Top 25 Performances of 2012 – New Year’s Countdown – #22
#22 is CeCe Frey with “Sexy and I Know It”! I realize many of those following are prepared to flay me after simply reading that, but hear me out! The way I see it, The X Factor distinguishes itself as the search for the next commercial pop star. Where it goes wrong is that midway through the process it decides to find a pure vocalist in the vein of Idol. Thus, we end up with a potential new Ke$ha fighting to be the next Mariah Carey. If there was ever a performance that reflected what I feel this show should be about, it was CeCe’s judge’s house audition. Defiant and leopard clad, a stripped down version of an LMFAO party anthem was a direct hit.
Then, the live rounds happened… I’m pretty sure if I passed the audition process with flying colors only to have the producers strip me of my rightful power and dump bleach on my head, I’d be kind of pissed off. Why cast a group of individual artists only to choose everything from their songs to their arrangements, from their outfits to their set-up? Do they even get to choose what they eat for dinner on The X Factor? Strange, considering this is the show that distinguishes itself as being about “more than just a voice.” All these people have to do is show up and lend their vocals, right? In that case, I’d perform my “save me” numbers like I was being eaten alive by a horde of invisible zombies, too.
All things considered, super polarizing CeCe proved that she has the chops to be a commercial pop starlet with “Sexy and I Know It.” Her true fans are rabid, and her work ethic is killer. I for one really like her, and I say, she should take Simon up on his recommendation that she star in her own reality show and that she should take it down the Ashlee Simpson/ Aubrey O’day route. Film a reality show surrounding the start of your career, CeCe. I’m not saying it actually has to be real, of course! Make sure Simon has a surefire record deal waiting for you at the end, record the next “Call Me Maybe,” and boom. Love her or love to hate her, Season 2 would have been infinitely more boring without CeCe Frey.
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"Thus, we end up with a potential new Ke$ha fighting to be the next Mariah Carey."
THIS. SO MUCH THIS. There was a lot of missed opportunity with Cece given how good she was in "Sexy and I Know It." She got the bitch edit in this show and she was not allowed the chance to shine. Given the right songs, she could have ended up going further in the competition. It's amazing she even reached the Top 6 with the kind of songs thrown her way.
@CeCeMissXtotheO i loved all your last perfomances and also the next perfomances you are going to do we'll be there supporting you! LOVEYOU
@CeCeMissXtotheO but ultimately every happens for a reason and I know ull take all u learned and make the best by becoming a superstar
@CeCeMissXtotheO want to add that I understand where she was coming from with the changes and also she was learning how to coach too :-)
@CeCeMissXtotheO As much as I love demi I also think ur should've stay true to what was presented in the auditions, camp and judged houses.
@CeCeMissXtotheO Your audition should get higher than 22nd! It was amazingg! Should've been placed in the top 10! <3
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@CeCeMissXtotheO The top performances for me was all of 15 CeCe's performances on The X factor. :)You put your heart in all of them! #Pround
@CeCeMissXtotheO lady marmalade,eye of the tiger,wind beneath my wings,all by myself,the part of me,and the edge of the glory.
@cecemissxtotheo I want really bad to be noticed to show you how i love you.cuz u are the person i admire very much #warriorforlife
@CeCeMissXtotheO you're the best baby! Argentina loves you ♥! Happy new year/ feliz año nuevo. For #CeCesYear
@CeCeMissXtotheO at the turn of the year will have many fireworks, but none will outshine you CeCe! Love u ❤❤
@CeCeMissXtotheO This is actually a very thought provoking article. He is probably right about the X-factor process as well.
@cecemissxtotheo please Cece i was with u from the start but u didnt even notice me.WHY?make some new year gift and notice me please!
@CeCeMissXtotheO omg congrats you deserve it <3 and he's right you should have been able to choose your own songs and dress how you wanted
@CeCeMissXtotheO I'm Sexy and I know It & You Haven't Seen the Last of Me were my favorite performances from u
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