After X Factor host Mario Lopez announced that pop diva and former Disney star Selena Gomez would be rocking the X Factor house this week, we were all kinds of excited.

In preparation, we washed our “We Heart Selena” shirts, crafted a few homemade signs, made our famous Selena-shaped cake — all for nothing! Turns out the “Come and Get It” singer won’t be coming to get it on the November 7 show as planned.

Why the sudden change? Blame technology (we always do). A glitch in last night’s voting meant the Top 13 had to perform again. Squeezing all 13 contestants into a one-hour time slot already proved difficult. A slightly shiny Mario was rushing folks offstage almost as quickly as they stopped singing while the judges could only get a few short critiques in for each performer.

The whole thing made for one fast-paced episode so as much as we’d have liked to seen Selena sing, we’re glad X Factor didn’t cramp her style because of a technological error.

Never fear though! Selena will still be performing on The X Factor. We just have to wait until next week’s round of Live Shows (that’s also when we’ll get the results from tonight’s new round of voting).

Unfortunately, we don’t think our cake will last until then...


Elisabeth Kramer is an Assistant Editor at Wetpaint Entertainment and our resident Downton Abbey expert. Follow her on Twitter and Google+!