‘The X Factor’ USA: Post-show picks for Emblem3, Fifth Harmony, Tate Stevens

So what is going to happen on Thursday night’s “X Factor” USA results show? It may be Thanksgiving, but that does not mean we are going to see everyone in a celebratory mood one the official results come in. However, with that being said it’s possible that we could see almost as many tears during this results show as we did during the dramatic, overwrought, and at times even depressing show that aired Wednesday.

As for who are the most-likely picks to go home, it’s not really that much of a toss-up at this point. Based on everything from the performances last night to some of the voting history, we are able to at least make some reasonable calls as to where some of these contestants will place.

At the top – Tate Stevens went first on the night, so this, coupled with Carly Rose Sonenclar going last and delivering the performance of the show, will probably kick him out of the top spot for the first time all season long. With that being said, expect the country crooner to still be in the top four and remain a force the rest of the season.

Power to the groups – While Emblem3 is at risk of falling to maybe #6 or #7 after a low-key performance of “Secrets,” we’re willing to bet that they will still manage to avoid being sent home automatically or placed within the bottom two. Meanwhile, Fifth Harmony had a pretty good week, and should easily be in the top five along with Diamond White, Vino Alan, and the two singers mentioned above in Tate and Carly Rose.

In trouble – CeCe Frey is going to fall without the benefit of being the last singer to perform, but even wtih that she should be able to avoid being in huge danger thanks to the emotional story she told during the broadcast. Arin Ray is in our mind the unanimous choice to go home after singing an awkward love song dedicated to his brother, and we think the other bottom two will be between Paige Thomas (who was a sniveling mess during the show) and the easy-to-forget Beatrice Miller. They are all winners at this point in the competition and we’re not being cynical, but this is a time when you have to weed out some of the people with no real shot at winning.

Who do you think is in the most danger of leaving during Thursday’s double-elimination?

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