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Top Finalists Perform LIVE Show #5 - Recap

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With Paige Thomas and Vino Alan out, the Top 8 are performing tonight. Demi Lovato and CeCe Frey, L.A. Reid and Tate Stevens, Simon Cowell and the Groups: “Fifth Harmony” and “Emblem3” and Britney Spears and the Teens: Carly Rose Sonenclar and Diamond White are ready to try to impress to get into the Semi-Finals next week. This week is going to be a Double Elimination. The acts are going to perform two songs. First an acoustic version and then the Pepsi challenge song.

First up for the night is CeCe Frey. She says that she is happy that America understands her. She says that there is a lot of pressure for her. She is singing “Edge of Glory” by Lady Gaga. She is going to have to sing it acoustic. She wants to show the people that she is worth it. She comes out and sings. Afterward, L.A says that he is starting to become a fan and says that was really good. Britney says that it was good, but it should have been great. Simon says that he doesn’t think that she is worth a $5 Million contract. It was good, just not great. Demi says that this is one of her best performances.

“Emblem3” are next and they were shocked with Vino’s exit. They go to a skate shop and buy new boards. They are going to play instruments involved. They are going to sing “Just the Way You Are”. They struggle with the vocals in rehearsals. They come out and sing. Afterward, L.A says that was pretty good and says that he is most impressed that they can sing harmony. Britney says that this is their best performance. Demi says that they did great, but not the best. It is a downplay of the Jonas Brothers 5 years ago. Simon says that was dumb what Demi said and says that they are young guys and says that they did an amazing job.

Carly Rose Sonenclar is up next. She is happy that she was #1 again. She says that she has to continue to shine. She is going to sing “As Long As You Love Me”. She says that she is going to have to make it her own and says that this is the biggest challenge. She comes out and sings. Afterward, L.A says that she loved that and says that it was her best. Demi says that she sang it better than the original and says that she is great. Simon says that he is seeing a star emerge and says that he loves that she is very cool. Britney says that it was unbelievable again.

“Fifth Harmony” is next. They are scared that Ali is not there for rehearsals and they feel that they can work hard enough. They are going to sing “Set Fire To The Rain”. Normani has a lead part and is a little nervous. They are going to give it all they have. They come out and sing. Afterward, L.A says that he still didn’t hear any harmony. Britney says that it was a nice rendition, but nothing separates them. Demi says that the group thing still hasn’t clicked and feels that there are a few that should just be solo artists. Simon says that was unfair criticism and says that there is a gap in the market for them.

Diamond White is up next. She says that she was shocked with the results and they talk about how the song didn’t go the way they wanted it to go. She is going to sing “This Is A Man’s World”. She is determined to work harder and hopes to show that she can deliver perfect pitch. She comes out and sings. Afterward, L.A says that was different for her and says that she brought the showbiz to the song. It was great. Demi says that she pulled it off and says that her attitude is what did it for her. Simon says that it was a little bit screechy and says that they have heard her sing this before. However, it was great. Britney says that she nailed it and says that it was great.

Tate Stevens is up last for the first round. He is going to sing “Living On A Prayer”. He says that this is going to be tough to be the last of the Over 25s. He says that his job is gone back home and says that he is going to have to stay up there. He says that he is going to have to take more ownership. He comes out and sings. Afterward, Britney says that he is getting away from what he does best and it is Country. Demi says that she is a fan of him, but says that this performance was a little low. Simon says that the song choice was wrong and says that he has to choose the material. L.A says that he loved the song and says that he has done so much in his life and says that he stands behind him.

The second round begins and it is the Pepsi Challenge. CeCe Frey is up first. She comes out and sings “Part of Me” by Katy Perry. Afterward, L.A says that was karaoke and says that was not good. Britney says that it was very entertaining and says that she was fun to watch. Simon says that she was defiant throughout that and says that he is going to miss her if she leaves.

“Emblem 3” is up next and they come out and sing “Forever Young”. Afterward, L.A says that when they first saw them, they were amazing. He says that they nailed it. Britney says that it was a superstar performance. Demi says that they need to work the stage. However, it was better than the first performance. Simon says that it was really good and says that they are great.

Carly Rose Sonenclar is up next. She comes out and sings “If I Were A Boy”. Afterward, L.A says that every time she steps on the stage, he gets nervous because she is going to be amazing. Demi says that she is amazing, but wants to hear something up-tempo. Simon says that she doesn’t need to listen to Demi and says that she has had a phenomenal night. Britney says that she is the definition of the X Factor and says that it was amazing.

“Fifth Harmony” is next. They come out and sing “Give Your Heart A Break”. Afterward, L.A says that he actually heard harmony and says that it was really good. Britney says that they did this song was amazing. Demi says that this showed the girls as a real girl group and says that it was amazing. Simon says that he thanks America for picking a great song and says that they were amazing.

Diamond White is next. She comes out and sings “Diamonds”. Afterward, L.A says that he likes her, but didn’t love the rendition. Demi says that she did the song justice and says that it was really great. Simon says that everyone has been really strong. He says that it is just her luck that it is a very competitive group. Britney says that it was made for her and says that she did a great song.

Last up for the night is Tate Stevens. He comes out and sings “If Tomorrow Never Comes”. Afterward, Britney says that felt like a great performance. Demi says that he has a really great future. However, she got a little sleepy with that performance. Regardless, he did amazing. Simon says that he should be singing Country. He says that he is happy that he has gotten this far. L.A says that thanks to America, he is back and says that it was amazing. That is it for the performances!

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