With two acts exiting the competition tonight, it's up to voters to decide which acts fell short of expectations and deserve to leave. Will your favourites be safe, or will they be forced to sing again in the hope of convincing panellists Simon Cowell, Paula Abdul, Nicole Scherzinger and LA Reid to save them? Stay with Digital Spy from 8/7c to find out!
21:00 As we end the episode, LeRoy has one more message: "I'd like to thank everybody who stood behind me - my mum, my family, all of the people out there who voted for me. It's been a great journey and I wouldn't have it any other way."
Steve also announces that next week is another double elimination, with contestants competing for a place in the Top 5! We're back on our regular night next week, as well, so tune in on Wednesday at 8/7c!
20:58 Reverting back to the public vote, the act with the lowest number chosen by America to be eliminated is... LeRoy Bell. I figured as much, really.
"I'm actually feeling okay. It was a great ride, it was a wonderful journey. I learned a lot and gave it my all tonight and I'm okay," he said following his exit.
He then receives hugs from each of the judges as we get to see his highlights from the season.
20:56 Paula tells Marcus that he is one of her favourites but didn't deliver on the survival song the way that LeRoy did. She believes that they'll both go on to get record deals and sell albums, but sends Marcus home. Fair enough.
It's down to Simon to send Marcus home or put it to deadlock. He likes both Marcus and LeRoy but thinks that Marcus is "nudging ahead" in the competition. However, he agrees that LeRoy sang better tonight and decides to send home LeRoy and let the public decide.
20:53 Well, it's time for the judges to make their choice on who goes home. "I really like both of these guys," says LA. "If I judge it based on consistency, Marcus, you've been consistent along the way."
He thinks LeRoy's "sizzle factor" is high (what does that even mean?) but pleads with the other judges to save Marcus as he "has delivered time and time again". Uh, not really, but whatever. He sends home LeRoy, of course.
Nicole has "no doubt that Marcus is a star" but thinks that LeRoy has proved that "it's never to late to go after your dream and it's never too late to change", saying that he's "blossomed into the artist and rockstar" that she's seen him become. Oh, Nicole. Unsurprisingly, she sends Marcus home.
20:46 LeRoy gets his turn with The Beatles' 'Don't Let Me Down'. Again, his voice is great so you can't fault him, but there's absolutely nothing else there - zero charisma and definitely not something I'd ever pay to see live. Bless his heart, 'cause he seems like a genuinely nice guy, but I think this is the end of the road for him.
20:44 Marcus Canty is first to sing and is performing Christina Aguilera's 'You Lost Me'. It takes me the whole first verse and part of the chorus to figure out that's what it is because he mumbles all of his words and, like Aguilera herself, won't stay on a single note.
20:36 The fifth act through to next week is... Melanie Amaro. Of course! She totally deserved it. Finally, the last person going straight through is revealed to be Astro. Yes! Wow, looks like I got it right this week.
"I'm feeling kinda funny, I've never been down here before, but we'll see what happens," Marcus says upon learning that he must sing for survival. LeRoy has nothing to add except for the fact that he's "scared" - he probably has reason for it, too. I imagine he'll be heading home.
20:30 The remaining contestants are called back to the stage so that we can get on with tonight's results. I honestly have no idea who the other bottom two could be - Marcus? LeRoy? Those are my picks, anyway.
The first name announced as going through to next week is Chris Rene. Guess that rendition of 'Young Homie' went over well! He's followed by Rachel Crow - yay! Love her. Josh Krajcik also makes it through, unsurprisingly.
20:25 Not sure why Howie Mandel is in the audience - oh, right, he's there to promote his show Mobbed, which is airing after this show. And now I've plugged it as well, unintentionally.
In the meantime, it's Bruno Mars' turn to take the stage with his track from the Twilight: Breaking Dawn - Part 1 soundtrack, 'It Will Rain'. I am not a Bruno Mars fan ("Does she like anything?" - Digital Spy readers) so I don't have much to say about this, but I don't mind this track. Robert Pattinson's pretty hot, right?
20:17 It's time to start announcing some results, and everyone's favourite awkward host Steve Jones beckons Drew Ryniewicz and Lakoda Rayne to the stage. One of them received the lowest number of votes from last night and will go straight home, while the other will sail through to next week. If God really exists and heard my prayers, it'll be Lakoda Rayne headed home.
And yes, that's it - Lakoda Rayne are out! "The dream is not over," they say following the announcement. "There's still a lot ahead for our group in the future."
20:13 It's time for the Pepsi Choice performance, designed by viewers. Apparently viewers have no sense of style, because this is a bit of a hot mess - hip hop genre (Pink's 'Raise Your Glass', which isn't particularly hip hop, but whatever) with a circus theme... accompanied by a light and laser show. Uh, okay.
Wait, now it's turning into a full-on medley of Pink tracks along with random bits of rap thrown in by Astro and Chris Rene. Oh, dear. There are some freaky dancing people dressed as puppets, the stage is spinning and the whole thing is just a bit odd.
20:04 Well, that was a short performance. Here are the judges, half of whom are standing up when the camera cuts to them, looking around in a vaguely confused manner. It's also time for the recap of last night's performances.
20:00 And we're off! We're kicking off the show with a performance from Kelly Clarkson, who's here to perform her new single 'What Doesn't Kill You'. I like Kelly Clarkson - and the new album is pretty good, by the way.
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