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Music 29 Oct 2012   »   by TheWhatItDo
Fox X Factor

Top Finalists Named on Special LIVE Show Sunday, November 4

Learn More About the Top 16 at

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 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


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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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

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

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).

“Like” THE X FACTOR on Facebook at Follow the series on Twitter @TheXFactorUSA and join the discussion at #xfactor.

*Press Release Provided By: Fox
*Photo and Video Provided By: Jeff Lipsky/Fox

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