On this Thanksgiving week, the top 10 on “The X Factor” gave thanks in song. In a week of emotional performances, the singers face a double elimination.
The number one singer for the past two weeks, Tate Stevens, performed “I’m Already There” by Lonestar in a performance the judges agreed were touching and special but not his best.
Diamond White performed the Celine Dion hit “Because You Love Me”. Diamond’s mom was in tears, Demi was blown away, she gave Khloe chills, and the judges called the performance incredible, amazing, and beautiful.
The boys in Emblem 3 performed “Tell Me What You Want to Hear” by One Republic. The girls thought it was great and Simon said the performance was fantastic; but LA said there was no emotion in the song.
Arin Ray performed “Hero” by Enrique Iglesias that mentor Britney said was really good but the others were bored and thought it was not a performance worthy of the $5 million prize. Arin said that he wants to dance more and be him.
Cece Frey sang “Wind Beneath My Wings” in a performance the judges said was genuine, amazing, awesome, and poured her heart and soul into.
The girls of Fifth Harmony performed The Pretenders hit “I’ll Stand By You”. The judges called the performance beautiful and great with Simon saying the girls had finally clicked as a group and the show wouldn’t be the same without them.
After being surprised by her family, Beatrice Miller performed “Chasing Cars” by Snow Patrol. LA called her an inspiration and Britney said it was her best so far but Demi felt like Beatrice isn’t progressing.
In their video packages the singers all gave thanks; in Vino Alan gave his thanks to the military and while he couldn’t serve he performed for them. Vino sang the Lee Greenwood hit “God Bless the USA” in a performance that earned him a standing ovation from the judges and high praise including amazing, spot on, and beautiful.
Paige Thomas chose to perform a song by one of the judges when she sang “Every Time” by Britney Spears. While Britney thought the performance was beautiful; the other judges called the performance pitchy and not good enough to move her out of the bottom spot. Simon cautioned that Paige may be in for a rough time on results night.
Saving the best for last, Carly Rose gave a performance of “Over the Rainbow” that included an a’ cappella opening. LA called her a force of nature and the judges couldn’t believe Carly Rose was only 13 years old. Demi predicted that Carly Rose would be a part of the music business for the rest of her life.