We are now just mere hours away from the next “X Factor” USA performance show, and it seems like as good of a time as ever to figure out just what the six remaining acts can do survive on the show. Some have easier challenges than others (see the show’s voting history at the moment for evidence of that), but with there only being two shows left now before the finale, they are each going to have to truly step it up in order to show America just what they are made of.
With that in mind (as we have done for several weeks now), we’ve composed a list of simple suggestions to get some of these singers over the top to where they really want to be now: in the semifinals, where the $5 million contract is within arms’ reach for the very first time.
Carly Rose Sonenclar – Do something different. America has already saddles you with “If I Were a Boy,” but take on a song that is a little more upbeat with your other number.
CeCe Frey – Allow the music to flow through you, and not force yourself into taking something that shows off your vocal weaknesses. A cool, sassy acoustic version of Katy Perry’s “Part of Me” could be a jam.
Diamond White – Don’t sing anything by Whitney Houston ever again on this show. Make yourself into a current artist rather than one from before you were born. Singing Rihanna’s “Diamonds” will help with that.
Emblem3 – Prove to voters beyond teenage girls that you are a talent that can have mass appeal. Either pick up instruments or stop mugging to the cameras.
Fifth Harmony – Start showing more personality on stage, and come up with more inventive choreography beyond just standing in a line where each person takes part of the song.
Tate Stevens – Please, take a non-country song and make it country. We want to see a unique arrangement happen here, or something that shows us further that there is something beyond a really good country singer underneath the surface.
Who do you think is at the greatest risk going into this show? If you want more on where we think some of the contestants stand at present, be sure to check out our official “X Factor” USA rankings here.