X FACTOR RECAP: The Last of the Auditions!
Today is the second night of Providence auditions on The X Factor. Whether you missed the show or just want to re-live an audition, read on for a full recap of tonight's show!
The X Factor decided to forgo the usual clips of Britney putting on lip gloss and instead decided to open with footage of yesterday's poor fainted contestant on the floor. That's right, we kick things off with 13-year-old YouTuber Trevor Moran, who was the "To Be Continued..." passed out on the floor. Today he goes on and sings "I'm Sexy and I Know It." This kid is completely ridiculous and I kind of love it. It's more shouting than singing, but he owns it on the right side of the fine line between confident and obnoxious and goes through with four yeses.
Owen Stuart, 16, is says that if he wins, the first thing he's going to do is to marry his girlfriend "Victoria, Tori for short." That's all well and good, but I mean, haven't you seen any of the shows MTV airs these days, Owen? There's a reason not many 16-year-olds win five million dollars and immediately use the money to get married. He chooses "Airplanes" by B.o.B and while I didn't think it was anything special, three of the judges like it - Britney adds that it didn't wow her and when Owen tells her that he won't let her down, she pulls a face that clearly says "You can't let someone down who has no expectations."
Freddie Combs, 40, once weighed 920 pounds in the past and has lost 400, but is still wheelchair-bound; he hopes to finally have his music heard after being bedridden for so long. He sings Bette Midler's "Wind Beneath My Wings" and it's not the most technically proficient, but it's really heartfelt, and Simon and LA add that they'll support his weight loss and his career by kicking him off with four yeses.
There's a montage of bad performances along with Simon's comments (most notably: "Years ago, I sat on two cats andthat's what it sounded like,") and then Lauren Jauregui takes the stage to Alicia Keys' "If I Ain't Got You." It's quite good, especially for a 16-year-old, but I'm a little distracted by how shaky-crying her dad is backstage - someone get that man a tissue. He has reason to be proud, though, as Lauren will unanimously continue on.
Jordyn Foley, 12, is the closest thing you can humanly be to a literal ball of pink glitter (which, coincidentally, is also what she says she'd name her first album) and she chooses "Tomorrow" from Annie. It's...I mean, I actually really enjoyed it even though it wasn't really on key - I'm not even entirely sure why, but it made me smile. She even stuck an inspirational speech in the middle ("I'd like to remind you all that tomorrow is always close at hand!!!") but it's still kind of a shock when she goes through; Simon's the no.
And on that note, we end the audition section of The X Factor and next week'll kick off Boot Camp - described by FOX as "a performance pressure cooker," which I'm sure isn't as horrible as it sounds. Which of your favorites will move on? Tune in next week to find out!
More On: Bette Midler, Alicia Keys.