"We watched the show back and the final 12 we're very happy with, but we believe we made a mistake with one act," said Simon Cowell. Making it clear to all, host Mario Lopez said, "We had 12 acts and now apparently we have 13...Welcome the 13 finalists!"
Who was it? None other than Britney Spears' booted Teen, Diamond White. "I feel awesome and I'm ready to get performing," she said, all smiles. Welcome back, Diamond! More breaking news from tonight's show: The girl group formerly known as LYLAS is no longer 1432. They have a new name and this time it's for real. The gals' (Ally Brooke, Camila Cabello, Dinah Jane Hansen, Normani Hamilton, and Lauren Jauregui) new band name is (drum roll please) Fifth Harmony! Do you like it?
Okay, two big news scoops down and now it's time to break down the Top 13's performances from Songs from the Movies night. And, don't forget, you get to vote for the first time tonight! Here we go...
Arin Ray: Estelle's "American Boy" from Obsessed: "This week is going to be the biggest performance of my life," exclaimed the leathered-out Arin, who then proceeded to rock the crowd with his moves that left Demi Lovato "speechless." L.A. Reid thought it was a great job. "I just want you to know that you really took the advice we gave you last week," Demi said, adding that he's more smooth and looked like a star up there. Simon thought he got his confidence back. "You're turning into a little pop star. I'm really impressed." Britney was proud, of course!
Paige Thomas: Berlin's "Take My Breath Away" from Top Gun: Demi called for Paige to "kill it." Did she? Like Maverick and Iceman from the iconic '80s movie, Paige flew from the air to the stage, making an entrance that L.A. called "angelic." The crowd took little time in getting into the performance, waiving their hands back and forth with every note. "I'm not completely blown away," said L.A. Simon confused us all when he said that her performance could've used more "imagination," to which Demi snapped sarcastically back, "Yeah, there should've been flames. I am so sorry I let you down."
Vino Alan: Percy Sledge's "When A Man Loves A Woman" from the film of the same name: The pressure was on for Vino who has "no home to go home to." The soulful singer put his heart out there for the audience as he serenaded the screaming crowd with his sultry voice and his signature beanie, ending his performance saying, "Love will conquer hate. East Coast, love ya." Demi told him, "I have a hard time seeing you as a number one artist." Simon said "You went from zero to hero in one week" who then quipped back to Demi, "You know Demi, that was a stupid thing you just said."
Emblem3: A mash-up of the Temptations' "My Girl," Katy Perry's "California Gurls," and One Directions "What Makes You Beautiful": Now, that was a creative mash-up! These three singing studs could barely be heard over the girls screaming in the audience. With their signature Cali swag the group performed a seamless medley. "You guys are actually perfect and I don't like that," said L.A. Britney dug it. Demi criticized Simon for the 1D song choice, saying he "plugged a group that they could easily be compared to." "That's called being clever," retorted Simon. Meow!
Beatrice Miller: The Goo Goo Dolls' "Iris" from City of Angels: In a performance that shined beyond her years, Beatrice stole the judges' hearts with her emotional rendition of "Iris." "Beatrice, how old are you?" asked Simon, who then proclaimed, "that's unbelievable" after she told him she was only 13. Britney, Demi, and L.A. loved it too.
Jennel Garcia: Joan Jett & The Blackhearts' "I Love Rock N Roll" from Britney Spears' Crossroads: This small town sensation channeled Joan Jett, coming out in black leather equipped with a rock band and a rock n roll attitude that tore up the stage. "It was a Joan Jett parody," said L.A. Britney disagreed calling it "hot, hot and hot." Simon felt she wasn't as "fun and charming" as she was in previous performances and that "it was pretty much a straight cover and you are better than this." Demi let him have it, saying, "Accept that she was great."
Tate Stevens: Bon Jovi's "Wanted Dead Or Alive" from Harley Davidson and the Marlboro Man: Sporting a jacket made by the same person that makes them for Jon Bon Jovi himself, Tate commanded the stage as he took the classic song and gave it a soulful country twist. The performance even included fireworks. "You definitely are a true cowboy," said Britney. Demi agreed telling him he "really has what it takes." L.A. kept it short hinting that he hopes America votes for Tate, and Simon added, "tonight it actually feels like you've arrived back in the competition."
Lyric145: "Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious" from Mary Poppins: In a surprising move, these raucous rhymesayers kept it Disney taking the Mary Poppins classic and giving it a hip hop twist. Keeping with the Disney theme, Lyric Da Queen, Jewlz, and Melee rocked a set that was a colorful, Alice In Wonderland themed performance (Jewlz was even sporting a Cheshire Cat for good measure!) Lyric Da Queen even took a second to talk to L.A. personally, getting right up in his face. At first, L.A. said, "I completely hate it," then clarified, "I think I'm going crazy because it was really good." Huh? Britney called it intriguing, interesting, and very entertaining. Demi said to Simon, "Who knew that in that rusty old brain there was some fresh cool hip thoughts." You were bloody fantastic," said Simon.
Diamond White: Whitney Houston's "I Have Nothing" from The Bodyguard: Draped in white and shining like her namesake, Diamond hit note after note, bringing the crowd to their feet with this Whitney classic. "We're so happy to see you back on that stage," said L.A. Demi couldn't contain her emotions telling Diamond, "I'm trying really hard not to cry." Simon thought the whole thing was "great" and Britney gave her the ultimate compliment saying that if Whitney were here she "would be proud."
CeCe Frey: Survivor's "Eye Of The Tiger" from Rocky: The leopard spots are back and this time they're multi-dimensional! Rocking red leather, CeCe was out to show the judges that she really did have the eye of the tiger. "The sum total of it all just didn't blow me away," said L.A. Britney called her a "little rebel." Once again Simon wasn't feeling the song choice, calling it "absolutely horrible." He then told her she's "being taken into a direction" that she shouldn't be going. CeCe and Demi disagreed with Simon. "I had fire onstage so that was pretty cool," said CeCe.
Carly Rose Soneclar: Bruno Mars' "It Will Rain" from The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn, Part 1: Showing off her edgier side in a sleeveless leather dress, Carly made the crowd forget that she is only 13. She then added to the already emotional performance, breaking down into tears at the end. The crowd was on their feet and the judges clearly agreed. "I loved it and I love you," said L.A. "This is you in your element," added Demi. Simon called this week's performance "such a huge improvement." And also told her "You've got real guts for someone your age." Perhaps the most flattering feedback came from Britney who told her, "I feel like you should've closed the show because no one could follow that."
Jason Brock: R. Kelly's "I Believe I Can Fly" from Space Jam: The judges were seeing red as Jason hit the stage wearing a shimmering red jacket with a black bowtie. Backed by a small choir, Jason took this R. Kelly track and added his own flavor to the hit song. Britney and Demi were both underwhelmed, both noting that it had the feel of "a lounge act" as Demi put it. Simon clearly agreed. "I like you but I don't believe you could fly. Maybe jump a couple inches off the ground, but definitely not fly." He then dug deeper saying Jason looked like, "a singer in an Italian restaurant." L.A. thought the man he dubbed "Mr. Entertainment" sounded "great" and said he is confident that America agreed.
Fifth Harmony (formerly LYLAS & 1432): Christina Perri's "A Thousand Years" from The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn, Part 1: The newly named fivesome took the stage and made the crowd forget that they have only been together for a matter of weeks with their seated and synchronized performance of Christina Perri's hit song. L.A. was impressed with the group's singing, saying, "I think you guys nailed it." Britney agreed saying they, "shined the whole way." Demi loved the vocals and Simon could not be prouder.
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