updated 11/29/2012 AT 9:00 PM ET
•originally published 11/29/2012 AT 9:40 PM ET
And so was the second.
The top eight contestants sang No. 1 hits Wednesday in an emotional night. Keep reading to find out which two performers were sent packing – and who’s in season 2’s top six …
Paige Thomas was the first to go – which is shocking because she toned down her over-the-top performing style to sing Rick Astley’s “Never Gonna Give You Up” like a like a “legitimate pop star,” according to Simon Cowell.
That left Demi Lovato with just one singer on her team: CeCe Frey, who was told (by Cowell) to “pack her bags” Wednesday after her performance of “Lady Marmalade.”
L.A. voted to send home Diamond; Britney returned the favor and voted to send home Vino. Demi voted Vino out as well. That left Simon … and he fell in line with the female panelists, voting to get rid of Vino. Either one would have been a shock but Vino had been ranked third last week.
Here’s how the top six rank this week:
1. Carly Rose Sonenclar
2. Tate Stevens
4. Fifth Harmony
5. CeCe Frey
6. Diamond White