'The X Factor' recap: You Oughta Show


In so many ways, the first season of The X Factor can be summed up by Wednesday night's very sudden and somewhat painful Top 3 rendition of Michael Jackson's "They Don't Care About Us." Were Chris, Josh, and Melanie referring to their X Factor mentors, the X Factorchoreographers, the sound mixers, or the robots whose light-up chests kept alternating between question marks (as in What the f--- is happening?) and dollar signs (as in $$$$$$$$$5 MILLION$$$$$$$$$)? This show is always so challenging. It's why I watch!

Last night's performance finale featured random celebrity duets (so that we could hear the Top 3 drowned out by actual famous people) and a reprise of the finalists' audition songs (so that we could hear the Top 3 sing something we already knew they could sing). It was thrilling. My favorite parts of the show were Steve Jones' awkward interviews with crazy people who could barely hear him in the contestants' hometowns and the dark chocolate cinnamon roll atop Nicole Scherzinger's head. Now and forever, I will always think of its potential secrets. Read More...



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