X Factor 2012: Top 10 Results Recap: A Thanksgiving Massacre
Happy Thanksgiving, you’re kicked off the X Factor 2012.
That was the case for two acts on Thursday night’s special Thanksgiving results episode of X Factor. Arin Ray and Beatrice Miller, both from Britney’s Teens Group, were sent packing, barely missing the Top 8.
That means each mentor is left with two acts each. Britney was able to lose two in one night and still have two left because of Diamond White being reinstated after her initial elimination.
At the top of the night, we get our typical delays because of sports, and then all the filler performances. Actually, this week we were treated to a not-so-bad group number. The contestants, with the help of some middle school choir took on Coldplay’s “Fix You,” and the outcome wasn’t terrible.
But I’m not here to recap filler numbers. Let’s get to the results. Like last week, the person with the lowest number of votes is sent home with no ifs, ands or buts. And that person was Arin. No surprise there. He was predicted to go home by many viewers and polls. And after his performance the night before, it was no surprise to me either.
One by one, the other contestants were sent to safety and in the end, the two acts left standing on stage were Beatrice and CeCe Frey. No major surprises there. I mean I thought maybe Paige Thomas would be there instead of one or the other.
So Beatrice and CeCe head into the sing-off to allow the judges to make the final decision on who stays and who goes. Beatrice performed Dido’s ”White Flag” and let her emotions take over, which resulted in a not-so-good performance. CeCe took on Kelly Clarkson’s “Because of You” and it was probably worse than Beatrice’s. I thought it was time for CeCe to go, but L.A., Simon and of course Demi did not agree.
So Beatrice was the second person of the night to be eliminated. And Beatrice was an emotional wreck. Maybe someone will rethink the age limits for this show and realize what kind of torture this is for someone at a crucial age like 13. But I doubt it. And finally, my favorite part. The rankings. Here’s how America’s vote placed the contestants into the Top 8:
1. Carly Rose Sonenclar
2. Tate Stevens
3. Vino Alan
5. Diamond White
6. Paige Thomas
7. Fifth Harmony
8. CeCe Frey
I’m surprised that Paige Thomas passed up 5th Harmony. Diamond White passed them up, also, but that’s less surprising. I hope that’s not bad news for them next week. Emblem3 stays in the same spot, as does Vino Alan. And Tate Stevens has finally been knocked out of the No. 1 spot by Carly Rose Sonenclar. And after her perfect performance from the night before, that’s not surprising at all.
What did you think of the eliminations and the rankings? Do you think America and the judges made the right choices?
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