Review: Paula Makes Tough But Right Elimination On X Factor

The Stereo Hogzz were the first group performers on the X Factor live show. How did Paula Abdul do in preparing the groups?

The Stereo Hogzz had their moves down. The vocal delivery was there. They also mixed in rap with their performance. It was good. Not great but really good. All the judges said it was good. Not one said great. They were spot on saying it was retro and current. Enough in my opinion to make it to the next round.


The Brewer Boys, in my opinion had to knock it out of the park to make it to the next round. Nervousness crept in and it was obvious. It went away when they kicked into "Faith" by George Michael but they could not recover from the mess up on "Rich Girl" when they went back into it. Reid criticized Paula for song choice. Simon said they just were not shining. To me, right now, they are going home.

InTENsity was next. The 10 of them thrown together for X Factor to make their own Disney club. Meaning that many of the 10 are going to make it in the industry and X Factor will be able to take the credit. They stayed current covering "Footloose" with the remake of the movie still being in theatres. I liked the 369 rap. Nicole Sherzinger called him her little pumpkins. Much better than the Brewer Boys. In my opinion, going through.

Lakoda Rayne was next. It was another group thrown together like InTENsity. They covered "Come On Eileen" the classic 80's song. They did not blow me away but they did nail it. They are good. Not great. Simon and Reid appeared to agree with me. Paula cried at how good they performed and was proud of them. Obviously, they are staying.

Paula sent the Brewer Boys home. It was the right decision. I hope it is not the last we hear of them. Hone your craft.-DocFB

Diagnosis: Stereo Hoggz is the only real group left. Step it up.


Lakoda Rayne Performs “Born This Way” By Lady Gaga On X Factor

Lakoda Rayne didn't start off as a group but are now one as they performed "Born This Way" by Lady Gaga.

The odds are against them more than anyone. Having Paula Abdul and Pharrell as the judges was to their advantage. The song choice of "Born This Way" by Lady Gaga, and the country version of the song, I am not sure if it was the best they could do.

It didn't blow me away BUT I will say their vocals were on point. They were not in perfect harmony but for a group that only had been performing for not that long, it may be good enough to advance to the next round.

What did you think of Lakoda Rayne's performance?-DocFB

Diagnosis: On The Right Track, Baby