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Britney, Demi, Simon, and L.A. Send X Factor Hopefuls Home

Britney, Demi, Simon, and L.A. Send X Factor Hopefuls Home

The X Factor filmed live in LA last night with judges Britney Spears, Simon Cowell, Demi Lovato, and L.A. Reid. The group was tasked with each cutting one member of their team, though Simon had to ax an entire group. Demi was the first to whittle down her team to three, and in doing so, ended Willie Jones's chances in the competition. Next, L.A. said farewell to David Correy, and Britney cut Diamond White from her squad. Britney was visibly torn over the decision to drop a contestant, saying, "They're all like my children." Simon closed out the evening in a dramatic fashion by sending girl group 1432 into the final 12, while another group, Sister C, were sent packing.

The X Factor's second season has been full of shakeups, and even though the show's already been renewed for a third season, rumors are swirling that Britney's still undecided about returning in 2013. Did one of your favorites go home last night?

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