'The X Factor' top 8 results: Surprise, surprise
Vino Alan and Paige Thomas exit the competition in a double upset
A lot is happening Thursday night! There's a double elimination. Plus, Alicia Keys and Season 1 runner-up Josh Krajcik perform. Before we get to all that, though, hold on for the weekly montage!
Diamond White hugs her mom. Vino Alan wants to do another take of his performance. Paige Thomas wrote "have faith" on her nails. Fifth Harmony consoles group member Ally after the passing of her grandfather. Carly Rose Sonenclar hopes to still be No. 1 on this night. Tate Stevens and L.A. Reid have a secret handshake that is not so secret anymore. CeCe Frey is not packing a suitcase because she doesn't understand why she doesn't get the reviews everyone else does. And Emblem3 is not playing games.
And now, for the act with the lowest number of votes …
Eliminated: Paige Thomas
What?! Wow! "I'm excited for what I have in the future," says Paige, who is obviously just as shocked as everyone else. Her performance Wednesday night was definitely her best yet. This is a big upset.
Josh Krajcik -- "One Thing She'll Never Know"
It's good to see Josh back on the "X Factor" stage. He's sticking to his bluesy, old-school feel -- which greatly complements his raspy voice. Like Wednesday night, though, something is up with production. The stage is flush with red light, and the cameramen are going crazy. We're back and forth with various cameras, trying to see the former contestant. Oh, well. He sounds great even though we may have a hard time seeing him.
It's time to see which of the remaining seven acts will be moving on to the top 6 live performances next week. Pretty scared for Demi, seeing as how her only contestant left is CeCe Frey.
Carly Rose Sonenclar
CeCe Frey (How does this keep happening?)
This means that Vino Alan and Diamond White will be singing for survival.
Backstage with Khloe
Khloe stands backstage with Diamond and Vino as they prepare to hit the stage, asking the hard questions. "L.A. changed your song last minute," she starts. "Are you mad at him for that?" Obviously, Vino is smart and replies, "No, not at all."
Alicia Keys -- "Girl on Fire"
Alicia substitutes her signature piano for a group of male dancers who resemble a troupe of ninjas. Along with her amazing voice, Alicia displays a great ability to nod her head in syncopation with the beat. Before leaving the stage, she runs her fingers through Mario's hair as he reads from the teleprompter. Not sure what that was about, but it just goes to show that Mario has concentration of steel!
"Save me" performances
Diamond White -- "I Was Here" by Beyoncé
By now, we know that Diamond has the voice and the passion. At this moment, it's about making the judges see and feel that. Britney definitely feels it: She shows, maybe, the most emotion that she has all season and tears up. "You were definitely there," Mario says.
Vino Alan -- "Trouble" by Ray LaMontagne
Before even uttering a word, Vino drops his jacket to the ground. This type of song is exactly what he should have been singing all along. It's as if the song was written for him. I think he just won his spot in the top 6.
Judges' votes to send home:
L.A. -- Diamond
Britney -- Vino
These votes were obvious. Now on to the judges who really matter.
Demi -- Vino
If Simon votes for Vino to go, then that's it. Otherwise, he can vote for Diamond and send the contestants into deadlock. He mentions being a fan of both singers but ultimately his vote is ...
Simon -- Vino
Eliminated: Vino Alan
"America didn't even get to hear what I really had to say," says Vino, who is obviously upset and shocked at his elimination. He agrees with Simon's belief that his direction in the competition was being lost.
"The X Factor" airs Wednesdays and Thursdays at 8 p.m. ET/PT on FOX.
Diamond should have also gone.
@tubaplayer, Carly Rose will probably win it all.
CeCe can see her way out. How does America week in and week out vote her at the bottom then feel so bad for her they vote her up.....she rides more like a roller coaster then a performer.
Vino and Paige out?
America what are you voting for? Cuteness of teenagers or performers who can actually sing and put on a performance that you would be willing to part your hard earned money for?
I have not talked to anyone who is for CeCe and is totally amazed she is still in. She totally disrespected contestants at tryouts....then cried to America that she has changed and the spots were gone. Well, she lied about that too, SPOTS are back. Remember the saying that a leopard can not change their spots! She has not and never will....no humbleness coming from her.