The X Factor Episodes

2011, TV Show

The X Factor Episode: "Live Results"

Season 1, Episode 24
Episode Synopsis: One more performer is eliminated in a results edition.
Original Air Date: Dec 15, 2011

The X Factor's Most Zen-Like Elimination Ever Season 1, Episode 24

It's our last live results show before the finale and the pressure is on. The final four contestants give us a group performance of Blackstreet's "No Diggity." Wait...did that really happen? I can't figure out what's more shocking — how random this throwback song choice is, or the fact that I really liked it. The song then morphs into "Shout" by Tears for Fears, officially creating the strangest mash-up in history. But I'll take it!

As a reminder — the judges have no power this week. It's up to you, America! (Can't you just picture Steve Jones repeating that over, and over, and over?)

Florence + the Machine perform next. They just can't help their affinity for the Brits on The X Factor. Anyway, it's awesome. Because Florence Welch is the best redhead to ever live and has the voice of an angel.

After 38 painstaking minutes of suspense, we finally send someone through to the next round. And of all people...it's Chris Rene! This guy must have a serious fan base, because he is definitely not the best. Just sayin'. And then, Melanie gets sent through. Sweet relief!

Next we get a performance from one of our own — Nicole Sherzinger! What a treat! Let's figure out the logic behind this: either the real talent bailed, or they hoped this would elevate the negative public opinion of this season's most-hated judge. She makes the same melodramatic faces as we see at the judges' table, but does so while singing a song about how pretty she is. Modesty! Also: she's wearing chainmail.

With less than five minutes to go, it's time to announce the final survivor. Josh Krajcik. And all is right in the world. This is the least painful elimination ever! Marcus doesn't even seem upset. But I guess when you've been so close to getting the boot three times, you probably practice how you'll react. He says, "I gave it my all and at the end of the day, that's really all you can do. My family back at home: I love y'all. Don't cry! I know you're cryin'! Stop cryin'. It's alright. Relax." He's so zen about this. Does Marcus know something we don't?

Anyway, I doubt this will be a controversial week, since we've been expecting it for a while. But if you don't think so, let us have it in the comments!

 

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It's our last live results show before the finale and the pressure is on. The final four contestants give us a group performance of Blackstreet's "No Diggity." Wait...did that really happen? I can't figure out what's more shocking — how random this throwback song choice is, or the fact that I really liked it. read more

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