For the Songs of Cinema week, “The X Factor’s” Melanie Amaro performed “The Man in the Mirror” by Michael Jackson from the movie “This Is It.” What did you think of her performance?

We thought it was great. She looked beautiful and sounded fabulous. It was a wonderful tribute while also sounding very much her own, plus the big note at the end was outstanding. L.A. Reid was, once again tonight, not overly excited.

He claimed it sounded like the songs she always does, which makes no sense to us. How do “I Have Nothing” and “Desperado” sound anything like “Man in the Mirror”? Weird. 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."