Only 24 Acts Remain on 'The X Factor'

Categories: Network TV Press Releases

Written By

October 10th, 2012

via press release:







Remaining Acts Perform on “Judges’ Homes” Round Thursday, October 11;

Judges Make Final Category Selections Wednesday, October 17


First LIVE Performance Show Airs Thursday, November 1;

Followed by a Second LIVE episode on Sunday, November 4 on FOX


Learn More About the Top 24 at


The “Boot Camp” round of THE X FACTOR came to a dramatic conclusion tonight when the Top 24 acts were revealed. Then, the show’s producers informed the judges of the categories they will be mentoring for the rest of the season and which superstar guest would join each judge during the “Judges’ Homes” round of the competition. Simon Cowell, who will mentor Groups, was joined by Marc Anthony. Demi Lovato, set to mentor Young Adults (17-24), was paired up with Nick Jonas. L.A. Reid, who will mentor Over 25s (25 & up), was accompanied by Justin Bieber and talent manager Scooter Braun. Britney Spears, mentoring Teens (16 & under), was joined by


Simon Cowell will mentor the following six GROUPS:


Dope Crisis                                       

Eli Brown (age 30, from Philadelphia, PA)

Jesse Stearn (age 26, from Philadelphia, PA)



Drew Chadwick (age 20, from Huntington Beach, CA)      

Keaton Stromberg (age 16, from Huntington Beach, CA)

Wesley Stromberg (age 18, from Huntington Beach, CA)



            Ally Brooke (age 19, from Santa Ana, CA)

            Camila Cabello (age 15, from San Antonio, TX)

Normani Hamilton (age 16, from Miami, FL)

Dinah Jane Hansen (age 15, from Miami, FL)

Lauren Jauregui (age 16, from Court Pearland, TX)

Lyric 145 (One4Five & Lyric Da Queen)

            Julien Joseph (age 19, from Bay Shore, NY)

Jemelle Joseph (age 23, from Bay Shore, NY)

Lyric-Bianca Barnes (age 23, from Atlanta, GA)


            Austin Corini (age 17, from Gilroy, CA)

            Brandon Hassan (age 16, from Irving, TX)

Johnny Maxwell (age 16, from Castro Valley, CA)

Josh Metzler (age 16, from Gilbert, AZ)

Owen Stuart (age 17, from Charlotte, NC)


Sister C                                             

Carli Rayne Manchaca (age 21, from Cove, TX)

Celbi Manchaca (age 19, from Cove, TX)

Cirby Ryan Manchaca (age 18, from Cove, TX)



Demi Lovato will mentor the following six YOUNG ADULTS (17-24):

            Cece Frey (age 21, from Decatur, IL)

Jennel Garcia (age 18, from Rochester, MA)

Jillian Jensen (age 20, from Rochester, MA)

Willie Jones (age 18, from Shreveport, LA)

Paige Thomas (age 22, from San Antonio, TX)

Nick Youngerman (age 21, from Tipp City, OH)


L.A. Reid will mentor the following OVER 25s (25 & Up):

            Vino Alan (age 40, from Laquey, MO)

Daryl Black (age 38, from Elk Grove, CA)

Jason Brock (age 35, from San Francisco, CA)

David Correy (age 27, from Riva, MD)

Tara Simon (age 28, from Smyrna, GA)

Tate Stevens (age 37, from Raymore, MO)


Britney Spears will mentor the following six TEENS (16 & under):

            Reed Deming (age 13, from San Antonio, TX)

Beatrice Miller (age 13, from Maplewood, NJ)

Arin Ray (age 17, from Cincinnati, OH)

Carly Rose Sonenclar (age 13, from Mamaroneck, NY)

James Tanner (age 15, from Columbus, OH)

Diamond White (age 13, from Los Angeles, CA)


To learn more about each of the Top 24 acts, please visit for interviews, photos and additional information.


Tomorrow, Thursday, Oct. 11 (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT) the 24 acts that made it to the “Judges’ Homes” round will continue vying for their spot on the live shows. With everything on the line, the contestants will have to perform well enough to convince their judge and guest mentor that they deserve one of the coveted spots in each judge’s final category. Next week on Wednesday, Oct. 17 (8:00-10:00 PM ET/PT), the judges will each reveal which four acts continue and which two acts are eliminated.


After the “Judges’ Homes” round, THE X FACTOR returns with special LIVE episodes Thursday, Nov. 1 (8:00-10:00 PM ET live/PT tape-delayed) and on a special night Sunday, Nov. 4 (8:00-10:00 PM ET live /PT tape-delayed).


THE X FACTOR was created by Syco Television and is produced by Syco Television and FremantleMedia North America. Rob Wade and Nigel Hall are executive producers for Syco Television. Trish Kinane, Richard Holloway and Andrew Llinares serve as executive producers for FremantleMedia North America. “Like” THE X FACTOR on Facebook at Follow the series on Twitter @TheXFactorUSA and join the discussion at #xfactor.



[EDITOR’S NOTE 1: If FOX airs MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL – WORLD SERIES GAME #7, THE X FACTOR will be preempted on Thursday, Nov. 1 (8:00-10:00 PM ET live/PT tape-delayed.]

  • Matt

    As a watcher of both The Voice and the X Factor, while I can appreciate the format of The Voice allowing more of a showcase of better singers, I feel that The X Factor’s strength is that it allows more of a showcase of overall talent. Being a good performer who the audience can actually feel for is about more than just being a good singer, because that’s only a part of the package.

    And, I think the docu-format of these early episodes is kinda cool and helps to distinguish it even more from the other talent shows.

  • Melanie

    What’s the logic of not having Justin Bieber work with Brittany & the teens?

  • Lisa

    Nick was awful last night. How did he make it so far? And Tate has a generic country voice, so I’m not enthusiastic about him. Maybe I’ll change my mind about him when he sings tonight.

    I’m glad Simon is mentoring the groups, since I think that gives them their best chance to do well. Not that I expect a group to win this competition. That said, Lyric 145 impressed me last night. I think the boy Frankengroup should go home now. The girl Frankengroup was much better.

    I loved Jason’s audition, so I’m especially looking forward to seeing how he does tonight.

  • Jack S

    The logic is that Justin is signed to LA Reid’s label whilst Britney has worked a lot with

    Putting groups together seems the norm now but I’m glad they did it, all three are great, making the category really strong and they saved some good talent in the process.


    Honestly I am surprised at how good the talent is on X Factor this season. I thought the young adult category was okay. Honestly the groups category is much much improved. I know why they chose Simon for this considering he put One Direction together and they have been a huge smash. I loved the Lyla’s aka the new girl group there voices were stellar. Also loved the rap group. I even liked the country group of girls. I thought the groups last season were so awful so its really nice they picked good groups. Tonight we can see how the overs and the teens do. I am glad they way they did the categories this year.

© 2015 Tribune Digital Ventures