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FOX’s The X Factor performers gave thanks for each and every vote that has gotten them to this point in the competition. But, two performers will be haunted by the memory that Thanksgiving marked the end of the run for them on this competition.

Wednesday’s show had the Top 10 dedicating their performances to people who made a mark on their lives. It was emotional and tear-filled evening with Carly Rose Sonenclar, Vino Alan, and Tate Stevens earning the most praise from the coaches.

On Thanksgiving Thursday, The X Factor UK alum Cher Lloyd performed “Oath” with rapper Becky G. I’m thinking the sexy and fun performance won her some new American fans.

The show also made the announcement that judge Britney Spears would premiere her new music video next week – presumably for her new single with Will.I.Am, “Scream & Shout.”

So, who earned the highest votes from the viewers and the chance to sing again next week?

Before announcing the results, The X Factor highlighted the Bancroft Middle School music program in Long Beach, Calif., which has been hit hard by state budget cuts. Best Buy gave the music room a technology makeover. Then, the show made another big announcement: The class would perform with the contestants. Cut to the contenders and the school choir’s very touching, if not on the nose, performance of Coldplay’s “Fix You.”

It’s jarring to switch from this week’s emotional performances to instantly booting the first contestant with the lowest amount of votes off the show. But, that’s how The X Factor rolls… The first person to go home without the benefit of a sing-off is… Arin Ray.

That’s too bad. He’s got a lot of potential for pop stardom and I don’t think his mentor, Britney, was able to create the right song choice mix to highlight his talents. Her advice to Arin? He should take this as a learning experience. That wasn’t very warm, right?

It’s now time to see who moves into the Top 8. They’re announced as follows: Diamond White, Vino Alan, Carly Rose Sonenclar, Fifth Harmony, Tate Stevens, Paige Thomas and Emblem3. That leaves CeCe Frey (who’s a veteran at this) and Beatrice Miller, who finds herself in the sing-off for the first time.

CeCe takes the stage first and unleashes Kelly Clarkson’s “Because Of You.” She’s a warrior and she definitely attacks the song. Beatrice, who likes to project a very strong front, was very emotional during the announcement and barely held it together during her performance. You have to appreciate that she even got through her take on Dido’s“White Flag.”

Supporting their own team members, Demi Lovato votes to send Beatrice home, Britney votes against CeCe. L.A. Reid then opts to eliminate Beatrice. It’s up to Simon and he decides to send Beatrice home, reasoning that he doesn’t think this is her time. I know I’m going to miss talking to her after the show every week. She’s opinionated, spunky and brutally honest.

Time to find out the lay of the land. Here are this week’s rankings:

8. CeCe Frey 7. Fifth Harmony 6. Paige Thomas 5. Diamond White 4. Emblem3 3. Vino Alan 2. Tate Stevens 1. Carly Rose Sonenclar

That makes Britney very happy. Carly Rose has finally moved up a notch and snagged the No. 1 spot from Tate. Otherwise, there isn’t a lot of movement in the rankings, though L.A. felt that Vino should have taken the top spot.

What are your thoughts on Arin and Beatrice going home? Do you think Carly Rose deserves the lead right now? Sound off in the comments section below.

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