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Ray Mickshaw/ FOX
Tonight was a tough one for the X Factor mentors.
Demi Lovato, Britney Spears, L.A. Reid and Simon Cowell were each able to save two singers from their team based off of last night's performances, with the remaining two taking the stage for a sing-off, leaving only one moving to the top 12.
Ultimately, four acts were sent home—here's what went down.
The first act Lovato put through to the next round was Jennel Garcia. Joining her in the top 12 was Paige Thomas, which meant CeCe Frey and Willie Jones had to sing their heart out for the last spot on Demi's team.
CeCe was up first and her performance of "Out Here on My Own" by Irene Cara got everyone choked up, including Demi, and Frey quickly reminded us why she was one to watch out for in the competition. Jones followed and sang "You Don't Know Me" by Ray Charles, and his unique voice could not be ignored.
Unfortuately, Demi could only keep one person. So who did she send home? Sorry, Willie.
L.A. chose to save Vino Alan and Tate Stevens, leaving David Correy and Jason Brock singing for their survival in the competition.
Correy went up first and did an interesting version of Kelly Clarkson's "Since You've Been Gone," and incorporated his usual emotional approach and hit some crazy notes. Demi and Simon weren't too crazy about the way he sang the song, saying it was a little too dramatic. Um, yeah. He's on the verge of being eliminated!
Brock went up next with Whitney Houston's "One Moment in Time." Britney and Demi seemed pleased with his performance, but then Simon chimed in, "You're asking me to judge two horses who are coming last in a race," and didn't think either of them could win the competition.
Well, luckily for Correy and Brock, it's not up to Simon. L.A. made the decisions, and he chose to save Jason, sending David Correy home.
Britney picked Beatrice Miller and Carly Rose Sonenclar to move forward in the competition, which meant Arin Ray and Diamond White were in a sing-off.
Ray sang Whitney Houston's "I Look to You," and he sounded amazing, but the girls' screams almost made it hard to hear him belt the late diva's hit track. The judges were all impressed and felt like him leaving the competition would be a mistake. But, White's rendition of Mary J. Blige's "Sorry Seems to Be the Hardest Word" was, well, amazing. All the judges loved her, too! Tough, tough decision.
Simon genuinely didn't want either to leave the competition, but one had to go. Get ready for your jaws to drop, because Britney sent Diamond home. Shocked faces everywhere.
The first group Simon put in the top 12 was Emblem 3 (who were all present, despite one of the members reportedly getting hospitalized over some bad tuna). The second act he saved was rap group, Lyric 145.
Sister C took the stage first by singing Miley Cyrus' "When I Look at You," and there's no doubt that these girls have natural talent and are able to harmonize very well together. The judges enjoyed their performance, but they still had to hear 1432. The girl group, which was put together during the judges' homes part of the competition, sang Lovato's "Skyscraper," and Demi even said that they sang it better than "the original singer."
So who snagged the last spot on the top 12? Simon saved 1432.