'The X Factor' This Week: Special Guests, Special Nights, Special Double Elimination
'The X Factor' This Week: Special Guests, Special Nights, Special Double Elimination
Meghan Carlson
Meghan Carlson
Senior Writer, BuddyTV
To accommodate America's favorite turkey-themed holiday, The X Factor is moving this week, and bringing along two very special guests. Kelly Clarkson, Simon Cowell's original American Idol, and Bruno Mars will perform on Wednesday's live results show on FOX.

The X Factor top 9 acts will perform live on Tuesday, November 22, from 8 to 10pm in a special "Giving Thanks"-themed episode. We're assuming that means their songs will be chosen in the spirit of thankfulness. No word yet if Astro will be wearing a pilgrim hat as punishment for last week's little outburst.

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Then, on Wednesday (Thanksgiving Eve!), November 23 from 8 to 9pm, the finalists will reap the rewards of all that thankfulness with a shocking double elimination, with only seven acts remaining in the competition at the end of the hour. 

In between moments of suspense, tears and Steve Jones' attempts at humor, Kelly Clarkson will sing her single "What Doesn't Kill You (Stronger)" from her new album, and Grammy-winner Bruno Mars will perform "It Will Rain." Two fitting song titles for a double elimination night, don't you think?

The nine remaining X Factor acts are as follows:

Boys (mentored by L.A. Reid): Marcus Canty, Chris Rene, Astro

Girls (mentored by Simon Cowell): Rachel Crow, Drew, Melanie Amaro

Groups (mentored by Paula Abdul): Lakoda Rayne

Over 30s (mentored by Nicole Scherzinger): LeRoy Bell, Josh Krajcik

Who do you think is most at risk for Wednesday's double cut?

(Image courtesy of FOX)

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