The third episode of “The X Factor” is upon us, and we had a bit of “more of the same” in relation to last week. We had more confusion with Cheryl Cole coming back for an hour, more bizarre decisions by Nicole Scherzinger, and some fantastic singers to boot.
Who are the highlights? Let’s take a look.
Makenna and Brock – The funniest part of this audition? Watching Brock sit there and hope that Makenna would say that they were dating. We haven’t really see many country-oriented acts on the show, so this was a nice change musically.
Kim Terek – Even if she was good, you wouldn’t know it thanks to her singing Katy Perry’s “Firework” — otherwise known as one of the worst songs to even use for an audition.
Skylar Anderson – Was he the best country singer ever? Not really, but Skylar had a pretty cool moment when he kept singing even when his audition music cut off a few minutes in.
J-Mark – This was one of the strangest things we have ever seen. The guy was robotic, bizarre, and not a particularly good singer. He did have an appropriate song choice in “Creep” — and was entertaining enough to go through.
Josh Krajcik – One of the biggest surprises of the whole season. This guy came into the show as a burrito restaurant worker, and his mother drove him from Ohio despite the fact that he’s over 30 years old — then, he opened his mouth and sang like an older Casey Abrams. Awesome.
Drew Wynewictz – Yes, the show is already setting this girl up so that she can meet Justin Bieber later this season and pass out on the floor. The best part? Watching L.A. Reid look like he was in Heaven during this performance.
Peete Montzing – He’s 21 … and he wants to be a teen heartthrob … and he’s also the only regular-sized guy in a family of dwarves. He’s got a fantastic personality, but his biggest issue is that he was really just an okay singer.
4Shore – A fantastic boy band! This was what was supposed to make this show stand out — and now we can say that it has happened. For the second time tonight, we also had an act who wanted to take on a Boyz II Men song.
Francesca Duncan – We barely saw her, but she was great.
Phillip Lomax – A crooner! Is he better than “America’s Got Talent” winner Landau Eugene Mruphy Jr.? Probably not, if for no other reason than that this guy is confident to the point of being cocky. He is moving on to the next round.
Tiah Tolliver – We like to give more credit to people who choose to sing without music on this show — it’s brave, and Tiah proved worthy of doing it. Simon said she was “dead on arrival,” she was clearly pretty good. However, the female judges didn’t really want anything to do with her. Simon actually gave her another chance to sing — and it was enough to get Nicole to change her mind.
Who was your favorite act from Wednesday night?
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