via press release:
DOUBLE ELIMINATION SENDS HOME ARIN RAY AND BEATRICE MILLER
ON “THE X FACTOR”
Top Eight Finalists Perform LIVE for America’s Votes
Wednesday, November 28 on FOX
Alicia Keys and Josh Krajcik to Perform on an
All-New LIVE Results Show
Thursday, November 29
Tonight, on a special Thanksgiving night LIVE results show, and in another double elimination, Arin Ray, one of Britney Spears’ Teens, and Beatrice Miller, another of Spears’ Teens, were eliminated on THE X FACTOR. Hosts Khloé Kardashian Odom and Mario Lopez announced that Ray received the fewest votes following last night's performance show, immediately eliminating him from the competition. Then it was revealed that Miller and CeCe Frey both received the next fewest votes. Judges Simon Cowell, Demi Lovato, L.A. Reid and Spears listened to the two finalists each perform their “song for survival,” and after deliberation, Miller was sent home. Also tonight, this week’s individual vote rankings were revealed, from the bottom eighth act to the No. 1 vote-getter.
Earlier in the show, Brit teen sensation Cher Lloyd performed her hit song, “Oath.”
Next week, on Wednesday, Nov. 28 (8:00-10:00 PM ET live/PT tape-delayed), THE X FACTOR finalists: Teens – 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 – once again 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 Factor App 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 at Facebook.com/TheXFactorUSA.
On Thursday, Nov. 29 (8:00-9:00 PM ET live/PT tape-delayed), don’t miss performances by Grammy Award-winning R&B singer/songwriter Alicia Keys, and Josh Krajcik, a finalist on last season’s THE X FACTOR. Then, Khloé and Mario will announce the acts that made the cut in an all-new “Live Results” episode.
Alicia Keys is a 14-time Grammy Award-winning singer/songwriter/producer, an accomplished actress, a New York Times best-selling author, an entrepreneur and a powerful force in the world of philanthropy and in the global fight against HIV and AIDS. On Nov. 27, Keys releases her highly anticipated fifth studio album, “Girl on Fire,” which features powerful anthems and intimate ballads, led by Keys’ signature soulful voice, and personable and relatable lyrics. Keys collaborated with acclaimed and emerging talent, including Grammy Award winners Babyface, Maxwell and Bruno Mars; renowned writer and vocalist Jeff Bhasker; critically acclaimed artists Gary Clarke Jr. and Frank Ocean; as well as emerging U.K. artists Emeli Sandé and Jamie xx.
Since the 2001 release of her monumental debut album, “songs in A minor,” Keys has built an unparalleled repertoire of hits and accomplishments with more than 30 million albums sold worldwide. Keys became the first female R&B artist to have three consecutive No. 1 album debuts on the Billboard 200 albums chart.
A devoted and influential philanthropist, Keys co-founded Keep a Child Alive (KCA), and serves as Global Ambassador for the non-profit organization.
Josh Krajcik became nationally known as a finalist on THE X FACTOR, and was the runner-up on the singing competition series’ first season. Originally from Columbus, OH, Krajcik got his start singing in bars at the age of 15. After playing in several bands, including the Josh Krajcik Band, a three-piece blues-rock outfit that toured with the likes of Corinne Bailey Rae and The Fray, Krajcik auditioned for THE X FACTOR in 2011. An instant hit among fans, his audition video has garnered more than seven million views on YouTube. He went on to become one of the top finalists, earning a spot in the Over 30s category mentored by Season One judge Nicole Scherzinger.
Since his success on THE X FACTOR, Krajcik has been touring nationally and writing and recording tracks for his debut solo album that pair his powerful vocals with intensely passionate, soul-infused songwriting. His single, “One Thing She’ll Never Know,” will be released next week and the full-length album will be out in the spring of 2013. Krajick has teamed up with premier songwriter/producers on the album, including Eg White (Adele, Pink, Florence and the Machine), Steve Kipner (Christina Aguilera, Janet Jackson), Chris Seefried (Haley Reinhart, Lana Del Rey) and Steve Robson (Lily Allen, Rascal Flatts, James Morrison).
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THE X FACTOR was created by Syco Television and is produced by Syco Television and FremantleMedia North America. Rob Wade and Nigel Hall are executive producers for Syco Television. Trish Kinane, Richard Holloway and Andrew Llinares serve as executive producers for FremantleMedia North America. “Like” THE X FACTOR on Facebook at www.Facebook.com/TheXFactorUSA. Follow the series on Twitter @TheXFactorUSA and join the discussion at #xfactor.