'The X Factor' top 4 results: Shock and awe
Emblem3 falls surprisingly short of making the final 3
In case you missed Wednesday night's performances, "The X Factor" is nearing the end of its second season. The top 4 acts -- Emblem3, Fifth Harmony, Carly Rose Sonenclar and Tate Stevens -- sang two songs each: one chosen by the acts themselves and the other chosen by their mentor. Whether this means double the entertainment or double the torture is entirely up to you, America.
Stick around for (I know I mention it every week) another upset as the top 4 become the top 3. And get those pompadours primped because crooner Bruno Mars is in the studio, performing live!
The judges' choice is no more! Thursday night's results are based on America's votes alone! But before we get to the serious business ...
The top 4 -- "Coming Home" by Diddy and Dirty Money
I'm not usually a fan of bringing all the competitors together to sing a song just for the sake of the show, but this is arranged very nicely. Poor Tate just looks really out of place onstage with so many youngsters.
Montage time? Yes!
Remember that each act performed twice Wednesday night.
Tate Stevens persuaded L.A. to wear a cowboy hat. Carly Rose is still working hard for each performance. Emblem3 finally wins Demi's approval. Fifth Harmony broke their harmony down to the beat.
Tate is most likely not going back to his old job. Carly Rose did way too much to John Lennon's "Imagine." Emblem3 gets the crowd involved with "Hey Jude." And Fifth Harmony leaves the judges nervous about their finals placement.
The first of three finalists is …
While the girls are just as excited and surprised as their mentor Simon (and anyone else watching), Britney and her charge, Carly Rose, are visibly displeased. The look on Britney's face is ... just odd. Congratulations, though, to the girls of Fifth Harmony! Two more spots in the finals remain.
This just in:
Is L.A. Reid pulling America's leg or is he really sitting next season out?
Bridgit Mendler -- "Ready or Not"
Yet another Disney star-turned-radio breakout sensation graces the "X Factor" stage as Bridgit performs her hit single. I would like to know what Demi thinks of her efforts and if she has any advice.
Taking the second spot in the finals is ...
Bruno Mars -- "Locked Out of Heaven"
Here's someone that the "X Factor" contestants can learn from. Bruno's stage presence, voice and style are worth taking notes from. Plus, he looks like he enjoys it.
And the last spot in the finals goes to …
Carly Rose Sonenclar
I told you it would be a shocker! Emblem3 was a shoo-in to win this competition, but the votes just were not there. Instead, Fifth Harmony, Carly Rose Sonenclar and Tate Stevens will duke it out in next week's finale for that $5 million recording contract.
Make sure you tune in Wednesday night for another all-new episode of "The X Factor"!
"The X Factor" airs Wednesdays and Thursdays at 8 p.m. ET/PT on FOX.
Glad to see Carly, the obvious winner from day one still in it.
Emblem 3 actually had two great final performances, their stage presence and confidence was excellent.
Carly chose weak song choices, just didn't do anything for her.
Hope LA Reid stays on the show, Britney and Demi have been so disappointing.
Tired of Britney's weird expressions and empty critiques.
Demi just makes senseless remarks.
LA has experience and knowledge in music.
Khloe and Mario are doing okay.
The show just does not compare with Idol or the Voice.
"I WILL BUY (entername)'S CD WHEN IT COMES OUT." YAWN!! that is so cliche and heard so many times before.
carly should win. her rendition of the great JOHN LENNON's IMAGINE was good but its a somber song not a power song so when the LOUD came out it threw me.
I hope Khloe gets voted off soon!!!! Do you hear me Simon???? TV audiences around the globe are voting to send Khloe home!