'The X Factor' Recap: Results Reveal Top 12

By Kaitlyn Vella,

The results of The X Factor this week started off on a very exciting note when the boys of One Direction took the stage to perform their hit single “Live While We’re Young.” Their fun, upbeat performance had the entire crowd going absolutely insane.

After the boys left the stage, the show went straight into recapping the performances from the night before. This time, though, we also were able to see the contestants’ reactions to their own performances and to what the judges had to say.

Once the recap was through, they pulled all the finalists and the mentors on stage. In no particular order, Khloe Kardashian and Mario Lopez began to quickly announce who made it into the Top 12.

The first six names that were called were: Arin Ray (Teens), Paige Thomas (Young Adults), Diamond White (Teens), Vino Alan (Over 25s), Jennel Garcia (Young Adults) and Emblem3 (Groups). These six acts were able to breathe a sigh of relief, while the other seven had to wait a little longer to hear their fate on the show.

While the contestants went back stage, The X Factor decided to pay homage to One Direction, who actually got their start on the U.K. version of the show. The montage they showed claimed that One Direction is “the biggest boy band worldwide.”

The popular U.K. band took the stage again after the montage to perform “Little Things.” Their performance was simple, but beautiful and it really let their voices shine. The cheers from the crowd said it all.

After that, it was back to the results. The next five names called were: Carly Rose Sonenclar (Teens), Tate Stevens (Over 25s), Beatrice Miller (Teens), Lyric 145 (Groups) and Fifth Harmony (Groups). That left CeCe Frey (Young Adults) and Jason Brock (Over 25s) in the bottom two.

Frey and Brock were each going to get the chance to perform one song for survival. The judges were then going to decide who was going to stay and who was going to go home.

Frey took the stage first performing “You Haven’t Seen the Last of Me” by Cher. Jason Brock quickly followed with his own rendition of Bonnie Tyler’s “Total Eclipse of the Heart.”

After they performed, each judge said who they wanted to send home. Demi Lovato and Simon Cowell agreed (finally!) and said they wanted Jason Brock to go home, while L.A. Reid and Britney Spears believed that CeCe Frey should be the one to go home. Because the judges tied in their choices, it forced the competition into a “deadlock.” This meant that the person with the lowest number of America’s votes would be sent home.

Jason Brock’s votes didn’t come in high enough, so he was the one to leave the competition. He didn’t seem too upset, though, and said that this wasn’t going to stop him.

After the break, Kardashian and Lopez returned again to do something no singing competition has ever done before. They decided to reveal exactly how America voted by saying who had the least number of votes, the highest number of votes and everyone in-between. They announced the names from lowest number of votes to highest number of votes. These were the results:

13. Jason Brock
12. CeCe Frey
11. Arin Ray
10. Beatrice Miller
9. Lyric 145
8. Paige Thomas
7. Jennel Garcia
6. Emblem3
5. Fifth Harmony
4. Diamond White
3. Vino Alan
2. Carly Rose Sonenclar
1. Tate Stevens

Cowell was a little shocked by the order, thinking that Emblem3 was going to be number one. He said that having this information was very helpful, though, and that he would be able to make the proper changes because of this.

The X Factor will return again next Wednesday at 8/7c on FOX for a set of all new performances from the top 12!

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