I'm a celebrity get me out of hereThe X-Factor 2010Dancing On Ice 2011Big Brother 2011SCD 2012 ForumDancing with the Stars 2011

Big Brother 2013 Forum

The Blue Room Homepage
Forum Home Forum Home > Reality TV > The X Factor 2013 > X-Factor USA
  Active Topics Active Topics
  FAQ FAQ  Forum Search   Register Register  Login Login

Simon and Paula get lippy: X Factor U.S.

 Post Reply Post Reply
  Topic Search Topic Search  Topic Options Topic Options
Bren View Drop Down
Vintage Vamp
Vintage Vamp
Private Dancer

Joined: 19 Jan 2004
Location: United Kingdom
Online Status: Offline
Posts: 61089
  Quote Bren Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Topic: Simon and Paula get lippy: X Factor U.S.
    Posted: 29 Sep 2011 at 16:34

Simon and Paula get lippy: X Factor U.S. judges come to blows as contestant Tiah splits vote (but gets last-minute reprieve)

By Chris Johnson

Last updated at 3:46 PM on 29th September 2011

Simon Cowell and Paula Abdul were at each other's throats in last night's U.S. X Factor as they came to blows over a contestant who split the panel's vote in half.

LA Reid and Simon gave 19-year-old Tiah Tolliver a resounding 'yes' after her  acapella rendition of Shontelle's Impossible.

But not even her distinctive gap-toothed smile and bee-stung lips were enough to impress female judges Nicole Scherzinger and Paula - who were left feeling flat, despite the powerful vocal.


Handbags at dawn: Simon Cowell and Paula Abdul got involved in a heated dispute on the U.S. X Factor last night with differing views on contestant Tiah Tolliver


Opinionated: Paula was unimpressed with vocal, saying it was all over the place, but Simon said the hopeful had great potential

Both Paula and Nicole said her voice lacked control and kept changing key - much to Simon's disdain who said anyone who could not see Tiah's potential must be 'deaf'.

There were tense scenes as Simon and Paula - dubbed Saula - expressed their opposing views.


But in the end she was given a last minute reprieve after singing another song - with Nicole offering her an olive branch.


Splitting the vote: Tiah got resounding yes votes from Simon and LA Reid after singing Shontelle's track Impossible, but no votes from Nicole and Paula


She's through: But after singing another track, Nicole relented and said she would give her a chance, securing her the extra vote to get her through to the next round

'I see the steel in your eyes,' Nicole told her afterwards, adding: 'But I need you to work on your vocals. I'm going to give you a chance and say yes,' she said, changing her vote.

Tiah was delighted with the about turn - but Paula stuck to her guns and still looked unimpressed with her second attempt.

The hopeful was auditioning in Seattle where judges Simon, LA Reid, Paula and Nicole were on the search once again for the next big singing talent.


Elated: The 19-year-old was delighted after the last-minute reprieve at the auditions in Seattle, seen here chatting with presenter Steve Jones

Earlier in the episode axed judge Cheryl Cole made a brief reappearance for the Chicago auditions - the last ones she filmed before she was sacked from the Fox show back in May after just four days of filming.

First up to audition in Chicago were teenage friends Makenna and Brock, singing Colder Weather by the Zac Brown Band.

Cheryl told them: 'The harmonies were spot on, your voices are so controlled,' before the duo were given unanimous 'yes votes' from the other three judges.


Look who's back: Axed judge Cheryl Cole made another brief turn on the show, her last appearance, as auditions from Chicago were aired


It's over: Cheryl took her final bow after making it into to week two of the Fox show

Kim Terek, 35, followed - but failed to set the panel alight with her take on Katy Perry's firework - despite her 10 years of voice lessons.

Cutting her off midway through, Simon told her it was like hearing 'two people singing at the same time'.

Tim Quinn, 21, was also unlucky and struggled to hit the right not with his rendition of Seal's Kiss From A Rose.


Back in place: Once again the British singer was seamlessly replaced by rival Nicole

Hoping to get a place on the judging panel was 65-year-old Cherlesia Heard - who didn't sing but offered her services to the singing show.

Simon let her down gently, saying she had arrived a few months too late.

Skylar Anderson was the consummate professional, carrying on with his version of I Must Be Doing Something Right by Billy Curtington when there was a technical glitch and the backing music cut out.

Afterward is performance of the Black Country track, the 16-year-old told the judges: 'I just kept on singing. I have come too far to stop.'


Electric: Josh Krajcik, 30, sang Etta James's' At Last and was sent through to the next round

All judges were impressed with his professionalism - and his voice - and he was given four thumbs up, taking him through to the next round.

Skylar was followed by a rather more weird and wonderful act, graduate student J. Mark Imman who sang Radiohead's Creep, complete with his own backing track.

His freaky performance received cheers from the crowd - but left the judges a little perplexed.

However, intrigued by his onstage antics, which saw him shrug off his jacket midway through singing, the panel all surprisingly voted him through to the next round.


Thumbs up: A four-piece boyband impressed with a rendition of Boyz II Men's End of the Road, which was written by LA Reid himself

Next up was 15-year-old Arin Ray who performed Ain't No Sunshine and got through followed hot on the heels by Josh Krajcik, 30, who sang Etta James's' At Last.

His soulful rendition had LA Reid closing his eyes as he got into the mood of the song, which amused fellow judge Cowell, and he was given four yes votes.

Auditions then moved to Seattle - with axed judge Cheryl disappearing again without any explanation, being replaced with Nicole Scherzinger once again.

First off the mark was a mother-daughter duo, The Good Girlz, who sang Marvin Gaye's What's Goin' On?

Simon questions whether the pair were 'serious' after the lacklustre performance, which Nicole describing it as 'lifeless'. four no votes quickly ensued.


Trying his luck: Peet Monsingo sang Bruno Mars's track Billionaire - but failed to make the grade


Proud parents: The 21-year-old seen with his proud parents and host Steve before his audition

Next to the stage was Justin Bieber fan Drew Ryniewicz, with the 14-year-old giving her take on the track Baby.

Drew split the opinion of the judges - with LA Reid saying he was not blown away by it. However Nicole, Paula and Simon were all big fans. She was sent through with a yes from each judge.

Girl group Jada then take to the stage - but are quickly sent packing.

They are followed by 21-year-old Peet Monsingo - who has set his sights on becoming the next big thing.

He sings Bruno Mars's track Billionaire for his audition - but hit a bum note with the panel. Simon bluntly described the performance as 'horrible'.


Just terrible: Mother and daughter duo The Good Girlz sang Marvin Gaye's What's Goin' On? and were promptly booted from the show


Emotional: Grandmother Elaine Gibbs brought the house down with her take on You've Got A Friend

The next act - a four-piece boy band - had a tough act to follow as they sang a version of Boyz II Men's End of the Road, which was written by LA Reid himself.

But their harmonies impressed - with Paula saying they are 'impeccable' and LA describing their efforts as 'just incredible'.

Other hopefuls who made it through include 53-year-old grandmother Elaine Gibbs, who wows with her take on You've Got A Friend, and 17-year-old Francesca Duncan who impressed with Mariah Carey's Hero.

A montage of female performers was also aired - showing Paula and Nicole conveying their lack of enthusiasm while the boys Simon and LA find some 'talent' in them - seemingly due to the revealing outfits the hopefuls were wearing.

The X Factor continues tomorrow on Fox at 8pm (7pm central time).


I'm a fan: Nicole claps as confident waiter Phillip Lomax performs Fly Me To The Moon - and gets through


Chemistry: Paula and Simon were full of their usual quips during the course of the show


Sitting pretty: The judges made an appearance on Ellen DeGeneres's U.S. show earlier in the day

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-2043100/X-Factor-USA-judges-Simon-Cowell-Paula-Abdul-split-contestant-Tiah-Tolliver.html#ixzz1ZM9CJL2y
Back to Top
 Post Reply Post Reply

Forum Jump Forum Permissions View Drop Down

Click Here to Visit!
Sirlinksalot:bigbrother Reality TV Links:Bigbrother