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DOUBLE ELIMINATION SENDS HOME KHAYA COHEN AND TIM OLSTAD ON
"THE X FACTOR"
Top Eight Finalists Perform LIVE for America's Votes
Wednesday, November 27 on FOX
Michael Bublé and Demi Lovato to Perform and
Live Results Announced on Thanksgiving,
Thursday, November 28
In another LIVE results show, Khaya Cohen, one of Demi Lovato's Girls, and Tim Olstad, one of Paulina Rubio's Boys, were eliminated on THE X FACTOR. Tonight, host Mario Lopez announced early in the broadcast that Cohen had the fewest votes, following last night's performance show, and she was eliminated immediately. Olstad and Carlito Olivero received the next fewest votes and the judges - Simon Cowell, Demi Lovato, Kelly Rowland and Paulina Rubio - listened to the two acts battle it out in "The Final Showdown" sing-off. After an emotional deliberation, Olstad was sent home.
Earlier in the show, the world's biggest boy band, One Direction, returned to THE X FACTOR stage for the world debut performance of their single, "Story of My Life," from their highly anticipated new album, "Midnight Memories."
THE X FACTOR continues on Wednesday, Nov. 27 (8:00-10:00 PM ET live/PT tape-delayed), as the Top Eight Finalists go retro and perform songs with a big band. On Thanksgiving, Thursday, Nov. 28 (8:00-9:00 PM ET live/PT tape-delayed), another two acts will be sent home, and Michael Bublé and Demi Lovato will perform on an all-new LIVE results show.
THE TOP EIGHT FINALISTS ARE:
GIRLS, MENTORED BY DEMI LOVATO
Rion Paige Age: 13
Hometown: Jacksonville, FL
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Ellona Santiago Age: 17
Hometown: San Lorenzo, CA
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BOYS, MENTORED BY PAULINA RUBIO
Josh Levi Age: 15
Hometown: Houston, TX
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Carlito Olivero Age: 24
Hometown: Chicago, IL
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OVER 25s, MENTORED BY KELLY ROWLAND
Jeff Gutt Age: 37
Hometown: Detroit, MI
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Lillie McCloud Age: 54
Hometown: Orlando, FL
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GROUPS, MENTORED BY SIMON COWELL
Alex & Sierra
Sierra Deaton Age: 22 Hometown: Orlando, FL
Alex Kinsey Age: 22 Hometown: New Smyrna Beach, FL
Alex & Sierra's Performances
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Zach Beeken Age: 18 Hometown: Indiana, PA
Colton Pack Age: 18 Hometown: Danese, WV
Andrew Scholz Age: 19 Hometown: Summerville, SC
Restless Road's Performances
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To SuperVote, fans can allocate any number of votes for one contestant or multiple contestants, for a total of 50 votes (across all online voting destinations), and in a unique interactive experience, they can adjust their vote selections as performances happen during the show. When the voting window officially opens, fans can submit their final votes - all at once. [Only fans with a registered Facebook account in the U.S., Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands will be able to cast their vote(s) online.]
In addition to online voting, fans will continue to be able to vote during the voting window via toll-free calling, as well as text messaging (standard text-messaging rates may apply). Please continue to visit www.TheXFactorUSA.com for voting information.
THE X FACTOR was created by Syco Entertainment and is produced by Syco Entertainment and FremantleMedia North America. Executive producers are Andrew Llinares, Rob Wade, Trish Kinane, Richard Holloway and Nigel Hall.
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