‘The X Factor’ Pepsi Challenge: Pick the finalists’ songs for next week

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It’s time for this season’s Pepsi Challenge, which I had assumed involved picking Pepsi or Coke out of a taste-test lineup, but is apparently about picking a song for the six remaining X Factor finalists for next week’s show.

Last year, the Pepsi Challenge resulted in some fairly bland song choices, such as the over-performed Mariah Carey ditty, “Hero”, and the perplexingly-selected “Fly” by Sugar Ray. This year’s song choices have some headscratchers, but there are at least more current choices for the remaining finalists than were in evidence in Wednesday’s #1’s-themed show.

The choices:

Carly Rose Sonenclar

Your Song (Elton John, though I imagine she’d be doing the Ellie Goulding version)

I Just Can’t Stop Loving You (Michael Jackson)

If I Were A Boy (Beyonce)

CeCe Frey

Part of Me (Katy Perry)

Die Young (Ke$ha)

So What (Pink)

Diamond White

Kiss From A Rose (Seal)

Diamonds (Rihanna)

Mercy (Duffy’s song, I assume, not Kanye West’s or Dave Matthews Band’s)


I Got A Feeling (Blacked Eyed Peas)

Forever Young (Alphaville)

Marry You (Bruno Mars)

Fifth Harmony

Anything Could Happen (Ellie Goulding)

What Makes You Beautiful (One Direction)

Give Your Heart A Break (Demi Lovato)

Tate Stevens

The Dance (Garth Brooks)

If Tomorrow Never Comes (Garth Brooks)

She’s Country (Jason Aldean)


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