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X factor USA/NZ

Results summary[edit]

Color key
     – Contestant was eliminated by their mentor (no public vote or final showdown)
     – Contestant was in the bottom two/three and had to sing again in the final showdown
     – Contestant was in the bottom three but received the fewest votes and was immediately eliminated
     – Contestant received the fewest public votes and was immediately eliminated (no final showdown)
     – Contestant received the most public votes
Weekly results per contestant
Contestant Week 1 Week 2 Week 3 Week 4 Week 5 Week 6 Week 7 Week 8 Week 9
Round 1 Round 2
Melanie Amaro Saved 4th
11.8%
2nd
17.2%
2nd
18.7%
2nd
17.7%
1st
34.1%
1st
32.3%
1st
42.6%
1st
47.9%
Winner
58.4%
Josh Krajcik Saved 3rd
12.2%
6th
6.6%
3rd
13.7%
1st
27.4%
4th
12.2%
3rd
15.8%
2nd
27.4%
2nd
31.2%
Runner-up
41.7%
Chris Rene Saved 7th
5.6%
7th
4.9%
5th
8.3%
5th
7.9%
3rd
14.1%
2nd
25.0%
3rd
19.8%
3rd
20.9%
Eliminated (week 9)
Marcus Canty Saved 5th
7.4%
9th
3.8%
7th
6.8%
7th
6.1%
6th
7.1%
4th
13.5%
4th
10.2%
Eliminated (week 8)
Rachel Crow Saved 2nd
15.4%
1st
26.3%
1st
20.2%
3rd
13.9%
2nd
16.4%
5th
13.4%
Eliminated (week 7)
Drew Saved 1st
23.9%
3rd
13.3%
4th
12.5%
4th
11.5%
5th
11.0%
Eliminated (week 6)
Astro Saved 9th
3.9%
4th
10.7%
9th
4.4%
6th
6.7%
7th
5.1%
Eliminated (week 6)
LeRoy Bell Saved 8th
4.2%
5th
6.9%
6th
7.2%
8th
4.5%
Eliminated (week 5)
Lakoda Rayne Saved 10th
3.2%
10th
3.4%
8th
5.1%
9th
4.3%
Eliminated (week 5)
Stacy Francis Saved 6th
7.3%
8th
4.5%
10th
3.1%
Eliminated (week 4)
The Stereo Hogzz Saved 12th
2.1%
11th
2.4%
Eliminated (week 3)
InTENsity Saved 11th
3.0%
Eliminated (week 2)
Simone Battle Not saved Eliminated (week 1)
Tiah Tolliver Not saved Eliminated (week 1)
Dexter Haygood Not saved Eliminated (week 1)
The Brewer Boys Not saved Eliminated (week 1)
Phillip Lomax Not saved Eliminated (week 1)
Final showdown None1 InTENsity,
The Stereo Hogzz
Lakoda Rayne,
The Stereo Hogzz
Astro,
Francis
Bell,
Canty
Canty,
Drew
Canty,
Crow
No final showdown or judges' votes; results were based on public votes alone
Judges voted to: Save Eliminate
Reid's vote Astro,
Canty,
Rene
InTENsity The Stereo Hogzz Francis Bell Drew Crow
Scherzinger's vote Francis,
Krajcik,
Bell
InTENsity The Stereo Hogzz Astro Canty Drew Crow
Abdul's vote The Stereo Hogzz,
Lakoda Rayne,
InTENsity
InTENsity Lakoda Rayne Francis Canty Drew Canty
Cowell's vote Drew,
Crow,
Amaro
The Stereo Hogzz The Stereo Hogzz Francis Bell Canty Canty
Eliminated Phillip Lomax
by Reid
InTENsity
3 of 4 votes
Majority
The Stereo Hogzz
3 of 4 votes
Majority
Stacy Francis
3 of 4 votes
Majority
Lakoda Rayne
4.3%
to save
Astro
5.1%
to save
Rachel Crow
2 of 4 votes
Deadlock
Marcus Canty
10.2%
to save
Chris Rene
20.9%
to win
Josh Krajcik
41.7%
to win
The Brewer Boys
by Abdul
Dexter Haygood
by Scherzinger
LeRoy Bell
2 of 4 votes
Deadlock
Drew
3 of 4 votes
Majority
Simone Battle
by Cowell
Tiah Tolliver
by Cowell
Reference(s) [1] [2] [3] [4] [5] [6] [7] [8] [citation needed] [citation needed]
  • ^1 There was no public vote in the first week and therefore no final showdown. Each judge was required to reduce their number of acts to three.[9]

Live show details[edit]

Week 1 (October 25)[edit]

Contestants' performances on the first live show
Act Order Song[10] Result[1]
Astro 1 "Jump" Safe
Chris Rene 2 "Love Don't Live Here Anymore" Safe
Phillip Lomax 3 "I'm a Believer" Eliminated
Marcus Canty 4 "Do You Really Want to Hurt Me" Safe
The Stereo Hogzz 5 "Try a Little Tenderness" Safe
The Brewer Boys 6 "Rich Girl" / "Faith" Eliminated
InTENsity 7 "The Clapping Song" / "Footloose" Safe
Lakoda Rayne 8 "Come On Eileen" Safe
Dexter Haygood 9 "Womanizer" / "I Kissed a Girl" Eliminated
LeRoy Bell 10 "Nobody Knows" Safe
Stacy Francis 11 "One More Try" Safe
Josh Krajcik 12 "Forever Young" Safe
Simone Battle 13 "Just Be Good to Me" Eliminated
Rachel Crow 14 "Where Did Our Love Go" / "Baby" Safe
Drew 15 "Flashdance... What a Feeling" Safe
Tiah Tolliver 16 "Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This)" Eliminated
Melanie Amaro 17 "I Have Nothing" Safe
  • There was no public vote in the first week. Instead, each of the judges selected one (or two for Cowell) of their own acts to eliminate.
Judges' decisions to eliminate[1]
  • Reid: Phillip Lomax – gave no reason
  • Abdul: The Brewer Boys – gave no reason
  • Scherzinger: Dexter Haygood – gave no reason
  • Cowell: Simone Battle and Tiah Tolliver – the decision came down to Simone Battle, Melanie Amaro and Tiah Tolliver; and Cowell believed that Amaro has the potential to win the competition

Week 2 (November 2/3)[edit]

Contestants' performances on the second live show
Act Order Song[12] Result[2]
The Stereo Hogzz 1 "Rhythm Nation" Bottom two
Chris Rene 2 "Superstar" 7th
LeRoy Bell 3 "I'm Already There" 8th
Rachel Crow 4 "Walking on Sunshine" 2nd
Lakoda Rayne 5 "Landslide" 10th
Josh Krajcik 6 "Jar of Hearts" 3rd
Melanie Amaro 7 "Desperado" 4th
Astro 8 "Hip Hop Hooray" / "Get Ur Freak On" 9th
InTENsity 9 "Kids in America" / "Party Rock Anthem" Bottom two
Drew 10 "Just a Dream" 1st
Marcus Canty 11 "Nothin' on You" / "Every Little Step" 5th
Stacy Francis 12 "Up to the Mountain" 6th
Final showdown details[2]
The Stereo Hogzz 1 "Emotion" Safe
InTENsity 2 "My Life Would Suck Without You" Eliminated
Judges' votes to eliminate[2]
  • Cowell: The Stereo Hogzz – based on the final showdown performance
  • Abdul: InTENsity – based her decision on her experience working with both groups
  • Scherzinger: InTENsity – believed that The Stereo Hogzz were more prepared
  • Reid: InTENsity – gave no reason

Week 3 (November 9/10)[edit]

Contestants' performances on the third live show
Act Order Song[14] Movie[14] Result[3]
Stacy Francis 1 "Queen of the Night" The Bodyguard 8th
Marcus Canty 2 "I'm Going Down" Car Wash 9th
Drew 3 "Fix You" You, Me and Dupree 3rd
LeRoy Bell 4 "I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For" Runaway Bride 5th
Lakoda Rayne 5 "Somebody Like You" How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days Bottom two
Astro 6 "Lose Yourself" 8 Mile 4th
Melanie Amaro 7 "Man in the Mirror" Michael Jackson's This Is It 2nd
The Stereo Hogzz 8 "Ain't No Other Man" Get Smart Bottom two
Josh Krajcik 9 "With a Little Help from My Friends" Across the Universe 6th
Chris Rene 10 "Gangsta's Paradise" Dangerous Minds 7th
Rachel Crow 11 "I'd Rather Go Blind" Cadillac Records 1st
Final showdown details[3]
Lakoda Rayne 1 "No Air" Safe
The Stereo Hogzz 2 "You Are Not Alone" Eliminated
Judges' votes to eliminate[3]
  • Reid: The Stereo Hogzz – said he didn't like their song choices through the competition
  • Scherzinger: The Stereo Hogzz – based on her belief of "feminine empowerment", even though she liked both groups
  • Abdul: Lakoda Rayne – originally wished to abstain from voting, but then realized that doing so would have eliminated The Stereo Hogzz as Reid and Scherzinger had already voted to save Lakoda Rayne
  • Cowell: The Stereo Hogzz – based on who he thought had a greater potential to win the competition

Week 4 (November 16/17)[edit]

Contestants' performances on the fourth live show
Act Order Song[citation needed] Result[4]
LeRoy Bell 1 "We've Got Tonight" 6th
Rachel Crow 2 "(I Can't Get No) Satisfaction" 1st
Chris Rene 3 "No Woman, No Cry" / "Everything's Gonna Be Alright" 5th
Stacy Francis 4 "It's All Coming Back to Me Now" Bottom two
Melanie Amaro 5 "Everybody Hurts" 2nd
Josh Krajcik 6 "The Pretender" 3rd
Astro 7 "I'll Be Missing You" Bottom two
Lakoda Rayne 8 "Your Love" / "Go Your Own Way" 8th
Drew 9 "With or Without You" 4th
Marcus Canty 10 "Piece of My Heart" 7th
Final showdown details[4]
Stacy Francis 1 "Amazing Grace" Eliminated
Astro 2 "Never Can Say Goodbye" Safe
Judges' votes to eliminate[4]
  • Reid: Stacy Francis – backed his own act, Astro, but said he was disappointed in the attitudes of both finalists.
  • Scherzinger: Astro – backed her own act, Stacy Francis
  • Abdul: Stacy Francis – gave no reason
  • Cowell: Stacy Francis – told Astro that he didn't like his attitude and that he was showing disrespect, but believed Astro had a better chance of winning the competition

Week 5 (November 22/23)[edit]

The Pepsi Choice Group performance was chosen by the audience and included circus outfits along with a rotating stage and laser special effects in a hip-hop dance style.

Two acts were eliminated during the results show. The three acts with the fewest public votes were announced, and the act with the fewest votes was automatically eliminated. The remaining two acts then performed in the final showdown and faced the judges' votes.[18]

Contestants' performances on the fifth live show
Act Order Song[citation needed] Result[5]
Rachel Crow 1 "I Believe" 3rd
Marcus Canty 2 "A Song for Mama" 7th
Melanie Amaro 3 "The World's Greatest" 2nd
Chris Rene 4 "Let It Be" / "Young Homie" 5th
Lakoda Rayne 5 "You Belong with Me" 9th
LeRoy Bell 6 "Angel" 8th
Astro 7 "Show Me What You Got" 6th
Drew 8 "Skyscraper" 4th
Josh Krajcik 9 "Wild Horses" 1st
Final showdown details[5]
Marcus Canty 1 "You Lost Me" Safe
LeRoy Bell 2 "Don't Let Me Down" Eliminated
Judges' votes to eliminate[5]
  • Reid: LeRoy Bell – backed his own act, Marcus Canty, and said Canty had been the most consistent of the two
  • Scherzinger: Marcus Canty – backed her own act, LeRoy Bell
  • Abdul: Marcus Canty – based on the final showdown performance
  • Cowell: LeRoy Bell – believed Canty had done better overall in the competition, but thought Bell sang better in the final showdown, so he put the decision up to the public.

With the acts in the bottom two receiving two votes each, the result was deadlocked and reverted to the earlier public vote. Bell was eliminated as the act with the fewest public votes.[5]

Week 6 (November 30/December 1)[edit]

Michael Jackson's mother, Katherine; his three children Prince, Paris, and Blanket; and his brothers Marlon, Tito, and Jackie were present in the audience during the performance show.[20]

As in the previous week, two acts were eliminated during the results show. The three acts with the fewest public votes were announced, and the act with the fewest votes was automatically eliminated. The remaining two acts then performed in the final showdown and faced the judges' votes.[21]

Contestants' performances on the sixth live show
Act Order Song[citation needed] Result[6]
Josh Krajcik 1 "Dirty Diana" 4th
Astro 2 "Black or White" 7th
Drew 3 "Billie Jean" Bottom three
Rachel Crow 4 "Can You Feel It" 2nd
Marcus Canty 5 "P.Y.T. (Pretty Young Thing)" Bottom three
Chris Rene 6 "I'll Be There" 3rd
Melanie Amaro 7 "Earth Song" 1st
Final showdown details[6]
Drew 1 "Listen to Your Heart" Eliminated
Marcus Canty 2 "Neither One of Us (Wants to Be the First to Say Goodbye)" Safe
Judges' votes to eliminate[6]
  • Reid: Drew – backed his own act, Marcus Canty
  • Cowell: Marcus Canty – backed his own act, Drew, while also taking responsibility for her being in the final showdown
  • Scherzinger: Drew – felt that Canty gave a more emotional final showdown performance
  • Abdul: Drew – said that Canty's final showdown song moved her more

Week 7 (December 7/8)[edit]

Originally, the second song was going to be chosen by the public as part of the Pepsi Challenge,[22][23] however, due to technical problems that happened with the Pepsi Challenge the night before the performance show, that feature was delayed to Week 8 and executive producers told that the contestants had only 24 hours to choose another song. [citation needed]

Contestants' performances on the seventh live show
Act Order First song[citation needed] Order Second song[citation needed] Result[7]
Melanie Amaro 1 "Someone Like You" 6 "When You Believe" Safe
Marcus Canty 2 "Ain't Nobody" 7 "A Song for You" Bottom two
Rachel Crow 3 "Nothin' on You" 8 "Music and Me" Bottom two
Josh Krajcik 4 "We Found Love" 9 "Something" Safe
Chris Rene 5 "Live Your Life" 10 "Where Do We Go from Here" Safe
Final showdown details[7]
Marcus Canty 1 "I'm Going Down" Safe
Rachel Crow 2 "I'd Rather Go Blind" Eliminated
Judges' votes to eliminate[7]
  • Reid: Rachel Crow – backed his own act, Marcus Canty
  • Cowell: Marcus Canty – gave no reason, but effectively backed his own act, Rachel Crow
  • Abdul: Marcus Canty – said that Crow's final showdown performance blew her away
  • Scherzinger: Rachel Crow – couldn't make the decision on her own so put the decision to deadlock

With the acts in the bottom two receiving two votes each, the result was deadlocked and reverted to the earlier public vote. Crow was eliminated as the act with the fewest public votes. Scherzinger was booed by the audience after Crow's elimination.[7]

Week 8: Semi-final (December 14/15)[edit]

Contestants' performances on the eighth live show
Act Order First song[25] Order Second song[25] Result[8]
Marcus Canty 1 "I'll Make Love to You" 5 "Careless Whisper" Eliminated
Chris Rene 2 "Fly" 6 "No One" Safe
Melanie Amaro 3 "Hero" 7 "Feeling Good" Safe
Josh Krajcik 4 "Come Together" 8 "Hallelujah" Safe

The semi-final did not feature a final showdown and instead the act with the fewest public votes, Canty, was automatically eliminated.[8]

Week 9: Final (December 21/22)[edit]

The final lasted for 1.5 hours on Wednesday, December 21 and 2 hours on Thursday, December 22.

December 21

Contestants' performances on the ninth live show
Act Order First song (duet) Order Second song
Josh Krajcik 1 "Uninvited" (with Alanis Morissette) 4 "At Last"
Chris Rene 2 "Complicated" (with Avril Lavigne) 5 "Young Homie"
Melanie Amaro 3 "I Believe I Can Fly" (with R. Kelly) 6 "Listen"

December 22

Contestants' performances on the final live show
Act Order Song Result[citation needed]
Melanie Amaro 1 "All I Want for Christmas Is You" Winner
Chris Rene 2 "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas" Third place
Josh Krajcik 3 "Please Come Home for Christmas" Runner-up


Results summary[edit]

Color key
     – Contestant was chosen as the bottom two by their mentor and had to sing again (no public vote)
     – Contestant was in the bottom two/three and had to sing again in the final showdown
     – Contestant was in the bottom three but received the fewest votes and was immediately eliminated
     – Contestant received the fewest public votes and was immediately eliminated (no final showdown)
     – Contestant received the most public votes
Weekly results per contestant
Contestant Week 11 Week 2 Week 3 Week 4 Week 5 Week 6 Week 7 Week 8
Round 1 Round 2
Tate Stevens Saved 1st
18.0%
1st
18.1%
2nd
15.1%
2nd
20.4%
1st
26.1%
2nd
28.5%
1st
41.6%
Winner
51.4%
Carly Rose Sonenclar Saved 2nd
14.4%
2nd
17.8%
1st
21.4%
1st
20.5%
2nd
21.6%
1st
30.2%
2nd
33.3%
Runner-up
48.6%
Fifth Harmony Saved 5th
8.9%
6th
7.8%
7th
6.5%
4th
12.4%
4th
16.4%
3rd
21.3%
3rd
25.3%
Eliminated (week 8)
Emblem3 Saved 6th
7.7%
4th
9.6%
4th
11.8%
3rd
15.0%
3rd
20.2%
4th
20.0%
Eliminated (week 7)
Diamond White Not saved2 4th
10.1%
7th
6.0%
5th
11.2%
6th
8.5%
5th
15.7%
Eliminated (week 6)
CeCe Frey Saved 12th
3.1%
5th
8.8%
9th
4.8%
5th
10.3%
6th
9.7%
Eliminated (week 6)
Vino Alan Saved 3rd
11.9%
3rd
12.6%
3rd
12.3%
7th
7.1%
Eliminated (week 5)
Paige Thomas Saved 8th
5.4%
11th
3.4%
6th
7.9%
8th
5.8%
Eliminated (week 5)
Beatrice Miller Saved 10th
4.2%
8th
5.1%
8th
5.6%
Eliminated (week 4)
Arin Ray Saved 11th
3.9%
9th
4.5%
10th
3.4%
Eliminated (week 4)
Jennel Garcia Saved 7th
6.1%
10th
4.1%
Eliminated (week 3)
LYRIC 145 Saved 9th
5.0%
12th
2.2%
Eliminated (week 3)
Jason Brock Saved 13th
1.3%
Eliminated (week 2)
Sister C Not saved Eliminated (week 1)
David Correy Not saved Eliminated (week 1)
Willie Jones Not saved Eliminated (week 1)
Final showdown None1 Brock,
Frey
Garcia,
Thomas
Frey,
Miller
Alan,
White
Fifth Harmony,
White
No final showdown or judges' votes; results were based on public votes alone
Reid's vote to eliminate Correy Frey Garcia Miller White White
Spears' vote to eliminate White Frey Garcia Frey Alan Fifth Harmony
Lovato's vote to eliminate Jones Brock Thomas Miller Alan White
Cowell's vote to eliminate Sister C Brock Garcia Miller Alan White
Eliminated Willie Jones
by Lovato
Jason Brock
2 of 4 votes
Deadlock
LYRIC 145
Public vote
to save
Arin Ray
Public vote
to save
Paige Thomas
Public vote
to save
CeCe Frey
Public vote
to save
Emblem3
Public vote
to save
Fifth Harmony
Public vote
to win
Carly Rose Sonenclar
Public vote
to win
David Correy
by Reid
Diamond White
by Spears
Jennel Garcia
3 of 4 votes
Majority
Beatrice Miller
3 of 4 votes
Majority
Vino Alan
3 of 4 votes
Majority
Diamond White
3 of 4 votes
Majority
Sister C
by Cowell
Reference(s) [28] [29] [30] [31] [32] [33]
  • ^1 There was no public vote in the first week. Each mentor selected two finalists from their own category as the bottom two. The bottom two acts performed another song of their choice in the final showdown and their mentor was required to eliminate one of them based on the performance.[34]
  • ^2 White returned to the competition in week 2 because the judges felt that she shouldn't have been eliminated in the previous week.

Live show details[edit]

Week 1 (October 31/November 1)[edit]

  • Theme: Songs by American artists (billed as "Made in America")[35]
Contestants' performances on the first live show
Act Order Song[35] Result[28]
Paige Thomas 1 "What Is Love" Safe
Arin Ray 2 "You Keep Me Hangin' On" Bottom two
David Correy 3 "My Love Is Your Love" Bottom two
Sister C 4 "Hell on Heels" Bottom two
Jennel Garcia 5 "Home Sweet Home" Safe
Diamond White 6 "Hey, Soul Sister" Bottom two
Vino Alan 7 "Gotta Be Somebody" Safe
LYRIC 145 8 "Boom! Shake the Room" / "Gangnam Style" Safe
CeCe Frey 9 "Because the Night" Bottom two
Tate Stevens 10 "Tough" Safe
Beatrice Miller 11 "I Won't Give Up" Safe
Jason Brock 12 "Dance Again" Bottom two
1432 13 "We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together" Bottom two
Willie Jones 14 "Here for the Party" Bottom two
Carly Rose Sonenclar 15 "Something's Got a Hold on Me" / "Good Feeling" Safe
Emblem3 16 "One Day" Safe
Sing-off details[28]
CeCe Frey 1 "Out Here on My Own" Safe
Willie Jones 2 "You Don't Know Me" Eliminated
David Correy 3 "Since U Been Gone" Eliminated
Jason Brock 4 "One Moment in Time" Safe
Arin Ray 5 "I Look to You" Safe
Diamond White 6 "Sorry Seems to Be the Hardest Word" Eliminated
Sister C 7 "When I Look at You" Eliminated
1432 8 "Skyscraper" Safe
  • There was no public vote in the first week. Each mentor selected two finalists from their own category as the bottom two. The bottom two acts performed another song of their choice in a sing-off and their mentor was required to eliminate one of them based on the performance.
Judges' decisions to eliminate[28]
  • Lovato: Willie Jones – gave no reason
  • Reid: David Correy – gave no reason
  • Spears: Diamond White – gave no reason
  • Cowell: Sister C – gave no reason

Week 2 (November 7/8)[edit]

One of the four acts that did not face the public vote in week 1 and was eliminated by mentor was reinstated to the show as the judges felt that the act shouldn't have been eliminated in the previous week. The reinstated act was announced as Diamond White at the start of the season second live show.[38] 1432's new name 'Fifth Harmony' took effect from week 2.[39]

Contestants' performances on the second live show
Act Order Song[39] Movie Result[29]
Arin Ray 1 "American Boy" Obsessed Safe
Paige Thomas 2 "Take My Breath Away" Top Gun Safe
Vino Alan 3 "When a Man Loves a Woman" When a Man Loves a Woman Safe
Emblem3 4 "My Girl" / "California Gurls" / "What Makes You Beautiful" My Girl / Katy Perry: Part of Me Safe
Beatrice Miller 5 "Iris" City of Angels Safe
Jennel Garcia 6 "I Love Rock 'n' Roll" Crossroads Safe
Tate Stevens 7 "Wanted Dead or Alive" Harley Davidson and the Marlboro Man Safe
LYRIC 145 8 "Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious" Mary Poppins Safe
Diamond White 9 "I Have Nothing" The Bodyguard Safe
CeCe Frey 10 "Eye of the Tiger" Rocky III Bottom two
Carly Rose Sonenclar 11 "It Will Rain" The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 1 Safe
Jason Brock 12 "I Believe I Can Fly" Space Jam Bottom two
Fifth Harmony 13 "A Thousand Years" The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 1 Safe
Final showdown details[29]
CeCe Frey 1 "You Haven't Seen the Last of Me" Safe
Jason Brock 2 "Total Eclipse of the Heart" Eliminated
Judges' votes to eliminate[29]
  • Lovato: Jason Brock – gave no reason, though effectively backed her own act, CeCe Frey
  • Reid: Cece Frey – gave no reason, though effectively backed his own act, Jason Brock
  • Spears: CeCe Frey – gave no reason
  • Cowell: Jason Brock – gave no reason

With the acts in the bottom two receiving two votes each, the result was deadlocked and reverted to the earlier public vote. Brock was eliminated as the act with the fewest public votes.[29]

Week 3 (November 14/15)[edit]

Starting from week three, two acts will be eliminated from each results show until week six. The three acts with the fewest public votes will be announced and then the act with the fewest votes will be automatically eliminated. The remaining two acts will then performed in the final showdown and face the judges' votes.[42]

Contestants' performances on the third live show
Act Order Song[43] Result[30]
Jennel Garcia 1 "Proud Mary" Bottom three
Tate Stevens 2 "From This Moment On" Safe
Diamond White 3 "Halo" Safe
Beatrice Miller 4 "Time After Time" Safe
LYRIC 145 5 "We Will Rock You" / "E.T." Eliminated
Arin Ray 6 "Crazy for You" Safe
Paige Thomas 7 "Last Dance" Bottom three
Fifth Harmony 8 "Hero" Safe
Carly Rose Sonenclar 9 "My Heart Will Go On" Safe
Vino Alan 10 "Let's Stay Together" Safe
Emblem3 11 "No One" Safe
CeCe Frey 12 "All by Myself" Safe
Final showdown details[30]
Jennel Garcia 1 "The Reason" Eliminated
Paige Thomas 2 "Paradise" Safe
Judges' votes to eliminate[30]
  • Reid: Jennel Garcia – gave no reason
  • Spears: Jennel Garcia – gave no reason
  • Lovato: Paige Thomas – gave no reason
  • Cowell: Jennel Garcia – stated it was an easy decision and felt that Thomas has star potential after watching her final showdown performance

Week 4 (November 21/22)[edit]

Contestants' performances on the fourth live show
Act Order Song[47] Result[31]
Tate Stevens 1 "I'm Already There" Safe
Diamond White 2 "Because You Loved Me" Safe
Emblem3 3 "Secrets" Safe
Arin Ray 4 "Hero" Eliminated
CeCe Frey 5 "Wind Beneath My Wings" Bottom three
Fifth Harmony 6 "I'll Stand by You" Safe
Beatrice Miller 7 "Chasing Cars" Bottom three
Vino Alan 8 "God Bless the USA" Safe
Paige Thomas 9 "Everytime" Safe
Carly Rose Sonenclar 10 "Over the Rainbow" Safe
Final showdown details[31]
CeCe Frey 1 "Because of You" Safe
Beatrice Miller 2 "White Flag" Eliminated
Judges' votes to eliminate[31]
  • Lovato: Beatrice Miller – gave no reason, though effectively backed her own act, CeCe Frey
  • Spears: CeCe Frey – gave no reason, though effectively backed her own act, Beatrice Miller
  • Reid: Beatrice Miller – gave no reason
  • Cowell: Beatrice Miller – thought the competition was too much for Miller and that it wasn't her time

Week 5 (November 28/29)[edit]

Contestants' performances on the fifth live show
Act Order Song[51] Result[32]
Diamond White 1 "I Wanna Dance with Somebody (Who Loves Me)" Bottom three
Vino Alan 2 "You've Lost That Lovin' Feelin'" Bottom three
Paige Thomas 3 "Never Gonna Give You Up" Eliminated
Fifth Harmony 4 "Stronger (What Doesn't Kill You)" Safe
Carly Rose Sonenclar 5 "Rolling in the Deep" Safe
Tate Stevens 6 "Somebody Like You" Safe
CeCe Frey 7 "Lady Marmalade" Safe
Emblem3 8 "I'm a Believer" Safe
Final showdown details[32]
Diamond White 1 "I Was Here" Safe
Vino Alan 2 "Trouble" Eliminated
Judges' votes to eliminate[32]
  • Reid: Diamond White – gave no reason, though effectively backed his own act, Vino Alan
  • Spears: Vino Alan – gave no reason, though effectively backed her own act, Diamond White
  • Lovato: Vino Alan – gave no reason
  • Cowell: Vino Alan – gave no reason

Week 6 (December 5/6)[edit]

For the first time this season, each contestant will perform two songs. The list of song choices for the Pepsi Challenge was released via Twitter on December 1, 2012.[52]

Contestants' performances on the sixth live show
Act Order First song[citation needed] Order Second song[52] Result[33]
CeCe Frey 1 "The Edge of Glory" 7 "Part of Me" Eliminated
Emblem3 2 "Just the Way You Are" 8 "Forever Young" Safe
Carly Rose Sonenclar 3 "As Long as You Love Me" 9 "If I Were a Boy" Safe
Fifth Harmony 4 "Set Fire to the Rain" 10 "Give Your Heart a Break" Bottom three
Diamond White 5 "It's a Man's Man's Man's World" 11 "Diamonds" Bottom three
Tate Stevens 6 "Livin' on a Prayer" 12 "If Tomorrow Never Comes" Safe
Final showdown details[33]
Fifth Harmony 1 "Anytime You Need a Friend" Safe
Diamond White 2 "I Hope You Dance" Eliminated
Judges' votes to eliminate[33]
  • Cowell: Diamond White – gave no reason, though effectively backed his own act, Fifth Harmony
  • Spears: Fifth Harmony – gave no reason, though effectively backed her own act, Diamond White
  • Reid: Diamond White – gave no reason
  • Lovato: Diamond White – gave no reason

Week 7: Semi-final (December 12/13)[edit]

Contestants' performances on the seventh live show
Act Order First song[59] Order Second song[59] Result
Tate Stevens 1 "Bonfire" 5 "Fall" Safe
Carly Rose Sonenclar 2 "Your Song" 6 "Imagine" Safe
Emblem3 3 "Baby, I Love Your Way" 7 "Hey Jude" Eliminated
Fifth Harmony 4 "Anything Could Happen" 8 "Impossible" Safe

The semi-final did not feature a final showdown and instead the act with the fewest public votes, Emblem3, were automatically eliminated.[56]

Week 8: Final (December 19/20)[edit]

The final consisted of two two-hour episodes on December 19 and 20.

December 19
Contestants' performances on the eighth live show
Act Order First song[60] Order Second song (duet)[60] Order Third song[61]
Carly Rose Sonenclar 1 "Feeling Good" 4 "How Do I Live" (with LeAnn Rimes) 7 "Hallelujah"
Tate Stevens 2 "Anything Goes" 5 "Pontoon" (with Little Big Town) 8 "Tomorrow"
Fifth Harmony 3 "Anything Could Happen" 6 "Give Your Heart a Break" (with Demi Lovato) 9 "Let It Be"
December 20
Contestants' performances on the final live show
Act Order Song[61] Result[62]
Tate Stevens 1 "Please Come Home for Christmas" Winner
Fifth Harmony 2 "Christmas (Baby Please Come Home)" Third place
Carly Rose Sonenclar 3 "All I Want for Christmas Is You" Runner-up
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