Annie Barrett
December 02, 2011 AT 12:00 PM EST

If that’s even possible!

Last night’s results show saw Astro and, unexpectedly, Drew disintegrate into the smoky red X Factory ether forever. We’re now left with a rather lackluster Top 5: Marcus Canty, Josh Krajcik, Chris Rene, Rachel Crow, and Melanie Amaro (pictured…is Marcus pretending Drew and Astro are still there? Sad!)

Out of all these kids (except for 31-year-old Josh who is TERRIBLY OLD), I can only see Josh or Melanie winning the $5 million recording contract and the chance to romp around in the digital playland of a Pepsi commercial during the Superbowl. But what do I know? The charming but melodically challenged Chris could be leading in votes every week. Cheese wedge Marcus and figment of Simon Cowell’s imagination Rachel Crow are kind of amusing with their over-produced showmanship.

Anyway, here’s my Top 5 Power List heading into next week’s performance round. What’s yours?


5. Marcus Canty

4. Rachel Crow

3. Chris Rene

2. Josh Krajcik

1. Melanie Amaro

Your turn. “Thank you, sexy dancing people!” —Annie’s TV boyfriend Steve Jones

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Read more:

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Astro after the show: ‘This is just the beginning for my career.’

Drew after the show: ‘I was honestly dreading the results all day.’

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