CeCe Frey's luck on "The X Factor" finally ran out Thursday night. The blonde diva with loads of attitude, but limited talent, was ousted from the singing competition after inexplicably managing to stave off elimination for several weeks.
"I hope I taught everyone at home to love who you are," said CeCe, rocking the leopard spots one last time. "The more you love who you are, the less you need everyone else to."
Also leaving the show was teen contestant Diamond White.
That leaves only four acts in the running for the $5 million recording contract and leaves mentor Demi Lovato without a singer from here on out.
Here's how the four stand on the leaderboard going into next week's semifinals:
1. Tate Stevens (L.A. Reid)
2. Carly Rose Sonenclar (Britney Spears)
3. Emblem3 (Simon Cowell)
4. Fifth Harmony (Simon)
Tate returned to the top spot after reliquishing it for two weeks to Carly, which bodes well for his chances in this competition. After all, if he can be No. 1 despite a less-than-stellar performance this week, it shows just how strong and loyal the country singer's fan base is.
While CeCe was given the automatic boot early in the show, Diamond found herself in the sing-off with Fifth Harmony.
The girl group took the stage first, despite the mild protests of Simon, and delivered a stirring cover of Mariah Carey's "Any Time You Need a Friend." Then, Diamond followed with "I Hope You Dance"
Simon and Britney, of course, sided with their own acts, while L.A. voted to send Diamond home. That left the deciding vote to Demi, who said both acts will have long careers, before deciding to send Diamond packing.
Diamond, who had auditioned for the show in Oakland, left with a positive attitude.
"I'm thinking of Cher Lloyd right now," she said, referring to the singer who finished fifth in the British version of "The X Factor" and is enjoying success on the pop charts. "... After my tour, I'll be sure to come back with one of my hit songs and perform for you guys."
The show also featured performances by Season 1 "X Factor" champ Melanie Amaro, and pop superstar Ke$ha.