Lakoda Rayne Receive Mixed Reviews for Fleetwood Mac Cover on ‘X Factor’
Lakoda Rayne were the second group to perform tonight on 'X Factor,' and the girls' rendition of Fleetwood Mac's dreamy, melancholy tune 'Landslide' garnered mixed reviews. Right off the bat, it seemed like it was going to an odd performance concept, since the quartet had each member to represent a different season.
When the girls from Lakoda Rayne hit the stage, they looked like they were headed to their senior prom rather than the path towards a serious recording career. With wind blowing in their hair and cheesy landscape projections behind them, the foursome of 20-something's missed the mark during their 'Landslide' performance. It's not that their harmonies were bad, but the whole thing just seemed cliche, forced, and boring.
After Lakoda Rayne finished their strange, themed vocal performance, L.A. Reid said, "Tonight, I felt the harmonies ... I still want you to not be a 'tweener.' There's something pop, there's something country -- I want you to be one or the other." Nicole Scherzinger thought it was "effortless" and said the girls put her in a "trance," but Simon Cowell did not agree. Cowell said it looked they were going to a high school dance and that it was too "old-fashioned" for such a "young group of girls."
What do you think? Do Lakoda Rayne have a chance to win the recording contract with Sony? Or will America vote them off next week?
Watch Lakoda Rayne Perform Fleetwood Mac's 'Landslide' on the 'X Factor'