Credit: Ray Mickshaw/FOX ©2011 Fox Broadcasting Co. Photo: Brian “Astro” Bradley on The X Factor Week 9, November 16, 2011

The X Factor is rocking along, and now that the live shows and audience voting are under way, it’s all starting to feel like we’re actually heading somewhere. With nine acts remaining (RIP Stacy Francis), it’s still early to predict a clear winner. Twists remain! Turns remain! But, that won’t stop us from taking a shot at handicapping the race. Do you agree with our Power Rankings?

9. Lakoda Rayne
Seasons change, sisters.

8. Leroy Bell
This Bell gon' be ringing out soon. Can't fly under the radar forever.

7. Brian Bradley
Watch the 'tude, brah.

6. Marcus Canty
Wild Fun

5. Chris Rene
Is he just living off of the sympathy the early episodes generated?

4. Josh Krajcik
His mic stand is a CHAIN! You don't even understand how metal that is.

3. Rachel Crow
Seeing her cry during the results show made us cry.

2. Melanie Amaro
Still has our hearts, but needs to win our minds.

1. Drew (Ryniewicz)
Hmmmmm!

 

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