STAGE TUBE: Broadway Veteran Stacy Francis Eliminated From THE X FACTOR

November 18
9:37 2011

Last night it was announced that Stacy Francis, one of Nicole Scherzinger's Over 30 finalists, was eliminated from THE X FACTOR. After Steve Jones announced that Francis and Astro received the fewest votes following last night's rock-themed performance show, judges Simon Cowell, Paula Abdul, L.A. Reid and Scherzinger listened to the two finalists perform their "song for survival" and then eliminatEd Francis of Brooklyn, NY. In addition, Rihanna performed her latest hit, "We Found Love." Though Stacy was devastated from the elimination decision but still feels blessed. Despite his harsh comments, she still loves Simon and has some words of wisdom for Astro.

Francis starred as Rusty in the original Broadway cast of FOOTLOOSE. Her additional Broadway credits include SMOKEY JOE'S CAFE and STREEET CORNER SYMPHONY.

Next week, the Top Nine Finalists, including Girls - Melanie Amaro, Rachel Crow and Drew; Boys - Astro, Marcus Canty and Chris Rene; Over 30s - Leroy Bell and Josh Krajcik; and last remaining group LaKoda Rayne will continue to battle it out for America's votes, THE X FACTOR title, a $5 million recording contract with Syco/Sony Music and an iconic Pepsi commercial. Don't miss the Top Nine Finalists perform LIVE on a special night Tuesday, Nov. 22 (8:00-10:00 PM ET live/PT tape-delayed) on FOX.

Immediately after next week's performance show, fans will be able to vote via 1) Twitter at; 2) Verizon Touch Voting on The Xtra Factor App on Verizon Android devices; 3) toll-free calling; 4) text messaging for Verizon Wireless customers; and 5) online at Fans with valid Facebook accounts can also vote at

Tune in the following night, Wednesday, Nov. 23 (8:00-9:00 PM ET live/PT tape-delayed), to the LIVE results show, when a shocking double elimination leaves only seven acts in the competition. Be sure to watch this can't-miss night on THE X FACTOR, as America finds out which finalists move on in the competition and which are sent home.

Visit for up-to-the-minute news, videos and information. Become a fan of THE X FACTOR on Facebook at Follow the series on Twitter @TheXFactorUSA and join the discussion at #XFactor. Also, follow the judges: @SimonCowell; @PaulaAbdul; @LA_Reid; and @NicoleScherzy.


STAGE TUBE: Broadway Veteran Stacy Francis Eliminated From THE X FACTOR

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