[11/29/11 - 06:36 AM]
Don't Miss Another Double Elimination and a Performance by Rapper Tinie Tempah on "The X Factor" Results Show Thursday, December 1
The British rap star will perform his latest hit, "Pass Out."

[via press release from FOX]



THE X FACTOR Top Seven Finalists Perform LIVE on Wednesday, November 30

British rap star Tinie Tempah will perform his latest hit, "Pass Out," on THE X FACTOR results show, Thursday, Dec. 1 (8:00-9:00 PM ET live/PT tape-delayed), on FOX. The episode will also feature another shocking double elimination that will leave only five acts in the competition.

London-born rapper Tinie Tempah has already achieved superstar status in the U.K., where his double platinum debut album "Disc-Overy" debuted at No. 1 and produced four Top Five singles, including two No. 1's, as well as winning him a pair of prestigious BRIT Awards and establishing him as the top-selling British debut act of 2010. The charismatic 22-year-old artist has now gone global with "Disc-Overy's" release in the United States. His infectious, message-driven platinum debut single, "Written In The Stars," has quickly emerged as a major U.S. hit, making it clear that Tempah is on his way to becoming the first British rapper to achieve major stardom in America.

Tomorrow night, on a Michael Jackson-themed show, 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 the performance show, fans will be able to vote via 1) Twitter at twitter.thexfactorusa.com; 2) Verizon Touch Voting on The Xtra Factor App on Verizon Android devices; 3) toll-free calling; 4) text messaging for Verizon Wireless customers; and 5) online at TheXFactorUSA.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, for a performance by Tinie Tempah, and to witness a double elimination that will leave only five acts in the competition. 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.

Visit www.TheXFactorUSA.com for up-to-the-minute news, videos and information. Become a fan of THE X FACTOR on Facebook at www.facebook.com/TheXFactorUSA. Follow the series on Twitter @TheXFactorUSA and join the discussion at #XFactor. Also, follow the judges: @SimonCowell; @PaulaAbdul; @LA_Reid; and @NicoleScherzy.

THE X FACTOR was created by Syco Television and is produced by Syco Television and FremantleMedia North America. Rob Wade and Siobhan Greene are executive producers for Syco Television. Cecile Frot-Coutaz, Richard Holloway and Andrew Llinares serve as executive producers for FremantleMedia North America.


Tinie Tempah began rapping at the age of 13 and began writing and recording before he was out of his teens. He had an early brush with success when the first song he ever wrote, "Wifey," became an underground hit in Britain in 2006. The following year, he made a significant mark on the U.K. hip-hop scene with his smash mixtape "Hood Economics Room 147: The 80 Minute Course," which yielded the underground hit "Tears." By 2009, he'd signed with Britain's legendary Parlophone label, and the momentum hasn't let up since. In 2010, Tempah released his first major label single, "Pass Out," which debuted at No. 1 on the British charts. Its follow-up, "Frisky," quickly rose to No. 2. "Written In The Stars," featuring Eric Turner, returned Tempah to the No. 1 slot on the U.K. pop chart. His debut album "Disc-Overy" is a double-platinum smash in his homeland and has led to over three million track sales globally, two BRIT awards and a prestigious Ivor Novello award for his songwriting. For the U.S. release of "Disc-Overy," Tempah partnered with Wiz Khalifa on the track "Till I'm Gone."

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