The X Factor USA Double Elimination Surprise
SPOILER ALERT: 12 become 10 as one judge faces a tough decision...
SPOILER ALERT: This story covers events which have not yet been broadcast in the UK.
Simon Cowell– who promptly turned to Demi and asked who she would save.
In an apparent tactical move, Demi said she was sending Paige Thomas home, leaving the deciding vote to Simon.
'For me it’s a relatively easy decision. The act I’m going to send home is Jennel,' he said.
On hearing the news, Jennel Garcia was visibly upset and only managed to mutter a quiet “thank you” before leaving the stage.
Although Tate Stevens remains a firm favourite with the public, all four judges were wowed by 13-year-old Carly Rose Sonenclar, after her performance of Celine Dion's My Heart Will Go On.
LA Reid said: "It pains me to say this - I don't want to say this - but we could be looking at the winner."
Performing on the results show was Taylor Swift, who sang State of Grace from her new album Red.
The 10 remaining acts, who will perform on next week’s show, are: Tate Stevens, Carly Rose Sonenclar, Vino Alan, Emblem 3, CeCeFrey, Fifth Hamony, Diamond White, Beatrice Miller, Arin Ray and Paige Thomas.