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[11/01/12 - 10:01 PM]
"The X Factor" Judges Reveal Top 12 Finalists
Voting begins following the first performance show of the season on Wednesday, November 7.

[via press release from FOX]

HOT FROM FOX...

"THE X FACTOR" JUDGES REVEAL TOP 12 FINALISTS

TOP 12 PERFORM LIVE FOR AMERICA'S VOTES WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 7 ON FOX

Live Results Announced Thursday, November 8

Tonight, the judges - Simon Cowell, Demi Lovato, L.A. Reid and Britney Spears - revealed the Top 12 finalists who will advance in the competition, and take the stage LIVE next week to perform for America's vote. At the beginning of the show, the judges picked two acts from each category to move on in the competition. Then, the remaining eight acts battled it out for the final four spots. After tough deliberations by the judges, the Top 12 finalists are: Teens - Beatrice Miller, Arin Ray and Carly Rose Sonenclar; Young Adults - CeCe Frey, Jennel Garcia and Paige Thomas; Over 25s - Vino Alan, Jason Brock and Tate Stevens; and Groups - 1432, Emblem3 and Lyric 145. At the end of the broadcast, Simon asked fans to help him rename 1432 by submitting group name ideas at www.TheXFactorUSA.com.

On Wednesday, Nov. 7 (8:00-10:00 PM ET live/PT tape-delayed), THE X FACTOR heats up as the Top 12 finalists, with the help of their mentors, take the stage once again. But this time, it will be up to America, as well as the judges, to decide who moves forward in the competition.

Immediately after the performance show, fans will be able to vote via 1) Verizon Touch Voting on The Xtra Factor App on Verizon Android devices; 2) toll-free calling; 3) text messaging for Verizon Wireless customers; and 4) online at TheXFactorUSA.com. Fans with valid Facebook accounts can also vote at Facebook.com/TheXFactorUSA.

Then, on Thursday, Nov. 8 (8:00-9:00 PM ET live/PT tape-delayed), tune in to the first LIVE results show of the season, as hosts Khloé Kardashian Odom and Mario Lopez reveal the results of America's votes and one finalist is eliminated from the competition.

THE TOP 12 FINALISTS ARE:

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

Beatrice Miller Age: 13 Hometown: Maplewood, NJ Click HERE to watch/share Beatrice's Top 16 performance Keep up with Beatrice at: Twitter: @BeatriceMiller Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/OfficialBeatriceMiller

Arin Ray Age: 17 Hometown: Cincinnati, OH Click HERE to watch/share Arin's Top 16 performance Keep up with Arin at: Twitter: @ArinRaySings Facebook: www.facebook.com/OfficialArinRay

Carly Rose Sonenclar Age: 13 Hometown: Westchester, NY Click HERE to watch/share Carly's Top 16 performance Keep up with Carly at: Twitter: @CarlyRoseMusic Facebook: www.facebook.com/carlyrosesonenclar

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

CeCe Frey Age: 21 Hometown: Decatur, IL Click HERE to watch/share Cece's Top 16 performance Keep up with CeCe at: Twitter: @CeCeMissXtotheO Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/TheCeCeOfficial

Jennel Garcia Age: 18 Hometown: Rochester, MA Click HERE to watch/share Jennel's Top 16 performance Keep up with Jennel at: Twitter: @JennelGarcia Facebook: www.facebook.com/jennelgarciamusic

Paige Thomas Age: 22 Hometown: San Antonio, TX Click HERE to watch/share Paige's Top 16 performance Keep up with Paige at: Twitter: @PaigeAva Facebook: www.facebook.com/ThePaigeThomas

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

Vino Alan Age: 40 Hometown: Laquey, MO Click HERE to watch/share Vino's Top 16 performance Keep up with Vino at: Twitter: @VinoAlan Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/vino.alan

Jason Brock Age: 35 Hometown: San Francisco, CA Click HERE to watch/share Jason's Top 16 performance Keep up with Jason at: Twitter: @jasonbroccoli Facebook: www.facebook.com/jasonbrockvocals

Tate Stevens Age: 37 Hometown: Raymore, MO Click HERE to watch/share Tate's Top 16 performance Keep up with Tate at: Twitter: @tatestevensctry Facebook: www.facebook.com/TateStevensofficialfanpage

The Groups that Simon Cowell is mentoring:

1432 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 Click HERE to watch/share 1432's Top 16 performance Keep up with 1432 at: Twitter: @1432 Facebook: www.facebook.com/1432official

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 Click HERE to watch/share Emblem3's Top 16 performance Keep up with the Emblem3 at: Twitter: @Emblemthree Facebook: www.facebook.com/EmblemThree

Lyric 145 Jemelle Joseph Age: 23 Hometown: Bay Shore, NY @mrmelee Julian Joseph Age: 19 Hometown: Bay Shore, NY @SirJewlz Lyric Da Queen Age: 23 Hometown: Atlanta, GA @lyricdaqueen Click HERE to watch/share Lyric 145's Top 16 performance Keep up with Lyric 145 at: Twitter: @Lyric145 Facebook: www.facebook.com/lyric145

The eliminated acts include Diamond White from the Teens category; Willie Jones from Young Adults; David Correy from Over 25s; and Sister C from the Groups.

FOX Super Perks is offering fans a chance to win a once-in-a-lifetime experience - a trip for two to Los Angeles to see the two-night season finale of THE X FACTOR when the next global superstar or breakout music group wins! Details can be found at: http://www.fox.com/thexfactor/superperks/.

No purchase necessary to enter or win THE X FACTOR Finale Sweepstakes. Open to legal residents of the 48 contiguous U.S. & D.C., 18 and older. Other restrictions apply. Sweepstakes begins on 11/1/12 and ends on 12/1/2012 at 11:59 PM ET. Void in AK, HI and where prohibited. Subject to Official Rules available at www.fox.com/superperks. Sponsor: Fox Broadcasting Company.

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.





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