December 2nd, 2011
12:30 PM ET
What in the world happened on "X Factor" last night? There was tension between the judges, two of the best performers on the show were kicked off, and Drew couldn't stop crying! It's getting so hard to watch this show.
Everything started off on a high note, with the seven remaining finalists singing Michael Jackson’s “Man in the Mirror” together, and they all harmonized well. Marcus Canty, Josh Krajcik, Chris Rene and Melanie Amaro really stood out. Their voices are so unique and refreshing.
And then the eliminations began:
Since two people were going home, one of the names was called right off the bat, and it was Astro's. WOW! He handled it well, though, and it sounded like he's learned how to take public disappointment after his big blow-up. I was sad to see the only rapper leave.
With so much at stake this week, I found it hard to concentrate on the guest singer. British artist Tinie Tempah performed his hit “Pass Out.” I'd never really heard much from this hip-hop artist but I liked the way he mixed rock with rap.
Now back to the drama: Marcus Canty and Drew Ryniewicz are both stellar performers, so it makes me question the voters. I mean, how could these two be on the bottom with the lowest number of votes?
Both had to sing before one was sent home, and Marcus went with "Neither One Of Us” while Drew sang “Listen To Your Heart.”
And then the judges weighed in. First up was L.A. Reid saying he was torn, even though he knows Drew thought he was being mean at times. Still, he sent Drew packing.
Simon blamed himself for Drew being in the bottom two. "I take total responsibility…I shouldn’t have chosen that song last night, it was too slow," he said. After admitting his mistake, Simon opted for Marcus to leave.
Nicole gave a line about loving and appreciating both of them, but at the end of the day, it was Drew who got the boot. It was up to Paula, then, and she said basically the same thing: She loved them both, but it was Drew who had to go.
Almost immediately, Drew begins to cry and hug Marcus Canty. She could barely compose herself, and Simon refused to really say anything at first before uttering, "I don’t think she deserved to go home.” Steve Jones asked him if he had anything to say to the other judges and he refused to speak. Could there be more tension backstage than onstage at the "X Factor" from now on?
So did last night’s "X Factor" shock you, or did the judges do the right thing?
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