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The X Factor’s Diamond White “It’s a Man’s, Man’s, Man’s World”: Which Performance Was Better?

Diamond White blew the judges away the first time she stepped on the X Factor stage to audition in September. In a sea of mediocre Adele covers and songs that failed to show off the hopefuls’ voices, Diamond’s rendition of "It’s a Man’s (Man’s Man’s) World" brought the whole room to life and sent her through to Boot Camp. On the December 5 show, Diamond once again sang the James Brown original, this time in a more stripped-down, but still... //feeds.wetpaint.com/~r/wetpaint/latest/excerpt/~3/WsnPUQgnbW8/the-x-factors-diamond-white-its-a-mans-mans-mans-world-which-performance-was-better

The X Factor’s CeCe Frey: You Have to Fight for Who You Are — Exclusive

X Factor Season 2 finalist CeCe Frey has undergone an incredible transformation in front of live audiences — and a panel of judges who don’t always understand her style. The 21-year-old postal worker from Decatur, IL, walked into her audition with leopard-print face paint and walked into the Top 6 with bleach-blonde hair and new famous friends. On December 5, 2012, CeCe opened with a toned-down cover of "I’m on the Edge" by Lady Gaga, following up with a... //feeds.wetpaint.com/~r/wetpaint/latest/excerpt/~3/_AyRP9tAgQU/the-x-factors-cece-frey-you-have-to-fight-for-who-you-are-exclusive

The X Factor’s Carly Rose Sonenclar: Is a Dance Number Next? Exclusive

Carly Rose Sonenclar stuns X Factor fans week after week with her nearly-flawless renditions of popular songs, and the December 5 show was no different. Carly Rose’s unplugged cover of Justin Bieber’s "As Long As You Love Me" and her fan-chosen "If I Were a Boy" by Beyonce earned her praise from all the judges — and huge roars from the crowd. Wetpaint Entertainment caught up with the 13-year-old frontrunner after the show to talk about impressing the... //feeds.wetpaint.com/~r/wetpaint/latest/excerpt/~3/yUwpIwEjM7I/the-x-factors-carly-rose-sonenclar-is-a-dance-number-next-exclusive

How to Vote for X Factor Top 6 on December 5, 2012

This week, X Factor fans selected what the Top 6 would be singing — and they made some bold choices! Which was your favorite? Vote with your phone by dialing the numbers below:   1) Phone. Each act will have a toll-free number shown after they perform. You can call and vote AS MUCH AS YOU WANT for whomever you want. CeCe Frey: 855-843-9301 Emblem3: 855-843-9302 Carly Rose Sonenclar: 855-843-9303 Fifth Harmony: 855-843-9304 Diamond White: 855-843-9305... //feeds.wetpaint.com/~r/wetpaint/latest/excerpt/~3/S-Zz2iET_Fc/how-to-vote-for-x-factor-top-6-on-december-5-2012

'The X Factor': CeCe Frey, Emblem3 respond to criticism from Simon Cowell, Demi Lovato

Demi Lovato and Simon Cowell continued their "X Factor" feud this week, delivering brutal critiques to their rival's acts: CeCe Frey and Emblem3.Lovato kicked it off by slamming Emblem3's "unplugged" performance of Bruno Mars' "Just the Way You Are" as "a downgraded version of the Jonas Brothers five years ago." Oh, snap!"That was incredibly dumb what you just said actually," Cowell responded. But backstage after the show, the guys of Emblem3 had a different take on Lovato's harsh words."You know what it is," Drew Chadwick explains. "She's got one of those old school schoolgirl crushes, where the only way she knows how to flirt is by being mean.""Like Helga from 'Hey Arnold!,'" Keaton Stromberg chimes in. "She has a shrine in her closet.""You should see Demi's closet!" jokes Chadwick.The guys admit the judges' bickering can be a distraction, but they're also able to tune it out."When that happens it's more like they're going at it,... //blog.zap2it.com/frominsidethebox/2012/12/the-x-factor-cece-frey-emblem3-respond-to-criticism-from-simon-cowell-demi-lovato.html

The X Factor: Who Did Simon Threaten to Put in the “Naughty Chair”?

Viewers got a double dose on The X Factor Wednesday night, with each of the remaining six acts performing two songs — the first an unplugged number, and the second a song chosen by viewers — as they attempt to move into next week's semifinals. For the audience-chosen performances (a.k.a. the "Pepsi Challenge" — yay sponsorship!), viewers weighed in not only on the song choice, but also on everything from the act's wardrobe to the stage lighting. Suffice it to say, we hope the show goes back to having the judges make these decisions next week. So, which two contestants should be sent home on Thursday's show? Here's a breakdown of their performances: //www.tvguide.com/News/XFactor-Top6-Simon-Naughty-Chair-1057240.aspx?rss=breakingnews

'X Factor': Carly Rose Sonenclar sings Justin Bieber, Beyonce

Carly Rose Sonenclar continued to dominate her competition on "The X Factor," slaying a stripped-down version of Justin Bieber's "As Long As You Love Me" and fan-selected Beyonce's "If I Were a Boy."Sonenclar has topped "X Factor" rankings for two consecutive weeks (after Tate Stevens dominated the early weeks). Can she make it three in a row? We'll find out tomorrow on the results show, but watch her performance of "As Long As You Love Me" from tonight's show and tell us what you think.Is Carly Rose your "X Factor" favorite?... //blog.zap2it.com/frominsidethebox/2012/12/x-factor-carly-rose-sonenclar-sings-justin-bieber-beyonce.html

Watch All the Performances From X Factor Live Shows Week 5, December 5, 2012 (VIDEOS)

We couldn't get enough of the Top 6 on The X Factor, so it was like an early Christmas when we found out each act would be singing twice. Relive all the magic of the Pepsi Challenge fan-chosen songs and the stripped-down, unplugged renditions of your favorite pop songs.    Want more X Factor goodness? Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter! //feeds.wetpaint.com/~r/wetpaint/latest/excerpt/~3/LAQC91ahdaQ/watch-all-the-performances-from-x-factor-live-shows-week-5-december-5-2012-videos

What Are the X Factor Top 6 Singing on December 5, 2012?

We are always wondering why contestants on The X Factor sing one song when we would rather hear another, and it seems the powers that be heard our thoughts. The FOX show teamed up with mega-sponsor Pepsi (yeah, we see you guzzling that, Britney) to present a challenge to fans in picking out this week’s songs for the Top 6. So, what are they singing this week? Here’s the complete list: Carly Rose Sonenclar — Beyonce’s "If I Were a Boy" Diamond White —... //feeds.wetpaint.com/~r/wetpaint/latest/excerpt/~3/Byi503ay6HE/what-are-the-x-factor-top-6-singing-on-december-5-2012