Last week, viewers were introduced to the members of both L.A. Reid’s and Britney Spears’ categories and before the show was canned for the night, two members of Demi Lovato’s Young Adults category. Expect emotions to run high tonight as X Factor reveals the identities of the last two members of Demi Lovato’s team and show creator Simon Cowell’s Groups line-up. Which fan-favorites were cut? Whose dreams stayed alive? Read on to find out…
The show returned to Los Angeles where they revealed Demi’s Top Four. Last week, Demi inducted 18-year-old rocker phenom Jennel Garcia and 17-year-old Shreveport, Louisiana native Willie Jones into her team…. leaving two spots available.
21-year-old Nick Youngerman was the first artist to receive the bad news as the “Skyscraper” singer stated that he was eliminated from the competition and sent back to his job as a janitor. Nursing student and single mom Paige Thomas had a lot riding on Demi’s decision, in addition of chasing her dreams Paige also has to raise her three-year-old daughter. While she was wiping away tears, Demi stated that she was in her final four. This left one spot available for either Jillian Jensen or CeCe Frey.
Both women had come a long way from their respective auditions. The part time piano teacher from Providence, Rhode Island proved her bullies wrong when she stole the show at her hometown’s auditions. Meanwhile, CeCe’s fiery passion and powerhouse vocals light up every round in the competition and it paid off, as she became the final member of Demi’s team. Unfortunately for Jillian, it was the end of the road for her X Factor dream and found comfort in her fellow eliminated contestant’s arms.
With Demi’s group completed, it was time to Simon to choose his groups. The first act to receive the news was the newly formed group: LYRIC 145. This hip-hop/rap group stunned Simon and his guest judge Marc Anthony with his cover of Miley Cyrus’s “Party in the U.S.A.” During their final judgment, Simon stated that they brought humor into their performance and that helped them get a spot on in his category.
While several groups including Dope Crisis were heading home, California based band Emblem 3 were ready to face Simon’s decision. The band has had a mixed experience on the way to the Live Shows. Emblem 3 had an impressive audition but there were other groups that outshined them during Boot Camp and the Judges’ Houses. Simon decided to send them through to the Live Shows.
Texas cowgirls Sister C made a mark on the competition when they made their debut on the X Factor stage in Austin, Texas. The trio continued to blossom right in front of fans’ eyes during Boot Camp and their performance at Simon’s house. All three girls were elated when Simon told them that they were going to the Live Shows.
With only one spot left, Simon was going to have to send either Playback or Lylas home. This decision seemed like it came down to a battle between One Direction and the Spice Girls. In the end, Simon decided to “spice up” the competition by bringing Lylas one-step forward to the $5,000,000 recording contract and sent Playback backing.
X Factor goes live November 1 where the Top 16 will perform for America’s votes for the very first time!