30 October 2013

XFactor 2013: First Live Show!!!

Yesterday night was the first live show on the XFactor USA, and sadly, 4 people were sent home:(

Each category performed one at a time, first went Demi's girls. Starting with Ellona Santiago, and ending with Khaya Cohen. Then went the Paulina's boys, starting with Josh Levi and ending with Tim Olstad, they were followed by the Kelly's Over 25's starting with Lillie McCloud and ending with James Kenney. Last but not least were Simon's groups starting with RoxXy Montana and ending with Restless Road.

As each category performed and finished, they were placed on the tips of the X stage with a red light falling over them, only turning white when they were put through to the actual live shows in which the votes are by the people viewing.

From the girls, the one sent home by Demi Lovato was Danie Geimer, the boy sent home by Paulina was Josh Levi, the "over 25" sent home by Kelly was James Kenney, and the group sent home by Simon was RoxXy Montana. It was all really upsetting that they had to eliminate another four talented group of people, I was extremely upset with the eliminations, one in particular, but hey, I hope this isn't the last I hear of these talented people!!!

Final 12-

Demi's Girls:
Ellona Santiago
Rion Paige
Khaya Cohen

Paulina's Boys:
Tim Olstad
Carlito Olivero
Carlos Guevara

Kelly's Over 25's:
Lillie McCloud
Rachel Potter
Jeff Gutt

Simon's Groups:
Alex and Sierra
Sweet Suspense
Restless Road

And there you have it ladies and gentlemen, the Final 12!

So the performances, I think that everyone did a great job in their own way, everyone has a different style and they worked it according to what they were singing and such, and I think that it was all a little different and I cannot wait to see more.

Rion was on fire, her performance was wonderful and she was a little butt-kicker. Ellona was a total diva, and wow, props to her for being able to do a whole dance number, run and jump, and sing (without losing her breath) especially with all the pressure and nerves I'm sure she was under. Khaya's voice is so unique, I can see her getting far in the competition. Jeff Gutt's performance was amazing, love his voice, Rachel definitely redeemed herself yesterday, wonderful performance. Restless Road definitely surprised me with their choice of song, but they added their own country...ness...? to it! Alex and Sierra, I adore them. I think they are amazzziiiinnnggggg, I really hope to see them get far in the competition!

I know I didn't get everyone but trust me, everyone gave it their all, and I cannot wait to see what more they have to give next week!! Below are some of the performances from last night! :)

That's all I'll put here, but there were many more great performances! Check them out here!! -J

20 October 2013

Selena Gomez and Emblem3 Concert: Mohegan Sun Arena

Selena Gomez and Emblem3 were in Connecticut yesterday, October 19. My family and I headed off to Mohegan Sun at around 3:30pm, the drive was about an hour, and it was soo much fun. Personally, I really like long car rides, they are fun and it's like an adventure. We had some snacks for the way, and we just drove, and as we got closer and closer, the excitement grew. The signs for Mohegan were beginning to appear more and more often, soon the tall, beautiful buildings were in sight!!

We drove our way over to a parking, and soon we were out of the car, on our way to an elevator, headed into the building!

There were children with their parents, and teenage girls with their friends everywhere!

Walking around, we saw some extremely beautiful areas, a candy store, and the hotel lobby, the tree in front of a waterfall bar/restaurant.

The entrance to the arena looked marvelous, and it was extremely exciting to walk past it every time, it was only about an hour until doors opened.

We stopped by Starbucks and got ourselves a drink and an apple fritter. We walked back over to the entrance of the arena, and the crowd was already larger than the last time we had passed by it. Soon it was 6pm and the doors were opened! Everyone crowded near the entrance, and some people were patted down by security, and we had our bags checked, tickets were scanned, and we were in! We found our seat entrance (since there are different entrances for each section) and the usher lead us to our seats, where we waited for the show to begin!

The first performer was a YouTube originated singer named Christina Grimmie, she was very good, her performance was lovely.

After she was finished, the lights came back on and the Emblem3 stage set was revealed!!!! 

The crowd waited for a bit longer and then, the guys of Emblem3 popped out of the E3 box and really got the party started.

They sang Sunset Boulevard, XO, Girl Next Door, 3000 Miles, One Day, Just For One Day, Spaghetti and a cover of Diamonds
I seriously enjoyed Emblem3 and I cannot wait until they are on their own tour, that is something I am looking forward to very much.

After Emblem3 was gone :( .. the Selena Gomez set was prepared, and it was very elegant, I thought.

Again, the crowd waited for a bit, and then the lights went off and the band began beating at the drums and playing their guitars. The video began playing on the screens and Selena came out.

She performed new songs and old songs, she ran and danced, she was amazing and beautiful and it was a lovely experience. Here are some other pictures I took, I hope you get a chance to see them if you like any of them! 

:) - J

01 October 2013

Demi Lovato - The Neon Lights Tour

Demi is preparing for her tour next year called The Neon Lights Tour

Man oh man talk about girl power. I seriously looove love love this.

So would you like to know who will be joining Demi on her next tour? Okay, get ready because this is amazing..

The first person to be joining Demi...Cher Lloyd.

The second...Little Mix!

And the third to join Demi....Fifth Harmony.

Now, not all four will be together at the same concert for all the dates. Some dates will get Demi, Little Mix, and Fifth Harmony, others will get Demi, Cher Lloyd, and Fifth Harmony and so on.

The following tour dates have been announced and tickets go on sale this Saturday, October 5, 2013 at 10a.m:

February 9 Vancouver, BC Pepsi Live @ Rogers Arena
February 11 San Jose, CA SAP Center
February 13 Anaheim, CA Honda Center
February 15 Glendale, AZ Jobing.com Arena
February 17 Grand Prairie, TX Verizon Theater At Grand Prairie
February 19 Houston, TX Toyota Center
February 21 Atlanta, GA Philips Arena
February 23 Charlotte, NC Time Warner Cable Arena
February 25 Sunrise, FL BB&T Center
February 26 Tampa, FL Tampa Bay Times Forum
March 1 Camden, NJ Susquehanna Bank Center
March 2 Fairfax, VA Patriot Center
March 5 Worcester, MA DCU Center
March 7 East Rutherford, NJ IZOD Center
March 8 Wallingford, CT Toyota Oakdale Theatre
March 11 Uniondale, NY Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum
March 13 Auburn Hills, MI The Palace At Auburn Hills
March 14 Rosemont, IL Allstate Arena
March 16 Omaha, NE CenturyLink Center
March 18 St. Paul, MN Xcel Energy Center
March 20 St. Louis, MO Chaifetz Arena
March 22 Columbus, OH Nationwide Arena
March 23 Grand Rapids, MI Van Andel Arena
March 26 Toronto, ON Air Canada Centre
March 27 Cleveland, OH Quicken Loans Arena
March 29 Nashville, TN Bridgestone Arena
March 30 Indianapolis, IN Bankers Life Fieldhouse

(ALL 2014 Dates)

Head on over to Ticketmaster and check out the tickets! Will you be getting tickets to this amaaazzinngggg show?! Let me know! -J