December 02, 2011 02:58:28 GMT
Astro is immediately sent home on the December 1 result show, while Drew faces off Marcus Canty in the survival performances before being voted off 3-1 by judges.
It's the last night for Astro and Drew on "The X Factor (US)" on Thursday, December 1. After going through a meltdown and finding his spirit back in the recent weeks, 15-year-old hip-hop dynamo Astro was automatically sent packing on the top 7 result show.
While Chris Rene, Melanie Amaro and Rachel Crow were declared safe, Drew and Marcus Canty were in jeopardy. The bottom-two position was quite shocking for Drew and her mentor Simon Cowell since she sang better than some other contestants on the performance night, though Paula Abdul and Nicole Scherzinger criticized the staging.
Drew was up first to perform the survival song. She belted out "Listen to Your Heart" by Roxette. Marcus, meanwhile, chose to perform "Neither One of Us" from Gladys Knight.
The judges then cast their votes, with Paula, Nicole and L.A. Reid deciding to save Marcus. Only Simon, who took responsibility for Drew's bottom-two place and admitted that he should have not chosen "Billy Jean" for her to sing, gave his vote to the 14-year-old girl from Arizona. Drew soon broke down in tears as the other finalists rushed to stage and bid her goodbye.