'The X Factor' recap: Astro -- Not!
That serves as the ideal segue into the recap of last night's show, with a few backstage comments we didn't get to hear last night, because it's hard to fit them into a live show and also because they're mostly boring. Except for Josh's mom desperately hugging Nicole, probably because Josh is just over it. Also, Paula staunchly defends Lakoda Rayne's performance, using the uplifting phrase "no disaster." Steve puts Paula on the spot with her one remaining act, and Paula pretends to be confident. Then Steve drops some cold, cold **** on everyone: "The first results are coming right now." Whoa, way to bring the room down.
Steve takes his sweet time telling us that once again the names are in no particular order. The first name Steve announces is LeRoy Bell. After another long pause, Steve names Lakoda Rayne, which shows us how confident Paula wasn't by how she excitedly rushes up onstage to hug them all. I don't think even she's more surprised than I am, though. Steve says those two acts are safe, and then runs down all the rest of the remaining eight, one of whom is going home tonight. Drew looks positively disgusted by this whole scene, which I find amusing for some reason as we go to ads.