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'The X Factor' Results: Two Acts Are Eliminated

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Nov 23, 2011 | 10:48pm EST

the x factorS1E17: It was an especially tense night on The X Factor since not one, but two acts had to be voted off the competition for good. So the format was a little different – the contestant with the lowest number of votes was automatically voted off the show without the judges' involvement (you hear that America? Our votes actually mattered this time around). But that still left another act to be eliminated, so the acts who received the next two lowest amounts of votes had to sing for their survival in front of the judges. You know, but no pressure or anything.

Needless to say, it was a very stressful night for all involved, judges included, since all of these acts are extremely talented and have definite star potential. But as they say in show business -- the show must go on, so the contestants suffered through the results yet again. We discovered that Lakoda Rayne received the lowest number of votes this week and were immediately sent home. I was actually pretty surprised about this since they’ve been doing much better recently, but America has spoken and they were out for good. The other two acts that received the next two lowest number of votes were Marcus Canty and Leroy Bell. And after they sang for survival the judges tied in who they wanted to send home, so it went into deadlock, which means that whoever received the second lowest votes from America would be sent home -- and in this case it was Leroy Bell. It’s getting hard to see anyone go at this point, but out of those two I’d say it was the best choice. Now that Lakoda Rayne and Leroy Bell are out of the competition, only seven acts remain. Who stands the best chance of winning that five million dollar prize? We’ll know soon enough!

The X Factor will return to it's regular time next week on Wednesday at 8 p.m. on Fox!

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