"The X Factor" USA is winding down for the season with the finale only two weeks away.
Meanwhile, on Dec. 5, two contenders' hopes to win the million dollar contract were dashed at the end of the TV talent show for the evening when these particular acts were voted off the popular television program.
So who was eliminated on Thursday?
Before that sad information was imparted by host Mario Lopez, entertainment and chatter was on offer for fans of this singing competition show.
Simon Cowell spoke of the death of Nelson Mandela, something everyone on the planet is mourning on Dec. 5.
In addition, the hit band called Little Mix that was first on tap in the UK on "The X Factor" that airs across the pond sang, as did Emblem3, the trio who first showed up on the big stage during last year's "X Factor" in the USA.
Three acts were told they would be going on in the competition, including Restless Road, Alex & Sierra, and Jeff Gutt. Meanwhile, Ellona Santiago was told this was the end of the line as far as her quest to win "The X Factor" was concerned.
That left Rion Page and Carlito Olivero to battle each other for the final spot in the semi-finals.
In the end, as the "X Factor" USA 2013 results were finally decided, who was the last act voted off "X Factor" on Dec. 5?
That would be Rion Page.
This singer is a huge talent packaged in a tiny, effervescent person yet she was, indeed, sent home along with Ellona Santiago, both of whom were mentored by Demi Lovato.
However, Rion headed out of the competition only after everyone on the panel praised the astounding crooner who had come so far in such a short time on this TV talent show called "The X Factor" and who will no doubt be singing on a stage near you at some time in the near future.
Good luck, Rion Page and Ellona Santiago, too.