The X Factor recap: The Top 12, Redux

The Top 12 are announced, as is their viewer-vote ranking. A reality TV first, brought to you personally by Mario Lopez!
Ep. 15 | Aired Nov 8, 2012

ONE DIRECTION Live while you're young, people. Do it.

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For the first time on any musical competition series ever, we've learned the order in which the finalists placed in the popularity contest. America, here is how you voted:

1. Tate Stevens
2. Carly Rose Sonenclar
3. Vino Alan
4. Diamond White
5. Fifth Harmony
6. Emblem3

Simon was shocked (awake?) by Emblem3's middle-of-the-pack placement. "I think it's, for me, I've got this information," Simon sputtered. "This has been very helpful." WHAT?! Why is this happening? What am I doing with my life?

7. Jennel Garcia
8. Paige Thomas
9. Lyric 145
10. Beatrice Miller
11. Arin Ray
12. CeCe Frey

"Obviously people in America don't get out a lot," said Tate. This was so weird, it was like his celebratory winner speech or something. So awkward! All of it!

So that's the show. Tate, Carly, and Vino are the frontrunners. Which results surprised you this week? I don't think anyone was shocked to learn Jason was eliminated, but I assumed Lyric 145 and Beatrice might have placed higher, and I'm struck by the gleaming magic of our white diamond's high ranking.

What about you? Will you ever watch an X Factor results show again? (Do stick with me here; it could be "fun.")

And "DID AMERICA LOVE ONE DIRECTION?" --Khloe Kardashian

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