Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Final 16 of The X Factor Revealed

Following 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 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 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, 13 
Hometown: Maplewood, NJ

Keep up with Beatrice at:
     Twitter: @BeatriceMiller

Arin Ray, 17
Hometown: Cincinnati, OH

Keep up with Arin at:
     Twitter: @ArinRaySings

Carly Rose Sonenclar, 13
Hometown:  Westchester, NY

Keep up with Carly at:
     Twitter: @CarlyRoseMusic

Diamond White, 13
Hometown: Los Angeles, CA

Keep up with Diamond at:
     Twitter: @Diamondkwhite

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, 21
Hometown: Decatur, IL

Keep up with Cece at:
     Twitter: @CeCeMissXtotheO

Jennel Garcia, 18
Hometown: Rochester, MA

Keep up with Jennel at:
      Twitter: @JennelGarcia

Willie Jones, 18
Hometown:  Shreveport, LA

Keep up with Willie at:
     Twitter: @ThatKiddWill

Paige Thomas, 22
Hometown: San Antonio, TX

Keep up with Paige at:
     Twitter: @PaigeAva

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, 40
Hometown: Laquey, MO

Keep up with Vino at:
     Twitter: @VinoAlan

Jason Brock, 35
Hometown:  San Francisco, CA

Keep up with Jason at:
     Twitter: @jasonbroccoli

David Correy, 27
Description: cid:image021.png@01CDB15F.14F9FF30Hometown:  Riva, MD

Keep up with David at:
     Twitter: @davidcorrey

Tate Stevens, 37
Hometown: Raymore, MO

Keep up with Tate at:
     Twitter: @tatestevensctry

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

Keep up with the Emblem3 at:
     Twitter: @Emblemthree

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  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

Keep up with LYLAS at:
     Twitter: @weareLYLAS

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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

Keep up with Lyric 145 at:
     Twitter: @Lyric145

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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

Keep up with Sister C at:
     Twitter: @OfficialSisterC

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 votes from the public.  The next round of performers to go forward will be announced on Thursday, Nov. 8 (8:00-9:00 PM ET live/PT tape-delayed).

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