The X Factor Recap: Double Unhappiness

It’s a double elimination tonight, folks! That means not one but two acts will be banished from Pepsi Stadium and sent back to their humdrum lives never to be heard from again. Speaking of which, who won the X Factor season that One Direction came out of? If I ask you to name the winner of Jennifer Hudson’s American Idol season, how long does it honestly take you to come up with "Fantasia Barrino?" Is Melanie Amaro in the Federal Witness Protection Program? No real reason, just asking.

The show begins with Mario Lopez and Khloe Kardashian in slow motion. They read their lines with such deliberate pacing that I actually briefly think my television is playing at the wrong speed. But that’s not a thing, so this must just be a session of Remedial Hosting 101 for Khloe. Mario reveals that tonight is "intense," which means it’s different than regular episodes of The X Factor, in that Mario is telling you it’s intense. Read More...


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