Ellona Santiago took the stage on THE X FACTOR USA for her Top 6 live performance and Diva Week. Ellona Santiago sang Applause by Lady GaGa for her first song. On tonight’s show the top 6 performed live in front of coaches Simon Cowell, Kelly Rowland, Demi Lovato and Paulina Rubio for America’s vote and to make it to the coveted “Top 5.” Did you watch tonight’s performance show? We did and we recapped it here for you.
On tonight’s show the theme for the evening is Diva Week. The Top 6 Finalists will perform two songs for the judges and America’s votes – one from their favorite diva artist, and the other, a stripped-down version of a song of their choice. Voting lines will open immediately after the show. This week is a single elimination week, and the finalist have to bring their all to stick around another week.
Judges’ comments: Kelly says that this was truly her best performance so far; she noticed how she was making such a big presence, but needs her to take control of the big notes more. Paulina says that she has such power and talent; it doesn’t even matter what she sings because she sings it so well. Simon says she has no idea what happened to her; she went from a mouse to a tiger and wasn’t crazy of the original version of the song but loved her version. Demi says the she could not be more proud of her; she has the ability to be a true dive and role model.– If you want to see Ellona Santiago make it another week, you have to vote for her.
On last week’s show Ellona Santiago performed “Mama Knows Best” by Jessie J – Kelly said: “That was your best performance since you have been here.” Paulina said: “I am a big fan of yours and I love that you are in command. You are a superstar.” Simon said, “I did not say you were a Muppet, I said you were a puppet last week. This week it was a game changer. Next week lose the dancers. You are an incredible singer, fantastic choice of song.” Demi said, “Ellona I could not be more proud of you. Your story touched so many people, I am really really thankful for you. I agree with Simon, you could win this competition.”
On Thursday’s results show two of The X Factor’s most successful graduates are slated to perform live on Thursday’s results show! The X FACTOR USA will be hosting Little Mix, the winners of X Factor UK’s 2011 season, and last year’s breakout boy band, Emblem3. At the end of the show another act will be sent home.
Check out the video below and let us know what you thought of Ellona Santiago performance? Was it enough for her to make it through for another week? Did you miss any of the other artists performances? If you did, you can see them all HERE! Sound out in the comments below and let us know your thoughts.