Astro has poured his feelings into his lyrics on "The X Factor (US)". On Tuesday, November 22, the young hip-hop singer who threatened not to do his survival performance last week, was back on the stage to perform an original rap set to Jay-Z's "Show Me What You Got" and dedicated it to those supporting him.
Admitting he was wrong, Astro spit the verse, "Got my head in the right place and I'm back to win." After completing the performance, he told the audience, "To Team Astro and all the Astronauts across the world, but mostly hip-hop, I'll never let you down again."
The other contestants also dedicated their songs to special people in their lives as the show took a Thanksgiving theme. Josh Krajcik, in particular, brought Nicole Scherzinger to tears with his rendition of The Rolling Stones' "Wild Horses" which he dedicated to his daughter, Rowan.
LeRoy Bell also made a touching performance of Sarah McLachlan's "Angels" which he dedicated to his late mom. Simon Cowell liked it and said, "I think you've really made your mark this week," but L.A. Reid thought otherwise and stated, "To me, it wasn't your very best."
Marcus Canty put himself back in the competition with his performance of Boyz II Men's "A Song for Mama" for his mother. Chris Rene got positive feedbacks after singing a mix of The Beatles' "Let It Be" and his own tune "Young Homie."
From the girls' group, Rachel Crow was as impressive as usual when delivering Yolanda Adams' "I Believe" which was dedicated to her adoptive parents. Melanie Amaro got a hug from Nicole after singing R. Kelly's "The World's Greatest".
Drew, however, failed to impress L.A. with her cover of Demi Lovato's "Skyscraper". The music producer criticized her for singing "old person song," leading Simon to slam him, "I'm sick to death of your pointless, stupid criticism... It's a young girl's song!"
Lakoda Rayne, who is the sole remaining group on the show, opted to sing Taylor Swift's "You Belong with Me" to show their gratitude to people who shaped them. The judges loved it with Simon noting, "This is by far your best performance to date."
On Wednesday, November 23, two contestants will be sent home. Bruno Mars and Kelly Clarkson are tapped to perform on the result show.
Astro apologizes to his fans: