The X Factor Semifinals Review: Hey Dudes

The final four fought it out for a spot in the The X Factor finals Wednesday night.  Who did enough to earn their position?  Who will be left out?  Let's recap what all went down...

Tate Stevens - "Bon Fire"
Unlike much of Tate's past performances, this felt authentic.  It still didn't blow anybody out of the water, but he was comfortable, and his tone sounded better than it ever has.  He still lacks vocal power, but he's done enough to keep all the fans he already has.
Grade: B

Carly Rose Sonenclar - "Your Song"
There's something so interesting about what Carly did with that performance.  Her vocals were earth-shattering, we all understand that.  The amazing part was what she did stylistically.  It's one thing to change an iconic song drastically, it's completely another thing to mix it up so slightly and still have it sound completely different.  That's what Carly did with this Elton hit, which really made it fantastic. Read More...


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