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Willie Jones is the sweetest cowboy we ever met, and X Factor viewers are saying bye to him far too soon! During The X Factor live eliminations on November 1, 2012, judge Demi Lovato had to choose her bottom two contestants to sing for their X Factor lives. Demi sent Paige Thomas and Jennel Garcia on to the Top 12, leaving CeCe Frey to battle it out against Willie.

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CeCe chose to sing an emotional ballad, getting visibly tearful towards the end of her anthem. While she didn’t hit all the notes, her best moments always come when belting out an epic chorus, and she sang her heart out at the right moments. Willie chose a classic country song, “You Really Got a Hold on Me,” hitting all the right notes, but the judges still seemed confused about how to categorize his general image. Britney summed up the gist of their problem: “I just don’t know where you fit in.”

Demi, who looked totally on the verge of tears the whole time, chose to send Willie home. What do you think of her choice? Did she pick the most talented contestant — or did she pick the most popular?

Credit: YouTube Photo: Watch Willie Jones Sing "You Really Got a Hold on Me" on The X Factor Results Show on November 1, 2012 (VIDEO)
Credit: YouTube Photo: Watch CeCe Frey Sing "Out Here on My Own" on The X Factor Live Shows #2 November 1, 2012 (VIDEO)