Ugh. America, you really messed up this time, when you allowed for an overlap of one of our most joyous holidays with a results show episode of The X Factor. How dare you? Now instead of celebrating Thanksgiving every year, we'll all be overwrought with sadness at the anniversary of when two X Factor contestants got voted off in 2013 and Demi Lovato gave a less-than-great performance of her new single, "Neon Lights." Ok, it isn't that Demi's performance was awful, and this new single is sure to get radio play and club play and all of that, but I dunno. I wouldn't be surprised if Ellona Santiago's response to that performance was "Dis bitch is my mentor?" But love ya Demi.
So two contestants are going home tonight, bringing the Top 8 down a Top 6 within an hour. PRESSURE AND DRAMA AND CRANBERRY SAUCE! The first contestant to be voted off tonight, Mario tells us, is Lillie McCloud, which is a big ol' bummer and a half but I kind of had a feeling this was coming when she snapped back at Simon last night after his neg comments being like "I THINK YOU HAVE ME CONFUSED" and then kind of explaining why but not really since it was mostly a ramble. Aw man, well goodbye Lillie.
As if Lillie McCloud going home isn't bad enough, we find out that the two acts with the second lowest votes tonight are Josh Levi and Rion Page, and these two qts are going to have to sing-fight (ON THANKSGIVING, THE CRUELTY) for survival. But not before Michael Buble's performance, which you can watch below and create your own opinions on, because I'm done talking about Michael Buble, cuz YOLO.
Rion Page is up first to sing for survival. She hurdles up to the front of the stage with the most determined expression I have ever seen on this little girl's face. She is s0o ready for war and sings P!nk's "Perfect" with lotz and lotz of heart. Vid is below.
Then it's time for Josh Levi to sing, and Paulina, in a moment of pure confusion for all that are watching, introduces Josh as "The Lover, The Suave, The Rico... CARLITO OLIVERO!" and Josh Levi walks on stage trying to pretend his identity and nerves are completely intact. But forreal, what was that about? It wasn't even like Paulina accidentally said the wrong name-- all those leadup descriptors (lover, suave, rico) were definitely for Carlito and not Josh. The entire introduction was wrong, which Mario so valiantly excused after Josh's performance. SPEAKING OF JOSH'S PERFORMANCE, I thought it was pretty fantastic. Just like Wednesday night, he performed a Bruno Mars song, only tonight's was "When I Was Your Man" which was a pretty sweet call from lil' Josh. However, it wasn't enough to let him stay. After a tie from the judges, Simon asks Mario to let the audience decide who goes home, based on who got the lowest amount of votes from last night. Mario opens up the envelope and... sadly, it's Josh. Goodbye, sweet prince! Til next week, peeps. Hope you're digesting well.