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[10/23/12 - 10:34 PM]
"The X Factor" Judges Choose a Sweet 16
All 16 acts will perform on a special live two-and-a-half hour event, airing Thursday, November 1.

[via press release from FOX]

HOT FROM FOX...

"THE X FACTOR" JUDGES CHOOSE A SWEET 16

TOP 16 ACTS MARK THEIR SPOT ON THE LIVE STAGE OF "THE X FACTOR" THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 1 ON FOX

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.

THE TOP 16 ACTS ARE:

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 Meet Beatrice Miller video Keep up with Beatrice at: Twitter: @BeatriceMiller Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/OfficialBeatriceMiller

Arin Ray Age: 17 Hometown: Cincinnati, OH Meet Arin Ray video Keep up with Arin at: Twitter: @ArinRaySings Facebook: www.facebook.com/OfficialArinRay

Carly Rose Sonenclar Age: 13 Hometown: Westchester, NY Meet Carly Rose Sonenclar video Keep up with Carly at: Twitter: @CarlyRoseMusic Facebook: www.facebook.com/carlyrosesonenclar

Diamond White Age: 13 Hometown: Los Angeles, CA Meet Diamond White video Keep up with Diamond at: Twitter: @Diamondkwhite Facebook: www.facebook.com/OfficialDiamondWhite

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 Meet Cece Frey video Keep up with Cece at: Twitter: @CeCeMissXtotheO Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/TheCeCeOfficial

Jennel Garcia Age: 18 Hometown: Rochester, MA Meet Jennel Garcia video Keep up with Jennel at: Twitter: @JennelGarcia Facebook: www.facebook.com/jennelgarciamusic

Willie Jones Age: 18 Hometown: Shreveport, LA Meet Willie Jones video Keep up with Willie at: Twitter: @ThatKiddWill Facebook: www.facebook.com/officialwilliejones

Paige Thomas Age: 22 Hometown: San Antonio, TX Meet Paige Thomas video Keep up with Paige at: 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 Meet Vino Alan video Keep up with Vino at: Twitter: @VinoAlan Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/vino.alan

Jason Brock Age: 35 Hometown: San Francisco, CA Meet Jason Brock video Keep up with Jason at: Twitter: @jasonbroccoli Facebook: www.facebook.com/jasonbrockvocals

David Correy Age: 27 Hometown: Riva, MD Meet David Correy video Keep up with David at: Twitter: @davidcorrey Facebook: www.facebook.com/DavidCorreyURR

Tate Stevens Age: 37 Hometown: Raymore, MO Meet Tate Stevens video Keep up with Tate at: Twitter: @tatestevensctry 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."

Emblem3 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 Meet Emblem 3 video Keep up with the Emblem3 at: Twitter: @Emblemthree Facebook: www.facebook.com/EmblemThree

LYLAS 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 Meet LYLAS video Keep up with LYLAS at: 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 Meet Lyric 145 video Keep up with Lyric 145 at: Twitter: @Lyric145 Facebook: www.facebook.com/lyric145

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 Meet Sister C video Keep up with Sister C at: Twitter: @OfficialSisterC Facebook: www.facebook.com/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 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: 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.]





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