Pretty, blonde Cari Fletcher took the “X Factor” stage to perform “Alone” by Heart, which has quite the history on shows like this. She wasn’t as good as we were hoping she’d be.

She’s only 17, but so was Allison Iraheta. The verse is too low for her and kinda fuzzy, but only means it’s lower because she needs to be able to hit the high stuff later. The high stuff was definitely good.

Nicole complimented her “potential” and Paula said “very talented.” L.A. Reid says she has a star’s name, a star’s face and a star’s voice. Simon says, “There’s nothing distinctive about it, for me … You’ve gotta become an entertainer, you’ve gotta be memorable.” She ends up with four yes votes.

What did you think, “X factor” fans?

Posted by:Andrea Reiher

TV critic by way of law school, Andrea Reiher enjoys everything from highbrow drama to clever comedy to the best reality TV has to offer. Her TV heroes include CJ Cregg, Spencer Hastings, Diane Lockhart, Juliet O'Hara and Buffy Summers. TV words to live by: "I'm a slayer, ask me how."