'The X Factor' Top 6 results: CeCe Frey and Diamond White eliminated while Tate Stevens triumphs

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the-x-factor-cece-frey-diamond-white-season-2-top-6-results-fox.JPGIn advance next week's semi-finals, "The X Factor" eliminated another two contestants from the Top 6 on Thursday (Dec. 6).

While we did have to wait for results until after last year's winner, Melanie Amaro, serenaded the audience, eliminations could only be put off for so long. The first elimination came for CeCe Frey, Demi Lovato's last contestant -- the judge paid homage to her chosen singer by sporting some of CeCe's signature leopard-spot tattoos.

The three acts put safely through to the semi-finals were Emblem3, Carly Rose Sonnenclar and Tate Stevens. Diamond White and girl-group Fifth Harmony battled it out in the bottom two.

A performance by Kesha (with her backup cat dancers) of "Come On" preceded the singing for survival.

Fifth Harmony took the stage first, harmonizing beautifully through "Anytime You Need a Friend." Diamond White followed up with an echo-filled "I Hope You Dance."

Simon Cowell picked his group, Fifth Harmony, to stay and voted to send Diamond home. Britney, naturally, chose to send home Fifth Harmony and keep her own Diamond White. After some sadness, L.A. Reid chose to send home Diamond as well. Demi Lovato cast the deciding vote and also chose Diamond White for elimination.

With a 3-1 vote, Diamond White was eliminated.

Considering her past on the show, was Diamond always doomed? Maybe...

Thus, the Top 4 for "The X Factor" Season 2 are:

1. Tate Stevens
2. Carly Rose Sonnenclar
3. Emblem3
4. Fifth Harmony

So, after two weeks on top, little Carly Rose has fallen to country-boy Tate. What does this mean for the finals?
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