'The X Factor' pays homage to the King of Pop
December 1st, 2011
05:05 PM ET

'The X Factor' pays homage to the King of Pop

Right off the bat, “X Factor” got me in a good mood by paying homage to my favorite artist of all time, Michael Jackson. With seven contestants left in the game, each performed some of the best songs by the King of Pop on Wednesday night.

Plus, the late musician’s three kids and his mother were on hand to watch the finalists sing.

So who would have made him proud with their performances? Let’s take a look back.

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'X Factor' loses the two weakest links
November 24th, 2011
11:44 AM ET

'X Factor' loses the two weakest links

"X Factor" got serious on Wednesday night.

Normally during elimination night, we watch guest musicians perform, the finalists do a group song and then in the last few minutes someone gets cut. But not this week.

Instead, we saw one act get their walking papers minutes into the show, and then the second singer get the cut minutes before the show ended. I will admit it was a weird roller coaster ride from the get go, but it certainly made the show interesting.

Let’s take a look:

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Judges clash and Astro gets humble on 'X Factor'
November 23rd, 2011
12:30 PM ET

Judges clash and Astro gets humble on 'X Factor'

Remember when watching "The X Factor" was fun and easy a few weeks back? These days, I get tense because there are so many uncomfortable moments from both the judges and the contestants! And Tuesday proved that.

The show should have been about the nine remaining finalists performing and then the judges responding, but that’s not the way it played out. Some performances stood out, yes, but so did two other incidents.

Let’s talk about last night's highs and lows:

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Drama, tears and attitude on 'The X Factor'
November 18th, 2011
03:01 PM ET

Drama, tears and attitude on 'The X Factor'

I have never shouted and screamed during "The X Factor" in the past, but Thursday night things changed. I got mad. I got angry. And I screamed.

Most of my feelings came during the last 10 minutes of the show. But let's not get into that just yet.

Let’s start with the wonderful way the show began, with all 10 finalists taking the stage to sing Queen’s “We Will Rock You” in unison. They certainly rocked it, especially Astro and Rachel Crow, though I’m sure their cuteness factor helped to go a long way.

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'X Factor's' Top 10 rock it out
November 17th, 2011
10:00 AM ET

'X Factor's' Top 10 rock it out

"X Factor" is starting to separate the boys from the men, and the girls from the women!

This week is rock music week, and so the judges chose some of the greatest songs from that genre for their artists.

As usual, there were highs and lows - let's take a stroll down memory lane:

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'X Factor' shows another act the door
November 11th, 2011
11:38 AM ET

'X Factor' shows another act the door

Another Thursday means another elimination on the "X Factor," and it's never pretty.

But lets talk about the good first: As usual, the show starts with all 11 contestants singing together on stage before the judges are introduced. This part is actually what I love about "X Factor" - even though the elimination show is just one hour before they toss a performer, they entice you with a great performance by a surprise artist.

On Thursday, we got a double dose with Jesse J and Willow Smith, who performed her collaboration with Nicki Minaj called “Fireball." I didn't know Willow could actually sing, and not just rap. Nice!

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