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'The X-Factor' recap: Praise a higher power, it's the last night of auditions
'The X-Factor' recap: Praise a higher power, it's the last night of auditions

[Ed. note: No running diary this time. I was judging a Battle of the Bands for WPOC in Hanover aka doing my best Simon Cowell impression, so I didn't get home until 8:40 p.m. I watched a DVR-ed version. The obvious good news of the night is the auditiions are over. The bad news is Boot Camp is next and that just sounds weird. On to the auditions (the good/interesting ones, at least):] THE AUDITIONS THAT MATTERED: The night's first audition is Brian Bradley, 14, and he does something unique. With a talk-to-the-hand attitude, he calls Simon out for "looking at his mom," before breaking out an original boom-bap rap ode to his mother. It has an old-school LL Cool J feel,...

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