The X Factor

The X Factor – Results – 11/17/2011

Live blogging The X Factor results show for November 17, 2011

Who’s going home tonight? Rickey.org readers chose Stacy Francis! No! Don’t let the music die in her Simon!

Plus: Rihanna performs!

RESULTS AS THEY HAPPEN

Group Number: We Will Rock You

Leroy Bell forgot to sing again! LOL! At least we know they were not lip-syncing!

Results:

Leroy Bell is safe! THANK YOU @babyjesus!

Lakoda Rayne is safe! YES!

Rihanna performs ‘We Found Love’

Results:

Chris Rene is safe!

Melanie Amaro is safe!

Josh Krajcik is safe!

Marcus Canty is safe!

Drew is safe!

Rachel Crow is safe!

Astro and Stacy Francis are in the Bottom 2! OMG! Shocker!

This show is rigged! Astro was the MOST POPULAR contestant last night.

Sing For Survival:

Stacy Francis sings ‘Amazing Grace’

Astro raps ‘Never Can Say Goodbye’

Astro says “I feel like it’s unnecessary.” (To perform) Wow!

Judges Vote:

LA Reid sends home Stacy Francis

– LA was disappointed in Astro’s attitude

Nicole Scherzinger sends home Astro

Paula Abdul sends home Stacy Francis

Simon Cowell sends home Stacy Francis

– Simon was disappointed in Astro’s attitude. Astro started crying! Simon was tempted to bring it to deadlock.

Stacy Francis is eliminated from The X Factor!

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Mary
Mary

He was in the bottom two so he clearly is not the most popular and after his arrogant and petulant rude behaviour he will be out on his ear next week.

Ashley
Ashley

So glad Stacey went home. She has a voice somewhere in space and she's tone deaf. Astro is just a kid and he knows that Stacey and Drew should have been the bottom 2. Rene and Lakoda are next on their way out.
Melanie, Josh, Marcus, and Astro ROCK!

Mary
Mary

Azztroll is snoozefest. Bring back Stacey.

Marie Ruffin
Marie Ruffin

OMG they got the little kids crying. This is cruel. And is Steve Jones the stiffest ever?

Marie Ruffin
Marie Ruffin

Well that opening number was so amateurish, there was hardly any ENERGY! Hey, look at the singers on THE SING-OFF to know what Energy is....or any AI opening number. That was just so amateurish I almost cried.

AstroFTW
AstroFTW

What do you guys think of Chris Rene calling Astro an INSPIRATION
for the way he acted last night?

MrChrisRene Chris Rene
by AstronomicalKid

@AstronomicalKid Ahhh good job last night, your a true inspiration! Artist's standing up for what you believe in, Your a G! #Inspired
2 hours ago

beverly macdonald
beverly macdonald

astro is only 14, he is just acting like it...wow but what a poor sport, his parents should of taught him to be a better sport, which is part of every competion...he wont make nothing being like that, they should of booted him, he will get worse, dont any of the judges have children???? nope they dont, it will escalate now. stacy wasnt any different than melanie and they loved her...wrong person to go home. just glad josh is safe and after the rest of the riff raff goes, he will be the winner.

Solara
Solara

Something very troubling with Astro's performance and this show. One moment he is acting belligerently, the next showing tears. Did LA tell him, you're a rapper you got to show attitude, you got to be a bad-ass to have some credibility in this genre. So he does as he is advised, and then is completely caught off guard when Simon rips into him. Surprised, publicly shamed, and only 14 years old, tears naturally flow. If that's what happened this show should be ashamed of itself for mistreating so young a person.

Jude
Jude

This show is so bad that I watch it like a car wreck. Simon has lost any edge
he ever had, Nicole is just embarrasing to watch, Paula is pitiful and LA
Reid is an arrogant jerk. The contestants, most of them are just looking
for a break and the judges have made a sham of the whole thing. How
Stacy and Astro ever got in the finals is beyond me - Good Riddance.

There is only one winner in this crew and that is Josh. yep.

Josh and Melanie will be the final two and he will win.

eric
eric

You have talent kid but that kind of attitude will lead you nowhere. He should be grateful Simon did an objective decision... it's a talent show after-all. But if he won't stop being such a douche he won't go far
...Stacy had to rest. too much yelling and tears.. stressful for her

DeeDeeMcFee
DeeDeeMcFee

Fact is Astro needs to be humbled. With his attitude, he was never going to win. People don't like arrogance in ADULTS, they definitely don't accept it in kids. Not when you are giving someone the opportunity to will a 5 million dollar contract. People are going to want to actually LIKE the person that they are giving such an opportunity to and Astro is not likable.

I think he is probably the most talented person on the show, but he does not deserve to win. He is someone that will benefit with having to attain his fame the hard way, because right now he is far too entitled.

fiers
fiers

Ok I think Stacy's survival performance was ok and her performance last night was hilariously bad. But I'm also not digging the whole hip/hop rap thing from Astro. His attitude disgusts me. I would keep Stacy any day over this piece of shit. I can't believe Simon and Paula saved him.

Argie
Argie

Can he sing? (Astro)

katherine
katherine

I THOUGHT THE DISPLAY OF ASTRO'S PERSONALITY WAS AWFUL, THE JUDGES SHOULD HAVE ALL VOTED HIM OFF, I WILL NOT WATCH THE SHOW ANYMORE, BECAUSE IF THEY BELIEVE A BRAT LIKE ASTRO IS GOOD ENOUGH TO BE A WINNER, THEN THEY ARE SICK, WHO WANTS TO LISTEN TO AN ARROGANT LITTLE SHIT HEAD LIKE ASTRO, LET GO BACK TO WHERE HE BELONGS

Jay
Jay

If you look at the phone results on Dial Idol Astro was tied with Chris for dead last, BUT Stacy had the most phone traffic. Now this can probably be attributed to the fact that old people who would vote for Stacy are less inclined to use other methods and frankly I would guess that there is a large percentage of the voting blocks that dislike what Astro does and once the "cuteness" factor is gone aren't going to vote for him anymore. And then when he came out and said he felt he didn't need to perform! Wow! He is lucky he didn't get a fast ticket out of there. Hopefully he learns a little humility (I know that is representative of his musical genre, but he is in a popularity contest not a gang war). Frankly, I would have had Chris down there with Stacy and Stacy really needed to go!

justin lake
justin lake

LA REID You are obviously over the hill and cannot spot talent anymore if your claim to fame is finding spoiled brats that would be horrible role models than maybe you should retire before you hurt someone

Dee
Dee

i wish it was a dead lock. both should have left. Ihate unhumble people in a competition. they both are just that.Bye Stacy. yay

kenjimora23
kenjimora23

c'mon Astro ., ur a very talented kid,don't waste this oppurtunity. just shut up! and listen to the judges.. face the consequence of what u did, and learn to face it like a man. i hope he'll absorbs this and learn from it. i hope American audience will give this kid another chance coz nobody knows what he trully feels. He's a competition threat for everyone and that makes this show exciting..... Go Melanie!!!!

Bryan
Bryan

For the people saying that the judges will never vote their own contestants off, they should really pay attention to the uk version of the show. The mentors do vote for their own to be voted off, it's a rarity but it's true. This season of the x factor uk, Louie Walsh and Kelly Rowland voted against their own because they didn't perform well. So there is no conflict of interest. (this is towards some of the comments on the Facebook section) do your research.

Hawkeyes
Hawkeyes

Astro IS the most popular contestant on the show. All of his live performances on youtube (except the delayed-latest one) have the most views. He might not be the best, but he is the most popular.

Mary
Mary

He was not crying because of his age, he was crying because of over praise by the judges for his non singing arrogant performances in the delusional belief that he is a big star and has won the show already and being in the bottom two begged him to ask the question - does the great Bradley aka Astro even need to sing as he is so (delusional) the winner and sensational (not). FGS send him packing next week. He cannot sing and just prances about the stage with a fish supper on his shoulders.

Mary
Mary

I just loved Stacey as she sang from the heart.

So great to see the overhyped non singing buffoon brought down to size.

When big headed Bradley suggested he should not need to sing as he had already won they should have agreed and sent him packing. He brings nothing to music but an aggressive egotistical attitude.

Storm
Storm

Honestly people, .. love and compassion are ALWAYS the answer. I don't think he has a big ego at all, but a very fragile one and it showed tonight. It takes immense courage to perform and be judged by millions of people with most of them being adults. The only bullies I see are the adults picking on a child and that is frankly very low and shocking. Sure, .. he was caught off guard and he was hurt! He didn't handle it well but in the end he apologized for his behavior. HE IS STILL LEARNING ! He is not full of himself and he showed his vulnerability tonight. HE IS STILL A CHILD ! It would be nice if everyone takes a step back and gives him a chance to redeem himself. Who are any of you to judge him when you really don't know him? I give him much praise for being ambitious and brave enough to try to please and perform before millions of people. THAT TAKES A LOT OF COURAGE! He is very talented and a good kid trying to make a good life for himself and his family at a very young age. Give credit where credit is due and don't hate on him, lest you scar the poor kid for life. Who among us hasn't acted badly and immature at some point in our life? Forgive him and offer him understanding ... you know it is the right thing to do.

Nicole Barrett
Nicole Barrett

I'm glad Stacy went home and I expected her to. Simon and LA were talking about Astro having a bad attitude tonight but Stacy had a bad attitude both last night and tonight. Astro's performance was 10 times better than Stacy's last night. Besides, doesn't a lot of attitude go along with the whole hip hop community in general? Astro is just a kid - he's got room to grow. Stacy is 42 years old and still a victim. I can't believe she couldn't take the constructive criticism last night and just looked steaming mad after the judges spoke the truth to her. And then to only thank Simon and blame her failure on the song choices (basically blaming Nicole) when she would not even be there if it weren't for Nicole choosing her in the first place. I do believe that Nicole should have never been asked to mentour the over 30's when she's the youngest judge. She just doesn't have the experience to be in a mentouring position. They should have kept that other judge - Cheryl Cole(?). Anyway, I don't believe in victimhood but Stacy has always used victimhood to get through (sob stories) and is now ending on a victimhood note (playing the blame game). I'm glad she's gone and never found her to be inspiring.

jj
jj

Are people really blaming his attitude on his age? Have people forgotten Intensity? There was 10 of them around his age and their attitudes were sooooo much better.

soske
soske

astro cried, thats enough for me.

AstroFTW
AstroFTW

Why does it matter if he can sing or not??? This is NOT exclusively a singing competition.
He's really good at what he does. He raps better than most contestants sing. X-factor never said it was just a singing competition.

Andie
Andie

I though Frankie of X Factor UK is a vile contestant, well Astro takes the cake

Frankie with all the drugs, sex, and the fact that he can't sing was still really grateful to the people who vote for him, but this kid, geez!

Be grateful and be humble!

Andie
Andie

I hope Astro keeps his stank attitude and goes home next week! He doesn't deserve to be on the tour! He doesn't even sing! His attitude sucks!

I hope he goes to the BTM 2 again next week and is sent home!!!

Tes
Tes

whatev. Chris Rene is saved. It's all good. Astro next week. I think he lost a lot of votes for his attitude. Not even a star yet, and his ego is bigger than earth! I was already kinda liking him cause he is so sweet with his ma, sis and even with his step pa. But well, the monster is out now. been peaking there for several weeks now anyways.

Sophia
Sophia

ASTRO IS GOING TO BE A SUPER STAR. HE HAS HE HEART AND HE PROBABLY IS THE ONLY CONTESTANT THERE WHO CAN EVEN WRITE THEIR OWN LYRICS! I LOVE MY ASTRO AND CHRIS IS GREAT TOO!!!

AstroFTW
AstroFTW

And to whoever said he was a bully.. o_0
really? That's just over the top prejudice. There's nothing wrong with hating his bad
attitude that he displayed tonight but to say he's a bully is way out of line, when he's clearly not. In fact in his top 32 performance he did a song AGAINST bullying..

Sophia
Sophia

I LOVE ASTRO!!!!! HE IS A TRUE ARTIST

AstroFTW
AstroFTW

A lot of you are extremely ignorant saying he's not singing, he does the same thing every week with the words changed, blah blah. He's NOT a singer. X-Factor never said this was a SINGING competition. It's to find a STAR recording artist that can SELL RECORDS. For your information rap music sells very, very well. The top selling rappers are only 2nd to pop artists.

Rapping and singing are 2 different forms of music. Why would Astro sing when he is not a singer? He never claimed to be a singer. X-Factor never claimed to be a singing only contest.

Whether or not he has a poor attitude, his talent is undeniable. It's undeniable that he has that "undefinable" quality as Simon said he had last week. He has more potential as a big artist than anyone else on the show. The goal of the show is to find someone being a successful recording artist. And by the way being supremely confident is a part of being a rapper, it is accepted and expected in that genre.

However the way he acted tonight was pretty stupid and I'm sure he lost a bunch of fans that he grew on over the weeks.

But to keep bringing up him not singing is stupid. The bottom line is, Astro is a better rapper than most of these contestants are singers, get it? In terms of talent it's Astro, Josh, Rachel, Drew. But in terms of Star quality and potential as a big star Astro is clearly in a class above them.

Whether you like him or not, can you really foresee any of the other contestants I named being mega stars? For those you don't know, you need to realize that a RAPPER just sold 1 MILLION albums in his 1st week a few months ago, and another rapper is going to sell around 700, 000 albums in his 1st week by the beginning of next week.

Adele's last album sold 350, 000 in it's 1st week to put things in perspective.

Sophia
Sophia

ASTRO is amazing, we all sometimes get caught up with our emotions. He is the only true singer who actually shows emotion! everyone should go home because ASTRO is the best!!!!!!!! dont be jealous

fuzzywuzzy39
fuzzywuzzy39

Props to LA and Simon for calling out Astro's nasty attitude. I like the kid, but he can't be acting like that. A little humility goes a long way.

Bonnie
Bonnie

Lots of anger toward a kid Mary. You can't seem to contain yourself from making numerous ugly comments about a child. This usually happens when the individual who received no compassion as a child grows up to be an adult with no compassion. I see it all the time and the person almost always defends their parent. If my kids acted like you, I would be beyond sad.

You are quite "delusional" if you think for one second you are a better person than Astro. Quite the opposite. He made one comment and he didn't call anyone names. You on the other hand have resorted to continued name calling.

I would say the "buffoon" and "azztroll" labels would more than accurately characterize your behavior.

I'm sure you will be one of the first to come on here and gloat when he is eliminiated and I'm sure it will give you great pleasure.

Very, very pathetic! Too bad you don't put as much energy into dealing with your own demons as you do in continually putting down a kid. I would hate to see how you deal with individuals who make mistakes or do something you perceive as wrong in real life.

Mikhail
Mikhail

I am afraid you may be right. Veery sad indeed. Kid needs to be cut a break.

IdolTime
IdolTime

I think you're right. Rappers like rockers need to *earn* their status in order to preach and rock.

And I think it's better for Astro's career if he gets eliminated before the finals. But got to say,... I really do enjoy him. He's a breath of fresh air in these kinds of dog and pony shows.

Mikhail
Mikhail

Ahhhhhhhhh..."The Voice", cannot wait. Adam Levine. Mmmmmmmmmmm.....

IdolTime
IdolTime

It's not a singing competition. Turn off the TV and wait for "The Voice" to come on in January.

Mikhail
Mikhail

FIRST--GET RID OF CAP LOCKS!!!! YOU GIVE THE APPEARANCE THAT YOU ARE YELLING AT US!!!

Okay...can you fathom, at all, that perhaps he was scared and didn't know how to react? I think he was backed into a corner and behaved defensively and immaturely. He wasn't purposefully trying to be rude or disrespectful. He will be reprimanded for this and perhaps should...but it should stop there.

takakupo
takakupo

Uhhhh...I'm pretty sure they only voted for their contestants to go home because those were the weeks where the bottom were nothing but their contestants. Kelly voted off Sophie Habibis because Habibis was in the bottom with Misha and Louis voted off Sami because she was in the bottom with Kitty. Unless these were other weeks >,.>

Mikhail
Mikhail

^^Amen and thanks Bonnie. Well said ::applause::

Bonnie
Bonnie

A buffoon? Really?

So you want to comment on how awful this kid's attitude is while resorting to name calling yourself? Do you not see the irony?

I always laugh at how adults are quick to criticize children while never looking at their own faults and I would expect an adult to know better but apparently not.

I suggest you look up compassion in the dictionary because you sorely seem to lack it though I doubt it will do any good. I'm sorry that you enjoyed watching a kid be "brought down to size". Glad that made your day. Sounds pretty vindictive.

I'll take an immature kid who makes a faux paus any day over a supposed *adult* who can't act any better than what you have shown on a public forum.

Bonnie
Bonnie

Excellent post Storm. I am in agreement too.

The "behavior" of so called adults on this board warrants more comment than what Astro did.

Rickey
Rickey

We are in agreement.

Mikhail
Mikhail

^^^ Amen to all of dat!

monkey
monkey

^ its not about manners. He is a kid, he worked hard for this and he probably felt that nobody like him or cared. If he was a normal kid that got hurt like that he probably would have gone to his room to be left alone, here he had to perform for everybody to keep judging him. Have a little compassion, geez.

fuzzywuzzy39
fuzzywuzzy39

But nothing. When I was his age, I had far better manners.

Mikhail
Mikhail

But he is a kid! People cannot expect him to behave like an adult! I feel sorry for him and I am shocked that ppl are being a bit heartless. He was hurt...he is a child!