Two More Acts Eliminated on 'The X Factor'

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November 28th, 2013


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Top Six Finalists Perform LIVE for America’s Votes

Wednesday, December 4 on FOX


THE X FACTOR’s Emblem3 and Little Mix to Perform and Live Results Announced

Thursday, December 5

In a special Thanksgiving night LIVE results show, Lillie McCloud, one of Kelly Rowland’s Over 25s, and Josh Levi, one of Paulina Rubio’s Boys were eliminated on THE X FACTOR. Tonight, host Mario Lopez announced early in the broadcast that McCloud had the fewest votes following last night’s performance show, and she was eliminated immediately. Levi and Rion Paige  received the next fewest votes and the judges – Simon Cowell, Demi Lovato, Kelly Rowland and Paulina Rubio – listened to the two acts battle it out in “The Final Showdown” sing-off. After an emotional deliberation, Levi was sent home.


Earlier in the show, Michael Bublé performed “It’s A Beautiful Day” and Demi Lovato took the stage and performed her new hit single, “Neon Lights.”


THE X FACTOR continues on Wednesday, Dec. 4 (8:00-10:00 PM ET live/PT tape-delayed), as the Top Six Finalists sing two songs for America’s votes – one from their favorite diva artist, and the other, a stripped-down version of a song of their choice. On Thursday, Dec. 5 (8:00-9:00 PM ET live/PT tape-delayed), another act will be sent home, and Emblem3 and Little Mix are returning to THE X FACTOR stage to perform on the all-new LIVE results show.


Little Mix have gone on to have huge success since they won the U.K. version of “The X Factor” in 2011. They have sold more than three million singles worldwide and their No. 4 Billboard-charting album, “DNA,” made history as the highest charting debut album for a U.K. girl group. Emblem3 have been named “The Next Boy Band to Watch” by Huffington Post, and have just finished an arena tour with Selena Gomez. Their album, “Nothing To Lose,” debuted at No. 7 in the Billboard Top 200 album chart and they also won the Choice Music Breakout Group Award at the 2013 TEEN CHOICE AWARDS.





Rion Paige                Age: 13

Hometown: Jacksonville, FL

Rion’s Performances


Keep up with Rion at:

Twitter: @MissRionPaige


Ellona Santiago        Age: 17

Hometown: San Lorenzo, CA

Ellona’s Performances


Keep up with Ellona at:

Twitter: @ellonasantiago




Carlito Olivero          Age: 24

Hometown:  Chicago, IL

Carlito’s Performances


Keep up with Carlito at:

Twitter: @carlitosway89




Jeff Gutt                    Age: 37

Hometown: Detroit, MI

Jeff’s Performances


Keep up with Jeff at:

Twitter: @jeffreyadamgutt




Alex & Sierra

Sierra Deaton             Age: 22         Hometown: Orlando, FL

Alex Kinsey                Age: 22          Hometown: New Smyrna Beach, FL

Alex & Sierra’s Performances


Keep up with Alex & Sierra at:

Twitter: @AlexandSierra3



Restless Road

Zach Beeken              Age: 18         Hometown: Indiana, PA

Colton Pack                Age: 18         Hometown: Danese, WV

Andrew Scholz           Age: 19         Hometown: Summerville, SC


Restless Road’s Performances


Keep up with Restless Road at:

Twitter: @RestlessRdMusic


Sponsored by Honda across all digital platforms, online voting for THE X FACTOR begins immediately after the performance show. Viewers will be able to SuperVote – cast multiple votes at one time – via, The X Factor USA app (data and message rates may apply), the Shazam App and Facebook at


To SuperVote, fans can allocate any number of votes for one contestant or multiple contestants, for a total of 50 votes (across all online voting destinations), and in a unique interactive experience, they can adjust their vote selections as performances happen during the show. When the voting window officially opens, fans can submit their final votes – all at once. [Only fans with a registered Facebook account in the U.S., Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands will be able to cast their vote(s) online.]


In addition to online voting, fans will continue to be able to vote during the voting window via toll-free calling, as well as text messaging (standard text-messaging rates may apply). Please continue to visit for voting information.


Little Mix’s current single, “Move,” is available here:

Emblem3’s album “Nothing To Lose” is available here:


THE X FACTOR was created by Syco Entertainment and is produced by Syco Entertainment and FremantleMedia North America. Executive producers are Andrew Llinares, Rob Wade, Trish Kinane, Richard Holloway and Nigel Hall.


“Like” THE X FACTOR on Facebook at Follow the series on Twitter @TheXFactorUSA and join the discussion using #xfactor. Download The X Factor USA app at

  • Bradley

    Paulina Rubio is obsessed with Carlito to the point that she couldn’t get the name of her other act right. Hope she isn’t invited back. I attribute some of the ratings loss to her.

    Replace her and make XFactor 1 night next season.

  • Dan

    It doesnt matter who the judges are it will still fail. Cancel this turd of a show already.

  • Nathan

    The whole show might be eliminated with those ratings.

  • Trevvy

    Paulina is the least of the show’s problems (though, admittedly, one wonders if Cowell doesn’t regret firing Paula Abdul). It really is an egg. Too bad. None of the Top Six is memorable and whoever wins will follow the same ignoble path to obscurity as the two previous winners. After losing the two bright lights this week, there really isn’t much left but pablum among the contestants. Alas, unless FOX finds a winner among its spring offerings, this also-ran of a show may very well be on the sked come fall.

  • Scott

    Cancel X Factor. Ratings are awful.

    The Voice and American Idol are waaaay better.

  • KC

    First, Paulina mispronouncing Rion’s name, just disrespectful.
    Second, the wrong act went home – Rion should have gone.

  • Charmed

    Wy are all the talented contestants going? First Rachel, now Lillie, thank god Rion and Ellona are still there.

  • Bored Now

    It really is time to let this show go. X Factor was conceived as the UK answer to American Idol, with the judges’ mentoring as a twist. Therefore the US version of the X Factor already existed as AI, and Cowell’s weak attempt at translating a translation back again has resulted in some really awful television.

    Cowell needs to stop trying to make this mess of a show happen and rejoin the UK version himself, if his ego will allow the step backwards. He’s two, maybe three judges down for the next series anyway, so probably a good time to count his blessings that the original is still a success.

  • What the FOX

    The original is also down in ratings each year although not as much as over here.

    ITV will sooner or later replace X Factor for good should that Israelian show prove to be a success. Even in the UK people are getting fed up by the scripted mess that is X Factor. It has never been about the talent.

  • Bored Now

    Couldn’t agree more in principle, What the Fox. I don’t watch any of the singing competitions (or any reality television at all, in fact) and so my knowledge of the ins and outs of the show tends to come from what I read on Digital Spy and the like.

    I do think that the UK X Factor will last as long as Simon wants it to, however. My feeling is that even with diminishing numbers, ITV still sees Cowell as a ratings draw and so will want to keep him happy. If the numbers continue to drop that may change but as things stand they are unlikely to want to lose X Factor. It’s not as if they can’t have the new show (Rising Star, is it?) as well.

  • Charmed

    @WhattheFOX Rising Star airs in January 2015, taking Dancing On Ice’s old slot, XF doesn’t start until August/September, Rising Star isn’t a threat to XF.

  • FowlScat

    The last show I watched was her racist pandering garbage with that Carlito imbecile early in the season. Never even thought twice about tuning in again. They kicked Cheryl Cole, a smoking hot blonde in her 20’s to the curb because they thought her english accent was too strong and bring on this mess? A 50 year old hispanic woman, hard on the eyes, that struggles with the language and speaks spanish to everyone? Someone is beyond clueless and the shows ratings are a reflection.

  • Bradley

    When they replaced Cheryl Cole, and then Paula Abdul, they lost the show. Though I really do like Kelly Rowland.

  • Columbo

    It’s hilarious to see how the X-Factor has failed. Simon, you bum.

  • Bored Now

    I never understood the decision regarding Cheryl either. From what I know of the UK version she was a really popular judge and her accent has always been perfectly clear to me. Just the first of many poor decisions made for X Factor US.

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