‘The X Factor’ Season 3 Final Showdown: So Very Special
"The X Factor" Season 3's final three competed for the final time this Wednesday, each performing three numbers: one "Song to Win," one duet with a celebrity guest, and one "Song of the Season" encore performance. I'll get to the recapping in a moment, but first, some random observations:
—That Daft Punk-style opening group number was supercool. I wonder if I can get my hands on one of those glow-in-the-dark, X-emblazoned unitards for me to wear this New Year's Eve? Come on, Fox wardrobe department, hook me up.
—Simon looked like he was about to burst into giggles while watching judge Paulina Rubio's unintentionally hilarious, very Samantha Foxy performance of "Boys Will Be Boys." (At least I hope the hilarity was unintentional.) CeCe Frey, all is forgiven. This was in fact the most camp "X Factor USA" performance ever. And at least CeCe never used Auto-Tune.
—Nobody parties like the people in good ole Detroit Rock City. Each of the contestants' hometowns hosted live-via-satellite viewing parties this Wednesday, and while it seemed like Carlito Olivero's crew in Chicago was having a great time (X-shaped deep-dish pizza was served), and Alex & Sierra's party pals in Daytona Beach even clog-danced in the duo's honor, the rowdy Jeff Gutt fans in Michigan really turnt up. Security was hauling away one red-solo-cup-swilling lady who kept saluting the camera with the devil's horns, and all of the attending Motor City madmen were screaming at the top of their lungs, so much so that Jeff's party resembled a WWE convention or something. I know which of these three posses I'd want to hang with on Thursday night for Season 3's big finale. (Not the clogging posse.)