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‘X Factor’ Results: Two Acts Are Eliminated & Taylor Swift Performs

Thu, November 15, 2012 10:10pm EDT by 19 Comments
X Factor Jennel Garcia Lyric 145 Eliminated
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Even thought the Nov. 15 ‘X Factor’ results show was somewhat predictable, Taylor Swift hit the stage and made up for the lackluster Top 10 reveal.

Mario Lopez started off the show by kicking Lyric145 to the curb, to the surprise of… well, no one. Co-host Khloe Kardashian did her job and acted like she was upset for them, but we know better. Lisa “Left Eye” Lopez sadly passed away a long time ago and we sure as hell don’t need her replaced. (Sorry!)

Taylor Swift took the stage with “State of Grace” off her new album Red, and looked adorable as usual. I heard rumors she and One Direction hottie Harry Styles were flirting up a storm backstage. (I would have liked to see that instead.)

Nevertheless, the two acts who sang for survival were Jennel Garcia and Paige Thomas. Jennel sang “The Reason” because for some reason (hah, get it?) people still think it’s OK to sing Hoobastank. Meanwhile, Paige took on “Paradise” by Coldplay, which again just reminded me of Rihanna. Both performances were sleepy, to be honest, and I didn’t care who left.

In the end, L.A. Reid, Britney Spears and Simon Cowell all sent Jennel packing. The best moment was when Simon pulled the “boss” card and refused to announce his choice before Demi Lovato. He literally sat there for a good, awkward minute on live television as Mario urged him to say something. Now I think my sneaking suspicion that he’s behind this whole ranking reveal is warranted.

So here’s how everyone ranked this week (from best to worst):

Tate Stevens
Carly Rose Sonenclar
Vino Alan
CeCe Frey
Fifth Harmony
Diamond White
Beatrice Miller
Arin Ray
Paige Thomas

I still don’t know how Vino is always so high up there, but I will give him credit for a much less creepier performance last night. Still, Emblem3 should have been higher, and PLEASE — Carly should be first, hands down. What’s up with that?

What do you think of the results, HollywoodLifers? Did you vote? Did Jennel and Lyric145 deserve to be sent home? Drop me a comment and let me know!

— Sharon Tharp

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