‘The X-Factor,’ Season 1, Episode 20: TV Recap

On Wednesday, the final seven acts celebrated Michael Jackson’s legacy wit performances of his songs, and on Thursday, home viewers decided which acts would move on to the next round. Steve Jones somehow managed to interject the phrase "IN NO PARTICULAR ORDER" into even his introduction to the show, then turned the stage over to the finalists as they sang "Man in the Mirror."

After their performance, Jones revealed the name of the first three performers who were voted directly through to the next round: Chris Rene, Melanie Amaro and Rachel Crow. Although a fourth act was definitely moving forward, Jones elected to delay revealing their identity, shuffling through a commercial break before setting up a performance by rapper Tinie Tempah. Afterward, you could tell that Jones was into the performances, because he revealed an unexpected personal detail about himself: "I have a copy, and it’s amazing." Read More...



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