November 23, 2012 08:11 AM by Melissa Stavarski
This week on The X Factor, the Top Ten performed songs of thanks and dedicated their performances to people who have made a difference in their lives. Sadly, two more acts are eliminated this week. Who makes it to the Top 8? Will Tate Stevens take the top spot on the leaderboard once again? Keep reading for all the details.
Wednesday night, Tate Stevens sang Lonestar’s “I’m Already There” for his dad. Diamond White dedicated Celine Dion’s “Because You Loved Me” to her mother. ”You’ve never had a moment like that. You are the truth,” L.A. Reid said. Emblem3 performed OneRepublic’s “Secrets” and dedicated it to their youth leaders.
CeCe Frey sang ”Wind Beneath My Wings” by Bette Midler for her sister. L.A. shared, “I felt every word of the song.” Fifth Harmony performed “I’ll Stand By You” by The Pretenders, dedicating it to God and their families. “It was touching and beautiful and bravo,” Britney Spears said. Beatrice Miller chose Snow Patrol’s “Chasing Cars” and dedicated the song to her sisters. Demi Lovato feels as if Beatrice does the same song every week.
Vino Alan chose “God Bless the USA” by Lee Greenwood and dedicated it to the U.S. military, which earned him a standing ovation from the judges. L.A. told Vino, “You stand for the troops of America and I stand for you.” Paige Thomas dedicated “Everytime” by Britney Spears to Colleen, a very special woman who took care of Paige after her mother died. Demi told Paige it was pitchy. Carly Rose Sonenclar sang ”Somewhere Over the Rainbow” for her brother. Demi told Carly, “You are an alien or something but that’s okay because I love aliens.” Simon Cowell added, “You are the best alien I’ve ever heard sing in my life.”
Arin Ray sang “Hero” by Enrique Iglesias and dedicated the song to his brother. ”I felt like it was too big and it was a tough one for you,” said L.A. Fast forward to the results show, Arin is eliminated immediately. Like Lyric145 last week, Arin does not get a chance to sing for survival. Britney tells Arin, “I think you should just take this as a learning experience. This isn’t the last that people are going to hear from you.”
Khloe Kardashian and Mario Lopez deliver more results to the The X Factor hopefuls. CeCe and Beatrice are the bottom two and must sing for the judges. CeCe performs Kelly Clarkson’s “Because of You.” Beatrice’s song is “White Flag” by Dido. Poor Beatrice… she cries through the entire song. Personally, I love Beatrice, but there’s no way she’s going to “survive” after this lack of a performance.
Demi sends home Beatrice. Britney sends home CeCe. No surprises there.
L.A. sends home Beatrice. Simon says to Beatrice, “I liked you from the beginning, but I think it’s all getting to be too much for you.” To CeCe he points out that she has been in the bottom a lot. In the end, Simon sends home Beatrice, saying it’s just not her time. Beatrice sobs… and Khloe asks her if she’s okay. Britney tells Beatrice, “Sweetheart, you are so young, you have so far to go. This is just the beginning for you. You’re a true star in my eyes, and you always will be.”
Top 8 Leaderboard:
1. Carly Rose Sonenclar
2. Tate Stevens
3. Vino Alan
5. Diamond White
6. Paige Thomas
7. Fifth Harmony
8. CeCe Frey
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