“The X Factor” Recap – December 13, 2012 (@TheXFactorUSA)

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Fifth Harmony (mentored by Simon Cowell), Carly Rose Sonenclar (mentored by Britney Spears) and Tate Stevens (mentored by L.A. Reid) are THE X FACTORs Top Three finalists moving on to next weeks grand finale. After receiving the lowest votes following Wednesday nights performance show, Emblem3 was eliminated from the competition.

In a special two-night grand finale event,the Top Three finaliststake the stage for their final performance LIVEWednesday, Dec. 19(8:00-10:00 PM ET live/PT tape-delayed).

Then, tune into the special two-hour LIVE results show the following night,Thursday, Dec. 20(8:00-10:00 PM ET live/PT tape-delayed), as hostsKhlo Kardashian Odom andMarioLopez announce which act will be crowned the winner of THE X FACTOR and receive a $5 million recording contract with Syco/Sony Music. The star-studded two-night event will feature special performances from One Direction the global sensation that rose to fame on the U.K. version of The X Factor and world-renowned rapper Pitbull.

Online auditions for the third season of THE X FACTOR are nowopen through June 15, 2013at 11:59 PM PT. Solo artists and vocal groups 12 years old and over may submit their two-minute a cappella audition videos atwww.TheXFactorUSA.com. In addition to online auditions, aspiring performers will soon be able to participate in open call auditionsheld inLos Angeles, CA (3/6/13); Charleston, SC (3/19/13); New Orleans, LA (4/14/13); Long Island, NY (4/25/13); and Denver, CO (5/14/13).Please continue to checkwww.TheXFactorUSA.comfor more information and full terms, conditions and eligibility.

Written by Juliet Schroder

Juliet Schroder

Juliet is the founder and executive producer/host of Celeb Secrets and Celeb Secrets Country. When not reporting on the latest news in pop culture and country music, she enjoys traveling, spending time with friends and family, and exploring the latest fashion trends.

Juliet holds a B.S. in marketing from St. John's University.

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