'The X Factor' recap: Rock Weak

Welcome back to The X Factor, where it was ROCK WEEK! The top 10 "acts" performed songs that either were rock and roll or "in the style of rock and roll." The only person who legitimately rocked out was Josh Krajcik, though P.K. Marcus Canty did make a valiant effort by sliding through six sleazy dancers' spread-open legs, just like Janis Joplin used to do. Simon then attempted to steal Rock Week's thunder because he had just joinedTwittah -- and the fact of the mattah is, it worked.

This week's canned bickering between L.A. and Simon seemed more confusing than ever. What's going on with all these theme weeks anyway? We keep getting "FIVE MILLION DOLLAR RECORDING CONTRACT" drilled into our brains under the assumption that one of these "acts" can come into his/her/their own throughout the competition and create never-before-seen star power as unique artists. So why even have theme nights? Do they want these kids and their grandfather to be versatile or do they want them to figure out what they do best and then do it better and maybe with a bit of a twist? The rock theme seemed like a crutch for the judges/coaches. Perhaps the best or any real mentoring is yet to come. Read More...



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