GG went to see Playback, one of the groups from the TV show X Factor USA. Of course he did.
Via BayArea.com Tiffany (@TVProducerLady) and GG (@roheblius) are back to discuss the season finale of the X Factor USA. It was a two night affair that was long on hours and not so long on surprises and good television. We discuss why Tate Stevens won and why we predicted him to win even if he wasn’t our favorite. We also talk about the season as whole. Why were we disappointed in this season compared to last? What were some of [...]
Even if you weren’t an Emblem3 fan, you had to be surprised to see them go instead of Fifth Harmony. Simon’s pandering to the audience for votes for Fifth Harmony more than likely hurt Emblem3′s chances. He pandered for the wrong team. It left us with a rather bland final three. Tate Stevens was an early favorite who got boring mid-season and finished strong. Carly Rose has been consistently good all season long. And Fifth Harmony has been terribly inconsistent [...]
Finally, oh finally, CeCe Frey was given the boot by America. Sadly, so was Diamond White and not Tate Stevens, who I’d been finding to be a bit boring until Wednesday night. But we’re down the the final four. Right now, Tate Stevens, Emblem3, Carly Rose Sonenclar, and Fifth Harmony are left. Simon’s the only one with two acts left. And poor Demi’s eye brows has no one left. Mario and Khloe let us know that there would be no [...]
I have a new name for CeCe Frey. Okay, I have two names. She’s either Lady Sanjaya or she’s The Girl Who Lived. Because if this were anything other than a popularity contest, she would’ve been gone a long time ago. Poor Paige Thomas and Vino Alan. Vino goes from being in the top three to all the way to out of the competition. I can see why the mentors took Diamond White. They think they can sell her to [...]
As far as I can tell, this isn’t a double elimination week. At least Mario didn’t tell us it was. Now that we’re down to eight, we need to do away with the two hour show. It allowed for longer video packages and story telling, which is probably more important than the actual performances when it comes to making the acts stars if they are done well. But, if the video packages aren’t interesting, it can hurt the show a [...]
Via XFactorUSA.com First off, Happy Thanksgiving to everyone. But, Tate Stevens y’all? Is he really that good? I have a theory about Tate Stevens and you can let me know what you think about it in the comments. Tate may be the least offensive contestant in the history of all music shows. How can you dislike him? He’s a good dad and a good husband and a good son and the guy is hard to dislike. Does it make him [...]
I think we need to hold a moment of silence for my guy, Jason Brock who was unjustly eliminated last week. In three, two, one … I’m not exactly sure why anyone would vote for CeCe Fray after her horrendous performance of Eye Of The Tiger. Jason Brock wasn’t great himself, but from a talent standpoint, you can at least tell that he was head and shoulders above CeCe. But America didn’t think so and they sent him home. What [...]
As I mentioned in last week’s post , I’m going to start blogging this show a little differently. Rather than write it like I’m watching it live, I’m going to do more of a summary of the evening. If you missed it earlier in the week, we did a podcast on Tuesday recapping the entire season so far. Check out the Reality Check Podcast . Before I start, I know the whole “lip sync” someone else’s song and be silly while doing it is kind of [...]
GG and Tiffany are back to discuss the first two live shows of the 2nd season of X Factor USA.
On Wednesday, I posted my top 16 rankings of the X Factor USA contestants . It wasn’t a very popular list and in fact, my Popblerd Reality Check podcast co-host, Tiffany (aka @TVProducerLady ) tweeted this at me today in response to my request to do a podcast this weekend: I don’t think she agrees with my assessment of the X Factor USA talent. I’ve been blogging American Idol and now X Factor for almost ten years. And I’m going to shake up the way that I blog these shows [...]
The X Factor is back for season two after a fairly entertaining season one. After putting all his American Idol eggs into his X Factor basket, Simon Cowell brought over his very successful UK show to an American audience, but it wasn’t a hit in the way I’m sure he expected it to be. Ratings weren’t high and Nicole Scherzinger and Paula Abdul didn’t really work as mentors. And if you don’t remember the guy who hosted, you’re not alone. [...]