We are down to eight contestants on The X Factor.
The Fox competition scoffed in the face of family and football tonight, airing a results show that ended with two more acts being cut and the team of Britney Spears suffering mightily as a result.
First up immediately? Arin Ray got the axe as the contestant with the lowest number of overall votes.
"I think you should just take this as a learning experience," Britney coldly told her charge after the announcement.
From there, following a performance by Cher Lloyd, the identity of the bottom two was revealed. Beatice Miller and CeCe Frey.
The former went with Dido and the latter Kelly Clarkson (above) for their respective survival songs, as only Spears sided with Miller, making Beatrice Miller the second singer eliminated on the evening.
So we're down to eight, with Carly Rose Sonenclar the new overall votes leader. Do you agree with that result?
And are the proper eight moving on?