Last night was a very dramatic night on the X Factor. It was a night of a lot of tension, joy and disappointment. That said people need to understand that this is a competition and there can only be one winner and for that to happen some people are going to have to go home. After Wednesday night’s performances America voted; Melanie Amaro, Josh Krajcik and Chris Rene were sent through leaving Marcus Canty and Rachael Crow in the bottom two. The two sang their hearts out for survival making it hard for the judges to choose as they both did so well. Needless to say this resulted in a deadlock, leaving the final decision with America and how they voted. As it turned out Rachael Crow received the least votes and the poor girl was completely devastated. She broke down in tears and fell to the floor. Nicole too appeared upset and in tears.
Marcus Canty miraculously survived three weeks of being in the bottom two and will go on to the semi-finals. Fans of Rachael are blaming Nicole for Rachael being sent home. These fans need to be realistic; they had the opportunity to vote to keep her in the competition, they obviously did not make use of the chance and by not voting they are the ones responsible for her going home and not Nicole! But then I guess it is easier to put the blame on someone else!
Last night was full of surprises on the X Factor. It saw Leroy Bell, Melanie Amaro, Rachael Crow, Chris Rene, Josh Krajcik, Drew, Lakoda Rayne and Marcus Canty being voted through and Stacy Francis and Astro ending up in the bottom two. Stacy’s rendition of Amazing Grace was not enough to put her through, so she was sent home. Last night Astro’s immaturity came into full focus by the attitude he took about finding himself in the bottom two. Astro needs to understand that no one owes him anything and that the key to success in life is that when you find yourself down you pull yourself up and try again. He is not going to win votes by acting like a spoiled child. One can not deny that he is a very talented youngster and he has the potential to be a great star one day, however his attitude right now is going to get him voted off the X Factor. Let’s face it you cannot disrespect people then turn around and expect them to vote for you.
What happened last night should serve as a wake up call for the remaining contestants. Marcus Canty is doing well and holding his own. Josh Krajcik has a really powerful voice and stand a good chance of making it to the finals. The girls are doing great however I need to see Melanie Amaro display a bit more confidence. Each week she has that air of uncertainty about her. Who will win the X Factor is a question that is hard to answer at this point in time. All I can say to the remaining contestants is just go out there and perform and give it all you’ve got!