updated 11/01/2012 AT 10:00 PM ET
•originally published 11/01/2012 AT 10:20 PM ET
With new hosts Khloé Kardashian Odom and Mario Lopez at the helm once again Thursday, each of the four judges – Britney Spears, Demi Lovato, Simon Cowell and L.A. Reid – had to pick two contestants to put into the top 12 and two to sing for survival.
Keep reading for all the results …
Young adults team leader Demi went first, saving Jennel Garcia and Paige Thomas. CeCe Frey overcame what Britney called a Ke$ha-inspired “identity crisis” for her last-chance performance of “Out Here On My Own.” It was enough for Demi to keep her and send home Willie Jones, who sang “You Don’t Know Me.”
L.A.’s over 25 contestants were next – and the music exec saved Vino Alan and Tate Stevens right away. Before David Correy and Jason Brock sang, L.A. told Brock of his song choice the night before, “I think I failed you because you can sing much better than that.” After singing Whitney Houston’s “One Moment in Time,” Brock will get another chance to perform.
“They’re like my children,” Britney said of her young charges at the start of the two-hour show, “so it’s going to be really hard to choose which of my children go home.”