Another episode of The X Factor auditions, and we’re going to Chicago and Seattle. There was plenty of drama on and off stage, especially between the judges. Simon and Paula were at it again, arguing like an old married couple. There were an enormous amount of whack jobs, who were talking about aliens and other strange things. Paula understood them… The rest of the panel looked so confused.
One of the bright points was having Cheryl Cole back for the Chicago auditions. She is just so loveable. I was sad when we got Nicole back for the other cities. Can she sing? Sure. Is she beautiful? Sure. Is she at all enjoyable as a judge? Hell to the no.
Enough rambling. Let’s take a look at the audition recaps after the jump.
McKenna and Brock
My Thoughts: They were so freaking adorable. My heart broke for Brock, because he looks at her with such love and she’s so oblivious. I loved their harmonies, and their voices were great. A really sweet audition.
Judges: They all really enjoyed their voices—even Simon. So they got four yeses.
My Thoughts: She didn’t want to sing. She wanted a job as a judge. She was really strange, but I admit it took a lot of guts to get on stage and ask for a judging job. She’s in the good catagory, because I admired her audacity.
Judges: They were all a little confused, but Simon admitted it was ballsy.
My Thoughts: It is definitely rare to see a young, black, male country singer. He is actually quite talented. His music track cut out, and I felt worried, but he just jumped right back in a cappella and killed it. Kudos to him. I’ll be watching this one.
Judges: They all enjoyed him, especially because of his confidence to keep going without his music. Sailed through with 4 votes.
J. Mark Inman
My Thoughts: He is really strange—like super strange. I really can’t tell you what I’m thinking, because it’s inappropriate, but let’s just say when he said he was singing Radiohead’s Creep, it all made more sense. The line about being special… Wow. Anyway, his voice isn’t actually all that bad. He has some talent, and for no other reason than he’s insane, I was cheering for him. I admit I loved the crazy.
Judges: They all had comments about how he was a love child of Paula’s because he was so weird. However, he got voted through, so he either used some form of alien mind control, or they really think he has potential. *Shrugs* 🙂
My Thoughts: What a surprise that this sexy voice came out of that package! I was hoping he’d be good, but he was fantastic. His voice gave me chills. No more burrito slinging for him.
Judges: Simon admitted he didn’t think he could be surprised after doing it so long, but he was. Simon loved him. They voted him through unanimously.
My Thoughts: That was incredibly brave of her to sing a Justin Bieber song to L.A. Reid, who is heavily involved with Justin’s career. Her original version was actually really enjoyable, especially for me, because I hate the Justine Bieber version. 😉 She was so cute and talented. She’s going to be a huge competitor.
Judges: They all loved it and commended her for her bravery of remaking such a popular song. She got four huge votes through.
My Thoughts: They can sing to me anytime. The harmonies were spot on, and their voices were sweet and seductive. I love the song End of the Road, originally performed by Boyz II Men and written by L.A. Reid. It’s a sexy and romantic song. So well done.
Judges: The judges loved them, and they got unanimous vote through.
My Thoughts: She’s really sweet, and she’s going to attract a lot of young boys to the show. Her voice is good—not great, but good.
Judges: All voted her through.
My Thoughts: I wasn’t blown away by his singing, but his personality was really cute. I’m glad they put him through.
Judges: Everyone but L.A. Reid said yes.
My Thoughts: I actually found him really charming, and I love the old school charisma. He deserves to be there.
Judges: He got four votes but was told to work on his vocals.
My Thoughts: She has it in her. The first audition was really off key, but there is a lot of talent there. Her second audition was really good. I think she’ll be a surprise.
Judges: She had the judges split down the middle, boys against girls. I honestly think they women have been way too hard on other girls tonight. After the second song and Simon pleading, they came around and voted yes. I hope Tiah can deliver to prove Nicole and Paula wrong.
My Thoughts: WOW, that was insanely bad. Her outfit was also really, really terrible. Overall, disastrous.
Judges: They stopped her after about 3 bars, and then told her no.
My Thoughts: She should stick to working the corner, because her voice was torture—and not the fun S & M kind. 😉
Judges: Simon appreciated her appearance, but no one liked her voice.
The Good Girls
My Thoughts: A mother/daughter team that looked like the spawn of Mimi from The Drew Carrey Show. It was hideous, but you couldn’t look away, because it had the car accident effect—so bad you can’t not watch.
Judges: Simon thought it was the worst team audition they’ve ever seen. Obviously, 4 nos.
My Thoughts: That wasn’t a very good audition, but I think he could get better. He has a bit of raw talent, and definitely not the worst I have heard. He’s just a little too zealous. I hope his dreams of being famous come true, because what do we have, if not our dreams.
Judges: Simon is fascinated by him, and they all think he’s going to be famous—just not for singing. They think he has a lot of charm. They all voted no, based on the singing.
Overall, it was another great night of performances, and I appreciated how we got to see more good than bad auditions tonight. I’m looking forward to the last round of auditions tonight on FOX at 8/7c. After that, we’ll be moving into the next rounds and the battles will really begin. Don’t miss it tonight, and then be sure to come back and share your thoughts!