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"THE X FACTOR" JUDGES REVEAL THE TOP 16 ACTS THAT ENTER "TRAINING CAMP" TO PREPARE FOR A SHOT IN THE BIG LEAGUE
TOP 16 ACTS PERFORM LIVE FOR THE FIRST TIME AND
JUDGES CHOOSE THE FINALISTS ON A SPECIAL NIGHT
TUESDAY, OCTOBER 29, ON FOX
Learn More About the Top 16 Acts at www.TheXFactorUSA.com
After the Four Chair Challenge round of THE X FACTOR, Simon Cowell, Demi Lovato, Kelly Rowland and Paulina Rubio each revealed the four acts in their categories that will continue in the competition and join them in the live shows. While THE X FACTOR takes a break, due to the MLB playoff games and the World Series, the Top 16 are off to a training camp of their own, where they will determine their song choices, work with stylists and go through intense rehearsals to ensure that they are in fighting form for their first live performances of the season. When THE X FACTOR returns on Tuesday, Oct. 29, the Top 16 semifinalists will perform live for the judges. Find out if their training has paid off and which acts are ready for the big league and which acts will strike out, when the judges announce the Season Three Top 12 finalists on Tuesday, Oct. 29 (8:00-10:00 PM ET live/PT tape-delayed) on FOX.
THE TOP 16 ACTS ARE:
GIRLS, MENTORED BY DEMI LOVATO
Khaya Cohen Age: 16
Hometown: New York, NY
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Danie Age: 16
Hometown: Northridge, CA
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Rion Paige Age: 13
Hometown: Jacksonville, FL
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Ellona Santiago Age: 17
Hometown: San Lorenzo, CA
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BOYS, MENTORED BY PAULINA RUBIO
Carlos Guevara Age: 16
Hometown: Lexington, SC
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Josh Levi Age: 15
Hometown: Houston, TX
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Carlito Olivero Age: 24
Hometown: Chicago, IL
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Tim Olstad Age: 24
Hometown: Winona, MN
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OVER 25s, MENTORED BY KELLY ROWLAND
Jeff Gutt Age: 37
Hometown: Detroit, MI
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James Kenney Age: 36
Hometown: Portland, OR
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Lillie McCloud Age: 54
Hometown: Orlando, FL
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Rachel Potter Age: 29
Hometown: Seminole, FL
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GROUPS, MENTORED BY SIMON COWELL
Alex & Sierra
Sierra Deaton Age: 22 Hometown: Orlando, FL
Alex Kinsey Age: 22 Hometown: New Smyrna Beach, FL
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Andrew Scholz Age: 19 Hometown: Summerville, SC
Colton Pack Age: 18 Hometown: Danese, WV
Zach Beeken Age: 18 Hometown: Indiana, PA
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Tenija Moton Age: 25 Hometown: Detroit, MI
Tiara Moton Age: 24 Hometown: Detroit, MI
Temperance Moton Age: 22 Hometown: Detroit, MI
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Millie Thrasher Age: 14 Hometown: Birmingham, AL
Summer Reign Age: 17 Hometown: Apple Valley, CA
Celine Polenghi Age: 16 Hometown: Miami, FL
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Here's what the judges had to say about their categories:
Demi Lovato (Girls): "The other judges need to watch out, because my category is so strong."
Paulina Rubio (Boys): "You should look out for my boys, because
going to kill it."
Kelly Rowland (Over 25s): "I definitely have the winner in this category."
Simon Cowell (Groups): "I got this real wave of excitement when I walked through and I saw them there."
The eliminated acts include Rylie Brown, Primrose Martin, Jamie Pineda, Bree Randall, Simone Torres and Ashly Williams from Girls; Isaiah Alston, Al Calderon, Chase Goehring, Stone Martin, Isaac Tauaefa and Timmy Thames from Boys; Jeffrey Brinkman, Victoria Carriger, Allison Davis, Kristine Mirelle, Lorie Moore and Denny Smith from Over 25s; and Forever In Your Mind, Girls United, Glamour, Good News, Wild Thingz and Yellow House Canyon from Groups.
THE X FACTOR continues on Thursday, Oct. 31 (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT) with the all-new "Meet the Top 12" episode.
On Wednesday, Nov. 6 (8:00-10:00 PM ET live/PT tape-delayed), the Top 12 finalists will perform for the judges and America's votes when the voting lines open immediately after the show. Find out who will be the first to be eliminated on Thursday, Nov. 7 (8:00-9:00 PM ET live/PT tape-delayed).
"The X Factor" format has created more global superstars, including One Direction, Leona Lewis, Little Mix, Cher Lloyd and Olly Murs, than any other singing competition television show. THE X FACTOR is now aired in 205 countries, and local versions of "The X Factor" are now commissioned in 45 territories.
THE X FACTOR was created by Syco Entertainment and is produced by Syco Entertainment 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 using #xfactor.
[EDITOR'S NOTE: On Wednesday, Oct. 16, Wednesday, Oct. 23 and Thursday, Oct. 24, THE X FACTOR is preempted, due to MLB post-season coverage, including the AMERICAN LEAGUE CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES and the WORLD SERIES. Additionally, encores of THE X FACTOR will air on Thursday, Oct. 17 and Wednesday, Oct. 30, due to potential MLB post-season coverage.]