The X Factor's Final Three Battle for the Crown

The X Factor’s final three arrived at the last performance show by limousine, motorcycle and helicopter, but only one will leave with a crown and recording contract.

Detroit rocker Jeff Gutt, barista Carlito Olivero and the boyfriend-girlfriend duo Alex & Sierra each performed three songs, including a duet with a celebrity guest as well as a “Song of the Series” that propelled them to the finale, and all had their moments on an emotional night.

The X Factor's Final Three Are Revealed

Somebody had to go home on Thursday’s The X Factor results show, but it most certainly wasn’t going to be Alex & Sierra.

America voted to send the pair – who wowed the judges Wednesday night with their flawless rendition of Sara Bareilles’ “Gravity” – through to next week’s finale.

The X Factor: A Bad Night for Demi Lovato and Her Team

It’s hard enough for The X Factor judges to say goodbye to one of their contestants during an elimination show, but on Thursday night Demi Lovato was devastated when her two remaining team members – Ellona Santiago and Rion Paige – were eliminated.

“I’m actually pretty speechless and disappointed,” said an upset Lovato after learning that Santiago, 17, would be the first contestant going home. “She could’ve won this competition.”

The X Factor: Emotional Night Leaves Judges and Contestants in Tears

The tears were flowing from the contestants and judges on Wednesday night’s emotional The X Factor as the final six singers fought to make it into next week’s semifinals.

For the first time this season, contestants performed two songs, one from a diva and one “unplugged,” which is when the raw emotions began to surface.

The X Factor: Shocking Double Elimination Proves No One Is Safe

On Wednesday’s episode of The X Factor, judges Demi Lovato, Kelly Rowland and Paulina Rubio all agreed that contestant Lillie McCloud’s crowd-pleasing performance of “Summertime” was the best she’d ever done and gave the 54-ye

The X Factor: Ellona Santiago Has an 'Outstanding Night'

In The X Factor’s pre-Thanksgiving episode Wednesday night, it was clear the female judges would have preferred that Simon Cowell sit at the children’s table.

The most heated exchange took place following Lillie McCloud’s soaring performance of “Summertime,” which earned a standing ovation from all the judges except Cowell, who said it “wasn’t raw enough.”

The X Factor: Who Did Simon Cowell Call 'A Singing Hamster'?

It was a British invasion on Wednesday’s The X Factor, as the Top 10 took on songs from across the pond.

Jeff Gutt, 37, “rocked” this week, literally and critically, singing “Bohemian Rhapsody” by Queen.

Simon Cowell and Demi Lovato were unanimous in their praise of the Over 25s singer, saying, “This is by far your best performance.”

X Factor: Judges Shocked by Bottom Two Following Surprising Elimination

On Wednesday’s episode of The X Factor, judge Simon Cowell predicted that contestant Carlito Olivero would “go home” this week following his lackluster performance of “Rhythm Is Gonna Get You.”

But on Thursday night, an annoyed Cowell rolled his eyes when it was revealed that not only was Olivero, 24, staying put this week, but that he was the first contestant to make it through to the top 10.

The X Factor: Josh Levi Is 'Straight Up' the Star of the Night

The X Factor was all about big hair and even bigger results Wednesday night.

Carlos Guevara was the first Top 13 contestant to be eliminated as the show kicked off by announcing results after last week’s technical glitch nullified the voting.

Then it was back to the ’80s, as the contestants took on songs from the era of Madonna’s fingerless-gloved heyday.

The X Factor: Rion Paige's Lady Gaga Song Leaves Demi Lovato in Tears

One of The X Factor’s contestants was supposed to be sent home Thursday after the Top 13 got down with Motown on Wednesday night.

But when voting information from Wednesday’s show turned out to be incorrect – the result of a graphics error during the recap – contestants were asked to perform again on Thursday.

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