The X Factor

The X Factor – Top 13 Results Video – 11/08/2012

Here are the results of The X Factor Top 13 for November 8, 2102.

Which act is the first to leave? One Direction performs!

The X Factor  Top 13 Results  11 08 2012

8:02 PM

-We kick off the show with One Direction performing “Live While You’re Young”! While I know they’re set to perform two songs tonight, I don’t know how wise it is to kick off the night with them, since I imagine everyone is just going to switch over to The Voice as soon as they’re done, and probably won’t switch back until a quarter to 9 to see the bottom 2 singoff and results.

8:05 PM

-One Direction is questioned by the hosts about adding a sixth member, which segues into a video greeting from Drew Brees. It’s a weird segment, because it’s clearly a comedy bit they’re doing, but Mario and Khloe are questioning 1D as if they’re seriously considering adding Drew Brees as a sixth member. It’s a strangely surreal segment.

8:11 PM

-We’re back from commercial with a recap of last night’s performances and backstage business. Arin is pumped, Paige felt she did her best, Demi thinks Simon is jealous of her category, and Vino and LA think Demi’s “pop star” criticism is ridiculous. Emblem3 has a heart-to-heart with their family, while stressing that they can’t let their success go to their heads. Beatrice has a touching moment with her mom, and Jennel likes her new look. Simon reiterates that Demi has made Jennel unrecognizable as the girl they first saw. Tate felt he “left it all out there for America,” and his family is proud of him. LA hugs Lyric145 backstage after their performance, and Simon tells them that they were amazing. Diamond is stoked that Britney told her she’d have done Britney proud. CeCe thought her performance was awesome, and Demi agrees with her backstage. Carly says that her performance is exactly what she’s been wanting to do, and Britney stresses how amazing it is that she has that strong a voice at that age. Jason thought, while his performance was going on, that it was wonderful, thus he’s confused why the judges don’t like him. Fifth Harmony shed happy tears backstage with their families while Normani chats with her folks in a cute little back-and-forth.

Time for results!

All the acts come out with their judges, and Mario reiterates that these results are in no particular order.

Results, pt. 1

Arin Ray is through to the top 12!

Paige Thomas is through to the top 12!

Diamond White is through to the top 12!

Vino Alan is through to the top 12!

Jennel Garcia is through to the top 12!

Emblem3 is through to the top 12!

…And that’s it for now?

Well that kind of sucks. Other XFs get all the results out in one go-around. But I guess they need to offer a tease to get people to keep tuning in. So that leaves CeCe Frey, Jason Brock, Tate Stevens, Carly Rose Sonenclar, Beatrice Miller, Lyric145, and Fifth Harmony waiting to hear if they’re through to the top 12 or if they’ll be singing in tonight’s bottom 2. Who you got?

8:25 PM

-We’re back from commercial with a pretty cool video package charting the formation and rise of One Direction, from their individual auditions on series 7 of The X Factor UK, through their pairing as a group at boot camp, to their current rise to the top of the charts.

This package leads us into their next performance: “Little Things”

I kind of wish they’d bust out this kind of quiet, intimate, low-light acoustic staging for some of the acts in the actual competition.

This is a pretty great song, by the way. I’ve never actually heard it before, because I live under a very comfortable rock.

8:34 PM

-We’re back with all the acts and their judges already onstage, awaiting the results.

Results, pt. 2

Carly Rose Sonenclar is through to the top 12!

Tate Stevens is through to the top 12!

Beatrice Miller is through to the top 12!

Lyric145 is through to the top 12!

Fifth Harmony is through to the top 12!

It’s Jason Brock vs. CeCe Frey in the sing-off!

-When asked what CeCe has to do to stay, Demi feels her voice will say it all.

CeCe performs her Save Me song: “You Haven’t Seen the Last of Me” by Cher (from the movie “Burlesque”)

She’s doing a hell of a job. Seriously her best vocal this season. I’m really, truly impressed.

Her voice comes close to breaking with emotion, but she shows great control in keeping it together. She doesn’t seem as mad as she seemed after her critiques last night, but she does seem a bit beaten down.

If she’d done this performance last night, I seriously doubt she would be in this position right now.

8:43 PM

-We’re back from break with LA introducing “Mr. Entertainment” Jason Brock.

Jason performs his Save Me song: “Total Eclipse of the Heart” by Bonnie Tyler

This is a damn good vocal too. I genuinely don’t get why contestants don’t bring this kind of fire on performance night. Maybe it’s because they get to choose their own Save Me song, as opposed to having a song chosen from a list of suggestions by their mentor. Or maybe it’s simply that something changes in a person when their ass is on the line.

Time for results!

Results, pt. 3

Demi votes to send home Jason Brock.

LA Reid votes to send home CeCe Frey.

Britney votes to send home CeCe Frey.

Simon votes to send home Jason Brock.

We’re going to DEADLOCK!

The act leaving the competition is…

JASON BROCK

Jason doesn’t seem to phased by it. He’s really happy to have been here, and says that he did this for the gays and for Japan! LA says he’s sad to see Jason go, and Jason responds by saying that LA is a legend and he was honored to work with him. With that, we throw to his funeral video…

Kind of weird results show. Last season, the results shows were hideously overtimed, yet we have the results with ten minutes still left to go. I blame the fact that the judges were going straight to voting on the act they’re sending home, without explaining their decision beforehand. And mayb–

Wait a minute. Mario just gave the reason the show is running early.

After the break, for the FIRST TIME IN ANY SINGING SHOW, they’re going to reveal the voting order!

This is HUGE in terms of the ramifications it could have on future votes, since it’s easy to imagine that the fans of the top vote-getter might feel like they don’t need to vote as hard next week. Normally, XF UK waits until the end of the season to reveal who came out on top in each vote each week, yet we’re getting it now. This could create some SERIOUS drama (which I guess is the point).

8:54 PM

Here is how the rankings stand, in voting order.

12th place: CeCe Frey
11th place: Arin Ray
10th place: Beatrice Miller
9th place: Lyric145
8th place: Paige Thomas

This is crazy! Neither the contestants nor the audience seem to know how to react to any of this! Demi thought Paige would be ranked higher.

7th place: Jennel Garcia
6th place: Emblem3 (HOLY S***!)
5th place: Fifth Harmony
4th place: Diamond White
3rd place: Vino Alan
2nd place: Carly Rose Sonenclar
1st place: Tate Stevens (REALLY, AMERICA?!)

Tate is as shocked as everyone else, and speculates that it’s probably because America doesn’t get out a lot (that’s awesome).

This is a really weird experiment, and I’m not sure how I feel about it. It certainly makes the competition more interesting, but it feels too much like outside interference from the producers, since voting patterns aren’t going to continue the way they would have naturally now that we know who landed where.

But I can’t lie and say this isn’t an exciting development, if only for the drama it’ll create.

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40 comments
djfabian
djfabian

what a TV disaster this has turned into.....never did I imagine it would sink to such ratings lows but it looks good on Simon .....his focus on young girls and ignorance of country acts.is a big reason....Willie would have been in that top 3 im certain if he had not been kicked off by judges/producers....glad to see im not the only one who has bailed on this tv mess

henderking
henderking

I think this is how America voted. And that's the reason why X Factor people decided to show the actual results for people to vote for their favorites. They just cannot allow someone like Tate to win X factor. I'm rooting for Emblem3 and Lyric145.

Dirty Wang
Dirty Wang

Hmmm.. not sure if this was posted already... but DialIdol predicted the Top 3 earlier today... http://x.dialidol.com/asp/predictions/predictions.asp

Well they use some sort of statistics to rank people based on busy signals so there is low level of confidence especially with so many contestants but they do still have Vino, Tate, and Carly as the top 3. Very interesting!!!

JulianPerry6
JulianPerry6

Did anyone catch Alexandra Burke's cover of Live or Let Die, when the judges walked out? Supposedly it aired yesterday or today. Maybe it was selective to the country.

ArchieSue
ArchieSue

WTF Tate got most of the votes??? They have to be kidding right and Vino in 3rd? Hmmm................I had a feeling it would be Jason going home. Well he was a class act and good luck to him.

NickRoman1
NickRoman1

I wonder how knowing the voting order will affect how the judges choose who to send home. For instance, will they still keep CeCe if she lands in the bottom with, say, Beatrice, who they now know is at least five spots more popular, if Beatrice lands there in a freak accident? It really changes the entire dynamic of the competition, and I feel like just about any finale combination is possible now because of this twist, since it could lead to fans of popular acts getting lax in their voting, and fans of less popular acts pushing their favorites through above the expected frontrunners. We could conceivably get an Arin Ray, Beatrice Miller, Paige Thomas finale if fans of Tate Stevens, Emblem3, Carly Rose, and Fifth Harmony decide to take a week off. 

That said, while I don't expect Tate to be on top for long, it wouldn't surprise me, because if there are fans who aren't likely to just assume their contestant is safe the way fans of just about every other act would, it's country fans.

Rickey
Rickey moderator

Tate Stevens at #1 is an impossible result. Viewer manipulation at it's finest.

Trey_
Trey_

I don't like this. If they wanted to they should do Top 3, Middle 3, Bottom 3 and not actual places.

NickRoman1
NickRoman1

MOTHER OF GOD, Tate Stevens is actually at the top?!

Trey_
Trey_

Woww... Emblem3 at 6?

Trey_
Trey_

AND LYRIC 145!!

Trey_
Trey_

WOW. VOTE FOR BEATRICE NEXT WEEK!!!!!!

NickRoman1
NickRoman1

Holy HELL, they're revealing the VOTING ORDER?!

This is going to screw somebody over in a huge way if their fans feel they don't need to vote because their favorite ranked high.

Rickey
Rickey moderator

TOTAL ECLIPSE!!!!

Rickey
Rickey moderator

ONE DIRECTION!!!

realphill
realphill

i hate having the 2 shows at the same time. HATE IT.

Trey_
Trey_

@NickRoman1 WTF. Never underestimate the power of the country voting block. 

hrstump
hrstump moderator

@NickRoman1 Isn't that the point of revealing the ranking? Sending an 'early favorite' home early?

Rickey
Rickey moderator

@realphill It's NBC's fault. I love The Voice, but they are causing this headache. They have however proven their point: The Voice is the better show -- hands down by a mile.

Rickey
Rickey moderator

@NickRoman1I just checked the stats on the blog, and this Tate at #1 and Vino at #3 are a total fabrication. These X Factor people are definitely living in their own world, and I'm not buying it.

If anything, this revealed that Carly Rose Sonenclar has a very strong chance of winning. She has always been popular along with Emblem3 and Fifth Harmony formerly known as 1432 and LYLAS.

I really find it insulting actually that they think their viewers are that stupid and gullible.

NickRoman1
NickRoman1

@Mikhail XO @Trey_ Hey Mikhail, what do you think about the voting order? I'm genuinely interested to hear your opinion.

hrstump
hrstump moderator

@NickRoman1 @Mikhail XO @TarekAC @Rickey @waynocoaster Well, for starters, the talent on this show is not exactly stellar. And demographics say the audience is older, and live in the Midwest and South. And while 'Pop' tends to celebrate pretty youth, Country loves their rednecks, and with guys like Trace Atkins, Willie Nelson, and Hank Williams, Jr, poster sales are not important. They are at the center of the last 5 winners of AI...

Rickey
Rickey moderator

@NickRoman1 @TarekAC @Mikhail XO @Rickey OK I am sold. Apparently DialIdol predicted this. We're giving Tate and Vino, the Dez and Cody treatment next week. 

LOL - That is going to be beyond hilarious.

TarekAC
TarekAC

@Mikhail XO @Rickey @NickRoman1 Vino Alan has the best voice in the competition. Tate appeals to Americans coz he, frankly, is the most American character. While i disagree that he should be #1, I don't really mind. Carly is awesome. Beatrice was shaky, Diamond nailed it, Cece messed up, Arin is awful. Seriously, I don't get why you're so surprised at these cliche predictable results. Honestly.

hrstump
hrstump moderator

@Mikhail XO @hrstump @Rickey @NickRoman1 Oh, I hear you, but in a sea of mediocre Pop, R&B and groups wannabees, his is the only Country entry. And let us not forget last year, this show had Josh K finishing in 2nd, so looks aren't all that important....

hrstump
hrstump moderator

@Rickey @Mikhail XO @NickRoman1 Well, before we get all twisted, it is not like there hasn't been strong voting on AI from the Country segment of the population. And with the relative mediocrity of the talent, I find it hard to get too bent out of shape with these results.

Rickey
Rickey moderator

@Mikhail XO @NickRoman1 Seriously, this is like saying Tate Stevens WON The X Factor on the first vote. 

That is the most hilarious thing and this show should be embarrassed.

Rickey
Rickey moderator

@Mikhail XO @NickRoman1 If this list is indeed true, then the audience sampling of The  X Factor is terribly small! For a country singer to dominate so easily is actually telling us a lot.

Hopefully they do this every week.

And dont' get me started with Vino. Now that clearly defies any logic.

The X Factor producers are living in their own world. 

NickRoman1
NickRoman1

@Mikhail XO I agree with you on Diamond. I thought she was great last week, actually, but nothing about last night's performance screamed top 5 to me. I kind of wonder what role performance order played in last night's voting. It didn't seem to affect those with solid, concrete fanbases like Carly, Vino, and even Emblem3 (who weren't ranked as highly as we all might have expected, but who still were far from the bottom), but it did seem to affect the middle-of-the-pack performers who haven't locked down huge fanbases just yet, your Beatrice Millers and your Paige Thomases of the world. I feel like Arin Ray, for instance, landed a lot lower than he would have due to having gone first, while Fifth Harmony, though very good last night, finished a lot higher than they likely would have due to landing the pimp spot.