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‘X Factor’ Recap — Fifth Harmony Stuns With ‘Me & My Girls’

Thu, November 14, 2013 9:59pm EDT by 15 Comments

Sadly, two acts were eliminated tonight — but luckily we saw amazing performances from Selena Gomez and Fifth Harmony to cheer us up! Read on for more details.

The Nov. 14 episode was a real nail-biter, since it was the X Factor‘s first Elimination Thursday. Were you upset about the two acts that were cut, HollywoodLifers?

Selena Gomez & Fifth Harmony Perform On The ‘X Factor’

There’s nothing like fun performances from pop stars to get everyone in a true X Factor mood!

Selena Gomez21, graced viewers with her presence, dressed in a slinky black outfit, with black boots to match. She surrounded herself with back-up dancers for an electrifying performance of her chart-topping smash, “Slow Down.” With her energy and stage presence, we’re thinking Selena could teach the current crop of contestants a thing or two about having the “x” factor.

Fifth Harmony also performed their hit single, “Me and My Girls,” and started the song in their colorful pajamas like they were at a sleepover — and then slinkily revealed their performance costumes underneath! The crowd went absolutely wild for them and their energetic, candy-coated performance.

The top 12 performers also sang “Perfect Day” as a tribute to Lou Reed, the late Velvet Underground guitarist — but things weren’t all perfect, since two acts had to get eliminated!

‘X Factor’: Two Acts Eliminated

Early in the show, Sweet Suspense was unfortunately eliminated after giving a somewhat clumsy — but cute — rendition of “Mickey” on Nov. 13.

Nine acts were sent to the safe zone, and included: Carlito Olivero, Josh Levi, Rion Paige, Jeff Gutt, Restless Road, Tim Olstad, Ellona Santiago, Lillie McCloud, and Alex & Sierra.

The bottom two acts were Khaya Cohen and Rachel Potter, who had to literally sing for their survival on the show. Khaya sang a perfect (and fitting) rendition of “Don’t Give Up On Me,” and Rachel sang “From This Moment On.”

Kelly Rowland voted to send Khaya home, while Paulina RubioSimon Cowell and Demi Lovato voted to send Rachel home. Majority ruled, and Rachel was the second act eliminated.

Are YOU upset that Sweet Suspense and Rachel got eliminated, HollywoodLifers? Vote and let us know!

— Ivy Jacobson

More ‘X Factor’ News:

  1. Selena Gomez’s Bumped ‘X Factor’ Performance Revealed — Watch
  2. Selena Gomez Performs ‘Slow Down’ On ‘The X Factor’ — Watch
  3. ‘X Factor’ Recap — Khaya Cohen Belts Out ‘Borderline’ & Stuns Judges