Amazingly, CeCe Frey is still here.
Less surprisingly, Arin Ray had the fewest votes and was cut immediately. He was a cut-rate version of Usher and simply lacked enough distinctive zing to last any longer than he did.
The second and third lowest vote getters were Beatrice Miller and CeCe. Beatrice seemed a bit surly at times and not quite ready for prime time vocally. She somehow picked an appropriate song, too, in her showdown: Dido’s “White Flag.”
CeCe sang “Because of You” and survived to live another week, thanks to Simon Cowell and L.A. Reid, who both picked her over Beatrice.
The ranking of the top 8 didn’t show any major changes. The top 3 remain the same, with Carly Ray finally hitting the top after Tate had the most votes the past two weeks. It helped that Carly Ray had the pimp spot. Vino and Emblem 3 held the same spots. I’m glad to see Diamond White moved back up to No. 5. The bottom three are all cannon fodder.
1. Carly Ray Sonenclar (up from 2)
2. Tate Stevens (down from 1)
3. Vino Alan (same)
4. Emblem 3 (same)
5. Diamond White (up from 7th)
6. Paige White (bottom three last week)
7. Fifth Harmony (down from 6th)
8. CeCe Frey (down from 5th)