via press release:
DOUBLE ELIMINATION SENDS HOME LILLIE McCLOUD AND JOSH LEVI ON
“THE X FACTOR”
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.
THE TOP SIX FINALISTS ARE:
GIRLS, MENTORED BY DEMI LOVATO
|Rion Paige Age: 13|
Hometown: Jacksonville, FL
Keep up with Rion at:
|Ellona Santiago Age: 17|
Hometown: San Lorenzo, CA
Keep up with Ellona at:
BOYS, MENTORED BY PAULINA RUBIO
|Carlito Olivero Age: 24|
Hometown: Chicago, IL
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OVER 25s, MENTORED BY KELLY ROWLAND
|Jeff Gutt Age: 37|
Hometown: Detroit, MI
Keep up with Jeff at:
GROUPS, MENTORED BY SIMON COWELL
|Alex & Sierra|
Sierra Deaton Age: 22 Hometown: Orlando, FL
Alex Kinsey Age: 22 Hometown: New Smyrna Beach, FL
Alex & Sierra’s Performances
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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
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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 www.TheXFactorUSA.com, The X Factor USA app (data and message rates may apply), the Shazam App and Facebook at www.Facebook.com/TheXFactorUSA.
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 www.TheXFactorUSA.com for voting information.
Little Mix’s current single, “Move,” is available here: http://smarturl.it/lmsalute
Emblem3’s album “Nothing To Lose” is available here: http://tinyurl.com/k8fv7md
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.
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