The X Factor Top 10: Who Stood Out?

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The X Factor Top 10 took to the stage last night, with contestants covering a wide range of artists.

There were takes on Elton John… One Direction… Queen… and The Beatles, just to name a few. But were any of them actually any good?

That's the question we'll try to answer below...

Tim Olstad sang John's "Sorry Seems To Be the Hardest Word" and seemed to lose all control when he stood up and walked away from the keyboard. Not much originality or emotion here.

Jeff Gutt went all "Bohemian Rhapsody" on viewers, after talking about his son once again in his introduction video. It was okay. But the songs requires the right kind of theatrical performer - and Gutt isn't him.

Khaya Cohen finished in the Bottom 3 last Thursday and tried to make up for that with "Let It Be." But the staging was very odd and there was far too much yelping. That's never a good thing.

Josh Levi told us that "Sweet Dreams" were made of this and it was a solid vocal performance. As usual, though, it was also over-produced, as the artist starting off in a red telephone booth for some reason. Still, points for being in tune.

Alex & Sierra sang "Best Song Ever" and it was terrific. These two are our favorite. They improved on the original version.

Rion Page was a close second, dedicating "Your Song" to her baby brother. Her best vocal to date.

Carlito Olivero used holograms for his rendition of "I Can't Get No Satisfaction." That was plaid weird. The singing itself wasn't too awful, but not much really stood out. Except for the holograms. And that isn't a compliment.

Lillie McCloud did great work on "This Woman's Work." She brought the emotion to Kate Bush's classic track and nearly made Kelly Rowland cry.

Ellona Santiago went with Ellie Goulding's "Burn" and lacked any real passion while doing so. Some pitch problems also plagued this performance.

Restless Road wants to "Fix You," per Coldplay. Too bad the harmonies were all over the place, making us wonder why Simon Cowell gave the group a standing ovation. Oh, right, he's their mentor. What a dumb concept.

Who was your favorite from the evening? And who do you foresee going home tonight?

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