What a difference a week makes. After sitting pretty in the No. 3 spot on the X Factor USA rankings for the last few weeks, Vino Alan received a rude awakening in the form of an elimination on last night’s (November 29) live results show.
Vino’s seemingly early and shocking elimination might just be the fault of his mentor, L.A. Reid. Alan originally wanted to sing the song “If You Don’t Know Me By Now” but Reid pulled the song at the last minute. Vino was then forced to learn a new song and delivered a shabby performance of Hall & Oates‘ “You Lost That Loving Feeling.” The performance was panned by all three impartial judges–Britney Spears, Simon Cowell and Demi Lovato.
America’s votes placed Vino in the bottom two with Spears’ teen singer Diamond White. After strong “save me song” performances from both acts, the judges opted to send Alan home.
Vino wasn’t the only singer removed from the competition. Earlier in the night, Lovato’s young adults singer Paige Thomas was sent packing in a sudden death elimination after polling the lowest amount of votes between the top eight singers. Thomas’ departure was a bit (the smallest bit) of a shock considering she gave her best performance of the competition on this week’s performance show.
With Paige and Vino being sent home, this leaves both L.A. and Demi with one act in their categories. Demi is left with singer CeCe Frey (who is no stranger to being in the bottom two) while L.A. has Tate Stevens (who consistently ranks in the top two).
Just like the previous week, powerhouse teen Carly Rose Sonenclar remains at the top of the rankings leaderboard. The top 6 are:
Teens – Mentored by Britney Spears
- Carly Rose Sonenclar
- Diamond White
Young Adults – Mentored by Demi Lovat0
- CeCe Frey
Over 25s – Mentored by L.A. Reid
- Tate Stevens
Groups – Mentored by Simon Cowell
- Fifth Harmony