowed? Steve says no. Then, she says she's keeping The Stereo Hoggz, but changes her remind and says she's not voting. But then goes back to keeping The Stereo Hoggz. Was that an awkward moment of TV or what? (Also, I couldn't stop staring at that amazing lip color she was wearing. Anyone else?) Mad props to Steve Jones for cracking that whip. This is a live show people!

Simon — The Stereo Hoggz, duh.

 

They go home. But we feel less bad about it after hearing one of them just had a baby...THIS MORNING. Go home, dude! Give love to your baby! You were on The X Factor and your kid's going to be proud of his daddy someday.

 

What do you think? Did the boys deserve the boot? Who did you want to see go home? Go forth, and comment!

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Happy elimination day, everyone! The final 11 acts usher us into the episode with a high-energy group performance of "Save The World Tonight." I was trying to determine a standout singer, but I kind of felt that they were all equally underwhelming.

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