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'X Factor' pares down to eight; Britney's teens eliminated

WENN

Thanksgiving 2012 wasn't at all fun for teenagers Arin Ray and Beatrice Miller - and their mentor Britney Spears - as both Camp Brit-Brit hopefuls were eliminated from "The X Factor."

Ray, 17, was sent packing early during Thursday's results show after scoring the lowest number of votes following Wednesday's  performance round.

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It was Ray's second elimination - he was voted off the show last year as a member of the group InTENsity. Miller, 13, then faced an unhappy Thanksgiving night as she was voted off the program by judges Demi Lovato, Simon Cowell and L.A. Reid following an emotional showdown with CeCe Frey.

Frey just managed to avoid the axe, despite getting the thumbs down from Spears, and became the last of the final eight fighting to become the 2012 "The X Factor" champion. Frey just managed to avoid the axe, despite getting the thumbs down from Spears, and became the last of the final eight fighting to become the 2012 "The X Factor" champion.

Cowell's groups Fifth Harmony and Emblem3, Diamond White, Tate Stevens, Paige Thomas and Vino Alan, who stunned with his version of patriotic anthem "Proud to Be An American" on Wednesday, will join Frey in the next round, while teen Carly Rose Sonenclar remains the girl to beat after claiming the lion's share of votes thanks to her rendition of Somewhere Over the Rainbow.

Miller's departure brought a tear to the eyes of fans - the New Jersey teen sobbed at the end of her rendition of "White Flag," prompting Cowell to suggest, "This is all getting too much for you," as he cemented her fate as a former contestant.

Cher Lloyd, a former contestant on the U.K. version of "The X Factor," gave the U.S. wannabes a taste of what might be to come for them as she performed on the show.

Next week, viewers have an early Christmas treat in store from new judge Spears - she will premiere her new video with will.i.am, "Scream & Shout."