The X Factor Elimination: Who Did America Vote Off?

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The X Factor handed itself over to the viewing public for the first time this season, as America had to send one contestant packing from the remaining 13.

Who was the unlucky hopeful?

X Factor Crew

Not Arin Ray, Paige Thomas, Diamond White, Vino Alan, Jennel Garcia or Emblem3. Following a performance by One Direction, these six were quickly deemed safe.

After that, Carly Rose Sonenclar, Tate Stevens, Beatrice Miller, Lyric 145 and Fifth Harmony received similar good news.

So that left CeCe Frey and Jason Brock to sing for their X Factor lives.

Frey chose "You Haven't Seen the Last of Me," while Brock belted out a rendition of "Total Eclipse of the Heart." Once the judges were inevitably split, the final vote went to the audience...

... which spelled doom for Brock. He was eliminated, joking soon afterward: "I want to say I did it for the gays and Japan."

The X Factor also unveiled its first-ever Power Rankings, based on viewer popularity. Here is how the final dozen stack up:

  1. Tate Stevens
  2. Carly Rose Sonenclar
  3. Vino Alan
  4. Diamond White
  5. Fifth Harmony
  6. Emblem3
  7. Jennel Garcia
  8. Paige Thomas
  9. Lyric 145
  10. Beatrice Miller
  11. Arin Ray
  12. Cece Frey

So... did America make the right choice? Should Brock have gone home?