Even a holiday as cheerful as Thanksgiving couldn't stop Simon Cowell from breaking a few hearts on "The X Factor" results show this week.
After a particularly emotional night on Wednesday, which saw the contestants dedicating songs to the people who inspire them most, Thursday saw two acts culled from the competition. The first came as little surprise, with 17-year-old Arin Ray earning the lowest number of votes after a lackluster performance of "Hero."
The other two acts with the lowest scores were CeCe Frey (who sang "Wind Beneath My Wings" on Wednesday) and Beatrice Miller ("Chasing Cars"). The pair left everything on stage with their "save me" songs -- CeCe performed "Because Of You," while Beatrice tackled "White Flag," and both struggled to finish the renditions because their emotions were running so high.
It was a rough night for coach Britney Spears; after she lost Arin, the other three judges chose to eliminate Beatrice too. Simon Cowell told Beatrice that he thought the competition was "all getting too much for you ... I don't think this is the right time for you" while the 13-year-old sobbed beside CeCe. You can watch Beatrice's elimination (if you dare) below:
Despite losing two contestants, it wasn't all bad news for Britney's team: Her other 13-year-old prodigy, Carly Rose Sonenclar, claimed the top spot on the leaderboard after a heartfelt and confident performance of "Somewhere Over the Rainbow" on Wednesday night.
Here's how the rankings currently stand:
1. Carly Rose Sonenclar
2. Tate Stevens
3. Vino Alan
5. Diamond White
6. Paige Thomas
7. Fifth Harmony
8. CeCe Frey
"The X Factor" airs Wednesdays and Thursdays at 8 p.m. ET on Fox.
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