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This week's The X-Factor results started off with a performance by Melanie Amaro, the winner of the competition last year. She sang her single “Long Distance” and received a standing ovation from all four judges.
“It feels great,” Amaro said with a huge grin in regards to being back on the X-Factor stage.
After Amaro left the stage and after a quick promotion of Sony X headphones, the contestants were brought out on stage. Immediately the hosts, Mario Lopez and Khloe Kardashian-Odom, revealed that young adult CeCe Frey had the lowest number of votes and was being sent home.
“I’m very proud of everything I’ve done,” Frey stated upon hearing the news.
“I’m just so proud of you,” Demi Lovato, Frey’s mentor, said through tears. The two had become extremely close over the past few weeks and Frey was Lovato’s last act.
After that, it was time to get to more results. In no particular order the hosts revealed that the following three acts were safe and moving into the semifinals: Emblem3 (groups), Carly Rose Sonenclar (teens) and Tate Stevens (over 25s). This left group Fifth Harmony and teen Diamond White to fight for survival.
“I feel awesome just making it to the top five,” said White immediately after hearing the news that she would have to fight for survival.
“We’re just going to bring it as best as we can. That’s all we can do,” said Fifth Harmony member Lauren Jauregui.
Before the sing off, though, Ke$ha took the stage to perform “Come On” from her new album. The performance was fun, wild and upbeat, and received a standing ovation from the judges.
Then the show jumped right back into the competition. Fifth Harmony was up first and sang a beautiful rendition of Mariah Carey’s “Anytime You Need a Friend.” Diamond White quickly followed with a soulful version of “I Hope You Dance” by Lee Ann Womack.
Simon Cowell was the first to say who he wanted to go home and he chose Diamond White. Before he gave his answer, though, he mentioned how proud he was of both acts.
“I want to congratulate both artists on what you just did,” he told them.
Britney Spears, White’s mentor, was up next and said she wanted to send Fifth Harmony home. L.A. Reid said that the choice “wasn’t easy,” but ultimately sent home Diamond White.
The final decision was ultimately in Lovato’s hand. If she chose to send Fifth Harmony home, it would go into a deadlock and they would go to America’s votes to see who went home. She ended up choosing to send Diamond White, though, which marked the teen’s end of the road.
“Every girl on this stage tonight,” Lovato said, “You have come so far. You have careers that have been made on this show that are going to last.”
White wasn’t upset she was being sent home, though. Instead she was grateful and happy for how far she had come.
“I’m thinking of Cher Lloyd right now,” the smiling teen said. “She came in fifth and look where she is!”
“The future is ahead of you and the world is yours,” mentor Spears told her.
Then it was time to find out the rankings for this week. This is how the acts ranked based off of America’s votes:
4. Fifth Harmony
2. Carly Rose Sonenclar
1. Tate Stevens
“I can’t thank you enough,” said a very happy Tate Stevens after finding out he was number one this week. “I love you guys.”
Next week the top four will be fighting for a place in the finals. Catch it all next Tuesday at 8/7c on Fox!