Two more X Factor contestants will be sent to the guillotine before the week is over, but before they do, the Season 1 Top 7 will wanna be startin’ somethin’ on a thriller night in which they won’t stop till you get enough. Yes indeed, Wednesday’s performance telecast (8/7c, Fox) will find the remaining finalists — Melanie Amaro, Drew Ryniewicz, Rachel Crow, Astro, Marcus Canty, Chris Rene, and Josh Krajcik — covering tunes from the Michael Jackson songbook.
Meanwhile, Thursday’s results-show telecast, featuring another double elimination almost certain to send Nicole Shwarzenwhatzit into a mascara-testing fit of emotion, will feature guest performer British rap star Tinie Tempah performing his latest hit “Pass Out.”
Excited about this week’s musical guest? Wondering if anyone will dare tackle “Man in the Mirror” or “Will You Be There” seeing how Melanie has already performed them this season? Visualizing Jennifer Lopez stirring her cauldron while watching the show and declaring “Earth Song” an obscure track nobody knows? Hit the comments and sound off! And for all my X Factor news, opinions, and recaps, follow me on Twitter @MichaelSlezakTV!