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[12/15/11 - 09:06 PM]
"The X Factor" Voting Results for December 15
The show's two-night finale airs Wednesday, December 21 and Thursday, December 22.

[via press release from FOX]

HOT FROM FOX...

MELANIE AMARO, JOSH KRAJCIK AND CHRIS RENE TO COMPETE FOR "THE X FACTOR" TITLE WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 21, ON FOX

MARCUS CANTY IS ELIMINATED FROM THE COMPETITION

Two-Night THE X FACTOR Finale Airs Wednesday, December 21 and Thursday, December 22

Winner Announced During Live Results Show Thursday, December 22

After tonight's elimination, only three finalists remain in the competition: Melanie Amaro, Josh Krajcik and Chris Rene. Tune in to THE X FACTOR two-night finale Wednesday, Dec. 21 (8:00-9:30 PM ET live/PT tape-delayed) and Thursday, Dec. 22 (8:00-10:00 PM ET live/PT tape-delayed), when Melanie, Josh and Chris battle it out for THE X FACTOR title.

On tonight's results show, Canty, one of L.A. Reid's finalists from the Boys category, was eliminated from THE X FACTOR. Host Steve Jones revealed that more than 30 million votes were cast and that Canty of Bowie, MD, received the fewest votes and was sent home. In addition, Florence and the Machine performed "Spectrum" and Nicole Scherzinger sang "Pretty."

Next week, Melanie Amaro, Josh Krajcik and Chris Rene will take the stage during the last performance show of the season and compete for America's votes, THE X FACTOR title, a $5 million recording contract with Syco/Sony Music and an iconic Pepsi commercial. Over 100,000 hopefuls auditioned, and only one finalist will earn the title of THE X FACTOR winner. Don't miss the Final Three perform LIVE on Wednesday, Dec. 21 (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 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. 22 (8:00-10:00 PM ET live/PT tape-delayed), for the special two-hour grand finale results show that will feature surprise guests, special performances and, of course, the crowning of THE X FACTOR winner.

The Top Three Finalists Are:

Melanie Amaro Age: 19 Hometown: Tortola, British Virgin Islands Currently Resides: Coral Springs, FL/Sunrise, FL Mentor: Simon Cowell www.twitter.com/itsmelanieamaro (@ItsMelanieAmaro) www.facebook.com/pages/Melanie-Amaro/117865004985741

Josh Krajcik Age: 30 Hometown: Wooster, OH Currently Resides: Columbus, OH Mentor: Nicole Scherzinger www.twitter.com/JoshKrajcik (@JoshKrajcik) www.facebook.com/joshkrajcikmusic

Chris Rene Age: 28 Hometown: Santa Cruz, CA Currently Resides: Santa Cruz, CA Mentor: L.A. Reid www.twitter.com/MrChrisRene (@mrchrisrene) www.facebook.com/ChrisReneMusic831

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.





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