Credit: FOX

The holidays are emotionally exhausting enough without having to say goodbye to some of our favorite X Factor Season 2 contestants. First, we bid adeiu to Usher-in-training Arin Ray, then we ugly-cried while waving at our TVs as Beatrice Miller was cut.

The 13-year-old battled it out with CeCe Frey (who seems to thrive on fighting for her life, because her singing was impeccable tonight). Here’s who’s left:

X Factor 2012 Top 8:
CeCe Frey
Carly Rose Sonenclar
Fifth Harmony
Emblem3
Vino Alan
Tate Stevens
Diamond White
Paige Thomas

Credit: IdolxMuzic on YouTube Photo: Watch Beatrice Miller Sing Snow Patrol's "Chasing Cars" on X Factor Live Shows Week 4, November 21, 2012 (VIDEO)