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Top Finalists Perform LIVE Show #3 - Recap

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With Jennel Garcia and “Lyric 145” out of the competition, Demi Lovato and the Young Adults: Paige Thomas and CeCe Frey, L.A. Reid and The Over 25s: Vino Alan and Tate Stevens, Simon Cowell and the Groups: “Fifth Harmony” and “Emblem3” and Britney Spears and the Teens: Arin Ray, Beatrice Miller, Carly Rose Sonenclar and Diamond White are going to perform tonight. Tonight’s theme is Thanksgiving! Mario Lopez and Khloe Kardashian Odom come out and say that this week is going to a Double Elimination again.

First up for the night is Tate Stevens. He says that he is giving thanks to his dad. He says that his dad loved music and had to give it up to support his family. Tate’s wife says that Tate did the same thing. He comes out and sings “I’m Already There”. Afterward, Britney says that his performances are always touching. Demi says that she feels that this wasn’t his best, but says that it was great. Simon says that his voice broke a little, but he is not going home. L.A says that he is great and that he deserves to keep on top.

Diamond White is up next. She says that she is giving thanks to her mom. She says that she has given up her life to give her everything. She says that her mom had to have surgery and says that she died on the operating table and came back. She comes out and sings “Because You Love Me”. Afterward, L.A says that she had many moments, but that was her best and says that she is the truth. Demi says that this song means a lot to her and says that she is blown away. Simon says that she is fearless and incredible and says that she is singing better than everyone and says that he believed every word. Britney says that it was really beautiful.

Next up is “Emblem 3”. They are giving thanks to their Youth Leaders. They say that they learned a lot from their leaders and say that they changed how they viewed life. They come out and sing “Secrets”. Afterward, L.A says that their performance wasn’t emotional. Britney says that it was a nice change of pace and it was well done. Demi says that they did a great job with this. Simon says that it was a fantastic song choice and says that they are a pleasure to work with.

Arin Ray comes out next. He says that he is giving thanks to his brother Aris. He says that he stepped up when he needed to and that he has been amazing. Normani tells Aris that they are “hanging out” and he asks Arin if their mom knows about this. Arin comes out and sings “Hero”. Afterward, L.A says that it was a great song choice, but felt that it was too big. He says that he gave a good performance, but not a $5 Million performance. Demi says that she was so bored. Simon says that he feels that he is being trapped in the cage and says that the song was bad. Britney says that this was great this week and he nailed it.

Up next is CeCe Frey. She is giving thanks to her sister Kelsey. She says that she died when she was 7 years old and CeCe was always protected despite Kelsey having Coeval Palsy. She comes out and sings “Wind Beneath My Wings”. Afterward, L.A says that her emotion was genuine and says that she is a champion. Britney says that she was amazing this week. Simon says that after watching that film, she was a great performer to be able to sing the song. Demi says that she knows how hard it was for her to sing the song and says that it was great.

“Fifth Harmony” is up next and they are giving thanks to God. They say that everything happens for a reason. Ally says that she was a preemie when she was born and says that she is grateful to be around. They thank God for their families. They come out and sing “I’ll Stand By You”. Afterward, L.A says that was great. Britney says that the rendition was amazing. Demi says that them together is genuine. They made the song beautiful. Simon says that he loved the song and performance and says that it felt that they clicked as a group.

Up next is Beatrice Miller. She is giving thanks to her twin sisters. She says that they have taught her that she needs to keep pushing through anything. She comes out and sings “Chasing Cars”. Afterward, L.A says that she is so cute and says that she is an inspiration. Demi says that she is adorable and says that she is concerned that it is not progressing though. She wants her to sing like it’s her age. Simon says he has to disagree and says that he liked this week over last week. Britney says that it was her best vocal.

Vino Alan is up next. He is giving thanks to his the U.S Military and their sacrifices. He says that the troops are always in danger. He had contracts with the Military. He says that the reasons that they are is because of their sacrifice. He comes out and sings “Proud To Be An American”. Afterward, Britney says that this is the first performance that was spot on. Demi says that there is something that she hasn’t gotten and says that there is something special and says that it was amazing. Simon says that who knew that he had a soft interior and says that he is sincere about the dedication. L.A says that he is proud of him and says that he is the truth.

Up next is Paige Thomas. She is giving thanks to Colleen, the woman who took her in. She says that she brought her in when she was 14 years old. Despite the struggles of being a mom, she was loved. She comes out and sings. Afterward, L.A says that was a Britney Spears song and Britney says that it was really beautiful. L.A says that this was good, but not enough to get her out of bottom. Simon says that her emotions got the best of her and says that she may be in trouble. Demi says that she knows how hard it was for her to sing that song and says that it was pitchy a bit, but the emotions got the best of her.

Last up for the night is Carly Rose Sonenclar. She is giving thanks to her brother Russ. She says that Russ has been with her all the time and says that she loves him so much. She comes out and sings “Somewhere Over The Rainbow”. Afterward, L.A says that she is a force of nature and says that she pulled out the big two. Demi says that she doesn’t believe her when she says that she is 13-years-old and says that she is going to be around for a while. Simon says that was one of the best versions he has heard. He says that she just blew the competition wide open. Britney says that it is amazing. That is it for the performances!

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