If there’s any doubt what a huge fan L.A. Reid is of Astro then you need to look no further than this video. We met up with L.A. backstage right after the Thursday eliminations and asked him what he thought of Astro’s departure, how loveability and attitude played a part in the outcome, and what if feels like to watch the people you’ve mentored succeed.
L.A. still has two guys in the running, Marcus and Chris. What will happen next? Only time will tell. Catch the next round of The X Factor this coming Wednesday when the contestants take on two songs each. It all happens Wednesday at 8PM ET/PT on FOX.
Tonight, along with a double elimination, “The X Factor” will feature a performance by Tinie Tempah. After scoring a Top 10 hit with his U.S. debut, “Written In The Stars,” earlier this year, he’s now releasing the song that first made him a star overseas, “Pass Out.”
When Tinie Tempah stopped by for a visit with Fox All Access, producer Jeff Axelrod talked with Tinie about the song’s unique sound and sense of humor.
Watch Tinie Tempah perform “Pass Out” tonight on “The X Factor,” airing at 8/7c on Fox.
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Hearing Michael Jackson’s music on ”The X Factor” this week will bring about a lot of memories for many people, including The X Factor’s very own judges. We caught up with both Paula Abdul and L.A. Reid months ago, and asked them to share one of their favorite music memories. Little did we know that the memory would be one they shared together, and that it included Michael Jackson and his song “Man in the Mirror”. Check it out:
Catch The X Factor this week and find out which two contestants will have to say goodbye. Wednesday and Thursday night at 8PM ET/PT on Fox.
If you caught the Tuesday night “Giving Thanks” edition of The X Factor then you know it was a pretty emotionally charged evening. It’s hard to say who had the most moving performance of the night. Rachel Crow and the girls of Lakoda Rayne took the uptempo route to thank their families. LeRoy Bell and Marcus Canty’ paid moving tributes to their moms. Astro sent a redemptive thanks and personal shout out to his fans, while Drew took the very personal route and made a very heartfelt thanks to her bestie Shelby (and reminded us that we all need a Shelby). Then there was Melanie’s high octane performance that moved her so much that she laid it all out and revealed her authentic Virgin Island accent that she’s been hiding all along. Last but not least, there was Chris Rene’s courageous tribute to his rehab conselor, Tim. We caught up with each of the contestants backstage after the tear inducing show, and asked them about their performances and how it felt. check it out!
So the question now is will there be more tears tonight than last night? And who the heck is going to be eliminated? (BTW, is it just us or does it feel mean to be eliminating anyone on Thanksgiving week? Just saying!) Catch tonight’s show with special performances by Bruno Mars and Kelly Clarkson – it all happens at 8PM ET/PT on FOX. P.S. Stay at your TV and enjoy the rest of the evening with Howie Mandel’s latest Thanksgiving friendly special “Mobbed” – right after The X Factor.
2011 is going to be quite an unusual Thanksgiving experience for The X Factor Top 9. On top of missing their traditional family gatherings they’re going to have to perform like they’ve never perfromed before in order to survive the double elimination on Wednesday night. As Astro, Chris, Drew, Josh, Lakoda Rayne, LeRoy, Marcus, Melanie, and Rachel prepare to show their “Thanks” in song this week, we thought it would be interesting to find out what home-cooked Thanksgiving foods they’re going to be thinking about the most . Check it out!
So our question to you…. If you could have any X Factor contestant over for Thanksgiving – who would it be and why? Tell us! Then make sure to tune in to The X Factor tonight for some gratitude infused performances at 8PM ET/PT on Fox and remember to VOTE! Because TWO contestants are going to be eliminated tomorrow, and that ain’t no turkey. Happy Thanksgiving everyone!!!!
Last night was a tricky one for The X Factor contestants, as the judges seemed to feel that the Rock genre was not especially well-suited for many of them. And those who make it through tonight’s elimination will be especially thankful that they’ve survived. How appropriate, since we’re one week away from Thanksgiving. This time of year allows us to reflect on what’s most important and give thanks for what we have. We caught up with The X Factor Top 10 contestants to find out what they’re most thankful for during this festive season and they had a variety of special answers.
It’s Thursday and we all know what that means. The results are in! We’ll find out which contestants make it to the Top 9 during the results show, tonight November 17, at 8/7 central on FOX.
Last night it was announced that The Stereo Hoggz were eliminated from The X Factor competition and headed home. Thier mentor Paula Abdul was absolutely crushed. The first words out of her mouth when both of her groups, including Lakoda Rayne, were up for elimination were, “I’m not going to do this. I can’t do this and I’m too close to both acts and I love them both very much and they’ve worked very hard, I’m sorry.” It’s obvious it’s not only getting tougher for the contestants themselves but for the judges too. With each week that goes by, they are building a stronger rapport and bond with their groups and can’t help to get emotional when the time comes to say goodbye. Last night was quite dramatic and it will only keep getting more so. As we get closer to choosing a winner, you can only imagine what might be going through the heads of these contestants. Actually, you don’t have to imagine, because we asked Nicole Scherzinger’s group of over 30s to tell us what their final thoughts are before they go go to sleep each night.
It would be difficult to ask the members of Lakoda Rayne what they’re thinking of before they get to sleep — after being left in the Bottom Two last night, they probably didn’t get any sleep at all. And while they’re still in the running for the $5 million grand prize, they now know they’ve got a lot of work to do if they’re going to earn enough votes to stay in the competition. What does that mean for these four young ladies? They’ll be battling more stress, doubt, and anxiety than ever before. So we asked Lakoda Rayne how they’re able to deal with the pressure.
Make sure to check out The X Factor Wednesday and Thursday nights on FOX at 8pm ET/PT!
Wednesday night’s X Factor show included a little bit of everthing… There were some great songs (Josh, Rachel and LeRoy), great style (Lakoda Rayne and Stereo Hogzz), serious poetics (we’re talking you Astro and Chris), health issues (Melanie & Marcus), and topics for the judges to dispute (Stacy’s song selection and Drew’s dress design). With so much going on we decided to go straight to the source backstage and ask each of the Top 11 X Factor contestants how they felt about their performance and the evening.
What did you think? Who was your favorite? Do you think they’ll make the cut to next week? The results are in the hands of America now. We’ll find out which contestants make it to the Top 10 during the results show on Thursday November 10 at 8/7 central on FOX.
Some might think that being the “older” contestants in a singing competition might also mean being the “least willing to change” contestants, but that’s not the case when it comes The X Factor’s LeRoy Bell and Josh Krajcik. In fact, we found out that for these “old dogs” learning some new tricks is not just a challenge to be met, but is appreciated.
Case in point, LeRoy has been performing music for years. He shares what it means to be on this show, and how he’s liking the challenge that comes with performing without his guitar.
Josh Krajcik confides that when it comes to rehearsal time with Nicole, he’s more interested in learning how to master the performance than his vocals. He also shares how expanding his horizons has meant losing his tool. Check it out to see what we mean.
So will the new tricks help these guys continue to move forward in the competition? Are you enjoying the “older” contestants take the stage? Watch The X Factor Wednesday/Thursdays at 8/7central on FOX and then make sure to vote for your favorites!
One of the best parts of last night’s show was seeing how much Simon Cowell truly adores his girls and how supportive he is of them, smiling up there on stage like a proud father. The genuine hugs he gave them as each one was told they had made the Top 11 almost brought a tear to our eyes. How he walked off stage with Melanie hand in hand was sweet. We’re seeing a different side of Simon, an emotional side, and we like it. Well…Simon Cowell’s girls are up next! Drew Ryniewicz, Melanie Amaro and Rachel Crow take their turn to share their likes, loves and obsessions! Make sure to check out The X Factor Wednesday and Thursday nights on FOX at 8pm ET/PT!