‘X Factor’ Recap: Happy Thanksgiving, Now Go Home

Two contestants are eliminated in holiday episode of Fox singing competition.

Turkey, stuffing and a double elimination: Happy Thanksgiving, “X Factor” style. The Fox singing competition’s version of giving thanks involved sending two contestants home, and on Thursday’s (November 28) episode, Lillie McCloud and Josh Levi were both handed their walking papers.

Perhaps it was meant to make the contestants feel thankful they’d made it this far in the competition, or maybe it was a way to make the advancing Top 6 contestants feel thankful for their fans. Either way, right around the time people at home were finishing off their pumpkin and pecan pies, “The X Factor” said goodbye to a pair of contestants.

McCloud left first. The 54-year-old was sent home in the show’s opening moments, after her version of “Summertime” on Wednesday’s Big Band Night hit a bum note with Simon Cowell. He called it “too contained” and “too thought out,” causing McCloud to snap back at him, “you’re confusing me.”

But the message from voters was loud and clear, and she took her elimination in stride. “I’m really happy,” she said. “I didn’t want to leave, there’s so much more I wanted to show. This has been like a major ride for me, I’ve learned a lot of things. And I’m good, I’m good. God knows what he’s doing.”

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