Hey M Girls,
Here at the M offices, we are totes excited about the Boot Camp stage of X Factor. If you're anything like us, we're sure you've been loving the past three weeks of auditions! Before Boot Camp starts, here's a recap of a few of our fave contestants from each episode:
-How cute is 13-year-old Reed Deming? His renditions of "It Will Rain" and "Grenade" had us completely in love. And if he looks familiar to you, think again. Reed said "I don't want to fall in the Bieber stereotype, I've gotta be me."
-Emblem3 performed an original song that surprised all of the judges. The guys, ages 15-19 remind us a bit of another X Factor boy band... (ahem... ONE DIRECTION!)
-We cannot believe Carly Rose Sonenclar is only 13! Her performance of "Feeling Good" earned her a standing ovation from all four judges!
-Johnny Maxwell is another artist who impressed the judges with an original song. Britney Spears told the 16-year-old "You're so passionate and fun to watch."
-The award for most unexpected performance def goes to 18-year-old Rizzloe Jones! His X Factor-inspired hip hop freestyle earned him four yeses.
-Brandon Hassan's bluesy voice had us swooning during his performance of "trouble." The 16-year-old earned the approval of Simon Cowell who said "I really, really like you."
-17-year-old Willie Jones was, for sure the most stylish contestant. His country voice had Simon impressed. He said "I prayed we were going to find somebody like you."
-Punky Julia Bullock decided to leave her band and audition as a solo act. Her cool performance of Pumped Up Kicks proved the 18-year-old has what it takes!
-Natalie Martin was super-excited to sing in front of her idol - Britney Spears. Brit was equally excited about the 16-year-old's performance, saying "you're a true star."
-We knew the second 16-year-old Austin Corini and his mohawk walked onto the stage, he was a star! Demi Lovato felt the same way, saying "I can see that sparkle in your eyes."
-After fainting backstage, 13-year-old Trevor Moran did a killer performance of "Sexy and I Know It." LA Reid summed up the audience's feelings, "You owned the stage. You rocked the house!"
-16-year-old Lauren Jauegui's powerhouse voice had all of the judges stunned After her performance of "If I Ain't Got You," Demi said "There's something really special about you. I'm really impressed.
We can't wait to see how far these contestants go!
So let's dish:
-Who are your favorite contestants? Are you excited for boot camp?