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Last week, there were, like, a thousand contestants vying for the five mill prize on The X Factor. Now, there are 12. That’s right, cats and kittens, some of our favorite tatted, mirrored, harmonizing hopefuls are now, well, not so hopeful. What happened between the bright unicorn future of yesterweek and today? Let’s take a look-see.

X Factor Emergency! Emblem 3 Member Poisoned During Live Shows
Woah, bro. He like totally tuna’d.

Britney Spears Trial Update: Sam Lufti’s Case Dismissed!
Nobody f*cks with Britney.

WTF Moments From X Factor's First Live Results Show: Say My Name, Say My Name
What were they thinking?

Will Britney Spears Return as a Judge for X Factor Season 3?
You have to ask yourself one question. Does she feel lucky?

The X Factor’s CeCe Frey Pulls a Miley Cyrus — Look-Alike of the Week!
OMG you guys! CeCe is tan, crop-topped, pompadoured, and ready for her close-up.

Khloe Kardashian’s X Factor Leather Dress: Hot or Not?
Spoiler alert: it’s B.

X Factor Finalists Sister C Repeated Their Audition Song “Hell on Heels” in Live Shows — Was It a Cop Out?
They went home, so... there’s that.

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Credit: YouTube Photo: Watch Sister C Sing "When I Look at You" on The X Factor Live Show on November 1, 2012 (VIDEO)