THE X FACTOR: The Top 7 Results Show!

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This is it, everyone- the final 7 results show! After tonight, we will be left with just 5 contestants! We are coming down to homestretch and it is getting harder and harder to lose such great performers. It is especially difficult on nights like tonight when two acts must go home. While some contestants struggled, most conquered Michael Jackson songs wonderfully last night. It is tough to decide who should be leaving, but it certainly is easy to know who deserves to stay. We can only hope that America got it right tonight and put the strongest competitors through to next week!

The show kicked off with a group performance of “Man In The Mirror.” It was entertaining, but the vocals seemed a little weak. It was good, but not the best group performance.

The results were announced right away. The contestants going through to next week are Chris Rene, Melanie Amaro (America got it right by keeping her in the competition!), and Rachel Crow (I’m a little surprised that she was put through considering her performance was one of the weakest last night).

Next, Tinie Tempah performed. He did a great job and his performance was full of energy.THE X FACTOR: The Top 7 Results Show!

The next contestant moving on was Josh Krajcik (He definitely deserves to stay!).

We learned that Astro received the lowest number of votes and would be going home. I was surprised by this decision. He gave a really great performance last night and should not be going home.

The next two contestants with the lowest number of votes were Marcus Canty and Drew. I am also a little surprised by this decision. Marcus gave one of the strongest performances last night. Drew didn’t stand out last night, but she definitely wasn’t the worst. Both of these contestants deserve to stay in the competition.

THE X FACTOR: The Top 7 Results Show!Drew and Marcus Canty had to sing for their lives and one of them will be leaving tonight. Drew was up first and sang, “Listen to Your Heart.” Her vocals were very shaky and she was obviously nervous. This was not one of her best performances.

Marcus Canty sang, “Neither of Us” (An appropriate choice!). He gave a great performance. He really proved that he deserves to move on to next week.

The judges voted for who they felt should go home. L.A. decided Drew should go home. Simon was very upset about Drew being in the bottom and took responsibility for her being there. He voted for Marcus Canty to leave. Nicole voted for Drew to go home. Paula had the deciding vote. She decided to send Drew home. Drew will not be moving on to next week. While I believe both are talented performers, this was the right decision. Drew is definitely the weaker of the two and she never took any risks with her performances.THE X FACTOR: The Top 7 Results Show!

That was a rough one! We lost two great competitors, Astro and Drew. Both held their own each week and gave some amazing performances. It is sad to see them go, but we still have some of the strongest performers left in the competition. We are now down to the top 5- Chris Rene, Melanie Amaro, Rachel Crow, Josh Krajcik, and Marcas Canty. They will be performing live next week!

Tune in to THE X FACTOR Wednesday at 8pm for the Final 5 Live Show. Check back in to BroadwayWorld for another recap! Visit TheXFactorusa.com for up-to-the-minute news, videos and information. Become a fan of THE X FACTOR on Facebook at www.facebook.com/TheXFactorUSA and follow the series on Twitter @TheXFactorUSA.

THE X FACTOR is produced by Syco Television and FremantleMedia North America. Rob Wade and Siobhan Greene are executive producers for Syco Television. Cecile Frot-Coutaz, Richard Holloway and Andrew Llinares serve as executive producers for FremantleMedia North America.

Photo Credit: Ray Mickshaw / FOX

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