X Factor: ASTRO Performance Video 11/16/2011

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Have you been watching X Factor? If you haven’t, then you are missing Astro. This kid is incredabily talented, he has what some other rappers on the radio still need to achieve. He’s so confident that he says “next time I see my mom I am going to have five million dollars”.

Tonight he sang a version of Puff Daddy‘s ‘Every Breath I Take‘.

Nicole said: That was a smart song, the question is are you ready at this age for a five million dollar contract and I believe you are. Paula said: Can you just suck for once? I don’t think you can, you are ready to sell millions of albums. Simon said: You took on Puff Daddy, you are more maturity than some of the contestants, you have a shot at winning this. L.A. said: You have everything it takes to be a major international star and to win this competition.

Astro sends some well wishes to his little sister, it’s her birthday today. Astro’s words are so true, he used them as a metaphor, he got his point across really well. When he said that he is bringing hip hop back, he is so right because a lot of rappers we hear on the radio are so embarrassing, it is insulting what hip hop has become because of these people. Astro could be the guy to change hip hop for the best and inspire another generation of rappers who actually write songs that people can relate to.

X Factor – Season 1 ‘Top 10 Perform’ 11/16/2011 LIVE Recap & Performance Videos

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The top 10 contestants along with their mentors will battle it out for America’s votes, the XFactor title and a $5 million dollar recording contract in a 2 hour show beginning tonight at 8/7c on FOX. Fans will have a chance to vote via Twitter, Facebook, Verizon Touch, toll-free calling, text message for Verizon customers and online at TheXFactorUSA.com.

It was Lady Gaga and Madonna theme this week, but Simon Cowell changed his mind because of Astro. Personally I wouldn’t have minded axing the Madonna theme, but Lady Gaga would have been interesting and great!

So, tonight has been replaced with ‘Rock’ theme. Too bad Stereo Hogzz got the boot last week, I would have liked to have seen them do a rock performance. Did you see the show last week? If you missed, you can view the full recap and all the awesome performance videos HERE.

The final contestants are: Girls: Melanie Amaro, Rachel Crow and Drew, Boys: Astro, Marcus Canty and Chris Rene, Over 30′s: LeRoy Bell, Stacy Francis and Josh Krajcik and Groups: Lakota Rayne.

It’s all about what America wants. Tonight the contestants are singing for your votes and they are crucial to the winner who will also star in their own Pepsi commercial. Will the judges continue to sugar coat everything and what about that lip syncing?

The contestants are listed below in order of appearance:

1. Leroy Bell singing a version of Bob Seger‘s ‘We’ve Got Tonight’

L.A. said: We are no longer simply trying to get to the next round, we are looking for a star and you look great and sound great but you are not working it like a rock star, I need more.  Paula said: There is no mistaking that you have a beautiful voice but there needs to be more of a connection, start engfaging with the audince. Simon said: Nice song, good voice, zero for originality. Five million dollars, a Pepsi commercial, we have heard the same kind of songs week after week like you are in a cage. I want you to have a shot at winning and right now you can’t win. Nicole said: I believe in you and tonight is the best you have ever sung in this competition. You are the oldest person in this competition and you are great. L.A. Reid intervenes and says that Mick Jagger is older, you go L.A. Reid!

2. Rachel Crow singing a version of the Rolling Stones‘I Can’t Get No Satisfaction’

L.A. said: Last week you made your official return to the competition and the question is can you sell tickets and records, the answer is yes. Nicole said: That was the perfect song choice, it is my favorite performance of yours, it was effortless and fun. Paula said: You are one of my favorites, I love how you are connecting with the audience, when I see you up there I only see you. Simon said: Rachel you said to me this week that you wanted to win this competition and I can see you winning, there is nothing wrong with you wanting to win. I like winners. Most importantly now, people are going to respect you as a singer.

3. Chris Rene singing a version of Bob Marley‘s ‘No Woman No Cry’

Nicole said: I love that song, that was very original, but it’s not my favorite performance by you, I was confused. Paul said: I get why you choose this song, what I love about you, I buy into you – you are original. Simon said: I loved the performance, but it was too Regee for me. LA. said: I was worried that you would not stay on key, I completely defend what you did, Bob Marley was a rock star, he was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

4. Stacy Francis singing a version of Meatloaf‘s ‘It’s All Coming Back To Me Now’

L.A. said: You really sang that song really well. Paula said: It is my least favorite song you have ever sang, your pitch was under and I didn’t feel it. Simon said: Your hair looked good this week but the song was a bad choice this week, it was soft, you are going backwards now, it is not a cabaret competition, not working. Nicole said: You are glam rock diva, I don’t if it was the best song, but you continue to rise. You were real in this performance.

5. Melanie Amaro singing a version of REM‘s ‘Everybody Hurts

L.A. said: I’m confused, was that rock? Nicole said: You sounded beautiful but I am confused why I didn’t cry with this performance, it wasn’t raw. Paul said: You took us to church, your voice is gorgeous, you need to let loose. Simon said: That reminded me of Alicia Keys, I am very proud of you and the audience is going to support you.

6.  Josh Krajcik singing a version of Foo Fighters

L.A. said: You have the authenticity, you have stage presence and you are the only person that really rocked it out tonight. Paula said: This is your best performance and best of all tonight. Simon said: That was bloody fantastic. Nicole said: Oh babe, you took me right back, you are the ultimate rock star.

7. Astro singing a version of Puff Daddy‘s ‘Every Breath I Take‘.

Nicole said: That was a smart song, the question is are you ready at this age for a five million dollar contract and I believe you are. Paula said: Can you just suck for once? I don’t think you can, you are ready to sell millions of albums. Simon said: You took on Puff Daddy, you are more maturity than some of the contestants, you have a shot at winning this. L.A. said: You have everything it takes to be a major international star and to win this competition.

8. Lakota Rayne singing a version of Fleetwood Mac‘s ‘You Can Go Your Own Way’

L.A. said: This is the first time I see you have fun, does it measure up to your competitors, was it amazing, was it great, I’m not sure. Nicole said: You rock with the country, you did your thing but I want to see you let go even more. Simon said: Tonight was a complete mess overall, I really hope America sticks with you but those stupid dances made it gimicky. Paul said: These girls have earned their place, they did a good job.

9. Drew singing a version of U2‘s ‘With Or Without You’

L.A. said: You have a very original voice, I love you but I am pushing you for now cause you can do the distance. Nicole said: I love that song but I was waiting for the tempo to pick up, waiting for more energy, you could have done better, I am frustrated. Paula said: You are in a good place, you have a big fan base. Simon said: Take no notice to the three witches, it is about being unique and doing something that has not been done before.

10. Marcus Canty singing ‘Come On Come On’

Nicole said: You took on the queen of rock and you lit that stage on fire, it was crazy, it was raw, it was you. Paula said: You are the entertainer of this competition, I am exhausted from watching you. Simon said: You said you were gong to be a good boy, you were looking up ten girls skirts, I don’t think the song suited you, it was like you were pretending to be someone you are not. L.A. said: You rocked.

Come back tomorrow night for our LIVE recap of the results show. Who do you think is going home? My guess is either Melanie Amaro or Lakota Rayne. Stay tuned to find out!

Dancing With The Stars: Ricki Lake Semi-Finals Performance Videos, Scores & Comments

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Ricki Lake is now in the semi-finals with her parter, Derek Hough. Tonight they dance three dances, the Samba, Argentine Tango and Cha Cha Cha Relay. Below are the judges comments, scores and their performance videos. Did you see last weeks show? If not you can read the recap and check out all the performance videos HERE.

Ricki Lake and her partner, Derek Hough dancing the Samba

Len said: Straight into the dance, fabulous, you have just taken a big step into the finals. Bruno said: You are sunshine, I am dazzled.Carrie Ann said: I noticed you really working your shoulders and it made all the difference.

Scores: Carrie Ann 10, Len 10, Bruno 10, TOTAL 30/30

Ricki Lake and her partner, Derek Hough dancing the Argentine Tango

Scores: Len said: Lovely contrast of movement, lovely dance, I don’t think you know how good that was because it was really really good. Bruno said: Spot on, dancing fabulous. Carrie Ann said: What I see in you is the core strength improving. You always had the fashion but now you have the pop!

Scores: Carrie Ann 9, Bruno 10, Len 10, TOTAL  29/30



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Dancing With The Stars: Rob Kardashian Semi-Finals Performance Videos, Scores & Comments

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Rob Kardashian is now in the semi-finals with his parter, Cheryl Burke. Tonight they dance three dances, the Samba, Argentine Tango and Cha Cha Cha Relay. Below are the judges comments, scores and their performance videos. Did you see last weeks show? If not you can read the recap and check out all the performance videos HERE.

Rob Kardashian and his partner, Cheryl Burke dancing the Samba.

Carrie Ann said: Who are you, what was that, holy cow it was bootylicious, it was amazing ,it was fluid and fantastic. Len said: Once you had your foot on the floor, oh yes.  Bruno said: Beyond the rainbow exceeding all our expectations

Scores: Carrie Ann 10, Len 9, Bruno 9, TOTAL 28/30

Rob Kardashian and his partner, Cheryl Burke dancing the Argentine Tango

Carrie Ann said: There is not way to fake good dancing and that is what I see in the finals. That was good strong good dancing, passion and power! Len said: It is not where it starts it is where it finishes and you finished strong. Bruno said: You started out as a goofy outsider but now you are looking great.

Scores: Carrie Ann – 9 Bruno – 9 Len – 9 TOTAL – 27

 

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Dancing With The Stars: J.R. Martinez Semi-Finals Performance Videos, Scores & Comments

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J.R. Martinez is now in the semi-finals with his parter, Karina Smirnoff. Tonight they dance three dances, the Paso Doble, Argentine Tango and Cha Cha Cha Relay. Below are the judges comments, scores and their performance videos. Did you see last weeks show? If not you can read the recap and check out all the performance videos HERE.

J.R. Martinez and his partner, Karina Smirnoff dancing the Paso Doble.

Bruno said: I could feel the excitement and thrill in the chase but your posture was off, a couple of issues but the performance was very good. Carrie Ann said:  I give you credit for doing the routine with your ankle injury, but it affected your posture a lot. Len said: It is what it is, this dance did not suit you at all, your posture was more zero than Zorro.

Scores: Carrie Ann 8, Len 7, Bruno 8, TOTAL 23/30

J.R. Martinez and his partner, Karina Smirnoff dancing the Argentine Tango 

Bruno said: You were strong, fearless, for a man to try those list was incredible. Great job! Carrie Ann said: When you were dancing there was like there was a true fire between you both. The lifts were difficult and you commended it. Len said: It had mood, that is the way to go come back strong well done!

Scores: Carrie Ann 9, Bruno 9, Len 9, TOTAL 27/30

 

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Dancing With The Stars: Hope Solo Semi-Finals Performance Videos, Scores & Comments

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Hope Solo is now in the semi-finals with her parter, Maksim Chmerkovskiy. Tonight they dance three dances, the Paso Doble, Argentine Tango and Cha Cha Cha Relay. Below are the judges comments, scores and their performance videos. Did you see last weeks show? If not you can read the recap and check out all the performance videos HERE.

Hope Solo and her partner, Maksim Chmerkovskiy dancing the Paso Doble.

Len said: I think it is amazing to do three dances, it is incredible. You had attitude and aggression but it lost control and finesse. Bruno said: Because you went to far for it, you lacked artistry. Carrie Ann: You nailed the character of the dance, I thought the hold was a little out of sync, you lost some grace and fluidity.

Scores: Carrie Ann 7, Len 7, Bruno 7, TOTAL 21/30

Hope Solo and her partner, Maksim Chmerkovskiy dancing the Argentine Tango

Len said: Far better than the Paso Doble, it was clean. Well Done! Bruno said: Much better, you were sexy, you did not look like you were going to kill him, much better. Carrie Ann said: There was definitely fluidity and you were working together. I feel like some of the grace into the lifts was not there. But I give you points for ambition.

Scores: Carrie Ann 8, Bruno 8, Len 8, TOTAL 24/30

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Dancing With The Stars 11/14/2011 Scores, Recap, Performance Videos LIVE

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The semi-finals have arrived and the competition is nothing short of intense as the four remaining couples charm audiences with three dances.  This week’s “Dancing With The Stars” brings us a delightful surprise, a dance number from our awesome stars and and some special stars from  ”The Muppets”. Did you see last week’s show when Nancy Grace got voted out? If not, you can view the recap HERE which includes all the performance videos.

The couples in the semi-finalists will all perform three dances. Their first performance is an Argentine Tango, their second dance is either a Paso Doble or Samba (one of which is a style dance they have not yet performed) and their third dance will be the Cha Cha relay, in which all couples will dance to the same song. Here are our semi-finalists:

ROBERT KARDASHIAN, reality star, and partner CHERYL BURKE.
RICKI LAKE, talk show host and actress, and partner DEREK HOUGH.
J.R. MARTINEZ, veteran and actor, and partner KARINA SMIRNOFF.
HOPE SOLO, World Cup star, and partner MAKSIM CHMERKOVSKIY

Their Cha Cha will not be scored, but it will be ranked by the judges: The couple who takes first place in the ranking will receive 10 points, the second-place couple will get 8 points, the third-place couple will get 6 points and the fourth-place couple will take 4 points.

Tonight’s show will include a fierce Pro Argentine Tango performance choreographed by world renowned Argentine Tango master dancers and choreographers Sandor and Parissa.

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Hope Solo and her partner, Maksim Chmerkovskiy dancing the Paso Doble.

Len said: I think it is amazing to do three dances, it is incredible. You had attitude and aggression but it lost control and finesse. Bruno said: Because you went to far for it, you lacked artistry. Carrie Ann: You nailed the character of the dance, I thought the hold was a little out of sync, you lost some grace and fluidity.

Scores: Carrie Ann 7, Len 7, Bruno 7, TOTAL 21/30

Hope Solo and Maksim Chmerkovskiy dancing the Argentine Tango. ROUND 2

Len said: Far better than the Paso Doble, it was clean.  Well Done!  Bruno said:  Much better, you were sexy, you did not look like you were going to kill him, much better.  Carrie Ann said:  There was definitely fluidity and you were working together.  I feel like some of the grace into the lifts was not there.  But I give you points for ambition.

Scores: Carrie Ann 8, Bruno 8, Len  8, TOTAL  24/30

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J.R. Martinez and his partner, Karina Smirnoff dancing the Paso Doble.

Bruno said: I could feel the excitement and thrill in the chase but your posture was off, a couple of issues but the performance was very good. Carrie Ann said:  I give you credit for doing the routine with your ankle injury, but it affected your posture a lot. Len said: It is what it is, this dance did not suit you at all, your posture was more zero than Zorro.

Scores: Carrie Ann 8, Len 7, Bruno 8, TOTAL 23/30

JR Martinez and Karina Smirnoff dancing the Argentine Tango ROUND 2

Bruno said:  You were strong, fearless, for a man to try those list was incredible.  Great job!  Carrie Ann said:  When you were dancing there was like there was a true fire between you both.  The lifts were difficult and you commended it.  Len said:  It had mood, that is the way to go come back strong well done!

Scores: Carrie Ann 9, Bruno 9, Len 9, TOTAL 27/30

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Rob Kardashian and his partner, Cheryl Burke dancing the Samba.

Carrie Ann said: Who are you, what was that, holy cow it was bootylicious, it was amazing ,it was fluid and fantastic. Len said: Once you had your foot on the floor, oh yes.  Bruno said: Beyond the rainbow exceeding all our expectations

Scores: Carrie Ann 10, Len 9, Bruno 9, TOTAL 28/30

Rob Kardashian and Cheryl Burke dancing the Argentine Tango.  ROUND 2

Carrie Ann said: There is not way to fake good dancing and that is what I see in the finals.  That was good strong good dancing, passion and power! Len said:  It is not where it starts it is where it finishes and you finished strong.  Bruno said:  You started out as a goofy outsider but now you are looking great.

Scores: Carrie Ann 9, Bruno 9, Len 9, TOTAL 27/30

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Ricki Lake and her partner, Derek Hough dancing the Samba.

Len said: Straight into the dance, fabulous, you have just taken a big step into the finals. Bruno said: You are sunshine, I am dazzled. Carrie Ann said: I noticed you really working your shoulders and it made all the difference.

Scores: Carrie Ann 10, Len 10, Bruno 10, TOTAL 30/30

Ricki Lake and Derek Hough dancing the Argentine Tango. ROUND 2

Len said: Lovely contrast of movement, lovely dance, I don’t think you know how good that was because it was really really good.  Bruno said:  Spot on, dancing fabulous.  Carrie Ann said:  What I see in you is the core strength improving.  You always had the fashion but now you have the pop!

Scores: Carrie Ann 9, Bruno  10, Len 10,  TOTAL 29/30

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ROUND 3 – CHA CHA RELAY – JUDGES GENERAL COMMENTS!

Len said:  I think the whole night has been like going out for a beautiful.  The  Ch Cha was the desert.  Bruno said – tonght everyone delivered, a fantastic show.  Three dances one after the other is a very, ver hard task.  It is going to be hard for us to score.  Carrie Ann said: it is really fantastic we get to watchyou all one after the other and the dance was not quite as expected!

4th place in the Cha Cha Relay – Hope & Maks For a night total of 49

3rd place in the Cha Cha Relay -  JR & Karina For a night total of 56

2nd place in the Cha Cha Relay -  Ricki & Derek For a night total of  67

1st place in the Cha Cha Relay –   Rob & Cheryl For a night total of 65

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