Thursday, December 22, 2011

X Factor: Finals!!! :D :D :D

WOO HOOO! :D GO JOSH! Oops, on to the post.

They celebrated Christmas by putting Christmas trees on the stage.

Filler, filler, Pepsi, commercial, filler.

Josh Krajcik: He was off during the beginning of the song. It was a weird song choice and then they introduced Alanis Morissette and she sang with him. WHAT?!?! I didn't get any of it. :/ It was better at the end, but it was really confusing.

Someone cut a rectangle in Nicole's shirt. Who the heck is choosing her outfits?!?!

Chris Rene: He was really off. Avril Lavigne came out in the middle of it. I don't like the whole celebrity singing with the contestants thing. It's confusing and weird. And for the record, Avril Lavigne sounds way better on soundtracks than when she does live. So if you're thinking about buying tickets to her concert, save your money. It was fun, but even she was off at some parts. The only part I really liked was when Chris rapped.

A video started playing after the song and random people were yelling support from the Santa Cruz nightclub where Chris used to sing. It was a little odd to hear Chris's next door neighbor yell, "I love you!" The baker was a little crazy, too. She even baked a cake with his face on it.

Melanie Amaro: She has the best voice in the competition, but she's not my favorite. R. Kelly came out during, "I Believe I Can Fly." Really good. There's not much more to say.

They should really get rid of the confetti. Melanie had to pick confetti out of her mouth so she could sing.

Melanie definitely won round 1 in my opinion if we're talking about being on key.

The judges argued about stupid little things. I say, "Blah. Get on with the show."

Hey crowd, how about you SHUT UP so the judges can talk?!?! Golly . . .

After the commercial break, giant knights came stomping out on the stage to advertise the cirque du soleil Michael Jackson thing. I have no idea what it is. Then the contestants came out to sing (excuse me, chant) while the knights started dancing like little kids that really had to go to the bathroom.

Josh Krajcik: I LOVE his voice! :D I can't say that enough. I LOVE his voice! :D I LOVE his voice! :D I LOVE his voice! :D I LOVE his voice! :D OK, maybe I can say it enough. ;)

I really like it when he has his guitar. It was awesome. AWESOME! :D SO much better than the weird duet he did earlier.

Nicole had a dead bird wrapped around her arm. :P

Chris Rene: YOUNG HOMIE!!! :D :D :D I would TOTALLY buy this song. Again he wrote it. It's really catchy, really fun, and really well written. Simon was even dancing a little in his chair and L.A. was singing along! :D It's really inspirational, too. I would buy Chris's album. I think he might win.

Paula went crazy! :D She stood up and started yelling like crazy about how good it was.

I love Chris's energy, too. I've changed my mind. I think he's going to win and I want him to win! :D

Melanie Amaro: She seemed to be wearing a mermaid tail or something.

She's amazing, but she sounds like a lot of other people. I've never once heard her hit a bad note, though. Not once. BEST PERFORMANCE YET. That was the best I've ever heard her sing. She was in tears afterwards.

Her "god-sister" (???) and the mayor of Sunrise, Florida are CRAZY. They were screaming about how good she was and how they know she's going to win.

Prediction: I don't care who wins. They're all good! :D I am kind of rooting for Chris, though. ;)

Comments: I hope Nicole wears pants for the finale. xD

Wednesday, December 21, 2011


My friend, Emily, has a blog and she always puts contest on her blog for people to do and send in to her e-mail. Sometimes it's a drawing contest, sometimes it's a story contest, one time you had to do a scavenger hunt and take pictures with your camera! :D Then she picks one that she thinks is the best and posts the winner on her blog. So I'm going to start doing that. Once in a while I'll post a post with the contest rules on it.

Here's the contest:

To enter, you must draw a creative Christmas-themed picture. Not a winter theme, a Christmas theme. Then, take a picture with your camera of your picture and send it in to my e-mail address. If you don't have my e-mail, you can ask my mom for it. :D You must send your picture in by the 31st of this month. Have fun! :D

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

X Factor: Five Remain

I am SO mad. I'm mad at America for not keeping Astro, I'm mad at them for getting rid of Drew, I'm mad at Simon for picking slow songs for Drew EVERY STINKIN' TIME, and I'm mad at the judges for not keeping Drew. In short, I'm mad at everyone.

This week was dance music. Bleh. Five people remain. The contestants are singing two songs.

Melanie Amaro: This time, during her song, alien dancers accompanied her.

AGAIN with the confetti! This show is all about the dramatic effects, dancers, and music. Even the announcer is dramatic! Again, every time a contestant is announced, I just have to yell out, "KIRBY!"

They ruined an Adele song with an annoying dance beat. But she did sing the song very well. Good, but boring.

Marcus Canty: I like Marcus, but he should've gone home instead of Drew. Urgh. Oh well . . . :P

His dancers weren't as annoying, but he just had to have strobe lights. :P BOOM boom BOOM. This beat stinks.

He got better as the song went on. Eh. It was just OK.


Rachel Crow: She's incredible for her age. I still don't like the annoying beat. Or the dancer. Or Twitter. Oh wait, that wasn't part of the song. ;) She was the best out of the first three in my opinion. She's so cute and always looks surprised when she gets complimented! :D

Josh Krajcik: LOVE his voice! :D

Eww, some of the male dancers didn't have shirts on. :P I wouldn't dance near ANY of these people.

He's amazing. Amazing. His dance song wasn't NEARLY as annoying with its beat. He made it his own.

Chris Rene: Nicole's dress looked like something an alien-robot would wear.

He was a little off, but he's different, and it looked so cool when he danced on a conveyor belt! :D AND he added his own lyrics! I love it when he writes his own lyrics.

Melanie Amaro: All of the contestants were going to sing a song that America voted on online. They had been practicing for a week, but there was a problem with something online, so they had to practice a different song and perform it in 24 hours.

I liked this song WAY better than the first song she sang. The song totally fits her. She did GREAT. PLUS, she didn't have very long to practice it and she still pulled it off.

Marcus Canty: These songs are SO much better than the dance songs. He was really good. Way better than the past couple of weeks. I do think he should've done something a little different, though.


Astro: Sigh . . .

Rachel Crow: She was a little off at first, but it got better. Her voice is so big and strong. AND she sang a Michael Jackson song. It was VERY good. She said her mission is to, "Inspire the kids." SHE'S SO CUTE! :D

Josh Krajcik: The crowd started cheering as soon as he started to sing. He sang a Beatles song and he sounded AWESOME! :D Nicole was crying. It was that good. He got a Standing O from Paula and Nicole.

Chris Rene: He sang a song that he wrote that NO ONE heard before. Risky . . .


It was AWESOME. His song sounded like something you would hear on the radio. It was a slow song, which was cool and different for him. The crowd was going CRAZY! :D There was NO WAY he was going home after that. He was the best out of the five when they sang the second time.

Prediction: I thought Marcus was going home, but NOOOOOOO. RACHEL had to go home. X( She was BAWLING when she heard. And so was Nicole. I was crying, too. And my mom. She was one of my favorite ones left. :( One of my friends, Emily, was really sad, too, because Rachel was her favorite. Now Josh is my favorite one that's still in it.

Thursday, December 1, 2011

The Muppet Movie

We just (literally just) got back from the movies. We watched . . . (drum roll please) (*Maxim walks in with a drum set and drumsticks*) (*Drum roll . . . chhhhhhhhhhh!*) (*Begins gnawing on the drumsticks*) (Me: "WHAT ARE YOU DOING?!?! I THOUGHT YOU DIDN'T EAT YOUR DRUMSTICKS!!!!") (Maxim: "Whoops.") Anyway, we watched . . . THE MUPPET MOVIE!!! :D

It was hilarious! :D In the movie, there's a person named Walter (who is a Muppet) that loves the Muppet show. When Walter's brother (Gary), Gary's girlfriend (Mary), and Walter go to Los Angeles, Walter finds out that an evil person named Richman is planning to destroy Muppet Studios and drill for oil. Walter, Gary, and Mary decide to help Kermit the Frog get The Muppets back together and put on a show to raise ten million dollars in order to save Muppet Studios. Will they do it? (Da da daaaaaaaaaaa).

X Factor: Michael Jackson Week

We got a surprise when the host announced that it was Michael Jackson week. Then we got an even bigger surprise when he said that the Jackson brothers, their mom, and MJ's kids (Prince, Paris, and Blanket) were in the crowd. Everyone went wild. (Finally something to cheer at besides the judges' comments).

Paula is "out" of the competition. She's the only impartial judge, now. She said, "If I were you, Simon, I would be nice." That's right he'd better be nice.

Nicole forgot her pants again.

Twitter has got to be paying BIG bucks to be mentioned this often. They rush the judges to talk about that?!?! This host is insane.

Josh Krajcik: He plays guitar too?!?! He keeps surprising us. He said that he was really nervous (he looked it) to be singing Michael Jackson, but he felt more comfortable that he was going to play his guitar. He's been playing guitar since he was twelve.

So he started off the song with zombies dancing at his feet. He did GREAT for a song that he wasn't comfortable with. He also did an awesome guitar solo. It was crazy! His fingers were flying everywhere. It wasn't my favorite performance by him, but it was great.

I don't really like all of Nicole's outfits. (Or Paula's, for that matter).

Astro: We learned yesterday that he's been rapping since the age of nine.

He chose "Black and White" and was able to rap really well to it. Nice! :D He writes all of his own music, which is even cooler! :D At one point he said, "I look at the world like a crayola box." Sweet. Besides the ninja-bagpipe dancers, it was awesome. It was better than last week's performance. He's very creative.

Drew: We keep learning new things about these singers! :D Drew was shy as a kid. But now she's on live television performing in front of millions of people?!?! That's awesome.

She put her own twist on "Billie Jean". It was really cool. She's amazing. Her voice is completely unique. She was better than the previous two, in my opinion. L.A. actually liked it this time. I did too, but she needs to do something different. Nicole thinks Simon is playing it safe with her, and I agree. Drew even wants to do something upbeat.

Rachel Crow: She's always wanted to be a star, even when she was little.

Her shoes looked like astronaut boots. She was slightly pitchy in parts, but overall, it was really good for a girl her age singing an MJ song. Not her best though. In parts, she was great, at others, she was not. She didn't seem to have as great a time as she usually does.

Marcus Canty: He fell in love with MJ's music from the first time he heard him. No big shocker there. :P

There were a couple parts where he didn't quite hit the notes, but most of the time he was good. He's not been doing as well as usual. It was pretty boring until he surprised us with a BACK FLIP!!! :D That was awesome! :D Nicole was on her feet with her mouth open when he did the back flip.


Nicole and Paula wouldn't stop talking over Simon when he criticized Marcus.

Chris Rene: His grandfather wrote "Rockin' Robin" which the Jackson 5 sang! :D L.A. kept saying how cool that was. And it is pretty cool.

MJ was a real challenge for him. It's not his style at all.

Ouch. It was not very good, but he managed to make it his own. Not my favorite by him. It was only OK.

Over TEN MILLION people downloaded a song Chris wrote when he auditioned called, "Young Homie." Whoa. If you have an MP3 player of some sort and can find that song, I completely recommend it. It's awesome! :D

Melanie Amaro: Melanie all of of sudden was speaking in an island accent. We figured out that Paula had told her to be herself, so now she's speaking like herself. She used to have to force herself to speak American because people would make fun of her and not be able to understand her.


She's amazing. She's closed the show twice now, too. She's that good. Paula was totally grooving during the whole thing. I didn't recognize the song, though. She was great. I felt like a bomb went off when she sang. Just all of a sudden . . . BOOM!!!

Paula is so cute when she gets excited! :D

Prediction: I have NO IDEA who's going home. Maybe Marcus. (Ok, so I do have some idea of who's going home).

Comments: Rachel wasn't as good as she usually was. That surprises me.