As part of the changes for “The X Factor USA” promised by British mogul, Simon Cowell before Season 3 kicked off on Sept. 11, there will be no more Boot Camp and Judge’s House segments for the hopefuls.
But this doesn’t mean that the contestants, especially those under the wing of the British mogul will not be able to step in to his Beverly Hills mansion. For Season 3, Simon is mentoring the “Group “ category as the Four Chair Challenge comes in to play.
The group acts include, “X Factor” lovers, Alex and Sierra, Restless Road, RoXxy Montana and Sweet Suspense. And the Daily Mail noted that the members of Simon’s “group” wing all “looked pretty excited” when they pulled over to Simon’s luxurious mansion last Sunday, Oct. 20.
Simon’s group visited the judge’s Beverly Hills home as part of the segment on Week 8 (spoiler alert!) for their first live performance on the reality show. The group is set to perform at CBS Television City in Los Angeles, Calif.
Looking closely at the photos posted by the Daily Mail on Oct. 21, the boys team, the Restless Road appeared too excited to see Simon’s collection of luxury car.
Zach Beeken Colton Pack, and Andrew Scholz, who made their way to the Top 16 Finalists for their impressive rendition of Keith Urban’s hit song, “Someone Like You,” were all photographed admiring Simon’s expensive sports car.
Watch VIDEO featuring Restless Road performance on "The X Factor USA" Season 3 here.
Members Millie Thrasher Summer Reign and Celine Polenghi failed to impress the judges as solo artists. And soon they created a buzz after being compared to popular English- Irish group, One Direction. This following Simon Cowell’s move to bring them back on stage and formed as a new group.
As if trying to prove that Simon made the right decision, Millie and Celine made sure that the second chance was all worth it and they regrouped to prepare for a performance of their lives. And it worked. They impressed the judges with their rendition of Beyonce’s Rose Royce classic “Wishing On A Star” and they got a spot in the Top Final 16.
Watch VIDEO featuring Sweet Suspense performance on "The X Factor USA" Season 3 here.
It’s a girl group comprised of sisters, Tenija, Tiara and Temperance. The 3Ts are the granddaughters of legendary soul singer, Marvin Gaye. Simon knew he had to take them in at the Four Chair Challenge when he heard them sang Michael Jackson's “Man In The Mirror.”
It should be interesting to note that the “RoXxy” sisters learned to sing in church. According to the Daily Mail, their pastor parents played a key role on how they turned out to be as young artists.
Watch VIDEO featuring RoXxy Montana's performance on "The X Factor USA" Season 3 here.
Alex and Sierra
Lovers, Alex Kinsey, 21 and Sierra Deaton, 21 still look loved up as they were photographed getting off the van. Clutching his guitar in his right hand, Alex took Sierra’s arms with his left to help her alight from the vehicle as they reached the mansion.
Alex and Sierra impressed the judges when they performed a stripped down rendition of “Grease” soundtrack, “You’re The One That I Want.”
What did the judges say about the “X Factor” lovers , according to Gossip Cop?
Kelly Rowland: “I genuinely adore you two. I love listening to you sing together, and I like a bit of the sexiness you guys have, too.”
Paulina Rubio: “I love you guys since the beginning… I believe in you guys as a couple and artists.”
Demi Lovato : “You guys are probably one of my favourite acts in this whole competition. Now here comes my tough love. I hate to be this person but from a business perspective you have to ask, “What would happen if you ever broke up?”
Simon Cowell: “I really, really like you. There’s no one in the market like you. I like the fact that you put your own twists on these songs. People are really gonna fall in love with you. I can think of nothing better than working with you two in this competition.”
Watch VIDEO featuring Alex and Sierra on "The X Factor" Season 3 here.
Check out the Group acts in photos. See them as they admire Simon Cowell's Beverly Hills home here.
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