Emblem3 rides the wrong wave home on ‘X Factor’

Emblem3 rides the wrong wave home on ‘X Factor’
Emblem3 performs live on THE X FACTOR, Wednesday, December 12. CR: Ray Mickshaw / FOX.
by: Vince Mirenzi

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On Wednesday night, L.A. Reid compared them to The Beatles. On Thursday night, Wednesday proved to really just be “Yesterday,” as Emblem3 was sent home after receiving the lowest number of semi-final votes.

Following their renditions of “Baby, I Love Your Way” by Peter Frampton and “Hey Jude” by The Beatles Wednesday night, the judges and audience roared with approval, with Britney Spears applauding them for no longer being “just a boy band.” But when the results were revealed Thursday, it was Simon Cowell’s other group, Fifth Harmony, scaling the leaderboard to claim a spot in next week’s season finale.

When the trio of heartthrobs from Huntington Beach, Calif., auditioned in San Francisco, they were into catching waves on their surfboards. This season on “X Factor,” it became evident that they were pretty good at catching girls' hearts, too, with mentor Demi Lovato admitting to having a crush on one, though she never divulged who.

Thankfully for Keaton, Wesley and Drew, Cowell has developed a knack for finding, building and showcasing talents to the world. Now that he’s brought them this far, it appears their mentor is prepared to focus on the latter.

"I think there's a pretty good chance. I'm not going to let anyone else get them . . . There'll be some pretty big announcements at the end of the show,” said Cowell, when asked by The Hollywood Reporter if he would sign Emblem3 to his label.

After a surprising results episode, the competition is now down to three acts heading into the season finale. Carly Rose Sonenclar and Tate Stevens have never finished outside of the Top-2 in voting, but Fifth Harmony is finding their harmonies at just the right time, making the impossible seem possible each week.

Three acts, two performances, one $5 million prize. Who will win “The X Factor” crown? We’ll find out next Wednesday at 8 p.m. ET on CTV.

Until then, surf’s up, dudes!

Full episodes of “X Factor” are available online at CTV.ca.