‘The X-Factor,’ Season 1, Episode 18, The Final 9: TV Recap

On last night’s “X-Factor,” the final nine contestants sang for survival, revealing new narratives, and in one case, an entirely new accent as they attempted to win the hearts (and votes) of viewers at home. Before the results were announced, however, Kelly Clarkson performed her new single, “Stronger,” effectively highlighting what the season’s winner might have to look forward to if they transform that “x-factor” into commercial gold.

After a recap of last night’s performances and a commercial break, host Steve Jones revealed the stage set-up that fans voted for over the past few weeks: a rotating turntable as a set, a circus theme for the wardrobe, and hip-hop for the dance style, amounting to an eyesore of a spectacle as the nine finalists performed a medley of songs by Pink (which were also picked by viewers). If American audiences hadn’t seen an Italian variety show before, they have seen equivalent sensory overload now. Read More...


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