‘The X Factor’ USA 2012 — CeCe Frey Survives, Draws Celebrity Criticism

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The latest X Factor USA results are in, and at least one famous viewer isn’t happy with what transpired on Thursday night.

Modern Family actress Sarah Hyland had some harsh words for CeCe Frey, Young Adults mentor Demi Lovato’s only remaining finalist, following the November 29 results show which saw the elimination of Paige Thomas and Vino Alan. She tweeted, “Expressing my feelings for the first time about xfactor. WHY?? I repeat WHY is CeCe Frey still on the show? Isn’t it a singing competition??”

Sarah elaborated on her comment shortly thereafter, adding a blunt, “I will give her props for this past weeks performance but compared to everyone else on the show? She should have been eliminated.”

Given what CeCe’s offered up to voters thus far, it’s hard to disagree with the sentiment. When she first appeared during the audition process, she was brash and unapologetic but amazingly talented. After Demi warned her that her rough edges might alienate viewers, she tried a softer approach. But somewhere along the way, she seemed to lose her identity along with the amazing vocal quality that bought her a spot on the live shows. Can she get it together? Further, does she have any chance at all of unseating the perennial top two: teen phenom Carly Rose Sonenclar and country crooner Tate Stevens?

For her part, CeCe tweeted her thanks to fans following the show, writing, “Warriors… Thank you for standing by me. I would be nothing without your support.. I appreciate you so much. #CeCeTribe”

The X Factor USA season 2 resumes December 5 on FOX with performances by the top 6.

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