via press release:
DOUBLE ELIMINATION SENDS HOME LAKODA RAYNE AND LEROY BELL
ON “THE X FACTOR”
TOP SEVEN FINALISTS PERFORM LIVE WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 30, ON FOX
ANOTHER TWO ACTS ELIMINATED ON NEXT WEEK’S RESULTS SHOW,
THURSDAY, DECEMBER 1
Tonight, in a double elimination, it was announced that Lakoda Rayne, Paula Abdul’s last remaining group, and LeRoy Bell, one of Nicole Scherzinger’s Over 30s finalists, were eliminated from THE X FACTOR. In a surprising turn of events, Steve Jones announced that Lakoda Rayne received the fewest votes following last night’s “Giving Thanks”-themed performance show, and the group immediately was sent home. Then Jones revealed that Bell and Marcus Canty both received the next fewest votes. Judges Simon Cowell, Abdul, L.A. Reid and Scherzinger listened to the two finalists perform their “song for survival,” but split their votes as to who should go home. That deadlock forced the elimination to be determined by who of the two finalists received the lowest number of votes after last night’s performance show, and Bell, of Tacoma, WA, was sent home. In addition, Kelly Clarkson made her broadcast performance debut of “What Doesn’t Kill You (Stronger)” and Grammy Award-winning artist Bruno Mars performed his hit “It Will Rain.”
Next week, the Top Seven Finalists, including Girls – Melanie Amaro, Rachel Crow and Drew; Boys – Astro, Marcus Canty and Chris Rene; and last remaining Over 30s finalist Josh Krajcik will continue to battle it out for America’s votes, THE X FACTOR title, a $5 million recording contract with Syco/Sony Music and an iconic Pepsi commercial. Don’t miss the Top Seven Finalists perform LIVE on Wednesday, Nov. 30 (8:00-9:30 PM ET live/PT tape-delayed) on FOX.
Immediately after next week’s performance show, fans will be able to vote via 1) Twitter at twitter.thexfactorusa.com; 2) Verizon Touch Voting onThe Xtra Factor App on Verizon Android devices; 3) toll-free calling; 4) text messaging for Verizon Wireless customers; and 5) online atTheXFactorUSA.com. Fans with valid Facebook accounts can also vote at Facebook.com/TheXFactorUSA.
Tune in the following night, Thursday, Dec. 1 (8:00-9:00 PM ET live/PT tape-delayed), to the LIVE results show, when the finalists face another double elimination. Be sure to watch this can’t-miss night on THE X FACTOR, as America finds out which finalists move on in the competition and which are sent home.