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Looks like we won’t be crowning an American One Direction after all. Emblem3 (comprised of brothers Keaton and Wes, along with friend Drew) was eliminated from X Factor Season 2 on December 13, 2012 — shocking teen queen herself Britney Spears. Britney was absolutely and epically appalled when Fifth Harmony was the first to make it through to the finals.

The night’s shockers ended there. Tate Stevens’ name was called second, surprising no one, followed by the girl who has basically won it all, Carly Rose Sonenclar. The Emblem3 boys remained chill even despite their elimination, spouting their gratitude for having even made it to the semi-finals. Sigh, in L.A. Reid’s words, “You actually are teen heartthrobs.”

And to think we were so excited about seeing these dudes get naked in the finale, as promised. Sigh, we'll always have "Hey Jude."