Demi Lovato and LA Reid both lost mentees on Thursday’s “X Factor” elimination, bringing the ranks down to just six contestants.
Paige Thomas was the first to be cast-off with the lowest number of votes. But she had bigger fish to fry anyway. “I got bigger things to do and better things,” she told hosts Mario Lopez and Khloe Kardashian Odom. Like constructing fashionable body armor out of sea urchins?
Suddenly, excitement was in the air, as we wondered whether Demi would also lose her last contestant–completely conceivable because it was the abominable CeCe Frey–and be out of the game.
But CeCe was sent to safety pretty soon afterward, along with Fifth Harmony, Emblem3, Carly Rose Sonenclar and Tate Stevens.
Singing for survival: Diamond White and Vino Alan.
Vino was really good sticking to his battle-hardened soulful guy thing and doing “Trouble.” Diamond was as mediocre as ever, failing to hit the high notes in Beyonce’s “I Was Here.” But there’s no way Simon Cowell would allow a 40-something face-tattooed prisoner-looking guy to inch closer to a $5 million contract when a perfectly innocent-looking 13-year-old girl was still in the mix. So there you have it. Vino went home with three votes against him: Britney Spears, Demi Lovato, and the deciding vote from Simon.
With the leaderboard now two people lighter, CeCe still wound up close to the bottom, Fifth Harmony and Emblem3 still hovered in the middle, and Carly and Tate still battled it out for first and second place.
Here’s how they stacked up:
1. Carly Rose Sonenclar
2. Tate Stevens
4. Fifth Harmony
5. CeCe Frey
6. Diamond White