Thanksgiving is an emotional time for everyone, but especially for Arin Ray, who was just eliminated during The X Factor Season 2 results show on November 22, 2012.

Post-elimination, Judge Britney Spears had some reassuring words for Arin: “I think you should take this as a learning experience, and this isn’t the last we’ll be hearing from you.”

We’re just happy Arin got to meet Kanye West and Kim Kardashian the night before he was eliminated. But — what will Normani from Fifth Harmony do without her “friend thing”?

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Credit: IdolxMuzic on YouTube Photo: Watch Arin Ray Sing Enrique Iglesias's "Hero" on X Factor Live Shows Week 4, November 21, 2012 (VIDEO)