Double-elimination sends home Lyric 145 and Jennel Garcia on 'The X Factor'by jmaloni
Top 10 finalists perform live for America's votes Wednesday, Nov. 21, on FOX
Brit teen sensation Cher Lloyd to perform on an all-new Thanksgiving night results show Thursday, Nov. 22
Thursday night, on the live results show, and in a shocking double-elimination, Jennel Garcia, one of Demi Lovato's "Young Adults" and Lyric 145, one of Simon Cowell's "Groups," were eliminated from "The X Factor."
Hosts Khloé Kardashian Odom and Mario Lopez announced that Lyric 145 received the fewest votes following Wednesday night's performance show, immediately eliminating them from the competition. Then it was revealed that Garcia and Paige Thomas both received the next fewest votes. Judges Cowell, Lovato, L.A. Reid and Britney Spears listened to the two finalists each perform their "song for survival" and, after deliberation, Garcia was sent home.
Also Thursday, this week's individual vote rankings were revealed, from the bottom 10th act to the No. 1 vote-getter.
Earlier in the show, six-time Grammy Award-winning megastar Taylor Swift performed her newest hit song "State of Grace."
Next week, on Wednesday, Nov. 21 (8 to 10 p.m.), "The X Factor" finalists: "Teens" - Beatrice Miller, Arin Ray, Carly Rose Sonenclar and Diamond White; "Young Adults" - CeCe Frey and Paige Thomas; "Over 25s" - Vino Alan and Tate Stevens; and "Groups" - Emblem3 and Fifth Harmony - perform live for America's votes.
Immediately after the performance show, fans will be able to vote via 1) Verizon Touch Voting on The Xtra FactorApp on Verizon Android devices; 2) toll-free calling; 3) text messaging for Verizon Wireless customers; and 4) online at TheXFactorUSA.com. Fans with valid Facebook accounts can also vote atFacebook.com/TheXFactorUSA.
On Thursday, Nov. 22 (8 p.m.), fans can tune in for a special Thanksgiving night episode with a performance by Brit teen sensation Cher Lloyd. Then, Khloé and Mario will announce the acts that made the cut in an all-new "Live Results" episode.
Cher Lloyd burst onto the music scene more than a year ago with her distinct vocals, rap skills and genre-bending performances on the U.K. version of "The X Factor," all of which garnered more than 400 million YouTube views. On her top five U.K. debut album, "Sticks & Stones," released in November 2011, the 19-year-old phenom earned a No. 1 single with "Swagger Jagger."
FOX Super Perks is offering fans a chance to win a once-in-a-lifetime experience - a trip for two to Los Angeles to see the two-night season finale of "The X Factor" when the next global superstar or breakout music group wins. Details can be found at www.fox.com/thexfactor/superperks/. Find official rules available at www.fox.com/superperks.