“The X Factor” ended its week of live shows Thursday night and while some Latino favorites were sent home in tense elimination rounds, others remained, keeping the stakes high in the televised singing competition.
Brazilian-American rocker David Correy was sent home by judge and mentor L.A. Reid, who chose Jason Brock over the 26-year-old Maryland native.
Been a fighter my whole life. I'm still standing tall & smiling. I love being doubted. It's time to go hard. #TeamDavidCorrey I love u—
Urban Rock Records (@davidcorrey) November 02, 2012
Fellow judge Demi Lovato wasn’t a fan of Correy’s cover of the Kelly Clarkson hit “Since You’ve Been Gone,” telling Correy that “it sounded like you were screaming.”
Although Correy was sent home – to the dismay of the crowd – fellow rocker and fan favorite Jennel Garcia also survived the live show cuts.
Girl group 1432 was selected by judge and mentor Simon Cowell to compete in the final 12, beating out country trio Sister C.
Boy band Emblem 3 was also selected to round out the group winners, but it was clear that the 1432 members were ecstatic about the win due in no small part to Latina members Lauren Juaregui, Ally Brooke Hernandez and Camila Cabello, who wowed the crowd with their rendition of Lovato’s chart topper “Skyscraper.”
I feel so blessed to be in a group with my girls, theyre so talented and so beautiful inside and out,im lucky to have them #blessed—
camila cabello (@camilacabello97) November 02, 2012
“I don’t know who that song is by,” commented Lovato after 1432′s performance. “But whoever they may be, you did better than the original singer.”
And 1432 – winners as they are – won’t be known by that name much longer, as Cowell said that fans would be allowed to submit new group name suggestions through “The X Factor” website.
The week of live shows also marked the highly-anticipated debut of Mario Lopez as show co-host alongside Khloe Kardashian Odom. “The X Factor” returns with a new round of episodes next Wednesday at 8/7c.