LOS ANGELES (LALATE) – The X Factor results tonight were no surprise, giving Stacy Francis the elimination. The X Factor results tonight November 17, 2011 followed weeks of mixed remarks about Stacy Francis from news critics, fans, and even the judges. Last week many fans and news critics thought Francis would be sent home. But the big surprise tonight arguably was not the elimination of Francis. Rather it was that she and Astro were sent to the bottom two.
After Francis and Astro were sent to the bottom two, a survival performance turned negative for Francis. She chose Amazing Grace. He chose Never Can Say Goodbye. In the end, the judges voted (with the exception of Nicole) to send Stacy home.
Advancing to the next round tonight also was Marcus Canty. Last night he performed Piece of My Heart. LA Reid said “you rocked”. Nicole said “you lit the stage on fire”. Paula said “you are the entertainer of this competition.” And Simon agreed.
Drew Ryniewicz on With or Without You got top praise as well. Reid said “You have maybe the most original voice in this competition. I’m still pushing for more.” Nicole wasn’t impressed. “I was waiting for the tempo to pick up. I’m a little frustrated.” Paula said not to worry and Simon remarked “Take no notice from the three witches on my right.”
Astro on I’ll Be Missing You (Every Breath You Take) delighted the judges also last night. Reid said “Again you knocked it out of the park. You have everything it takes to me a major international star.” Nicole agreed stating “You are ready for a $5 million contract.” Paula said he was unstoppable. Simon said “You took on Eminem last week, you took on Puff Daddy this week. I think you’ve got a shot at winning this.”
And fans and news critics enjoyed Lakoda Rayne. Reid said “This is the first time I see you have fun.” Nicole enjoyed it and Paula said “These girls have earned their place.”
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