Paige performed much better this week--and so did CeCe. Paige had good reviews, which can cause voter complacency, while CeCe was attacked by the judges which can cause backlash from the voters. I concede that the voters rarely disagree with Simon, but this was the surprising exception to the rule. She performed towards the end of the show in a big production and did hold her own in it. Also, CeCe had outpolled Paige before, I think 2 weeks ago (Paige beat her last week). Neither was helped much by Demi and they haven't had a consistent theme or "story arc" to generate momentum and increasing interest/votes. (Paige as a single Mom and CeCe as the mean girl finding humility won't cut it.) They both are attractive and have strong voices, especially as seen in their Boot Camp singoff, but the fact is they aren't in the same league voicewise as Carley Rose (or Amaro). So they need other things for the audience to look for and enjoy watching and listening to them more than the others. Demi probably realized that but the makeovers and some of the staging with these girls were ridiculous. You can tell that CeCe is very inexperienced performing but there has been improvement, particularly last night. That, her draw and her underdog status with the judges, together with her better-practiced vocals with no obviously bad notes that I heard, carried CeCe over Paige. If CeCe went back to her original look and confident strutting she would do even better, I think, but it's too late to change again. The revival of her trademark spots helped some (I know I'm in the minority but they are memorable, generating notice). She looks great on camera, especially close up, but she'll have to be really strong next week to survive. Simon would have cut her, as he said for her to pack her bags. For a young Post Office clerk she's done pretty well to make the top 6.