The X Factor USA continues this evening on FOX with more performances by Simon Cowell, Britney Spears, Demi Lovato and LA Reid's remaining $5 million hopefuls. According to the show's official site, the top 8 will take on a series of chart-topping hits from a group of popular--or at least well recognized--musical artists.
Although the contestants are keeping mum about their personal selections, most of them are excited about what they plan to sing for America. CeCe Frey, who performs as a member of Lovato's Young Adults group and is the most controversial of the remaining finalists, tweeted, "Getting close to show time!!! Im SO excited. Like BEYOND STOKED for this performance! Please, don't forget to vote for me! I appreciate it!" But will she be fierce-CeCe or quiet, contrite CeCe? It's almost impossible to predict, given the wide range of personas she's tried on during season two.
The second of Lovato's remaining hopefuls, Paige Thomas, also shared her thoughts on the evening to come, writing, "It's about show time and I'm so beyond excited to show yet another, more real side of me! Please vote for me. Every vote counts. Love u all!" So is the "real" Paige a balladeer, or more of a pop star?
Tune in to The X Factor USA 2012 at 8 PM ET/PT on FOX to see all eight of the finalists perform.