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The only good part of tonight’s X Factor Season 2 elimination was Britney Spears’ absolute rage that Fifth Harmony is still in the game. The fearless fivesome wowed the judges and voters so much they nailed a spot in the final three (with Tate Stevens and Carly Rose Sonenclar), edging out Cali surfer bros Emblem3 in the process.

Simon Cowell, mentor to both Fifth Harmony and Emblem3, seemed equally shocked by the boys’ elimination, staying grimly mum onstage as the finalists were announced. The members of Emblem3, bless their shirtless hearts, took their bow gracefully, thanking the audience for keeping them through the semi-finals.

What do you think? Did Emblem3 deserve to go home?