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Holbrook’s Al Calderon was eliminated from “The X Factor” in one of the craziest decisions in the show’s history.
Calderon kicked off the evening with a smart, though initially shaky, EDM/R&B version of Carly Rae Jepsen’s “Call Me Maybe.”
Reaction was mixed. “You had a really, really great energy,” judge Demi Lovato said, before adding, “There were times when it was a little pitchy.”
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Simone Torres, the 19-year-old student from Port Jefferson Station once considered a front-runner in this season’s “The X Factor,” was cut Thursday night.
Torres, who attends the Berklee College of Music, performed an ill-advised, up-tempo version of the Sam Cooke classic “A Change Is Gonna Come” that did not go over well, despite her strong, distinctive voice.
Judge Simon Cowell told...Read more »
After bringing out the largest crowd ever to audition for “The X Factor,” Long Island has three contestants left in the competition, as the show picked its Top 40 last night.
Al Calderon, the charismatic 19-year-old restaurant host who wowed the judges with his soulful version of “Sara Smile” made it through to the next round, as did Simone Torres, the 19-year-old student from Port Jefferson...Read more »
“The X Factor” is now offering free tickets to its upcoming audition shows at Nassau Coliseum from June 19 to 21.
The shows will feature the full judging panel – Simon Cowell, Demi Lovato and new judges Kelly Rowland and Paulina Rubio – evaluating those singers who received “golden tickets” from the open call that drew 16,000 contestants at the Coliseum in April.
There will be two separate...Read more »