Review: Nicole Eliminates Dexter On X Factor As Stacy & Josh Shine

Dexter Haygood was the first performer for the over 30's, Nicole Sherzinger's X Factor group.

Dexter covered Britney Spears and Katy Perry in his performance. I was hoping he would bring it. He had the outfit . He had the look. He found himself. Yet, it was not enough. The enthusiasm and energy were there. Just not the voice. Reid criticized Nicole for song choice while Simon called it the weirdest milkshake in the world. It would take someone messing up bad for Dexter not to be eliminated. No Dex Factor here.

Leroy Bell was next. The youngest looking 60-year-old I ever did see. He sang like the angel that we thought he is.

Reid criticized Nicole again for song selection. Paula called his voice velvet and hit the nail on the head saying that he sounded like Michael Bolton. Simon said he was lacking confidence and wish he was mentoring him. This is where it started to get ugly between Simon and Nicole for the rest of the show. It is obvious to me that Nicole is going to keep Leroy on Simon's comments alone.

Next is Stacy Francis who killed "Purple Rain" the last time we saw her. Out of all the contestants, she has had the most chances and performed with superstars in the past.

For the second time tonight, a contestant performed a George Michael song. Francis covered "One More Try" and hit it out of the park. She sang it. Not sung it. I liked the gospel feel of the song. I did not like her outfit and it is not a fashion show, but Simon agreed with me that the outfit was wrong. He criticized Nicole again for song choice and had to have Nicole explain to me what she meant by Stacy having wings. Regardless, Stacy is going through.

Josh Krajcik was next. The former burrito slinger is a favorite of mine. I am not afraid to say that. Josh did not dress up and I am wondering when we are going to see this guy in a suit. Regardless, it was not his best performance and he still nailed it. He used his raspy voice, touch, and zeal in the performance. It was not a tremendous performance but I know he has it in him to blow us away. Josh is going through to the next round. Simon fears him. Rightfully so.

Nicole did not go with her heart and eliminated Dexter, who seemed surprised by the decision. I am just glad he did not cry because it hurts seeing that man cry.-DocFB

Diagnosis: Keep Doing Your Thing Dexter


L.A. Reid Playing Dirty On X Factor When It Comes To Simon Cowell

L.A. Reid & Simon Cowell. Photo: Sun.co
L.A. Reid & Simon Cowell. Photo: Sun.co

L.A. Reid & Simon Cowell. Photo: Sun.co

If L.A. Reid is trying to show that record executives are dirty, he is doing quite a job.  Reid is admitting he is trying to sabatoge the X Factor contestants that Simon Cowell is mentoring this season.

We are sure the story was planted but we know there is truth to it.  In my opinion. Simon and Nicole Sherzinger have the most talented contestestants to mentor.  Drew Ryniewicz & LeRoy Bell for starters.

Simon Cowell has been nothing but complimentary of Reid, saying he has him beat when it comes to finding talent.  Interesting how Babyface and others are not mentioned in the talent that Reid found.  Even taking credit for signing Justin Bieber when Usher and Justin Timberlake were both fighting to sign Bieber.  Where was Reid then?

Reid can play all the mind games and dirty tricks he wants to Simon and his contestants.  Drew ain't no fool.-DocFB

Diagnosis:  We Are Lovin' X Factor So Far......


Leroy Bell Covers Adele On X Factor

Leroy Bell covered Adele's version of "Make You Feel My Love" written by Bob Dylan on X Factor.

Bell is 60 years old and it is hard to believe he has yet to ever be signed to a label with a voice as soulful as his.

It's pure. It's soulful. It's beautiful. He looks good for 60 I must say.

Nicole Sherzinger is really picking the right songs. L.A. Reid could learn something from her. Just saying.-DocFB

Diagnosis: We feel it.....