On the episode of Wednesday, October 10, 2012, the 2nd season of the US X Factor chose its Top 24 and lineup for the Judges’ Houses round of the competition. This is the last round before the live shows. 4 acts from each category of 6 make the live shows, which is the next round.
12 acts auditioned on this October 10 episode. CeCe Frey is in the Young Adults category (17 to 24 years of age). Her mentor is Demi Lovato.
CeCe sang LMFAO’s “I’m Sexy And I Know It” during her Top 24 Judges’ Houses performance. You can see a YouTube video below of that performance.
Selections for the live shows have not been aired at the time of this writing.
I know a lot of people will disagree with me. CeCe has that negative TV-contest quality of coming off as way overconfident and lacking in warmth. But this wasn’t just my favorite Top 24 Judges’ Houses audition of the night. I thought it was absolutely brilliant. After years of seeing dance tunes on these shows performed like pure karaoke, we finally see someone who actually adds some flare and individuality to a dance tune. And her vocal was fantastic. Right now, CeCe is in my Top 2 with Carly Rose Sonenclar. I doubt she will get that far. But I will be rooting to see more of her performances if she sings like this on the live shows (she will probably make it).
YouTube Ratings and Statistics:
The statistics have not been updated past the standard 301 views at the time of this writing. The user ratings, as expected, are mixed. CeCe has a lot of Likes compared to most of the other contestants, at 1096. She also has way more negatives due to her bad editing, at 358. The amount of Likes, however, is more important than the amount of Dislikes. But she is probably going to have to be saved by the judges from elimination a time or two to make a deep run.