updated 11/08/2012 AT 9:00 PM ET
•originally published 11/08/2012 AT 9:45 PM ET
Simon Cowell and Demi Lovato sparred on The X Factor in between Wednesday night’s performances. But during Thursday’s results show, Simon got to show off his star-making muscles when the winners of the U.K. version of The X Factor, superstar boy band One Direction, performed in front of screaming fans.
But the real business of the night was to announce the top 12 and to send home one act. The results, for the first time, were based on viewers’ votes. Another first: at the end of the show, hosts Mario Lopez and Khloé Kardashian announced how the contestants ranked in terms of who earned the most and least number of votes. And you might be surprised.
Keep reading for all the results …