Two contestants were forced to say This Is It on The X Factor tonight, as a pair of hopefuls Beat It off stage in eliminations that were the result of their Michael Jackson-themed covers from the previous evening.

So, who got the boot?

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Finally able to move on after the sentencing of Dr. Conrad Murray, Michael Jackson's family members took in the performances last night on Fox's The X Factor.

The seven contestants paid tribute to MJ Wednesday.

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She's adorable and she's mature far beyond her years, but Rachel Crow may be saying farewell to The X Factor after tonight's results show.

The young singer did her best to cover Michael Jackson's "Can You Feel It" last night, but she simply lacked the vocal range to really make an impression with the song, leading the tempered praise from the panelists.

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Marcus Canty cannot hit the same notes as Melanie Amaro. But, to this X Factor finalist's credit, he makes no attempts to do so.

On last night's Michael Jackson-themed episode, for example, Marcus focused a lot more on his moving and his grooving than his singing, covering "Pretty Young Thing" while surrounded by a slew of back-up dancers. He even added a backflip to the number!

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Josh Krajcik performed "Dirty Diana" on The X Factor last night. At least we think he did. With all the staging and sound mixing and choreography, it was legitimately difficult to hear the singer throughout this rendition.

Which is too bad because we adore Josh. Remember last week's cover of "Wild Horses?" Great stuff.

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Astro made a Michael Jackson track very much his own on The X Factor last night.

The young rapper changed up the lyrics to "Black or White," a bold move that earned praise from the panel, as LA Reid told Astro he likely made the Jackson family "proud," while Simon Cowell gushed over how the finalist made the song younger and added a great new hook.

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Chris Rene made a passionate plea to X Factor viewers last night, on an evening when the top seven contestants covered classic by Michael Jackson:

Just call his name, people, and Rene will be there.

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