'The X Factor' Judges Choose a Sweet 16

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October 23rd, 2012

via press release:







Top Finalists Named on Special LIVE Show Sunday, November 4


Learn More About the Top 16 at www.TheXFactorUSA.com


After tough deliberation in the “Judges’ Homes” round of THE X FACTOR, Simon Cowell, Demi Lovato, L.A. Reid, and Britney Spears each revealed the four acts in their categories that will continue in the competition. All 16 acts will perform on a special live two-and-a-half hour event, hosted by Khloé Kardashian Odom and Mario Lopez, on Thursday, Nov. 1 (8:00-10:30 PM ET live/PT tape-delayed).  THE X FACTOR live shows continue on a special night on Sunday, Nov. 4 (8:00-10:00 PM ET live/PT tape-delayed) with additional performances and the announcement of the Season Two finalists.




Teens (16 and under) whom Britney Spears is mentoring: 

“I had a really tough time picking my final four – all of my kids were incredibly talented,” said Spears. “But I do believe I have the winner, so watch out Simon!  You and your groups are going down!  My Teens and I have some surprises in store for you.”


Beatrice Miller                    Age: 13

Hometown: Maplewood, NJ


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Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/OfficialBeatriceMiller


Arin Ray                              Age: 17

Hometown: Cincinnati, OH


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Facebook: www.facebook.com/OfficialArinRay



Carly Rose Sonenclar          Age: 13

Hometown:  Westchester, NY


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Diamond White                     Age: 13

Hometown: Los Angeles, CA


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The Young Adults (17-24) whom Demi Lovato is mentoring:

“I am so excited that I have this group because I am SURE the winner is in my final four,” said Lovato. “I cannot wait to mentor them - they are amazing!!”


Cece Frey                              Age: 21

Hometown: Decatur, IL


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Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/TheCeCeOfficial


Jennel Garcia                        Age: 18

Hometown: Rochester, MA


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Twitter: @JennelGarcia

Facebook: www.facebook.com/jennelgarciamusic


Willie Jones                           Age: 18

Hometown:  Shreveport, LA


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Twitter: @ThatKiddWill

Facebook: www.facebook.com/officialwilliejones


Paige Thomas                       Age: 22

Hometown: San Antonio, TX


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Twitter: @PaigeAva

Facebook: www.facebook.com/ThePaigeThomas


The Over 25s whom L.A. Reid is mentoring: 


“Choosing my four acts was tough, but I feel good about the category I’m bringing with me to the live shows,” said Reid. “The Over 25s are definitely the ones to watch this season.”


Vino Alan                               Age: 40

Hometown: Laquey, MO


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Jason Brock                          Age: 35

Hometown:  San Francisco, CA


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Twitter: @jasonbroccoli

Facebook: www.facebook.com/jasonbrockvocals



David Correy                         Age: 27

Hometown:  Riva, MD


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Twitter: @davidcorrey

Facebook: www.facebook.com/DavidCorreyURR



Tate Stevens                         Age: 37

Hometown: Raymore, MO


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Facebook:  www.facebook.com/TateStevensofficialfanpage

The Groups that Simon Cowell is mentoring:  

“The groups are in a different league this year,” said Cowell. “I am feeling very confident and so are they. They have a great mentor and I have great artists.”




Drew Chadwick        Age: 20           Hometown: Huntington Beach, CA   @drewchadwickE3

Keaton Stromberg    Age: 16           Hometown: Huntington Beach, CA   @KeatonStromberg

Wesley Stromberg    Age: 18           Hometown: Huntington Beach, CA   @WesleyStromberg


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Twitter: @Emblemthree

Facebook: www.facebook.com/EmblemThree



Ally Brooke                           Age: 19           Hometown: San Antonio, TX     @AllyBrooke

Camila Cabello                     Age: 15           Hometown: Miami, FL                @camilacabello97      

Normani Hamilton                 Age: 16           Hometown: Houston, TX            @NormaniKordei

Dinah Jane Hansen              Age: 15           Hometown: Santa Ana, CA        @dinahjane97

Lauren Jauregui                    Age: 16           Hometown: Miami, FL                @LaurenJauregui


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Twitter: @weareLYLAS

Facebook: www.facebook.com/weareLYLAS


Lyric 145

Jemelle Joseph                       Age: 23           Hometown: Bay Shore, NY        @mrmelee

Julien Joseph                         Age: 19           Hometown: Bay Shore, NY        @SirJewlz

Lyric Da Queen                      Age: 23           Hometown: Atlanta, GA              @lyricdaqueen


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Sister C

Carli Rayne Manchaca         Age: 19           Hometown: Austin,TX           @CarliManchaca

Celbi Manchaca                    Age: 18           Hometown: Austin, TX          @CelbiManchaca

Cirby Ryan Manchaca         Age: 21           Hometown: Austin, TX          @CirbyManchaca


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Twitter: @OfficialSisterC

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The eliminated acts include Reed Deming and James Tanner from the Teens category; Jillian Jensen and Nick Youngerman from Young Adults; Daryl Black and Tara Simon from Over 25s; and Dope Crisis and Playback from Groups.


On Wednesday, Nov. 7 (8:00-10:00 PM ET live/PT tape-delayed), the top finalists will perform not only for the judges, but for America’s votes, when the voting lines open immediately after the show. Find out who will be the first to be eliminated by America’s votes on Thursday, Nov. 8(8:00-9:00 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 www.facebook.com/TheXFactorUSA. 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 (8:00-10:30 PM ET live/PT tape-delayed.]

  • ron

    i had all the finalist right! let hope they do great on live

  • Julie Bowen

    Britneys team will win.

    Demis team is useless. No Jillian. BOO.

    LA has already thrown his hands up.

    Its Brit & Simons year

  • MC

    I haven’t had rabbit ears TV or cable in years. I discovered your show via Facebook & Hulu. Do you have live streaming so I may also vote? (Perhaps, Hulu or your station may do it for you? They did it for the debates & convention. Even the newspapers did live streaming via Facebook & YouTube even.) Thanks!

  • Ryan

    Jillian should have been in Demi’s top pick. I have no clue what she was thinking.

  • Tyson

    MC, there is no legal live streaming. The debates and conventions are considered “public service.” By contrast, X Factor is a for-profit venture. There’s not enough money to be made streaming for someone without a TV to be worthwhile.

  • WoWza

    Live shows will be epic this year. Great TV.

  • forg

    Lyric is awesome!

  • JR

    There was something about Jillian that didn’t gel with me. Can’t out my finger on it, but I’m not totally shocked that Lovato didn’t select her.

  • Phil

    I wonder if this year’s winner will sustain a career like UK’s X-Factor’s 1D

  • Jason

    I’m sure Britney will have a field day with this team as will Demi. I guess LA decided on mostly guys on his over 25.

    If Lylas do great and win the show, Simon will have to juggle between them and One Direction as time goes along.

  • What happened?

    I still feel bad that The X Factor is eroding in the ratings… :(

    I’m a big fan of this show but it seems my beloved Britney can’t bring in some viewers to watch it.

    I still hope it will get better for the show. Its competition is slaying it in the ratings.

    I don’t know but I feel so depressed for the show. The ratiings are jus dismaying…. :( :( :(

  • tj

    To What Happened?: By Demi kicking Jillian out, I’d say XF’s ratings will go down even more. I know if they don’t use a wild card for her and bring her back, I’m just not really interested in watching a whole season of XF this year. I mean, if they can’t figure a way to get one of the very best singers into the live shows, then the show is a joke and not really worth wasting much time with. I say get Jillian back up there and let the audience decide if she should be there or not and let Demi deal with it!

  • tj

    But I suspect that this was the script all along–to create a bunch of drama by eliminating Jillian and then bring her back and voila! Ratings go up! After all, this is a “reality” show and there MUST be drama!

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