The 10 Most-Robbed Contestants Of ‘The X Factor’ Season 2
The "X Factor" Season 2 finale is right around the corner--which means in just a few days, Tate Stevens, Carly Rose Sonenclar, or Fifth Harmony will be $5 million richer (minus a whole lot of taxes and Simon Cowell finder's fees, of course). But there are a few contestants on "The X Factor" Season 2 that I really think could have been $5 million acts, if they'd been given the chance. So, without further ado, here is my list of the most-robbed contestants of this "X Factor" season.
10) Daryl Black
I thought this smooth soul crooner, one of the show's purest voices, was a shoo-in to make L.A. Reid's Over-25's team. He seemed to have all the makings of a champion: He was charismatic, original, a good guy (a married father of five!), and he could really, really sing. Simon even compared him to Nat King Cole. But I suppose Daryl was more the type who goes far on "The Voice," not "The X Factor." L.A., in the first of his many bad decisions of Season 2, sadly eliminated Daryl during the Judges' Houses rounds.
9) Jeffrey Gutt
This 36-year-old single-dad-with-a-dream had everything going for him, as far as shows like this are concerned. Handsome rocker-dude looks? Check. Relatable backstory? Check. Adorable 4-year-old son? Check. Fantastic voice? Spectacular audition of Leonard Cohen's "Hallelujah"? Double-check. I was shocked when Jeffrey was cut in Boot Camp, and so was he. "It's their loss; I could have won the show," Jeffrey grumbled. He had a point.
8) Beatrice Miller
Beatrice was my favorite Teens team contestant going into the live shows. But she never had a chance of escaping from the bottom rungs of the leaderboard with a "mentor" like Britney Spears, who gave her boring man-ballads by Jason Mraz and the Goo Goo Dolls and dressed her in hobo rags that looked like hand-me-downs from Emblem3's Huntington Beach garage sale. What made Beatrice's elimination even sadder was the fact that it took place on THANKSGIVING, which will now be forever known to the Miller family as "Black Thursday." Happy holidays, everyone.
7) Vino Alan
Until top eight week, Vino was one of the show's frontrunners, consistently placing in the top three. But that all changed when his "mentor" L.A. inexplicably switched his song at the last minute; gave him a song that absolutely did not suit him, and then sat by while Vino floundered onstage and the other judges tore him to shreds. Vino subsequently plummeted to the bottom of the rankings, and he was cut from the show. Seriously, Vino was so thrown under the bus that week, he may as well tattoo some tire marks on his face now.