After Simon Cowell and Paula Abdul voted to eliminate Marcus and LA Reid voted for Rachel Crow, Nicole was then burdened to make the big decision on whether to send one of the bottom two home or defer to America’s votes via deadlock. In the end, Nicole voted for Rachel so as to proceed to deadlock.
Host Steve Jones then looked at the final tally and announced that Rachel got the lowest number of votes and is the one leaving the competition that night. The 13 year-old singer broke down to her knees in disappointment and was instantly comforted by her mom and mentor Simon. When Steve asked Nicole to say some word, the live audience booed her while she was still speechless and devastated with the result.
This week, the final four acts composed of Melanie Amaro, Josh Krajcik, Chris Rene, and Marcus Canty move on and get closer to the semi-finals. Who among them will be the first winner of “The X Factor USA?”
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