The X Factor Recap: Giving Thanks For...

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The X Factor celebrated Thanksgiving a day early tonight, as the top 10 finalists dedicated various hits to those for whom they are thankful.

Which singer stuffed his or her rendition with impressive talent? Which laid a (turkey) egg?

Read on a quick rundown and vote on your favorite from the two-hour episode...

Tate Stevens, “I’m Already There" - Britney called it "special." We say it was closer to "safe," which is perfectly fine for this consistent contender.

Diamond White, "Because You Loved Me" - Demi was "blown away" - and for good reason. Combined talent very well with emotion.

Emblem3, “Secrets" - All flash. Very little substance. Focus on the vocals and not the hotness, ladies, and there's not much here.

Arin Ray, "Hero" - Dedicated to his brother... which means he must hate his brother. Just a terrible version of a cheesy ballad.

CeCe Frey, “Wind Beneath My Wings" - In memory of her late sister, who died at the age of 7 from Cerebral Palsy. Raw, emotional, stunning. We were moved.

Fifth Harmony, “I’ll Stand By You" - Definitely the best group performance. Solid arrangement, executed well, should move on.

Beatrice Miller, “Chasing Cars" - A somewhat odd song choice, but Britney believes it was her "best vocal performance by far." We disagree. How about you?

Vino Alan, "Proud to be an American" - Yes, he really did hold a flag in his hand. Utterly forced, contrived and way too sappy, even on a night like tonight.

Paige Thomas, "Everytime" - She went Britney and didn't do a terrible job. Got the Spears seal of approval, but L.A., Simon and Demi all think she may be voted off this week.

Carly Rose Sonenclar, "Somewhere Over the Rainbow" - Just terrific. Someone had to go with this single, right? We're just thankful it was Carly Rose. Could easily win it all.

What did YOU think? Who was the best of the night?


Not only was the version of “Hero” terrible, but the words about kissing and everything are terribly strange to sing to a brother. I think the producers must have put these singers up to depressing all of America who watched, for some odd reason I can’t explain. Again, CeCe sang terribly and received glowing comments from the judges; is this show rigged? My wife and I didn’t watch live since we were shopping and cooking but took in the show on Thanksgiving, before the results show. We saved time by watching commercial free with our DISH Hopper DVR I got as a gift from my DISH coworker. He knew we would benefit from the Auto Hop automatic commercial skipping we could enable and he made sure I was one of the first to try it out. Now we squeeze in an extra show and get even more enjoyment out of TV than we used to.


This is second year that very young contestant has been devastated; last year Rachel Crowe and this year Beatrice Miller. Does someone like to see these young people fall apart on national tv? They are too immature to handle the fame and disappointment so the age for these types of shows should be raised to 18 and above.


a punching dad can make the difference, folks.


Tate has to get out of his comfort zone with all the ballads and prove to the judges that he can ROCK!


Top 3 will be Vino, Carly, and Tate. I think Carly will win it all and Vino will be 2nd.
I think Simon has a thing for the Kardashian.


I absolutely cannot stand CiCi or Tate. I can't wait to see both of them off the show.


"Thanksgiving"is about giving, remember?
so not "Taking & Faking"!!