Another week of The X Factor, another chance to hate on CeCe Frey.
The 21-year-old postal room worker has inspired more loathing than judge Simon Cowell this season, falling to the bottom of the Rankings of Shame twice ever since viewers started voting. During last week's results, when she was saved from elimination by the judges again, Cowell acknowledged that even they have given her a "hard time" on the show. If the judges can't back her, why should America?
Thanksgiving wasn't all about the turkey and stuffing for the 10 X Factor finalists, two of whom were sent home Thursday night. Keep reading to find out who got cut — and whether Tate Stevens finished in first place for the third week in a row.
The X Factor pulled out all the stops as far as sappiness goes Wednesday evening, with each of the Top 10 finalists performing a song dedicated to someone they're thankful for. Awww. (Hey, you know what they probably aren't grateful about? Having to spend Thanksgiving evening on the X Factor stage tomorrow, when two additional contestants will get the boot.)
Most of the contestants chose to honor someone in their family, and in keeping with that theme, Kim Kardashian and her beau Kanye West were in the audience to support co-host Khloe Kardashian (who, as an aside, has done nothing to curb her nauseating flirting with Simon Cowell — something we're definitely not thankful for).
Anyway, to the singing! Here's a breakdown of Wednesday's performances.
Who is to blame when contestants go home on The X Factor?
Sure, the singers perform as well as they can before leaving their fate in the hands of America's voters, but if you ask the singers, The X Factor's well-hyped mentors also bear some of the responsibility for shaping that performance. In theory, it sounds good: Successful music producers and artists coach wannabes into becoming stars. But as we've already seen, there are apparent flaws to the formula.