And... action! Tonight is movie night, everyone! The final 11 contestants perform live and sing songs that have been used on movie soundtracks. They are once again, competing for your votes. Tonight they are just one step closer winning it all. The finalists must prove to America that they have the X Factor!
Because its movie night, the contestants were invited to a movie premiere. They all got to walk the red carpet and attend the premiere of Adam Sandler's new movie "Jack and Jill." They got a taste of the glamour that the winner will get to experience.
First up was Stacey Francis. She sang "Queen of the Night" from "The Bodyguard." This was a very different song for her. Her performance was sassy and full of energy. Although I prefer it when she sings ballads, I enjoyed this performance. The judges liked the performance, but were unsure about the song choice. Nicole said "You shined from within tonight" and Paula exclaimed, "You are a diva!" (There is no denying that!).
Marcus Canty was next to perform. He sang "I'm Going Down" from "Car Wash." His vocals were great and he really owned the stage. This song was much slower than his usual upbeat, flashy songs. It shows that he can still shine without having his dancing backup his performance. He was great and may be one of the best of the night. The judges praised his performance and all agreed that he is a star.
Drew performed "Fix You" from "You, Me and Dupree." Her vocals were beautiful and I really liked her performance. She never disappoints! Although I wasn't crazy about the prom dress-like costume she was wearing, I do give her credit for designing it herself. The judges enjoyed her performance, but L.A, felt that she needs more diversity in her performances (Umm... she did a Nelly song last week! I wouldn't exactly call Nelly and Coldplay the same!). Paula praised her for the honesty she has when she performs and Nicole said, "You're just a little slice of heaven."
Next, Leroy Bell sang "I still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For." His performance was very strong and his vocals were great. This was definitely one of his best performances. The judges loved him and L.A. said, "You finally got it right."
LaKoda Rayne performed "Somebody Like You" from "How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days." Their performance was a lot of fun and very entertaining. Their vocals were strong tonight and they definitely have been improving each week. The judges enjoyed their performance. Nicole said, "I got to hear you each individually shine tonight" and Simon said, "You are the group I always hoped and prayed you'd become."
Astro was next to perform. He sang "Lose Yourself" from "8 Mile." His performance was amazing! He once again was one of my favorites of the night. He had an incredible stage presence, as always, and was extremely entertaining. The judges praised his performance. Nicole said, "You are a champion tonight" and Simon told him, "You have the X Factor" (I couldn't agree more!). L.A. complimented him on his boldness to rewrite Eminem's lyrics (Which he did very well. He definitely did the song justice).
Melanie Amaro sang "Man in the Mirror" from "This is It." Her performance was very strong. Her vocals were great, which is a big accomplishment since she had a sore throat leading up to tonight. It was extremely powerful performance and she was definitely one of the best of the night. The judges liked her performance. L.A. thought the song choice was predictable, but Nicole responded with "That was a brilliant song choice. I think she made Michael proud tonight." (I agree! It was a beautiful tribute.).
Next up were the Stereo Hogzz. They performed "Ain't No Other Man" from "Get Smart." Their performance was solid. It kept with the spy theme of the movie and had brilliant choreography. They all wore suits and looked very put together. Their vocals were strong and the performance was really fun. The judges enjoyed their performance. Nicole said, "That was my favorite performance from you all yet."(Mine too!). Simon complemented them on their choreography and work ethic, but felt that they are too "cabaret."