Double Elimination Reveals 'The X Factor' Final Four

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December 7th, 2012

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Final Four Acts Perform LIVE in Semifinals

Wednesday, December 12 on FOX


Grammy Award Winner Bruno Mars

To Perform on Next Results Show Thursday, December 13


Two-Night THE X FACTOR Finale Airs

Wednesday, December 19 and Thursday, December 20


After tonight’s elimination of CeCe Frey and Diamond White, only the Top Four acts remain in the competition: Tate Stevens (mentored by L.A. Reid), Carly Rose Sonenclar (mentored by Britney Spears), Emblem3 and Fifth Harmony (both groups mentored by Simon Cowell).


With only two performance shows left in the season, tune in next week, Wednesday, Dec. 12 (8:00-10:00 PM ET live/PT tape-delayed), when the Top Four finalists battle it out in the semifinals. Tune in to the LIVE results show the following night, Thursday, Dec. 13 (8:00-9:00 PM ET live/PT tape-delayed), as hosts Khloé Kardashian Odom and Mario Lopez announce the next act eliminated from the competition. Plus, don’t miss a special performance by Grammy Award winner Bruno Mars.


All this excitement leads up to THE X FACTOR two-night grand finale airing Wednesday, Dec. 19 (8:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) and Thursday, Dec. 20 (8:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX, when a new winner is crowned! The star-studded two-night event will feature special performances, surprise guests and more before America’s vote is revealed.


The Top Four Finalists Are:


Tate Stevens                         Age: 37

Hometown: Raymore, MO

Mentor: L.A. Reid


Click HERE for the latest photos and videos of Tate


Keep up with Tate at:

Twitter: @tatestevensctry




Carly Rose Sonenclar          Age: 13

Hometown:  Westchester, NY

Mentor: Britney Spears


Click HERE for the latest photos and videos of Carly


Keep up with Carly at:

Twitter: @CarlyRoseMusic









Drew Chadwick        Age: 20 Hometown: Huntington Beach, CA

Keaton Stromberg    Age: 16 Hometown: Huntington Beach, CA

Wesley Stromberg    Age: 19 Hometown: Huntington Beach, CA


Mentor: Simon Cowell


Click HERE for the latest photos and videos of Emblem3


Keep up with the Emblem3 at:

Twitter: @Emblemthree




Fifth Harmony  


Ally Brooke                           Age: 19  Hometown: San Antonio, TX

Camila Cabello         Age: 15  Hometown: Miami, FL

Normani Hamilton    Age:  16  Hometown: Houston, TX

Dinah Jane Hansen  Age: 15  Hometown: Santa Ana, CA

Lauren Jauregui        Age: 16  Hometown: Miami, FL


Mentor: Simon Cowell


Click HERE for the latest photos and videos of Fifth Harmony  


Keep up with Fifth Harmony at:

Twitter: @FifthHarmony


Bruno Mars is a 14-time Grammy Award nominee who has sold more than 45 million singles worldwide and has more than one billion views on YouTube. Mars first achieved worldwide visibility and success as a featured writer/producer/singer on two massive summer hits in 2010 (McCoy’s “Billionaire” and B.o.B’s “Nothin’ On You”). His debut album, “Doo-Wops & Hooligans” was released in October 2010 and has been certified 39x platinum worldwide. The album included the 12x platinum blockbuster single “Just the Way You Are,” which hit No. 1 in multiple countries across the globe and won the critically acclaimed artist a Grammy Award for Best Male Pop Vocal Performance. “Doo-Wops & Hooligans” claimed two additional hit singles: the 10x platinum “Grenade” and 6x platinum “The Lazy Song.” Following his worldwide success with “Doo-Wops & Hooligans,” Mars created the critically acclaimed ballad “It Will Rain” for the original motion picture soundtrack for “The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 1.”


On Dec. 11, Mars will release his highly anticipated sophomore album, “Unorthodox Jukebox,” including the singles “Locked Out of Heaven” and “Young Girls.” Mars and his songwriting/production team The Smeezingtons (Mars, Philip Lawrence, Ari Levine) partnered with heavyweight producers, including Jeff Bhasker, Mark Ronson and Diplo to create the 10-track album. Mars has received an abundance of accolades to date, including ASCAP Song of the Year, a Billboard Music Award for Top Radio Song for “Just the Way You Are,” a BRIT Award for International Male Solo Artist, an American Music Award for Favorite Male Artist in Pop/Rock, two MTV European Music Awards, including Best New Artist and the People’s Choice Award for Favorite Male Artist. In 2011, Mars was named one of Time magazine’s 100 most influential people in the world. Exclusive tracks from “Unorthodox Jukebox” available now on iTunes at



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 Fans with valid Facebook accounts can also vote at


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 Follow the series on Twitter @TheXFactorUSA and join the discussion at #xfactor.


  • erwan from france

    Oh no, Diamond……………….

  • Raphael

    Go 5H!

  • Sam

    Not really surprised bout the top 4. Although, I think particularly for this week, Carly should have squeezed out on top. Tate showed a lack of range with his cover of Livin’ on a prayer.

    I expect that Carly will win. Emblem3 will probably get signed by Simon anyway, like he alluded to in another Zap2it article.


    Happy for Fifth Harmonie, did not expect this girl group to get to top 4, but they’ll need a miracle to get into the finale. E3, Carly, and Tate have strong fan bases. Go 5H!


    I really mostly like this top 4. Any four of these could have a career outside the show. I love Carly she is mega talented but Tate could be the biggest winner as country music sells like crazy. Also Simon hates country and it would be hysterical if Simon had to give Tate 5 million LOL. Emblem 3 are too douchebaggy for me. I really enjoy Fifth Harmony, I think they have flaws but they are the sweetest girls I think I have seen. They are so sweet and geninue those girls.

  • Sam

    @TVMAN I originally didn’t expect them to make it either. They pretty much have ranked in the bottom of my personal rankings the whole run. However, I’m pretty sure their cover of Demi’s “Give Your Heart a Break” is what pushed them ahead of Diamond. It was their best performance so far IMO.

  • Sam

    Also, I hope Nick/Disney or somebody gives Diamond a contract like they did or Rachel Crow from last year. She is such a personable and positive person. And, she even kept her head up and avoided balling out in tears like Rachel did when she missed out on the top 4.

  • CrimTV

    I hate the final 4! CeCe deserved to get through she was amazing! I don’t like Tate, Carly is boring, Emblem3 are rubbish and the only one I like a bit is Fifth Harmony

  • Tellitlikeitis

    I good top 4 (even though I don’t care for the boy band they do have some talent). Thank goodness they finally got rid of the last no talent: CeCe. She shouldn’t have even been in the top 12.

  • Jason

    With Simon as their mentor, if Fifth Harmony goes all the way, Simon will have the girl version of One Direction on his hands as well as One Direction themselves. In short, the UK and US could mesh pretty well for Simon.

  • Lewis

    The winners don’t receive 5 million per se. They receive what Simon considers 5 million worth of studio time, promotion etc.

    One Direction being such a huge success was pure luck. X Factor UK has been going on for over a decade and they finally struck gold with a group even though they were no where close of winning the show last year. They were there at the right time at the right moment.

  • Lewis

    To all the CeCe haters, at least Cece can sing better than all of the members on both the groups left. EmblemThree and Fifth Harmony sound horrible. They made it to the top 4 because they’re a group so have bigger fanbases, but with LA Reid constantly bashing Fifth Harmony for a reason and Demi doing the same to Emblem I’m amazed that they even got this far. I thought this was supposed to be a singing contest? If Carly Rose doesn’t win the show is a fix.

  • #1 Cece Hater~

    LA Reid bashed Cece on several occasions the best one was when he said that she should have been gone a lonng time ago. Simon said she wasn’t worth a 5 million dollar recording contract. Both these men work on finding talent and they clearly didn’t see that in Cece. Cece’s pitch was everywhere and her voice was just all out bad. I do agree with you that Emblem 3 sound horrible. If it weren’t for their looks i don’t think they’d be in the top 4. Fifth Harmony though have really grown as a group. They’re all powerhouse singers and i’d bet individually they sound 10x better than Cece.

  • Babar

    So happy for Fifth Harmony for making it to the Top 4. Although I really like them, I know they have no chance of making it to the Finale.

  • hahaha

    hahaha “#1 Cece Hater” your username. So i have the #2? Haha

  • Lewis

    Powerhouse singers? Carly Rose is a powerhouse singer, but still not of the same standard as the likes of Amanda and Trevin from The Voice. Those 5 girls can’t even sing in harmony so LA said it right when they should just rename themselves the “5th individuals”.

  • Just Desserts

    Carly Rose “Chosen One” Jepsen-Sonenclar suckssss!!!

    So does Tate “WGWG” Stevens.

    E3 can’t sing.

    No Harmony isn’t really an act.

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