Were the right acts eliminated this week? Drop a comment with your thoughts on the shocking results.
And then there were four! The X Factor sadly said goodbye to two more acts on the Dec. 5 episode of the Fox hit competition show, making this a less-than-happy episode. Following an exciting performance by Emblem3 and Little Mix, this season’s final four acts were officially revealed.
‘The X Factor’: Ellona Santiago & Rion Paige Eliminated
Yes, you read that right. After a nail-biting sing-off, the two acts American chose to send home tonight were Ellona Santiago and Rion Paige. We’re far in enough into the season that every act has developed its own intense fan base, so both of these eliminations were actually pretty painful.
HollywoodLife.com chatted with Rion after elimination, and we’re happy to report the young singer has a very positive attitude about the whole experience:
No [regrets.] Everything was from heart, and I am blessed to be the youngest and selected. There was an 18 year old there in South Carolina that can drive and vote and I can’t do anything like that. … I have had a lot of love and support from others. Hearing those things makes me trudge on. I have grown and matured with this experience.
As for Ellona, she told us she thinks she was voted off because America assumed she’d be fine. Here’s what she told us:
I guess America just thought that I was safe and they were like, ‘It’s OK, we don’t have to vote for her as much.’ Unfortunately, I got the lowest [number of] votes, but it is what it is. It happens.
Earlier in the night, votes made it aware to all that Carlito Olivero was also on the chopping block. It seems Rion’s last-ditch performance of “The House That Built Me” just couldn’t compete with Carlito’s rendition of “U Make Me Wanna.”
These two acts were both terrific, and even if you think they left too early, we know they’ll find success yet!
Emblem3 & Little Mix Perform On ‘The X Factor’
Fortunately, the episode wasn’t totally dominated by tears and goodbyes. The bright spot of the night came from Emblem3, whose performance of “Just For One Day” reminded us the trio of hotties made it so far during the show’s second season. They may not have won, but they definitely have the “x” factor! Little Mix also stunned with their catchy song, “Move,” and rocked the stage.
HollywoodLifers, do you think the right acts went home tonight? Drop a comment with your thoughts on the shocking double elimination below!
— Ivy Jacobson