29 November 2013

XFactor USA: The Final 6

Last night was the results show on The XFactor, and we were shocked once again to see two leave the competition.

This time, the two to go were Lillie McCloud and Josh Levi.

Josh Levi and Rion Paige sang for survival, after they each sang, the judges chose who they were sending home. Demi saved Rion, who is in her category, Paulina saved Josh, who was in her category. Kelly saved Josh Levi and Simon sent it to Deadlock, in which the decision is placed in the hands of the public, whoever had the least amount of votes from the public was sent home.

Josh Levi went home, and that was upsetting. But you know it is upsetting to see people go.

The final 6 are as follows:

Alex and Sierra
Ellona Santiago
Jeff Gutt
Restless Road
Carlito Olivero
Rion Paige

So it is exciting to see the competition winding down, just sad to see it coming to an end, since we do wait for it for a year and when it finally comes back it goes in the blink of an eye!

So next Thursday we will be seeing Emblem3 come back to XFactor!!!

They will be singing 3000 Miles and let me tell ya, it will be really awesome to see them come back on the stage where they catapulted to success.

Previous performers include One Direction, Selena Gomez, Demi Lovato, Fifth Harmony, and Michael Buble.

Some pictures of these performances will be down below, so yeah, let me know if you tune in to XFactor and who your favorite acts are, or if your favorite act has already been voted off, are you hoping to see them make it far? -J








































All photos belong to The XFactor USA

27 November 2013

Catching Fire

I went to the movies a couple days ago, and I watched Catching Fire. 

What a fantastic movie, I have read all three books and I get so excited to go watch the movies when they come out. 

I was really excited to see how they portrayed everything on screen, I won't spoil it for anyone who has not watched the movie yet, but, I really liked the way they sped up some of the events. 

If you have read the book then you know that some of the things they tributes find out and other events take a few chapters or a whole chapter, they take quite a while, and in the movie they were able to keep it correct like it was in the book but they did it quickly. If that makes any sense, I really liked that.

I loved the movie, the actors are just magnificent and Finnick is great and Johanna, everyone Katniss and Peeta, I just love everyone. And honestly, I cannot wait a whole year for the next one to come out, how am I going to wait for such a long time?! Well, let me know what your opinions on the movie were! -J

25 November 2013

New York City!!

On Friday, November 22, I had to opportunity to go to New York. And let me tell you, although the Rockerfeller tree has not been lit yet, all the lights that cover up the trees and everything else around it, is beautiful.

I headed off to NYC at about 7:30 in the morning, the travel took a few hours because we got caught in traffic (I traveled on a coach bus), we passed Time Square and Rockerfeller Plaza and other small neighborhoods.

We traveled to the Statue of Liberty, but only saw it from far away, it was still really amazing to see, there was a bit of fog and it made the sight even more incredible. I thought it was pretty cool, I have never seen the statue in real life, and I feel like its one of those things that a lot of people want to see, so I am glad I was able to.


After we were given a chance to stand around and take pictures, we boarded back on the bus and headed towards and more upsetting destination. The 9/11 Memorial.Let me just tell you, the security you have to go through to get to the memorial is pretty intense, a little frightning, but if you have nothing to hide I mean, you're fine!After getting through security, we walked to the memorial, and you could immediately hear the water falling in the enormous fountains. As we walked closer to the fountains, the water was louder, and it was very chilly.It is a sad ground, it is beautiful what they have done with it. They are building 7 more towers, they already have a few, they have also already built the tallest skyscraper in North America. It was definitely something memorable. 



 Another thing we saw was the survivor tree, it was the only tree that made it through the tragedy that was 9/11. They found it under all the debris, and they took it out and nurtured it to full life, and they placed it in the memorial.



 After the 9/11 Memorial we headed to Rockerfeller Plaza, where we were set free to have lunch and do some quick shopping around the area. That was a good time to really talk with friends and just have a good 'ol laugh.

We walked around the plaza, and took all sorts of pictures, of the Christmas decorations, of each other, we visited different little shops and did all sorts of fun things.


Look its the tree! Too bad it was all covered
up while they decorated it.





 After about 3 hours or so, we were set to meet back in front of the NBC Experience Store, we were lead up the stairs of the store and were given our tickets and lanyards to put them in. We walked in were told and showed a few things, and our tour began!

We saw a few studios where the news and popular televisions shows are filmed, we got some insider secrets and told all sorts of things from lighting to cameras to different green screen effects. We got to see the Saturday Night Live set, and guess who was in there practicing his skits? GUESS. Okay, Josh Jutcherson. It was pretty darn cool to see him in person, really cool. Wow, taking a moment to think back on that, woah. He was actually in there...anyway, yes jhutch was actually in there and we got to see him, cool.

Photo and video are not allowed in the studios so I have nothing from that part of the trip:(

After that it was about time to go home, and when we stepped outside, wow. Take a look.




Obviously these pictures do not do the actual beauty any justice, but it is very beautiful.

After that we boarded the bus and headed home, it was a great trip, definitely something I will never forget.

If you ever get the chance to visit New York City during the Christmas season, or at any point of the year, take the opportunity, you will not regret it!

Here are some other pictures I took while on my trip:)





-J

03 November 2013

One Direction: Story of My Life!!!

The 'Story of My Life' music video came out today, and it is such a wonderful music video and it's like a nice little insight on the life of the guys from One Direction, it is sentimental and just lovely. Just lovely.

I'm not going to explain it, or tell you what happens here and there, I'm not going to tell you who does what, when and where and why.

I'm just going to let you watch it. Just watch, and admire, and love. -J