The X Factor's top 12 sang live for viewer votes for the first time Wednesday, and if you ask Us Weekly, it sure was ladies' night.
Simon Cowell's contestants, including Rachel Crow, Drew and Melanie Amaro, along with Nicole Scherzinger's Over 30 standout Stacy Francis, swept the floor with L.A. Reid and Paula Abdul's singers, proving that the race for the $5 million prize is officially on.
"I didn't realize how good you were. You are seriously, seriously good," the girls' team mentor Cowell told Amaro after her haunting rendition of The Eagles' "Desperado." "Right now, you are the one to beat."
Giving the Florida singer a run for her money? Fourteen-year-old Drew, who went barefoot for a stripped down reworking of Nelly's "Just a Dream."
"I really enjoyed that performance," Drew told Us backstage after Wednesday's show. "It was florally, but not too earthy."
As the first X Factor contestant gets the boot Thursday, tell Us: Which girl earned your votes this week?