With The X Factor USA 2012 December 5 live show mere hours away, it's common knowledge that the top six will perform the much-hyped Pepsi Challenge songs, including tunes by Beyonce and Garth Brooks, for America's votes. But according to a December 4 tweet by show creator and groups category mentor Simon Cowell, tonight's airing will feature more than the anticipated fan-designed performances.
In his customary clipped writing, Simon shared "Spent all day at rehearsals. One song is the Pepsi choice the second unplugged. Some amazing performances. We have some real talent." So apparently, the contestants have been dividing their time between their fan-voted routines and mystery a capella offerings. The finalists have done an amazing job of keeping mum on their second song selections, so viewers will have to wait until showtime to find out what each hopeful will sing.
But watchers won't have to wait to find out the finer details of some of the performers' Pepsi Challenge numbers. Yesterday, CeCe Frey --the lone contestant still standing in Demi Lovato's Young Adults category-- tweeted a photo of a pretty outrageous pair of shoes that she plans to wear during the show with an explanation: "These AMAZING shoes were "CeCefied" based on the ideas YOU guys gave me! You wanted leopard print, spikes and bright colors! Can't wait for you to see how these shoes tie into the rest of my look for my #PepsiChallenge performance of "Part of Me" by @katyperry"
To see CeCe's shoes, Diamond White's hair, Tate Stevens' had and the other performance elements chosen by fans, watch The X Factor USA 2012 top 6 performance show at 8 PM ET/PT on FOX.