‘X Factor’ Season 2, Episode 13 Recap: Four Contestants Cut, Top 12 Revealed

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On The X Factor season 2, episode 13, judges Simon Cowell, L.A. Reid, Britney Spears and Demi Lovato each have to cut their team from four performers down to three, meaning that on this second live show, the Top 12 contestants are revealed.

X Factor hosts Mario Lopez and Khloe Kardashian take their places on the stage in Hollywood, California. Mario looks great in his charcoal suit, Khloe is fetching in a blue leather dress. They tell us that each judge will choose two acts from their team to go straight through to the Top 12 and move one step closer to the 5 million dollar prize, and then the remaining two will have to sing for their survival.

Willie Jones
In Demi Lovato’s Young Adults category, she chooses Jennel Garcia and Paige Thomas to move on to the Top 12, so CeCe Frey and Willie Jones have to sing for a chance to stay on the show. CeCe Frey sings Irene Cara’s “Out Here on My Own”.  L.A. tells CeCe she just saved herself, Britney says the performance was powerful, Simon asks, “Why you didn’t you do this last night?” Willie sings Ray Charles' "You Don't Know Me".  L.A. says Willie is really unique, Britney feels like he stands out but she’s not sure where he fits in. Simon says, “If we could capture what you brought to the fist audition you could have a real future.” Demi decides to send Willie home.

David Correy
For L.A. Reid’s Over 25s, Vino Alan and Tate Stevens are selected to move along to the Top 12, and it is Jason Brock and David Correy who have to sing to secure their spot in the competition. David sings Kelly Clarkson's "Since U Been Gone". Britney says he blew them away, Demi thought it was forced, Simon agreed with Demi but added he could see how much it meant to David. Jason Brock sings Whitney Houston's "One Moment in Time". Britney says he turned her into a fan, Demi thinks there’s something really genuine about him, Simon says picking between Jason and David is like trying to choose between two losing horses, but also says Jason was a million times better than the previous show (and at the beginning of this second live show, L.A. Reid admitted he didn’t pick a good song for Jason in the first live show). L.A. tells Simon the horse comment was mean, and then he lets David Correy go.

Diamond White
From Britney Spears’ Teens, it is Beatrice Miller and Carly Rose Sonenclar who immediately secure a spot in the Top 12, so Arin Ray and Diamond White have to sing to stay in the group. Arin sings Whitney Houston's "I Look to You". L.A. says he doesn’t understand why Arin would have to sing to stay, because he has what it takes. Demi tells him the second he started singing it drew her in, and Simon states, “That was a great performance”. Diamond White sings Elton John’s “Sorry Seems to be the Hardest Word”. L.A. says she gave him chills and that she has a future in the business, Demi commented that she could see the fire in Diamonds eyes, Simon didn’t think it was right that either contestant would have to go home. Britney decides to cut Diamond White.

Sister C
On Simons Cowell’s Groups team, Emblem3 and Lyric 145 are safe and moving on to the Top 12, and it is trio Sister C and girl group 1432 who have to sing for their survival. Sister C sings Miley Cyrus' "When I Look At You". L.A. tells them they got it right, Britney is pleasantly surprised and feels like they want this, Demi says that every time they step on stage their voices sound phenomenal. 1432 sing Demi Lovato’s hit song “Skyscraper”. L.A. says when the going gets tough, the tough get going, Britney says they made her a believer, and Demi humbly states that they did the song better than the original singer. Simon Cowell eliminates Sister C.

Just before the show closes, Simon announces that they made a mistake in naming his girl group 1432 (they were formerly called LYLAS, but had to change it because there is already a band - made up of Bruno Mars' sisters - with that name), and he invited the public to help them find a new moniker by submitting ideas to the X Factor website. He later mentioned it on Twitter writing, "If you watched the show tonight we have asked you to come up with a new name for 1432 (which is rubbish) #rename1432."

The X Factor airs Wednesdays and Thursdays at 8/7c on FOX.

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Posted on Friday, November 2, 2012 8:35 PM