X Factor Faves: Week 1

Posted: September 16, 2012 in Uncategorized

This week’s premiere of the X Factor had some great auditions and some really great raw talent, which was surprising considering all the horrible auditions we had to endure. There were also some auditions that the judges loved that I particularly didn’t care for. So these are my top four favorites! Click on the names to watch the performances.

1. Jennel Garcia

Jennel takes the top spot because she was a completely and utteryly surprise. She was sweet and adorable; she was so happy go lucky I almost dismissed her before she hit the stage. She proved me and probably a few others wrong. She ripped into a great rendition of Grace Potter & the Nocturnals’ “Paris (ooh la la)”. This was actually the first time heard the song but she totally owned it and made me lover her! I hope she makes the finals!

2. Carly Rose Sonenclar

Carly would have definitely been my number one choice if Jennel had not come along. This 13 year old has the voice of 20 year veteran and her audition was as close to perfection as you can get.

3. Jillian Jensen

Easily one of the most memorable of this week’s performances. I think we can all relate to Jillian’s pain and I loved the realness and intensity of her performance. Although she was shaky and emotional, you could really hear the power of her voice.

4. Jason Brock

Jason was a hot mess but in the most amazing way. I had no idea what to expect from him but he really shocked me and apparently Simon as well. His voice is so beautifull and I would love to see him go all the way to the end.

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And the winner is…

The Voice! The Voice took in a few million more viewers on Wednesday night when the two shows went head to head. Both shows were down in rating from their last season premieres. So what does this mean?

The Voice’s blind auditions are still unique in comparison to the other singing competitions out there. The X Factor really is no different from American Idol except that the auditions are in an arena and are performed with music as opposed to being A cappella in a small room. With that said, I’m surprised that The Voice out performed X Factor considering the star power it was touting. I mean there is no one bigger than Britney Spears and Demi Lovato has the hottest one of the hottest songs in the country right now. With that said The Voice has some major star power too! If you want to read some more about the rating wars, click on the links below.

http://idolator.com/6903852/the-x-factor-the-voice-ratings

http://www.mtv.com/news/articles/1693671/the-voice-ratings-christina-aguilera.jhtml

Finally, after much talk and hype the second season of the X Factor has premiered here in The United States and I have to say I am excited with what I have seen. I didn’t watch last season because there was really no need to with American Idol and The Voice feeding my singing competition addiction. In all honesty that addiction was being replaced with The Real Housewives for quite sometime but American Idol had some great vocalists, Jessica Sanchez and Joshua Ledet, last season that drew me back in but in the end had me throwing a fit because neither took home the top prize. The Voice was bearable last season because of Christina Aguilera’s apparent grudge against  her ex-Mouseketeer cast mate, Tony Lucca, took center stage and made the show incredibly awkward but fun to watch.

So we have X Factor and The Voice going head to head this fall and I’m excited just for the imagined rivalry between Britney and Christina to be ignited once again. It would be great to just see these two hug it out so said rivalry could just go away but where would the fun be in that? With that said, I decided to blog about this season of both shows just because it’s so much fun to see the networks battle it out over the top spot. Which shows will you be watching?