The X Factor Season 2 “Final Four Perform” Recap 12/12/12

The X Factor Season 2 “Final Four Perform” Recap 12/12/12
The week on THE X FACTOR USA we are down to the Final 4 artists, the competition is really heating up and we are in the Semi-finals. On tonight’s shows finalists will have not one, but two, songs to perform in front of our judges, Simon Cowell, Demi Lovato, Britney Spears and LA Reid.

On last week’s show the Top 6 performed 2 songs.  One song that, the fans, chose for their Pepsi Challenge performance as well as an unplugged song.  Did you watch the show?  We did and we recapped it here for you.

On tonight’s semifinal show the Top Four acts who are battling it out are: Tate Stevens (mentored by L.A. Reid), Carly Rose Sonenclar (mentored by Britney Spears), Emblem3 and Fifth Harmony (both groups mentored by Simon Cowell).  This week’s Semi-Finals round will feature the acts singing songs that will hopefully get them to the big day with one song chosen by the act and the other song chosen by their mentor. It’s the make it or break it week.

On tomorrow’s results show Grammy Award winner Bruno Mars, will perform his latest chart-topper “Locked Out of Heaven” on the Semi-Finals results show.  By the end of the evening Khloé Kardashian Odom and Mario Lopez will announce the next act eliminated from the competition

Stay tuned to Celeb Dirty Laundry for a full live recap of tonight’s episode. We will keep you up to date on all X-Factor news, reviews and spoilers and make sure to check back here regularly for more information on your favorite television shows! So don’t forget to come back to this spot at 8:00 PM for our live recap of The X Factor USA to see the  Top 6 perform not one, but two songs – recap at 8:00 PM EST!

Live Recap:

Tonight the final four are fighting for a spot in the finals. Each contestant will sing twice. They’ll choose a song that means something to them and the second song will be geared to win votes.

Tate Stevens is up first to sing the song that he chose and it’s called Bonfire. He wants people to understand what he has back home which is family, good friends and fun times together. He performed this his way and Britney doesn’t think it was his best. Demi has to disagree and says it was freaking’ amazing. Simon thinks he brought the song that he wanted to record and it was important to do that. Simon thinks that Tate looks like a man that can win this.

Carly Rose Sonenclar choose Elton John’s Your Song because she says it gave her the love for music that she has. LA tells her that she picked a risky song and somehow she did unique things with it. Demi  tells her she’s predictable but even still, she thinks this was her favorite song by Carly yet. Simon tells her he thinks it was a beautiful rendition of a great song, but she can do better.

I’m not sure how Emblem 3 got this far but I can tell you I’m not a fan of Baby I Love Your Way so they are going to have to be amazing to impress me. The little girls love them and LA seems to think that this was a 5 million dollar moment. Britney thinks it’s unfair to call them a boy band because they are so much more. Demi loved them because they finally sand and moved!

Fifth Harmony are up last and they really have something to prove because up until now they’ve appeared like a bunch of girls who happen to be onstage together. LA thinks this was their best vocal performance as of yet.  Britney loved it and thought they inspired girl power. Demi thinks they pulled out the sparkle they really need.

Beginning round two is Tate Stevens. He’ll be performing Fall by Clay Walker. He’s dedicating it to his wife who has been his rock. Britney thinks this song is a direct hit. Demi thinks he is a talented great guy. Simon tells Tate that he is as likely to leave the competition as Simon is to fly to the moon. He’ll be in the finals.

Carly Rose Sonenclar is singing Imagine by John Lennon. I’m not sure about this. Two super draggy songs back to back for Carly might be a bit too much. As it is it’s either a love it or hate it kind of song  nk she has won people over with this rendition that also featured her playing the piano.  LA says it’s a difficult song but as usual she finds the right spot to really sing it. Demi thought it was fabulous but Simon thought it had too much going on.

Emblem 3 sure do believe in their ability to win this things. They really do trust each other and it has not really occurred to them that they could fail. Singing a Beatles song is a bit risky and I hate that Simon (their mentor) keeps pulling their music from a typical boy band pool.  Everyone says that they are really good but I think there is a weak link here that pulls them down every week. LA tells them they are teen heartthrobs like the Beatles. Britney says it was an A level performance. Demi thinks they are filled with potential.

Finally, the last performance of the evening. Fifth Harmony is about to attempt the thing that doesn’t come naturally- harmonizing.  They are going back to where they started and performing Impossible again.  LA thinks it wasn’t good enough. Britney thought it was too stiff and she’ll be surprised if they make it another week. Demi is also worried for them. They added Spanish lyrics and I think it was a bit too much.

Who will be sent home tomorrow? Tell us your thoughts in the comments below!

17 responses to “The X Factor Season 2 “Final Four Perform” Recap 12/12/12”

  1. […] Tate Stevens took the stage tonight on THE X FACTOR USA for his Final 4 video performance.  Tate Stevens sang “Bonfire” ” by Craig Morgan for his song.  Tonight’s show the finale 4 performed live in front of coaches Simon Cowell, Britney Spears, Demi Lovato and AJ Reid for America’s vote and to make it another week.  Did you watch tonight’s performance show?  We did and we recapped it here for you. […]

  2. […] Carly Rose Sonenclar took the stage tonight on THE X FACTOR USA for her Final 4 performance.  Carly Rose Sonenclar sang “Your Song” by Elton John for the song she chose to sing this week.  Tonight’s show the finale 4 performed live in front of coaches Simon Cowell, Britney Spears, Demi Lovato and AJ Reid for America’s vote and to make it another week.  Did you watch tonight’s performance show?  We did and we recapped it here for you. […]

  3. […] Emblem3 took the stage tonight on THE X FACTOR USA for their Final 4 video performance.  Emblem3 sang “Baby I Love Your Way ” by Peter Frampton for the song they chose to sing.  Tonight’s show the finale 4 performed live in front of coaches Simon Cowell, Britney Spears, Demi Lovato and AJ Reid for America’s vote and to make it another week.  Did you watch tonight’s performance show?  We did and we recapped it here for you. […]

  4. […] Fifth Harmony took the stage tonight on THE X FACTOR USA for their Final 4 video performance.  Fifth Harmony sang “Anything Can Happen” ” by Ellie Goulding for their song they chose to sing.  Tonight’s show the finale 4 performed live in front of coaches Simon Cowell, Britney Spears, Demi Lovato and AJ Reid for America’s vote and to make it another week.  Did you watch tonight’s performance show?  We did and we recapped it here for you. […]

  5. […] Tate Stevens took the stage tonight on THE X FACTOR USA for his Final 4  performance.  Tate Stevens sang “Fall ” by Clay Walker for his second song.  Tate and his mentor LA chose the song.  Tonight’s show the finale 4 performed live in front of coaches Simon Cowell, Britney Spears, Demi Lovato and AJ Reid for America’s vote and to make it another week.  Did you watch tonight’s performance show?  We did and we recapped it here for you. […]

  6. […] Carly Rose Sonenclar took the stage tonight on THE X FACTOR USA for her Final 4 performance.  Carly Rose Sonenclar sang “Imagine” by John Lennon for the song she chose to sing this week.  Tonight’s show the finale 4 performed live in front of coaches Simon Cowell, Britney Spears, Demi Lovato and AJ Reid for America’s vote and to make it another week.  Did you watch tonight’s performance show?  We did and we recapped it here for you. […]

  7. […] Emblem3 took the stage tonight on THE X FACTOR USA for their Final 4 video performance.  Emblem3 sang “Hey Jude” by Lennon–McCartney for the song Simon and Emblem3 decided to sing for their second song.  Tonight’s show the finale 4 performed live in front of coaches Simon Cowell, Britney Spears, Demi Lovato and AJ Reid for America’s vote and to make it another week.  Did you watch tonight’s performance show?  We did and we recapped it here for you. […]

  8. […] Fifth Harmony took the stage tonight on THE X FACTOR USA for their Final 4 video performance.  Fifth Harmony sang “Impossible”  by Shontelle for the song Simon and Fifth Harmony chose as their second song.  Tonight’s show the finale 4 performed live in front of coaches Simon Cowell, Britney Spears, Demi Lovato and AJ Reid for America’s vote and to make it another week.  Did you watch tonight’s performance show?  We did and we recapped it here for you. […]

  9. Kathryn says:

    1) Carly Rose – Wow! on both songs. Hate the phrase, but she DID make them her own. Imagine her in a couple more years.
    2) Fifth Harmony – Song 1 – Whimsy! loved the set and the song. Missed the middle of second song (Emergency Broadcast System< thank goodness for Internet). Song 2 – Shows how much they have grown since the day at Simon's friend's house (?)
    3) Emblem 3 – Will someone PLEASE get them a choreographer. Looks like they dropped something and they need to pick it up or have cramps. Song 1 – like the rap. Song 2 – out of synch at the beginning.
    4) Tate – Song 1 – While I liked the fire, the song was too loud. If I were in the theater, would need to leave to protect delicate ears. Song 2 – Low range great, high range – runs out of breath, loses depth, better at end of song.

  10. […] we’re encouraging you guys to check out some of those shows and number 15 on our countdown is The X Factor, which airs Wednesday and Thursday nights at 8pm on […]

  11. syndiann says:

    The judges should not favor their acts they should be fair to each perfomer

  12. […] no point in voting anymore. Celeb Dirty Laundry is once again bringing you a full review of last night’s performances, an official CDL poll of who you think should be going home, and official CDL scores for the […]

  13. […] on to the next phase of the competition the Finale. Did you watch last night’s show? We did and we recapped it here for you! Did you miss any of the performances, if you did you can see all the video’s […]

  14. […] on to the next phase of the competition the Finale. Did you watch last night’s show? We did and we recapped it here for you! Did you miss any of the performances, if you did you can see all the video’s here. Last night, […]

  15. […] Stevens, the country crooner on X-Factor USA, might be a multi-millionaire at the end of the week. When the second season of X-Factor aired a […]

  16. […] On last week’s show the Top 4 finalists sang two songs, one they chose and one they chose with their their mentors.  Sadly, super popular boys band Emblem3 did not get enough of America’s votes and they were sent home.  Did you see the episode?  We did and we recapped it here for you. […]

  17. […] On last week’s show the Top 4 finalists sang two songs, one they chose and one they chose with their their mentors. Sadly, super popular boys band Emblem3 did not get enough of America’s votes and they were sent home. Did you see the episode? We did and we recapped it here for you. […]