21 December 2012 9:10 PM, PST | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

Congratulations! Season 2 of The X Factor has come to a close, and that means you can live a Kardashian-free lifestyle till at least September 2013.

But in the midst of what was admittedly a frustrating season — too-early exits for many of the best acts, perpetual ennui from the show’s highly paid mentors, and the Kardashian-Lopez hosting catastrophe — there were actually quite a few fine musical moments.

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Check out my picks below, then hit the comments and tell me which ones I got right, which ones have you questioning my taste level, and which omissions had you crying “blasphemy! »

- Michael Slezak

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