X Factor December 14th Recap
Chris Rene was the next person to perform he sang fly by, Sugar Ray. To be honest I had trouble hearing him for the first few bars the background noise was kind of drowning him out. Once I could hear him I thought he was pretty much on key and I liked how he was performing. When he was finished the audience was shouting his name. It is very clear that people really like Chris Rene. I have to admit I like him too. I don’t think that he is as good as the other three remaining contestants though. All of the judges except Simon seemed to say nice things about him as a person but not that much about the performance. Simon said he liked the performance but was not all that fond of the singing.
Melanie Amaro was the third singer. Melanie sang Hero by, Mariah Carey. My initial thought was if anyone can carry this one off it is Melanie and true to form she did carry off and sounded great, but she took some liberties with the ends of phrases I did not like all that much and she did not seem to have the passion I have sseen her have in the past and that, that song deserves. Not my favorite Melanie Amaro performance, but still solid. I still believe she has a great chance at winning. L.A. Reid seemed to hear the same thing that I did he did not feel the passion either. Nicole though the song was a perfect fit, Paula said her voice is amazing, and Simon said it was Bloody Fantastic and it was not Karaoke.
Josh Krajcik was the last two perform and he sang: Come Together by The Beatles. I really liked the performance myself, there was a couple of times I thought he could have powered it out more but didn’t but over all I really liked it. I love how he takes the stage and performs. All of the judges liked the performance and Simon said he would be shocked if he did not see him the finals. Paula wants to see him live, and L.A. thought it was the best of his most recent performances. Nicole is in awe of him.