Last night on "X Factor" contestants from Kansas City, Missouri sang their hearts out in front of the judges, minus Simon Cowell.  Cowell was sick and had his long time friend Louis Walsh sit in for him.  As with any episode of "X Factor," several stories unfolded, and we covered them all.

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