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Top 25 Performances of 2012 – New Year’s Countdown – #6

Fifth Harmony

#6 is Fifth Harmony with “Anything Could Happen”! It was as though the girls of 5H woke up the morning after their successful sing-off with Diamond White and thought, “today, we compete. XOXO.” Camila’s bow grew ten sizes that day. Cakes were ordered, wacky waiters were hired, and the girls turned on their glittery madness. Seriously, though. This was a real moment for them and the standout performance on this season of The X Factor.

Would you like to know what I think the real issue with Fifth Harmony was? Once again, I blame the editing. We only got to know incredible front-gal Camila Cabello if we decided to go the extra mile and scavenge through her interesting twitter feed. She’s funny! That was a massive misstep. Meeting the lead vocalist is a necessity. Come to think of it, the show didn’t spend too much time introducing us to any of them! Hi, Normani! Also, just generally speaking, the audience relates more when delving deeper into the backstories of solo acts, as opposed to watching a gaggle of girls talking about how they kind of like being a manufactured group. These girls were solo acts at one point, though. Knowing that we’d follow them into the live shows, couldn’t we have been given more than a snippet here and a soundbite there? They seem fun enough! I believe them as a group.

I found myself “singing” the “ooh, ooh, ooh, OoOh” part of this song around my place days after this performance. It’s hard, alright?! The signing of Fifth Harmony by Simon Cowell seems all but inevitable. I’m hoping that an awesome girl group can rock the charts and compete with the recent resurgence of boy bands. This could end up being a major win for The X Factor, when all is said and done. Can they bring the pegasus from “Anything Could Happen” part #2 along as a mascot? Who’s your favorite?!

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aquayers
aquayers

I'm so agree with this!! This performance definitely the highlight of this group. After their amazing performance on judge's house,I've been very disappointed that they didn't bring performance as great as that for the longest time. Thank god for Anything Could Happen. I was so mesmerized by this performance. I hope they'll release great song for their debut.

Trey_
Trey_

WOOOOT! LIVE ON FIFTH HARMONY!!!!!!!! 

realGary
realGary

"This was a real moment for them and the standout performance on this season of The X Factor." Agree, these girls should attract more attention in the commercial world. Not sure if 5th Harmony should have beat Carly (on this list) for the remarkable moments, but I want to see what you have as the final five.

Forever504
Forever504

I really don't think this should have made the list because most of the harmonies came from the back up singer and not the girls 

JoeTranch
JoeTranch moderator

@realGary Really, almost all of these placings can be switched within two or three places depending on a few factors. I liked many of Carly's performances more than a lot of Fifth Harmony's. This was just an exception for me! The final five is posting soon!

ClydeWarren
ClydeWarren

I don't even think those were backup singers... those were pre-taped background vocals.   I think this was the most non-sung moment I've ever witnessed in a supposed singing competition.   Leave it to Simon Cowell..... no wonder people lost so much respect for X Factor and moved over to The Voice.

JoeTranch
JoeTranch moderator

@Forever504 Hey, could be true, but it was still a great performance as a whole!

NickRoman1
NickRoman1 moderator

@ClydeWarren "no wonder people lost so much respect for X Factor and moved over to The Voice." 

I say this as possibly the biggest XF apologist on the site:

People had respect for The X Factor?

JoeTranch
JoeTranch moderator

@ClydeWarren Is it really a singing competition, though? I think of it as a search for a commercial act. This performance got a lot of buzz from critics and fans alike. Plus, it got a lot of requests for this list. I enjoyed it!

JoeTranch
JoeTranch moderator

@Mikhail XO  @NickRoman1 Ha! I meant if you're just going to complain as though you're forced to endure it! Of course criticizing is fun!

JoeTranch
JoeTranch moderator

@NickRoman1  Right! if you're going to hate on it, just move on. If you're going to have fun with it, then enjoy it!

realGary
realGary

@JoeTranch @ClydeWarren Commercial act search is a good summation. Cowell produces many acts from the finalists, all over the world not just the winner. Audience appeal has a lot to do with success.